Invite to Hospices of Hope party to celebrate Bagpuss’s birthday and the launch of appeal for the care of seriously ill children

The Otford-based charity, Hospices of Hope, is celebrating Bagpuss’s birthday tomorrow (Wednesday 12 February) with a party at the Vine Baptist Church in Sevenoaks – 7pm start.

Bagpuss is Hospices of Hope’s mascot and 12 February is the date that the first Bagpuss television show was broadcast in 1974. Emily Firmin (Emily in the TV programmes), Dan Postgate, Bagpuss and Lizzie Mouse will be at the event.

Hospices of Hope’s Project Manager, Liz Outten said: “We would love people to come along to help us celebrate Bagpuss’s birthday and to hear about the amazing work that the Bagpuss Children’s Hospice Wing is doing for children and young people with life limiting or terminal illness.”

The evening starts at 7pm. There is no charge for attendance but guests should register in advance through the charity’s website: hospicesofhope.co.uk/Event/bagpuss-launch-sevenoaks.

The Bagpuss creators, Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, gave the charity the right to use Bagpuss and his friends to raise funds for the charity’s Bagpuss Children’s Hospice Wing in Brasov, Romania.

The charity will be launching its Bagpuss Appeal at the event. The appeal will raise funds to cover the cost of the Bagpuss Children’s Hospice Wing for one year and help provide care for seriously ill children.  Hospices of Hope’s founder, Graham Perolls, will be talking about the pioneering hospice work in the Bagpuss Wing.

One of the young patients who will benefit from the Bagpuss Wing. PHOTO: Danni Beach

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