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Edition No. 151

Date:- 15 May 2004

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MANAGING Director of Liverpool based Creamer Liverpool Ltd and leading broker for business, property and motor sectors, has secured over £200,000 of funding from Bank of Scotland Corporate Banking and undertaken a management buy out.

New owner Mark Duffy, who hails from Wolverhampton, bought the business from its Warrington based parent organisation, PW Creamer and Co.

Based in the West Derby area of Liverpool, the company brokers £2.3m premiums each year and now plans to use the change of ownership as a catalyst for growth. In addition, plans are already afoot to recruit three new members of staff, swelling the ranks from seven to ten employees. 

Knock-out event for Huyton

HUYTON will be a hive of activity in June when local communities come together for an all-action It's a Knock Out-style community extravaganza which is being supported with a £5,000 Community Chest grant from The Community Foundation for Merseyside.

The event will take place at the St. John Millennium Green in Huyton on Saturday, 19 June and organisers, local community group Healthink, are encouraging families and individuals from communities throughout Knowsley Borough to enjoy the spectacle as spectators - and competitors!

The family fun-day will include games, competitions, arts and craft and sport, and is expected to attract hundreds of visitors. If successful, the event may become a annual fixture.

Teams have already been entered by St. John's Community Centre, Huyton Hey
School, Link, St.Gabriel's Church and other groups.

The Community Foundation for Merseyside was launched on 1 April as Britain's newest Community Foundation. It plans to distribute over £12 million in grants to voluntary and community groups within the next three years.

The new organisation replaces the highly successful Sefton Community Foundation which was formed in 1999 and has distributed over £10 million to more than 3,000 voluntary groups in Sefton and other areas of Merseyside.


Children's Ward Receives New Equipment

A LIVERPOOL school choir's aiming to score a big hit with the official England song for Euro 2004.

Members of the S.F.X. Boys' Choir are swapping their robes for football shirts to team up with Liverpool band The Farm for a new recording of their hit 'All Together Now'.

The acclaimed choir - from St Francis Xavier's College - is now hoping for a Number One hit to sit alongside their other successes, which include; performing for the Pope, touring Europe and America and gaining a place in the Guinness Book of Records for singing at every cathedral in England and Wales.

Their involvement in Euro 2004 started when The Farm frontman Peter Hooton heard S.F.X. Boys' Choir perform at the Hillsborough Memorial Service at Anfield in April and contacted the school to ask if they would take part.

Twenty four members of the 42-strong choir, aged 11-13, recorded vocals for the track - a hit on two separate occasions in the 1990's - at Elevator Studios, Cheapside in Liverpool City Centre. The boys shot a promotional video with the band earlier this week.

Head of Music, Keith Knowles, who formed the choir in 1994, said:- "This ranks alongside our other exciting achievements like performing for the Pope.

"To be chosen to perform on England's official song is wonderful for us and wonderful for Liverpool as the European Capital of Culture 2008."

Neighbours from Heaven begin the G Litter Clean Up

WORSHIPPERS in Wavertree became Neighbours From Heaven in the first of Liverpool's G Litter Monster Clean Up litter picks this weekend.

More than 300 members of the local Frontline Centre dealt with litter, rather than liturgy, for a day, by taking part in a giant clean-up in the Liverpool suburb.

Churchgoers arrived for worship on Sunday morning, they were handed litter picking equipment, embarking on a mass clean-up. 

The G Litter Monster Clean Up is being organised by Liverpool City Council and The Liverpool Culture Company and will be Liverpool's biggest ever clean-up.

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