AN anonymous benefactor's amazing generosity will be used to help people living with a terminal disease at Wirral Hospice St John's.

The local group of the Motor Neurone Disease Association was amazed and delighted to receive a massive legacy of more than £100,000 to fund their work on the peninsula.

After considerable thought and discussions, a chunk of the cash has been earmarked to finance a completely new role.

A new MND Key Worker will be based at Wirral's St John's Hospice, and it is hoped the successful applicant will be in post before the end of the year.

Debbie Williams, the group's chairwoman, said: "We were overwhelmed to get this legacy which will make such a difference to the lives of those on the Wirral who have MND and their families.

"The worker will operate alongside people with MND, their families and carers in all their interactions with a large number of professionals and agencies.

"They will be a single local point of contact throughout the 'MND journey' and provide support and facilitate decision making and care planning.

"They will be an essential part of the local planning and co-ordination of multidisciplinary care across all the relevant sectors including the specialist MND care centre at the Walton Centre and the MND Association.

"This is a completely new role and some of the legacy money will be used to fund the post for two years.

"All the money left in the legacy is ring-fenced for special projects on the Wirral but there is much more we want to do.

"This means that we need to keep up our vital fund raising efforts to help victims of this devastating neurological disease.

"There is such a desperate need for funds, locally to help sufferers - and sadly we get new referrals on a regular basis - and nationally to fund essential urgent research.

"This is a horrible cruel disease for which there is currently no cure.

"But one will eventually be found and to achieve that goal the growing number of MNDA supporters will keep up their tireless and selfless fund raising efforts.

"We know times are hard for everyone because of Covid but every penny can help make such a difference.

Anyone interested in applying for the new Key Worker post can go to

The closing date for applicants is November 6.

People happy to donate or help the Wirral group can email