HOMELESS people and young children
are to benefit thanks to fundraising by older people in Walton. People who
attend Walton Social Club have been raising money all year at cabarets,
bingo nights and raffles organised by Councillor Gerard Woodhouse, Mayoral
Lead for Older People. There have also been bucket collections at the recent
Christmas parties in the Florrie and across the city.
Over £2,500 has been raised so far, with the money going to the Whitechapel
Centre, Everton Nursery School and Liverpool Homeless Football Club. They
have also given out hampers and shopping vouchers to local families.
On Wednesday, 16 December 2015, they are came together for a Christmas Party
where they handed over the money to organisations who
benefit from this celebrative fundraising.
Youngsters from Everton Nursery School sang Christmas Carols at
the event, while Lord Mayor, Councillor Tony Concepcion and Assistant Mayor,
Councillor Nick Small, also handed over some of the cheques.
Councillor Woodhouse said:- "This is
something our older people have done for the last 6 years. They want
to give something back and take great pride in being able to support the
local community and those who are vulnerable."
Assistant Mayor, Councillor Nick Small, added:- "It is great to see
older people in Walton doing so much to help other sectors of the