Things are set to get colourful on Nottingham’s trams this Thursday (25 May) when NET joins in with Nottinghamshire Hospice’s Big Purple Party.
Tram drivers, travel officers and other NET staff will be pulling on their snazziest purple clothing to help show their support whilst raising awareness and funds for the charity.
Lucky customers will also be treated to the sounds of soprano singer, Lily Taylor-Ward, who will performing across the network during the day and collecting donations.
Stephanie Moss-Pearce, NET’s Assistant Marketing Manager, said: “Nottinghamshire Hospice provides invaluable support to patients and their loved ones in times of real need and we’re very proud to be offering our support.
“Whilst it’s all for a serious cause we hope the extra splash of colour and the possibility of hearing a live singer will help bring a smile to the faces of everyone who uses our network on Thursday.
“Customers wishing to make a donation to the hospice can drop by the NET Travel Centre on King Street which will be holding a collection box for the rest of the week.”
Elaine Hopkins, Community Fundraiser at Nottinghamshire Hospice commented: “Nottinghamshire Hospice is very grateful to NET for its support during our Big Purple week, helping us to raise some much needed funds. It will really make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families at what can be a very difficult time.
“We would be very grateful to any tram customers that can also assist by donating on the tram or at the NET Travel Centre.”
Nottinghamshire Hospice is a community-based palliative care centre which provides high quality care services to adults who have terminal and life-limiting illnesses, and their families and carers.
The Big Purple Party is a weeklong initiative to help raise funds so that the hospice can continue to offer its day therapy, hospice at home and bereavement support services free of charge.
For more information about Nottinghamshire Hospice, please visit www.nottshospice.org