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Issue:- 31 July 2014

Galloway's helps local Southport community make the most of their vision.

DESPITE the heat, Southport based sight loss charity; Galloway's Society for the Blind held their "Making the most of your vision" day last week and invited people in from the local community to their Southport Centre.

The day was supported by some of the leading suppliers of specialist equipment, technology and low visual aids to demonstrate to people how technology can help them in their day to day lives when living with visual impairment.

Carl Moore, Vision Services Co-Ordinator for Sefton and West Lancashire, commented:- "We know that many people in our community have trouble with their sight and often people don't realise what aids are out there to support them. The whole idea of the day was to introduce people to different aids and equipment that essentially could help them live more of an independent life. As a charity, we aim to help people with a visual impairment live more comfortably within a sighted world. We had ample demonstrations throughout the day which were well received by everybody who attended.  It was also great to speak to so many people about the work we do and what we're aiming for in the future; we asked many people what they wanted from us and we'll be using this feedback to look into how we can improve our services."

To host events like this and offer the support needed for visually impaired people along with providing drop in days, guided holidays, day trips, a range of services and their outdoor pursuit group, the charity must raise £1million this year alone.

For more information please contact Carl and Adrian at the Southport centre on:- 01704 534555.

Warning over loan scam

LIVERPOOL people are being warned over a scam in which they are asked to pay advance fees before a loan is released. They are asked to pay by 'UKASH' vouchers to release a loan they have been promised in an unsolicited phone call by a company called:- 'Cash Saga'. The company will often recontact the consumer and ask for further money before releasing the loan money

Liverpool Trading Standards, who have received a number of complaints from people who have lost money, are not aware of anyone receiving the loan after making these payments and are warning people not to fall for this scam.

John McHale, head of Trading Standards, said:- "No genuine loan company will ask you to send money in advance to secure or release a loan. If you are asked to send such fees then simply refuse to do so. If you do you will not see your money again. While this scam is being operated by 'Cash Saga', you should be aware that scammers often operate under a number of different names and the same advice applies to whatever the company is called."

Trading Standards have issued the following advice:-

Check the company has a valid consumer credit licence on:- 0800 111 6768 or

Never give your financial details as a result of an unsolicited phone call or email

Check the person you are sending the voucher to is a genuine merchant listed on:-

If you think you have been scammed then report the matter to the Financial Conduct Authority on:- 0800 111 6768 or CACS on:- 0845 4 040506 or Action Fraud on:- 0300 123 2040

West Lancashire Light Railway  (WLLR)

3 locomotives will be in steam on both days of this year's Annual Gala Weekend.  Trains will run at frequent intervals from 11.30 until 16.30. on both days, hauled by 3 resident locomotives, Montalban, Utrillas, and Joffre, a veteran of the 1st World War, named after the French hero, General ('Papa') Joffre.

This is an event for families and enthusiasts. Photographers will be welcome, and lineside photography passes will be available. Photographers will be required to wear hi-vis jackets.

As usual at this annual event there will be several additional attractions on site, possibly including visiting steam rollers and traction engines, a fairground organ, model railways, Meccano models, and other exhibits. A small children's merry-go-round and home made cake stall will also be on site.

Admission to the site is free.

Tickets to ride on the train are valid all day for unlimited rides on that day:-

Adult £4.00
Child £3.00
Senior £3.50
Family £10.50
Under 3s go free

Gala Weekend 2014

Saturday, 9 August 2014 and Sunday, 10 August 2014
11.30am to 4.30pm both days.

Station Road, Hesketh Bank:- Further information and enquiries call:- 01772 815881 or on email them.

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