Local hairdresser Kirstie Mepham has raised a whopping £761 for local charity Willowbrook Hospice after serving up a treat at a fundraising coffee morning at St Mary’s Church Hall, Knowsley Village.

Kirstie, 23, from Knowsley Village, first decided to hold a Willowbrook coffee morning last September in memory of her nan, Rose Levens, who was cared for at the Prescot based hospice before losing her brave battle against lung cancer in August 2015. Kirstie was so overwhelmed by the 'amazing response' that she decided to do it again this year in the hope of raising more money for the charity.

Kirstie said “The staff at Willowbrook were amazing with my nannie and nothing was ever too much trouble for them. When I found out how much it costs to run the hospice and how much they need to raise each year, I knew I had to do something to help. It’s only when you’re there that you realise how special places like Willowbrook are.”

“I really enjoy organising the coffee mornings and it’s a great way of bringing people together to raise money for Willowbrook. I know my nannie would be really proud that I’m doing my bit to help the hospice to continue to care and support other local people.”

Nicky Saunders, Head of Fundraising at Willowbrook said: “We’re extremely grateful to Kirstie and know how much Willowbrook means to her and the rest of her family. It costs around £4 million each year to run the hospice and it’s thanks to people like her who give their time and effort to raise funds for us that we can continue to do what we do in supporting local people who are facing a life limiting illness.” 

Anyone interested in organising a coffee morning, afternoon tea party or a get together can either visit www.willowbrook.org.uk ring 01744 453798 or email: events@willowbrookhospice.org.uk for more information.