SHOPPERS PROVIDE A WELCOME BOOST TO THE SOUTHPORT COMMUNITY
CO-OPERATIVE members in
Southport have helped the 19th Southport Scout Group Emmanuel to
have their scout hut re-wired with a grant of £500.
The group received the cash boost from The Co-operative's Community
Fund, a pot of money accumulated by member customers opting to
donate all or part of their annual dividend to good causes in the
area. The money is distributed by The Co-operative's local area
Joan Wolfenden, from the scout group, said:- "Funding is
becoming ever harder to secure, therefore we were delighted to hear
that we were successful in securing this grant from The
Co-operative. The cash has made a huge difference to our group, and
it means all the more knowing that the money has been donated by
Hazel Remeika, The Co-operative's Membership Manager for the North
West, said:- "Supporting local communities has been an
inherent part of The Co-operative's values and principles since the
very beginning of the Co-operative Movement. We are
particularly proud of the Community Fund, as it demonstrates how the
generosity of our members can make a real difference in their local
area, and now we have stores and branches in every postal area of
the UK it makes it all the more relevant."
Co-operative members receive a payment twice a year based on the
points they earn when they trade at any of the Group's businesses,
including The Co-operative Food, Travel, Pharmacy and Funeralcare,
as well as The Co-operative Bank, Smile and The Co-operative
Community Fund application forms are available
or by phoning:- 0844 262 4001. Awards are allocated by local
Co-operative members' committees, based on a set of values and
principles such as social responsibility and caring for others.
APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ON SHOOTING IN
MERSEYSIDE Police have
confirmed that a 19 year old man presented himself in a hospital on
Merseyside with a wound to his arm, at 9.50pm, on Tuesday, 8 January
2013. It is reported that it was the result of an incident on Daley
Road in Litherland, at around 8.50pm and that the man has since been
discharged from hospital.
Following enquiries in the area,
Detectives have appealed for information. They also confirmed that a
19 year old man, from Bootle, was arrested in connection with this
incident, on suspicion of possession of a firearm and taken to a
Police Station to be questioned by Detectives. The man arrested has
since been released from Police Custody and been no further action
has been taken.
Detectives are continuing to keep
an open mind as to the motive of this incident, but Officers believe
it to have been a targeted incident. Enquiries are on-going in the
area and CCTV is being examined. House to house enquiries have been
carried out and patrols have been stepped up.
Officers would urge anyone who has
any information about this incident or anyone who saw a male on a
push bike, wearing dark clothing, in the area at this time, to call
Matrix Unit:- 0151 777 5685 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously
on:- 0800 555 111.
New Year Resolutions a Reality with the Red Cross
MADE a New Year resolution to get fit? Want to
start running, but it's so cold, wet and dark? Need inspiration and
something to aim for?
Look no further. The British Red Cross is offering Southport
Reporter men and women fantastic opportunities to make those New
Year resolutions a reality, Lose those Christmas pounds, and make an
incredible difference to the lives of people in Merseyside and
across the globe in 2013.
The charity have guaranteed places up for grabs for the iconic 13
mile Great North Run in Newcastle on 15 September 2013, plus marathons in
Brighton, 15 April 2013, Manchester, 28 April 2013 and of course to end the
running season, Liverpool, 13 October 2013. Or you might want to
go further afield and take on the ultimate running challenge in
Paris, 7 April 2013, or Berlin, 29 September 2013.
All are flagship 'Big City' runs, with tens of thousands
taking part - and even more lining the streets to cheer you on in
Liverpool City centre, the coastal road from Newcastle to South
Shields, the Champs Elysees or the Potsdamer Platz. All cheering on
your fantastic achievement!
Alexis Fairclough, Senior Community Fundraiser from Crosby at the
British Red Cross said:- "I know what it's like. You make a
New Year resolution, but maintaining it is so hard. Signing up for
one of these runs is the perfect way of ensuring you keep at it -
you have a real target.
If you flag at any time, the thought of the people whose lives you
will save by the sponsorship you're raising, will surely keep you
going. You will be directly helping people in the UK and overseas,
whose lives are turned upside down by crises such as house fires,
floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and conflict.
Each event is brilliant and incredibly rewarding in its own way. Few
things can rival the feeling you get as you complete the final 100
metres with cheers ringing in your ears and the knowledge you're
doing such a wonderful thing for charity.
Each participant pays a registration fee and raises the minimum
sponsorship for each event which varies from £250 for the Liverpool
marathon to £1000 for Paris and Berlin.
Each runner receives a full and comprehensive sponsorship pack,
bespoke online fundraising page, their very own Red Cross running
vest, and expert fundraisers will support each runner every step of
Secure your place at:-
contact Alexis Fairclough on:- 0151 702 5061 or
You can also txt:- "RUN" and your
postal or email address to:- 07921 872441