REWARDS ON OFFER IF YOU RUN SOUTHPORT RACES!
THE race is on to find local
people who are prepared to run in this year’s Southport Good Friday
Races and raise funds for a major charity which continues to search
for a cure for muscle wasting diseases. As part of its 06 ‘Every
Second Counts’ appeal, the Regional Office of the Muscular
Dystrophy Campaign is asking readers to enter the Southport Good
Friday Races this year and to get sponsored for running, so that
research can continue to be funded into treatments and cures. In
return, everyone who runs for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign will
be able to claim some great sportswear rewards for the sponsorship
they raise and will also be sent an ‘Every Second Counts’
running vest to show their support for the charity.
Says Charles Horton, Regional
Fundraising Manager for the charity:- “We need as many people
as possible to enter the Southport Good Friday Races and to raise
sponsorship, if we are going to beat this disease. Even if you have
already entered, but would like to run for charity, we would like to
hear from you. It’s a great way to help others and help yourself to
keep fit. People die from the effects of muscular dystrophy every
week in the UK. Every second counts if we are to give people with
muscular dystrophy a chance in the future.”
The Southport races, which are four miles in length over a traffic
free course in Victoria Park, take place on Good Friday 14 April 06,
starting at 10:30am for ladies and 11:5am for men. To run in the
race to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, call their
Regional Office on 01244 403012.
S.U.A.G. Race Night In Southport
RACE NIGHT at St. Teresa's Club,
Upper Aughton Road on 24 March 06 at 7:30pm.
Tickets £5, which includes a hot pot supper. Do come along and
support the Spinal Unit Action Group, which is raising funds to help
those people who have horrendous spinal injuries.
You will have a great night. For tickets please call 01704 536277
Local NHS Consultant retires after 30 years
and colleagues bid a fond farewell last week to Mr Roy Edwards, who
had been a Consultant obstetrician at Ormskirk & District General
Hospital for nearly 30 years.
Mr Edwards was born in Southport in 1940. He trained at Queen's
College, St. Andrews, Scotland, between 1959 and 1965. He started
his career as a House Officer at St Helen's Hospital, and gradually
made his way up the ladder, through posts at Walton Hospital, the
Women's in Liverpool and Liverpool Maternity Hospital. When he
became a registrar he moved to St Mary's Hospital Manchester and
Park Hospital Manchester. He eventually became a locum Consultant at
Mr Edwards joined Ormskirk Hospital in 1976 as a Consultant, when
his reference at the time described him as being "deserving of
a permanent Consultant position". Since then he has seen
many changes in the organisation of the Health Service in general
and in advancements in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.
Janette Brookes, Director of Specialist and Emergency Services
commented:- "Roy will be greatly missed
by all his colleagues. He was a very skilled surgeon, a supportive
colleague and wise owl. We all wish him well in his retirement and
know he will enjoy the time to indulge in his love of fast cars.
Although his wife Lesley might have more plans for him in the