Southport is on the lookout for a new Local Charity Partner
LOCAL charities in
Southport are in with a chance of receiving a year's worth of
fundraising support thanks to Sainsbury's Southport, on Lord Street.
The retailer's Local Charity
Partner scheme is now in it's forth year and colleagues at the
store, situated in St Georges place, Lord St, are looking for a
local charity who they can provide help and support to from 20 June
Sainsbury's Southport is asking
customers and colleagues to put forward the names of charities based
in Southport that are important to them. From 9 May to 23 May 2012,
customers can vote for their favourite local charity. To vote,
customers simply fill out a form and pop it into the store's Local
Charity Partner voting box, situated at the front of the store.
A shortlist of nominations will be
drawn up after the closing date and the store's colleagues will then
invite the three charities that they feel best fit the needs of the
community into store to talk about how Sainsbury's can support them.
The store will then choose a charity to partner with for the next 12
Last year (2011), the store's
Local Charity Partner was YMCA Gymnasics Club. Following the
partnership, the store will continue to provide support to the
charity. Last year, Sainsbury's stores and their customers
helped more than 1000 charities and organisations across the UK
through fundraising and volunteering and gave more than £1.5million
of support to local communities.
Sainsbury's Southport Store Manager Marc Gordon said:- "Our
last charity partnership with YMCA Gymnastics club) proved a great
success and we're looking forward to continuing to support them. Our
customers now have a fantastic opportunity to help us support
another local charity which is close to many people's hearts, so we
hope they can help us in our search for your Local Charity Partner
advice to young people as exam pressures build
CHILDLINE is reminding
teenagers that help is available if they feel anxious or worried
about exams. Young people in the North West will be amongst the
millions of under 18s that will sit exams this summer. Last year
(2011/12) the ChildLine base in Liverpool received 288 contacts from
children and young people about exam pressure.
Christine Mellor, Area Manager for ChildLine said:- "The exam
period can be a very stressful and anxious time for young people. We
hear from lots of young people each year who are anxious, worried or
panicking about their exams and revision. We want to let them know
that they are not alone and that ChildLine is here to listen to
To help children and young people cope with exams and combat
anxiety, ChildLine is offering the following advice for young people
to overcome pre-exam nerves and help them if they have any concerns.
Make sure you take regular breaks from revising and do some
Go to bed at a reasonable time and try and get some sleep.
Getting a good night's sleep will help you much more than trying to
revise all night; you will just end up very tired the next day.
Try to think positively; even if you don't feel like it, a positive
attitude will help you during your revision.
Take some water into the test with you, if you can. Keeping hydrated
by drinking water will help you concentrate.
The ChildLine website has a special 'Beat exam stress'
section for children and young people to visit. The exam stress
web pages were launched in May 2011, receiving almost 10,000 page
views; an 830% increase in page views than the monthly average for
the rest of the year.
As well as calling ChildLine's free confidential helpline on:- 0800
11 11 or visiting them
online, young people can also
send emails to trained counsellors or receive support online via
1-2-1 chat. Children and young people can also share advice and tips
on ChildLine's message boards. There are also creative tools online
to help express feelings and watch videos, such as the following fun
video online available
ChildLine is also offering the following advice for parents and
carers to help ease young people's exam stress and anxieties during
the summer months:-
Don't place unnecessary pressure on your children to gain certain
grades. They may feel they have failed if they don't achieve what
they thought was expected of them.
Encourage children to take regular breaks, eat snacks and exercise.
Help them revise by leaving them the space and time to do so.
Be relaxed about chores or untidiness and understand they might be
moody. Allow your children to revise at nights if that's what works
best for them however do make sure that they get enough sleep to
keep their energy levels up in the day.
Be supportive and help alleviate their worries by talking to them.