A Forget Me Not Week is being held from May 17-24 to raise awareness and funds at Halton Haven.

The hospice is encouraging people to go purple and have fun to raise vital cash.

Community fundraiser Michelle Gladman said: ‘We want everyone across Halton to get involved and support the hospice during our awareness week . We want this year’s Forget Me Not Week to be the most successful.

“We hope schools, nurseries and other supporters will help us turn Halton purple.”

Residents are invited to bake purple cakes and hold a coffee morning.

For more ideas, call the fundraising team on 01928 712728 or visit haltonhavenhospice.co.uk/forget-week-2014.

It costs £2.4 million to provide round-the-clock palliative care at the hospice in Barnfield Avenue, Murdishaw, Runcorn.

The charity receives limited statutory funding and has to raise £1.2m through donations and events.

There is no charge to patients using any of the services.