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Recycled phones and inkjet cartridges raise money for Red Cross
HAVE you just
upgraded your mobile and not sure what to do with your old phone?
Have you just changed the ink cartridge in your printer and
wondering what to do with an empty cartridge?
Old mobile phones and empty printer cartridges can be put to good
use by raising money for the British Red Cross, to support the
charity’s work in the UK and overseas. The Red Cross will receive £1
for each recycled inkjet cartridge and up to £30 for each mobile
Interested readers should visit:-
ring:- 0844 412 2811 to request a Freepost envelope or a collection
box for their office.
All the money raised through this recycling scheme will support the
work of the Red Cross locally, such as teaching vital first aid
skills to people in Merseyside and globally, supporting
international emergencies, such as HIV work in Africa.
Taking part in this scheme will also help the environment. There are
currently more mobile phones than people in the UK and over 40
million inkjet cartridges and laser toners are made annually,
putting a huge strain on the planet’s resources. Mobile phones
contain toxic substances which can damage the environment when
disposed of in landfill sites or incinerators. All mobile phones
recycled for the Red Cross will be re-used, used for spare parts or
disposed of properly.
Inkjet cartridges can take over 1,000 years to decompose – recycling
yours to benefit the British Red Cross means that they can be
refilled and reused, ensuring that less are produced.
ARRIVA DRIVERS SWAP MOTORS FOR MANPOWER IN CHARITY CYCLE
hundred Arriva North West bus drivers will be using pedal power this
weekend in an attempt to raise £3000 for charity. On Sunday,
27 June 2010, the last day of National Bike Week, the group will be
cycling 20 miles from Church Square in St Helens to Southport Pier
in aid of the British Heart Foundation. The drivers are based at bus
depots in St Helens, Southport, Bootle, and Stoneycroft. Phil
Hawkins, a driver on the 352 route in St Helens, said:- "We
are all different shapes and sizes, but the ride shouldn't take us
more than two hours to complete. We deliberately chose a fairly
short distance so that as many people as possible would take part.
I'm delighted that as many as a hundred of our drivers here in the
North West are taking on the challenge - I'm sure our group will
turn a few heads on Sunday! All it will take is for each cyclist to
raise £30 for us to reach our target, but we're hoping to top our
expected total of £3000 to give to this very worthwhile charity."
The sponsored challenge comes two months after seven drivers
based at Arriva's St Helens depot raised £1800 for the North West
Air Ambulance by cycling 140 miles across England. For
more information about Arriva North West services, please visit:-
APPEAL FOR WITNESSES - SERIOUS ASSAULT MINVER ROAD,
MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives are
now appealing for witnesses following an incident on Minver Road,
West Derby, on Sunday, 20 June 2010.
Officers were called to Minver Road at about 7.50pm following
reports of a disturbance in the street involving a number of men and
When they arrived at the scene they found two men who had suffered
serious injuries. One of the men, aged 24 years, had suffered
injuries to both legs and it is believed his injuries are consistent
with being in collision with a car.
A second man, aged 25 years, suffered serious stab wounds to his
arms and stomach and his condition is described as serious.
Both men were taken to hospital where they are being treated for
Detectives are trying to piece together events leading up to the
disturbance and are particularly interested in anyone who may have
seen two cars, a dark blue Volvo and a black Volkswagen Golf, which
appeared to be chasing each other particularly in the Melwood Drive
area just before the incident occurred. A dark blue Volvo and a
Volkswagen Golf believed to have been used by those involved in the
incident were recovered at the scene.
Crime Scene Investigators and a specialist Road Traffic collision
investigator have attended at the scene to carry out forensic
examinations and house-to-house inquiries are ongoing. Detectives
will also be examining CCTV footage to try and establish the
circumstances surrounding the incident.
High visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure
the local community. Anyone who may have information which
could help the police with their inquiries should contact Lower Lane
CID on:- 0151 777 4564, or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.
Are you going? North
West Air Ambulance Antique Valuation Day
North West Air Ambulance Charity will be holding an Antique
Valuation day on Saturday, 10 July 2010, at our Southport charity
shop, Marble Place, Tulketh Place. Frank Marshall Valuers of
Knutsford, who have previously appeared on TV will be carrying out
valuations for the bargain price of £1. We are inviting
members of the public to bring along their antiques to the shop from
10:30am onwards for their valuations and all proceeds will go to the
life-saving air ambulance charity. It costs the North West Air
Ambulance £4 million each year to keep our two emergency helicopters
in the air and you can find out more by visiting:-
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