RUN the race of your life,
and help others see a better life! That is the message from local
charity, Galloway's Society for the Blind, based in Southport, who
are appealing for people across the area to sign up to one of the
country's prestigious running events in support of Galloway's
Society for the Blind.
Emma Russ, Senior Fundraiser at Galloway's, commented:- "The
Virgin London Marathon is one of those events like no other, it's on
everybody's bucket list and most people would love the chance to
take part. In contrast, the Great North Run is the world's favourite
half marathon, with over 35,000 people taking part every year."
Galloway's Society for the Blind works with local blind and
partially sighted people across Lancashire and Sefton, providing
them with support, activities and equipment to they can maintain
their independence and minimise the effects of living with reduced
vision. The charity needs to raise £850,000 every year to be able to
continue their work.
Emma continued:- "We have limited places available in both
races and urge keen runners to get in touch soon as we must have
people registered with the race organisers by the end of January.
For both events we ask you to reach a minimum fundraising target but
will support you 100% in achieving this. Please give me a call for
By running for Galloway's, they would help you make this prestigious
event one that you will never forget by offering you advice, hints
and tips with your training, a running vest, fundraising support and
contact with other Galloway's runners for peer support.
Alternatively, anybody who has their place confirmed in the London
Marathon or Great North Run and would like to run with Galloway's,
contact Emma Russ on:- 07432 512165 or via email
LISTINGS JANUARY 2014 ONWARDS
TATE Liverpool is the home
of the national collection of modern art in the north and has
attracted over 15 million visitors since opening in 1988.
gallery hosts a diverse and lively special exhibition and events
programme, and displays work from the national collection free of
This winter will be the last
chance for visitors to see current exhibition Art Turning Left - How
values changed making 1789 to 2013. Closing on 2 February 2014, Art
Turning Left is the first exhibition to examine how the production
and reception of art has been influenced by left-wing values.
However, from 28 February 2014,
Tate Liverpool's spring season will start with the opening of
Keywords - Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain. Keywords
explores the vocabulary of culture and society, with a particular
focus on British art of the 1980s and work by artists including
Helen Chadwick, Anish Kapoor and Willie Doherty will go on display.
Also opening on 28 February 2014, is Richard Hawkins - Hijikata
Twist an exhibition which traces how iconic works from Western
modern art has been interpreted to create images and ideas clashing
with orthodox interpretations of art history. In addition, the
public can continue to explore DLA Piper Series - Constellations
featuring more than one hundred works from the Tate collection,
including pieces by Pablo Picasso, Marina Abramovic and Henri
Furthermore visitors can
participate in a wide range of activities, workshops and talks.
For more information about the TATE Liverpool and it's events click
PROJECT DIRT -
LIVERPOOL'S LOCAL SOCIAL NETWORK
SOCIAL media is changing
our world. It is opening up our communities and shifting the way we
communicate. But this isn't just Facebook and Twitter; niche social
media networks are developing; networks like Project Dirt that help
people to make a real difference in their local community.
Project Dirt is a free
online network which, started
in London, now connects nearly 1600 community projects across the
country. The website allows individuals and groups to manage all
their projects, events and volunteering in one place, leaving more
time to focus on offline activities. In need of extra volunteers to
paint a community centre? Looking for ideas about how to landscape a
local park's food growing garden? Not sure who to approach to fund
that educational project? Project Dirt is the platform to connect
with local people making positive things happen.
And now, by word of mouth alone, Project Dirt has grown to almost
9000 members. Close to 500 of these individuals are in Liverpool.
This isn't simply a website; it's social media making a real
difference to your local community.
KU, PROJECT COORDINATOR AT THE GREEN DREAM, BOOTLE, MERSEYSIDE
Green Dream is an urban food growing and environmental
project in the heart of Bootle. Since March 2013, it has attracted
over 100 volunteers from the local community, many through Project
Dirt. Andrea uses a Project Dirt profile as the Green Dream's main
website. She considers Project Dirt the perfect social network for
finding out about local projects, as well as for advertising
volunteering opportunities and events in Bootle. Click on this
link for more information about
JO HAYES, FRIEND OF
EVERTON PARK, LIVERPOOL
Friends of Everton Park are playing a key role in regenerating
Everton Park, a Liverpudlian landmark. Though located in the heart
of the city, the park is extremely underused so Jo publicises
activities, like the opening of the Nature Garden, on Project Dirt
to encourage visitors. This year's Out of the Blue Festival at
Everton Park was also promoted on Project Dirt and was a huge
success. Click on this
link for more information about