Lord Lieutenant, Mr Mark Blundell Esq, visits the hospice

Published on: 20/03/2023

At the invite of Wirral Hospice St John’s President, His Honour John Roberts, the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, Mr Mark Blundell Esq, was delighted to unveil a plaque marking the planting of a tree in Wirral Hospice St John’s gardens as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy, a nationwide initiative which was instituted as part of the celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The hospice gardens are a haven, especially in spring and summer, where patients often sit out for a breath of fresh air and to enjoy some time with their visitors.

Now the hospice has added, appropriately for the occasion, a Royalty Malus tree, which means there will be more additional bright and colourful blooms to gaze upon.

Thousands of people and organisations up and down the UK have planted trees as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy. In 2022 King Charles extended the initiative until March 2023 as a mark of respect for the passing of his Mother, Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II.

After the unveiling His Honour John Roberts said,

“It’s been wonderful to welcome the Lord Lieutenant to Wirral Hospice St John’s in our fortieth anniversary year and hear his praise for the fantastic specialist care and support services the hospice provides. The new tree is symbolic of the life that our whole Wirral community breathes into the hospice and which has helped to sustain it for these past forty years. We’re looking forward to welcoming them all to spend some time in the gardens at our Summer Fair on 24th June when they will also be able to view our  new Royalty Malus tree and commemorative plaque.”

For more details about the Queen’s Green Canopy visit www.queensgreencanopy.org and for a Little more about Wirral Hospice St John’s history visit www.wirralhospice.org/history