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Issue:- 30 January 2015

Reports below are as follows:- Improving the survival rate of cardiac arrest, Keeping warm is on the menu, Keeping warm is on the menu, Breastfeeding ambassadors graduate, Brooks announced as event partner for Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon 2015.

Keeping warm is on the menu

A community café, run by a Liverpool Church, is hosting an event to help elderly and vulnerable people keep warm in winter.

The Friday Morning Community Cafe at St David's Church, Childwall, has run successfully for more than 2 years. It's success has motivated the church, working with ward Councillors Jeremy Wolfson, Ruth Hirschfield and Frank Hont, to look at opportunities to expand the community facilities.

It will now include a monthly event, on the 1st Friday of each month, for the benefit of the local community.

The 1st event takes place on Friday, 6 February 2015, from 10am to 12 noon, when helpful advice will be given out about the importance on keeping warm, especially for the elderly and infirm, and getting the best value out of the fuel used during winter time.

There will also be packs to take away for practical use to help keep warm and using resources well.

The Reverend Robert Williams, Vicar of St David 's said:- "When we decided to start the Friday café at St. David's, we did so with the vision in mind of using the church facilities as a place where people could meet socially, as well as a place that could be used as a meeting point where information could be accessed. Working together with the Childwall ward Councillors, who have given us their full support, we hope that this new resource will be supported by members of the local community and beyond."

Councillor Wolfson said:- "It is very important that we ensure that elderly and vulnerable people in our community are kept safe and warm throughout the winter; the recent cold spell has just underlined this. As ward Councillors we have fully supported the Friday café as it is a great way of providing information and support and I would encourage local residents to take advantage of it."

In future months the Friday Morning Cafe are planning to feature dementia awareness, the credit union and debt, and the practical use of computers for people in the community who are feeling excluded in their everyday life.

Brooks announced as event partner for Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon 2015

THE organisers of the Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon are pleased to announce footwear, apparel and accessories specialist Brooks as an official race partner for the exciting event taking place on Sunday, 29 March, 2015. Brooks will be providing all finishers with their very own Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon finishers' T-shirt as part of their congratulatory goody bag. And all those completing the race, will also be presented with a commemorative finishers' medal as they cross the finishing line.  Sara McMahon, Events and Retail Marketing Coordinator at Brooks, said:- "Brooks are delighted to be involved with Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon. The Vitality Run Series has a close synergy with Brooks by inspiring people to be active and we believe that the partnership will be a huge success. We look forward to seeing you there on race day!"  The Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon will start and finish at the City's Pier Head at the iconic Liverpool Waterfront, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The route will also take runners past some of the City's key landmarks including Albert Dock, Museum Of Liverpool, Liverpool Cathedral, Sefton Park Palm House and Otterspool Promenade.  Last year's event was the 21st Anniversary of the Liverpool Half Marathon, which attracted almost 7,000 runners representing 21 overseas countries. This year's participants so far include runners from European countries Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Spain and Sweden, as well as a number of runners travelling from further afield, representing Hong Kong and the USA.  Race Director Alan Rothwell added:- "To have Brooks on-board as a race partner for this year's Liverpool Half Marathon is fantastic news. The event is firmly established in the region's race calendar and attracts a large contingent of runners who travel from across the world to take part."   To bag your very own souvenir:- 'Brooks T-shirt', make the Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon 'YOUR' challenge for 2015 by visiting the BTR website, where registrations are open until Friday, 6 March 2015.

Other BTR Liverpool Events confirmed for 2015 so far:-

1 March 2015 - BTR Port Sunlight 10K/5K/Children's 1K Fun Run.
► 29 March 2015 - Vitality Liverpool Half Marathon.
► 5 April 2015 - BTR Hale Village 5 Mile.
► 19 April 2015 - Run For The 96 5K.
► 7 June 2015 - BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K.
► 5 July to 11 July 2015- BTR Tour Of Merseyside (52 miles).
► 11 September to 13 September 2015 - BTR Whistle Stop Tour Of Wirral.
► 13 September 2015 - BTR Wirral Half Marathon/10K.
► 6 December 2015 - BTR Liverpool Santa Dash.

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