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News Report Page 12 of 17
Publication Date:- 2018-06-02
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Hospice shops need your help

ST Joseph's Hospice is asking for furniture donations and new volunteers for its 8 shops across Merseyside.

Volunteers Week kicks off on 1 June 2018, and the Hospice is holding an open day, on Sunday, 10 June 2018, from 2pm to 4pm, were anyone interested in volunteering in 1 of it's shops can come along and find out what's involved and speak to other volunteers about their experience.

The Hospice has also reopened the doors of its furniture shop in Kensington and it needs more furniture to sell so if you're planning on buying something new, don't throw out your old stuff.

The Hospice needs tables and chairs, beds, sofas and cupboards as well as lamps and soft furnishings as long as they are of good quality and any soft furnishings meet the British Standards Specification for Fire Safety.

The Hospice even offers a FREE furniture collection and house clearance service for good quality items which they can sell in their shops. Just call:- 0151 525 3072.

Jo Rigby-Clare, Hospice retail manager, said:- "We urgently need more volunteers in all our Hospice shops and we need your furniture too so, if you can help, please get in touch. Supporting our shops is a really good way of helping us to raise money and our volunteers get so much out of volunteering. It's a great way of getting out of the house, making new friends and having fun. Please come along to our shop volunteer open day on 10th June or pick up the phone to our furniture shop and let them know if you have any goods to donate. We really appreciate your help."

If you'd like more information about volunteering or would like to come to the open day, please call Siobhan Clinton on:- 0151 932 6046.

UCLan's award winning spectacular Lancashire Science Festival set to return

THE University of Central Lancashire's (UCLan) free annual event is bringing back some family favourites from previous years and mixing those with the very best in electrifying shows, fantastic workshops, exciting exhibits and hands on activities.

Titan the Robot is 1 of this year's star attractions and he will be entertaining the crowds along with a petting zoo, The Cloud Factory and the Royal Institution's Feel The Power.

Other highlights include:- road traffic collision demonstrations, the maths behind Disney and Pixar films plus the animal detectives.

Now in its 7th year, the fun festival will run across UCLan's Preston City Centre Campus. The 3 day event, between 28 and 30 June 2018, offers a wide variety of activities to inspire youngsters about the real world applications of:- science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine.

The 1st 2 days are dedicated to thousands of children from regional Primary Schools while the Saturday is open to the public, from 9.00am until 5.00pm.

For the 1st time, Lancashire Science Festival roadshows will be visiting High Schools across the North West to demonstrate the wonder of science and the possible career paths open to teenagers.

Dr Liz Granger, Lancashire Science Festival Director, said:- "We cannot wait for this year's festival to begin. We've got such a great selection of events taking place with shows, workshops and drop in activities that appeal to all ages. It has rapidly become a major educational event in the North West and it's great to see the mass appeal of a free STEM related festival. Our award winning festival had 13,000 visitors through the doors last year and we're expecting to replicate that again as we look to inspire both young and old alike."

Registration for the free public day of the Lancashire Science Festival is now open. To book your festival passes visit:- LancashireScienceFestival.Co.UK

Exclusive Audio Interview with Leee John about the Rewind North Festival

WE have had the honour of interviewing Leee John of post disco funk group Imagination, who will be taking part at Rewind Festival's 10th Anniversary, as part of the events biggest entertainment line up ever. This years event will not only see Leee John live on stage, but also acts like:- Billy Ocean, Sonia, The Jacksons, OMD, Bonnie Tyler, Marc Almond, Heaven 17 and many more. If you do not know who Leee John is, he started out as the singer of the British pop group Imagination, which he formed in 1981 and has become a legend ever since. His first major success came with the funk soul band, Imagination's single:- 'Body Talk.' In this interview he talks to us about how he wants to see other black musicians thrive within the music business and hints at problems within the UK's industry. Currently he is working on a new album and also on a film project called:-  He also explains why he feels events like Rewind can help get other musicians to take up the distinctive combinations of soul, funk and jazz that have had such a significant impact on his life. We also find out from the man himself a bit more about his new release... Click on the player below to play the interview...

For more information about this amazing artist, who is celebrating over 30 years in the entertainment industry, please do go to his official website. Also please follow him on Twitter

For information and tickets to see Leee John at this year's Rewind North Festival 2018, over 3 August to 5 August, in Cheshire's Capesthorne Hall, go to:-

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