Revealed... National Retailer
commissioned the Giant Fireworks Box Cake to support Southport and Hesketh Round
Photograph by Paul Heaps, Create
A few weeks back, on Saturday, 4 November
2017, it was the Southport and Hesketh
Round Table's Firework and Bonfire Night
Display and Avis Robinson has been in contact with us to let our readers know
that the giant fireworks cake that was filmed at the show will be on TV next
year, on Channel 4. We will bring you more information about it soon... We are
also told that Oak Furniture Land's store in Southport and it's the new Store
Team donated the giant box of fireworks cake to the charity. Here are the
details and some fantastic cake facts about the cake...
The cake was a 3ft cake designed as a box of
fireworks cake, filled with edible rockets, sparklers and catherine wheels to
Southport Hesketh Round Table fundraiser, at the official opening of its 1st
store, in Southport. As our readers know it was made by the UK's most famous
cake artist, Rosie Cake Diva. The fantastic box of fireworks was:-
► A chocolate cake...
► It was made of 8 layers of chocolate!
► The box was filled with edible rocket cake pops, rice krispie treats
giant rockets and Catherine wheels!
► The box of fireworks cake was 3ft high...
► The cake came complete with edible leaves and is decorated in glow in
the dark colours!
25 November marks start of 2 week
campaign to eradicate violence against women
WIRRAL Council will unite with
colleagues across Merseyside, on Saturday, 25 November 2017, to mark International Day
for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls.
The day signals the start of a 16 day campaign of activism to raise awareness of
domestic abuse, and people are urged to show their support by sharing social
media posts with the #endvaw. Council Buildings including:- Wallasey Town Hall, Birkenhead Town Hall, and the
Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, will glow orange to support the UN campaign and
people are being urged to wear orange to show solidarity.
Wirral, on 25 November 2017 will also be supporting:- 'White Ribbon Day,' when people are asked
to wear a white ribbon and take the 'White Ribbon Pledge' to end male violence
Wirral Council has a 0 tolerance approach to domestic abuse. Earlier this year, the
Director of Public Health's annual report:- 'Domestic Abuse: Let's Make A
Difference' raised awareness of Wirral's higher than average rates of
Police recorded domestic abuse, and said it was important to work
collaboratively to tackle the problem.
An awareness raising campaign across Merseyside will focus on how people need to
talk about what is often a hidden problem and seek help.
Cllr Anita Leech, Wirral's pledge champion around domestic abuse, said:-
'The UN estimates that 1 in 4 women in the UK annually suffers from domestic
violence and 2 are killed each week. Orange is the official colour of the
campaign, symbolizing a brighter future free from violence, and we're urging
people show their support. Knowing you're not alone can be first step towards
seeking help. I'm sure many people will be behind the campaign and showing their
support by sharing social media posts."
Buildings across Merseyside including Birkenhead and Wallasey town halls, and
the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, will be illuminated orange in solidarity,
between 5pm to 7pm, on 25 November 2017. The campaign will be launched by Liverpool DJ
Ellie Phillips, who last year publically spoke out about her own experiences of
E.ON opens its Energising
CHARITIES and community groups in
Merseyside are invited to apply for up to ₤2,000 of funding through the E.ON
Energising Communities Fund, available for the 2nd time this year.
To be eligible for funding organisations must submit a request which supports
activities that help bring about a reduction in their own energy use, help
generate energy from a renewable source, or provide energy efficiency advice for
Applicants are encouraged to get their funding requests in now, ahead of the
application deadline of Monday, 29 January 2018. Groups can apply for funding of
up to ₤2,000 which may cover the full or partial cost of energy related
improvements and activities.
Suzanne Doxey, Community Relations Manager at E.ON, said:- "We're really
excited to be offering our E.ON Energising Communities Fund for the second time
this year to give more local community groups and charities the opportunity to
apply for funding. At E.ON we understand that heating bills can account
for a large part of the running costs for a community group or charity and so
their need to become energy efficient and save on costs is really important.
With our Energising Community Fund we're able to support community groups and
charities who would like to become more sustainable but don't necessarily have
the available funds to be able to progress with their plans. Since launching our
fund in 2013, we've distributed over ₤140,000 to almost 85 community groups
nationwide to fund energy-related projects and it's been great to hear the
benefits that the funding has had, not only on the groups and charities
themselves, but the wider community who use the facilities. We look forward to
receiving the applications and supporting more successful community groups with
One recent beneficiary of the fund was a group of school children in Southport
who attended one of 11 energy efficiency workshops at the Southport Eco Centre
which was funded by a ₤1,925 grant. The pupils have since shared the energy
saving advice and money saving tips they learnt with their families and the
wider community, as well as presenting a special assembly at which the rest of
the school heard about simple steps to reduce energy use in the home.
For full Terms and Conditions for the E.ON Energising Communities Fund and to
access the application form, please visit:-
The E.ON Energising Communities Fund is one of the ways E.ON is supporting
homeowners and the wider community to become more energy efficient and to save
money on their heating bills. To find out more about how E.ON could support,
Wards moving at Southport Hospital
SOUTHPORT and Formby District General
Hospital began the move of 3 Wards within the Town Lane building. The moves bring acute, medical and surgical
care wards into one place. Each ward will keep its telephone numbers from their
original locations. The 3 Wards moving will be:-
► The Stroke Ward 10b is moving to Ward 15b.
Surgical Ward 15b moves to Ward 11a.
Surgical Ward 11a moves to Ward 10b and becomes the Surgical Assessment Unit.
The moves are part of the Trust's ₤250,000 "Safe at all Times" project
which aims to make the best use possible of buildings and staff. The work, at
Southport, also includes creation of a clinical communications hub which will
support bed management and give oversight of activity across the Hospital to
underpin safe care.
Therese Patten, Chief Operating Officer, said:- "Having patients in the
right place at the right time is a key factor in giving them the best possible
experience while in our care. I want to thank all the staff who have worked so
hard to make these changes happen as well as patients and their families for
their patience this week."