Wirral Hospice St Johns' marketing officer Billy Howard and Anna Menaul, catering domestic services manager

Coffee Club is ideal ground to promote Wirral Hospice cafe

When the team from Wirral Hospice St John’s wanted to extol the virtues of their coffee shop to listeners there was only one programme to appear on.

Billy Howard and Anna Menaul were guests on the Coffee Club to talk about the Hub Cafe and a number of other ways people can help raise money for the charity.

The cafe was opened in 2011 as a place for patients to eat and drink in a relaxed atmosphere.

But it is also open to the community every day of the week with all profits going back into the charity pot.

Presenter Steve Evans was particularly taken with the competitive prices – which include a Sunday dinner for just £3.50!

“It’s ridiculously priced. We’re trying to provide a service to our families so we need to keep our prices reasonable for them.” – Anna Menaul

Meanwhile, Billy explained the other ways people can help ensure the hospice remains free to Wirral people refered by healthcare professionals.

He told listeners how more than 80% of funds comes from the community.

On Friday 12th October 2018, the annual Glow With The Flow five mile walk will depart from West Kirby as the sun sets over the Dee Estuary and Liverpool Bay.

People can take part for a small donation.

“People are dressed brightly. There are glow sticks. We encourage people to have as much love and laughter as they can.” – Billy Howard

The pair revealed how the Hospice Lottery, Light Up A Life appeal, and growing number of local charity shops are other ways people can help.

In fact the 12,500 supporters of the lottery fund 15 specialist nurses alone.

The charity will be heard in new community news bulletins due to go on air shortly.