Local figure joins board of trustees

A new trustee has joined the board at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Thornton.

Peter Morgan, previously Deputy Chief Executive at Sefton Council, joined the board of trustees last month following his retirement from the Council in 2015.

With 39 years experience in local government, locally and across the North West, Peter has held a range of senior posts within education, children’s and adult services. He was Director of Education, Director of Children’s Services and Strategic Director before becoming Deputy Chief Executive in 2011.

Peter has also chaired a Merseyside-wide board which supports young people across the region to develop the skills and opportunities to progress into employment. In addition, he has been a trustee of two other local charities.

Commenting on his appointment, Peter said: “I am delighted to join board of trustees at St. Joseph’s Hospice. The hospice has been a part of my family since I was a child. It has such a passionate commitment for respecting and cherishing the dignity of life.

“In its earliest days, my parents were involved in running and supporting fundraising for Jospice through their parish and the whole family got stuck in too. Jospice has become a beacon of love, care and compassion in our local community and I know so many families who have experienced these qualities for their loved ones. So I felt hugely privileged when I was approached to join the Trustees and look forward to helping them continue their great work.”

George Foster, Chair of Trustees at St. Joseph’s Hospice, said: “Peter brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and we are all so pleased that he has agreed to join us.

“As a charity, we want to be able to support as many people living with life-limiting conditions as possible and to offer them a wide range of specialist care and support services. Peter’s experience will certainly help us to deliver this for our local community.”