Books wanted for
new exchange scheme
HAD enough of Harry Potter?
Sick of Stephen King? Done with Bridget Jones' Diary? If your
bookshelves are groaning with novels and publications that you or
your children have long since read and discarded, Liverpool City
Council will gladly take them off your hands!
Old or new publications are needed to kickstart a book exchange
scheme to be launched in 2014 as part of the City's Year of Reading,
in partnership with the Reader Organisation.
People will be able to take a book at a variety of locations across
the City, on condition that they replace it with another.
5 Council buildings are now home to donation points, where people
can drop off books. They can be placed in special brightly painted
wheelie bins decorated by school children.
Donations can be made at the following locations:-
► Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, L2 2DH
► Millennium House, Victoria
Street, L1 6JD
► Premier Court, Hatton Garden, L3
► Brougham Terrace, West Derby
Road, L6 1AE
► Edge Hill Customer Focus Centre,
80-82 Wavertree Road, L7 1PH
Councillor Lana Orr, Mayoral Lead for Reading, said:- "We want
2014 to be a year in which we raise the profile of reading and
literacy in Liverpool. The Book Exchange is just one of a
number of high profile projects which we will use to encourage
people to build reading into their daily life and make it as easy as
possible to do so. It doesn't matter whether they are
children's stories, chick lit, fiction or fantasy, nor if they have
been well thumbed. All we ask is that they are in reasonable
condition with no pages missing. And if people want to buy new
books to donate to the scheme that would be absolutely fantastic as
Details of the locations of the book exchanges will be announced in
the new year.
HOMELESS people are to
enjoy a Christmas meal courtesy of generous Walton residents.
Walton Village Residents Association has raised more than £1,200 for
the Whitechapel Centre through cabaret afternoons and bingo sessions
since September. It will be used to help fund a meal for people on
Also benefiting is the Hope Project, which will use £550 to
distribute clothing such as hats, socks and scarves to homeless
Cabinet member for housing, Councillor Ann O'Byrne, will present the
organisations with cheques at a Christmas party being held for
Walton residents on Monday, 16 December 2013.
Councillor O'Byrne said:- "This is a very welcome donation
which will go to help make sure that the most needy in the City
don't go without this Christmas." In total, Walton Village Residents Association has raised £4,000 for
charity so far this year.
Councillor Gerard Woodhouse, Mayoral Lead for Older People, said:-
"This is brilliant news for two very deserving organisations.
This is a win-win all round as the fundraising also gets some of our
older residents out of the house and meeting people which is good
for their health and wellbeing."
MORE THAN £10,000 FOR MOVEMBER
NORTHERN Rail has so far
raised more than £10,000 for men's health charity, Movember, and
donations are continuing to roll in. The train operator partnered
with the charity to raise awareness and funds for programmes such as
prostate and testicular cancer, mental health issues and overall
health and wellbeing.
Northern launched the world's first 'Mo Train' on 1 November
and followed with 50 trains in total operating right across the
network. 200 Northern colleagues signed up as Mo Bros and Mo Sistas
and pledged to raise money throughout November.
Northern's Managing Director, Alex Hynes, comments:-
thrilled to have raised so much money for a fantastic charity like Movember. With more than 4,000 men working for our company, this is
a cause that is close to our hearts. We have colleagues currently
affected by some of these illnesses and we all know someone
supported by the many programmes Movember funds go towards.
The Mo Trains have really grabbed our customers' attention and we
have had thousands of Tweets over the course of the month about them
and the efforts of our employees. We are so grateful to our
fantastic colleagues for getting behind the challenge and changing
the face of men's health."
Jonathan Sim, Communities Manager Movember UK said:- "Northern
Rail's Movember campaign was very impressive from the internal and
customer facing communications to the actual mos on their trains.
This pioneering initiative provided priceless awareness across a
huge swathe of England and of course, much needed funds for men's
See Northern's Movember video, featuring those fabulous members of