TWO Merseyside hospices will receive a share of more than £8,000 raised by workers at Cammell Laird.
In total, the workforce managed to collect £4,230, which was then matched by the shipyard’s management after Cammell Laird chief executive, John Syvret, said that he would match their efforts.
The money will go to Wirral-based Claire House Children’s Hospice and Zoe’s Place in Liverpool, the only baby hospice in the UK, which needs to raise £2.5m a year to continue its work.
Claire House Children’s hospice, based in Bebington, provides specialist and end-of- life care for children and young adults with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions, as well as support for the whole family.
Joanne Bird, of Cammell Laird, said: "This was a terrific effort by a group of shipwrights who first thought of the ideaand organised fundraising between the rest of the workforce, subcontractors and clients."
"They challenged themselves to raise as much as they could, but to raise that much in such a short period shows the generous spirited ethos of our workforce.
"The shipyard has deep roots in the community and Claire House and Zoe’s Place are two very important and worthwhile causes. The cash will be split equally between the two."