Homes wanted for Liverpool children
A SEARCH for people
willing to give a loving home to 70 children in Liverpool is getting
underway as part of National Adoption Week. The annual campaign,
which runs from 7-14 November, is organised by the British
Association for Adoption and Fostering. Liverpool has many children
over 5, some of them in sibling groups, waiting for adoption - and
there is always a particular need for more black families to adopt.
Executive member for children's services, Councillor Paul Clein,
said:- "We are committed to trying to find permanent homes for
youngsters locally rather than placing them in children's homes or
miles away from the city. However, this presents a considerable
challenge as it means we are constantly in need of new adoptive
parents. Many people rule themselves out as they don't think they
meet the criteria. But the truth is that all kinds of people make
good adoptive parents and it often doesn't matter what your personal
A special information evening is being held at Glaxo Neurological
Centre on Norton Street on Thursday 10 November starting at 7pm, at
which people can find out more about adoption.
Executive director of children's services, Colin Hilton, said:-
"All the evidence we have is that children thrive and develop in
families. It gives a tremendous sense of achievement and doing
something that has a real benefit for future generations."
Anyone interested in finding out more about adoption can call the
Liverpool Adoption Service on 0151 233 3700, or visit the city
council's website at
* The city council provides a comprehensive assessment and and
training package for prospective adopters along with ongoing advice
and support post adoption
* Applications are
welcomed from single or married people, and those in a partnership
* It doesn't matter
if applicants are in work or not, have a disability
* People of all
racial, religious, cultural and linguistic backgrounds can apply
Mary the Virgin, Waterloo Park
Saturday, 12 November.
The fair opens at 11:00am, the opening ceremony being performed by
Miss Charlotte Dew, (St. Mary's Rose Queen).
There will be lot's of stalls with something for all the family.
Favourite stalls include Face Painting, Home-Made cake stall, bottle
tombola, (sure to please dads), jewellery stall, chocolate tombola,
children's toys fancy goods, bric-a-brac and a bookstall.
You might find a bargain, find a good book to read on a cold
winter's night or buy some home-made goodies. there'll also be a
grand raffle to win a hamper, just in time for Christmas!
Refreshments will be on sale. Admission costs for the Autumn Fair
are: Adults 30p, children FREE.
Help Make Lung Cancer Awareness Day a Big Bonanza in Liverpool
BOOK lovers in Liverpool are being encouraged to share their old
favourites and help raise much needed funds by taking part in the
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation's Big Book Bonanza on Thursday 17
November - Lung Cancer Awareness Day. The Roy Castle Lung Cancer
Foundation, which is the only charity wholly dedicated to defeating
lung cancer, is organising the nationwide initiative as part of
November's Lung Cancer Awareness Month and is appealing to schools,
businesses and community groups in towns and cities across the
country to organise their own bring and buy book sale to create one
Big Book Bonanza on 17 November and help raise much needed funds for
research into the cause of the disease which claims the lives of 92
"The Big Book Bonanza is a great way of raising money and
awareness of our cause," commented Paul Gauntlett, director
of development at The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
"People of all ages can get involved and the book sale can be held
at any venue - at home, work or any community location. Over 38,000
people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year in the UK alone -
this initiative will go a long way in helping to defeat the disease,
educate people about the symptoms and causes and continue to provide
patient care and support."
To request further information about The Roy Castle Lung Cancer
Foundation's Big Book Bonanza or to request a fundraising pack for
any event you may have planned during Lung Cancer Awareness Month
please email Jenny Brady on
firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0871 220 5405