Liverpool Lottery Winner
Lends Helping Hand at Baby Hospice
EUROMILLIONS winner, Emma Dunkley from
Formby, is helping to create a new outdoor relaxation area for a local Baby
Emma, who scooped ₤6.5M in November 2009, spent the day at Zoe's Place Baby
Hospice in West Derby, unveiling a new bench and planting autumn flowers.
Zoe's Place is very close to Emma's heart. In 2016 she joined other National
Lottery winners and helped to build a giant Gingerbread playhouse for the
children. She has also made numerous personal donations since her win.
Emma said:- "Zoe's Place is a truly remarkable charity that does
extraordinary things for young children and their families. Every time I visit,
I am so overwhelmed by the work that they do. As a mother myself, nothing gives
me greater joy than seeing children with a smile on their faces. I hope this new
outdoor area will provide many happy moments both for the children and their
Zoe's Place Baby Hospice looks after children
from birth to the age of 5 who have life limiting or life threatening
conditions, providing them with palliative, respite and end of life care.
Zoe's Place has received over ₤195,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to pay for
3 additional Nurses; all thanks to National Lottery players.
Carol Kirkham, Fundraising Manger at Zoe's Place said:-
"As a charity, we rely solely on the generosity of others. We are so grateful to
have had the support of Emma and The National Lottery over the last year in
helping transform our outdoor space. We have many young children and
families that use this area daily. It has become a great spot for them to spend
Zoe's Place is just one of thousands of projects in the North West to benefit
from National Lottery funding.
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Level crossing safety roadshow has made
its 1st stop at Southport Station
A level crossing safety roadshow was held at Southport Railway
Station to heighten awareness of the risks posed by level crossings and
to keep people safe. The event was hosted by Network Rail, with the support of Merseyrail,
Merseytravel, British Transport Police and the Samaritans.
Sally Ralston, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Merseyrail, said:-
"We want to keep as many people safe as possible; passengers as well as car
drivers and remind them of the danger of level crossings. This is the 1st of a
series of projects designed to promote safety at level crossings and we are
hoping to work closely with local Schools on some further projects later in the
Nick Jordan, community safety manager from Network Rail, said:- "Friday
was a great start to our level crossing safety roadshow. We were able to speak
to hundreds of people at Southport station. Being distracted or rushing when
using a level crossing can mean that people don't pay enough attention, which
can put them at risk. These events are a great way to remind people how to stay
safe on the railway. We look forward to working with our industry partners
again in the future at similar events. We want to hold the events on busy
days as this is such an important message and we want to reach as many people as
The event took place on Friday, 18 August 2017, as part of a new campaign being rolled
out across the Liverpool City Region.
How to use level crossings safely as a car driver:-
► Be prepared to stop at the crossing.
► Understand the warnings (lights, barriers, alarms). Download the document or
view the interactive guide below.
► If the warnings activate, stop; unless it's unsafe to do so.
► Remain stationary until all the warnings stop.
► Check that our exit is clear before driving across.
HMRC reminds parents to update their
children's details as exam results revealed
AS GCSE exam results are released in England, Wales and
Northern Ireland, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding parents in the
North West who receive 'Child Benefit' and 'Child Tax Credits'
to inform them of
their child's educational status ahead of 31 August 2017, otherwise payments will
Parents can use their Personal Tax Account (PTA) to update both their 'Child
Benefit' and 'Child Tax Credit' information online in a matter of minutes; it's
quick and easy, and more than 12 million customers have registered for the PTA
Parents must let HMRC know if any of their children are aged 16+ and continuing
in full time education or are undertaking an apprenticeship. Alternatively, if a
young person leaves education or training; for example to start full time work
or because their course has ended; claimants must report this change straight
away to prevent the build-up of overpayments which they will have to pay back.
Angela MacDonald, Director General of Customer Services, said:-
"Congratulations to all students getting their results today. Once parents or
guardians know what their child has decided to do it's really important they let
us know as soon as possible, so they continue to get the right benefits and
credits. This can be done quickly and simply using the Personal Tax
Account, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That means that
parents can let us know their child's education status, at a time that suits
them ahead of the 31 August 2017 deadline."