Our Lightbulb Moment

People across the health park shared in one of the area's biggest annual events at the weekend thanks to Radio Clatterbridge.

Hundreds turned out to see 10,000 bulbs illuminated at the Light Up A Life switch-on at Wirral Hospice St John's.

All lit up! (Credit: Wirral Hospice St John's)

For those who were unable to make it over to the ceremony, Radio Clatterbridge was broadcasting the event live on air.

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With presenters Steve Lord at the hospice and Paul Johnston in the studio, the pair battled both the weather and the technology to relay the proceedings without a hitch.

Their efforts certainly helped brighten up a cold winter's evening for patients, residents and staff alike. 

The outside broadcast kit ready for the event

Listeners heard the Wirral Schools' Brass Band and Caldy's Cantemus Choir lead the audience in singing a number of Christmas carols.

Singing teacher David Palmer also performed a moving version of O Holy Night.

People tuned in to hear eleven year old Seren and her sister Estelle, 7, switch on the lights in memory of their mum, Sue Saul from Pensby.

After the event, Wirral Hospice St John's took to Facebook to thank Radio Clatterbridge for relaying the service.

"I'm sure it helped your listeners feel they were part of it even though they couldn't be with us. Please give them our best wishes." - Wirral Hospice St John's

This year's fundraising campaign, the 19th by the charity, has already raised more than £87,000 so far.

Wirral Hospice St Johns' Light Up A Life 2014 by Radio Clatterbridge on Mixcloud