Lend hospice a hand with naming its new facilities

Site: Debbie Murphy, Nicola Hanmer, Lynn Kelly and Stephen Greenhalgh
Site: Debbie Murphy, Nicola Hanmer, Lynn Kelly and Stephen Greenhalgh
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A new development currently underway in the grounds of St Catherine’s Hospice needs the creativity of the community to help name the different rooms inside.

The Mill at St Catherine’s Park will be a café open to everyone to enjoy, but it will also be an informal place where people affected by life-shortening conditions can access therapies, information and support. It will also be a community space with rooms which can be hired out to local companies and organisations.

A competition has been launched inviting local people to put their ideas forward to name the rooms.

Not only will the winners have the prestige of being part of the new development, they will also receive a meal for four in The Mill café.

Areas to be named include the therapies room, a craft room and a training room. Entrants could take inspiration from the site’s history and heritage as a 19th-century cotton mill, or perhaps the grounds on which it sits, now known as St Catherine’s Park.

The development of the green space is an on-going project, but already includes a sensory garden, a small wetland and a woodland area.

Lynn Kelly, one of the project managers for The Mill at the Lostock Hall hospice, said: “The Mill is all about welcoming our community in and connecting with more people locally.

“We want to do this right from the very start – so what better way than to involve them in the naming of some of the key elements of the project.

“We’re looking forward to hearing the suggestions.”

Email suggestions to themill@stcatherinespark.co.uk or comment on the hospice’s Facebook page ‘St Catherine’s Hospice, Lancashire’. The closing date is August 6.