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Natwest Golf Day

Barrie Keeble of Natwest Commercial Banking in St Helens presenting a cheque to Willowbrook Hospice for £250. This fantastic amount was raised at a charity golf day and Willowbrook Hospice was chosen to benefit from the raffle donations. Thank you to Natwest and all those involved.


Lynn Jones Autumn Concert

 

Last friday evening Lynn Jones put on her annual concert to raise money for Willowbrook Hospice, this was the 4th time that Lynn has hosted the event. This years event raised £1,575.79 which is a fantastic amount. Lynn has now raised over £6,000 through her annual concert, which is an amazing achievement. we couldn't do what we do without the continued support of fundraisers like Lynn.

Lynn has already announced that she plans to put on a 5th concert next year, which is sure to be a fantastic occasion. 


Click to secure 3000 for Willowbrook Hospice

Lloyds bank are currently running their Community Fund Project, and Willowbrook Hospice has been selected as a 'Local good cause' to be supported.
The community fund will provide grants to support more than 1,300 local good causes in villages, towns and cities across England, Wales and the Isle of Man.


There are four good causes in each community area. The two causes with the most votes will each receive £3,000 and the other two, £300 each.
In order to secure £3000 for Willowbrook we need to get voting!

There are 3 easy ways to vote!

1.
All you need to do is click on the link below and enter your name and email address. You will then get an email with another link and once you click on that your vote has been submitted!

communityfund.lloydsbank.com/voting/cf_org_vote_search_results.asp

2.
Submit your vote by text message! Just text VOTE MZHA to 61119 (this will be charged at standard rate)

3.
You can also vote by visiting our local Lloyds branches (St. Helens and Earlestown)

Please vote, it will only take a few seconds!


Nationwide help with the big clean

A big thank you goes out to a team from the Nationwide Building Society for helping out with the big clean in our new warehouse. They are a group of Managers from all over Merseyside, plus their District Manager - Stephen Miller who cleaned, painted and brushed the new warehouse on a very, very hot July day.


Summer Beer Festival

Willowbrook Hospice and the Bier Palace are getting together for the very first Summer Beer Festival happening from the 26th July - 28th July. Its going to be a fantastic few days with over 20 real ales & cider on offer, we'll have the very best local foods on offer and also local bands showing of their musical talents. This brilliant event is all taking place at the Bier Palace on Westfield Street in St Helens town centre from 4pm - 10pm. So come down and enjoy a great couple of days supporting your local hospice.  


Roger Johnson Joins Willowbrook!

BBC North West Tonight news presenter Roger Johnson is now a Patron of Willowbrook Hospice.

Roger, who also presents BBC Breakfast on Sunday has been nominated for, and won, several Royal Television Society Awards and we know he will continue to be a success in his new role.

Before moving up north to take up his role at North West Tonight, Roger supported Naomi House Children’s Hospice in Winchester whilst working for BBC South, so he is well aware of how important hospice care is to a local community. We are delighted that Roger has agreed to help us to raise the profile of the good work that we do here at Willowbrook Hospice.

Welcome Roger and we look forward to working with you!


Hospice Receives Capital Grant from the Department of Health

Willowbrook has been awarded a grant of £663,000 from the Department of Health specifically to improve and extend the Inpatient facilities at the Hospice. We received the biggest share of the money available because St Helens and Knowsley are two areas of the greatest need – poorer areas where some people are not in great health and the chances of dying from cancer are higher than in other areas around the country.

However, Neil Wright, Chief Executive, stressed that although we have received this very welcome grant, it can only be used for building work. We still need the support of the local community, and donations and fundraising remain vital to maintain our day to day services for patients, carers and families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Hospice receives 1000 referrals a year and consistently runs at 95% occupancy, so consequently there is always a waiting list. The additional single rooms being built from the grant, will provide more dignified and private care for people who are terminally ill or in need of specialist care.

It still costs £6,000 per day to run our services – so every single penny raised and donated by the local community helps someone to be cared for at Willowbrook.


635 Years of Great Volunteering

Each year we have a special evening to thank our volunteers for their loyalty. 

The evening last November was particularly special as we presented long service awards to volunteers who helped to raise money to build the Hospice and lay the foundation for the success of the Hospice over the last 15 years. Dame Lorna Muirhead, Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside and Patron of Willowbrook Hospice, presented 20 years’ service awards, as well as awards for 5, 10 and 15 years’ service. It is truly amazing that we have volunteers who have been with us for 20 years, who built the Hospice with their fundraising and who have seen it grow to the great place that it is today. Thank you to every volunteer who offers their time for caring.


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