Grand Night raises £2000 for Hospice

A fundraising concert held at St Helens Town Hall has raised £2,000 for Willowbrook Hospice.

The concert, ‘A Grand Night of Music and Song’, lived up to expectations with musical performances from Haydock Male Voice Choir, Valley Brass Band, Soprano Eleanor Hull and 17 year old Baritone Tom Hardie.

Organised by long term hospice supporter, 91 year old Frank Mernagh, the concert covered everything from opera to Tom Jones with instrumentals from Star Wars and Harry Potter, rounded off with rousing versions of Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem.

Sue McGuire from Willowbrook Hospice’s Fundraising Team, said: “The Grand Night of Music and Song was a truly magical evening! From the solo performances from Eleanor Hull and Tom Hardie to the wonderful harmonies of the Haydock Male Choir and the amazing sound of the Valley Brass Band – there was something for all musical tastes.

“On behalf of Willowbrook I’d like to thank Frank Mernagh for organising the event, all the volunteers who helped out on the night and everyone who joined us and gave so generously. £2,000 is a fantastic amount to raise and every penny will go towards helping Willowbrook to continue to care and support our patients and their families across St Helens and Knowsley.”

For more information on how you can support Willowbrook, whether it’s joining one of the hospice’s events or organising your own, please visit or phone 01744 453798.


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