St Catherine’s Hospice new cafe named by volunteers

Posted on - 6th September, 2014 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Penwortham, Preston News
Joanne Copeland and Issy Hayes at The Mill in the hospice grounds

Joanne Copeland and Issy Hayes at The Mill in the hospice grounds

Prestonians have helped name the rooms in a Preston charities new cafe.


The Mill in the grounds of the St Catherine’s Hospice is a cafe and information centre.

Hospice managers asked local residents for their suggestions on what to name the rooms.

A training room has been named as the James de Lostock Room by Joanne Copeland.

It is named after the man who built Lostock Hall on the site where the hospice now stands.

A craft room is to be the Green Butterfly Room, named by Issy Hayes, in honour of the hospice’s well-known and much-loved rooms.

Issy, 22 from Penwortham, visited the hospice regularly when her grandmother was cared for there.

She said: “said: “It seems very fitting that my suggestion was chosen for the craft room as my grandma was very crafty and loved all sorts of things like that.

“She used to love attending day therapy at St Catherine’s – she enjoyed being in the art room and the social side of it too. The butterfly is such a strong emblem of St Catherine’s and means a lot to many people that I thought it would be a good idea for a room name.”

Former volunteer Joanne Copeland said: “I was very excited when I found out my suggestion had been chosen! I thought something recognising the history of the area and the roots of the place would be appropriate – going back to where it all began, as something new begins.

“I’m really looking forward to The Mill opening this autumn. My nan was cared for at home by the hospice nurse specialists, and my daughter’s grandma was looked after at the hospice where she passed away. I know a café where myself and other family members could go for a chat and a cup of tea would have been something we’d have really welcomed at that time.”

A final room in the Mill is to be called the Siena Suite in tribute to St Catherine’s of Siena after whom the hospice is named.

Nicola Hanmer, commercial catering manager at St Catherine’s Hospice and The Mill, said: “We were very impressed with all the creative suggestions put forward and would like to thank everyone who took part.

“We were delighted to involve the local community in the room naming process, and look forward to welcoming people to The Mill this autumn.”

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