Ronald MacDonald House, Arrowe Park Hospital Officaly opened
actresses Ann Marie Davies and Suzanne Collins official opened
Arrowe Park Ronald McDonald House on 16 December, 2009. Since
opening in October 2009, the new Ronald McDonald House at Arrowe
Park Hospital, Wirral, has helped 14 families from across the
country, allowing them to be close to their child in Hospital.
Families have saved an average 16 hours and 385 miles travel every
week – just through the reduction in travel to visit their child.
The Charity provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for
the families of children being treated at Arrowe Park Hospital –
helping parents, grand parents, siblings, and foster parents alike.
Many children have to travel long distances to be treated at the
hospital, and the Ronald McDonald House will allow parents to stay
close by and provide important emotional support during their
child’s stay. to find out more go to:-
Fitzgerald told us after the event that:- "The event went
really well. It was good that both Ann Marie Davies and Suzanne
Collins, who have supported the charity, came to the house and cut
the ribbon. it was also so nice to see them talking to the staff and
the families who are staying in the house. We would like to thank
them for their continuing support."
APPEAL FOR INFORMATION - INCIDENT SEFTON PARK ROAD
AN appeal has
sent out by Merseyside Police asking for the driver of a taxi to
come forward to assist police with an on-going investigation.
On Thursday, 10 September 2009, the driver of a red or maroon London
LT1TX1 or TX11 hackney cab, stopped a police patrol car at around
7.45pm on Sefton Park Road.
He reported that on Lodge Lane, he had seen what he thought was a
man brandishing a gun.
A man was subsequently stopped nearby and an imitation weapon
recovered from a car. He was arrested and released on police bail
pending further enquiries.
Enquiries are on-going into this investigation and officers are keen
to speak to the taxi driver in an effort to piece together the
events of that evening.
Merseyside Police would urge the taxi driver to contact DC Tim
Rowlands at Admiral Street CID on:- 0151 777 5364.
Anyone else who witnessed this incident or who has any information
is asked to contact:- 0151 777 5364 or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555
NOW ~ THE PLAYS!
WRITE Now are delighted to announce that
the plays to participate in this summer's festival have been chosen
and invited. The EIGHT plays which will come together to make the
First Annual Liverpool One Act play Festival running from Friday, 26
March 2010 to Saturday, 3 April 2010 will be:-
The Dressmaker's Gift by
The Guy's A Monster by Dave
Heart by James Stewart
I'm Ed Caesar by Nick
The Person Without by Jenny
Pippin Hal by Paul Williams
Second's Out by Helen East
Under My Skin by Rob Johnston
exciting, new pieces of theatre to add that extra sparkle to the
Easter weekend! In addition, we are delighted to announce
that we have developed a play text workshop strand in conjunction
with Everyman Playhouse Literacy Team which will see a one-day event
for those submissions who didn't make the final eight, and two
workshop / rehearsed reading events during the festival for:-
No Smoke by Annabel
Everything Must Go by Graham
WE WANT YOU TO BE INVOLVED!
Too long the word on the grapevine
has been one of not enough work or recognition for Fringe theatre in
Liverpool, well, here is an event that we hope will rectify that.
But it will only work if you get in involved!
We are currently
seeking one or two directors to assist in the delivery of the EIGHT
plays. Your chance to show the city of Liverpool what you can do!
Email your current CV to
firstname.lastname@example.org to contact Write Now if
you'd like an introduction to participating writes.
Actors, Stage Managers and Technicians
We are also seeking to cast and crew the shows!
Write Now are hosting
a network casting and crew event called the 'Meet'
Market on:- Wednesday, 20 January 2010 from 5 - 9pm at
The Contemporary Urban Centre, 41 to 51 Greenland Street,
This will be a
Networking event where interested parties can meet and talk to the
writers and directors. Bring along a handful of CVs and
headshots (actors only) it's your chance to promote yourself. We
will be casting the must see event on the Liverpool Arts calendar
2010 from attendees of this event. If, however, you're unable to
make the 'Meet' Market, all remaining roles will be
listed after the event on a page on the Write Now website,
immediately following the event.
Programme needs you! Volunteers are crucial to the success of
Write Now. They are the first point of contact for audiences; they
help generate an atmosphere needed during the Festival period.
Should you wish to be
part of the Festival, but not on - or back-stage, then
email us. Alternatively
website, where you can
download the Volunteer Application document. There will also be a
chance to talk to the Write Now Team at the 'Meet'
Market, so, if you prefer, you can bring the application with you.