Service of thanksgiving

Celebrating everything we've achieved in the past 40 years

Our 40th anniversary celebrations kicked off in June with a service of thanksgiving at St Wilfrid’s Church in Standish. The service was an opportunity for anyone who has been involved with the hospice during our 40 year history to come together and celebrate the work the hospice has done to support the people of Wigan and Leigh over the past 40 years.

Pupils from local schools created pieces of art, which were displayed at the church for the community to admire. Students from Standish Community High School designed an instalment of umbrellas adorned with words chosen by the students to describe the hospice.

The umbrellas represent the wide range of services and care provided by everyone at Wigan & Leigh Hospice. St Wilfrid’s C of E Primary Academy decorated wooden hearts, with more than 80 displayed at the church in time for the service and later moved to the hospice.

Sheila Fisher, Chair of Wigan & Leigh Hospice and Lay Minister of St Wilfrid’s Church, said “The energy, vision and creativity of the pupils
of St Wilfrid’s C of E Primary Academy and Standish Community High School and the way they have captured, through art, the values we all share has been truly inspirational”.