Shoreline Food Bank Manager,
Julie Woods, receives Lord Mayor's Citizens 4 Good Commendation for Shoreline
THE founded of Shoreline Food Bank been
at a celebrating after receiving the Lord Mayor of Sefton's Citizens 4 Good
Commendation at Bootle Town Hall. Julie Woods, the founder of the Shoreline Food
Bank, in Southport, received her Citizens 4 Good certificate of recognition from
the Lord Mayor of Sefton, Councillor Dave Robinson, for her good deeds and
support she provides to the local community. She founded the Shoreline Food
Bank, in Southport 6 years ago, and today is manned entirely by volunteers. It
hands out up to 50 free food parcels every day to those who need them, including
up to 5 families with young children, which means almost 13 thousand food
parcels a year. These food parcels contain fresh savoury pies, fresh bread,
fresh sweet pastries, fresh vegetables of the season, as well as tins of soup
and beans, toiletries and biscuits. The food is donated from members of the
public, bakeries, supermarkets, food stores and farms from the Southport area.
"I am utterly delighted to receive this award. It's wonderful to get it for me,
but it is really an award for ALL the volunteers, who turn up every weekday to
pack and hand out fresh bakery, fresh vegetables and fruit to those who need
food in Southport. Without them, we would not have such an active and busy Food
Bank. I am also so grateful to normal people, local bakeries, local
supermarkets, food stores and local farms, who so generously donate the food,
which we give away every day. I am passionate about helping the most needy in
our society and I have plans to open another food bank in Ainsdale hopefully
later this year." said Julie.
Annual Running Day for
Merseyside Heritage Transport Charity
THE Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT)
will be holding its' running day event, on Sunday, 10 September 2017, to raise
funds for the upkeep of its' fleet of over 50 vintage vehicles. This is a rare
and unique opportunity to enjoy a ride on some of buses in our collection, some
of which featured at The 'Light Night' event back in May. The
event is also aimed to attract new members, volunteers, sponsorship and generate
interest within the community. This event is in association with 'Heritage
Open Days' (HODS).
The event will feature services between:- Liverpool, Pier Head, Mann Island,
Aigburth Vale, Walton, Penny Lane amd the surrounding areas. Due to
refurbishment works, our event will not be operating from Liverpool South
Parkway Interchange as we have done in previous years. A souvenir programme and
guide to the day will be available for just ₤5 and any donations you would like
to make to the group would be most welcome.
Lee Wolfe, Events Officer for The MTT is leading the event & has been involved
with the group for over 10 years. Lee said:- "This event is now in its'
12th year and has gone from strength to strength using a similar format. We have
been consistently attracting large numbers which is encouraging for a small
charity and always looking at ways to make this event a huge success. All funds
raised at the event will go a long way in helping to keep our collection safe
for the future. We rely totally on donations & the good nature of people."
Buses run generally every 15 minutes starting around 10:00am from Mann Island
and will observe all normal bus stops along the routes. The event runs from
approx.10:00 until approx.4pm. For more information visit their
'like' us on Facebook (Merseyside Transport Trust) or contact them via
Annual Running Day for
Merseyside Heritage Transport Charity
THE event is a firm favourite with
American veterans who were stationed at the base during the war and after; and
many of them make the transatlantic trip to Warrington every year to mark the
occasion and get involved in celebrations. John Cotterill from RAF Burtonwood
Heritage Centre said:- "We can't wait to welcome our local families over
the weekend, it's the ideal way to pay tribute to those who served here. RAF
Burtonwood is such a huge part of Warrington's history; thousands of American
servicemen married local girls so it's a fantastic get together for so many
people. It's also a great way for children and adults alike to get a real
glimpse into wartime Warrington." As part of the event, Saturday
night sees the Rock 'n' Jive Dance Night, starting from 7.30pm until midnight
and featuring live music from the North West's multi talented band, The
Retrobeats, and resident retro DJ GI. Jive will be spinning favourite tunes from
the 40's, 50's and 60's. This lively and upbeat night is a sell out each year
with free parking and a licensed bar, make sure you dress to impress. Tickets
are priced at ₤11 per person or ₤14 per person which includes food. For those
wanting to stay over and enjoy the full weekend there are special rates
available at the Gulliver's Hotel, quote BW001 when booking. For more details
GulliversFun.Co.UK call:- 01925 227157.
Laura Whitmore and Lisa
Snowdon to clear out their wardrobes and Give up their clothes for Good
Photographs by Jason Bell
SOME of the UK's favourite faces in
fashion, music and film have teamed up with retailer, TK Maxx to launch this
year's:- 'Give Up Clothes for Good' campaign, encouraging people
to donate clothes to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens to
help beat children's cancers sooner. In the UK around 4,200 children and young
people aged 0 to 24 are diagnosed with cancer each year.
TK Maxx is the biggest corporate supporter of research into children's cancers
for Cancer Research UK and has raised more than ₤30 million for cancer research
since 2004 through stock and cash donations.
As part of the UK's longest running charity clothing collection:- Laura
Whitmore, Daphne Selfe, Ore Oduba, Jim Chapman and Lisa Snowdon were
photographed by world famous photographer, Jason Bell, a long term supporter of
the campaign who helped TK Maxx launch the:- 'Give Up Clothes for Good,'
The clothes donated will be sold in Cancer
Research UK shops with all the money raised going towards research into cancers
affecting children and young people. Each bag could be worth up to ₤30* for
Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens. Give Up Clothes for Good will help transform
the items customers no longer need into funds for life saving research into
Louise Greenlees, President of TJX Europe said:- "We are so very proud to
be supporting Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens' work to help beat children's
cancers. With the help of the incredible generosity of our employees and
customers, we have collected over 1 million bags of donated clothing and raised
over ₤30 million for the charity. Just incredible. We hope everyone will dig
deep into their wardrobes this September to support Cancer Research UK Kids and
Teens and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and donate all their unwanted items
again this year."
Frances Milner, Executive Director of
Philanthropy and Partnerships at Cancer Research UK added:- "Thanks to
campaigns like Give Up Clothes for Good, we're able to carry out more research
to help find new, better and kinder treatments for children and young people
with cancer. Survival for children's cancers has more than doubled in the UK in
the last 40 years and Cancer Research UK's work has been at the heart of this
progress. We'd love to see as many people as possible getting involved and
donating a bag of clothes in their local TK Maxx store, which will help us raise
money to beat children's cancers sooner."
'Give Up Clothes for Good' launches in store from September 2017 to
support Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Look out for the special clothing bins
in store where customers can drop their bags all year round.
The campaign also provides an environmental benefit through the re-use and
recycling of goods. In 2017, it was estimated that there are over 300,000 tonnes
of clothing in household residual waste. 'The Give Up Clothes for Good'
campaign has resulted in the collection of over 1.1 million bags of
clothing and household goods. This amounts to over 5,600 tonnes of unwanted
items that have a 2nd life and been diverted from landfill.
For more information visit:-