Oxton residents create fairy-tale Christmas wonderland for Wirral Hospice

Wirral Hospice is again running their ‘Wirral Christmas Lights Trail’ to help raise funds to help provide care and support to patients and their families. Residents across Wirral are invited to enter by decorating the outside of their homes with Christmas lights and by donating £5 to Wirral Hospice St. John’s.

Wirral Hospice St. John’s is an adult hospice that provides care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. The hospice also supports carers and loved ones; “families are at the heart of everything at our charity.”, their website says.

Although some NHS funding is received, the majority of Wirral Hospice’s income is donated by individuals, families, community groups, local companies, and charitable trusts.

During the time birkenhead.news was at Rathmore Road taking photographs, a number of residents were adding finishing touches to their displays. I asked one man when he thought he’d have enough lights. “Just one more set?”, I suggested; he responded, “Yes, but if I put one more set up and you come back and ask me again, the answer will still be ‘one more set’!”

Wirral Hospice St. John’s website gives the following details of how to take part and to help them raise funds: “To enter, decorate the outside of your home with Christmas cheer between the 12th – 27th December and donate £5 to Wirral Hospice St John’s. Your postcode will then be added to the Wirral Christmas Lights Trail map. Our Wirral community will be able to look at the map, locate which houses are shining in their local area and go on an exciting trail to find them. The public will be able to vote for their favourite house via our website from the 12th of December onward. The winning three houses will receive a fabulous Christmas prize.” 

Wirral Hospice St. John’s website can be found here.