A Southport Based Home
Improvement Company Raise Thousands Of Pounds For 2 Local Hospices
A Southport based company,
EEC Home Improvements, have raised an incredible £5150 for 2 local
charities, Queenscourt Hospice and Claire House Children's Hospice
by taking part in the Xtreme
Storm Challenge. The Xtreme
Storm Challenge took place in Southport on the 20 April 2013, and 21
employees from EEC Home Improvements signed up for the challenge, an
18km run with 35 ruthless obstacles all to raise money for these
important charities. The team not only comprised of employees;
the company owner, John Ball, was right at the forefront of the
whole event. Initially suggesting the idea to his staff, he then
organised bootcamps for the team and helped with fundraising.
Alex Kyriacou, a Sales Manager for the company, said:- "It's
not everyday you see your boss clamber over hay bales, climb through
tyres and crawl through fish guts, but John is always keen to
support charities; he knows there is no better way to do it, than to
involve as many people as possible. Luckily, a big group of us
agreed to take part alongside him, and we had the time of our lives.
From team building at bootcamp 3 times a week, running over the
finish line after 18 long kilometers and most importantly handing
over the cheque to Queenscourt Hospice and Claire House Children's
Hospice; its been challenging, motivating, uplifting and
exhilarating for all of us, something we will never forget"
'SP EEC HLESS' was the largest team to take part in the
treacherous event. Made up of men and women of all ages, 'SP
EEC HLESS' all endured months of strenuous bootcamp sessions
prepared them both mentally and physically. SP EEC HLESS explained
to family, friends and work colleagues what Xtreme
STORM involved, and the donations
came flooding in. Their
sponsor also helped massively
by raising hundreds of pounds for Queenscourt Hospice and Claire
House Children's Hospice, 2 local charities that are very important
to us. The biggest revelation came when the company directors
John Ball, Gill Fox, Martin Mills and John Honeyball announced they
would be doubling all donations received, enabling the massive
amount of £5150 to be split between the 2 charities. The cheques
were handed over at a charity cheque presentation at EEC Home
Improvement's head office. EEC Home Improvements would
like to thank everybody for their support and kind donations and
have already signed up for their next big charity event; Tough
Mudder 2013! This is one determined group of fundraisers.
MAN WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH
CANNABIS FARMS IN BOOTLE AND KIRKBY
MERSEYSIDE Police in Sefton are appealing for
the public's help in tracing a man they want to speak to about 2
cannabis farms. The 1st farm was found in a house in Kevins Drive in
Kirkby in September 2012. Officers executing a Misuse of Drugs Act
warrant discovered almost 50 cannabis plants in a bedroom upstairs.
The 2nd farm was found in a flat in Alexandra Drive in Bootle in
February. More than 50 cannabis plants were found and 2 people at
the address, both aged 24 year old men, from Wavertree and Aigburth.
The men were arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation. They
were questioned and subsequently released on Police Bail pending
further enquries. Detectives in Sefton and Knowsley want to speak to
38 year old Alan John Bride about both incidents. Bride has links
throughout Merseyside but in particular the Anfield and Walton areas
of Liverpool and anyone who has seen him or knows where he is is
asked to get in touch. Call Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 5225 or
Crime Stoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
OFFICERS TALK TO MERSEYSIDE SCHOOL
CHILDREN ABOUT DANGERS OF SCRAMBLER BIKES
AS part of the Merseyside
Police summer crackdown on scrambler and quad bikes schools officers
and Roads Policing Officers are talking to schoolchildren about the
dangers and consequences of riding these vehicles.
Superintendent Paul White, who is leading the operation, said:-
"In the past we have seen a number of young people suffer serious
life changing injuries as a result of riding these bikes, and sadly
we have also had a number of fatalities. Educating our young people
around the legislation and potential consequences of riding these
bikes is vital if we want this operation to succeed. A lot of young
people may think it's cool to ride these bikes, but don't realise
the potential consequences. A lot of the people who own these bikes
aren't aware of the legislation surrounding the ownership and use of
these vehicles, and as a result many of these bikes are being ridden
illegally and dangerously on our roads and public open spaces.
Throughout the summer we, along with our partners including all the
local authorities, Walton Neurological Centre, St Helens and
Knowsley Hospitals Trust and the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service,
will be taking positive action against the illegal and anti social
use of these vehicles. Ultimately we hope that by taking this action
we will reduce the number of serious injuries and fatalities that
Did you know that...???...:-
► If you ride a mechanically propelled vehicle such as a
scrambler/quad bike in a public place you are required to be
insured; if you are not insured the vehicle will be seized.
► Motorcycles/quad bikes regardless of size, powered by an engine,
or electric motor, can only be ridden legally on a road or in a
public place if the rider has a driver's licence, insurance, MOT and
vehicle excise licence, when required, and in a public place where
vehicles are allowed.
► Parents who let their children ride their scrambler / quad bike in
a public place may also find themselves open to prosecution.
► Police will issue Section 59 warnings under the Police Reform Act
against both the rider and the machine that they are on when a bike
is stopped after being used in an anti-social manner.
► Persistent use of the bikes will result in seizure, and possibly
destruction of any bikes which cannot be proved to be held legally.
► General Road Traffic Act legislation will also be used to report
for summons anyone committing offences on the roads leading to these
INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED - PRESCOT
MERSEYSIDE Police have
launched a murder investigation following the death of a 22 year old
man, on Friday, 12 July 2013, in hospital. A 27 year old man has
been arrested in connection with the investigation.
Just after 1.30pm on Thursday, 11 July 2013, the emergency services
were called to Cables Retail Park to a report of an altercation
involving four men.
Officers attended and found a 22 year old man with serious head
injuries. The man was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment.
Unfortunately he died on Friday, 12 July 2013, in hospital.
The man has been formally identified as being 22 year old Jonathan
Fitchett from Prescot.
A post mortem is be conducted over the weekend to establish the
cause of death.
A car believed to have been used by the offenders has been seized
and is in the process of being examined, witnesses are still being
spoken to and CCTV from the area is being trawled.
A 27 year old man from the Prescot area has been arrested this
evening on suspicion of murder.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Cox, said:- "This is a tragedy
for everyone who knew Jonathan and our sympathies are with his
family and friends at this very sad time. We are treating his death
as murder and the large-scale investigation that was already
underway following his assault will continue until all the people
involved have been caught. We are following a number of positive
lines of enquiry and we are actively seeking the offenders involved
in this incident. I would urge anyone in the area with information
about this incident to contact us and tell us what they know and I
would also call on the people involved in attacking Jonathan to do
the right thing and step forward and tell us what happened."
An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is
The 27 year old man remains in Police custody at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on:-
101 or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.