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Introducing the new Mr Liverpool City Region 2020/2021
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THIS year is a very odd year with the Miss Liverpool City Region Heats still rolling on, but we can now reveal the name of the new Mr Liverpool City Region, who is from the Wirral, 21 year old, Jake Mathot. He will now be heading to Mr England in 2021, and if successful at that, he will go on to represent not only the the Liverpool City Region, but England, at Mr World. The last Mr England from he North West was also from the Wirral, Chris Bramell, back in 2016 and was in Mr World when it visited Southport that year.

"My Name is Jake Mathot, I'm 21 years old and currently the winner of Mr Liverpool City Region 2020. Presently I'm studying Sports Journalism at university in Manchester. I have been a kids football coach since I was a young teen and am currently commentator and reporter for Manchester based side Ashton United. Usually the games are on a radio app, however the Pandemic has led to games being streamed online for fans, which I have commentated on too. I am an avid football fan and would thoroughly enjoy working within the business along the lines of broadcasting. This comes from my performance background having been in multiple shows, musicals and more recently doing extra work whenever possible. I have always enjoyed Spanish and decided I needed to improve my ability to speak the language and went to a place called La Rioja where I worked as an Au Pair for 3 months in the summer of 2019. I lived with a family in a Town where English was limited and I looked after a 9 year old boy. This was an ideal way to improve my Spanish and an experience I enjoyed. I enjoy taking on new challenges and opportunities that include helping others. As Mr Liverpool City Region I can push myself to do things I may not have had the chance to do before. I hope the events and charity work that come up in the foreseeable future can help me learn new things just as much as it helps others involved."
said Jake.

we are told more updates will follow soon, but should Covid19 risk fall and events are able to take place again in 2021, you can expect to see him representing the area at local and national event, including the Big Model and Hobby Show, in Aintree. We wish Jake all the best of luck and look forward to seeing him at events.

UK's biggest food collection is vital this year as charities face a Covid19 Christmas

SHOPPERS across Merseyside are being urged to donate to the UK's biggest food collection and support the Trussell Trust and FareShare as they help people in crisis amid the Covid19 Pandemic this Christmas. The Tesco Food Collection takes place every year, but this year's collection is more vital than ever. It comes as Trussell Trust food banks and community groups across the UK who get food from FareShare face an unprecedented need for supplies. The collection launches in Tesco Express stores across the Region on 16 November 2020 and in large stores from Thursday, 19 November 2020. Customers have until the evening of Saturday, 21 November 2020 to donate long-life food in store. Last year generous shoppers donated more than 3million meals worth of food during the collection. Tesco will once again be topping up the value of donations with an additional 20% in cash.

Tesco's Head of Community Claire De Silva said:- "Every year Tesco customers across Merseyside are incredibly generous. But this year is not a normal year, and the 2 charities we work with need to provide more food than ever this Christmas. A single tin of tuna or vegetables may not seem like much to give, but if enough people make a small donation then together those donations can make a really big difference to people who need our help this winter. Tesco will top up the value of every tin, packet or carton given with an extra 20% in cash, helping food banks across the UK to keep the lights on this Christmas and FareShare vans to deliver food to people who really need it."

The Trussell Trust's network of food banks is expected to give out 6 emergency food parcels to people in crisis every minute this winter. Its chief executive Emma Revie said:- "The Pandemic has shown the power of what happens when we stand together in the face of adversity and how much people are willing to give in order to support their local community. To have the ongoing support of Tesco and their customers is crucial. Items donated during this year's Food Collection will allow food banks in our network to provide the best possible help to people in the run up to Christmas. Every donation will make such a difference in communities across the UK so please do consider donating in store."

Food donated to FareShare goes to help some of the 11,000 charities and community groups who use it to provide meals for vulnerable groups such as isolated older people and those in Homeless Shelters. FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell said:- "The Tesco Food Collection is absolutely vital this year. The effects of the Pandemic are being felt far and wide, with more people than ever turning to their local charities and community groups for help because they're unable to feed themselves and their families. Demand for food from FareShare has more than doubled over the last few months, so if you are able to donate just 1 item it will go such a long way in helping us support the thousands of people in need across the UK."

The Tesco Food Collection runs in Express stores from today and in larger Tesco stores from Thursday until Saturday, November 21. Look out for donation points in Tesco stores throughout the UK and Northern Ireland. Customers unable to donate food in store can still help both charities by donating Tesco Clubcard points or donating via the Tesco website:- TescoPlc.Com.

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