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14 October 2010
Three fine male choreographers LEAP into unity as part of Homotopia
from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution on Merseyside have
taken delivery of a £9,000 lifeguard patrol vehicle donated by the
Civil Service Motoring Association (CSMA) and financial services
The CSMA, in conjunction with LV=Frizzell, has supported the RNLI
for 26 years, purchasing a range of equipment for RNLI lifeboat
stations and the lifeguard service throughout the UK.
These include four inshore lifeboats and lifeguard rescue water
craft, as well as launching tractors and other lifeguard patrol
trucks. The CSMA and LV=Frizzell are also the recipients of the
prestigious RNLI Lifetime Achievement Supporter Award for their
Speaking at the
handover ceremony on Tuesday, 12 October 2010, Vice-President and
Charity Co-ordinator for CSMA, Tony Richardson, said:- "Our
partnership with LV=Frizzell has so far raised over £576,000 for the
RNLI and we are delighted to be able to assist the charity with the
purchase of a lifeguard patrol vehicle for Merseyside. Much of the
money we raise comes from a monthly prize draw for our members and
it is their generosity that allows us to support the great work of
the RNLI in such a comprehensive manner."
Geoff Eteson, CSMA Chairman, added:- "After 27 years, Tony is
standing down as the Club’s charity coordinator and I thank him
profusely for his efforts, both for the Club and the RNLI, who have
benefited tremendously from his commitment and support over the
RNLI lifeguards patrolled four beaches on Merseyside for the first
time this summer after Sefton Council handed over responsibility for
the lifeguarding service to the charity.
The seven-day-a-week service provided by RNLI lifeguards on Crosby,
Southport, Ainsdale and Formby beaches matched the service
previously provided by Sefton Council who continue to provide
financial support. RNLI lifeguards also continue to patrol Crosby
beach throughout the winter.
The new lifeguard patrol vehicle donated by CSMA and LV=Frizzell is
a Suzuki Jimney, which will be used alongside the services’ existing
Mitsubishi L200 patrol trucks.
Rory Smith, Deputy Divisional Lifeguard Manager, said the Jimney
will be a great addition to Sefton, allowing increased coverage of
the lifeguard patrol zones.
He added:- "All equipment provided to lifeguards is done so on
the basis of extensive trials to make sure it is fit for purpose.
Just as we have a number of classes of lifeboat that perform
specific roles, we also have a variety of vehicles to ensure that we
have the right tools for the job. The Suzuki Jimney adds to our
flexibility and provides a lightweight four-wheel drive that we have
found suited to the conditions on Sefton’s beaches."
Barnardo’s only furniture store in Huyton is holding a volunteering
day on 26 October 2010 from 11am to 3pm, to offer local residents a
valuable insight into the work of the charity, which helps
vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
By giving up just four or more hours of their time per week,
volunteers help to raise funds towards Barnardo’s vital work. The
shop’s new branch manager, Anne Barry says:- “We very much
value the support of people from Huyton and the plan is to make this
the area’s most successful second hand furniture store. Every year
we help thousands of children turn their lives around, but we cannot
do it without our volunteers.”
The shop is also making an urgent appeal for donations of quality
furniture; tables, beds, sofas etc.
“By making donations to our furniture shop on Huyton Hay Road, you
will enable us to raise essential funds to support children who are
facing extremely difficult issues, such as poverty, sexual abuse and
neglect. Every little helps; just £10 a month can help us maintain
the ‘runaway helpline’ for children who have runaway from home, £20
a month can feed a child trying to escape sexual exploitation and
£100 can pay for psychologist sessions to help a child rebuild their
life after sexual abuse.”
For more information about volunteering, call into the open day on
at:- 18 Huyton Hay Road, L36 5RT.
To arrange free
pick-up of your donation, please contact Barnardo’s on call on:-
0151 449 2070.
Institute of Motoring industry drives enterprise at St Hilda’s C.E.
ON Tuesday, 12
October 2010, year 12 pupils at St Hilda’s on Croxteth Drive,
Liverpool, took part in a brand new Enterprise day, delivered by the
Institute of Motor Industry (IMI). The day focused on highlighting
the jobs available within the motor industry and how to get them.
A high percentage of
our year 12 pupils are females and traditionally the motor industry
is not a sector that they would consider as it’s normally perceived
as an oil and rag industry. The IMI are keen to change this
perception and show young people that the Motor industry can offer
so much more.
As part of the day the students had the opportunity to visit Peoples
Ford, Speke where they met with Jackie Waterhouse, Director &
General Manager and Ian Mc Farlane, Group Marketing Director who
spoke to the pupils about the various jobs available within the
Enterprise development officer at St Hilda’s commented:- “With
the demand for University places at its highest and the job market
being so competitive we feel students need to be more informed of
opportunities available to them when they leave school.”
We hope that the day has enthused pupils and open their eyes to
other possibilities not just in the motor industry but in other
sectors that they may have dismissed as non-traditional to their
The day concluded with a selection of presentation about the various
high level jobs available within the industry.
wild for the RNLI at Knowsley Safari Park
being urged to run wild for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution
(RNLI) at the charity’s popular Reindeer Run at Knowsley Safari Park
next month on Sunday, 28 November 2010. The Merseyside
Reindeer Run is one of a series held throughout the country in the
run-up to Christmas and offers both professional and fun runners the
opportunity to test their athletic abilities while raising money for
the charity that saves lives at sea. RNLI Events Manager, Lisa
Rutter, said with more than 900 runners taking part last year, the
Knowsley Park event is one of the charity’s most popular Reindeer
Runs. She said:- "We were overwhelmed with the support
we received from people who signed up to last year’s Reindeer Run.
Lord Derby, who allows us to stage the run in his private grounds,
took part with his three children, alongside runners of all ages and
abilities who together helped raise a tremendous £15,000 for the
RNLI." The 10km and 5km routes take runners through
the private parkland of the safari park, while the 3.5km Santa
Saunter walk, past the petting zoo and amusement rides, is ideal for
little legs. Entry fees for the Reindeer Run are £12.50 for
the 10km, £10 for the 5km and £5 for the Santa Saunter. Families are
encouraged to raise sponsorship money for the RNLI and join the
charity’s mascot, Rookie Reindeer, in running with a pair of antlers
on their heads! Lisa said:- "The RNLI receives no
Government funding and relies on public donations to operate its
lifesaving service around the UK coast. Every penny raised benefits
our volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards and even the smallest
amount of sponsorship helps. A pair of gloves for our volunteer
lifeboat crew members cost £16 and a pair of yellow wellies cost £42
each, so it’s easy to attribute your sponsorship money to a piece of
lifesaving kit." All entrants to the Reindeer
Run will receive a free pair of reindeer antlers to speed them on
their way and a mince pie at the finish line. To register for the
Knowsley Park Reindeer Run go to:-
rnli.org.uk/reindeer You can
also do it via email or telephoning:- 0161
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