Yorkshire Bank to Recognise
Community Spirit in Merseyside
COMMUNITY projects in Merseyside are
invited to enter an awards programme which could see them share a funding boost
of ₤75,000 to make a real difference in their local area. Now in their 5th
year, the Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2017 is open for
applications. Yorkshire Bank will make donations to recognise and support
community projects which are going the extra mile. Registered charities and not
for profit organisations are invited to enter their projects into the awards
scheme under 1 of 3 categories: projects which help people to have a healthy
relationship with money, projects which help people to improve their local
environment and projects which help people into employment.
The awards are open to a range of initiatives across the third sector which can
demonstrate support for the local community. This could include projects helping
to up-skill people for the workplace, ventures promoting healthy relationships
with money, or schemes aiming to protect the environment.
5 projects will be selected in each of the 3 categories and all 15 winners will
be awarded ₤5,000 each.
Debbie Crosbie, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks Chief Operating Officer and Chair
of the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation, said:- "Yorkshire Bank's
Spirit of the Community Awards aim to recognise and support the vital
contribution that voluntary and charitable projects make to their local
There has been so much fantastic work carried out across hundreds of
organisations who provide such vital resources for local communities over the
past 4 years. It is hugely inspiring to see just how much of a difference these
awards have made at grass roots level."
Yorkshire Bank's sister organisation, Clydesdale Bank will also award ₤75,000 to
support local projects in Scotland as part of the programme. This brings the
total funds available for community initiatives up and down the country to
₤150,000. For further information about the 'Yorkshire and
Clydesdale Bank Foundation's Spirit of the Community Awards' or to enter
online or go into
their local Yorkshire Bank branch to receive an application form.
The closing date for applications is Monday, 6 March 2017 and the winners will be
announced in summer 2017.
13 year old on moped involved with serious
road traffic collision
EMERGENCY services, on Sunday, 8
January 2017, were called to St John’s Road, Waterloo, close to its junction
with Norma Road, at about 6.45pm, following a serious road traffic collision. A
13 year old boy who was riding on the moped sustained a head injury in a in
collision with a grey Volvo XC90 car. The 13 year old was treated at the scene
by Paramedics before being taken to Hospital for further treatment in what was
described as a critical condition. Shortly before the incident, the moped rider
is believed to have been with a small group on mopeds and pedal cycles. We are
told that the moped was then ridden away from the scene by a member of the
group, before Police arrived.
The driver of the car was not injured and stopped at the scene. They are helping
Police with enquiries. Officers are also now making enquiries to locate the
moped. Roads Policing Sergeant Mark Keenan said:- "We would appeal to
anyone who witnessed this collision, or anyone who saw the group before or after
the incident to contact Police. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who
knows the whereabouts of the moped involved, as the information they have could
prove very helpful to our investigation. A 13 year old boy has been seriously
injured in this collision and it is vital we find out exactly what happened."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Roads Policing on:- 0151 777 5747 or
Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.
Liverpulians raise over ₤8,000 for rescue pets
LIVERPOOL has proven to be 1 of the most generous of the
when it comes to helping animals in need, as over ₤8,000 was raised for Support
Adoption for Pets' 'Santa Paws' Christmas appeal.
The charity's annual fundraising appeal took place in over 400 Pets at Home
stores across the UK, with customers encouraged to donate 50p to provide a
Christmas dinner for pets spending the festive season in a rescue.
Pets At Home Aintree raised an incredible standalone total of over ₤5,000, with
stores Penny Lane, Wallesey and Burscough raising more than ₤1,000 each.
Support Adoption for Pets set an ambitious target of providing 1,500,000 meals
for abandoned animals, yet fundraising efforts have been so great that over 2
million meals will be provided.
The following rescue centres will be benefiting from the generosity of customers
in Liverpool Pets at Home stores:-
'Carla Lane Animals In Need'
'Horse Sense Wirral'
'Mersey and North Cheshire Retired Greyhound Trust'
Caroline Cassidy from Carla Lane Animals in Need said:- "We
are overwhelmed by the tremendous support from our friends at Pets At Home in
Aintree and Burscough and all their wonderful customers who have raised over
₤3,000 just for us. This will be of huge benefit to the 200+ animals in our
care. Special thanks from Trustees, staff and of course four legged friends!"
Support Adoption for Pets Fundraising Manager, Amy Wilson, said:- "We are
blown away by the remarkable charity fundraising that the Pets at Home
storeshave delivered this Christmas... A record breaking, astonishing amount of
money has been donated to very worthy local pet rescues, revealing the drive,
creativity and sheer generosity of Pets at Home store teams and customers across