Summer garden party looks set to sizzle

The St. Joseph’s Hospice Summer Garden Party is turning in to a real family fun day with loads of fabulous stalls, artisan producers and a line up of entertainers all keen to take part and make the day a roaring success for the Merseyside charity.

The fun starts at 12.30pm on Saturday 13th July in the hospice’s beautiful woodland gardens in Thornton, near Crosby, so get the date in your diary.

The hospice’s famous Teddy Bears Picnic and Teddy Bear Parade will take place again this year so children can bring along their favourite teddy bear and join them for lunch and a parade through the woods.

The event is free to enter and there will also be lots of wonderful stalls selling a wide range of locally produced crafts and artisan foods. The Prosecco Tent will be back and will be joined by Ginception, a converted horse trailer which has been lovingly restored and now offers luxurious award-winning gins.

Ken from KK Meats will be there with his extremely popular BBQ, which he generously donates to the hospice every year, and, to top it all off, there will be live entertainment throughout the afternoon, including Irish Dancing, a Ukulele band and even some Morris Dancing.

The hospice is looking for donations of any of the following things to help make the day a great success…teddies, unopened bottles (anything from wine to shampoo), bottles of prosecco, new unwanted gifts, new unopened toys and gift bags.

If you have anything to donate, please drop it off at the hospice in Thornton or at any St. Joseph’s Hospice shop across Merseyside. A full list of our shops and their addresses can be found at

For more information, call the fundraising team on 0151 932 6044 or email