£540 for hospital in memory of dad
3 children of a man who was
treated at Southport and Formby District General Hospital raised
£540 in his memory to help equip the cancer treatment centre.
Insurance statistician Richard Chapman, 48, from Formby, had been a
patient at the hospital's Medical Day Unit (MDU) and later at
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Wirral.
His children, Olivia, 8, Hannah, 11, and Lucy, 14, are all members
of Debbie Jay Dance Academy in Formby which organised raffles and a
dance display with a magician, singer and tombola to raise the
money. The money will be used to purchase more specialist treatment
chairs for the unit.
The older children attend Formby High School with their sister Katie,
aged 17, who also attended the academy. Olivia is a pupil at
Freshfield Primary School.
The girls presented the cheque to Sister Gemma Alston in the MDU
accompanied by their mum Anne.
The Medical Day Unit was extended and refitted at a cost of £1.3m
last year. The Marina Dalglish Appeal and West Lancashire Community
Hospice Association each gave £500,000 towards the project. Numerous
other organisations and hundreds of individuals have also supported
Letters To The Editor:- "Joan Barton 60th Birthday"
"JOAN Barton a well known
Formby Childminder and she is going to celebrate her 60th birthday
on 9 March 2013, at the Oak Leaf Hall, Whitehouse Lane, Formby,
Merseyside, from 2.00 to 6.00pm. She is using her birthday to raise
funds for Macmillan Cancer care by having a raffle, tombola and
selling knitted items. Joan worked as a busy childminder in Formby
serving a number of local primary schools. Sadly in July 2011 her
sister Ann became ill and finally passed away in the September from
secondary cancers brought on by the breast cancer she had several
years ago. Just after coming to terms with the loss of her sister In
January 2012 Joan discovered a lump in her breast which was
diagnosed as an aggressive cancer and she was forced to give up
childminding, something she loved and had been doing for the last 20
odd years. Surgery followed by up by chemotherapy and radiotherapy
took their toll but happily now the cancer has gone. She is still
recovering from the after effects of the surgery and subsequent
treatment. Throughout all this Macmillan have, and still are giving
her a lot of support on what has been a long road up to now. This is
a good cause and Joan would like to invite all who know her to come
and celebrate her birthday and help raise some money for Macmillan,
please no presents just a donation. So come and have a coffee and a
cake with Joan." Steve Barton (Joan's husband).
THIS Comic Relief is 25
years old and it is again being held, so be warned, all types of mad
charity events will be taking place on 15 March 2013. joining in
again with the fun will be a Southport nail salon who are asking for
men, yes men, to take part in a Wax-a-Thon! The girls at Nails By
Mae, on Anchor Street, are
hoping to have over 30 males take part in a day long waxing. Each
male will have 45 min session and all the money raised will go to
the Red Nose Day Appeal. So if you want to take part, this is your
chance to help raise some cash and at the same time get nice and
smooth! A charge for friends and family to watch will be taken on
the door, and you can also sponsor some of the chaps! "It
should be fun to watch and have a giggle! But also it will help us
to raise money that will help million lives." said Victoria
LATEST official figures
show Liverpool is moving up the league table for its performance in
cutting greenhouse gasses- and saving Council taxpayers £90,000.
The Environment Agency's National Performance League table places
Liverpool in the top 4% of major organisations for cutting
consumption. It has moved up from 109th position to 86th out of 2097
organisations throughout the country.
Carbon emissions from Council buildings have been reduced by 13% in
the last year (51,455 tonnes of CO2 compared with 59,071 tonnes in
Under the Government's Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme; a
mandatory scheme aimed at cutting emissions and improving energy
efficiency of all companies and organisations whose energy
consumption exceeds £500,000 a year; that is the savings to the
will be around £90,000 this year.
The Council is investing £1million in energy saving schemes in its
► Energy efficient lighting installed on 2 floors of Millennium
"Presence detection" lighting
controls introduced at the Town Hall and Municipal Buildings meaning
areas are only lit when someone is in the vicinity.
Using 1000 energy efficient
light bulbs in the chandeliers in the main hall of St George's Hall,
Work on water and heating systems
and controls at Everton Park and Garston Lifestyle Fitness Centres
and the Liverpool Aquatics Centre.
Councillor Tim Moore, cabinet member for transport and climate
change, said:- "Reducing carbon emissions is one cut we should
Of course, CRC is only one way to measure an organisation's progress
in reducing their carbon footprint; but the fact that we have
improved in this league table from last year and are now in the top
4% is great news and is testament to our commitment to tackling