Poorly Liverpool boy
returns from dream holiday
HARVEY Early, who is 16 years old
and comes from Liverpool, has just returned home after a once in a lifetime
trip to Disney World, in Florida, USA. Thanks to fundraising support
Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides
practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families,
Harvey, who has Dravet Syndrome, visited Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom,
Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios and Seaworld. Harvey was accompanied on
the trip by his parents Alison and Paul. Caudwell Children created the annual
'Destination Dreams' holiday in 2007 to give 25 children with life
limiting conditions the opportunity to experience a fully supported dream
holiday. Trudi Beswick Chief Executive of Caudwell Children, said:-
"For many families caring for children with terminal or life threatening
conditions, the thought of leaving the protected environment of their home
Town, and their regular medical support, fills them with dread. By providing
24 hour professional medical provision and a team of volunteers, for the
duration of the trip, Destination Dreams gives families the chance to create
happy holiday memories, often for the first time! I would ask the local
community to support us so that we can take more children, like Harvey, on
the trip in 2016."
Carolling for a good
NSPCC Carols by Candlelight Concert
to support Merseyside children. Tickets are still available for the NSPCC's
annual:- 'Carols by Candlelight Concert', on Tuesday, 15 December 2015, to raise vital
funds for the charity's:- 'Call for Help Appeal.'
Taking place at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, from 7:30pm, the concert will
feature performances from children and young people in the Wirral Schools
Concert Band, the Liverpool Signing Choir and Circle of Voices Gospel Choir,
who will delight those in attendance with carols, traditional music and
singing in the stunning candlelit setting of the cathedral.
Tickets for the event, which is being sponsored for the 9th year running
by Merseyside based retailer Home Bargains, are available now priced at £10
per adult, and £5 for concessions. Family tickets are also available, at £25
for 2 adults and 2 children.
Tom Morris, managing director at Home Bargains, said:- "We're thrilled
to be supporting Carols by Candlelight for the ninth year running and are
proud to support the incredible work that the NSPCC does every single day.
As a Merseyside based family run company, our heart is still very much in
Liverpool and we're extremely passionate about supporting causes such as
this one to help local people. The charity's ChildLine Service, which
proceeds from this evening will go towards, acts as a lifeline to children
who have nowhere else to turn."
Daniel Poole, NSPCC community fundraising manager for Liverpool, said:-
"For most children, Christmas is magical, but for others, it's a time
when they feel more alone than ever; when they're struggling to cope with
being neglected, bullied or abused.
Carols by Candlelight is not only a beautiful Christmas celebration, it's
also the perfect way to support our Christmas Appeal, Call for Help, to
ensure our ChildLine service is able to offer support and hope to the
thousands of children who will get in touch this Christmas and in the year
To book tickets for the Carols by Candlelight concert, please contact the
NSPCC fundraising team on:- 0161 393 4474 or send them an
Re-opening of Bold Arms
pub with local TV star
A special VIP cut the ribbon to
open a newly refurbished Southport pub this week. The
Heartbeat TV series actor, and local, David Lonsdale, was invited to celebrate the transformation
of the Bold Arms pub on Botanic Road, where guests enjoyed a champagne
reception and tasters from the menu, as well as a meet and greet with the
As part of the investment, the pub has received a complete makeover,
introducing a lighter colour scheme with some signature pieces of furniture
and contemporary fixtures.
The bar area has also been completely revamped, with the introduction of an
extended selection of local and national ales and world beers. The food
offering has also been updated, with a new autumn menu which now features
dishes such as an American craft burger, Caesar flatbread and pastrami
General manager at the Bold Arms, Sinclair d'Albuquerque, said:-
"We're hugely excited to be undergoing such a big transformation, and
thrilled that David came along to celebrate with us. He's well known in the
local area so it was a pleasure to host him and open with a bang.
We're encouraging our regulars and new guests alike to come down and listen
to some great music while sampling our extensive drinks list as well as the
delicious food off our new menu."