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Hospice invites supporters to take on abseil challenge

ST Joseph's Hospice is on the lookout for anyone who would like to take on an adrenaline fuelled challenge in the heart of Liverpool this summer. On Saturday, 17 July 2021, a team of Hospice supporters will abseil 150ft down the great west door of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral to raise valuable funds for the Hospice. 2 of this year's participants will be Angela Lund from Fazakerley who has signed up to pay tribute to her Dad Albie Smart. Albie passed away at the Hospice in 2019 and Angela wants to take on the challenge to say thank you to all the Hospice staff who looked after him and her whole family during what was a very difficult time.

Angela said:- "Since my dad died, we have all been locked away in our homes staring at the same four walls so I felt this would be the perfect way emerge from lockdown and take me out of my comfort zone."

Angela's whole family have been supporters of the Hospice since the 1980's when Albie used to visit a good friend at the Hospice. Ever since, they have held raffles and social events and sold Christmas and Easter toys to raise money. When the Hospice launched its lottery in 2001, Albie became its 1st lottery canvasser, which he continued for 15 years. Over the years, Albie raised over an incredible ₤50,000 for the Hospice.

Angela continued:- "We were so relieved that dad manage to spend his final days at the Hospice. He was only there for a few days but the love and care we all received at that time was incredible and so I want to take on this challenge to say thank you. It will be tough but it will all be worth it when I reach the bottom and we can all raise a glass to my dad to celebrate."

Maxine Armstrong, head of fundraising and lottery at St. Joseph's Hospice, said:- "Supporters like Angela and her family contribute so much to the Hospice and it just shows the impact the Hospice has on people's lives. We are really looking forward to our Liverpool Cathedral Abseil event as we have missed our supporters so much over the last 12 months. We can't wait to get out there again and to see people across our community challenging themselves and achieving great things in support of the Hospice."

Places for the Liverpool Cathedral Abseil are very limited so early booking is advised. Registration costs ₤60 and the minimum sponsorship required is ₤150. To register, please contact the fundraising team on:- 01519326044 or email:- Events@Jospice.Org.UK. To show your support to Angela, you can donate through her Just Giving page.

Liverpool Special School Opens its Gates

A new state of the art, Special School has opened in Liverpool, to support children across Merseyside, who have a range of complex educational needs.

Cavendish View School is the latest addition to Education Services run by Ambito Care and Education (part of the Salutem Group), which also has a Nursery, in Liverpool, Walton Early Years Centre, located next to the new School.

The new Cavendish View School is for children aged 5-11 years and will provide a nurturing and stimulating education for pupils with a range of SEND. The School will be offering placements to students who live in:- Liverpool, Halton, St. Helens and other neighbouring authorities.

Cavendish View School provides a wide range of highly resourced, specialist classrooms, delivering both small group and 1 to 1 teaching, with an overall capacity of 42 pupils. They provide a small, supportive environment delivering high standards of education and support to students, designed to meet the individual needs of each student.

In addition to offering students specialised support and care, it has several unique features, including interactive classrooms, a sensory room, a therapy room, a science lab, a soft play room and an adventure garden.

The School will work in close partnership with the parents and carers of students to ensure successful outcomes are achieved. A Family Liaison Officer is available to support families and other external stakeholders, ensuring every student has a positive start to their placements at Cavendish View and provides ongoing support throughout their educational journey.

Lyndsey Murphy, Principal of Cavendish View School, said:- "At Cavendish View the possibilities are endless. We are committed to supporting the children here to thrive regardless of their background or needs. We are so excited for children to join us and explore all the amazing resources, rooms and facilities we have here."

Kelley Fray, Managing Director of Ambito Care and Education (part of the Salutem Group) stated:- "We are so proud to announce the opening of Cavendish View and look forward to providing an outstanding resource to the children and young people of the Region."

To make an enquiry about Cavendish View School please email our referrals team:- Cypreferrals@AmbitoCareAndEducation.Co.UK or call:- 07889456958 or contact the School on:- 0151 294 4899.


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