WITH HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD PREDICTED, IGNORANCE RISKS CHILDRENS
AS part of a
major accident prevention initiative, Coastguards are launching
their Sea Smart summer safety campaign as thousands are set to flock
to the beach this summer. Coastguards are predicting that a record
number of people could get into difficulty around the coast this
summer as 2007 is set to be the warmest year on record.
The Coastguards Sea Smart launch takes place at North Pier,
Blackpool to mark the inaugural trip of the first Coastguard branded
tram. It will be running along the seafront throughout the summer.
Children from local Stannah Primary School in Fleetwood will be
there for the trams first outing.
The Sea Smart campaign, aimed at children under the age of 14 and
their parents, is highlighting that lives are being put at risk.
According to the Coastguard Sea Smart Survey, over half of the
general public (51%) dont know to dial 999 and ask for the
Coastguard if they see someone in trouble in the sea.
According to the Chief Coastguard, Peter Dymond: Asking for the
wrong emergency service causes a serious delay in assistance being
provided. Its vital to remember if you see someone in difficulty,
dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
Last summer more people got into difficulty and needed help from the
Coastguard (27,922 in 2006 compared to 27,267 in 2005). To cut the
number of life-threatening incidents and prevent a family day-out
turning into a tragedy, Coastguards recommend following their Sea
Smart code when at the beach:-
Spot the dangers!
Always go with a friend
Find and read the safety signs
Stick your hand up and shout, tell a lifeguard or dial
999 for Coastguard
Liverpool Legends To Parade Champions League Trophy
2-1 defeat, at the hands of AC Milan, Liverpool is set to parade the
European Champions League trophy through the streets of Liverpool
once again. Stars from Liverpool’s European Cup winning sides
of 1977, 1978, 1981 and 1984, together with the trophy from that
amazing night in Istanbul in 2005, will board a ‘Champions of
Champions' bus to celebrate the clubs contribution to European
The 5 time European
Champions have teamed up with Stagecoach Merseyside to celebrate the
success of the club in Europe’s most prestigious competition.
Their 5 stunning victories will be commemorated on a specially
commissioned Stagecoach double Decker bus that has been wrapped to
look exactly like an open topped vehicle. Images of the
greatest players in the clubs history will bring the bus to life in
a series of portraits that will adorn the top of the vehicle making
it look like the genuine article.
Tom Wileman, Regional Director of Stagecoach Merseyside said:-
“Liverpool’s achievements in European football have been
fantastic not only for the city, but for the whole region and we
wanted to recognise and celebrate that. Liverpool FC’s success has
not only put them on the European map but has also given them
recognition globally. They’ve had many cultured sides over the years
and it’s fitting, in the thirtieth anniversary year of their first
European victory, that we celebrate them as the Cream of Europe.”
Les Wheatley, Finance Director of Liverpool FC said:- “We are
delighted to be working with Stagecoach Merseyside in highlighting
the remarkable success that Liverpool has had on the European stage.
It is something that everyone associated with the club can be
justifiably proud of.”
The ‘Champions of Champions’ bus will leave the Main Stand
Car Park at Anfield, on Wednesday 20 June at 2.00pm. Former players
who will be riding on board the bus include: Alan Kennedy, Phil
Neal, David Fairclough, Chris Lawler, Ian St John, David Johnson,
and Ian Callaghan.