Formby Fitness Toy Appeal
FORMBY Fitness is holding a Toy Appeal
for children visiting Ormskirk Hospital Children's Department over Christmas.
The fitness centre got the idea after 1 of the owners had to take his son into
Hospital, over Christmas last year (2015). Barry said:- "The staff were
all fantastic with my son, who had a severer, life threatening, asthma attack.
He was well looked after and it made me think about what it must be like for a
child, at Christmas, in hospital. So I have decided to hold this year's appeal.
Anyone can drop toys in to us. Toys must be new and suitable for any age,
between 0 to 16 years. You can drop them off between 6am to 9pm, Monday to
Friday, or alternatively from 9am to 4pm, on Saturday and 9am to 1pm, on Sunday.
Toys will be taken by our staff to the hospital, on 9 December 2016."
Fitness is located on Green Lane, opposite
the Grapes Pub.
We are also aware that the gym has a few extra tickets to its Christmas Party,
on 3 December, at the Formby Cricket Club, non-members and members alike are
welcome. Tickets are just £15. A cash collection will also be taken on the
night, for the toy appeal. Tickets are available from the reception at the gym
or by calling:- 01704878887.
North west children's charity receives £10,000 'boost' from juice bar
NORTH west charity Stick 'n' Step has
announced a giant boost from Boost Juice Bars, with the news that the juice bar
chain has raised a remarkable £10,000 for the charity so far this year and has
pledged to support it throughout 2017 as well. Boost Juice staff have raised the
money for their 2016 Charity of the Year in a variety of ways including running
marathons, being 'Tough Mudders' and even taking part in sky
Merseyside residents casts
their votes for local community scheme grants
TESCO customers have voted in their
millions to help good causes on Merseyside bag a share of a £12.5m carrier bag
The supermarket teamed up with Groundwork to
launch the 2nd round of its 'Bags of Help' funding
initiative, which sees grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000; all raised from
the 5p bag levy; being awarded to local outdoor community projects. Millions of
shoppers in England and Wales voted in stores up and down the country.
The winner in Southport can now be revealed as
Redgate Community Primary School, which will spend the £12,000 grant on its
project Community Gardening Project. The runners up were West Lancashire
Borough Council and West Lancs Borough Council who bagged £10,000 and £8,000
The results have been announced and the groups
will now use their award to bring their projects to life and transform their
community. Mark Thomas, Tesco Corporate Affairs Manager for the North of
England, said:- "Bags of Help has been a fantastic
success. We have been overwhelmed by the response of our customers and it's been
great to give people a say on how the money will be spent in their community. We
can't wait to see the money being used to bring these projects to life."
Voting ran in stores from 31 October to 13
November 2016; with customers choosing which local project they would like to
get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout in store.
Tesco estimates that around 6 million votes were cast in stores up and down the
UK. So far, 'Bags of Help' has awarded more than £24m across 2,421
From 1 December 2016, customers will be able
to vote for local groups all year round, every time they shop; meaning that
thousands more projects will benefit from the scheme.
The funding will now be awarded to groups who
are seeking to use and develop outdoor spaces in ways that will benefit their
local community, and money will be available in smaller amounts, making it more
Customers will get the chance to vote for 3
different groups each month. At the end of each month, when votes are collected,
three groups in each of Tesco's regions will be awarded funding.
Groundwork's national Chief Executive, Graham
Duxbury, said:- "It's just the beginning for Bags of
Help and we're really excited about the future. The scheme will be permanently
open for applications and as grants can now be used for not just the development
but also the use of local outdoor spaces, we expect even more groups will now
have a chance to benefit. Its projects like these that really help to capture
the public's imagination by illustrating what can be achieved when communities
are given the support and the encouragement they need to create better places
where they live."
Anyone can nominate a local project and local
organisations can apply. To find out more visit:-
2 arrested after warrant
executed in Netherton
2 men, aged 48 and 51, have been
arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and
suspicion of possession of Section 1 Ammunition, after a warrant was executed,
at a property in Netherton. Officers attended at the house on Chester Avenue at
8.15pm, on Wednesday, 30 November 2016. The ammunition, believed to be bullets,
have since been forensically recovered.