DON'T BECOME A VICTIM OF CAR CRIME
Police are this week advising the public to take care to protect the
contents of their cars, to help ensure that they don't become a
victim of car crime.
The advice comes following a recent spate of thefts in the
Litherland and Netherton areas. Car owners are being asked to be
vigilant, a number of incidents have involved the theft of items,
which have been left on display within the car.
Neighbourhood Inspector for Litherland and Netheron Kirsty Jennett
explains:- "Opportunist thieves are always on the look out for
items such as satellite navigation systems, sports bags, brief cases
and handbags. When leaving your car unattended ensure valuable
property is either removed from the vehicle or placed out of sight.
Taking these small steps could stop you from becoming a victim of
The Neighbourhood Policing team for the Litherland and Netherton
area are currently conducting operations to catch those responsible
for this recent spate of thefts and are urging anyone with any
information to contact them.
Anyone with further information about car crime is asked to talk to
their Neighbourhood Policing Team or contact Crimestoppers in
confidence on 0800 555 111. For information on how to contact your
Neighbourhood Policing team go to:-
www.merseyside.police.uk and on
the map to the left hand side of the page click on Sefton, or the
area where you live.
RUN SOUTHPORT RACES TO
HELP FUND CURE FOR MUSCLE DISEASE
Dystrophy Campaign is appealing to local readers to run on its
behalf in the 2009 Southport Good Friday races.
Participants who excel at fundraising will be rewarded with some
great sportswear and each person running for the charity will also
receive a top quality running vest to show their support for the
charity on race day.
Regional Fundraising Manager, Charles Horton said:- “We are
urging local people to enter this race and raise sponsorship to help
us in the fight against muscle disease. Even if you have already
entered, but would like to run for a 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. Contact me today for an entry form
or for sponsorship forms if you have already entered ”
An estimated 7,000 people in the North West are directly affected by
one of more than 60 forms of muscle disease, which result in the
progressive breakdown of muscles, leading to varying degrees of
disability - some forms severely reduce life expectancy. The
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign funds internationally acclaimed medical
research to improve treatments and runs a Care Service in the UK,
providing practical advice and emotional support for families,
whilst also vigorously campaigning for improved services.
The Southport races, which are four miles in length over a
traffic-free course in Victoria Park, take place on Friday, 10 April
2009, starting at 10.30am for ladies and 11.15am for men. There is
also a 3k fun run starting at 10am.
If you are up to the challenge please contact Charles Horton at the
Regional Office of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign on:- 01244 403012
Only one week remaining for Not for Profit organisations to enter
NOT for Profit
organisations in Liverpool have just one week remaining to enter the
groundbreaking Bank of Scotland Corporate £6 million Social
Entrepreneur Awards. The awards is the biggest ever of its kind in
the UK and has been created to encourage and nurture the British
organisations that put welfare before wealth and reward those that
put the greater good ahead of personal profits.
Sam Kerr, Head of Specialist Banking, Bank of Scotland Corporate,
commented:- “With only a week left to enter, this really is
the last opportunity for Not for Profit Organisations to secure a
chance of winning the funding that will enable them to build a
bright future for their organisation. We have had entries from many
diverse social entrepreneurs, so it is going to be interesting to
see where these last minute entries come from. I want to wish any
organisation finishing their application form the very best of luck
and encourage others to enter as The Social Awards will change the
face of two Not for Profit organisations forever.”
There are two awards are on offer and entrants must specify which
they wish to enter:-
1) Up to £5 million funding free of interest and arrangement fees
for 3 years, or a one off cash donation of up to £500,000
2) Up to £1 million funding free of interest and arrangement fees
for 3 years, or a one off cash donation of up to £100,000
The winner of each award will also secure a true ‘money can’t
buy’ reward of three days mentoring from one of the UK’s
best known social entrepreneurs and the title of 'Bank
of Scotland Corporate Social Entrepreneur 2009.'
Who can enter?
The Social Entrepreneur Award is open to Not for Profit
organisations whose primary purpose is to further social or
environmental goals, and those who operate for non-commercial
purposes and social benefit. Such organisations cover a vast
spectrum, ranging from Charities, Churches and Social Groups, to
Public Sector organisations, Schools and Universities.
► For more information – and to download an entry form – visit
► The closing date
for entries is Monday, 23 February 2009
► The national final
takes place on 25 June 2009
The entry criteria:-
► Entries should be submitted online
► A specialist team from within Bank of Scotland Corporate will
shortlist up to 6 entries in total*
► For the final there will be a judging panel comprising senior
figures from Bank of Scotland Corporate, The Sunday Times, Deloitte
and a leading UK Social Entrepreneur.
► Each finalist will be given the opportunity to present their
business idea to the panel and explain why their organisation should
receive the overall prize.
► All finalists will then be invited to a prestigious dinner where
the winners will be announced.
► Please note the minimum funding which can be applied for is
£500,000 and the minimum donation is £50,000.
What defines a social entrepreneur?
Social entrepreneurs operate Not for Profit organisations which are
not capable of distributing profits generated by the organisation
back to shareholders, members or other participants in the
primary purpose is to support an issue of public interest or
concern, or to further social and/or environmental goals for
non-commercial purposes and social or community benefit.