Nice 'n' Naughty to Raise Money for Sussex Beacon
and charity fund raiser Simon Prescott, Director of Nice 'n'
Naughty, in Southport, will, once again, participate in the Brighton
Half Marathon on Sunday, 22 February 2015. Simon has nominated the
Sussex Beacon to be his chosen charity for the event, with all the
team at Nice 'n' Naughty getting behind him. Nice 'n' Naughty
supports a number of charities nationwide. When asked why the Sussex
Beacon, Simon replied:- "Nice 'n' Naughty has always been a
keen supporter of charities local to our 11 Stores throughout the
UK. In Brighton, this year we are again recognising the valuable
work the Sussex Beacon does in Brighton and want to show our
support." Simon competed in the Brighton Marathon in June
2012, raising over £500 for The Sussex Beacon, and beating his
personal best.This year all 11 nationwide Nice 'n' Naughty Stores ,
together with their Web Team, will be supporting Simons fund raising
run, and to start the fundraising, Simon has made a £50.00 donation.
The Nice 'n' Naughty
team are all placing bets on Simons finishing time, knowing that he
is aiming for another personal best, and all proceeds will be going
to the Sussex Beacon. Philip Price, Nice 'n' Naughty Manager in
Brighton said:- "It's going to be an amazing weekend for the
Brighton store this weekend, not only will Simon be here to run the
Half Marathon, but on the 21st he will be an honoured guest at my
wedding." Philip has been part of the Nice'n'Naughty family
for over 9 years, so having Simon there to celebrate with him is the
icing on the cake for Philip and his partner James. When Simon
completed the 2012 full Marathon, Philip was at the finish line in
full drag to boost funds for the charity, this year he will have to
pass on the opportunity, as he may be somewhat busy! But Philip and
the Team at the Brighton store are there to fully support the run,
and would like to invite the local community to also get involved by
popping into the store at 32 St. James Street, Liverpool and betting
just £1 on his finishing time. The closest time will receive a free
goody bag courtesy of Nice 'n' Naughty. For further details
please see Philip Price in our Brighton store or email:-
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to sponsor
Simon please go to:-
Recycle your Christmas cards at Sainsbury's Southport
supermarket is encouraging residents to recycle their old Christmas
cards and wrapping paper at Sainsbury's Southport, and make a
positive impact to the environment. Customers have until Tuesday
January 2015, 13th to bring in any of their old Christmas cards and
wrapping paper to the collection box situated at the front of the
store. The recycling drive is part of the retailer's partnership
with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) UK. The collected cards
will be recycled by Sainsbury's and it will make a donation to FSC
UK in the New Year based on the volume of cards collected in its
stores. Last year it donated over £9,000 to help the FSC with its
work to promote responsible management of the world's forests.
Collection boxes are available in now in over 880 supermarkets and
convenience stores throughout the country.
Sainsbury's Southport Store Manager Chris Griffiths said:- "We
had a really good response from our customers last year and with
their help, we're hoping to make an even bigger contribution this
time. It's a great way to continue that goodwill feeling and ensure
your cards are put to positive use, which is all part of our No
Waste to Landfill commitment."
Rosie Teasdale, Deputy Director, FSC UK added:- "Sainsbury's
Southport donation provides essential support for our education and
awareness-raising work, helping us to support people in the UK
protect the world's forests. Recycling paper results in less waste
going to landfill, it reduces the pressure on forests, and it's
helping to give future generations the gift of healthy forests."
Additionally, all 'paper' wrapping paper can also be
placed in the Christmas card recycling collection boxes to support
this activity. Sainsbury's sells over 5,000,000 rolls of wrapping
paper each year; that's enough to stretch from London to Auckland.
1,773 happy returns at Christmas
SPECIALIST and expert advisors
are accompanying patrol officers to violent incidents in the family
home this New Year to ensure victims receive the best care possible.
The 'family crime Investigation Unit' detective and
the independent domestic abuse advisor (IDVA) will look after the
victim while the uniformed officers will deal with the perpetrator.
The extra measures have been in place throughout December with some
victims being successfully supported in going ahead with making a
formal complaint to the Police and others being helped in accessing
advice from domestic abuse charities.
One woman helped by the Police and IDVA during a weekend evening
earlier this month went ahead with providing a witness statement
against her attacker, despite initially being nervous and fearful,
and has since emailed the IDVA/Police thanking them for their help.
The initiative is being kept in place for the New Year when a higher
number of people drink more and the influence of alcohol can
escalate domestic incidents into domestic violence.
Detective Inspector Nick Suffield, Liverpool South CID, where 1 of
the 6 divisional FCIUs is based, said:- "Alcohol and drugs are
never the root cause of domestic violence nor can they ever be used
to justify domestic violence - it is a far more complex issue than
that. However, we do know that people being intoxicated can trigger
domestic incidents or escalate them more to a violent level and that
is why we have been putting extra measures in place during the
festive season. Victims of a domestic assault can often be very
upset and emotional when the Police are called to an incident and
patrols often have to juggle looking after them while dealing with a
suspect who may be acting extremely aggressively or violently. We
went to ensure that victims who have had the courage to tell the
Police what has happened receive the best possible care and support
from us from the very start. Highly experienced detectives who
investigate domestic abuse day in day out and know how to deal with
such a sensitive issue will work through the night and follow
patrols to domestic incidents. They will be in a car alongside an
independent domestic abuse advisor who is not employed by the Police
and can offer a range of advice on the spot to the victim to help
them decide what to do next. The pair's primary focus will be
looking after the victim, taking them somewhere away from the
offender to speak to them about what happened, and getting them all
the help they need if they want to break away from the cycle of
abuse they may be suffering."
Earlier this year, Police forces were given new powers to remove
suspected perpetrators from the family home and order them to stay
away or face arrest in order to give the victim time to think about
what they do next. Police also work closely with IDVAs, and other
approved / recognised agencies, to ensure victims remain supported
if the case goes to court.
Det Insp Suffield added:- "The domestic abuse detectives will
also be able to provide expertise and advice to their patrol officer
colleagues who may have the suspect under arrest. This will provide
them with additional support in how to make use of all the new
legislation available to them when dealing with an offender. Every
domestic incident is unique to that family or that relationship and
the background to each one can be very complex. It is only right
that we use the right specialist resources whenever we can so that
the victims of this terrible and under reported crime are protected
and their needs are put 1st."
For more information about how to report domestic violence or to
seek specialist support visit:-
WorstKeptSecret.co.uk or call:-
0800 028 3398.
Did you know that the Independent Domestic Violence Advisory Service
provides independent and impartial support for all high risk
victims/survivors of domestic violence? All staff are trained to
CAADA caada.org.uk) standard to deliver specialist support. The IDVA
will work in partnership with other agencies to ensure maximum
service delivery to the victim/survivor with the aim of increasing
the safety of the individual co-ordinating a multi-agency approach
► Risk Assessment.
► Safety Planning.
► Crisis Intervention.
► Applications for target hardening.
► Practical and emotional support.
► Court support.
► Multi agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) representation.
► Our key outcome is to increase the safety of survivors of domestic
violence; and their children.
► The IDVA service is aimed at clients who have been identified as
► The support is intended to be a short/medium term service in place
to reduce the risk of further domestic violence and the emotional
effects caused by it.
► A risk assessment needs to be carried out so we can form an
appropriate safety plan.
► We can assist with issues arising as a result of domestic
violence, such as support through the court process and advocacy
with housing issues.
► IDVA's are independent from all agencies to ensure the best
possible support and advice is offered to each survivor.
► All clients are treated with respect, dignity and sensitivity. We
respect the diversity of the community and work to ensure all
survivors have access to the services they need.
► In order to provide the best possible help we may need to share
information with other agencies, but this is only on a need to know
basis to achieve the best outcome for you.
► IDVA do not take self referrals and clients must be referred
though the MARAC referral route with a completed multi agency risk
assessment (Merit) and IDVA referral form.
► If your case is referred to a MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment
Conference) an IDVA worker will be able to represent you.