St. Helens in diabetes walk
MORE than 200
walkers will raise funds for Diabetes UK by taking part in the
charity's "Walk in the Park" at Sherdley Park, St.
Helens on 14 September 2008 at 1pm.
Rupi Gohlar, Diabetes UK said that:- "This yearly event
encourages people to keep active, raise funds for Diabetes UK, find
out more about diabetes and have an enjoyable afternoon in the park.
Let's hope the weather's kind to us!"
"Last year's Walk in the Parks raised over £1.3million across
the UK; the St. Helens Walk alone raised over £6,000.
The more people attend, the more we can raise, so I'd encourage
people to encourage others to come along.
Walk in the Park is a fun event for all the family. The walk
itself is only a mile and a half and the route is suitable for
pushchairs and wheelchairs. Registered walkers will each
receive a drawstring bag and everyone who completes the route will
receive a medal.
Diabetes is a serious condition which can lead to heart disease,
blindness, amputation, kidney failure and a shorter life expectancy.
However, early diagnosis and good management of the condition can
significantly reduce the risk of diabetic complications.
There are 280,000 people with diabetes in the North West and a
further 65,000 unaware they have the condition." , said
Cherry Bowmaker, from St Helens and Knowsley Diabetes UK Group.
Diabetes UK has launched "Measure Up", its outdoor
advertising campaign which aims to help find the undiagnosed.
The "Measure Up" bill boards and posters that can be
seen across the country during this summer aim to raise awareness of
the risk factors of Type 2 diabetes. The charity is
encouraging anyone with at least two risk factors to go to their
doctor for a test. Risk factors of Type 2 diabetes
include:- having a large waist or being overweight, aged over 40 or
over 25 for people of Black or South Asian origin, and a family
history of the condition.
If you would like to take part in the St Helen's Walk in the Park,
please contact Sally Hendry on 01928 714 255. Alternatively
you can email
firstname.lastname@example.org - insert
"Walk in the Park" in the subject title. If easier,
you can also register on the day.
To find out if you are at risk of diabetes visit
Support BBC Children in Need 2008 Night
ON the 14 of
November 2008 a BBC Children in Need will be held at Café Mateese in
Southport from 8pm until late.
The night will have:-
Fancy Dress (Optional) - Disney Theme
Is a charity night
Based at Café Mateese
Ticket price is £5 or £6 on the door
For tickets call in at Café Mateese or phone Neil on 01704 874851,
07704 431 250.
Battle of the Sexes Charity Night!
WE did not
find out what sex was best in the end, on Saturday, 30 August 2008,
but we all had fun at the Latin Lounge, Southport. We would like to
thank Neil Yates for providing a disco throughout the night and also
to Southport's Nice 'n' Naughty Adult Shop for providing prizes. The
night was good fun for all who came.
factors in the town did prevent some of the people from arriving on
time, but we still raised lots of cash for local mum Carol Morris
towards her medical treatment. These are a few snaps we took on the
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