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Liverpool's getting ready for a spectacular Bricklive Show!

BRICKLIVE is the UK’s largest interactive brick filled exhibition and it's coming to Exhibition Centre Liverpool, this October!

Families will be able to access more than 2 million bricks, exclusive digital content and life sized professionally built statues. BRICKLIVE is a truly unique experience for children and adults alike.

The event is bursting with awe-inspiring models from British history, the world’s most iconic buildings and epic fantasy creations. Visitors can enjoy detailed models such as an 8m long Flying Scotsman, a fire breathing dragon and even a scale replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

There will also be a full range of interactive features to keep the whole family entertained for hours, including a galactic adventure zone, featuring Star Wars themed bricks to build your own spacecraft. Additionally there are Minecraft gaming tables, racing ramps, selfie stations and giant brick pits each containing over 250,000 LEGO® bricks.

The event takes place from 25 October to 27 October, with 3.5 hour sessions across the weekend - Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon.

Colm Graham, senior sales manager for Exhibition Centre Liverpool, said:- "BRICKLIVE will bring the largest collection of bricks and models Liverpool has ever seen and visitors can experience it all under 1 roof. We will have over 5,000sqm (50,000ft) of fun, providing a platform for the whole family to create, play and discover. It’s the perfect event to keep the kids entertained during October ½ Term."

To book tickets log on to:- ExhibitionCentreLiverpool.Com or call the Ticket Quarter Box Office on:- 0344 809 4620.

Charity to Spread its Message of Kindness Further with Help of Car Donation

A Merseyside charity is finding it a little easier to spread its message of kindness after being gifted a brand new Vauxhall Grandland X.

Liverpool charity:- 'An Hour For Others' received the car from Lookers Vauxhall Liverpool and will be able to use it for free up to a year to help with its work in the local community.

The charity was set up five years ago by couple Kevin Morland, a painter and decorator, and accountant Gillian Watkins, who felt compelled to intervene and help those that, through no fault of their own, have fallen on hard times.

The couple have now grown their network of volunteers and local business supporters and, in doing so, have provided over £500,000 so far to those desperately in need, including families hit by tragedy, young carers looking after family members, those living with a serious illness and people in severe poverty.

Recent years have seen the charity send families to football matches, provide furniture and clothing to those struggling with their finances and make sure that struggling families can provide for their children at Christmas time.

Now the charity will be able to reach more people in Liverpool with the help of the Vauxhall Grandland X SUV, which has already been used by staff to travel to fundraising events and meetings, as well as pick up donated items for distribution right across the City.

The charity is now looking to expand on the free group activities and courses that it facilitates in the community with the help of local businesses. These are designed to improve mental health, as well as improve social integration among the hardest hit.

These include a 20 week play scheme for children, health and well being groups and home refurbishment events, which see local trade workers and decorating firms come together to undergo mini:- ‘DIY SOS’ projects to improve housing conditions.

Kevin Morland said:- "Through An Hour For Others we are providing a platform for community cohesion and social change by spreading unity, love and kindness. We work to inspire people and businesses to give their time, skills, materials, resources and donations to help us to continue growing and creating a better place for our children to live. We can't put into words how grateful we are to Lookers Vauxhall Liverpool as the car has already made a huge difference. The Grandland X is a great car and is so accommodating to our transport needs."

Lookers Vauxhall operates from four sites in Merseyside, including sites in Bootle and Speke.

David Savage, General Manager at Lookers Vauxhall Liverpool, said:- "When we heard about the amazing work carried out by An Hour For Others, we were keen to help out in any way we could. Hopefully the use of the Grandland X will allow the team to help even more people in our local community. We love the message that one good deed deserves another and we will be looking at others ways in which we can help the charity to promote this in the community."

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