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09 September 2010
Pontins Holiday Village Will Rock In November!
40, from Southport, has first-hand experience of a life with kidney
failure. She has suffered with excruciating kidney problems for most
of her life and as a result she reached a point, where she felt that
giving up on the relentless struggle of survival, was better than
living on dialysis.
Since receiving her third kidney transplant in 2006, Debbie has
realized how little knowledge of kidney failure there is in the
public domain. Now after months of hard work Rock 4 Renal Failure is
about to begin the ball rolling to change public perception about
kidney failure and what it’s really like to be a kidney patient.
The event takes place at Pontins Holiday Village in Southport
between 19 November and 21 November 2010 running 2 Arenas over 2
Days with over 25 acts taking part.
Bands like New Device who recently supported Bon Jovi at the O2
Arena have a connection with the condition whereas others such as
Voodoo Johnson and Falling Red are taking part because they
understand the importance that this event has in reaching out to the
general public. The bonus is that if the target ticket sales are
reached, the event will be able to hand over approximately £50,000
of vital funds to Kidney Research UK to enable them to continue
their life saving research into new treatments and possible cures.
The acts may not be very well known to the general public but they
certainly have what it takes to make it on the big stage.
3 of the Acts have given the event an International flavour. Hungry
Heart, signed to Tanzan Records in Italy are flying themselves in
and are making the event their UK stop on their European Tour.
Shellcase have offered to drive themselves over from Belgium whilst
Common Fates have organised a ‘Rock Bus’ on which 40 lucky fans have
been given the opportunity to travel from Belgium together with the
band to the event. All the acts concerned can be heard by clicking
or by checking out their myspace sites.
Grizz Chapman, one of the leading characters in Grammy and Emmy
winning US Comedy Series 30 Rock is a kidney patient himself.
He recently received a kidney transplant and was all too pleased to
send a good luck video message for the event. Robin Beck, female
Rock Icon also got in touch to offer the services of the Welsh
Female Rock Band Kane’d that she is promoting. Robin is all too
aware of the heartache related to kidney failure and has personal
experience of dealing with it. The scene is now set, the stage is
ready and tickets can be purchased directly from the Pontins
pontins.com or by
clicking on the buy tickets link at ReverbNation or
www.r4rf.org The one thing
that is missing from this event is support from across the UK. You
can help to secure this fantastic event which will help over 3
million people across the UK alone by buying your tickets now while
there’s a special reduction of £20 per person making the cheapest
weekend ticket including 2 nights accommodation now £59. Sponsors
are also needed to ensure that the event’s superstructure is sound.
There are many opportunities from sponsoring a room or stage, right
down to a banner. Sponsorship packages can be tailor made to suit.
Debbie says that:- "if we could get 500 businesses across the
UK sponsoring the event for £100 each, it would mean that the event
was secured for another year and a number of vital research projects
could continue to reach their goal."
If you think you could help make a real difference for a constantly
increasing number of people across the UK, please contact either
Carol Bonham from Kidney Research UK at:-
or Debbie Adams, the Event Organiser at:-
email@example.com. Kenny the Kidney needs
Liverpool City Region submits bid for Local Enterprise Partnership
Region has submitted its proposals for a Local Enterprise
Partnership (LEP) to the government.
It commits to establishing the region as a top international and
national investment location based upon global trade, science based
innovation, manufacturing and tourism.
The proposed LEP would cover the boroughs of Halton, Sefton,
Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens and Wirral – an area with a
population of 1.5 million and 49,000 businesses.
It includes major projects such as Liverpool SuperPort, the Atlantic
Gateway, Liverpool Waters and Wirral Waters.
There would also be an emphasis on support for small firms and
accelerating business development.
It proposes an impressive shadow board including:-
► Liverpool born Sir Terry Leahy - Chief Executive of Tesco
► Rod Holmes – Chair of The Mersey Partnership
► Peter Nears – Peel Holdings and Chair of SuperPort
► Michael Straughan - Jaguar Land Rover
► Representatives from Liverpool University and other major
companies in the city region
Councillor Joe Anderson, Chair of Liverpool City Region Cabinet and
Leader of Liverpool City Council, said:- “Over the last
decade, the fortunes of the Liverpool City Region have ben
transformed, but our economy still lags behind the national average.
We are committed to developing our status as a thriving
international City Region, and we want to create a Local Enterprise
Partnership which gives us the power and the freedom to drive
forward economic growth and create new businesses and jobs. Together
with our private sector partners, we believe we have put together a
compelling argument which will see us working hand in glove with the
government to transform the local economy. We will bring together
the business acumen of some of the country’s top performing
companies linked with strong political leadership and backed by our
excellent universities and colleges. Our priority is to move from an
economy dominated by the public sector to one where the majority of
jobs are in the private sector, created by entrepreneurs and
businesses. We firmly believe we have the assets, capacity, skills
and commitment to close the economic and skills gap between our
region and the rest of the UK.”
The 27 page document submitted to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles
calls for extensive freedom to be given to the LEP over the
deployment of public sector resources, including enterprise and
business development, skills, housing and transport as well as
tourism and culture. And it is requesting that the government
make inward investment a key responsibility of the LEP so it can
help UK Trade and Industry identify and inform development
opportunities for the City Region. It follows a major
consultation - led by Rod Holmes, Chair of The Mersey Partnership
and Liverpool City Region’s Economy Board - with private sector
partners including business leaders and Chambers of Commerce.
Rod Holmes said:- “LEPs offer a real opportunity for
significant change and what we have proposed will determine how we
go about building our economy here. This submission sets out the
case for city regional delivery of tourism, inward investment,
employment and skills, enterprise support and innovation together
with asset management. The City Region’s submission builds on the
work of the existing Economy Board with continuing focus on the four
areas of activity where we have identified potential for
transformational change in economic performance led by the private
sector – our Low Carbon, Knowledge and Visitor Economies and
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