Sunshine and teddies came out in force
for Hospice Garden Party
HUNDREDS of families from across the
area flocked to the St. Joseph's Hospice Garden Party, on Saturday, 8 July 2017, and
enjoyed an afternoon in the sunshine celebrating the Hospice's 55th Anniversary.
The Hospice gardens were full of families picnicking and having fun in the sun
while being entertained by a range of games, stalls and performances.
Over 100 children took part in the Hospice's annual Teddy Bears Parade, which
was judged by the Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Dave Robinson; Annette Hughes, President
of the Crosby Soroptimists; and Mike Parr, Chief Executive of St. Joseph's
Princess Rapunzel dropped by to sing and tell
stories to the children and the Irish Guard Singers performed for the crowd,
while the BBQ, ice cream van and Prosecco Tent kept everyone well catered for
during the afternoon.
Towards the end of the day, a short reflection service took place to remember
former Hospice patients and loved ones, followed by a visit to the Hospice's
brand new Stations of the Cross Garden.
Julie McAdam, Senior Community Fundraiser at
St Joseph's Hospice, said:- "This year's Garden Party and Teddy Bears
Picnic has been a tremendous success and we'd like to thank everyone who came
along to support us, from those who came along on the day to our amazing
volunteers who worked so hard in the run up to the event. Also, those who
donated bottles and gifts for our tombolas and stalls. We couldn't have done it
without you all.
We'd also like to thank KK Butchers for providing all the burgers and sausages
for the BBQ and Sainsburys on Great Howard Street for providing the bread rolls.
Thanks also go to staff and customers of Ronnie and Rita's Hairdressers in
Litherland for all the prosecco and bottles they donated. Without the support of
our local community, we simply could not continue to provide the vital services
and care our patients and their families so desperately need."
To support the Hospice, please contact the
fundraising team on:- 0151 932 6044 or via