PEOPLE across Barnsley are being encouraged to wear orange to help show their support for Hospice Care Week.

Hospice Care Week takes place from October 5 – 11 and aims to highlight the importance of hospices around the country.

Barnsley Hospice is wanting people across the borough to wear the hospice's iconic vivid orange colour to show support to the hospice and to help raise funds to continue providing care to those who need it.

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

“We also hope ‘Go Orange’ 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.

“Whether people don orange tutus and wigs or bright orange flowery tops or ties, the scheme 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.

Please tag @BarnsleyHospice #HospiceCareWeek #GoOrange.