- ‘SUN, SEA …. AND SWEENEY’
Actress and singer Claire Sweeney caused a sensation when she arrived in Southport for a special TV series that sees her visit her favourite seaside resorts.
The former Brookside star launched her ‘Sun, Sea ….and Sweeney’ programme for GMTV from Southport where she performed her debut single ‘When You Believe’ on Southport Pier.
During the programme Claire said that she had fond childhood memories of the resort and was impressed with the major changes that Southport had been able to achieve including the new promenade, Ocean Plaza Leisure Complex and pier restoration.
She also talked about walking along the town’s famous Lord Street with shopping boulevards and pavement cafes as well as starting her career with one of her first performances at the Southport Arts Centre.
In addition to Southport, Claire took viewers down memory lane when she also visited Blackpool, Llandudno, Weymouth and Bournemouth during the series.
announces the winner of guess the balloon competition held
at the open day in aid of the Women's and Children's
A Southport teenager has won a prize for guessing how many
balloons you can fit in a limousine at the Trust's open day!
Anna Blake from Birkdale has won a month's free leisure
centre membership for two people at the Scarisbrick Hotel,
courtesy of the hotel's managing director, Tony Casserkey.
Anna was the nearest guesser with 124 balloons (there were
Moisters Funeral Directors, Southport, provided the limo and
staff gave up their time to run the competition in aid of
the Trust's Women's and Children 's Services Appeal.
- Balloon Comp.
Florist, Southport, donated the balloons and in total £103.00
was raised for the Appeal. The Trust's Fundraising
Manager, Paul Ashworth, said: "On behalf of
the Trust I would like to thank everyone who made this
competition possible. Congratulations to Anna for
winning and I hope she, and the person she chooses to
take the second membership, gets heaps of enjoyment out
of the prize."
Saturday the 3rd of August, at 10am til 4pm, Southport and
Formby community Health Council are holding a Men's Health
event at the ASDA Superstore in Southport.
will be a lively and fun packed day with an oppurtunity to
test fitness on computrain bikes, have a healthy lifestyle
assessment and receive simple advice on issues relating to
mens' health. As well as personal advice, a wide array
of literature will be available, healthy food will be on offer
and the opportunity to take part in a free raffle.
Officer Margaret Yarwood states: "The Community Health
Council have for some time been involved in promoting mens'
health. This is the first event of it's kind in the area
and is specifically designed for men. Healthcare
professionals will be on hand to offer help, advice or
information to men of all ages in a non-threatening
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