Time for the Wight to turn yellow

By Ross Findon

Friday, July 11, 2014

 

Time for the Wight to turn yellow

Catherine Kidd, of Specsavers, gets int the Go Yellow spirit in 2013, with a face full of custard. Picture by Robin Crossley.

MORE than a week of fundraising begins on the Isle of Wight today (Friday) in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice as part of its Go Yellow initiative.

Building on the success of Go Yellow Day in previous years, the hospice has launched a nine-day Go Yellow initiative, culminating with a special Go Yellow Garden Party on Sunday, July 20, at Barton Manor.

In a letter in today’s Isle of Wight County Press, hospice chief executive Jo Blackburn said: "Our Go Yellow initiative starts today and we want all Islanders to get involved by dressing in yellow, eating something yellow, selling something yellow or decorating their classroom, shop business, or home windows in yellow, to support patient care at the hospice.

"The week culminates in our Go Yellow garden party at Barton Manor, when Vocal Performance Academy will be offering a workshop to those who would like to sing in a Les Miserables medley."

Entry to the garden party is £4 for adults and free for children aged 14 and under.

Go Yellow events include:

July 18 and 19

Open Studios at the John Cheverton Centre, with painting, drawing, ceramics and wood carving by patients and volunteers.

From 10am to 3pm. Free parking.

July 19

Go Yellow Day at the Needles Park

Meet the mystery VIPs and get a picture. Enjoy a 4D interactive screening of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

July 20

Barton Manor Go Yellow Garden Party with live music, children’s entertainment by Dazzle and Fizz and the chance to join a medley performance of songs from Les Miserables with Vocal Performance Academy.

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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