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Local Solicitors support Hospice Will Month

7 Solicitors from across Merseyside will be showing their support for St. Joseph's Hospice throughout May. Breens, Jackson Lee, Kirwans, Maxwell Hodge, McClure's, Mooney Everett and Whitfields Solicitors are all giving up their time freely during May and redirecting 100% of all donations to the Hospice. This is incredibly valuable to the Hospice as every donation it receives will help it to provide Hospice services free of charge to patients and their loved ones.

Having a Will ensures that you decide what happens to your personal possessions. Wills can also prevent disagreements about who inherits what from your estate. Plus, if you live with a partner, but you're not married, you can ensure that they, and any children, are adequately provided for. Wills also help with tax planning and help to avoid or reduce in heritance tax. They can also provide a way for you to continue helping charities and good causes that you support during your lifetime.

Faye Lowery, head of private client and later life planning at Breens Solicitors, said:- "We are proud to have supported St. Joseph's Hospice for many years now, both through Will Month and as our charity of the year. It's really important to have a Will in place so that those who you wish to benefit from your estate actually do. Many people worry about getting a Will because they hear 'Solicitor' and assume it will be expensive but simple Wills are actually very affordable and Will Month is the ideal time to get it sorted. We will donate 100% of all the donations we receive for Wills during May to the Hospice so we hope lots of people will get on board and book an appointment to get their Will written or updated during May 2019."

If you have any questions regarding Will Month, please contact us on:- 0151 932 6044 or email them.  To book an appointment to write or update your Will, please contact your preferred Solicitor directly. The contact details of all participating Solicitors are available at:- Jospice.Org.UK.

Justin Fletcher performs at the 2019 Southport Flower Show

CHILDREN'S TV star Justin Fletcher is bringing his brand new stage show to Southport Flower Show; and you can take the kids to see him for free. The entertainer, known to millions of youngsters for his shows:- 'Something Special, Gigglebiz' and Justin's House, will perform 2 shows on Sunday, 18 August 2019, and is among a string of family friendly attractions for Southport's 90th Anniversary event. Children aged under 16 are given free entrance with an accompanying adult and this year's Southport Flower Show has more attractions and entertainment for the kids than ever before.

Justin returns to Southport, after delighting young visitors for the last 2 years. Justin Fletcher said:- "I am so thrilled to be coming back to Southport this summer and meeting all the lovely families. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone, so come along for some singing and dancing at the Southport Flower Show garden party. I'll be in the Garden Theatre on Sunday 18 August so please come along and join in the fun."

Also at the 2019 show kids can also enjoy the displays in the outdoor arena by dog agility performers:- Adrian and Caroline Slater, Ben Potter's eagle and vulture experience:- 'The Dog and Duck Show' and 'The Galloping Acrobats.'

General Manager Ray Roukin said:- "We are thrilled to welcome Justin back to Southport Flower Show for our 90th Anniversary Garden Party. He is such a hit with our younger visitors and the perfect party host. There are not many places people can take the kids for free; it's great value for money for a fantastic day out."

The theme for this year's show is:- 'The Garden Party' with a packed programme of events to celebrate Southport's special anniversary. Southport Flower Show is the UK's largest independent flower attracting more than 50,000 visitors a year. The show takes place at Victoria Park, a 36 acre coastline park a short walk away from Southport Town Centre. The show will take place across 4 days, from Thursday, 15 August to Sunday, 18 August 2018.

The rise of the junk food vegan

WHEN people think about a vegan diet they often conjure up images of wholesome plant-based foods like fruit, vegetables, beans, seeds, and grains. However, as the lifestyle choice gains popularity, supermarkets are reacting by stocking fridges and freezers with convenience foods aimed at vegans. This could be seen as a breakthrough as the choice becomes more mainstream, but Simon Bandy, General Manager of VeganiCity, warns that some of these processed provisions could actually turn people into junk food vegans. No matter what diet you follow, everyone should consider eating whole and unprocessed foods. For vegans who don't want to, or don't have the time to cook from scratch, Simon explains some of the issues they should be aware of:-

Check sodium levels. Processed foods are often packed with excess salt as it acts as a preservative. Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure, which is associated with heart attacks. A high intake can also cause water retention resulting in puffiness and bloating. It is recommended that adults should consume no more than 6g (one teaspoon) of salt a day at most

Sugar intake. Advice is that added sugars should not make up more than 5% of our daily diet. This is from both food and drink. Too much sugar can lead to weight gain and tooth decay. On packaging, opt for foods that have 5g of total sugars (or less) per 100g

Fat levels. Fat is important for everyone, as it helps the body absorb vitamins A, D and E. Cutting down on saturated fats like coconut oil (which can contain up to 90% saturated fat) is the importance as it can raise cholesterol levels in the blood. Men should have no more than 30g of saturated fat a day, and only 20g for women. Aim for good fats like sunflower oil as it also contains Omega-6 which can help lower cholesterol. The best option is to choose labelling which states the dish is low fat or fat-free

Simon comments:- "Obviously there are times where we treat ourselves and indulge in our favourite fast food. When doing this, try to have that food as a small portion and boost the plate with a good selection of fresh vegetables and whole grains. A balanced diet is always the best option, but if vegans feel their diet is lacking in vitamins or minerals they can opt to boost the body with supplements. Our diverse range is 100% vegan, animal friendly and registered with the Vegan Society, so it's one less thing to think about."

Products are available from VeganiCity.Com and all good independent health shops nationwide.

Hilarious Edinburgh fringe show in Southport

ON  Friday, a  28 June 2019, show full of laughter, called:- 'Would You Adam & Eve It?' This show has been arranged by Trinity Arts and will be hosted within Holy Trinity Church, Southport.  The fantastic 1 night only performance will feature the Searchlight Theatre Company, bringing to Southport the 1st 90 chapters of the Bible in 90 minutes, all dramatize in a hilarious way.  This show has already received 5 stars at the Edinburgh Fringe, so what will Southport give it in June, as it visits the Town part of a national tour? Trinity Arts commented that:- "When Searchlight performed it at the Edinburgh Fringe, critics raved and commented that... 'It's a must see: friendly, frenetic and so funny that the person next to me was crying with laughter throughout.' Will you agree?  Come and see and judge for your self!" Tickets are on sale now. For more information call:- 01704 568001 or visit:- TrinityArts.Org.UK.

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