Show support for our events at Christmas time
AS we turn the corner in to November, and the leaves are falling from the trees, we all feel a mixture of excitement that Christmas is on the way and panic that the year is coming to a close and we still have lots of things we want to do before the winter well and truly arrives.
Sadly, for some families across Merseyside, the winter months will be spent with a loved one here at the hospice.
Our nurses and volunteers will also be here to hold their hand and try to make their Christmas as special as possible.
Our big ask from you this Christmas is to please come along and enjoy one of our fantastic Christmas events – we have several exciting and fun-packed festivities coming up and one of them is sure to be up your street.
We’d love it if you could join us to help make this Christmas extra special for our patients and their families. Christmas Family Film Day
Sunday, December 3 from 11.30am – Get in to the Christmas spirit with a magical movie at The Plaza cinema in Waterloo.
This year, we’re screening festive family favourite, Home Alone.
Come along dressed in your Christmas jumper to enter our competition!
Tickets cost £4 and are available from The Plaza Cinema box office (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult). Light up a Life Come along to our Christmas light switch-on at St. Joseph’s Hospice (Ince Road, Thornton) on Sunday, December 10 from 4pm when hundreds of local people will sing carols and watch the Christmas tree lights being switched-on.
You can also dedicate a light on our Christmas tree to celebrate or remember the life of a friend, relative or colleague.
Their names will also be entered into our special Light up a Life dedication book.
Memory hearts will also be available at the service to write a personal tribute to hang on the tree.
Dedications can be made by downloading a form from www.jospice.org.uk. Christmas Tree Collections
At the end of the festive season, please support the hospice by getting your Christmas tree collected and recycled by our special volunteers.
Collections will take place in postcodes L22, L23, L31 and L37 on January 6 and 7 for a suggested donation of £10.
Or drop them off at the hospice for a £5 donation, booking will be available in December.
Laura Smith, community fundraiser, said: “We organise events throughout the year to raise vital funds for the hospice as it costs £8,750 every day to keep our services running.
“Your support will help us to provide our patients with an extra special Christmas so please come along and join us at one of our festive events, we hope to see you there.”
For more information, visit www.jospice.org.uk or contact the fundraising team on 0151 932 6044 or email events@jospice. org.uk.
Jospice are showing Home Alone for their Christmas Family Film Day at the Plaza Cinema