Hospice Ladies Day kick starts Christmas

More than three hundred ladies from across Merseyside enjoyed a fun and festive afternoon at The Titanic Hotel in Liverpool on Sunday 25th November at the St. Joseph’s Hospice Christmas Ladies Day.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of this year’s guests, and match funders from Barclays, Barclaycard, HSBC, Experian and Shop Direct, the event raised an incredible £21,000.

During the day, the ladies enjoyed festive drinks, a delicious three-course lunch as well as pampering treatments and exclusive Christmas shopping with twenty stalls selling a wide range of festive goodies and gifts. There was also a great deal of dancing, including a performance by the Formby Fitness Belly Dance Class who got everyone up and shaking their hips.

The afternoon was hosted by Pauline Daniels and featured DJ Jeff Wall with live music from singer, Conor Clarke and guitarist Neil Owen. Hospice volunteers also provided a range of therapy treatments during the afternoon.

Laura Smith, fundraiser at St Joseph’s Hospice, said: “We all had a fantastic time at our Christmas Ladies Day. It was bigger than previous years and we had lots of new faces which was wonderful. This is a really important event as it raises a significant amount of money for the hospice every year.

“I want to say a really big thank you to all our match funders from Barclays, Barclaycard, HSBC, Experian and Shop Direct, and also to the twenty stall holders for providing a wonderful Christmas shopping experience for our ladies.

“Most of all, we want to thank all the ladies who came along to enjoy themselves on the day. Many of them support this event year after year and they all helped to make the day such a big success.”

To view the photos from Christmas Ladies Day, visit our Flickr page.