Hospice invites families to summer garden party

We are inviting the local community to join us for our annual Summer Garden Party in our beautiful woodland gardens, from 12pm on Saturday 22nd July.

It will be a fun day for the whole family and children can bring along their favourite teddy bear for the hospice’s famous Teddy Bear Parade, a hospice tradition enjoyed by generations of local families.

There will also be stalls selling crafts, face painting and children’s activities, as well as food and drink stalls, including an ice cream van, and a BBQ with meat kindly donated by KK Meats.

The event will be free to attend and you can just turn up on the day but the hospice is asking local families to make every effort to come along and help to raise much-needed funds for the hospice, which provides compassionate end of life care to local people and their families.

Maxine Armstrong, head of fundraising and lottery at St. Joseph’s Hospice, said: “Our summer garden party is such a lovely family event and we can’t wait to welcome everyone along later this month.

“We are still in need of some donations to help make the day a great success. If you can donate any of the following items by dropping them off at the hospice in Thornton or any of our charity shops, we would be very grateful. We need good quality teddies for our Teddy Tombola, unopened bottles (anything from wine to shampoo), bottles of prosecco, new unwanted gifts, new unopened toys and gift bags.”

For more information, call the fundraising team on 0151 932 6044 or email events@stjhospice.org.uk.