THE winners have been chosen in a competition to name the rooms within an exciting new development taking shape at St Catherine's Hospice.

The Mill in St Catherine’s Park will be a café open to everyone, but it will also be an informal place where people affected by life-shortening conditions can access therapies, information and support.

The Mill will also be a community space with rooms which can be hired out to local companies and organisations to host everything from craft sessions to business meetings.

A competition was launched online and in the community asking local people to put their ideas forward for what the three rooms within The Mill should be called and the winners have now been chosen.

The training room - suitable for things like light exercise classes or networking meetings - has been named the James de Lostock Room by Joanne Copeland, after the man who built Lostock Hall on the site where the hospice today stands.

The craft room has been named the Green Butterfly Room by Issy Hayes, in honour of the hospice's well-known and much-loved logo.

Staff and volunteers at the Lostock Hall hospice also decided that the final room, for complementary therapies, will be called the Siena Suite - in tribute to St Catherine's of Siena after whom the hospice is named.

Joanne, a former volunteer who gave her time to help on the hospice in-patient unit, said she was delighted to be involved with the exciting new project.

The sales representative, who lives in Chorley said: “I was very excited when I found out my suggestion had been chosen.

“My nan was cared for at home by the hospice nurse specialists.”

Nicola Hanmer, commercial catering manager at St Catherine’s Hospice and The Mill, said: “We were very impressed with all the suggestions and thank everyone who took part.

"We look forward to welcoming people to The Mill.”