Lighthouse brings hope for people around the World!
THE British Red Cross are
seeking local dare devils to take part in a charity 101ft abseil
down Leasowe Lighthouse, in Moreton Wirral, Merseyside. Taking part
in The Big Red Drop will give you the opportunity to see amazing
views across the Wirral Estuary on Sunday, 28 April 2013, along with
making a difference for the World's largest humanitarian
Senior Community Fundraiser Alexis Fairclough said:- "Come and
join us for The Big Red Drop! An incredible abseil down Leasowe
Lighthouse. Built in 1763, the lighthouse is believed to be the
oldest brick lighthouse in Europe. Leasowe Lighthouse stands in the
centre of the North Wirral Coastal Park. It is adjacent to many
sites of special scientific and biological interest, making it a
natural centre for learning. Ran by volunteers from Friends of
Leasowe Lighthouse, you'll be sure of a warm welcome and their
volunteers will be there on the day to answer all your questions
about this stunning 250 year old landmark, and it's history."
This year marks the 250th anniversary of Leasowe Lighthouse, after
climbing 130 steps up 6 floors you'll reach the dizzy height of 101
foot right to the top of the lighthouse. You're next step is take
the rope in your hands and abseil down the outside of the lighthouse
to land at the base and be greeted by friends, family and of course
Red Cross volunteers.
All abseillers will receive a comprehensive fundraising pack, expert
fundraising support from your local fundraiser, a post-event
certificate and refreshments plus the opportunity to purchase
professional photographs of yourself 'going over the edge'
The Red Cross is asking people taking part to aim to raise £101,
that's just £1 for each foot you'll scale down and pay £10 to
Participants must be 17yrs or over to take part.
Alexis continued:- "We've held this event last year and raised
over £7500 for vulnerable people both here in Merseyside and around
the World. The Big Red Drop is a fantastic way to raise money for
the Red Cross whilst overcoming your fears. Bring the family, and a
picnic and have a day out in the coastal park, walks and views in
this area are amazing, visit and see for yourself! On a good day you
can even see Blackpool Tower from the top of the lighthouse! By
taking part, you'll be amazed at what you've achieved! The money
raised from the Big Red Drop will go to Red Cross Week."
Red Cross Week will run over 5 May to 11 May 2013, will be a
fundraising and awareness-raising week, to raise funds to support
British Red Cross projects, both at home and abroad. All projects
bring help to people in crisis; such as those in Wirral and across
Merseyside whose lives are disrupted by fire or flooding, people who
have no-one to look after them when discharged from hospital, or
those affected by disasters.
The Red Cross works in local communities all over the world,
responding to crises at a moment's notice and helping people carry
on with their daily lives long after a crisis. By taking part in The
Big Red Drop and raising money enables the Red Cross bring much
needed relief to people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
Last year we helped the victims of the Hurricane Sandy, the Syrian
conflict and the East Africa food crisis, as well as people in the
UK who were stranded in the snow, recovering from a hospital stay or
searching for lost loved ones. We trained thousands to save lives
through 1st aid and educated young people about humanitarian issues.
The Fire and Emergency Support Service (FESS) of the British Red
Cross provide shelter, clothing and assistance to those suffering
the effects of domestic fires and similar incidences throughout
Wirral and Merseyside. Our team of Red Cross volunteers also work in
partnership with the UK Emergency services, providing a wealth of
support in a variety of emergency situations.
Alexis ended:- "Looking to the year ahead there are millions
of men, women and children who will need our help. I'd like to thank
the people of Wirral and Merseyside for remembering the people who
depend on the Red Cross' life-saving aid in times of crisis, tragedy
and despair, and to everyone for taking part in The Big Red Drop! At
To register please go to:-
redcross.org.uk/bigreddrop or call
Alexis on:- 0151 702 5061.
Spring just around the corner, travellers thinking of a short
break to somewhere different will soon be able to jet off direct
from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) to one of Europe's most
'Wonderful' Capital Cities for the 1st time.
Commencing on Friday, 5 April 2013, JLA's newest operator, Norwegian
will start their three times weekly service to Copenhagen direct
from Liverpool. With a flight time of just 2 hours, passengers can
be in the Danish capital from Liverpool in less than the time it
takes to reach London by train.
Copenhagen is renowned for its mix of historical and modern
architecture, some of the best art museums and for being a
multicultural centre with an international atmosphere.
As one of Europe's oldest capital cities it has something for
everyone; fairytale-like castles, cobblestone narrow streets, old
timbered houses, canals and modern architecture and design. The City
has attractions and sights to suit every taste and interest and most
within walking distance.
Famous visitor attractions include The Tivoli Gardens; the world's
2nd oldest amusement park, filled with wild rides, green oases,
gourmet food, rock concerts; and much more. It is located just a few
minutes' walk from City Hall and is very easy to get to. A large
expansion of the site with three new rides opens in Spring 2013.
No trip to Copenhagen would be complete without a visit to the world
famous statue of The Little Mermaid, located at Langelinje Pier,
welcoming visitors to Copenhagen harbour. The story of the Little
Mermaid is from Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale
and this year the statue celebrates its 100th birthday having been
donated to the City in 1913.
With flights at convenient times on Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays,
passengers have the added convenience of being able to visit
Copenhagen for either a weekend or midweek break.
Robin Tudor, Head of PR for Liverpool John Lennon Airport added:-
"Norwegian's new service to Copenhagen is a great addition to the
list of European capital cities for the region's travelers to go and
visit. The City has so much to offer and with the added convenience
of flying from their local airport we expect Copenhagen to be a
popular destination from here."
Birgitte Arendsdorf Olsen from Wonderful Copenhagen, The Official
Convention, Event and Tourism Organisation for the Capital Region of
Denmark, added:- "A new direct route from Liverpool to
Copenhagen increases the accessibility from the UK, which is one of
our largest international markets in Copenhagen. This gives us a
great opportunity to attract tourists and business travelers from
the Liverpool area and showcase Copenhagen as a green and culinary
capital with inhabitants that have been nominated the happiest
people in the world."
Tuneful trio of schools raises
money for the Royal
3 schools from South
Liverpool are hoping to raise £3,000 for the Royal Liverpool
University Hospital by hitting the high notes. Plantation
Primary School, Yew Tree Community Primary School and Halewood
Centre for Learning are joining together to put on a 'Songs
from Disney' concert in order to raise money for the Royal's
'R' Charity. The schools, all of which are based in Halewood,
are particularly keen to see the money raised go towards the Teenage
and Young Adults Unit at the new Royal which will provide a home
from home for young people who need treating at the hospital. The
concert is the brainchild of Sharon Davidson, PSHE co-ordinator at
Plantation Primary School. Sharon said:- "Last year we
organised a charities week to raise money for the Linda McCartney
Centre and it was such a success with staff and pupils that we
decided to do it again this year. We then thought it would be great
if we could team up with other schools to maximise the amount of
money raised, so we got in touch with Yew Tree and the Halewood
Centre and it all took off from there. We now have 100 children
involved in the concert and all three schools holding separate
charities weeks to raise money for the Royal later this month. We
decided to raise money for the Teenage and Young Adults Unit at the
new Royal this year as we wanted a fundraising goal that the
children could aim for. Ever since we raised money for the Linda
McCartney Centre, we have also been part of the Schools Project and
therefore in close contact with the fundraising team at the
hospital, so we know what a worthwhile cause the unit is and the
huge difference it will make to teenagers and young adults who need
to stay at the Royal." The Teenage and Young Adults
Unit at the new Royal will not only have individual bedrooms but
also a games, computer and study room so that younger patients have
a relaxed environment to stay in while they are being treated. The
new Royal appeal is currently raising funds for a range of
facilities for the unit which include televisions, a PC and printer,
a pool table, games consoles and a music system. Songs from
Disney takes place on Wednesday, 20 March 2013, at 6:30pm at the
Halewood Centre for Learning. Admission is £1 for adults and 50p for
children. For more info about R Charity you can visit:-
call:- 0151 706 3153.