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Issue:- 07 October 2010

Captain America Car Chase
Photographs by Ian Fairbrother

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 here.

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 country.

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 support.”

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 the BHF.

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:- or call:- 0844 412 5000.


No. of volunteers

Equivalent in £










 Norris Green



 Old Swan



Prescot/St Helens 15 £7,830
St Helens F&E 14 £7,308







 Walton Vale



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 Merseyside Derby.  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 Merseyside charities.   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:- 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 brighter future.  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 follows:-


Royal Iris






Pier Head






Pier Head



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