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Publication date:- 2016-12-16

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Queenscourt Hospice Santa Sprint 2016
Photographs by Patrick Trollope.

ON Sunday, 11 December 2016, Southport Pier became a sea of red when hundreds of Santa’s turned out for the Queenscourt Hospice Santa Sprint. This is an annual dash around the tourist resort’s seafront's historic Pier and Promenade. All who took part got a special 'Santa Sprint' medal after completing the approximately 2km course. It was not just the dash taking place for the charity, but on the large as well, Santa's turned out on Stand Up Paddle Boards, as members of the SUP North waved on the runners above them, on the Pier, before doing a lap of the Marine Lake themselves. This might not be as big as some of the Santa Runs, but all who took part definitely seemed to have fun. This year’s Southport Santa Sprint was again sponsored by Silcock Leisure Group.

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If you do not know about the amazing work this local charity does, Queenscourt Hospice provides support for the people of Southport, Formby and West Lancs. They look after for patients with serious illnesses, enabling them to achieve the best possible quality of life, at each new stage. More information about the charity go to:- QueensCourt.Org.UK.

To see more photos of the Santa Sprint, click on here.

To see more photos of the Santa Sprint, click on here.

It's worth making a note that the Southport New Years Day event is also a family fun event, but this one is not for the faint hearted. Like the Sprint, it is also raising money for local charities, this time Southport Lifeboat. For more information about that event, visit:- TheFernley.Co.UK.

Christmas 2016 Church Services - Formby

THIS is a list of years Churches Together in Formby, Altcar and Hightown Church Services.  Special family services are highlighted in BOLD.

Formby Elim Pentecostal Church, Church Road, Formby
25 December 10:45am Christmas Celebration
Holy Trinity CofE Redgate School, Formby
18 December 10:45am Carol Service
25 December 10:45am Family Communion
Holy Trinity CofE Church, Rosemary Lane, Formby
18 December 6:30pm Carol Service
24 December 10am Little Tiddlers Service
11:30pm Midnight Communion
25 December 8:45am Holly Communion
11:00am Christingle
Our Lady of Victories, Hightown
24 December 11:30pm Mass
25 December 11:15am Mass
St Peter's CofE Church, Green Lane, Altcar
20 December 6:30pm Carols by Candlelight
24 December 3:00pm Christingle - pre-school
4:30pm Christingle - primary
6:00pm Christingle - traditional
11:30pm Midnight Eucharist
25 December 8:00am Eucharist
10:00am Parish Eucharist
Our Lady of Compassion RC Church, School Lane, Formby
24 December 11:30pm Carols and Midnight Mass
25 December 9:00am Mass
11:00am Family Mass
St Jerome's RC Church, Greenloons Drive, Formby
24 December 6:00pm Vigil Mass
25 December 9:00am Family Mass
St Anne's RC Chuch, Timms Lane, Formby
25 December 10:00am Mass
St Michael's CofE Church, Altcar
18 December 4:00pm Carol Service
24 December 11:30pm Midnight Communion
25 December 9:30am Family Communion
St Luke's Church CofE, St Luke's Church Road, Formby
11 December 4:00pm Christingle Service
24 December 4:00pm Crib Service
11:15pm Midnight Holy Communion
25 December 9:30am Family Communion
St Stephen's CofE, Hightown
21 December 6:00pm 9 Lessons and Carols
24 December 3:00pm Christingle Service
5:00pm Christingle Service
11:30pm Midnight Eucharist
25 December 9:00am Holy Communion
10:30am Family Eucharist
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Rogue One - A Star Wars Story has the Force at Vue Southport

THE £200 million Disney and Lucasfilm's Rogue One is set to be... Click on here to find out more...

Last Chance for Schools to Showcase Budding Artists
Should a new Community Police Station be created in Maghull Town Hall?
Yoko Ono, Jeremy Deller and Mark Leckey to exhibit at Bluecoat
Greens Call for Car Free Sundays
60 take part in Christmas baby and child service
Funding secured to give City Green Make Over
Mersey Tunnels users encouraged to consider impact of track renewal works on journeys
Christmas opening hours for Council services
Remember to view our Santa Watch Webcam 2016
Pop star Rowetta appears at Revitalise Sandpipers
Survey finds 1/4 of Brits have attempted DIY dental care rather than seeing a dentist
Community Speedwatch Volunteers needed!
Primary schools expansion to meet demand for places
HMRC cuts scam emails by 300m through new cyber security initiative
Police Commissioner asks for public's support to make region's roads safer
'Moderate levels of exercise improve your short term memory' new research shows
Guard's calm intervention after sex attack underlines need to scrap driver only plans
8 out of 10 Housing Association residents remain pleased with their homes
Founder of Liverpool sexual health service is honoured for life changing work
'Search' for issues when buying a property
Asda elf teams up with Santa in Southport
'Free Wi-Fi gang' sentenced for £10m smuggling tax fraud
It'll be lonely for carers this Christmas, finds new study by local charity Revitalise
Mayor of Liverpool experiences "breath taking" visit to the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital
'None For The Road' this festive period
Deadline to balance Council books extended
Results from the 2 week crackdown on organised crime
Advice to both revellers and shoppers in the run up to Christmas
NWAS Calls for responsible partying 'mad Friday's'
Keep a clear head this Christmas in Liverpool
Royal Signals Association Annual Christmas Dinner
Southport Cruisers Motorcycle Club Christmas Charity Run
Formby Village Nativity Play 2016
Queenscourt Hospice Santa Sprint 2016 Photos
James and The Charlatans live at Liverpool's Arena

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Step out in the North West for the Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks

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B.O.A. 70th Anniversary DVD

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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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