Life Expectancy Project & Besom & Foodbank
The gap in life expectancy between East and West Wirral is 12 years.
This shocking statistic provided the inspiration for the Life Expectancy Project, where churches from East and West Wirral are twinned to help each others communities.
You can see a brief powerpoint presentation about the project here.
An important and potentially ground breaking Summit took place on the 19th of January 2010 at St Marys Upton led by Bishop Keith Sinclair and attended by Wirral YFC and a number of other agencies that are involved on the ground.
Alongside this project, The Besom in Wirral has been formed to provide a bridge between those who want to give time, money, things or skills and those who are in need. The Besom in Wirral ensures that what is given is used effectively and the service provided is free to the end user.
You can find out more about Besom in Wirral here, including contact details of how to get involved.
There are collection points for The Wirral Foodbank in the St Peter's Centre and The Church of the Good Shepherd. Donations are taken to the Foodbank once per month after the first Sunday of each month, so please continue to leave non-perishable items for collection. For further details click here to go to the Wirral Foodbank website