Festive Fireworks at Gulliver's World
to start the countdown to Christmas goes off with a bang
FAMILIES from Warrington and beyond
where invited to Gulliver's World, on Friday, 22 December 2017, for a fantastic
Festive Fireworks display that will being the countdown to Christmas with a
bang! The Festive Fireworks event is a special event in Gulliver's
Christmas calendar. Synchronised to seasonal music, the professional pyrotechnic
performance will light up the night sky above Warrington in a frenzy of fabulous
colour. Christmas shows also ran throughout the day, before the fireworks
show in the evening, ensuring magical memories for those attending.
Dean Kimberley, Director of Guest Services at Gulliver's, said:- "The
staff at our theme parks simply love Christmas. It is the most wonderful time of
the year and we enjoy getting in to the Christmas spirit. Being a part of such a
special time of year for families who visit the theme park or attend one of our
annual Christmas event helps us embrace the Christmas spirit even more. It's a
great feeling to know you're bringing cheer to children and their parents.
Smiles add to the magic of the season, alongside our festive attractions for
The theme park is open, from 10:30am, on Friday, 22 December 2017, for people to
enjoy a full day of festive fun and activities as mascot, Gully Mouse, whisks
revellers on a wonderful journey around the world. Christmas has been in full
swing at Gulliver's World during December, with thousands of excited children
visiting to share their Christmas wishes with Santa, practice their helper
skills at Elf School and enjoy a host of festive activities, rides and
attractions. Christmas packages are available to suit all budgets, and include
special festive attractions. Many of the park's most popular rides are running
and other attractions dotted around the park will keep even the youngest of
visitors entertained all day long. To book your Festive Fireworks event tickets
and other Christmas packages at Gulliver's World, visit:-
or call the Gully's Hotline on:- 01925 444888.
Liverpool's HOPE Project
receives ₤1000 worth of donations
ESTABLISHED 4 years ago, the HOPE
(Helping Other People Exist) Project, which is funded entirely by donations,
supports Liverpool's homeless. They are group of volunteers who go out
into Liverpool City Centre giving out a hot drink and a sandwich to those living
on the streets. The charity has recently received ₤1,000 worth of
donations from local pensions administrator
MyCSP. Donations include everything from
gloves and hats to sleeping bags and thermal socks. The group at the HOPE
Project go out four nights a week between 9.30pm and 11.30pm and stick to a
regular route so those in need know where to find them. David Boardman,
Director of Customer Excellence at MyCSP said:- "Hot food and essential
items such as warm clothing and sleeping bags are vital for anyone sleeping on
our streets. We're full of admiration for the HOPE project and the support they
provide for some of the most vulnerable in our society." MyCSP's
community fund supports local causes, and since its launch three years ago has
donated over ₤40,000 to 85 different fundraising campaigns. If you would like to
donate or volunteer with the HOPE Project, please visit their Facebook page.
Plumbers' winter warning to
avoid costly bills from burst water pipes and flooding this Christmas
WATERSAFE, who are the UK body for
approved plumbers, is urging homeowners in Merseyside to wrap up their homes
this Christmas to avoid frozen and burst water pipes putting a damper on
festivities. The national accreditation body, which is backed by water
companies including United Utilities, is supporting the Met Office's 'Get
Ready for Winter' campaign. The campaign includes advice on keeping
homes warm and safe during the festive season and beyond.
Derrick Ryall, Executive Head of Public Weather Services at the Met Office,
said:- "People in the UK are resilient and severe winter weather is
something we're all used to, so we sometimes underestimate its impact on our
everyday lives. Our research shows that many people are too relaxed, however,
and are confused about what they need to do to prepare. This is why we have
created the comprehensive winter checklist, so households can ensure they are
fully prepared this winter."
As temperatures drop below zero degrees, frozen and burst water pipes can cause
flooding, damage and leave homes without water. New figures from the Association
of British Insurers say claims to repair a burst water pipe can reach ₤7,500.
Despite this, new Met Office research shows that 75% of people it surveyed are
unsure if their pipes are insulated and protected against freezing.
WaterSafe is advising homeowners to check water pipes in draughty areas such as
attics and garages and outside taps. If they aren't wrapped in lagging (a foam
material designed to prevent freezing) it's time to act. Insulating pipes not
only protects them from winter weather but keeps the heat in, saving money too.
WaterSafe is also encouraging homeowners to fix leaky taps before temperatures
drop, as even a trickle can result in a frozen tap. Dealing with leaks as soon
as you discover them is also an important water-saving measure as every drop
counts. Fixing a dripping tap could save 5,500 litres of water a year, not to
mention ₤18 off water bills.
Top tips for a winter ready home include:-
► Make sure you know where your stop tap is and check it's working.
► Make sure all pipes in unheated areas and outside taps are insulated.
► Fix any dripping taps or toilet cisterns – this will also save water.
► Check your central heating boiler has been serviced.
► If you're going away, consider leaving your heating on and set the
thermostat to 14°C. Ask a neighbour to keep an eye on your property.
► Keep the name and number of a WaterSafe approved plumber to hand for
Julie Spinks, director of WaterSafe said:- "Knowing where your stop tap
is, so you can turn off the water quickly if a pipe freezes or bursts, is
essential. However, 'prevention is better than cure' so following our tips now
will help homeowners enjoy peace of mind and a safe festive period during colder
weather. If you're not confident about insulating water pipes or fixing dripping
taps yourself, a WaterSafe recognised plumber can help and offer advice."
To find your nearest approved plumber use the postcode search at:-
or call:- 0333 207 9030. You can also get further advice on getting homes winter
ready on that WaterSafe website.
Find out more about the wider:- 'Get Ready for Winter' campaign,
which is run by the Met Office on behalf of the Cabinet Office. More
information about the campaign can be found on the Met Office