Walton fundraising celebrated

Festive baubles

Homeless people and young children are to benefit thanks to fundraising by older people in Walton.

People who attend Walton Social Club have been raising money all year at cabarets, bingo nights and raffles organised by Councillor Gerard Woodhouse, Mayoral Lead for Older People. There have also been bucket collections at the recent Christmas parties in the Florrie and across the city.

Over £2,500 has been raised so far, with the money going to the Whitechapel Centre, Everton Nursery School and Liverpool Homeless Football Club. They have also given out hampers and shopping vouchers to local families.

On Wednesday 16 December, they are coming together for a Christmas Party where they will be handing over the money to organisations that will benefit.

Youngsters from Everton Nursery School will be singing Christmas Carols at the event, while Lord Mayor, Councillor Tony Concepcion and Assistant Mayor, Councillor Nick Small, will also be handing over some of the cheques.

Councillor Woodhouse said: “This is something our older people have done for the last six years.

“They want to give something back and take great pride in being able to support the local community and those who are vulnerable.”

Assistant Mayor, Councillor Nick Small, added: “It is great to see older people in Walton doing so much to help other sectors of the community.”