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Edition No. 156

Date:- 19 June 2004

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Williams' Golf Day Raises Cash for Alder Hey Childrens' Hospital

WILLIAMS BMW has held its tenth annual golf day at West Lancashire Golf Club and in the process has raised over £2,000 for Alder Hey Childrens' Hospital.

Held last week at the Blundellsands course, over 70 of Williams' customers and staff competed against each other for a place in the BMW National Golf Cup that is to be held at the Royal Birkdale course in July.

Dealer Principal at Williams Liverpool, Philip Hough, says:- "It was a great day, immensely enjoyed by everybody that took part. Even though it was a very competitive day, the real reason behind the day was to raise money for Alder Hey. We beat last year's total raising over £2,000 and this event is certainly something that we will continue with."

Two separate handicap groups tackled the tricky course with the top three in each going through to the national final.

The highest placed Williams' employee was Kevin Russell from Williams' Great Howard Street dealership.

Chris Done, Fundraising Manager from Alder Hey Childrens' Hospital Said:- "We are thrilled that Williams has supported us in this way. We have worked with them in the past and will hopefully do so again in the future. All the money raised goes towards those extra things that help make life more bearable for our young patients and their families whilst they are with us." 

Plans are already being made to repeat the event next year when the pressure will be on to beat this year's scores and to raise more money.

Escaped Man Brendan Murray Arrested & Charged

MERSEYSIDE Police, together with Humberside Police, arrested Brendon Murray and his girlfriend Hayley Fletcher on Thursday night in Hull city centre. 

Murray, who escaped from prison service custody on June 3, and his girlfriend were arrested by officers and were brought back to Merseyside. 23 year old Murray was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding and being unlawfully at large and was later charged by Merseyside Police of escaping from custody, section 18 wounding, burglary and robbery. Mr Murray was remanded in custody, and appeared before South Sefton Magistrates on Friday morning.


THE results of a unique creative collaboration between the Home Office and women's refuges and support centres in London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool and Leeds is touring the UK as part of a campaign to raise .

'Visions of Freedom' is a collection of photography by survivors of domestic violence, inspired by their experiences and emotions.

The outcome, from overcast skies, derelict buildings and closed doors to blooming flowers, open roads and birds in flight charts the 'before' and 'after' of the women's emotional journeys as they escaped an abusive situation to make a new start in life
For some of the women the project marked a significant step forward in restoring their self-esteem and feelings of empowerment as they turn their lives around.
Baroness Scotland, Home Office Minister of State said:- "The women who took part in the project showed immense bravery in sharing their personal experiences, and the collection forms a harrowing and thought-provoking insight in the physical and emotional pain they endured.

For the one in four women that will experience domestic violence at some point during their lifetime, we hope these images will provide an inspiring message of hope, and show that it is possible to turn an abusive situation into a positive, happy and safe one."

The exhibition is free to the public and will be on display in the following locations:-

London, Collins & Hastie Gallery, 5 Park Walk, London, SW10 OAJ 2 to 6 June (inc) Wednesday to Friday:- 10am-6pm and Satuday:- 11am to 4pm

Birmingham, Birmingham Central Library, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3HQ, 8 to 13 June (inc), Tuesday to Friday:- 9am to 8pm and Sat:- 9am to 5pm.

Newcastle, Newcastle City Library, Princess Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE99 1DX, 15 to 20 June (inc), Tuesday to Thursday:- 9am to 8pm, Friday to Saturday:- 9am to 5pm and Sun:- 12pm to 4pm.

Liverpool, EggSpace, 3rd Floor Newington Building, 16 to 18 Newington, Liverpool, L1 4ED, 22 to 27 June (inc), Tuesday to Saturday:- 10am to 10pm and Sun:- 10am to 4pm.

Leeds, Leeds Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3AB, 29 June to 4 July (inc), Tuesday to Wednesday:- 9am to 8pm, Thursday:- 9:30am to 5:30pm, Friday:- 9am to 5pm, Sat:- 10am to 5pm and Sun:- 12pm to 4pm.

If you are a victim of domestic advice call 0808 2000 247, the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge.

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