Runners dressed as elephants
take over Heaton Park to fund conservation efforts
AN unusual sight greeted Heaton Park
last weekend as a stampede of elephants, fun runners dressed as elephants, took
to Heaton Park last weekend to raise money for a charity that protects
The Enormous Elephant Run saw a parade of 'elephants' taking on the 5k
and 10k challenge, raising money for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT);
a charity dedicated to the protection of wildlife and habitats in Kenya.
"We wanted a new way for people to get
engaged in our work and the plight of elephants," said Amie Alden, the
DSWT's Fundraising Officer and the race's organizer.
So far, the race series has raised over £110,000 over the past two years but
"today, Africa's elephants need our help more than ever before," Rob Brandford, the UK Director of the DSWT told the Bury Times.
"Across Africa, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for their tusks to fuel
an increasing demand for ivory."
All the funds raised from the event go
directly to the DSWT and help aid its mission. There are currently 78 elephants
in the trust's care at their orphanage and three Reintegration Centres in Kenya.
To date, the DSWT has also successfully rescued and reintegrated 95 orphan
elephants back into the wild.
For anyone that missed the Run, Alden adds, the charity has plenty more suits
for anyone who wants to take on a fundraising challenge for Africa's elephants
dressed as a member of the species!
Find out more about the work of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Fault leads to problems for
Police Non Emergency Calls
ON Wednesday, 29 July 2015, a problem
occurred as a result of a technical fault and affected calls to the 101 number.
Merseyside Police confirmed that there was some disruption to non emergency
calls between 2.05pm and 4.40pm, but calls to the 999 emergency number, were not
affected. Merseyside Police said:- "We would like to apologise for this
disruption and thank members of the public for their patience as we fixed the
Family Fun At Liverpool
KEEP kids of all ages entertained this
summer holiday with a fantastic program of free family activity on offer during
the inaugural 3 day Liverpool Loves festival in August 2015.
A dedicated kid's activity area, arts and craft workshops, dance workshops and
circus training are among the highlight of activities available that will ensure
kids of all ages can play all day.
The wealth of family events will form part of Festival Day on Saturday, 8 August
2015, at the iconic location of Pier Head Liverpool, with a bespoke Big Top on the
waterfront hosting part of the programme.
Festival Day is free to attend and will run from 10am to 10pm, a full 12 hours
of culture, entertainment and activities for the whole family on the banks of
the River Mersey.
The family friendly program will span across zoned areas covering music, the
arts, dance, comedy, food and drink and health and well being; creating a real
festival atmosphere at the heart of the waterfront.
For all those early risers, children are more than welcome at Morning Gloryville
taking place in the Big Top helping to start the day off right with relaxing
massages, fruity smoothies and lots of fun.
Move it and shake it and get those pulses racing with a variety of entertaining
and energetic health and dance workshops throughout the day. Movema will be
delivering fantastic dance based exercise classes that will suit all ages and
abilities; just turn up and join in.
Bikram Yoga will be hosting relaxing yoga sessions Yoga Bears for ages 3 to 11
using stories, rhymes and postures to build strength, balance, flexibility and
confidence whilst having lots of fun at the same time.
Liverpool Loves sport and there are plenty of activities to keep all sport
enthusiasts happy, join in a fast paced game of wheel-chair basketball from
Greenbank Sports Academy; learn amazing soccer and futsal skills hosted by
Halton Soccer; plus Nuffield Health will be delivering a host of sports
activities and offering valuable advice on nutrition.
Get creative and make a souvenir of the day with a variety of arts and crafts
workshops on offer including The Beatles Mask Making where children can create a
groovy mask of the FAB4, hosted by The Beatles Story team taking place in the
Pier Head building.
HuaYun Arts will offer you the chance to try your hand at chinese painting,
origami and traditional calligraphy in the Big Top; move over Punch and Judy as
the Craft Gang from Button Boutique will be offering children an exciting class
in puppet making where they can create their very own scouse puppet in the Big
Let the imagination soar with City of Readers and The Reader Organisation who
will be hosting shared reading groups, bringing books to life in sessions
throughout the day including Bring your Bookworms for under 5's, and Family
Reads for the whole family.
Show your love at Liverpool Loves by joining the global love letters workshop
Anonymous Love Letters to make a total strangers day. Write an anonymous Love
letter straight from your heart to theirs and drop it for somebody to find.
Join the Liverpool Loves community art piece, Love Art UK, with a simple message
which is to spread the word of love. Help spread the word of love by writing a
message on The Love Wall about what love means to you.
Roll up! Roll up! The circus comes to the Big Top with the Free Fall Circus
Aerial Training. For anyone who has ever fancied giving trapeze or silks a go,
do not miss the chance to have a go on the 6 metre high static aerial rig.
They will also be offering lessons in a range of circus skills including
hula-hoop, unicycle, juggling, diabolo and poi.
There will also be an array of activities celebrating Liverpool's wonderfully
rich and diverse culture which the whole family will enjoy including workshops,
drumming and dance.
Not wanting to give everything away, organisers have said they also have a few
exciting surprises to look forward to throughout the day which are definitely
not to be missed!
There will also be a market area bursting with local crafts and vintage goods
hosted by Capstan's Bazaar, alongside a zone showcasing the very best street
food and drink available in Liverpool with plenty of delicious, tasty treats to
Not to mention all of the previously announced music and entertainment including
a number of outdoor stages providing the soundtrack to the day curated by Martin
O'Shea from Bold Management including:- Liverpool Loves New Music; Dovedale
Social; Merseyrail Sound Station and Liverpool Loves Allstars.
Keep up to date with the latest announcements