Wallasey peer support group receives funding

Updated: May 28, 2020

Amy and Friends, Wallasey

Wallasey peer support group receive funding to boost weekly group sessions.

Local Wallasey group Amy and Friends are celebrating receiving a grant of £23,741 from People’s Health Trust using money raised by The Health Lottery in the North West.

This two-year project is the continuation of an existing idea to provide twice-weekly group sessions for siblings of children living with a severely life affecting illness or have passed away, living around the town of Wallasey. The group sessions provide a place for siblings to gain respite, meet and socialise with others and provide support to their peers. It will also deliver a week-day drop-in service for children and their families, offering advice, support and signposting to local services. The project will be user-led, with participants taking ownership of the development of activities and the planning of sessions and community events in the local area.

Chris Lunn, The Health Lottery in the North West spokesperson, said: “The funds raised through The Health Lottery in the North West are changing and improving lives. It was clear that supporting this important group in Wallasey would have a great benefit to local children and families. To date, over £100 million has been raised through The Health Lottery for good causes across Great Britain, of which over £8.8 million has been raised for the North West. We hope to make even more for good causes when Health Lottery North West opens in September.”

Health Lottery North West is benefitting from Health Lottery tickets sold for all draws being held between 1 September and 30 September 2018. You can buy Health Lottery tickets in advance for these draws online at or from more than 32,000 local retailers including the Post Office, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Morrisons and WH Smith. For all draws from 29 July, for every £1 entry into a weekly lottery draw the player automatically gets an entry into one of our monthly mega raffles with a guaranteed prize of £250,000.

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