TEAM TO SET 'SEIL'
IT is almost time for the
most 'Super' event of the summer with 2013's Liverpool
Pride on Saturday, 3 August 2013, which is set to take over
Liverpool's iconic Pier Head and venues throughout the Stanley
Street Quarter. This year the Pride team have set themselves a
challenge fit for the very best of caped crusaders, as they prepare
to do a sponsored abseil down the Anglican Cathedral.
Never ones to shy away from a challenge, the Pride team have put
together a brave team of participants all ready to don their
superhero alter egos and accept their mission: fight to keep Pride
free for all.
Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral; that is one of the City's most
recognisable buildings; will be the site of the two sponsored
abseils in aid of Liverpool Pride and takes place on Saturday, 3
August 2013, at 10:00am. More of the team will then abseil the
following week on Saturday, 10 August 2013, at 5.30pm.
The team members taking part are:-
Zoran Blackie, Chair of Liverpool Pride
Carl Michael Jones
Liverpool can boast the biggest free Pride event outside of London
and everyone involved in Pride works extremely hard every year to
make sure they can bring this fantastic event to the crowds of
Liverpool free of charge. If you would like to show your support and
donate please follow the sponsorship
James Licence, Liverpool Pride Volunteer and Fundraising Coordinator
said:- "Myself and the whole team are excited to be raising
funds for this amazing event, it will certainly be an adrenaline
rush for everyone taking part and also a great way to get the day's
Liverpool Pride 2013 will take place on Saturday, 3 August 2013, at
Liverpool's iconic pier-head and throughout the Stanley Street
Quarter. In addition to this, there will be a weekend of cultural
events taking place at some of Liverpool's most influential arts and
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Public welcome at Trust board
and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will hold its next board meeting on
Wednesday, 31 July 2013, at 9am. The meeting will be held in the
Board Room in the Corporate Management Office at Southport and
Formby District General Hospital. Members of the public are welcome
to attend and observe the meeting. Anyone with a special requirement
should contact the Trust in advance on:- 01704 704714. The agenda
will be available on the Trust website in advance of the meeting.
Supporting papers will be made available on the day.
The Big Mersey
THE Minister for Disabled
People, Wirral West MP Esther McVey, on 24 July 2013; met with a
group of members, volunteers and staff from Mencap Liverpool. The
meeting was hosted by local transport authority Merseytravel at the
Woodside Ferry terminal in Birkenhead.
Members and volunteers used digital skills to plan the day out at
the Merseytravel ICT suite in Mann Island, then boarded the world
famous Mersey Ferry for a trip to the U-Boat Story at Woodside. The
attraction houses 1 of only 4 surviving World War 2 U-Boats, where
they saw the artefacts and learned about the lives of those who
lived and worked on the German U-534, as it patrolled the seas
during the 2nd World War.
Mencap Liverpool is Merseytravel's corporate charity for 2013.
Merseylearn, the Unionlearn supported learning project within
Merseytravel, has been working with the local charity to help
develop digital skills and help people who have a learning
disability to access transport services.
Merseytravel chair, Cllr Liam Robinson explained:- "As an
organisation we support one specific charity each year, so this is a
great opportunity to link our visitor attractions, our passion for
learning and our support for Mencap Liverpool together to make a
really special day. Digital skills are increasingly important for
everyone, so with our partners in Unionlearn, UK Online and Go-On,
we are actively working to help people in our community get online.
Merseytravel aims to have a fully inclusive transport system, it is
important that we work with marginalised groups to give the widest
possible access to all modes of transport across Merseyside."
Minister for Disabled People Esther McVey was able to meet the group
and hear 1st hand some of the issues effecting disabled people with
digital exclusion and transport in Merseyside.
Miss McVey said:- "It was really interesting to meet today
with staff, volunteers and members from Mencap Liverpool to see 1st
hand their work in making local services more accessible. We are
committed to supporting disabled people fulfil their potential;
whether through the improvements we are making to our rail services
or making sure our schemes are accessible to disabled people. We
have also just launched a 2 year campaign to harness the drive of
the private sector to support more disabled people into work;
because they should have the same choice of jobs, in every sector
and at every level, as everyone else."
Mencap Liverpool Career Coach Jan Donnelly said:- "It's been a
fantastic day for everyone involved – we've brushed up on our
digital skills as well as getting the chance to enjoy such a unique