Rescue Project Calls for Volunteers
Barefoot Wine and Ben Fogle are leading the way in a campaign to
keep Britain's beaches 'barefoot friendly' in 2013 and
on Saturday, 1 June 2013, volunteers are encouraged to roll up their
sleeves to clean New Brighton beach, Wirral. The national Barefoot
Wine Beach Rescue Project, now in its 6th
year, kicks off in May and continues throughout spring and summer
with environmentalist and adventurer Ben Fogle as ambassador.
Barefoot Wine has teamed up with environmental charity Surfers
Against Sewage (SAS) to encourage volunteers to join the coastal
clean. After collecting a Barefoot Wine/SAS t-shirt and any
necessary kit, volunteers will spend an afternoon collecting litter
along their local beach, and end the day with a celebratory glass of
Ben Fogle, who also led the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project in
2012, commented:- "I've been involved in environmental issues
for years and I'm passionate about the outdoors. A seemingly clean
beach can actually have huge amounts of litter and rubbish just
hidden beneath the surface, it's a bit like sweeping rubbish under
the carpet. The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project makes tackling
environmental issues fun and an activity that everyone can get
involved with. The 2012 Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project saw over
3 tonnes of litter collected from the UK's coastline, including a
sawn off shot gun, old signage and lots of tin cans! A staggering 10
tonnes of litter has been removed from our coastline since the
campaign begun and I'm excited about building on this success and
encouraging even more people to get involved."
beach provides a fantastic day out for everyone but currently
there are almost 2,000 items of marine litter for every km of the
UK's beaches. Marine litter can devastate our beaches and severely
affect our enjoyment of these beautiful places. The majority of
beach users rank cleanliness as a priority in choosing their
destination and a 2005 ENCAMS study showed that 97% of people
avoided beaches with 10, or more, large litter items per metre.
"Barefoot Wine is very proud to be working with Ben Fogle for what's
set to be another exciting year of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue
Project. Ben Fogle is the ideal ambassador to raise awareness of our
coastline and inspire people to make the UK's beaches 'barefoot
friendly' for future generations and beyond. We are pleased to be
working with Surfers Against Sewage for the 6th year in a row and
all our Barefooters are looking forward to helping out at the clean
ups and serving volunteers a well deserved glass of Barefoot Wine!"
said Barefoot Wine Marketing Manager, Yona Ellis.
For more information about the
Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project 2013 and for the full list of
beach clean dates and locations, please visit:-
addition to the 'barefoot friendly' beach clean tour,
Barefoot Wine supports a range of community events, charity
fundraisers, music festivals and sporting events. Since 2005,
Barefoot Wine has supported over 3,000 charities around the world.
NEXT OF KIN
APPEAL PETER RYAN, BOOTLE
SEFTON'S Coroner's Office
have issued an appeal for help in tracing the next of kin of Peter
Ryan. It is reported that the 63 year old was found dead in his flat
in Hawthorne Road in Bootle on 6 February 2013. There are no
suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Mr Ryan is believed
to have had a daughter and granddaughter living elsewhere in
Merseyside. Anyone who can help the Coroner's Office to locate the
families of Peter Ryan should call:- 0151 777 3480.
Magistrate takes inspiration for
'queer' business from tattoo!
LITTLE did magistrate
Keynes Loftus know that when she had a tattoo on her wrist, it would
go on to inspire a new business, a social venture, a trademarked
brand, support from national adult store Nice 'n' Naughty, and a
whole host of other accolades.
On a trip to Milton Keynes, Kathryn and group of University friends
decided to have a tattoo which represented their friendship and
celebrated the notion of difference. Each of them had the word
'other' tattooed on their wrist.
This was to be the start of a life changing period for Kathryn.
Wanting to give something back to the LGBT community of Yorkshire
which had supported her in 'coming out', she set up The Other Guide,
a web resource aimed at supporting lesbian, bisexual and trans women
in Yorkshire and Other Enterprises, a social enterprise, aimed at
enhancing the lifestyles of the LGBT community.
Since then the venture has gone from strength to strength with
Kathryn being asked to get involved in a wide variety of activities
including organisation of events and fundraising, giving
entrepreneurial talks in schools, supporting the Greater Police
Authority's same sex domestic violence campaign, taking on the
Sheffield Lesbian Network and contributing to national publications.
Kathryn is an active member of the Leeds and Bradford LGBT Pride
committees, a trustee of the Bradford Equity Partnership, has been
promoted in 2 LGBT magazines and interviewed on her local radio
station. Now somewhat of a local role model in Yorkshire, she
has been nominated for the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award in LGBT
at The National Diversity Awards. And all this on top of
a full time job!
After much discussion the directors of The Other Guide took the
decision to turn their share based company into a social enterprise
(Community Interest Company) in order to maximise the potential to
support the LGBTQI community at the heart of its work. The
community of interest is the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and
intersex community and those questioning their sexuality.
Other Enterprises (UK) C.I.C provides an online resource called The
Other Guide which is a 'one-stop-shop' listing businesses, meetings,
groups, networking and social events across the Yorkshire region for
lesbian, bisexual and trans women. It is unique in that it is the
only web resource of its kind serving the entire Yorkshire region.
Other Enterprises (UK) C.I.C aims to create a more embracing and
accepting society by promoting the message of it's ok to be
'other'; and in so doing, giving those that identify as
'other' in society the confidence to celebrate difference
Our range of 'other' merchandise is used to promote
the values of Other Enterprises (UK) C.I.C and any profits made are
used to develop the online web resource, advocacy and awareness
raising services that are provided.
Nice 'n' Naughty MD Simon Prescott says:- "I simply cannot
believe the amount of work Kathryn has crammed into such a short
period. We applaud the decision to change the business form a share
based company to a social enterprise, in order to maximise their
potential to support the LGBTQI community. Nice 'n' Naughty feel
that there is now a real platform for anyone questioning their
sexuality and we are proud to be spreading the word via our stores
nationwide. Indeed we have always supported diversity and have
supplied many of their customers a wide range of products, be it
gay, lesbian, cross dressing, transgender or fetishisms. We are a
non judgemental business whose aim is simply to help people safely
enjoy their sexuality."
Kathryn says:- "The foundation of what we do is about breaking
free from the constraints of labels and judgements and encouraging
all members of society to see that difference is something we should
embrace. It's good to be other."
If you would like to learn more about Other, information can be
found in UK and European award winning adult store chain, Nice 'n'
Naughty, who are proud to be involved with Kathryn's work.
Information can also be found online at:-
nicennaughty.co.uk and at:-
In support of Kathryn's new venture, Nice 'n' Naughty would also
like to offer a 10% discount to anyone who shops at:-
nicennaughty.co.uk with the
coupon code 'OTHERNNN', which can be applied at the