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07 October 2010
Captain America Car Chase
Photographs by Ian
LAST day of filming in Liverpool set of
Captain America. Pictured are the vehicles that took part in a 1940's car chase
being filmed on Liverpool Docks. The historic Dock Road was transformed into a
New York set for this part of the action film that is set to be released in
2011. To see the photographs taken on the fist day of filming, including
pictures of the star, click
Give the gift of time
CHRISTMAS is the busiest time of the year for British Heart Foundation (BHF)
Shops, and this year the nation’s heart charity is appealing for volunteers in
Merseyside to lend a hand and make a difference to heart patients across the
With over 540 Shops and 100 Furniture & Electrical Stores, the BHF urgently
needs some extra help over the festive period to help Christmas customers. The
BHF sees a rise in people visiting their local Shop to purchase Christmas cards
and gifts from their new goods range, and to donate stock if they’re having a
clear out before the holidays.
Volunteers are absolutely essential to the success of the charity, and play a
vital part in fighting heart disease, the nation’s biggest killer. Last year in
Merseyside 227 volunteers worked in BHF Shops in the 12 weeks running up to
Christmas which is the equivalent to donating £118,494 in time.
This year, having opened up 47 new Shops and Furniture & Electrical Stores we
need even more help. Volunteering is a feel-good way for communities to pull
together, and embrace the Christmas spirit of goodwill. It’s also a great
opportunity to be part of a team, have fun and make some new friends.
Mike Lucas, BHF Retail Director says:- “Most families in this country have been
touched by heart disease at some point, and this Christmas you could really make
a difference to them by giving the gift of your time. Whether you can spare a
couple of hours or a couple of days a week, we really would appreciate your
There are lots of different roles available from merchandising the large range
of new Christmas gift products to selling Christmas cards or processing stock
donations. Perhaps you are a natural sales person, and can sell raffle tickets
for our annual Christmas hamper, which last year raised an amazing £572,000 for
Or why not help your local BHF Furniture & Electrical Store? The specialist
stores also need extra volunteers in the run up to Christmas to move stock,
organise free collections and help sell goods to people who may need extra beds
and chairs for family staying over the holidays.
For more information on volunteering opportunities in BHF Shops and to find
other ways to support BHF this Christmas visit:- bhf.org.uk/volunteer or call:-
0844 412 5000.
Equivalent in £
St Helens F&E
Battle of the Mersey Tickets now on sale online
FOOTBALLL supporters can now buy their tickets online for the Battle of the
Mersey EFC vs LFC ferry race. On Saturday, 16 October 2010, football fans can
take to the river for a special charity event – an aquatic version of the
Merseytravel and Soccerbus, in association with Radio City, are kicking off
derby weekend with a race between two Mersey Ferries in aid of two fantastic
Fans of both clubs are being invited to climb aboard the vessels adorned in the
Royal Blue of Everton and Red of Liverpool and skippered by two icons of
Merseyside football, Ian St John and Ian Snodin
Tickets are now available online at:-
merseyferries.co.uk or at all three
ferry terminals, Woodside, Pier Head and Seacombe. Priced at just £5 for adults
and £2.50 for concessions this is sure to be a fun packed morning to kick off a
weekend of football heaven, with every penny of ticket sales going to charity.
Sundowns supports people who have Downs Syndrome and their families, and was
chosen by Merseytravel staff as their corporate charity of 2010. Sundowns will
receive half of the ticket sales proceeds.
Radio City charity Cash for Kids will also benefit from 50% of the proceeds.
Cash for Kids deliver initiatives for sick and underprivileged children in our
communities, to benefit local children and give the neediest a better and
LIVERPOOL will be represented by Royal Iris and EVERTON will be represented by
Snowdrop. The duration is approximately 1.5 hours and departure times are as
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