BARNSLEY Hospice is urging people across the borough to wear something orange in support of Hospice Care Week this year.

The ‘Go Orange’ campaign encourages people to don a bright orange item of clothing and make a donation to the cash-strapped hospice following the lockdown.

Sam Silverwood, fundraising manager, said: “We would really love as many people as possible to organise a day to come together and ‘Go Orange’ this year.

“After so much fundraising was severely affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, we’d appreciate every £1 dropped into a pot at a school or a workplace.

“We also hope it will give people an opportunity to brighten up one day during Hospice Care Week and bring a smile to each other’s faces after a challenging few months.”

Hospice Care Week is organised by Hospice UK and aims to celebrate the work of more than 200 hospices across the country.

Sam added: “Whether people don orange tutus and wigs or bright orange flowery tops or ties, ‘Go Orange’ is an opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of the hospice’s highly-valued work, as well as raise funds.”

The hospice is asking people to share images of their ‘Go Orange’ day on social media.

Hospice Care Week runs from October 5 until October 11.