HAVE YOUR CAKE
AND EAT IT FOR CHARITY
A group of local volunteers
organised an Afternoon Tea to raise funds for a local cancer charity
and raised £700.
Held on Wednesday, 22 May 2013, the Southport Committee of North
West Cancer Research (NWCR) invited people to join them for
Afternoon Tea consisting of cake washed down with tea or coffee.
The Southport Lyric Singers provided the entertainment performing
songs from classic stage shows. Guests also took part in a raffle
which added to the day's fundraising total of £700. Money raised in
the area stays in the area and is used to fund world-class research
into the causes of cancer at University of Liverpool.
Olive Cutts, Chair of the Southport Committee said:- "The
event was lovely and we're thrilled with how much money we raised.
I'd like to thank the Southport Lyric Singers for providing the
musical backdrop for this social event. Our events are very well
supported and this was the case with the Afternoon Tea."
Anne Jackson, Chief Executive of NWCR said:- "Our Southport
Committee fundraise tirelessly for the charity and I cannot thank
them enough for hosting this lovely Afternoon Tea. Without the
support of our fundraising committees we would not be able to
continue funding world-class cancer research projects here in the
North West Cancer Research Incorporating Clatterbridge Cancer
Research is made up of a merger between North West Cancer
Research Fund and Clatterbridge Cancer Research.
For more information about the charity please visit:-
LIVERPOOL City Council's
Building Control team has scored a hat-trick in a prestigious awards
scheme. The refurbishment and extension of Liverpool's
central library won the award for the best technical development in
the Local Authorities Building Controls (LABC) North West building
excellence awards. In partnership with property group Downing
the team was also the winner in the best partnership category for
two projects worth more than £30m for student accommodation in Leeds
and Newcastle. They were also the winner in the Best Social or
Affordable Housing category for a Compendium Living/Riverside group
scheme in Wood Lane. And they were also highly commended in
the large housing development section for a scheme with Countryside
Homes in Norris Green. The regional winners will now go
through to the national finals to be held in London later this year.
LABC Chief Executive Paul Everall said:- "Our regional
building excellence awards are an opportunity to celebrate good
practice. All our winners demonstrated how attention to detail and a
positive working relationship with Building Control departments can
achieve high quality and sustainable buildings fit for the future.
Our awards are unique because they recognise how the work of local
authority surveyors helps to improve building standards and boost
sustainability and efficiency."
Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, cabinet member for regeneration, said:-
"Building control is playing a vital role in the regeneration
of the City by ensuring that developments are carried out to the
highest standard and these awards are very well merited."
Letters to the
editor:- "USS Iowa in America, (BOA70)"
"I thought your readers
might like to know that as Liverpool marked the 70th Anniversary of
the Battle of the Atlantic (BOA 70), across the water in the US,
they also marked the anniversary, with the help of a flag from
Merseyside. On 26 May 2013 of the Royal Navy, White Ensign flag
flying alongside the Stars and Stripes on the USS
Iowa, in an America port. The
Vintage Royal Navy White Ensign was from Retro Interiors in Waterloo
and signed by Jack Atkinson, who is a retired Navy seaman, who lives
in Waterloo, and was on the Nelson Class battleship, HMS Rodney. HMS
Rodney was built in Cammell Laird,
Birkenhead and She became one of the ships that took part in the
Battle of the Atlantic. She was also one of ships that helped to
sink the German Pocket
Bismarck. The crew had raided the
flag to honour Jack and the ships crews of the Rodney and the
Bismarck and all the British and American and German seamen who
fought the Battle of the Atlantic during ww2. The Iowa is the only
USA battleship that is left, that was actually in the battle of the
Atlantic." Sue Mulholland.
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