Wirral Hospice proudly supports #HospiceCareWeek

13027 HCW sticker BLUE_whiteHospice Care Week, which began today, aims to show everyone what exactly ‘Hospice care’ means.  Wirral’s own Hospice, Wirral Hospice St John’s, is inviting Wirral residents to take an active part in the week by launching a full programme of activities.

Come and find out about the work carried out by Wirral Hospice by dropping into The Hub café, which is right in the heart of the Hospice on Monday 6 and Wednesday 8 October between 1.30 and 3pm.

The Hospice’s brand new Information Point will be opening its doors for the first time, so visitors can see how the Hospice aims to help not just patients, but also their families and carers too. Staffed by volunteers, the Information Point will help people to see what help is available to them, from helping them access the matrix of professional care to finding out where the nearest B&Bs and hotels are.

 

Local businesses are invited into Wirral Hospice on Friday 10 October in order to see the work of the Hospice and also to see how invaluable their support is to its running. Please contact Michelle Talgam, Fundraising Development Manager on 0151 343 0778 or at michellet@wirralhospice.org if you would like to be added to the guest list.

As part of the Hospice’s Families Matter Appeal, pupils from Wirral Grammar will be sharing thoughts on what it’s like to be aged 17 with patients and staff, and seeing if the challenges they face now are very different to generations who have gone before them.

Young children are also included, with the launch of a primary school art competition.

During the week, Wirral Hospice will also have a presence at The Light cinema, in New Brighton.

“We hope that everyone on the Wirral will be touched in some way with the projects the Hospice is running during Hospice Care Week,” said Teresa Nightingale, Head of Fundraising. “We look forward to seeing people and helping them to find out more about our special work.”

For further information, please contact Wirral Hospice’s main reception on 0151 334 2778.

Author: Liz Rice, Hospice Volunteer

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Meet our models #4: Teresa Moss #hospice #fashion #show

wirral_hospice_fashion_show_teresa_kate_mossOur fourth Hospice Supermodel to share her thoughts about Friday’s fashion show is Teresa Nightingale – Head of Fundraising who can’t wait to get out there onto the catwalk.

What are you most looking forward to on the night?

I’m really looking forward to falling over in front of all those people… it’s going to be amazing… really.

Do you know what you are going to be wearing?

No idea, the descriptions I have heard have already terrified me

Our models are all members of hospice staff – who do you think is your greatest competition?

If I’m honest, all of them, they are all at least 3 ½ feet taller than me.

What are you most nervous about?

I’m really nervous about not walking in time to the music, it will be so cringy if I am out of sync.

How are you preparing for the night?

I will be staying up until 3am the night before, just like all real supermodels do.

What music are you hoping will play when you debut on the catwalk?

I don’t know about what I hope they’ll play – it just better not be ‘Nelly the Elephant’!

What are you demanding for your dressing room?

Nando’s and some hunky male models – how else am I supposed to get ready?

Have you perfected your autograph yet? You are going to need it!

Of course I have, can’t be signing peoples t-shirts, autograph books etc. with a rubbish signature!

Finally what do you think of the likeness that has been drawn between yourself and Kate Moss?

I taught her all I know and that’s all I’m saying on the matter.


If you want to see Teresa and the rest of our models strut their stuff at Heswall Hall on Friday 26th September, call 0151 343 0788 or visit one of our Hospice Charity Shops to buy your tickets.  

Author: Jacinta Warwick

 

 

 

Texting ‘WHSJ88’ £5 to 70070 can make a huge difference to our patients and their loved ones #familiesmatter #hospicecare

teresa_nightingale_photo“Looking after our patients and their families is central to everything we do at Wirral Hospice St John’s. It’s the reason we are here and the reason we have grown and evolved our care so much over the last 30 years. Support from the Wirral community has helped us to do that. YOU have helped us to do that. Thank you!”

Teresa Nightingale, the Hospice’s Head of Fundraising knows it’s not as simple as just asking people for money. “Everyone has personal pressures on what they can spend their money on: mortgage or rent, bills, food, clothing, family trips, school trips, presents. We understand that, which is why we offer people options on how they might wish to support us.

Anything from taking part in a running event, where they are asking lots of people to sponsor smaller amounts towards a bigger pot, or organising their own event such as a coffee morning or afternoon tea, where again other people can contribute smaller amounts to raise a larger amount of money.

Even texting ‘WHSJ88’ £5 to 70070 can make a huge difference to our patients and their loved ones. Or you can donate online via our JustGiving Appeal page.

We are also asking local companies to get involved, they can pick us as a Charity of the Year or organise a one-off employee event to support us. People can join our weekly lottery or buy something from one of our charity shops or gift shop. Or have a collection box in their home to catch loose change – and this is only a few suggestions of how people can help!

We also appreciate that other charities ask and need support, so we are one of several deserving organisations that people may be approached by.”

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Introducing our Wirral Comets #hospiceheroes #volunteersweek

Wirral Hospice St John’s is very proud to introduce a new support group: The Wirral Comets!

The Wirral Comets have been set up by some of the fundraising volunteers at the Hospice and together enjoy social events such as visits to the theatre, meals out, cinema trips, as well as working as a group help to support and organise fundraising events to raise much-needed funds for the Hospice.

They have lots of fun along the way and are full of smiles and cheery optimism when facing adversity; such as terrible weather at outdoor events, having to professionally wrap a gazillion items for our raffles, helping us to unjam the photocopier when we’re trying to print out posters for an event, thinking of new ways to encourage people to visit our charity stands at events… The list could go on and on!

They are an amazingly friendly bunch and would love to welcome new faces to the gang. If you would be interested in becoming a Wirral Comet, please call Teresa or Hayley on 0151 343 0778 or email  teresan@wirralhospice.org / hayley@wirralhospice.org – we can also put you in touch with some of the group directly so you can hear from them about their experiences (which hopefully won’t put you off wishing to join!!!).

Thank you again to our wonderful Wirral Comets, you’re all fantastic Hospice Heroes!

Author: Teresa Nightingale

Update on Drayton Motors planning application

no_pubA quick update on this topic. Wirral Hospice St John’s have recently been advised by the Planning Officer at Wirral Council that the applicant (Greene King, brewery) has withdrawn their application in relation to the Drayton Motors Volvo garage site. It is understood this is mainly due to them being advised it was looking likely the application would be refused due to 1) planning policy issues and 2) the strength and number of objections. Thank you to all who supported the Hospice in letting our concerns be known. Obviously any applicant has the opportunity to re-submit at a later date so we will keep you updated on any future development applications. Thank you again, your support was overwhelming and very much appreciated!

Author: Teresa Nightingale, on behalf of the staff and trustees at the Hospice

  Our original blog post on the subject: https://wirralhospice.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/wirral-hospice-objects-to-planning-application-to-build-amenity-restaurant-nearby/

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