THE RACE FOR LIFE
WOMEN from across the North West are once again being called
to join the Race For Life and help fund vital research into
prevention, treatment and cures for cancer. Last year 2,000
women and girls ran the Race for Life event at Knowsley Hall in aid
of Cancer Research UK, raising more than £100,000 and this year
organisers are hoping to raise even more.
With the race taking place on July 12, there is plenty of time for
people to get training, although the event is suitable for people of
all ages, whether they wish to walk, run, or compete in a
wheelchair. The entry fee is just £10 which covers the costs
of putting on this event, so that every penny raised through
sponsorship can go directly into funding Cancer Research UK’s vital
and pioneering research into the prevention, treatment and cure of
The 5km course takes in some of the most scenic parts of the borough
within the grounds of Knowsley Hall. Would-be entrants do not need
to worry if they have never walked 5km before – it is the taking
part and raising money which counts, not how quickly you complete
This year will be the 3rd in a row that the race has taken place in
Knowsley, with help from Knowsley Council’s Leisure and Community
Services Department. Since 2004, Race For Life participants in
Knowsley alone have raised more than £150,000 for Cancer Research
So register for your place today and make a real difference to help
cure cancer faster by raising money for this vital charity.
For more information, visit the website at
call 08705 134314.
Tarrant is calling on local people to get involved in a Hug Quiz
CELEBRITY Quizmaster, Chris Tarrant, is once again supporting the
Help the Aged Helping Unite Generations (Hug) campaign and is
calling on everyone to host a Hug Quiz to raise funds to help end
loneliness and isolation among older people. Hug, now in its second
year, will see thousands of people nationwide hosting and attending
a Hug Quiz throughout Hug Month in April 2006.
Over 1 million older people go a whole month without seeing anyone
they know. Hug aims to get the nation thinking about those older
people who are experiencing loneliness, and the Hug Quiz is one way
of raising funds, while uniting us all in recognising and
appreciating the value of inter-generational relationships.
The Hug Quiz aims to become the biggest intergenerational quiz in
history, and all questions will be designed around a ‘generations’
theme to bring both young and old family members, friends and
colleagues together. All quizzes are very easy to organise with a
little help from Help the Aged, and can be held anywhere from
people’s houses, pubs, community centres or work places.
Chris Tarrant said:- “I am delighted to be supporting the Hug
Quiz in 2006, and it would be wonderful if you could take part this
year too, and help to make it our best ever. The quiz is easy and
fun to do, as Help the Aged provide you with everything you need,
right down to handy tips and advice and question and answer sheets.
You can host your quiz wherever you like, on any day you like.
The Hug Quiz is one way that you can reach out to lonely older
people, showing them that there is someone there who really does
There are lots of other ways to get involved in the campaign,
including purchasing Hug badges and new wristbands from retailers
across the UK, and giving generously on Hug Day, to be held on 7 April, which is
when collecting teams will hit the streets across the UK.
A perfect time to practice those quizmaster skills, the Hug Quiz
provides an opportunity to bring different generations together in a
fun and entertaining way, whilst raising essential funds to provide
support services which help older people live more valued and
For further information and a free Hug Quiz pack, please contact the
Hug hotline on 0870 770 3288, or visit the website