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Rugby Club gives Woodlands Hospice a ‘foot up’ with their support

Staff and volunteers at Woodlands Hospice are delighted to have been selected as one of the Charities of the Year for Blundellsands-based community rugby club, Firwood Waterloo.

The popular rugby club decided to work with four Sefton-based charities after asking for nominations for a Charity of the Year and being blown-away by the quality of the applications received. Therefore, they will support two in 2021/22 and two the following season.

Woodlands Hospice will receive Firwood Waterloo’s support throughout the 2021/22 season supporting the charity in their work as a purpose-built base for patients to receive specialist palliative care and support for themselves and their loved ones.

Community Fundraising Manager, Paula Parle, who put the hospice forward with an application said,

We are absolutely thrilled to have been selected as one of Firwood Waterloo Rugby Club’s chosen charities this year. Our work at Woodlands Hospice depends so much on the support we receive within our local community and truly makes a difference to the lives of those with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones.

We would like to thank everyone at the club for their support so far and look forward to working together over the next year!”

One of the first events Firwood Waterloo Rugby Club will be supporting Woodlands Hospice with is their Firework display on November 5th when representatives of the hospice will be attending with collection buckets.

Firwood Waterloo Club President Paul Weare said:

“As a rugby club rooted in our community we introduced the Charity of the Year to support local charities, working together to help raise awareness and funds. This year when we asked for nominations we received four of such great quality, and from such brilliant causes, that we simply could not separate them.

“That’s why we made the decision that we wanted to recognise all four of these inspirational charities and we are really looking forward to working with them over the next couple of seasons.”

The club’s other chosen Charity of the Year for 2021/22 are Parenting 2000. The 2022/23 season will see the volunteer-run Plaza Community Cinema, in Waterloo, take on the mantle, alongside the West Lancs and Merseyside Myeloma Support Group.