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25 bike riders visit all 3 Merseyside Clatterbridge Centres as friend battles blood cancer

A group of 25 friends from Southport Hesketh Round Table set off on Saturday, 11 September 2021, on a 65 mile cycle, from Southport, to all 3 Clatterbridge Centres in:- Aintree, Wirral and Liverpool City Centre. They made the ride in recognition of the:- "world class care" that former Southport Hesketh Round Table President Dean Wilson has received from Clatterbridge during his battle with blood cancer. An SHRT spokesperson said:- "It's time to get On Your Bike Blood Cancer! A group of us head out on bikes to visit Clatterbridge Hospitals in:- Wirral, Aintree and Liverpool, to raise awareness and much needed funds for local blood cancer charities:- The Candice Colley Foundation and The Bloom Appeal. We had a target of ₤3,000 to raise for both charities and we have smashed it and now over ₤5,000. We would love to see people help us to raise more money for the charities, and more awareness about Clatterbridge and about blood cancer. You can Please donate via our JustGiving Page A 'peloton' of around 25 riders took on the 65 mile route. Why? because Dean asked us to! Dean is having his own battle with blood cancer and typical of the person he is, he is determined to use his situation to give back and do some good. Dean's our mate, a Former Chairman and a Former president of Southport Hesketh Round Table, and an all round good guy who many of you will have met and seen, like all our members giving so much of his time to our community events:- Santa Float, Bonfire, Children in Need and Mad Dog events, to name, but a few. We of course said yes to supporting this without a moment's hesitation! Please keep an eye on our Facebook Page for more information."


Southport woman to do 11,000ft skydive after 'amazing' care from NHS staff

A woman who praised the "amazing" staff who cared for her when she was ill in Southport Hospital has committed to doing a skydive to raise money for charity. Sarah Pedder, who works at Dunelm, at Ocean Plaza, Southport, is asking people to donate to her fundraiser for the Chest, Heart and Stroke Foundation. A talented photographer, many will recognise the stunning pictures that Sarah regularly posts in the Stand Up For Southport Facebook group. She will be leaping out of an aircraft at 11,000ft, on Sunday, 21 November 2021, with UK Skydiving Adventures Ltd at the Black Knights Parachute Centre, in Cockerham, in Lancashire. People can donate to her fundraising page by clicking on the link here:- Donate.GiveAsYouLive.Com. Sarah said:- "This is my 1st skydive. I'm petrified, but also excited! I have always wanted to do something for charity so what better way to experience the thrill of a skydive at the same time."

Sarah was inspired to take on her daring challenge after she was rushed into Southport Hospital 3 weeks ago. She said:- "I was recently in Hospital with stomach and chest pains. The NHS staff there were brilliant. I'm OK now, it turned out to be an infection on the lining of my stomach. I was put on medication for 28 days, they are helping. The pain was scary; I have never had pain like that before. It's ongoing, but I'm feeling a lot better than I did when I was admitted to Hospital. The staff were amazing, I can't fault the NHS at all. Also, someone close to my heart, her dad has suffered a lot of strokes. He's such a true gent and is her hero, who doesn't deserve it. So I want to help any way I can by raising the money to help this foundation to help patients. Any donations over the ₤510 limit will be split in many ways to other charities such as Cancer Research, Animal Rescue, Mental Health and Cystic Fibrosis. I've always wanted to do something for charity and also wanted to do a skydive, so what better way of doing both together! I always want to help where possible if I'm doing something that's probably once in a lifetime or on my bucket list. Thank you everyone for all your support! Let's do this, fingers crossed I can raise the amount!"

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