Wirral Hospice supporter prepares for London

One race isn’t enough for Marc Roberts – he’s now secured a place in the Virgin London Marathon. His various challenges have included the Wirral Half marc_roberts_halfords - CopyMarathon and with cousin James Murphy and friend Thomas Munro, did a stint on the static bike and rode 150 miles in Halfords, Bromborough.

“From the very first moment I decided to run the London Marathon, there was only ever one charity that stood out to me and one that is so close to my heart. Wirral Hospice cared for my late ‘Nan Dolly’ and my wife’s ‘Grandad Ray’. Raising money and running the marathon is the very least I can do to show our appreciation to such a wonderful charity”.

From now until the marathon, which takes place April 2014, Marc has plans for more challenges to continue to raise money for Wirral Hospice.

“We should all be so proud to have such a fantastic Hospice right on our doorstep”.

Visit Marc’s Just Giving page to see his progress – http://www.justgiving.com/MarcRoberts25

[Image: Marc (central) with James, Thomas and work colleagues at Halfords, Bromborough].

Hobby & Craft Fair raises £2,200 for Wirral Hospice

Building upon the success of last year, this year’s event saw the opening hours doubled, an increased number of stallholders and the added delight of bacon butties to fuel all in attendance! SAM_0480 - CopyHundreds of visitors poured through Heswall Hall doors on Saturday 26th October for the second Wirral Hospice St John’s Hobby & Craft Fair.

The event was packed with local businesses, groups and hobby enthusiasts – all demonstrating fantastic talent and skill. Visitors had a wide variety of craft to browse, from woodwork, engraving and photography to cake making, jewellery and embroidery.

Stalls selling refreshments, homemade jams, homemade craft items and gift shop goods all raised money for Wirral Hospice, with a chocolate tombola ticking all the boxes for those with a sweet tooth.

Fundraising Co-ordinator Kerry Threadgill reflects on the success of the event saying, “it was an absolute pleasure to host another Hobby & Craft Fair. A fantastic £2,200 was raised, which is reflective of the generosity and hard work put in by so many amazing volunteers. A huge thank you to all involved!”

[Image: Wirral Hospice volunteer Pat Jones enjoys the fair].

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