Southport people to help Get Britain Bouncing
SOUTHPORT folk over April 2013
are being asked to sign up to raise money for the
Cystic Fibrosis Trust by getting 1 million people nationwide
bouncing on the same day.
Get Britain Bouncing is calling for clubs, schools, businesses and
individuals in the town to take part in National Get Britain
Bouncing Day on June 27 during Cystic Fibrosis Week.
Martin Schofield, Chief Executive Officer of Super Tramp, which is
supporting the safe trampolining campaign, explained:- "We are
hoping to get one million people bouncing during National Get
Britain Bouncing Day so we are calling on people in Southport to
You don't need a trampoline to take part, you could be on a
rebounder, space hopper or pogo stick, you just need to bounce. Get
Britain Bouncing aims to publicise trampolining as a fun and safe
activity for all the family and we think this is a great way to
highlight how much fun bouncing is.
To sign up for the event and for further information, please visit:-
Get Britain Bouncing is a campaign designed to promote the many
benefits of trampolining. The initiative is supported by the
national trampoline manufacturer, supplier and retailer, Super
Tramp, which is committed to helping the nation enjoy bouncing
safely. The company helped found the organisation by bringing
various bodies together and is sponsoring it.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust will be involved with the initiative too
and will highlight the health benefits of bouncing to cystic
fibrosis sufferers. Get Britain Bouncing will also help to raise
funds for the charity.
Martin added:- "National Get Britain Bouncing Day is an
awareness day but we have organised it during the Cystic Fibrosis
Trust's fundraising and awareness week, Cystic Fibrosis Week, which
runs from 24 June 2013 - until 30 June 2013,. We are encouraging
people to raise money on the day through a £1 donation from everyone
taking part. Details on how to pay any money raised by clubs,
schools and businesses can be found on the Get Britain Bouncing
website. Any individuals from Southport that bounce in their
back gardens who would like to donate some of their pocket money to
the charity can do so by asking their parent or guardian to text
Jump23 and the amount they wish to donate to 70070."
Texts will be charged at the mobile phone operator's standard rate.
The charity will receive 100% of the donation. People must be aged
16 or over to use the text donate service and are advised to ask the
bill payer's permission.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust makes a daily difference to the lives of
those with cystic fibrosis and the people who care for them. Most
people don't understand what cystic fibrosis is, or what it does,
until someone close to them is affected by it. They soon discover
it's a life-shortening genetic condition; only half live to
celebrate their 40th birthday.
Senior Corporate and Trust Fundraising Manager for the charity, Sue
Piper said:- "We know that families of children who have
cystic fibrosis often use trampolines as a fun way to help them do
their daily physio and we're delighted to be part of this campaign
and would like to thank Get Britain Bouncing and Super Tramp for
their support. We hope as many people from Southport as possible
sign up for National Get Britain Bouncing Day and that the
organisation reaches its goal of getting one million people
bouncing. We will certainly be getting involved at the Cystic
Since 1964, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust has supported excellence in
research and clinical care, as well as providing practical support
and advice to people and their families.
Martin continued:- "Trampolining is good for your health and
co-ordination and if you are able to join a trampolining club then
it is great for teamwork and socialising too. Super Tramp is
helping Get Britain Bouncing to link with many other community and
health organisations nationwide to work together to get the nation
bouncing safely. We're delighted to be able to help with the
Trampolinist, Laura Gallagher, who is a world and European
medallist, is helping with the campaign. National Get Britain
Bouncing Day takes place on Thursday, June 27. For further
information on how to get involved, please visit the official event
Alternatively, please follow the organisation on Twitter by visiting:-
or log on to:-
New car park at
The Royal Liverpool University Hospital
THE Royal Liverpool and
Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded IHP, a joint
venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine, an
£8m contract to design and construct a multi-storey car park for The
Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
The car park will provide 700 spaces for staff, freeing up existing
areas of surface car parking for the construction of the new
hospital. The ground floor level will provide accessible car parking
spaces and storage and shower facilities for cyclists.
Mark Thomas, Regional Director, VINCI Construction UK, Building
Division – North, said:- "The new car park will provide a
secure and well lit parking facility for staff, ideally located at
the proposed entrance for the new hospital. We are delighted to have
been appointed on this scheme."
Aidan Kehoe, Chief Executive at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen
University Hospitals NHS Trust, said:- "This car park is a
precursor to our £425m hospital development programme that will be
followed by a state-of-the-art BioCampus. We are expecting approval
for the project from the Department of Health and Treasury in the
coming weeks. In the meantime though, we are very excited about our
new car park which will provide staff with much needed spaces."
The scheme was awarded under the ProCure 21+ Framework and will be
completed in February 2014.
PEOPLE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE TO HELP ASSESS TREATMENT
SYNEXUS, the world's largest multinational
company dedicated to the successful recruitment and running of
clinical studies, is currently recruiting patients with high blood
pressure in MERSEYSIDE for a clinical study which is assessing a
treatment for high blood pressure.
High blood pressure is often a life-long condition. If you keep it
under control, you can reduce your risk of stroke, heart disease and
High blood pressure can be lowered by making lifestyle changes, such
as reducing your salt intake and exercising, but in more severe
cases patients will need to take medication or a combination of
The clinical study being conducted by Synexus involves testing a
combination of two widely used blood pressure medications to show
how effective the combination is in controlling this condition. It
may be suitable for those who are:-
► Aged over 18 years old and
► Concerned that they at risk of developing high blood pressure or
► Already taking blood pressure medication
Synexus is currently recruiting patients for this study at its
Dedicated Clinical Research Centre in MERSEYSIDE. Those who would
like to find out more or are interested in participating in this
study should contact 0151 550 9951 and quote reference number 12417.
There is no obligation for people to participate and if they do
decide to take part, their GP will be kept fully informed of their
involvement. Patients will be reimbursed for all reasonable travel
expenses if they are accepted onto the study.
Synexus has many years experience in conducting a wide range of
clinical studies. Each year, thousands of patients take part in
clinical studies at Synexus' Dedicated Clinical Research Centres.
There are many different studies running at each of the Centres
throughout the year including potential treatments for conditions
such as osteoporosis, raised cholesterol, insomnia, asthma, diabetes
Participating in a Synexus clinical study means patients receive
increased medical attention and may benefit from medications that
aren't yet generally available to other sufferers of their
condition, while making a positive contribution to the health of
For more information about Synexus and the other studies that it is
currently conducting visit:-