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St Barnabas House has launched its popular ‘Sugar-free for St B’ fundraiser for the second year running.
Supporters are being encouraged to challenge themselves to a healthy start to the New Year, whilst raising sponsorship money for local hospice care at the same time.
Whether you ban the biscuit tin at work, swap fizzy drinks for water or stop taking sugar in your tea, Sugar-free for St B is a great way to make some healthier trade-offs during the months of January and February.
Jo Bacon, Community Fundraising Officer at St Barnabas House, has been organising the campaign and also plans to take part. Jo said: “We all know what it’s like this time of year when most of us have indulged in a few too many sweets and chocolates over the festive break.
“There are many major health benefits to reducing your sugar intake. Supporters can chose to give up sugar – or any vice they fancy – for a week, a month or even longer.
“Ask your friends to sponsor you and help us to provide vital hospice care. A donation of £148 would be enough to provide a whole day of care for a patient in their own home, allowing their carer to benefit from some much needed respite after the busy festive period.”
In January 2017, Karen, 56, from Hove, challenged herself to cut out alcohol as part of Sugar-free for St B. With the support of friends, family and colleagues, she raised an incredible fundraising total of £1,405.
Karen said: “I don’t eat a lot of sugar in my diet, but I had become increasingly aware of the amount of sugar in alcohol. Giving up was tough, but with the support of friends, family and colleagues, I was so pleased at how much I raised. I know from personal experience how important hospices are to local communities, so to give something back felt really good.”
Up for the challenge? Register and download your sponsorship form at www.stbh.org.uk/sugar-free
Alternatively, you can talk to a member of the St Barnabas House Fundraising Team by calling 01903 254777or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org