JOIN SANTA DASH
AND HELP SAVE LIVES
THIS year’s Liverpool Santa
Dash 5k run is only a few weeks away now and participants are being
encouraged to sign up to take part and support a leading charity.
On Sunday, 4 December 2011, in Liverpool City Centre, thousands of people
will be taking part in the annual race all dressed in bright red
Santa suits while raising money for good causes.
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, the leading UK charity helping
people with muscle wasting conditions, is appealing to Merseyside
residents to take part in the run to raise money for people with
devastating muscle-wasting diseases. Participants are asked to try
to raise at least £100 in sponsorship and all those who register
will receive a full sponsorship pack as well as their free Santa
suit. In addition, whoever raises the most sponsorship for the
charity from the run will receive a Christmas hamper, courtesy of
the Park Foods Group.
Charles Horton, Volunteer Fundraising Manager for the Muscular
Dystrophy Campaign said:- "I hope the people of Merseyside
take part in the Santa Dash this December and help us continue our
work funding pioneering research to find a cure for muscle disease.
The run promises to be a great event with everyone in the festive
spirit and it should be a real sight as thousands of Santa’s go
jogging through the streets of Liverpool!"
For further details and an entry pack by
or call Charles Horton on:- 01244 536551.
Dif you know?
Approximately 8,000 children and adults in the North West are
directly affected by muscle disease, a condition which causes
muscles to progressively waste and weaken. Muscle disease can cause
disability and an early death.
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is
the leading UK charity focusing on muscle-wasting disease. It has
pioneered the search for treatments and cures for more than 50
years, and is dedicated to improving the lives of all children and
adults affected by muscle disease.
We fund world-class research to find effective treatments and cures;
provide practical information, advice and emotional support for
individuals, their families and carers; campaign to raise awareness
and bring about change; award grants towards the cost of specialist
equipment; and provide specialist education and development for
IN MERSEYSIDE URGED TO JOIN COMMUNICATION TRIATHLON
PRIMARY schools throughout
Merseyside are being invited to join the dozens in the region
already signed up for the UK’s first national Communication
Triathlon for schools.
The project, launched in April this year by Openreach, BT’s local
network business, and language and communication experts at
children’s charity I CAN, is a series of free fun events intended to
boost speaking and listening skills.
More than 500 schools across the UK, including more than 50 in the
North West, have already registered to take part, and more are
The programme encourages children to take part in three London 2012
Games-themed speaking and listening activities around
Thinking, Talking and Teamwork. It is split across 4 to 7 and 7 to 11 year
olds. Activities can be undertaken by a class, a year group or a
whole school over the course of a week or even a day.
It is part of Get Set, the official London 2012 education programme.
Mike Blackburn, BT’s North West regional director, said:-
"Thinking, Talking and Teamwork are essential skills for children
and young people, and the Communication Triathlon goes to the heart
of what we believe is important.
Openreach’s engineers are already hard at work building the next
generation of super-fast fibre networks which will enable children
to use communication skills, via computers, mobile devices and over
the phone, to make a success of their lives, but a solid foundation
We already have more than 50 schools in the region signed up to the
programme but it would be fantastic to see even more schools come on
board and benefit from the activities and learning available."
The programme incorporates a wide range of inspiring
curriculum-linked communication activities that support children’s
school work, such as Sports Bingo, Secret Striker, Memory Relay and
even a Listening Assault Course.
Designed by a team of communication and education experts, including
speech and language therapists and teachers, they help children
become good communicators. The youngsters are awarded a certificate
and even participate in a closing ceremony to celebrate achievement
and recognize hard work.
Virginia Beardshaw, chief executive of I CAN, said:- "Upwards
of 50 per cent of children, in some parts of the country, are
arriving at primary school without the speech and language skills
they need to learn, achieve and make friends. The Communication
Triathlon is a fantastic way to get children practicing their
communication skills in a fun and exciting way so they do not get
Liz Johnson, 100m Breaststroke gold medal winner at the 2008
Paralympic Games, who helped to launch the Communication Triathlon,
said:- "Having competed in various countries and had the
opportunity to meet a range of people, I know how important these
communication skills are; both in education and in everyday life.
The Communications Triathlon enables children to learn in a fun
environment and I’m sure it will be of great benefit to those
participating for years to come."
To get your Communication Triathlon pack go to:-
The Year Of Making Love!
FEVER Media are looking for
people from Merseyside to be involved in a new BBC 3 show... The
group are asking interested parties "Are you looking for Mr
Right, but always end up with Mr Wrong? Has your search for Miss
Perfect hit a dead end?" The program makers told us that:-
"The Year Of Making Love, is a hugely ambitious nationwide
study into the laws of attraction and compatibility. We have brought
together the UK’s leading scientists and relationship experts to
develop brand new technologies that when used should create the
‘Perfect Pairing’. In a spectacular, televised dating event, which
will take place in early 2012, 1000 singletons looking for love will
meet the partner whom our dating experts think is just right for
them." If you think this is a good idea and want to apply do
so now as you might be in with a chance of meeting that someone
Email them or phone them on:-
0161 713 3667. You can follow this program on Twitter via:-
Twitter as well as joining them