Philosophy of Care
The aim of Wirral Hospice St John's is to warmly welcome people with progressive illness, which has failed to respond to curative treatment, into the quiet calm of a highly professional caring atmosphere, which comforts always both them and those who are important to them.
Hospice Thanks Local Community
6000 lights lit up the hearts of Wirral Hospice supporters as they honoured the memory of their loved ones at this year's Light up a Life event.
Over 3000 supporters attended the switch on and special remembrance service held in the Hospital grounds.
Radio Merseyside’s Helen Jones was the compere for the evening and was very well received by the audience ensuring that everything ran smoothly and to time.
The lights were switched on by Upton brothers Tomas & Louie Stiles in memory of their dad, Rich Stiles followed by singing from choir ‘Off Pitch’ and a beautiful solo from singer Caroline England.
It was a very special moment when the audience was addressed by Jenny Sinclair, daughter of Lady Grace Sheppard and The Rt Reverend Lord David Sheppard, who spoke about her experience of the work of Wirral Hospice.
The service concluded with a blessing from The Bishop of Birkenhead, Rt Reverend Keith Sinclair.
Wirral Hospice would like to thank Wirral Globe for their continued support of this special event over many years and all in the local community for their generous donations, which are now standing at over £88,000. Hayley Gough, Events Manager said “This is a very special event for the Hospice and the Wirral community and we give our grateful thanks to everyone who has been involved in and supported Light up a Life in our 30th Anniversary Year”
Left to right: Jenny Sinclair, Helen Jones (Radio Merseyside), Louie Stiles, Tomas Stiles.
Light Up A Life 2013
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that supported our Light up a Life event. Once again, we are thrilled with the support we have received from our local community.
Books of Honour will be available to view from 5pm -7pm each evening from 2nd – 6th December at the Hospice.
We also have a special Light up a Life service on 4th December at 7.30pm at New Brighton, St James Church. Tickets for this event are £3 and now available from Fundraising on 0151 343 0778
Alternatively you can make a donation by calling us on 0151 343 0778
Our Community of Hospice Heroes
Within our hospice community is a hidden team of Hospice Heroes - the patients and their loved families and friends, the staff, the community fundraisers, the volunteers, and the supporters from businesses, schools and local service organisations and societies - to mention a few.
We are asking everyone who is involved with the Hospice or has an interest in it, small or large, to take an active part in our community and to let us know what's going on in their lives and what they are celebrating.
See how in our Hospice Heroes page.
Chairman of Board of Trustees awarded MBE by the Queen
Dr Paul Cuthbertson has been awarded a well-deserved MBE in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to palliative care in Wirral.