Just The Ticket!!

There was added excitement in the air for the weekly Hospice Lottery draw on Friday the 19th October. Not only was the weekly £2000 winner to be decided but one lucky person was about to become the winner of a staggering £10,000.

Each week the lottery has one guaranteed £2000 jackpot winner and a second prize of £500 which if not won rolls over to the next week. Once that rollover prize hits £10,000 it must be won.

The lucky winner of our biggest possible jackpot was a Mr G Smith of Wallasey. When informed of his win, ‘Mr S’ was shocked but delighted. Mr G Smith purchased a single ticket from our kiosk at the Asda supermarket in Liscard.

Mr G Smith is the third £10,000 jackpot winner this year! Why not join our lottery today and you too could be a lucky winner and help support the fantastic work that goes on at Wirral Hospice St Johns.

To contact our Lottery team please phone 0151 334 0348.

Hobby & Craft Fair – Heswall

Saturday 6th October saw bargain hunters and craft lovers alike flocking to Heswall Hall for the first Hobby and Craft Fair in support of Wirral Hospice St John’s. With an aim to not only provide visitors with a place to buy goods for craft making, our wonderful stallholders were present to offer support and advice to budding crafters, itching to learn a new hobby.

Stalls from jewellery making to cake baking, wicker caning to wood crafting and of course the ever popular chocolate tombola kept the crowds coming with over 230 visitors through the door.

With a full hall and a wide variety of stalls and crafters the Hospice Hobby and Craft Fair was a huge success. The total amount raised through this event was over £1,400, which will go towards the excellent patient care provided at Wirral Hospice St John’s.

We met some lovely people and couldn’t resist making some purchases of our own. A big thank you to all who came to support us, to our lovely volunteers for making crafty items to sell on our Hospice stalls and to those who generously donated items to our tombola!

Hospice Care Week (8-14 Oct 2012)

Wirral Hospice St John’s will proudly be taking action during Hospice Care Week to help raise the profile of Hospice care. We invite you to take part in our short and anonymous survey about Hospice care.

As part of the Help the Hospices campaign, we are joining forces with more than 100 Hospices around the UK to highlight how Hospices reach out to support their local communities – and in our case specifically, the Wirral community.

Julie Gorry, Wirral Hospice’s Chief Executive, said: “It’s so important to us to be out there in the local community during Hospice Care Week. We are very grateful to all of our supporters and volunteers for making Wirral Hospice St John’s such a wonderful place to be. What’s crucial though is that we continue to make sure people know what patient care is available to them and how they can be looked after by our Hospice if it was ever needed.”

Across the week, staff and volunteers from Wirral Hospice St John’s will be out and about in the local community. These are some of the key locations we’ll be at:

  • Tue 9 Oct – Asda Birkenhead
  • Wed 10 Oct – St Catherine’s hospital
  • Thu 11 Oct – Asda Liscard
  • Fri 12 Oct – Asda Woodchurch
  • Sat 13 Oct – Marquee outside Wirral Hospice St John’s Heswall shop
  • Sat 13 Oct – Japan Day, Birkenhead library
  • Sun 14 Oct – Liverpool Marathon, water point at mile 11

Wirral Hospice St John’s has a team of 20 runners taking part in the Liverpool Marathon. There are also five runners taking part in the 10km leg of the route on the same day, including local MP Alison McGovern and two of her colleagues.

Alison said: “Wirral Hospice St John’s does a fantastic job and having recently visited the Hospice, I can really see the difference they make in looking after people when they really need that kind of specialist care. My team and I are very proud to be taking part in the 10km Liverpool on their behalf.”

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