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Issue:- Saturday, 26 September 2015

New Royal programme grants £34,500 early Christmas present to 33 local groups

WITH less than 100 days until Christmas, 33 local community organisations have been given an early Christmas present from the new Royal Sustainable Communities programme. 

These 33 organisations are the winning submissions to the Liverpool Community Fund, set up by Carillion and the Trust as part of the deal for the new Royal. The fund will provide £100,000 over three years to local organisations that support; healthy living, building stronger communities, cleaner, safer, greener communities and education. Among the successful bids this year, were the Netherley Valley Youth Angling Project. The group use angling trips to work with socially excluded young people in Netherley and Belle Vale to encourage healthy lifestyles and improve self esteem. Tom Marshall from the project said:- "We work in a deprived and isolated area supporting kids though activities to broaden their horizons, experience new things and give them a fresh outlook to help promote healthier lifestyles.  This funding will support 10 fishing trips for 50 young people aged from 9 to 22. Without funding like this we simply couldn't operate and I'd like to thank Carillion and the Trust."

This is the 2nd year that funding from the new Royal Sustainable Communities programme has supported local community groups, with 19 groups being supported in 2014.

Another winner from this year is Greenbank Sports Academy near Sefton Park. Run by and for disabled people, the academy supports disabled people and other disadvantaged groups to fulfil their potential by providing education, training, employment, sport and recreational services. Their funding would provide fully inclusive and personalised training sessions for those isolated by their disability.

Steve Hoskins from the academy said:- "With this money we can now offer circuit training for people with a physical or learning disability twice a week. I'd like to say thank you as this will help encourage and enable people with a disability to lead more active lives and give them an opportunity to feel less isolated."

To mark the awarding of the funding, Carillion and the Trust hosted a celebration event, on the 22 September 2015, at The Education Centre at the Royal with representatives from 16 of the organisations receiving a share of the £34,500.

Speaking at the event, Simon Webb, Carillion's managing director for the new Royal said:- "The new Royal project isn't just about building a state of the art hospital with the latest healthcare facilities. It is about working with the local community to establish a lasting legacy that builds better lives for generations to come."

Ian Stenton, head of sustainability at the Royal said:- "Supporting the local community is an instrumental part of the new Royal project. Together with Carillion and Liverpool Community Volunteer Service we are supporting some inspirational organisations that are helping to improve the health and opportunities for local people."

MECCA Southport gets the Firecracker!

A local bingo club is set to host one of the most sought-after evenings of bingo in and around Southport by offering a series of luxury, once in a lifetime prizes in its free Mecca Firecracker prize draws. The team at Mecca Southport will be hosting its 'Firecracker Evening' from 6:30pm, on Saturday, 26 September 2015. Mecca customers from all over the Southport will be flocking to the club on Lord Street for their chance to win one of the amazing prizes up for grabs in Mecca clubs across the UK.  To celebrate that:- "friends who play together stay together", Mecca customers will be in the running to win a London Theatre Break for 2, a Luxury Spa Weekend for four or even a magnificent all inclusive Caribbean cruise for four in its special free prize draws. A lucky winner and their friends could also be saying:- "Ciao" to the ancient city of Rome or "Hola" to a villa holiday in Spain after they win 1 of the luxurious trips available. Customers at one lucky Mecca club will also be able share a cash prize of £10,000.*

Brian Hennigan, general manager at Mecca Southport, commented:- "Our Firecracker Evening will definitely be an experience to share with friends. Customers and team members alike are all really excited about the event and with the prizes totalling an estimated £50,000, the atmosphere will be intense.  It promises to be an exciting night and hopefully one of our lucky customers and their friends will scoop one of the amazing prizes on offer and I would be delighted if our club won the club prize of £10,000 "

To attend a Mecca Club you do need to be aged 18 years or over and be a customer of Mecca Bingo. Joining is free of charge and you can sign up at:- MeccaBingo.Com or at the club.

Owned by the Rank Group Plc, Mecca is 1 of the largest Bingo and Slots operators in the UK.  The services they offer are strictly over 18's only. Please bet responsibly. If you user the services please play responsibly and only bet what you can afford.  See GambleAware.Co.UK.

* 16 prizes are available to win across the UK and include:-
5x London Theatre Break for two (including tea at the Ritz).
4x Luxury Spa Weekends for four (choice of hotel and beauty treatments).
3x Rome City Break (flights included from local airport).
2x Spain Villa Breaks for four (choice of villa and location).
1x Caribbean cruise for four (cruise is all-inclusive and date to be agreed).
1x £10,000 cash prize.
All prizes combined are estimated to be worth approx. £50,000. There is no cash alternative to any prizes described.

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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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