Teresa Nightingale, head of fundraising, told presenter Ian Grant how they were taken by surprise when thousands of bottles started arriving at the Clatterbridge site.
She said people began dropping off wine, spirits and beer after a post from about two years ago reappeared via the Facebook Memories feature.
Supporters began liking it and sharing it over other networking sites like Twitter.
“We could probably open our own off licence we’ve had that many bottles.” – Teresa Nightingale, Wirral Hospice St John’s
The hospice is not complaining, however.
As with the original appeal, the donations are being used to stock up patient trolleys on the inpatient and outpatient day therapy units – although it’s not a party atmosphere.
“It’s for our patients to have a little tipple to help their meals go down. It helps relax them. We’re not a hospital so it’s just to make people feel a bit more of home life.” – Teresa Nightingale, Wirral Hospice St John’s
Listeners heard how staff at the Asda store in Woodchurch rallied together to add to the donations.
Colleagues Noleen and Steph came into the studio to hand over the bottles.
Teresa says they have been overwhelmed by the donations including brandy, gin and Irish cream.
Any that are unsuitable and can’t be added to the trolleys will be raffled to raise money for the charity.
Meanwhile, the hospice is also promoting it’s annual Light Up A Life appeal.
Lights are available to sponsor in memory of loved ones while also supporting St John’s.