Teddies at the ready for
55th Anniversary Garden Party
ST Joseph's Hospice will open up
its beautiful Hospice Gardens to the local community for a special:-
'55th Anniversary Garden Party' that is set to be held on Saturday,
8 July 2017.
The Hospice's famous Teddy Bears Picnic and Teddy Parade will kick off the
afternoon from 1pm so don't forget your picnic or your teddies!
The event is free to attend and there will also be a 'Teddy Treasure
Hunt' and entertainment throughout the afternoon, including:- music,
performances, stalls and games.
Refreshments will also be available with a BBQ and afternoon tea being
served in the garden as well as a prosecco bar for the grown ups and ice
cream, candyfloss and popcorn for the kids and big kids alike!
Towards the end of the afternoon, there will be a Reflections Service at the
Hospice's Pool of Remembrance and an opportunity to visit the Stations of
Julie McAdam, Senior Community Fundraiser at St Joseph's Hospice, said:-
"We have expanded our usual Teddy Bears Picnic this year in to a very
special Garden Party to celebrate our 55th Anniversary so we want to invite
as many people as possible along on 8 July 2017, to enjoy a fun filled
family afternoon. It's such a beautiful place and our community is so very
important to us. At the Hospice, we provide specialist end of life care for
over 200 patients from our local community every year and, as a registered
charity, we need to raise ₤6,850 every day to keep these services running.
This means that events like our Garden Party are vital and your support is
incredibly valuable to us. Why not bring a picnic, along with your family
and friends, and enjoy the 12 acres of beautiful woodland and gardens which
surround the Hospice in Thornton? The event is entirely free and we hope you
have a fantastic afternoon."
For more information, visit:-
Jospice.Org.UK or call the fundraising
team on:- 0151 932 6025 or via email:-
Loaded handgun recovered
in Norris Green
MERSEYSIDE Police have informed us that
a loaded handgun was recovered in Norris Green, in the afternoon of Friday, 5
April 2017 and a male from Stockbridge Village. Merseyside Police said that at
around 3.35pm, patrols in Sovereign Road, Stockbridge had stopped 3 men, 1 of
whom was suspected to be in possession of cannabis. Following a search, cannabis
and a loaded handgun were found. The firearm has been seized for forensic
examination. 20 year old, Ryan Dawson, from Stockbridge Village, was later
charged with possession of a firearm. Dawson was kept in custody and appeared at
Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Remand Court, Liverpool, on Monday, 8 May
2017. A 19 year old male, from Croxteth, was also arrested on suspicion of
possessing a firearm and possessing cannabis, along with a 23 year old male,
from Kirkdale, who was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm, have both
since been released under investigation.
Local funeral firm
celebrates 190th Birthday
A family run funeral directors in
Liverpool is celebrating its 190th Anniversary, making it 1 of the oldest
independent firms in the community.
Dean Brothers started in 1827 when Ellis Dean, a wheelwright by trade, began
hand making coffins and supporting with funeral arrangements at the local
Church, in the Village of Formby.
His son William moved the premises to its current location at Gores Lane and
the firm traded as a builders and funeral directors in what was then a small
village. William's sons, Ellis and William, formed Dean Brothers with the
firm officially registered in 1946.
Now in its 7th generation, the team of 7 is run by Peter Dean, his wife
Joyce, daughters Sharon and Samantha, and Iain Dean as the only independent,
family owned funeral directors, in Formby, Merseyside.
The firm has undergone several extensions and refurbishments over the years
to improve the facilities on offer to the public, but still maintains its
traditional funeral services with a caring and dedicated approach.
Iain Dean, Managing Director of Dean
Brothers, said:- "Dean Brothers has a long and proud history in Formby
and we are very excited to be celebrating our 190th year in such a wonderful
and friendly local community. We believe families should be proud of the
funeral they organise for their loved ones which is why we ensure we support
them in any way we can during the difficult time of bereavement."
As well as providing a range of funeral options, Dean Brother supports local
charities with fundraising and provides a free digital service for members
of the public to search local churchyards and cemeteries for family graves.
This commitment was recognised in 2005 when the firm was awarded a
'Wow' award which highlights organisations going the extra mile for
their community. The firm is also a longstanding member of the National
Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF), which represents
over 870 independent, often family run, funeral directors across the
Terry Tennens, Chief Executive of SAIF,
added:- "Iain and his team at Dean Brothers embody everything being a
SAIF member is about; an independent firm that offers a professional, high
quality funeral service with a personal touch. It is fantastic to see them
celebrating 190 years of supporting the local community and still
maintaining the caring support they offer to families during a difficult