What does it mean to win #itsaknockout? Jeff Burgess tell us #winner

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With this year’s It’s A Knockout fast approaching (Sun 9 July 2017) we spoke with Jeff Burgess, team captain of last year’s winning team ‘Din’s Dynamos’, to get his thoughts on our ridiculously fun fundraising event!

Why did you choose to take part in It’s A Knockout 2016?
My wife Denise was cared for and passed away at Wirral Hospice St John’s so it will always be a special place to myself and my family. It’s A Knockout was the perfect event for us to all come together as a family and raise some money for the wonderful place and people that cared for Denise. The fun nature of It’s A Knockout is exactly what she was about and she would have been there in spirit laughing and cheering us on.

You all raised a brilliant £920, how did your team go about fundraising your sponsorship?
We made a team JustGiving page then shared it with all our friends and family through our social media accounts. We also received paper sponsor forms from the Hospice which we took in to our workplaces. We were overwhelmed at how supportive everyone was and had exceeded the minimum sponsorship in no time.

What was your favourite part of the day?
The highlight for me was the Jungle River, it was hysterical seeing people flying through the foam and scrambling to get up the slippery slope. Oh and winning, of course!

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How did it feel to be crowned winners?
Absolutely amazing! It was a real sense of achievement for us all knowing that we had come together as a family for Denise and won it for her. We were all a bit emotional to tell you the truth.

What would you say to other teams considering taking part this year?
Go for it! It’s brilliant fun and will have you laughing from start to finish, foam and bouncy inflatables – what’s not to love!! You don’t need to be super fit for this one, just willing to give it a go and a sense of humour is a must! It really is a great day and knowing you are raising money for such an excellent local cause whilst having fun at the same time means everyone is a winner!

To find out how you can sign up a team to this year’s It’s A Knockout competition, please call our fundraising office on 0151 343 0778 or email fundraising@wirralhospice.org with your contact details.

 

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Your rubbish can help us flourish by turning trash into cash #recycling #mobilephones #money #jewellery

I know when tidying I find old items that seem a waste to throw away, would be unsellable by a charity and are no longer of any use to me (early signs of hoarding…?).  I come across odd earrings; broken necklaces; old jewellery; old phones; coins and notes from various countries and so on.  Before I was unsure what to do with them (and they went into a box to think about later), but now I can take them into the office and pop them into our recycling box here in fundraising, safe in the knowledge that they are going to a good cause.

Here at Wirral Hospice St John’s we are able to raise money through recycling an ever increasing amount of unwanted items. We are looking to raise more money than ever before through our new recycling boxes which can be found at the Hospice and at any of our charity shops.

 

So when you’ve had a tidy you can now donate:

  •  Jewellery – gold, silver, costume jewellery, watches, broken and damaged items, like odd earrings or snapped chains.
  •  Unwanted currency – old and new, UK and foreign banknotes and coins, including all pre Euro notes that are now worthless to the public.
  • Gadgets – mobile phones, iPods, laptops, sat navs, games consoles, games, tablets, cameras and video cameras – even if these are old and damaged.

If you would like to help us recycle more than ever before then please pop into one of our local charity shops or into the Hospice and pop your jewellery, unwanted currency and gadgets into one our recycling boxes!

Our shops can be found here:

Claughton: 64 Upton Road, Claughton CH41 0DH
Heswall: 254 Telegraph Road, Heswall CH60 7SG
Liscard (bookshop): 18 Seaview Road, Liscard CH45 4LA
Moreton: 268 Hoylake Road, Moreton CH46 6AF
New Brighton: 118 Victoria Road, New Brighton CH45 2JF
West Kirby: 12 Banks Road, West Kirby CH48 4HB

 Author: Jacinta Warwick

Use one of our car boot plots to earn yourself some cash! Sun 3 Mar, 10-1 Hospice car park.

wirral_hospice_car_bootWirral Hospice St John’s car boot sale plots are selling up fast. At only £10 per car we can see why! It’s a great chance to have a good clearout and spring clean of your home and garage and earn yourself some cash in the process.

Call Kerry or Hayley on 0151 343 0778 to book your space for Sun 3 Mar, being held in the Hospice car park from 10am-1pm.

Even if you don’t have items to sell, it’ll be well worth visiting us on the day. It’s free entry and there’ll be antiques, games, toys, clothes, ornaments and other bric-a-brac, furniture, CDs and undoubtedly some random items that you might not find elsewhere. All for utter bargain prices!

Don’t delay, get in touch today!

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