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Edition No. 131

Date:- 26 December 2003

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CALLING ALL RUNNERS For 2004!!!!!!!!!!!

HAVE you been allocated a place in the 2004 Flora London Marathon on Sunday 18th April? If so, why not use your place to raise funds for the work of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) in your area.

The NSPCC is hoping that people who are running the Flora London Marathon will help the charity in its efforts to end child cruelty by raising funds via sponsorship.

Those running for the charity will be provided with an NSPCC T-Shirt, running magazines, dedicated training day, fundraising advice & materials, and a meet and greet facility on the day of the run – including a free foot massage! So apart from raising vital funds for the NSPCC, they can also help get the message out that cruelty to children must stop… FULL STOP. 

Debra Crouch, community appeals manager commented:- “We’d welcome anybody already registered to run, who would like to get involved and help the NSPCC carry out the vital work it undertakes in this area. Hopefully the thought of raising funds and helping children will be a motivation both during training and on the day itself.”

For further information on how you can run the Flora London Marathon for the NSPCC or if you would like to discuss other fundraising ideas, please call Debra Crouch on 01925 758 651

 White Stripes 2004

CALLING ALL White Stripes fans....  They will be playing at the following venues in Jan 2004 and tickets are now on sale and going fast.  Gig dates are... 

19 Jan - Liverpool Royal Court - 0151 709 4321
27 Jan - Blackpool Empress Ballroom - 01253 292 029
28 Jan - Blackpool Empress Ballroom - 01253 292 029
29 Jan - Bridlington Spa Hall - 01262 678 258

Tickets:- £22.50

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Liverpool tells 21st century story of faith

LIVERPOOL'S school children will learn the fascinating history of the city's faiths in an exciting 21st century project. 

A special 'Faith Story' CD Rom and video is being created, which will be given to every school in Liverpool. It will be used, alongside the Friend Ship as an educational tool, to teach children about the city's diverse religions and communities. 

The story will engage young people across the city in the Faith in One City celebrations, in the run up to Capital of Culture in 2008 and it will be the first time a permanent visual record of faith in Liverpool has been created. 

Faith in One City Co-ordinator, Wally Brown, said:- "This is a fantastic educational project, which will reach out to our young people, and show them that faith in all its forms is a fundamental part of life in our city. It will be a celebration of Liverpool's diverse faiths, ethnic groups and communities living in harmony.

In the current world climate, Liverpool can be seen as a beacon of tolerance in the expression of faith. I'm delighted we are creating this permanent record, so our young people can recognise the enormous contribution our many diverse faith communities have made to the past and present of Liverpool."

The CD Rom will include interviews with the city's faith leaders, school teachers and the Merseyside Council of Faiths, who will talk about their experiences in Liverpool, and what their faith means to them.

It will also give an insight into what faith means to the people of the city, from the youngest to the oldest. People will describe who or what they have faith in - whether it is spiritual faith, 

faith in their parents, their lollipop lady or friends. The project will also include acts of worship at the city's cathedrals, temples and mosques, and music from the Love and Joy Gospel Choir.

Leader of Liverpool City Council, Councillor Mike Storey, said:- "Faith communities have established many of the foundations of Liverpool's varied and colourful life, and it's essential that young people learn about this important part of the city's history. 

Most children are tuned in to computers and technology, and a CD Rom is a powerful and far-reaching way of telling young people the story of faith in Liverpool. It is part of our drive to get all our communities engaged in the Faith in One City celebrations."

Local production Company, River Media, has been commissioned to put the CD Rom and video together, which will be shown to the people of the city for the first time at the launch of Faith in One City.

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