Why I love being a #lottery canvasser for the Hospice

Left to right: Julia and Irene selling lottery tickets at our Light Up A Life event

Left to right: Julia and Irene selling lottery tickets at our Light Up A Life event

Julia has been one of Wirral Hospice St John’s lottery canvassing team for over four years and is seen regularly at venues and on doorsteps across the Wirral.

“Being a lottery canvasser is never dull and the variety of people and venues I visit are extremely welcoming and rewarding. In my role, I regularly speak to people who have experience of the Hospice and their comments are really motivating.

My role is to bring on board new members for the Hospice’s weekly lottery – a major source of income for the Hospice. Being part of the team that helps to fund the equivalent cost of 10 nurses makes me feel my lottery canvassing role is making a significant contribution to the Hospice’s incredible work.”

If you like to be out and about, enjoy speaking to people and have enthusiasm, energy, an outgoing personality and a sense of humour then come and join our team!

Download an application pack or call Ian Jones, our Lottery Manager, on 0151 334 0348 for an informal discussion about the role.

Wirral Hospice awarded £553k Dept of Health funding

wirral_hospice_doh_award_£500kWirral Hospice St John’s has been awarded £553,274 by the Dept of Health for much-needed redevelopment work of its old day care wing. The funding will allow the Hospice to turn the old single-storey building into a two-floor one, which will create extra space at the Hospice that will benefit its patients, families, staff, volunteers and other professionals across the Wirral.

The Dept of Health grant will go some way to realising our overall plans but completion of the project will also need significant investment from the Hospice itself – which is supported generously by donations from the Wirral community.

The award doesn’t affect the fact that is still costs in excess of £3million a year to provide care for our patients, some of which comes from NHS grants but the large majority is received from the general public who make donations, take part in events, play our weekly lottery and buy goods from our charity shops – to name just a few ways that people support our work.

Our building work on the daycare wing is set to start in the summer and aiming for it to be completed in the spring of 2014. Some disruption for staff and visitors is to be expected but building work will not impact on or compromise patient care.

Julie Gorry, Chief Executive, said “We are absolutely delighted to receive this funding, which will help us better support people from across the Wirral with life-limiting illnesses, as well as their families, friends and carers. It’s an exciting time at the Hospice given that it’s our 30th Anniversary; so this award is a fantastic start to what will be a very eventful year for us.”

Visit www.wirralhospice.org to find out more about the Hospice’s work.

Join Wirral’s Biggest Dog Walk at 9.30am on Sat 18 May 2013!

Wirral's Biggest Dog WalkOn Sat 18 May Wirral Hospice St John’s will host Wirral’s Biggest Dog Walk! This special event is perfect for dog lovers across Wirral to get together, socialise and help raise money for your local Hospice.

Registration is £5 per dog, with that you’ll receive a doggy goody bag and a sponsor form. You can personalise your sponsor form with a picture of your furry fundraiser and collect money from friends, family and colleagues. Following the walk we will display a photo collage in the Hospice of all the dogs that took part.

The walk starts from the events field of Wirral Country Park in Thurstaston at around 9.30am; we will head along the Wirral Way towards West Kirby, through Cubbins Green and down onto the beach heading back to the Park. In total the walk is approximately 4 miles long.

Stalls with pet friendly advice and goods for sale will be stationed before and after the walk, offering a great chance for everyone to get together.

Wirral's Biggest Dog WalkPlease note that participants (dogs and dog walkers!) should be in a reasonable state of health. All children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Dogs will need to be kept on a short leash and any mess cleared up. Owners are responsible for the behaviour of their dogs and organisers reserve the right to turn away any dangerous or anti–social dogs.

If you’d like to join us for our special walk then you can register online. For more information please contact the Fundraising team on 0151 343 0778 or email Hayley on hayley@wirralhospice.org

Wirral’s Biggest Dog Walk is kindly sponsored by:

This event is the perfect opportunity for you to show off your pooch’s money raising potential and should be an active, fun and enjoyable day for all. We look forward to you and your four legged friends joining us!

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