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Willie Miller

I am lucky enough to have been associated with Zoes Place for more than 18 years and I love the work that they do. There is so much more to their mission than just caring for sick babies and the families of the children are supported in so many ways as well.

It all started for me when I was hosting a dinner in aid of the Hospice and I wanted to learn more about it. From there I started to host my own fundraising events like dinners and golf days and the biggest challenge was getting people signed up for our first bike ride to Cuba. The Cuba trip was incredible so then we did Vietnam & Cambodia followed a couple of years later by a ride in Costa Rica.

The Hospice is a brilliant place to visit. Every single one of the staff and volunteers who are involved in making Zoes Place such a special and welcoming place for all should be applauded for the work they do but I know they’re not after applause or recognition, they do it because they are helping others so much.

When I first got involved I was reluctant to have a tour of the Hospice because I thought it would be upsetting but in reality it is the complete opposite. There is an uplifting feel about the place and everybody who visits leaves with a sense of fulfilment knowing that anything they can do to help is really appreciated. The future has its challenges and a move to a more suitable premises is a huge undertaking. I will be using all of the contacts on my phone to get people involved in securing the future of Zoes Place for many years to come and I look forward to the challenge.

The people of Merseyside are known for their generosity, and I know that everybody will pull together to make the move a huge success. Let’s do it!