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Liverpool City Council and LCVS to host Liverpool Volunteer Show

IN a massive celebration of Volunteers Week 2019, over 70 of Liverpool's charity and voluntary organisations are coming together, at St George's Hall, Liverpool, on Wednesday, 5 June 2019.

Liverpool Volunteer Show is being hosted in collaboration between LCVS (Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services) and the Mayor of Liverpool. The intention of the event is to showcase the vibrant, important work happening every day, right across Liverpool's charity and voluntary sector and to show the public how they can get involved, as well as how rewarding it can be to do so.

Eluned Hughes, LCVS volunteer hub coordinator, said:- "I am thankful to Liverpool City Council, specifically Mayor Joe Anderson's office, for collaborating with us on such an important event. The role of the voluntary sector in the City's service provision really cannot be overstated and volunteers are the heart and soul of the sector. We look forward to celebrating the work that they do year round in this public showcase, as well as inspiring the business community and the public with new ways to get involved. If you have ever considered giving back to your community by volunteering, or engaging with local charities in any way, I encourage you to join us in St George's Hall, on Wednesday, 5 June 2019. There will never be a better opportunity to meet a huge cross section of Liverpool's charitable organisations."

Doors will be open to the public from 10am to 3pm. The event is free to attend and there is no need to book.

Charitable organisations in attendance on the day will include:- Claire House, The Brain Charity, Royal Voluntary Service, Include IT Mersey, Everton in the Community and many more. In fact, the Great Hall will be packed with representatives of not for profit organisations large and small, all of which are active in the local area, providing a diverse range of valuable services. Anyone who wishes to know how the City's charitable sector could support them, or how they or their business could support the sector, is encouraged to attend.

Volunteers are absolutely vital to the third sector. The City's charitable organisations, which deliver everything from play schemes to health services, simply could not operate without members of the public and the business community donating their time and energy. National Volunteers Week will see volunteers celebrated up and down the country between 1 June and 7 June 2019. Volunteering is also a wonderfully rewarding experience that enables people to develop new skills, socialise and build their confidence, while making a real difference in their community. Liverpool Volunteer Show aims to celebrate volunteers and showcase the benefits of volunteering, in equal measure.

Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services, known as LCVS, has been the central hub of charitable activities in the City for over 100 years. The organisation works closely with the City Council to encourage an efficient, coordinated approach to the provision of services. This relationship has become all the more imperative in recent years, in the face of extensive cuts to public funding.

Councillor Liz Parsons, the Cabinet Member for Communities and Partnerships, said:- "Many organizations in the City could not function without the support of volunteers and we are thankful to every single person who gives up their own time to benefit others in the community. This conference is a great way of showcasing the benefits of volunteering. Liverpool City Council Offers staff up to 5 days a year of paid leave to carry out voluntary work for local charities and it would be great to see more organizations offering similar benefits."

For further information on Liverpool Volunteer Show visit:- LCVS.Org.UK or find the event on Facebook.

Staff will be offered full wage rise and back pay in 'fantastic result' for GMB members

HOSPITAL staff have suspended strike action after a ₤400 million private outsourcing company agreed to give them a pay rise. The low paid workers who provide cleaning, porter and catering services at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals; were due to walk out, on Thursday, 30 May 2019. Outsourcing giant ISS Mediclean has now agreed to match the same percentage pay rise other members of staff across the Hospitals have received, and backdate it to the start of the 2018/19 financial year. Michael Evans, GMB Organiser, said:- "This is a fantastic result for our members. Staff working for ISS Mediclean at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals had sent a clear message to their employer and the trust that they need this pay rise. GMB members stood firm and with the help of members of sister unions and Mayor Joe Anderson; they got the result they deserved."

Mr Stinks is heading to Southport this August!

THIS summer Sam Bradshaw Productions has teamed up with 'Chickenshed' to present a brand new musical adaptation of David Walliams' acclaimed best selling book 'Mr Stinks.' The very kind, but lonely, 12 year, old Chloe, invites the homeless Mr Stink and his dog, the Duchess, to leave behind the wooden bench where they have taken up residence and secretly move into her family's shed. Matters become more complicated when Chloe's mother; who has unfulfilled political ambitions; tries to take credit for Chloe's generosity. And precisely who is Mr Stink, anyway? And now this imaginative and heart warming show is hitting the road, following Chickenshed's successful 6 week run, at their own venue, last summer.

Sam Bradshaw and Chickenshed's Artistic Director Lou Stein are absolutely in agreement about the importance of touring this diverse company's high calibre of work, which combines in this production with David Walliams' wonderfully subversive writing to create a unique and unforgettable experience for young audiences across the UK.

David Walliams is a huge supporter of Chickenshed's work, and 'Mr Stink' is the 2nd of his hugely popular novels that 'Chickenshed' has adapted for the stage, in an original and touching musical version. David is delighted that this important and engaging show will reach new audiences this summer. David said:- "I love Chickenshed. They are, without a doubt, one of the best theatre companies in the world. I am so proud to be associated with them and the inspirational work they do."

Adaptor and Director Lou Stein added:- "We are also delighted to announce that renowned British presenter, broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine, will be making his professional acting debut, with a cameo performance as Sir Dave. He will also be joined by:- Mr Stink, aka Bradley Davis, Duchess the Dog, aka Phil Constantinou, Chloe Crumb, aka Lucy Mae Beacock, Annabelle Crumb, aka Courtney Dayes, Mother Crumb, aka Belinda McGuirk, Father Crumb, aka Ashley Driver, Raj, aka Goutham Rohan, Rosamund, aka Louise Connolly, Mr Stern, aka Finn Walters, Prime Minister, aka Michael Bossisse, along with The Ensemble, aka Cara McInanny, Bethany Hamlin and Demar Lambert."

Join 'Chickenshed' this summer for a brilliantly staged musical version of a warm hearted and extremely funny story. We guarantee that you will laugh, you will cry and we warn you that you might also want to hold your nose!!!

Tour Dates:-

Cheltenham Everyman, from 22 July to 27 July 2019.

Shrewsbury Theatre Severn, Walker, from 29 July to 31 July 2019.

Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage, from 1 August to 3 August 2019.

Lowestoft Marina Theatre, from 5 August to 7 August 2019.

The Waterfront's Southport Floral Hall, from 9 August to 11 August 2019.

Southampton Nuffield Theatre, from 12 August to 14 August 2019.

Barnstaple Queens Theatre, from 16 August to 18 August 2019.

Bolton Albert Halls, from 20 August to 23 August 2019.

Watersmeet Theatre Rickmansworth, from 25 August to 27 August 2019.

Llaneli Lyric Theatre, from 28 August to 30 August 2019.

Lec Medical manufacturing moves to Prescot

LEC Medical have told us that they are is delighted to announce that it will transfer its UK manufacturing site, from Buckley, in North Wales, to a purpose built facility, located within the main Glen Dimplex Headquarters, Prescot, Merseyside. Glen Dimplex is already a leading employer in the area and is the home to many well known consumer brands including:- Belling, Stoves and Morphy Richards. The new facility, featuring the latest state of the art technology, will be under the same roof as Lec's award winning Customer Service Centre. The official opening will take place on Monday, 3 June 2019, when Robin van Rozen, CEO of the Consumer Appliances Division, at Glen Dimplex and Mark Davison, Managing Director of Glen Dimplex Home Appliances, will cut the ribbon to the new premises.

Mike Butt, Managing Director at Lec Medical is excited by the move and said:- "This is a significant investment in the Lec Medical division by the Glen Dimplex Group, and is in line with the philosophy of putting its employees and its customers at the heart of everything it does. This move fulfils our aim to continue to develop industry leading medical refrigeration, which is designed and built in Britain, to help medical professionals in their storage requirements."

Lec Medical has been a key provider of medical refrigeration for over 70 years, utilising extensive industry knowledge to create innovative and exceptionally high quality appliances. With a comprehensive range, Lec Medical delivers premium refrigeration developed with reliability and ease of use in mind. For further information about any of the services and products supplied by Lec Medical please visit:- Lec-Medical.Co.UK or contact:- 0844 815 3742.

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