Spinal staff fundraise for
patients' day room
STAFF at Southport hospital are raising
money to help some of the most severely injured patients treated by the NHS.
The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre is 1 of 8 Centres providing
spinal cord rehabilitation. It serves people across the North West, including
the Isle of Man and as far as Birmingham.
The Centre opened at Southport and Formby District General Hospital at Kew in
1991 when it moved from the former Promenade hospital in the town. Facilities
for patients include workshops, a full size sports hall and swimming pool.
Patients who suffer spinal cord injury are referred to the Centre for specialist
rehabilitation and medical support to enable their transition back into
Staff are raising money to help refurbish the day room. The day room provides
patients with an area away from the ward where they are able to dine, watch TV,
play games and generally socialise with other patients, staff and volunteers.
Centre manager Emily Hoban said:- "The day room is beginning to look its
age and the Trust agreed to refurbish it but we want to make it as special as
possible for patients which is why we're raising money."
A number of personal donations have already been made and the Trust charitable
fund will also be making a contribution.
Emily and her team are planning a number of events over the months ahead.
The first is a Strawberry and Sausage barbecue at the Centre on Saturday 18th
July at 5pm. Tickets are £5 and available by calling 01704 70 4333. All proceeds
will go to the day room refurbishment project.
Picture shows staff and patients in the day room which will be shortly
Guild of Students wins Student Opportunities Award at NUS Awards 2015
THE National Union of Students (NUS) is delighted to
announce that Liverpool Guild of Students has won the Student Opportunities
Award at the NUS Awards 2015.
The NUS Awards ceremony was held Wednesday, 8 July 2015, on the final day of Students'
Unions 2015 at the Macron Stadium in Bolton.
Liverpool Guild of Students won the award for their commitment to increasing
student opportunities, encouraging students to move from their own individual
interests to the interests of the wider community and student body.
The union has increased access to participatory budgets for societies and has
also introduced mentoring, providing regular catch ups to check that societies
are meeting their goals and to identify any training needs. It has also held a
series of master classes, from script writing to education for Sustainable
Development, to increase the number, range and quality of opportunities
available. Society memberships have increased by 2000 this year alone.
The union has also launched several programmes in order to increase student
participation. The Give it a Go programme ensures that there are continual
opportunities for our members to 'try', while the Union's Volunteering
initiative has seen over 200 organisations/projects registered and over 800
applications to volunteer registered from 514 registered volunteers. Meanwhile
the Leave Liverpool Tidy programme has seen 3.9 tonnes of refuse collected and
recycled last year.
Harry Anderson, President at the Liverpool Guild of Students, said:-
"We're overwhelmed with the award and we're really glad to have got some
recognition from NUS."
Richard Brooks, NUS Vice President for Union Development, said:- "I'm
really proud to announce that Liverpool Guild of Students has won the award for
Student Opportunities at the 2015 NUS Awards. The Awards are fundamentally about
celebrating excellence across the many and varied activities of students'
unions. We're building a fairer, better education system and a more just world.
I hope the awards encourage, inspire and, most importantly, build pride in our
national efforts towards that. The unions that have won awards have shown the
ability to organise students and make a real change both in the lives of their
students and the world around them."
LJLA sees 6% passenger growth for 1st ½ of
INCREASE in passenger
numbers seen at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) in recent months continued
in June with over 9% more passengers choosing to fly through LJLA compared to
the same month in 2014. These latest figures take growth at Liverpool to 6% for
the 1st ½ of 2015 compared to the same period last year and continue to reflect
the recent upsurge in business at the Airport following the addition of a number
of new routes and airlines now operating from Liverpool. The growth in passenger
numbers is forecast to continue for the second half of the year too. Czech
Airlines start their summer season flights to Prague from Liverpool next week
whilst important new services due to commence in the Autumn include Flybe's
flights to Amsterdam with onward worldwide connections and Aer Lingus' flights
to Dublin with onward US connections.
LoveHistory's Ever Popular
Catacombs Tours Return With New Stories
Photographs by Ant Clausen.
THE increasingly popular theatrical
Catacombs tours of St George's Hall Liverpool return this September, with brand
new stories in the next instalment of:- 'The Catacombs Of Liverpool's Darkest
History'. This is the 5th series of tours which follows hugely successful
sell out that ran in March and June 2015.
The new tours will run from Monday, 28 September to Sunday, 4 October 2015, with
4 tours each
evening at 6.00pm, 6.45pm, 7.30pm and 8.15pm. Tickets are priced at £15 per
person. But please note that capaCity is just 40 people per tour!
Back by popular demand, the tours explore the most chilling and infamous of
crimes from Liverpool's dark past, with the shocking tales recreated within the
cells and catacombs of Liverpool's most celebrated and historic building.
St Georges Hall can be aptly described as a capsule for Liverpool's history;
whilst the rich and influential enjoyed the grandeur and opulence that the Great
Hall had to offer, there existed a harsher reality in the cells below. Men,
women and children crammed into tiny stifled cells awaiting their punishment.
Nowhere in the City could you find a more relevant space to animate some of the
darkest elements of Liverpool's criminal past.
Theatrical company Lovehistory who produce the Catacomb series, can promise that
these new promenade tours will be the most compelling to date consisting of
powerful theatrical performances that will undoubtedly move their audience.
The promenade performances will lead the audience into the dark cells below
where those waiting to be condemned would spend their final moments. In the dark
shadows of Liverpool's history, visitors will encounter the characters and
witness a series of thought provoking and expertly choreographed scenes of
Liverpool murders, torment and cruelty. Behind every dark corner lies a hidden
story which will be exposed.
LoveHistory can reveal the first of the new
stories to be featured in this new series of tours. Hear the heinous tale of the
1931 murder of Julia Wallace, one of the most baffling crimes to ever hit
After a mysterious caller sent Julia's husband, William Herbert Wallace, on a
wild goose chase looking for a street that didn't exist he returned to find his
wife brutally slain in their own home. A sensational trial followed and William
came within inches of being executed for his wife's murder however the lack of
evidence spared him. This was only the start of the story however as the
inexplicable aspects of the case that saved William's life continues to intrigue
amateur sleuths to this day.
This tale of murder and mystery will be expertly recreated along with other
shocking stories which will be announced in due course, by a team of
professional actors who will leave audiences spines tingling as they discover
the gruesome details of the innocent victims, the not so innocent perpetrators
of these vicious crimes and those who carried out the sentence of the court,
Judy McLean, Creative Director of Lovehistory, said:- "We at Lovehistory
are all very excited to return to St George's Hall, in September, with a 5th
series of Catacomb Tours. We have had thousands attend these tours and what has
been the most pleasing for us has been people's reaction to the stories we tell
and how we tell them. These shows always seem to exceed people's expectations
due to the quality of the production. It's a fantastic building and so relevant
to history of the City."
'The Catacombs Of Liverpool's Darkest
History' promises to be the most haunting
and gripping tour to date. Tickets are just £15 and can be purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Queen Square, Liverpool,
via calling:- 0844 800 0410.
For further information please visit:-