steps out at Aintree Memory Walk
AS the main sponsor of last
weekend's Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk at Aintree, Home Instead
Senior Care was delighted to welcome staff from across the region
who stepped out at the event.
Representatives from the at home care company's offices in the
Wirral, Southport, Northwich, and Chorley were joined by colleagues
from Home Instead's National Office in Warrington to help make the
event a great success.
Speaking to the assembled walkers at the start of the Memory Walk,
Cath Chalton, owner of Home Instead in the Wirral said:- "The
benefits of collaborative work between the Alzheimer's Society and
our care organisation which specialises in dementia care, along with
physicians and other organisations, is crucial in helping people
live more independently at home.
Alzheimer's Society's single-minded fight for a better world for
people with dementia is to be applauded and it was super to see so
many people turn out to take part in the walk in support of this
great cause. Around half of our clients are affected by a dementia
so we know what a huge impact it has on people's lives. Our support
for this event is our way of giving something back and supporting a
The Alzheimer's Society Memory Walks are a series of fundraising
walking events which take place every autumn across England, Wales
and Northern Ireland.
The Walks raise money to provide vital support
to people living with dementia and help fund research to find a
Home Instead is also the main sponsor of Memory Walks in London,
Nottingham, and Bristol.
winner Chortle to heads to Southport for a show
THE Sony Award winner,
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Chortle Award winner and star of
Radio 4 and BBC 2, Tom Wrigglesworth, takes to the road this autumn
and one of his stops will be the Southport Comedy
Festival on 21 October 2014.
His show will be set around his sell out 2013 Edinburgh Fringe show
called:- 'Utterly at Odds With the Universe.' In
turns heart wrenching and hilarious, this exquisite show takes Tom
on an emotional journey from childhood to adulthood, exploring the
poignant and profound relationship with his granddad. The 2
frequently taped themselves interviewing each other and it is in
these early conversations that Tom comes to fully understand the
influence this man has had on his own life and explores the fantasy
of being able to make 'one final interview.'
Expect elegant flourishes of language, twisted logic and whimsical
storytelling, courtesy of 1 of the finest and most original comics
in the UK. Following the success of his Edinburgh Comedy Award
nominated show, Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Return Letter to Richard
Branson, Tom has enjoyed 2 successful Radio 4 series (2011 and 2012)
and scooped a prestigious Sony Radio Academy Award in recognition of
excellence. In 2013 Tom wrote and performed another new series for
Radio 4, Tom Wrigglesworth’s Hang-ups, which has been commissioned
for a second series, along with a one off special of Utterly At Odds
with the Universe. Tom is also a regular host of Radio 4`s Comedy
Club and has guested on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Newsquiz, The
Unbelievable Truth, The Now Show, Act Your Age, It’s Your Round, The
Infinite Monkey Cage and You and Yours, as well as BBC Radio 2’s Out
To Lunch and Claudia Winkleman’s Arts Show. He has co-presented on
Richard Bacon’s Radio 5 show and is a regular co-presenter on The
Rhod Gilbert Show for BBC Radio Wales. On TV, Tom recently
co-presented BBC 2`s Engineering Giants and was one of the
presenters on BBC2 series Electric Dreams. In stand-up terms, Tom
has performed twice on Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, Russell Howard`s
Good News and The Comedy Gala for BBC Three as well as The World
Stand`s Up, two series of The Comedy Store and Edinburgh and Beyond;
all for Comedy Central.
HALL welcomes a 'Spooky Skool Of Horrors' for children this
ST. George's Hall are
teaming up with Liverpool Shoktober to invite children to attend the
scary Skool of Horrors this Halloween.
These new tours, set deep within the spooky surroundings of the St
George's Hall Catacombs, invite children to take part in a quest
which will see them navigate their way around the tombs to solve a
mystery; unlocking the eerie secret of the St George's tombs.
Children must be brave and prepared for lots of surprises along the
way. The interactive tours will see the children visit 6 areas where
they will meet a variety of characters such as the crypt keeper
Mister Grimm and the Wicked Witch of the West. All of these
colourful characters will explain their link to the history of St
George's Hall and give riddles for the children to answer. Using all
of the clues gathered they must crack the mystery, then and only
then will their mission be accomplished and they will be released
from the tombs.
Skool of Horrors tours will take place from Thursday, 23 October to
Saturday, 25 October and then again from Wednesday, 29 October to
Friday, 31 October. The sessions are suitable for aged 8 to 12 children
and will last for 90 minutes. Tours will be ran at 10.30am, 12pm,
1.30pm and 3pm. Places will be limited to 30 per tour.
James Griffiths, from Liverpool Shocktober, commented:- "For
children, the focus is very much on fantasy and fairytales, but with
a spooky and ghoulish twist. Youngsters will enjoy it as it will
heighten their imaginations as they try to solve the mystery."
Skool of Horrors takes pace at:-
St George's Hall Heritage Centre.
Places per tour are limited to 30 places each performance.
Tour is aimed at ages:- 8 to 12 years
Tour lasts:- 1 hour 30mins/
Times:- 10.30am / 12pm / 1.30pm / 3pm
Dates:- Thursday, 23 October / Friday, 24 October / Saturday, 25 October
/ Wednesday, 29 October / Thursday, 30 October / Friday, 31 October
Tickets:- £9 per child, accompanying adults go free (one place per
Tickets are available from the St George's Hall gift
shop, or telephone:- 0151 225 6903/6909 or go