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Thousands Raised for Woodlands Hospice at Titanic Liverpool’s Winter Ball

6 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

Thousands Raised for Woodlands Hospice at Titanic Liverpool’s Winter Ball

Watch our video above as we take you to the very glam and swanky Woodlands Winter Ball at Titanic Hotel

The annual Diamond in the Sky charity fundraising event, in aid of Liverpool based Woodlands Hospice, took place at the stunning Rum Warehouse on Saturday 11th November 2017.

More than 300 guests descended on the Titanic Hotel to enjoy an evening of great entertainment, delicious food and of course, raise much needed funds for Woodlands Hospice. Organised by Diamond in the Sky Founder, Alison Perry, in memory of her close friend Julie Riley-McLinden who spent her final weeks a Woodlands Hospice following a battle with cancer.

This special, annual event has grown from a casual gathering at Crosby Comrades Club to a sold out Black Tie event at one of the city’s most sought after venues, in a few short years as family, friends and colleagues come together to not only celebrate the lives of loved ones but also support the vital services that Woodlands Hospice provides.

Woodlands Hospice, in Aintree, provides specialist palliative care for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, plus a wide range of support treatments and services for patients and their families. The hospice needs a minimum of £3000 per day to continue to operate and so fundraising events and activities such as the Woodland Ball are vital.

Sponsoring the Woodland Ball was Liverpool based company Advanced Wind Solutions Ltd. Julie was instrumental in the formation of Advanced Wind Solutions, her drive and enthusiasm were second to none and coupled with her warm personality and never failing sense of humour she was indispensable to the business. Directors Chris Lewis and Gary Dunne have also named Woodlands Hospice as their chosen charity for this year.

Alison said: “Julie loved getting dressed up for an occasion so I think it’s quite fitting that this fundraising event is black tie, giving others the opportunity to really go for it, the guys in their Dickie bows and the ladies in a bit of glitz, Julie would have loved it.

“It’s a fun yet poignant evening, there’s usually a few tears during the speeches but above all else, its a chance to celebrate the fantastic work Woodland’s Hospice does, and can hopefully continue to do with the money that’s raised on the night.”

On the night guests were treated to a drinks reception plus live entertainment from saxophonist, Mike Smith and Liverpool based band Da-Capo Dance and of course enjoyed a sumptuous three course dinner.

Liverpool’s first ever Lip Sync Battle in aid of Woodlands Hospice took place just a few weeks ago at Camp & Furnace and it was a truly spectacular night. Our Jay lined up a host of amazing local talent and the crowd went wild as they voted for their first ever ‘Gob On Legs’ trophy winner. Watch above for all the action.
To find out more about how you can support Woodlands Hospice head to and to find out more about the 2018 events, you can email organiser Alison on

If you’re attended the Woodland Ball last weekend, don’t forget to tag us in your pics @TheGuideLpool on Twitter or @TheGuideLpool for Instagram stories and selfies. We hope you all have a ball.



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