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Issue:- Monday, 11 April 2016

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Football fans promote the gift of life

Photo caption: Trust staff are pictured with Southport FC player Jamie Allen (centre-right) and Neil Skidmore, the club’s Health Fitness and Match Analyst.

ACROSS the UK there are around 10,000 people who need a transplant. 3 people a day die due to lack of donors.  Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has teamed up with the Sandgrounders to raise awareness of the issue.

Hundreds of information packs will be given to supporters at the National League match, between Southport and Lincoln City, on 16 April 2016.

Andrew Kent, clinical lead for organ donation at the Trust, said:- "People often talk about what music they'd like played at their funeral yet rarely talk about organ donation. It's crucial we start to talk about this subject because it can help save lives. We want people to sign up to become donors and we also want existing donors to make sure their families know of their wishes if they die. Transplants can save or greatly enhance the lives of other people. But this relies on donors and their families agreeing to donate their organ or tissue."

A spokesperson for Southport FC said:- "Southport Football Club are delighted to be part of the initiative to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation. This is something which can impact on any one of us at any time. We will launch our awareness campaign at our next home Vanarama National League fixture versus Lincoln Town at the Merseyrail Community Stadium, on Saturday, 16 April 2016.  To play a part in saving lives in the future by publicising how we can carry donor cards and engaging with our families and friends is an honour for the club. We can all contribute to potentially helping others."

To join the NHS Organ Donor Register,  you can do so via going online at:- OrganDonation.NHS.UK/SignForLife or by calling:- 0300 123 23 23.

Let your friends and family know when you have signed the Organ Donor Register and join the conversation online by using the campaign hash tag #signforlife.

This summer sees the British Transplant Games take place in Liverpool. The Games aim to demonstrate the benefits of transplantation, encouraging transplant patients to regain fitness, whilst increasing public awareness of the need for more people to join the Organ Donation Register.

North West Music Promoter Boosting Region's Economy By £8m

NORTH West music promoters Cuffe and Taylor will boost the region's economy by almost £8m in 2016. The music and event promoters will host 22 nights of live music across the North West this year with a mix of headline concerts and festivals. And with 177,000 tickets for sale across the events it is estimated that the boost to the tourism economy will be a staggering £7.9m .*

Cuffe and Taylor director Peter Taylor said he hoped the figures would provide a welcome boost to the North West economy. "We have an eclectic mix of events arranged across the North West this year which will not only provide audiences with a fantastic night of world class entertainment, but will also see a boost into each town's economy. When the figures are broken down in this way it is a great way for each locality to see just what the value of that event is. 2016 is an incredibly busy year for Cuffe and Taylor as we not only have an array of outstanding events planned across the North West but the whole of the UK and we look forward to continuing and expanding these events into 2017 and beyond."

Cuffe and Taylors events across the North West in 2016 will see the week long Lytham Festival which includes:- headline concerts from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Bryan Adams, Cheshire's 3 day Betley Concerts and 3 day Tatton Park Concerts by the Lake, Lancashire's 3 day Symphony at the Tower, two days at Cartmel Racecourse and a number of 1 off nights at Lytham's Lowther Pavilion and Blackpool's Winter Gardens.

As well as Noel Gallagher and Bryan Adams, Cuffe and Taylor's events this year also include headline performances from Sir Tom Jones, Will Young, Joe Bonamassa, Simply Red, Jools Holland, Status Quo and Roxette.

Peter added:- "2016 is without a doubt our biggest year of events to date. In addition to the fantastic artists we are bringing to the North West region we are also presenting Rod Stewart's UK stadium tour, a tour of Joan Collins brand new one woman show, the Aled Jones Cathedral Tour, 12 dates at Scarborough Open Air Theatre, our six-day Greenwich Music Time festival and a night at the London Palladium with Ramin Karimloo. In all this represents 83 nights of live entertainment across the UK so it is a very busy year and one we hope to build on for many years to come."

To find out more about all of Cuffe and Taylor's events please go online.

* The source of this information was given by 'Visit England.' The figure of £7.9m is based on VisitEngland's estimate that every person attending a concert injects an additional £45 into the local economy.

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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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