Willowbrook Hospice’s The Living Well building has been honoured with the prestigious Judges’ Award at this year’s North West Property Awards.
Willowbrook’s Chief Executive Neil Wright and Alan Chick, Chairman of the Willowbrook Board of Trustees joined more than 250 guests at the black tie award ceremony on 20 October at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral which saw members of the region’s top commercial and business community competing for gongs in a variety of categories.
The Judges’ Award was awarded in recognition of the work undertaken in returning the once derelict Alexandra House on Borough Road, St Helens into the multi-functional Willowbrook – The Living Well.
In receiving the award Neil Wright said: “We are delighted that the judges awarded Willowbrook Hospice their ‘Special Award’ for bringing a derelict building back to life to create a facility that the community can be proud of. Although it was a difficult project refurbishing the building, this is not the end, but the beginning of supporting more local people in need of the special care that Willowbrook provides. “
Willowbrook-The Living Well opened in February this year and houses the Hospice’s fundraising and Advance Care Planning teams as well as a café and shop – both of which are open to the public six days a week. The site also has a large function room which is regularly used for training and health awareness sessions. Over the next few months, community wellbeing sessions will be available at The Living Well which will offer local people the chance to enjoy a relaxing massage or take part in one of the creative therapy classes.