take the Big Drop Challenge at the Royal Liverpool University
HOLLYOAKS actors, Nick
Pickard and Tamaryn Payne, were joined by 135 volunteers from local
businesses in abseiling down the Royal for the 9th annual Big Drop
Challenge on 6 October and 7 October 2012.
The Royal is 1 of the tallest buildings in Liverpool and since the
event began, hundreds of thrill seeking supporters have taken part
raising thousands of pounds to support worthy causes. The event
organised by the Royal Artillery and supported by the Fundraising
team at the Royal.
Diane Wake, interim chief executive said:- “Sponsorship is
still coming in, but we are hoping to raise over £15,000 for
services at the Royal. I'd like to thank all who took part this year
and each of the local businesses who have raised money, along with
the Royal Artillery and our fundraising team for organising this
This year local firms lent their support for the event sending teams
of their staff to take the Big Drop. The companies taking part this
year were; ATB Electrical, Bibby Line Group, Brown Turner Ross, ITS
Technologies, Lake Technologies, Merseyrail.
Turner Ross director David Bushell said:- "The Big Drop is the
first of a number of fundraising initiatives that we are
undertaking, as part of our commitment as a Corporate Partner with
the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.
We will be supporting them in a variety of ways in raising funds for
the much needed new Hospital building in Liverpool, so far the Brown
Turner Ross Big Drop has raised £3,000. We would like to thank our
clients for the generosity of their donations, which are still
coming in. It has proved to be a fun way for the team to work
together and contribute to such a worthwhile cause."
ITS Chief Operating Officer, Roy Shelton said:- “Everyone at
ITS are thrilled and honoured to be involved with the Royal and such
a great event. I personally owe a huge debt of gratitude to all the
talented staff at the Royal, and one I can never repay. I hope our
current and future fundraising makes a difference and we look
forward to a long and cherished relationship with the Royal."
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SPECIALISTS WELCOME NHS COMMITMENT TO MORE RADIOTHERAPY
organisation for the people who deliver life-saving radiotherapy to
patients who have cancer are pleased with the news that a key
treatment is being supported with more funding. The £15million
Cancer Radiotherapy Innovation Fund, which is intended to make
Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) more widely available in
England, is welcomed by the Society and College of Radiographers.
Professor Audrey Paterson, the Society's Director of Professional
Policy, said:- "This is an important initiative for patients
and will support commissioning radiotherapy services to a national
standard across England, so eliminating current 'postcode gaps'.
Patients will be able to access the most appropriate treatment for
the type of cancer that they have regardless of where they live. The
government have indicated that they want all the professions to be
involved with the roll-out of the new fund, and we welcome this. Our
involvement is essential because it is multi-disciplinary teams
which includes therapeutic radiographers that deliver radiotherapy.
Equipment and staff challenges mean that patients in some regions of
England are not getting the world-class treatment that they should
be. We hope that some of the new money will be used to invest in
additional staff development targeted at implementing IMRT
effectively, as well as in the relevant equipment and software. This
will ensure that IMRT technology can be used to maximum benefit
rapidly. There are not enough qualified and trained people to plan
and deliver radiotherapy services in all geographical areas of the
Radiotherapy Innovation Fund is intended to speed-up the use of
Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) across the NHS in England so
that an estimated 8000 more cancer patients can benefit from the
technique from April 2013. IMRT targets more precise doses of
radiation at a tumour, whilst minimising the impact on surrounding
healthy tissue. It is particularly beneficial for patients with head
and neck cancers; which are on the increase; reducing the likelihood
of side effects such as damage to the salivary glands. A significant
number of the 50 radiotherapy treatment centres across England are
not using IMRT for all the patients for whom it is clinically
appropriate and who would benefit. For more information
contact Dominic Deeson on:- 0122 746 9 060.
Showcasing the finest emerging
talent on the Indian Classical Dance scene
FEATURING 6 dancers from 3 classical styles,
Bharatanatyam, Kathak, and Odissi, Timeless takes place at The
Capstone Theatre, Liverpool, on Thursday, 18 October 2012.
Performing a selection of pieces from a classical repertoire are
Bharatanatyam dancers Apoorva Jayaraman, Arianna Ballabio, Shruti
Raut and Vaidehi Raut, Kathak dancer, Rohini Madan, and Odissi
dancer Natalie Rani Raut. Timeless is an annual performance project
which aims to give a platform to the finest emerging talent coming
out of the UK and Europe. The dancers are all young artists showing
great potential as they embark on their individual performance
careers. Supporting the work and professional development of South
Asian music & dance artistes, particularly emerging artists is an
integral and central part of Milapfest's mission & work. To achieve
this, Milapfest has created a number of unique opportunities in
performance, touring, training & professional development for
emerging & established artists, including Timeless. Milapfest's
Autumn 2012 season of events, Undiscovered India, is a national
showcase of concerts featuring rarely seen or heard Indian music and
dance artists from around the world, offering a great opportunity to
see something unusual and inspiring. Whilst the season focuses on
the 'Generation Next' of Indian Arts, there are also
special performances by leading artists, presenting their craft in
exciting new ways.