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Issue:- 13 March 2015

Lancashire Living with Diabetes Day

UCLAN organises 2nd annual event to bring wealth of diabetes information together in 1 place.  People living with diabetes and those at risk of the disease are invited to a 2nd annual event at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to learn more about coping with the condition and staying as healthy as possible.

Following the success of the inaugural Living with Diabetes Day last year, UCLan has again teamed up with the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation and specialist diabetes teams from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to run the event again on Saturday, 21 March 2015.

Recent figures suggest that over 73,000 people in Lancashire were living with diabetes in 2012. It is estimated that this will rise to over 99,000 by 2030 if no changes are made.

The event is for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, people at risk of developing the disease, carers or even people with a general interest in the condition, to allow them to meet healthcare professionals, exercise specialists and dieticians. Visitors can participate in interactive workshops, including how to prevent long term complications, glucose monitoring and amputation prevention.

Dr Swrajit Sarkar, UCLan associate lecturer in nutritional sciences, is organising the event. He said:- "This regional event will provide a unique opportunity for people in Lancashire to access a wealth of information and support under one roof. It will allow them to speak to visiting healthcare professionals from local specialist diabetes teams, researchers, academics and professionals in exercise, diet and nutrition. We recognise the benefits of sharing and discussing concerns and experiences with likeminded people and healthcare professionals outside of the surgery or clinic setting in a supportive, relaxed and informal environment."

Attendees can also take part in an exercise class at the end of the day, delivered by UCLan physiotherapy lecturer Colin Hayes, to learn some basic exercises that can be done at home.

Christine Elwell, Diabetes Dietitian and Diabetes Education Coordinator at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:- "We're really pleased to be part of this important awareness raising event. As a Trust we look to support any opportunity for people to understand more about living with diabetes and developing skills that can promote health for themselves and their families. On the day we will be running a food education workshop as well as promoting the DESMOND courses that we run across Central Lancashire."

Lee Calladine, Educational Event Co-ordinator from Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation, said:- "We are extremely pleased to be supporting and sponsoring the second Lancashire Living with Diabetes Day, and to be working collaboratively with Dr. Swrajit Sarker, UCLan and the specialist diabetes teams from across the North West. This unique event will bring together people living with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, healthcare professionals, researchers and academics to create a day filled with helpful, informative and fun information about diabetes. We hope people attending leave feeling invigorated with new tools, skills and with an even greater understanding and enthusiasm of how to manage their diabetes so they can live life to the full."

The event on Saturday, 21 March 2015, will be held in Darwin Lecture Theatre 8.30am to 4.30pm. There is a 5.00 registration fee for the event which includes lunch and parking. All proceeds (less admin costs) will be donated to the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation.

To register for the event or for more information contact the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation on:- 023 92 636133 or

Woodwards Wine Bar - Live Music News

IF you are looking for a place to go in March that has live music and a fantastic atmosphere, have you taken a look at Woodwards Wine Bar, located on Chapel Lane, in Formby Village? Woodwards is not part of a national chain and even though it is local, it has a fantastic reputation for getting high quality entertainment in. The venue regularly holds live music events, with musical styles that range from classic, pop, jazz and country, plus lots more. So keep an eye on what they have to offer, as they will more than likely have a fantastic act that will fit your musical tastes.

So what on offer for March 2015 at this local venue?

On Tuesday, 17 March 2015, (aka St. Patricks day) the venue will host the amazing:- ''Jack's Pack.'

On Friday, 20 March 2015 - Groove Bandits will take to the stage.

On Saturday, 21 March 2015, from 6pm:- 'Paul Beahan' will be performing.

On Tuesday, 24 March 2015, don't miss:- 'The Over the Hill Mob' who will also be performing at the venue.

Then on Thursday, 26 March 2015, it's the fantastic 'Open Mic with Some Other Guy'. To end the month off on a high note, the venue will host the Friday, 27 March 2015 is 'The Wickermen.'

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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