Charity of the Year
We are delighted to announce that our nominated charities for the season 2021-22 are Woodlands Hospice, a purpose-built base for patients to receive specialist palliative care and support for themselves and their loved ones based within the grounds of Aintree University Hospital, and Parenting 2000, which delivers a variety of services for children, young people and families, from two centres in Crosby and Southport.
And lined up to be charities of the year 2022-23 are Plaza Community Cinema in Waterloo, alongside the West Lancs and Merseyside Myeloma Support Group.
Previous Charities of the Year
They are particularly interested in drawing on the skills and experiences of our members to give short talks to their young people. They run guest speaker sessions throughout the year on diverse 'life skills' topics. We have already run a session on Helping your Learning to stick and have plans to run one on Social Media Skills. The sessions are usually an initial 45 minutes followed by a short break and then a final 45 minutes.
Suggested topics include Managing your money, Wellness, Team working, Leadership, Getting organised, but please do consider others. We're sure that the parents out there will be able to add to this list from experience . . .
2018-2019 Crosby Royal British Legion
We will continue to support Crosby Royal British Legion not least as our ground is a memorial to those who gave their lives in the First World War.
For Local Charities
We always try to support local charities where we can and can offer our facilities (if not currently booked) during the week to local charities for fundraising events.
Please contact us on 0151 924 4552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the season 2019-20 we have supported
Veterans hub to combat social isolation
Firwood Waterloo is working with Sharks Community Trust to create a Veteran’s Hub at the Memorial Ground, rolling out an exciting new range of activities for ex-service personnel, serving personnel, and their families, in the Liverpool area.
Run by Sharks Community Trust and funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, this second ‘Veteran’s Hub’ will meet on a Wednesday morning, at Firwood Waterloo’s Memorial Ground.
Friends of Merrilocks Park
We are now Friends of Merrilocks Park. If there is no rugby on at the Memorial Ground they would appreciate volunteers on Saturday between 2 and 3pm, so bring your shovel, spade and fork and pitch in.