Liverpool runner heads to
Paris to raise money for hospice
LIVERPOOL lad, Sam Heague (28),
travelled to France to run the Paris Marathon last month and raised a fantastic
£650 for St. Joseph's Hospice (Jospice).
Sam took on the challenge following a tragic summer in 2015, when he lost both
his granddad, William Heague, and his cousin, Charlotte Chee, within the space
of a week.
Sam ran the marathon to raise money for St. Joseph's Hospice and The Walton
Centre in their memory. It was his second marathon, following last year's London
Marathon, and he successfully completed the course in 5 hours, despite an
Sam said:- "My grandad Bill was a gentle and loving family man. He was
diagnosed with latter stage pancreatic cancer around two months before he died
and was initially cared for in Fazakerley Hospital before being moved to
Jospice. During his time at Jospice he received exceptional, specialist care, as
well as an unwavering kindness. In his own darkest hour he was treated
wonderfully and my dad and his brothers were able to stay there with him at the
hospice. From diagnosis he grew very weak, very quickly, but never lost his
sense of humour and was courageous until the very end. My cousin, however, was
24 when she died. She was receiving treatment for colitis, which sadly caused a
seizure and a brain haemorrhage. She too was treated wonderfully at the Walton
Mike Parr, Chief Executive of St. Joseph's Hospice, said:- "Sam has taken
on a real challenge following such a devastating loss and has raised a fantastic
amount of money in memory of his granddad and cousin. We would like to
congratulate Sam on this wonderful achievement and we are very grateful for his
support in helping us to continue providing specialist care for our patients and
their families for as long as they need us."
Merseyside projects need
votes from local community
CLEARVIEW 2nd Allerton Scout Group,
Kirkby C of E Primary School and Maggie May's Community Café in Merseyside have
been announced as finalists in the 2016 Jewson Building Better Communities
competition. After beating 1,800 nominated projects they have made it to this
stage, and now need your help to secure a share of the £250,000 prize fund.
The projects are calling on members of the local community to get behind them
and cast their vote on the Jewson Facebook
Page. Winners will be awarded
building materials from Jewson to help transform buildings up and down the UK
into warm, inviting and efficient spaces for the whole community to enjoy.
This year, applicants had the choice to nominate a project for either the main
prize of a £150,000 transformation, using the Saint-Gobain 'My Comfort' building
principles, or a share of a £100,000 regional prize fund, where they could ask
for anything from £500 to £10,000 to spend on building materials.
People have time to vote for their local project until 19 June 2016. Votes can
be cast via the Jewson Facebook
View the shortlist can be seen via clicking on
David Fenton, Marketing Director at Jewson, said:- "Supporting the
communities where we live and work is so important to us, and hearing the heart
warming tales of some of last year's projects motivated us to do even more to
help boost community spirit up and down the UK. By more than doubling the
prize fund to a quarter of a million pounds, we're giving people the chance to
transform the community projects and initiatives that are close to their hearts.
Now people have the opportunity to vote online via Facebook for their favourite
causes, and make a difference to local communities."