‘Locked Up’ For Wirral Hospice #hospiceheroes

James-Morgan_0On Saturday 22nd August, Wirral Royal Mail employee James Morgan will be taking part in a unique fundraising event in Liverpool to raise funds for Wirral Hospice.

James shares, “Over the last couple of years I have been involved in a number of charity events, however this year I decided to get involved in something really different and unique”.

From 10am-5pm, James will be getting ‘locked up’ in an old police cell in St George’s Hall.

“It will make a lot of people laugh to see me ‘locked up’ in a cell – even if it is for only seven hours!”

James has made it clear that this event will be a one-off. “Not many places are open to the idea of ‘locking up’ a member of the public due to health and safety regulations, however St George’s Hall have allowed me to use an old cell beneath the old Assizes Court as a one-off, that won’t compromise any regulations. It’s a special event that won’t happen again. It’s exciting!”

James has chosen to take part in the challenge in memory of his Mum who sadly passed away four years ago from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

“I’m taking on the challenge in memory of my lovely Mum, but also to support the work of Wirral Hospice St John’s. The staff at the Hospice do such an amazing and important job within our community – caring for patients with such kindness and supporting families during distressing times.

I want to help out in a small way so I will have a couple of collection buckets at St Georges Hall on Saturday for any donations passers by would like to make in support of Wirral Hospice”.

To show your support, stop by and say hello to James, who will be wearing a variety of different outfits throughout the day, including typical orange prison clothing and a straightjacket.

Read more about Stephen’s challenge via his online fundraising page –



Would your family like to help us with #LightUpALife #LUAL this year?

DSC_0423-2Wirral Hospice St John’s Light Up A Life is quite a few months away yet but we are inviting families to come forward if they might like to help us with this year’s campaign. We know how special our lights are to so many of our supporters in remembering and celebrating loved ones, and we are very grateful for the incredible support we get at this time of year.

If you would be happy to share why you take part in Light Up A Life, we think that it would be lovely for other supporters to read about your stories if we were able to share them on our facebook page and on twitter in the months leading up to when the lights are officially switched on (this year’s switch-on will be at 5.30pm on Sunday 6 December).

Our local newspaper, the Wirral Globe, is very supportive of Light Up A Life so it would be lovely to also share some of your stories with them too if you’d be happy for us to do that.

We appreciate that Light Up A Life can be a very emotional time so this is to reassure people that we are not looking to exploit people’s grief; we only want to share stories where people are happy for that to be the case and where they feel strong enough to do so.

If you would like to help us in some way or find out what information may be needed before you decide if you’d like to help, please can you contact Teresa Nightingale on 0151 343 0778 (Fundraising office is open Mon to Fri 9am-5pm) or email teresan@wirralhospice.org with your contact details and a good day/time to be called. We look forward to hearing from some of you and learning more about why Light Up A Life means so much to you and your family.

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