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Happy childhood memories prompt charitable donation

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

marjoriewhiteWidower James White always remembered his wife Marjorie (nee McNamee) speaking fondly about childhood days in the 1950’s spent at The Children’s Rest School of Recovery, on Greenbank Lane, Liverpool 17.

About 15 years ago, they re-visited the building, now occupied by Greenbank College, to have a look around. This visit has stayed in James’ mind, particularly since his wife’s death a number of years ago.

Recently, James’ daughter Linda decided to make items such as cards to sell to family and friends to raise money to support a local charity. This has meant that Lynda and James were able to make a donation to support Greenbank.

Marketing Manager Elizabeth Brocklehurst commented “It is lovely to find out about former pupils of Children’s Rest School of Recovery, particularly to hear that Marjorie was so happy here. It is very kind of James and Linda to want to support the charity that is now in the building attended by Marjorie. This kind of support is needed help us to continue with our work to help disabled and the local community”



3 Peaks Challenge Success!

Friday, July 19th, 2013

3 Peaks Challenge-web

Congratulations and thank you to the team of 14 people that took part in the 3 Peaks Challenge from 6 – 7 July and raised over £4000 to support activities for disabled people at Greenbank.

David Stanistreet, Kevin Wishart, Dan Squire, Simon McConville, Carl Parletti, Pete Wyman, Sean Bradley, Kostadino Zounis, Lindsey Kinsella, Rachel Kinsella, Paul Stanton, Andrew Cook, Adam Sadiq and Nick Harry climbed to the summit of Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafell Pike (England) and Snowdon (Wales) within 24 hours.

Thanks also to back up volunteers / drivers  Phil Christopherson, Bill Stanistreet and Pete Inman.

The team are already planning their next challenge for 2014  ‘The Welsh 3000s’ (to climb to the top of all 15 of the mountains over 3,000ft in Wales, within the space of 24 hours)

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Taking on the 3 Peaks Challenge to raise money for Greenbank

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

A group of 14 people have decided to take part in the 3 Peaks Challenge on 6 and 7 July to help raise funds for activities for disabled people run by the Greenbank Project Charity. The challenge consists of climbing 3 mountains – one each in England, Scotland and Wales – all within 24 hours!

The people taking part are David Stanistreet, Kevin Wishart Dan Squire, Simon McConville, Carl Paletti, Pete Wyman, Sean Bradley, Kostadino Zounis aka Dino, Lindsey Kinsella, Rachel Kinsella, Paul Stanton, Andrew Cook, Adam Sadiq and Nick Harry. Phil Christopherson and Narashe Christopherson will be supporting those taking part and Bill Stanistreet and Peter Inman are the designated drivers.

Good luck to you all!

If you want to make a donation to the Charity you can do so by visiting

Charity Ball – Raffle Prize Winners

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

The recent Greenbank Charity Ball raised approximately £5000 to support our work with disabled people. Thanks to all those who contributed to its success, particularly corporate supporters Deloitte, Hilton Liverpool, Carlsberg UK, Britvic, Shorrock Trichem and Marshall Letting, Management and Sales. Thanks also to the Deloitte volunteers who ensured that everything ran smoothly on the night.


The Raffle raised £1,870

1st Prize – VIP Land Rover Experience, plant tour and offroad demonstration for 2 people
Marlene Taylor – ticket number 01542

2nd Prize – 1 night bed & breakfast for 2 @ Malmaison
Jenna Hughes – ticket number 02420 

3rd Prize – 1 night bed & breakfast for 2 @ Jury’s Inn
Brie Higham – ticket number 00597 

4th Prize – Dinner for 2 @ Filini (Radisson Blu)
Krista – ticket number 02183 

5th Prize – Afternoon tea for 2 @ Crowne Plaza
J Gil – ticket number 02628 

6th Prize – 2 adult tickets for Snooker Legends 2013
Sharon Kelly – ticket number 00708 

7th Prize – £25 Meal Voucher for 2 people @ Eton Place
H Kirby – ticket number 02878 

8th Prize – £25 Meal Voucher for 2 people @ Armadillo Restaurant
Konor Marshall – ticket number 02658 

9th Prize – £25 Boots Voucher
Gareth Thomas – ticket number 00949 

10th Prize – £25 WH Smith Voucher
Jamie Harris – ticket number 02771 

11th Prize – London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: The Official Commemorative Book
Paul Wainwright – ticket number 02448 

12th Prize – 2012/13 Liverpool Away Shirt (Junior Size XLB)
Janice Wainwright – ticket number 02440 

13th Prize – Family ticket for Catalyst
Essie Li – ticket number 00908 

14th Prize – London 2012 Paralympic Goody Bag
Myles Duckworth – ticket number 00824 

15th Prize – Sanctuary Bathtime Bliss Gift Set
Jenna Hughes – ticket number 02422 

16th Prize – 3 Month Peak Gym Membership at Greenbank Sports Academy
Louise Cassey – ticket number 02400 

Thanks to all the companies listed for donating prizes

Greenbank Charity Ball

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Saturday 11 May 2013

from 6.30pm onwards at Hilton Liverpool 3 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool L1 8LW

in partnership with Deloitte Liverpool

A spectacular evening including Bucks Fizz Reception, 3 course dinner, Paralympic guests including gold medallist wheelchair sprinter Mickey Bushell MBE* and live music, comedian, raffle and sporting memorabilia auction.

£65 per person
£520 per table of 8

To book a table contact Mark Palmer 0151 280 7757 / 07813692614

All proceeds from this event will be used by Greenbank to support activities offered to disabled people.

* Paralympians’ attendance may be subject to change

Find out about Table Upgrades and Sponsorship Opportunities here

Gong Bath

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Sunday 21 April 11.00am – 12.00pm

Bathe yourself in sound waves and achieve a blissful, relaxed state with a Gong Bath.

Gong baths are used throughout the world for relaxation, meditation. Take time out to escape everyday stress and enjoy an hour of relaxation and healing.

Bring your mat, duvet and pillow, lie down and enjoy the healing, resonant, sonic harmonics produced by the gong. The gong entrains the brain to slow down and changes brainwaves from alpha to theta. Some even experience the delta state during a gong bath, allowing your body and brain an opportunity to completely relax and repair.

Come and experience a magical journey with sound.

Tickets are going fast so get yours today!

Booking is essential – Tickets available at Greenbank Sports Academy or book online:


This event is being held to raise money to support Greenbank’s services for disabled people.

Table Sale

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Saturday 2 March 2013
public admission 9am
finishes at 12pm
set up 8-9am

  • FREE Admission
  • All welcome!

£8 without or £10 with table

To pre-book a space, contact Dave Stanistreet on 0151 280 7757 /

Dates for the diary

6 April, 4 May, 1 June, 6 July

All money raised from this event will be donated to Greenbank (Registered Charity No. 513814)

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Guardian Charity Appeal raises over £290,000

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Under this year’s theme of ‘Transforming Disabled Peoples’ Lives’ Greenbank was selected as one of eight charities to benefit from the Guardian and Observer’s Christmas Charity Appeal. The appeal managed to raise in excess of £290,000, which will be equally split between the eight charities.

Thanks to the generosity of the Guardian and Observer readers, Greenbank will receive approximately £36,000!

Read the article which appeared in The Guardian on 1 February 2013


Annual General Meeting

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Members and supporters are invited to attend our AGM which will take place on Monday 4 February at 6pm.

The event will supply attendees with an overview of the performance of Greenbank against its objectives and financial results for the year ending 31 July 2012.

Anyone interested in coming should contact Sharon Winder to reserve a place.
Tel: 0151 733 7255 or Email:

Thank you to all our Supporters

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Greenbank would like to thank all the charitable trusts and companies who have supported its work in any way during the Financial Year 2011/2012.

These include:


BBC Children in Need

Children’s Rest School of Recovery


Eleanor Rathbone

Jaguar Landrover (In Kind)

John Lewis Partnership

Liverpool Mutual Homes

People’s Postcode Trust

St James’s Place Foundation

Tesco Charity Trust

and all the individuals that have given donations during the year

We also appreciate the support of the agencies with whom we have held contracts during the year including:

City Employment Strategy Partnership

Department for Work and Pensions

Education Funding Agency

Liverpool City Council

Merseyside Sports Partnership

National Careers Service

Primary Care Trust

Skills Funding Agency co-financed by European Social Fund

Social Enterprise North West

Sport England – Sportsmatch


And the benefit of partnership working with agencies such as (this is not exhaustive)


Liverpool John Moores University