Local pub raises £2,300 for Wirral Hospice

A fundraiser held in aid of Wirral Hospice St John’s was a huge success thanks to a local pub that’s bursting with community spirit.

Staff from The Rock Villa Hotel in Birkenhead held a ‘Family Day’ in May, which offered comedy, activities, music and a raffle, raising a fantastic £2,300. The event was greatly supported by local customers who were very generous in wirral_hospice_rock_villa_2013their donations.

James McDonald, a customer of The Rock Villa who helped to organise the event, also took part in this year’s Chester Half Marathon to raise sponsorship in aid of Wirral Hospice. James said, “Staff and customers chose to support Wirral Hospice as it has cared for so many of our loved ones and helped their families through incredibly tough times. The Hospice cared for someone I held very dear to me and helped them to pass away with the dignity they deserved”.

Kerry Threadgill, Wirral Hospice’s Fundraising Co-ordinator, said “We are delighted to receive such a fantastic amount and are very grateful to all at The Rock Villa for their kindness, hard work and support. They are a great example of how important the Wirral community are, as without this support, we would not be able to raise the money needed to continue to provide our special care’.

Terrific tombola!

If you have ever attended a Wirral Hospice Christmas coffee morning or our annual Light Up a Life service, you will know that a tombola is not only fun but also a great way to raise funds for the Hospice. Whether it’s winning a prize or the thrill of a game of chance, the lure of a tombola is hard to resist!

Here at Wirral Hospice, our tombolas are stocked with items very generously donated by the Wirral community. However during busy periods, we can fall short of items to use as prizes and as a result, miss out on the opportunity of offering a tombola at an event. This is where we need your help!tombola

We are looking for unwanted items of good quality to use in a tombola at a number of forthcoming events, including the Festival of Transport (14th & 15th September), Port Sunlight Village Festival (20th & 21st September) and Wirral Hospice St John’s Hobby & Craft Fair (26th October).

All items are welcome and can include anything from shower gels and other unused cosmetics to soft toys in good condition, such as teddy bears.

The theme of the tombola at this year’s Hobby & Craft Fair is chocolate and wine, therefore any items of this nature would be very gratefully received for this event!

If you would like to donate items to be used in a tombola, please drop them into the Fundraising Office (located next to the Wirral Hospice Gift Shop on the Clatterbridge site). Please call the Fundraising Office on 0151 343 0778 or email Kerry at kerryt@wirralhospice.org if you have any questions or queries. Thank you!

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