A HOSPICE in Halton is encouraging people to take part in its  annual fundraiser ahead of its 40th anniversary.

Halton Haven Hospice is inviting people to host fundraising events as part of its Forget Me Not Appeal.

The hospice, which is on Barnfield Avenue, provides specialist care, for free, to people living with end of life or life-limiting conditions.

It costs around £2.6million a year to keep the hospice running, and this year the charity is asking people to ‘Go Neon’ for its ruby anniversary.

The theme will be inspired by the 80s, due to the fact the hospice was founded in 1984.

Those who want to fundraise for the hospice are encouraged to host bake sales, dye their hair, host a pub quiz, or even brave the shave.

“Who doesn’t love an 80s theme,” said Tina Gill, fundraising manager at Halton Haven Hospice.

“Halton Haven Hospice was founded in 1984, a time when fearless fashion, iconic movies, and infectious tunes were everything.

“We are reaching out to our amazing community in the hope that they will get involved with the Forget Me Not Appeal and think up some creative ideas to help raise much needed funds for our beloved Haven.”

Runcorn and Widnes World: The hospice will also be selling exclusive red roses for £26The hospice will also be selling exclusive red roses for £26 (Image: Halton Haven Hospice)

As part of the appeal, the Mersey Gateway bridge will be lit purple on Saturday, June 1 as an ode to the hospice.

People can also donate to the hospice via text, by sending FORGETMENOT to 70450, which will donate £5.

Forget-me-not pin badges are also available to purchase in the hospice’s reception, the Halton Haven shop in Widnes and at various businesses across the area.

The hospice will also be selling exclusive stainless steel Ruby Roses for supporters to purchase for £26, which can be found here.