Story

Paul Buckley (Bucko) was a big man with an even bigger heart. Those who met Paul never forgot him and those who called him a friend were proud to do so.

Paul had a great sense of humour, a generous heart and giving nature. He was a “Rock” to many of us; there just wasn’t a problem he couldn’t get over, under or around. Friends and family often sort his advice and when you could separate the expletives you’d find pearls of wisdom.

Paul wasn’t perfect by any stretch and he knew it. He had a fault or two but they added to his charm and made people seek out his company and friendship all the more.

Paul had two great loves, his family and football. He was a life long “Red” and he ran Merton Villa JFC for 9 years. During the season he’d spend every Friday night planning Saturday’s game and picking the team trying to get as many lads on the pitch as he could; it’s fair to say Villa couldn’t have brought him more pride if they’d won The European Cup.

We have already donated over £2,500 to Woodlands Hospice in Paul's name; over the coming months Paul’s family and friends are gathering together to remember him and at the same time raise further funds for Woodlands to support them in the amazing and vocational work they do.

ZIP-LINE: On 12th October a group of Paul's family and friends have agreed to complete a Zip-line from the Manchester War Museum Roof across the canal to the Lowry Theatre. All sponsorship monies will be donated to Woodlands in Paul's name.

SPONSORING ZIP-LINE: If you would like to sponsor one of us on this page please just add 'Zip-line' and the name of the person you are sponsoring.  

DRAGON BOAT TOURNEMENT

Friends & family took part in the Dragon Boat Tournament on Sunday 30 June, at Crosby Lakeside. We held a raffle with the top prize being a limited edition '737 shirt' donated by Jamie Carragher. The raffle raised £520.

Isabelle Buckley: In June, Paul's niece and God Daughter Isabelle completed the Sefton Triathalon; Isabelle raised £105 in sponsorship which she donated to Woodlands in Paul's name.

Lynn Higgins of the Seaforth Community Shop has added the following:

We are recycling old footwear in any condition to raise funds for Woodlands Hospice in memory of Paul Buckley.  This is out of gratitude for all his hard work and dedication in ensuring families in south Sefton did not go without food last Christmas.  He did this by helping secure donations of food, toiletries and hygiene products to make up hampers for families referred to us by local schools.  He was also was instrumental in making up the hampers (approx 100) and distributing them in spite of being very poorly and without consideration to himself.  We will never be able to repay everything he contributed at the time nor the legacy of the hampers that he has left behind which is to make this an annual event in his memory.   
The footwear is weighed in and we in turn then receive an amount per kilo which we donate to the hospice.   

WE NEED YOUR OLD SHOES:  Any donations of shoes can be handed in at The Community Shop is at 73 Seaforth Road Seaforth and is open Monday to Friday 10 am till 2 pm.

NOTE: By the end of September the Seaforth Community shop's incredible shoe recycling effort meant their donation had reached ALMOST £700!!

Saint Jerome's Primary School, Formby collected old shoes which were weighed in or sold at Seaforth Community Shop. In total they raised £30.

NOTE: Paul worked on the Christmas hampers with his friends Philly & Michael Carragher and 23 Foundation. Toiletries & hygiene products were kindly donated by Proctor & Gamble ( P&G).

P&G are continuing to help the Seaforth Community Shop and 23 Foundation.

TEXT DONATIONS CAN MADE BY TEXTING BUKO60 & AMOUNT TO 70070 

 

Raising money for

Woodlands Hospice Charitable Trust

Woodlands Hospice Charitable Trust

Charity Registration No. 1048934

Woodlands Hospice Charitable Trust in North Liverpool is an independent charity committed to delivering the best practice & development of Specialist Palliative Care for people with life limiting illnesses, to improve the quality of life for patients & carers. It honours people’s dignity & respect

Donations 93

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Donation by Anonymous on 08/11/13

£5.00

Hat's off to you Philly for doing the Zip-line for such a worthy cause. Same to you Paula for all your efforts and continued support of so many good causes. God bless. Regards Mike and Gayner Lepic

Donation by Mike and Gayner Lepic - 23 Foundation on 31/10/13

£200.00

+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations to Paula and all for completing the zip wire. Well done from The Stevo's

Donation by Les and Karen on 28/10/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Well done to Paula, family and friends for completing their zip wire challenge in aid of The Woodlands Hospice.

Donation by Jane Lyle on 19/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Kath, Dave, Esther and Jeff on 19/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done to Paula, George, Georgia & other family & friends for completing their zip wire challenge in aid of The Woodlands Hospice.

Donation by Anonymous on 17/10/13

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 16/10/13

£10.00

Sorry its late,well done to all invouled for a good cause...well done......

Donation by Joey whittle...TARMAC. on 16/10/13

£20.00

Good luck!

Donation by Debbie Monks on 15/10/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done Nathan and all the team.

Donation by Gill on 14/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations to all that took part x

Donation by sonya wyke on 14/10/13

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George Zip-Line, well done love Vix xx

Donation by Vikki Mottram on 14/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Ian Thomas on 14/10/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Great work by Georgia Birch for a great cause, well done :)

Donation by Anonymous on 13/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Zip line...Sorry its late but congratrulations to my mate Carl and all those who done the zip line in memory of a great lad Paul (BUCKO) Buckley,Bryan Taylor and family xx

Donation by Bryan Taylor on 13/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 12/10/13

£5.00

What a great time today we had watching all the brave guys on the zip wire across the water...WELL DONE everyone xxxx

Donation by Suzanne and Duncan on 12/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 12/10/13

£2.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 12/10/13

£1.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 12/10/13

£1.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 12/10/13

£10.00

Good luck with the zip wire have a good day Bernard Ann and boys

Donation by Anonymous on 11/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 11/10/13

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 11/10/13

£10.00

Big hugs xx

Donation by Anonymous on 11/10/13

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,380.00
  • Offline donations£2,301.00
  • Text donations£154.00
  • Total raised£3,835.00
  • Gift Aid£283.75

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