Get behind Wakefield Hospice Care Week

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Carers and nurses who look after the terminally-ill are raising awareness of their vital work.

The hundreds of workers and volunteers from Wakefield Hospice are also out fundraising as part of Hospice Care Week.

Last year the Aberford Road centre supported 600 families and raised more than £3.2 million thanks to the support from donations and events.

But the hospice needs people to continue supporting the work it does.

Volunteers have taken over a unit in the Ridings shopping centre, where they will remain until Saturday, and have an information stall at Trinity Walk until Friday.

On Friday there will also be a street collection and tombola in the city centre and Sandal Fundraising Group’s flower demonstration with Liz Bishop will take place at Brook House Social Club, on Barnsley Road.

BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration, singer Jane McDonald and city MP Mary Creagh have also written blogs supporting the hospice via www.wakefieldhospice.org