Snow White and Prince
Charming's Royal Visit to ZoŽ's Place
MEMBERS of LHK Productions' Easter
pantomime cast, Snow White, at the
Liverpool, have recently took some time out from their busy production schedule
to spread a little happiness. The Apprentice star James Hill, who is playing
Prince Charming in the panto at The Epstein Theatre and his co-star Georgia
Austin, who plays Snow White, visited ZoŽ's Place Baby Hospice in West Derby.
During their visit, James and Georgia played with the children and chatted to
the parents and staff about the amazing work that they do.
Meeting Snow White and Prince Charming certainly put a smile on the faces of the
children at ZoŽ's Place who were thrilled to meet the colourful characters from
the famous fairytale.
The performers also enjoyed a tour of the
fantastic facility which provides specialist palliative, respite and end of life
care for babies and small children from birth through to 5 years old.
27 year old, John McCormack, Grants and Trusts Fundraising Officer at ZoŽ's
Place explained:- "ZoŽ's Place Baby Hospice is a very special charity. Our
bespoke 1 to 1 care is for babies who suffer with terminal life threatening or
life limiting conditions and this is provided by registered nurses, play
leaders, physiotherapists and other care specialists 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week. Our facilities are designed provide a 'home from home' for our special
babies and through the use of multi sensory environments and learning through
play, our nursing staff can ensure that our special babies live life to the
Staff showed James and Georgia around ZoŽ's
Place's fantastic facilities which include a sensory room, soft play area,
beautiful gardens, hydrotherapy pool, family accommodation and a homely living
room where families receive counselling and benefits advice.
James, the Sheffield lad who won the hearts of the public when he entered the
Big Brother House in 2015 and appeared on The Apprentice in 2014, is planning to
open his own care home for people with dementia. He enjoyed spending time with
the children and was very impressed with the Baby Hospice in West Derby.
"This is an example of lovely people doing something they're passionate about.
Visiting places like this makes us realise how lucky we are. I think more people
need that reality check! This is a great cause. We were really delighted to
welcome Snow White and Prince Charming to our hospice today to meet our
children. Visits such as these really help to make days spent at ZoŽ's Place
extra special and some of our children have already been to see the show at the
Epstein Theatre and had a magical time! Thank you so much for visiting ZoŽ's
Place Baby Hospice!"
James and Georgia then whizzed back to the
Epstein Theatre to join the rest of the cast of Snow White which includes
Liverpool actor and comedian Ricky Tomlinson in the role of The Magic Mirror in
the guise of Jim Royle, Lewis Pryor as Muddles, TV and Radio presenter, Debi
Jones, as the Wicked Queen and Liverpool favourite, Michael Chapman, as the
hilarious panto dame!
Running until 6 April 2016, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs promises to deliver
the same mix of fun and traditional pantomime with a fresh and current twist
which LHK Productions are famous for. Complete with sensational songs, stunning
choreography, the panto will feature poisoned apples, magical mirrors, a
brilliant cast and, of course, a sprinkling of panto magicÖ
This timeless tale, and one of the nation's favourite pantomimes, Snow White and
the Seven Dwarfs tells the story of a beautiful princess whose vain and jealous
stepmother is hell bent on getting rid of her and becoming:- "the fairest
of them all."
After fleeing the kingdom to escape the Wicked Queen's evil plans, Snow White
seeks refuge with 7 dwarfs in their cottage in the forest. Taking pity on poor
Snow White, the dwarfs allow her to stay with them until a wicked spell is cast
which only true love can conquer.
Clipper Round The World
Yacht Race competitor has died
OUR thoughts go out to the family and
friends of Sarah Young, along with all those of the crew aboard the Clipper
Round The World Yacht Race vessel, IchorCoal. The clipper was sailing through
rough weather in the Mid North Pacific on its way from China to Seattle when a
wave washed Sarah Young, aged 40, overboard, on 1 April 2016. Her crewmates
committed her body to the sea, on Sunday, 3 April 2016. Her death has shocked
the close knit racing community.
National Band Concert held
in Ince Blundell Village Hall
Photographs by Major Roy Bevan
OVER 300 musical Army Cadets from all
over the UK have been at Altcar Training Camp, in Hightown, last week. They had
been auditioning to join the National Army Cadet Band and Corps of Drums. Over
the intensive week of drills, musical instruction, training and assessment,
those taking part performed in a fantastic public concert. This year it was held
at Ince Blundell Village Hall, on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 and Major Roy Bevan
MBE took these photos for us, as the cadets got ready. He also snapped
this fantastic photo of a lady who was celebrating her 103 Birthday. We
are told that the some of the band played:- "Happy Birthday" to
her at the Tithebarn Residential Home as well as letting her have a go.
The tickets sales from the event will go to help service and ex-service
personnel, the other half goes to provide the instruments for the band. If you
attended please let us know what you thought of the event via emailing us to:-