Jews Unite to Make a
A group of
young volunteers from JLGB (Jewish Lads and Girls Brigade) will be
making a difference to the lives of older people across the country.
JLGB will be sending small groups of volunteers to residential homes
(Redbridge, Brent, Barnet, Camden) , Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool
and Glasgow as part of CSV Make a Difference Day, the UK’s biggest
day of ‘hands on’ volunteering.
CSV Make a Difference Day, which is supported by Barclays Community
Investment Programme, takes place the two weeks either side of
Saturday 29 October 2005. Around 100,000 people are expected to take
part in around 5,000 activities, including helping people with
learning difficulties, creating community gardens, renovating
schools and befriending older people.
Activity organiser Sue Grant said:- “Our volunteers will spend
the afternoon with the residents as part of the Jewish festival of
Succos, one of the most joyous occasions in the Jewish calendar.
This is the first time we have done an event like this and we are
all looking forward to it. It is a chance for the different
generations to get together, share stories, provide company and
JLGB are not the only Jewish group to get involved in CSV Make a
Difference Day. Jewish Care are also planning some intergenerational
projects and Liberal Judaism are inviting all their members to get
involved in a range of activities from renovating a room in a
children’s home to knitting an outfit for a premature baby.
Anna Gilmour, CSV Make a Difference Day campaign co-ordinator said:-
“Some members of the Jewish community have been extremely
generous, making large donations to emergency appeals. We’d now like
them to think about giving time instead of money. Not only does
volunteering help build and strengthen communities, but it also is a
lot of fun and hugely rewarding.”
CSV President Lord Levy reflecting on last year’s campaign said:-
“Volunteers cleaned rivers, renovated community centres, learned
how to save lives and built classrooms in one amazing globe-spanning
day of action.”
Find out more information about JLGB call 020 8989 8990 or visit
DRESSING @ LIVI'S... FOR THE AIR AMBULANCE BALL
organiser, Professor Caroline Watkins and her colleague Denise
Forshaw were delighed with the selection of gorgeous ball gowns and
outfits at Ainsdales new dress agency and designer clothes shop
Livi's on Liverpool Road. Gill Fell the owner of Livi's is
supporting the North West Air Ambulance Charity Ball by donating
raffle prizes. Caroline has organised this event for the first time
to raise much needed funds and tickets are still available @ £35 it
will be a fantastic night out with a four couse dinner, live band,
disco and a classical guitarist to set the mood for the evening. The
Prince of Wales Hotel is the venue for the evening on the 5 November
For details of the evening please ring Denise on 01772 893713 or
Make the roads of Southport a safer place
NEARLY a dozen
volunteers in Southport spent hours of their own time on Friday 21
October, in an attempt to make the roads of Southport a safer place.
In an attempt to tackle the ongoing issue of speeding motorists in
the town, local residents have teamed up with the local police to
volunteer to help in solving the problem.
The initiative, which was the brainchild of Councillor Fred Weavers
and Inspector Andy Kinniburgh, was introduced
after residents expressed concerns about pedal cycle safety. Sefton
Council have introduced local cycle routes to try and make cycling a
safer experience and thereby encourage people to take up this
environmentally friendly and healthy way of getting about.
Councillor Fred Weavers said:- "I received many complaints
from local residents about speeding motorists in the Southport area.
In an attempt to combat the problem we introduced this scheme to
educate and warn those responsible for this potentially dangerous
and irresponsible behaviour. The scheme will also benefit local
cyclists. Sefton Council has encouraged residents and workers to use
alternative forms of transport which are more environmentally
friendly. One such method is pedal cycle. Cyclists often feel
intimidated and threatened by speeding motorists so this scheme
should make them feel safer too."
Community Speedwatch sees volunteers monitoring the speed of
traffic, using radar measuring devices, at particular
locations where there is perceived to be a problem.
Inspector Andy Kinniburgh said:- "The owner of the vehicle is
identified from the police computer and the driver is sent a police
letter of advice. No prosecutions are planned by the volunteers, due
to legal reasons, but as most speeders are usually otherwise
law-abiding citizens, receiving a letter such as this has a positive
impact on their future behaviour."
Although still in its early stages the project has gained a lot of
support from the local community. Volunteers have
been on courses to learn how to use the radar based speed guns, and
25 warning letters have been sent out since it started on 6 October
Southport Homewatch has aided the project by assisting in the
recruitment of volunteers and some of Homewatch's newly acquired
high visibility clothing is being used.
Margaret Jepson of Southport Homewatch said:- "Homewatch fully
supports Inspector Kinniburgh in his Speedwatch project. At every
meeting one of the main issues raised, is the speed of vehicles on
our roads and the effect this has on the lives of people in the
I was delighted to see that some of our members are prepared not
just to complain to the Police, but are willing to take part in this
traffic calming initiative.
Homewatch has developed from the days when we just looked after our
own individual homes. We now take on the added responsibilities of
working as a team to try and address any problem that effects the
safety and fear of crime of our members, in the area in which they
live, speeding vehicles comes into these catagories."
Letters To Editor:- "Please find my lost brother"
"I would like to find my brother Philip
Duffy born on the 16 January 1959 at Southport General Hospital. If
anyone can help please contact me via Southport Reporter."
Miss Julie Flinders