Hospice launches £3,000 draw
for Emerald Anniversary
ST. JOSEPH'S Hospice in Thornton has
launched a special £3,000 bumper draw to mark 55 years since Father Frances
O'Leary founded the St. Joseph's Hospice Association.
In 1962, while working as a young priest of the Mill Hill Mission in Rawalpindi,
Pakistan, Fr O'Leary decided that some kind of care facility for terminally ill
people was urgently needed so he began to raise money to build a Hospice.
The Hospice in Rawalpindi was opened just 2 years later, in 1964. In 1972, the
charity bought its UK site in Thornton, Merseyside, which opened on 19 March
1974. It was christened San Jose to reflect the charity's Latin American links.
The Merseyside Hospice was later extended, in 1984 and 1988, to provide even
more rooms for patients.
Penny Hamer, Director of Income Generation at the
Hospice, said;- "During
our Emerald Anniversary year, we want to celebrate the achievements of Fr
O'Leary and create a legacy to make sure that we can continue helping patients
and families from across our community for the next 55 years.
To celebrate, we have launched a 55th Anniversary Bumper Draw with a massive
£3,000 jackpot, plus £1,000 and £500 prizes. You can buy Bumper Draw tickets for
just £1 from any of our charity shops or from the Hospice in Thornton. Why not
get a supply of Bumper Draw tickets from our Lottery Office and sell them to all
your family and friends?
Your £1 will go directly to supporting the work of the Hospice, providing
long term, specialised end of life care for patients with a wide range of
life limiting conditions.
Better still, why not join our weekly St. Joseph's Hospice Lottery. For just £1
a week you will be in with a chance of winning our weekly jackpot of £1,000!"
To join our weekly lottery, simply fill in the lottery form
or contact the Lottery Office on 0151 932 6025, alternatively send an
To find out how you can support St. Joseph's Hospice, please call:- 0151 932
6044 or email
Please note:- All players must be aged 16 or over. All weekly lottery
players will be automatically entered in to our 55th Anniversary Bumper Draw.