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Date: 06/03/2018

Kidderminster based charity KEMP Hospice are on the hunt for Wyre Forest residents who can take on the challenge of becoming a KEMP Community Champion.

KEMP Hospice provides free of charge services for people, and their loved ones, who are dealing with a life limiting illness or bereavement. The Hospice relies almost entirely on voluntary donations, and the support of the local community is crucial in ensuring that their skilled clinical and family support teams can continue to serve the people of the in the Wyre Forest. 
A KEMP Community Champion is someone that could be an ambassador for the charity and would work with other volunteers in their community to arrange fundraising for KEMP and to champion the work that they do. Working together with other Champions, or within a voluntary group they would be people in the community who can rally people around a cause and be able to set up a fundraising volunteer group.
Community Fundraiser at KEMP Hospice, Elisabeth Smith said: “I started out as a volunteer at KEMP Hospice because I saw what a great impact KEMP has on the people who need bereavement support or the incredible clinical care they provide for people with life-limiting illnesses, and I wanted to help raise money so that work could continue. Now I want to find and support people, especially in the Bewdley, Stourport and outskirts of Kidderminster areas that can help KEMP carry on their amazing work. KEMP Hospice celebrate their 50th anniversary next year, and this year marks the fifth anniversary of their children’s bereavement service called ‘KEMP for Kids’ as well…it costs over £1,000,000 a year to provide a full range of care services and I hope to find people in the community that can help me fundraise for KEMP.”
Elisabeth said that there were many ways that people could help, “A KEMP Community Champion would be somebody that has a real ‘get up and go’ attitude, someone that has a ‘can do’ mentality and be able to bring people together to create a fundraising volunteer group whilst being supported by KEMP. These groups could create quiz nights or organise coffee mornings and car boot sales in aid of KEMP or they could go out collecting money together with collection boxes at local supermarkets. How they would like to work as a group is entirely up to them, I just need to find people, our Champions that can set the ball rolling. KEMP Hospice is such a fun place to be, despite the difficulties many people who need us face. People wrongly assume that a hospice is a somber, depressing place but in our Day Hospice there isn’t a day that goes by where people aren’t smiling and laughing. It would be great for communities to come together, to do something positive, to work together and have fun at the same time and maybe make new friends. I want our Community Champions to be people who can see the great work being done here and can spread that message throughout the Wyre Forest.”
Anyone wishing to be a KEMP Community Champion can contact Elisabeth on  01562 756066 or emailing KEMP Community Champions need to be able to volunteer for approximately 4/5 hours every two weeks and be able to organise local people to join a KEMP Volunteer Fundraising group. Groups can be any number of people who are able to get together, plan events or collections that will raise vital funds for KEMP Hospice who will provide fundraising support.
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