'Call my bluff' makes big
bucks for North West Cancer Research
THE longest-established cancer research
fundraising committee in Southport continued to raise much needed
funds for cancer research in the North West with a hugely successful
'Cheese and Wine, Call my Bluff' event at The Hillside Golf
The Southport Committee of North West Cancer Research, incorporating
Clatterbridge Cancer Research, raised an outstanding £1,461 at a
well attended event on the 14 March 2014. The lively evening event saw
eleven teams of ten contestants having to guess which of a panel of
3 judges were bluffing when describing a selection of fine wines.
Contestants paid £20 to take part in the event.
A raffle, which was also held during the evening, raised £620. It
will be match-funded by the Liverpool branch of Barclaycard, which
has supported the charity for the last 2 years, making the total
figure raised by the event more than £2,000.
Olive Cutts, Chair of the NWCR Southport Committee, said:-
"The event was a huge success and I am extremely grateful for the
kind generosity and support we continue to receive at out
fundraising events throughout the year.
I have been a part of the Southport Committee for 24 years, we are
extremely proud of what we've achieved and we are always planning
the next thing to raise money."
Olive joined NWCR's Southport fundraising committee after one of her
sons was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, which involved complex eye
surgery. The doctor who performed the successful surgery on her son
had received his first research bursary from NWCR, allowing crucial
research and development in to the rare cancer.
North West Cancer Research, incorporating Clatterbridge Cancer
Research, is the leading regional charity that raises money to
achieve a better understanding of cancer, and directly benefits
people living in the North West. NWCR recently joined forces with
the University of Liverpool and moved its headquarters to the iconic
former Roy Castle Centre in Liverpool City Centre.
A long established charity, NWCR prides itself on only backing the
very highest standard of research, ensuring the best value for all
The charity's last round of research grants totalled
almost £1 million. NWCR also operates research institutes at
Lancaster University and the University of Bangor.
Lord Mayor of
Liverpool presents awards to pupils and staff at St Christopher's
Catholic Primary school
THE Lord Mayor of
Liverpool, Councillor Gary Millar attended St Christopher's Catholic
Primary school in Speke to present awards to a group of pupils and
staff on Friday, 28 March 2014. The group have been working on a
specialist programme known as P4L (Partnership for Literacy), to
introduce new specialist materials developed to raise literacy
Staff have been trained in the use
of these materials by Trish Jones a specialist teacher from Dyslexia
Action's Liverpool centre, with funding provided by KPMG as part of
their Action for Literacy campaign.
The induction process has been very successful and is designed to
continue now that staff are trained, so that they can support other
children in the school. "The staff and children have both
been totally committed to the project and have made the whole
experience enjoyable and worthwhile. It has been a pleasure to work
here. We are extremely grateful to KPMG for their
generous support for this project and their commitment to improving
literacy standards. We are delighted to be able to work alongside
schools in this way." said Trish.
Dyslexia Action is a national charity which operates locally, across
over 100 locations in Great Britain. Dyslexia Action's vision
is a world where those with dyslexia and other specific learning
difficulties can reach their full potential. The Dyslexia
Action centre in Liverpool provides tuition and support for a wide
range of difficulties. Assessments are available with follow up
consultation and free advice. Surgeries are bookable by
appointment, for further information please telephone:- 0151 228
Dyslexia Action is the
working name for Dyslexia Institute Limited, a charity registered in
England and Wales (No. 268502) and Scotland (No. SC039177) and
registered in England as a company (No. 01179975).