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25/26 November 2009
EVERTON PLAYER SIGNINGS ARE AN EARLY CHRISTMAS TREAT
are in for a Christmas to remember, as Everton Football Club
launches a series of ‘money can’t buy’ experiences for
shoppers in the run up to Christmas.
For the next three weeks, two first team players will be in both
Everton stores to sign any merchandise purchased from the store,
adding a touch of magic to any Christmas gift.
Leon Osman and Jack Rodwell at Everton One, whilst shoppers visiting
Everton Two at Liverpool One can expect to see Jo and Marouane
Fellaini. All four players will be in store between 5pm to 6pm and
will be happy to sign any item purchased from the store, including
Everton Home Shirts, which as a special offer in the run up to Derby
Weekend are reduced by £10.
Commenting on the player signing evenings, Ray Evans, MD of
Everton’s retail partner Kitbag said:- “We hope to be able to
put a smile on the faces of Evertonians on Christmas day when they
receive a present with a special Christmas message just for them
from one of their favourite players.”
This Christmas, Everton has the perfect gift for every fan; toddlers
will love the Everton Bears and Everton Rubber Duck, teenagers can
enjoy listening to music from the Everton IPOD Docking Station, the
exclusive range of jewellery and watches will please both him and
her and for something extra special, there is the Limited Edition
25th Anniversary Box Set Shirt and Medals.
appearances will be announced shortly.
VICTORY FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
A North West
Euro-MP has won the support of local businesses for his efforts to
make parliamentary officials live up to their green principles.
The European Parliament buys tens of thousands of printer toner
cartridges each year, but until now it has ignored calls to make
more use of recycled products.
Liberal Democrat Chris Davies stepped in after cartridge
remanufacturers and refillers alerted him to a new contract worth
millions being let that would have excluded them from competing.
He reminded the Secretary General of the European Parliament that
MEPs had repeatedly called for products to be reused and recycled
"It was high time we put our principles into practice," said
Now the Parliament has changed its policy and is advertising a new
contract that makes clear that remanufactured cartridges can compete
with brand new ones.
Laura Heywood, secretary of the UK Association of Toner and Inkjet
Cartridge Remanufacturers, and managing director of Kleenstrike in
Rochdale, described the change as an important opportunity. She said
she would like public bodies everywhere to make the purchase of
recycled goods a priority.
“We are very grateful for Chris Davies’s assistance and hope now to
achieve the same changes in the UK government tender process that
has been achieved at a European level. Taxpayers' money should not
be wasted. Remanufactured cartridges have been proven time and again
to be of the same quality as original cartridges, are up to 305 to
40% less expensive and are more environment-friendly.” said
RMHC Asks Chester City Football Fans to Dig Deep to Help Families
with Sick Children
NewScene Junior Football Club will be collecting money for the new
Arrowe Park Ronald McDonald House on Saturday, 28 November 2009
football match. The under-13 boys team will be supporting local
club, Chester City, whose goal is to beat opposition Eastbourne FC
at the 3pm kick-off.
Home and away football fans will have the opportunity to donate cash
to a worthy cause at the turnstiles and at half-time. A tannoy
announcement will be made during the game to encourage fans to dig
deep for Ronald McDonald House Charities - RMHC. The Charity
provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for parents with
sick children, staying at the hospital on the Wirral, which is run
by Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The House opened to families for the first time in October and
provides vital accommodation for 28 people, up to 365 days a year.
Over the past year RMHC has approached the local community and
businesses to help achieve their fundraising targets. The money from
the public has helped to build this vital accommodation, which will
help families for years to come.
The main sponsors of Christleton NewScene, McDonald’s, will carry
the charitable theme throughout its stores in the Chester area -
Chester Retail Park Drive and Chester Forum - where staff will
distribute leaflets to ‘drive-thru’ customers and raise general
awareness in both stores to generate more funds.
Catherine Churchill, RMH Arrowe Park House Manager, says:-
“Having a child admitted into hospital is every parent’s worst
nightmare. Ronald McDonald Houses provide support for families at
this difficult time, enabling them not only to stay together, but
also to share their experiences with other families going through
the same ordeal. On behalf of RMHC I would like to personally thank
Christleton NewScene for their efforts in trying to raise additional
Jeanette Roe, McDonald’s Franchisee, says:- “We were delighted
to have the opportunity to organise the fundraising event, as the
House is of huge importance to the Chester community. It was the
boys’ idea to raise money for RMHC after hearing of a fundraising
appeal on the radio in Liverpool.”
A spokesperson for Chester City FC, says:- “On behalf of
Chester City FC, we are only too pleased to allow the under-13s to
come to the grounds. I wish them and Ronald McDonald House Charities
every success for the future.”
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