Hospice receives special award from Chamber

Willowbrook Hospice has been recognised with a special award for their contribution to the local community at the St Helens Chamber Business Awards.

Hosted by Peter Emmett with special guests Paul Wellens and Jon Wilkin, the glittering award ceremony was held last Thursday at the Totally Wicked Stadium in St Helens with over 260 guests enjoying a three course meal before the winners of were announced.

The hospice fundraising team received the Special Award for their contribution to the local community, with particular recognition given to their work with local primary schools in the Enterprise 250 project.

Now in its second year, the project sees local primary schools bidding for a grant of up to £250 to work with the hospice in developing fundraising ideas to help generate additional income to re-invest in the care and support provided by Willowbrook. The initial investment for Enterprise 250 has been provided by a local businessman and hospice supporter.

On receiving the award Diane Swann, Senior Fundraiser at Willowbrook said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to receive this special award from St Helens Chamber. I’d like to thank all the primary schools which have taken part in the project over the past two years – all of whom have done a brilliant job in raising funds for Willowbrook.

“We’d also like to add our special thanks to our business supporter who helped us to set up the project and to Natalie Armstrong from St Helens Chamber who has worked tirelessly to support the schools involved.”

For more information on how to get involved in raising money for Willowbrook, please visit: www.willowbrook.org.uk

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