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Issue:- 27 March 2015

City to go Quackers for Charity!


LIVERPOOL City Centre will be invaded by an army of giant ducks this summer; in a bid to support cancer patients.

EACH towering 7 feet high, a trail of 20 'pop up' sculptures celebrating 'Liverpool Fists' will pepper the City Centre this May and June 2015, to thrill visitors during the 1 Magnificent City programme.

Launching on the City's annual arts extravaganza; Light Night, on Friday, 15 May 2015, the event, run by AquaDucked, aims to raise awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Nesting at specific locations across Liverpool City Centre, including the Commercial District, Liverpool ONE and Albert Dock, the ducks will be on show for public display until the 9 June 2015, after which they will be entered into a celebrity gala night auction taking place in July.

Following on the success of previous trails such as Go Superlambananas (2008) and Go Penguins (2010), the Liverpool Duck Trail will entertain visitors for major events such as Sound City, the 3 Queens 175th Anniversary and climaxing with two charity duck races at Liverpool's International Mersey River Festival, on Sunday, 7 June 2015.

Each duck is themed on an event in history that Liverpool was the first to achieve; for example, the 1st motorised municipal fire engine, the 1st woman to top the pop charts (Lita Roza), the 1st major under river tunnel (Mersey tunnel) and the World's 1st purpose designed public park, plus it's still here today, in Birkenhead.

Ducks will be sponsored by local businesses, with the aim of raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Local artists and community groups will be asked to submit designs and paint the ducks, bringing to life their 'Liverpool 1st' themes in a fun and creative way.

In 2014, 11 of the ducks featured in a Lancashire Duck Trail, 8 of which were designed by celebrities; including fashion designer and co-founder of Red or Dead Wayne Hemingway, actress, television presenter and former model Linda Lusardi, Coronation Street's Jane Danson, comedian, actor, Dave Spikey, actress and singer Jodie Pregner and Emmerdale's Emma Atkins.

Barry Cole, founder and Managing Director at AquaDucked comments:- "I am really looking forward to the duck trail and races in Liverpool and I am delighted with all the help provided by some great people in the city who have helped in the hosting of this event. It is knowing that my mother's memory can be the catalyst that will help someone else stricken with the same disease, get the same care and attention that she received at the end of her life."

Tracey Crosbie, Events Manager for Liverpool BID Company, which is supporting the event, said:- "The Duck Trail is going to be a brilliant event for all the family and will help kick start an amazing summer of events in the city centre. The fact that its celebrating Liverpool Firsts means it's an event that will not just entertain but educate visitors and locals alike, while at the same time raising money for a cause which affects us all."

You can find out more about AquaDucked's Liverpool Duck Trail online.

"Sweet Success" as Wirral Waitress wins national competition

A waitress at a Bromborough restaurant, on Dibbinsdale Road, Bromborough, Wirral, has been named as the joint winner of a national competition organised by an Italian restaurant group.  31 year old Nuria Gozalbes Sanchis, who lives in Eastham, won the Pesto Italian Restaurant and Coca Cola 'Go Large!' incentive competition by beating Pesto's other 300+ nationwide employees to achieve the joint highest large drink sales as part of a special promotion for the drinks brand. Nuria, who has worked at Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn for almost 2 years, accepted her £150 gift voucher prize from Pesto co-owner Sara Edwards this week. She comments:- "I'm so excited to have won this competition. My boyfriend and I are doing our house up at the moment so the prize will come in very handy."  The other winner was 27 year old Georgia Koukouvitaki from Tarporley who works at Pesto Cabbage Hall.  Sara Edwards, Co-owner of Pesto Restaurant adds:- "Nuria and Georgia both did exceptionally well with our 'Go Large' launch against some very tough competition from other employees from as far afield as Sutton Coldfield and Widnes and, at the end of the 3 months of the competition, were clearly the joint winners... We'd like to congratulate Nuria on her hard work and hope she enjoys her well deserved prize!"  Pesto at the  is situated o and to book or for more information call:- 0151 334 9818.

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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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