Start to Year for Claire House Children’s Hospice thanks to
Liverpool –Chester Bike Ride
Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride, which is now in its 18th
year, has helped Claire House Hospice get off to a ‘wheely’ good
start to the year by selecting the popular charity as its official
charity partner! With an expected 3000 riders to take part in this
year’s event on the 3rd July, Claire House Children’s Hospice should
benefit greatly from the event run by Pennine Events, which sees
many riders doing it for charity as well as improving their health.
The biggest bike ride in Merseyside, the Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool
Bike Ride has seen approximately 25,000 people cycle one million
miles since it began. With exclusive use of the Queensway Tunnel
thanks to the support of Mersey Tunnels, 150,000 of these miles have
been ridden underground.
From there the riders then head out into the Wirral countryside. The
event is also supported by Liverpool Primary Care Trust.
Cyclists can choose from one of four different routes allowing the
whole family to get involved and raise money for charity!
► Liverpool Challenge: 90 mile challenging ride from Liverpool
through to Delamere Forest and back
► Liverpool Chester Liverpool: The classic 54 mile ride through to
the Countess of Chester Hospital before returning back to Liverpool
► Liverpool Chester: This sees the riders travel 30 miles from
Liverpool, through the Queensway tunnel and Wirral countryside to
finish in Chester
► Wirral Circular: A 25 mile round trip to the Wirral Rugby Club in
Thornton Hough and back
There is an Olympic connection between Pennine Events and Claire
House! Fitting Patron of Claire House is Paralympic silver medal
winning cyclist Rik Waddon, whilst many of the Olympic Cycling Team
such as Bradley Wiggins participate in some of the cycle races
Pennine Events organise.
Claire House Children’s Hospice, which is located in Bebington, on
the Wirral, currently helps over 160 families from across the North
West. In addition to caring for children and young adults, Claire
House focus on the needs of the whole family, providing bereavement
and other support for as long as it is needed. With no guaranteed
government funding Claire House have to raise £2.5 million a year a
staggering £200,000 per month to keep the doors open. They are
delighted and proud to be the beneficiary charity for the popular
Liverpool Chester Liverpool Bike Ride.
Sound City 2011
CALLING all 16
to 19 year old bands and artists of any musical style! This is your
chance to play a gig at the coolest city festival in May 2011.
Second heat to take place on Saturday, 15 January 2011 at the Picket
Music venue Liverpool, third heat on Saturday, 29 January 2011, and
in February, dates tba.
To apply send your:-
► band name
► contact number
► email address
► myspace links
to the following email:-
Winners will receive FREE studio time, photo-shoot, management
advice and lots of other goodies to kick-start your career!
Get your application in now! Sound City can change your life!
* 16 to 19 year olds
only allowed to apply.
- MFH -
Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 52
year old Dorothy Blundell. Dorothy has been missing from her home in
Durning Road, Kensington since Friday, 31 December 2010. She was
last seen at around 5pm in the Blob Shop pub on Great Charlotte
Street, Liverpool City Centre. She is described as white, 5ft 5in
tall and a thin build. She has short dark brown hair, brown eyes and
a freckled complexion. She was last seen wearing a dark blue coat
and blue jeans. Dorothy is known to frequent the pubs in the city
centre, Wavertree and Kensington. Officers would urge Dorothy or
anyone who has seen her since Friday, 31 December 2010, to contact
the Police on:- 0151 777 4306 or the Missing Persons helpline.