It is with great pleasure that I have been asked to write this introduction for the W.I.C.H group that was formed in 2005/2006 by
a group of local residents from the Whiston area, who tried to save the old workhouse chapel, which once stood on the New Whiston Hospital Site.
group were given all of the stained glass windows and some remaining artefacts from the original chapel; they were then faced with looking for land to build their dream on.
They were offered some land in Foxes Bank cemetery in Lickers Lane Whiston. They have had their ups and downs with planning, but this year they had all the conditions passed, which has now got to a stage, where we can start
the dream of building a Memorial building.
It will have a computerised Book of Remembrance, along with toilet facilities and somewhere
for people to shelter from the bad weather.
The group have been working hard over the years doing lots of fundraising events, which with your
help will continue.
We have been working with a local school who have designed our letter head, along with a banner to publicise what we are
We are also working alongside local junior schools in Whiston, to devise a time capsule to place in the building, which will shortly be
With the help of the President Roger Phillips we strive hard to get our story out across the Merseyside area. We have
been very successful in getting Vinci Construction on board to help us project manage the work required, but as I have said before every little helps. To date we have over £109.555 pounds in our bank account. With the help from Vinci Construction we
have laid footings and associated work.
After working so hard we now have the steel work will be in place.
As you can see we have great plans in mind, when it is completed it will be a delightful place to come and remember a loved one.
Thank you once again for taking your time to read this information we now have a link on the fundraising page where you can make a donation on line.
Councillor David Williams
Honorary Vice President