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Issue: - 1 August 2013

Community comes together to celebrate 'good will' partnership

Stick ‘n’ Step ambassador Rob Palmer with local wine merchant ‘Charlie the Wine’

A Merseyside based solicitors, Law 4 U, celebrated the start of its partnership with local children's charity Stick 'n' Step with a launch event at its new offices in Claughton early in July 2013.

As part of its support to Stick 'n' Step, Law 4 U is offering potential customers free Wills throughout September 2013. Customers benefiting from the free Will service will be invited to make a donation to Stick 'n' Step or remember them in a legacy instead.

Law 4 U extended its goodwill gesture to the neighbouring community, with a selection of local businesses invited along to promote themselves at the event. The night included fizz and personalised cupcakes and neighbouring restaurant, Village Tandoori, provided an Indian buffet. In addition, guests were treated to a lavish chocolate fountain provided by new business venture, Just Melt. The evening concluded with a very entertaining introduction to wine from local wine merchant, Charlie Walmsley ('Charlie the Wine').

The launch coincided with the charity's recent announcement of Sky Sports TV presenter, Rob Palmer being named as its official ambassador. Rob's business relationship with Law 4 U was instrumental in its decision to support Stick 'n' Step and he made his first appearance as the charity's ambassador at this event.

Amongst those in attendance at the celebration was Rob Palmer's son, Ellis, who was one of the 1st children to benefit from sessions at Stick 'n' Step after its inception in 2002. Ellis was invited to share his story with those in attendance about how Stick 'n' Step helped him manage his cerebral palsy.

Commented Ellis Palmer:- "Having cerebral palsy means that your body has to be taught simple tasks that come naturally to others, this is where Stick 'n' Step helped me. Whilst attending sessions I was taught how to put on my socks and shoes and much more. I am now studying Spanish and Politics and living independently at Birmingham University thanks to the life skills that Stick 'n' Step helped me develop during my early years. I am actively involved in current affairs and have recently become the representative for disabled students at the University which means I am the voice for over 3,000 disabled students."

Steve Hale, Co-Director of Law 4 U, explained:- "We are pleased to be supporting Stick 'n' Step. The combination of the amazing work that it does and its close location to our new offices made it an obvious choice for us. We aim to help generate greater awareness in the community of the work Stick 'n' Step does with children that have cerebral palsy. As a starting point, we are looking to promote the charity via our website, office literature and through our free Will campaign, which runs throughout September. We will provide the Will and invite clients to make a donation to the charity."

Kerry Roe-Ely, Community and Events Fundraiser at Stick 'n' Step added:- "We are so thrilled that Law 4 U has chosen us as its charity of the year and we enjoyed celebrating the start of this partnership at the launch party. Personal and corporate sponsorship and support is so important to helping us to continue to help the children who visit our centre."

For further information about corporate sponsorship or partnerships with Stick 'n' Step and how you can get involved, please visit:-

Classic comedy with a new twisʇ!

From left to right:- Sebastian Farrell  as Victor; Jane Rigby  as  Amanda; Judianne Fisher  as  Sybil; Phillip Wade  as   Elliot

NOEL Coward's classic comedy "Private Lives" is to be staged in Runcorn with a new twist. Newly formed group Consensus Touring Theatre will present the play at The Brindley Theatre, on Friday, 13 September 2013. Curtain will be going up at:- 7.30pm. The play concerns a divorced couple who go on honeymoon with their new spouses only to find, to their horror, that their former spouses are staying in the same hotel; in the next bedroom. It was 1st performed in 1931, with Coward starring in it himself, alongside Gertrude Lawrence. Later productions have involved such stars as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Vivien Leigh and Lawrence Oliver. Consensus Touring Theatre has been started by a number of experienced amateur actors and is an experimental group in that, instead of having a sole director taking the helm, the members of the cast all share the directing role. Founder member Philip Wade said:- "Our ethos is to breakaway and steer to a new principle, so that all involved are to play a role in enriching and embellishing the piece as we go along. This principle, we feel, has not only been feasible but very refreshing to us as performers. Maybe, in the future, other performers would consider and sample the same philosophy?" Since staging the play in many Theatres in around the Northwest, we feel we are now coming home performing it at the Brindley for the very last time. We hope that the audience will enjoy the play as much as we have enjoyed performing it Tickets available from the Brindley Box Office, also by calling:- 0151 907 8360 or you can go online.

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