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Issue:- 19 December 2014

It was Santa and carols in Liverpool City Centre on Thursday
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L Trollope

AS our photos show, on Thursday, 18 December 2014, Santa was once again paraded around part of the Liverpool as part of the Snow Flake Trail, in his reindeer drawn sleigh. This time he was supporting Everton, so he was dressed in blue. This was due to the fact the event was being run by Everton FC's in the Community Volunteers.  One of the many people watching said:- "It's great to be magical and to be all things to all men!" commenting on a delighted child's reaction to Santa being dressed in blue and not red!

That same evening, choir members of St Luke's Church, Formby, with friends, sang carols at Central Station and collected for the Shyira Trust  which supports people in that area of Rwanda and has , to date, rebuilt the very dilapidated maternity hospital and ensured that qualified midwives are now available. This has resulted in a dramatic drop in infant and maternal deaths. The work is ongoing. The trust has also made a considerable impact on education employment and social facilities in this very, very impoverished area of the world which is striving valiantly to recover from the aftermath of the 90s, and where there are so many orphans and child- headed families. On this occasion £587 was raised , thanks to public generosity , all of which will be forwarded to Rwanda forthwith. A big Thank You to all involved.

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