FORMBY RTC LEAVES MAN
Monday, 1 November 2010 at 12:05pm the Ambulance service called
Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue to assist then
after a three car road traffic collision on Church Road, Formby,
between School Lane and Old Mill Lane. It is not clear as to what
happened, but no witnesses have been requested nor have any arrests
resulted from the incident. Upon arrival the emergency services
found an elderly man, who is believed to be in his 90's, was trapped
in his car following the collision. The road was then blocked off to
allow the trapped driver to be freed from the car. This driver was
then airlifted to Southport A&E by Air Ambulance and is believed to
have suffered minor injuries. The road was re-opened at 3pm..
is about to become reality for Merseyside boy
youngster who has a degenerative muscle wasting condition is set to
leave the UK for the trip of a lifetime. 5 year old Ryan Noble
from Liverpool will be a step closer to meeting his Toy Story heroes
next month as he joins 24 other children battling life-threatening
illnesses on an enchanting trip to Florida. Ryan, parents
Suzanne and Mark, brother Sean (13) and sister Bethany (6), will
enjoy precious time together on a magical week-long holiday,
something they have struggled to do in recent years.
Diagnosed at just 2 years old, Ryan’s condition, Spinal Muscular
Atrophy (SMA), affects muscle tone, leaving him with the strength
similar to that of a new-born baby. It means Ryan requires a
wheelchair for his everyday needs. Since diagnosis he has had
numerous chest infections often leading to pneumonia and resulting
in frequent, often lengthy, hospital admissions. On top of
this an accident in nursery which caused him to have a broken leg,
highlighted that the youngster also had Osteoporosis which he has
treatment for every three months.
The “Destination Dreams” trip is organised by national Charity,
Caudwell Children, to help families coping with the trauma of their
child’s illness. The families will be supported by a team of
dedicated volunteers and a medical team of paramedics and doctors,
provided by the Charity.
Mum, Suzanne, said:- “Ryan is just so excited. He loves Toy
Story and his absolute favourite is Mr Potato Head so he is amazed
at the thought of seeing him.
As hard as his condition is, Ryan always remains chirpy. He is the
most adorable monkey anyone could meet and like all children his age
he loves all things Disney and make-believe, especially Toy Story.”
During the week long holiday the family will enjoy days out at
DisneyWorld, Universal Studios and SeaWorld safe in the knowledge
that there is a medical team there to support them should they need
Suzanne, added:- “Although life with SMA is the norm, I am
aware of the pressures it puts on the rest of the children. Missing
birthday celebrations and sleepless nights have become part of
everyday life for them.
Because of Ryan’s needs he requires a lot more time and attention so
I’m always conscious of how hard it has been on his brothers and
sisters. We’ve missed a lot of them growing up. This holiday will
give them something back and help us spend time together as a
The family will stay in their own villa at Give Kids the World, a
unique resort specifically designed for youngsters with a high
medical dependency, so special that a child can only be granted a
wish to visit once in their lifetime.
To date, Caudwell Children has donated over £13 million to thousands
of sick and disabled youngsters with more than 350 medical
conditions throughout the UK.
Trudi Beswick, Chief Executive Officer for Caudwell Children, said:-
“The Destination Dreams programme takes these families away
from constant medical appointments and the stress the families and
youngsters are often experiencing.
It can also help families in terms of coping with the ordeal of
their child’s life-threatening illness by spending time with other
families experiencing the same trauma. We are thrilled to be
able to take Ryan and his family on this year’s trip and hope they
thoroughly enjoy their time in Florida.”
Anyone who wishes to find out more about Caudwell Children or
Destination Dreams should contact the charity on:- 0845 300 1348 or
Donation means Ryan can chase rugby dream
playing for Great Britain are within reach for a teenager who plays
for a Southport wheelchair rugby team, after he received a donation
worth over £5000.
Ryan Sheridan (18) has said he is “over-the-moon”
after national charity, Caudwell Children, donated a specialist
rugby wheelchair to aid his development in the sport. Ryan,
who has Cerebral Palsy and lives in Bolton, has been given the
Melrose Rhino rugby wheelchair to support his passion for the game.
He currently plays for Southport-based team, West Coast Crash, where
he is coached by ex-GB International, Paul Shaw.
Mr Shaw commented on Ryan’s talent:- “From his first session
at the club I could see potential in Ryan, his awareness and ease at
picking up the game was immediately apparent. Even after a
relatively short time playing I can see Ryan has a great future in
Until now Ryan has had to borrow other player’s wheelchairs to
participate and therefore only been able to participate when a
wheelchair was spare. But thanks to Caudwell Children, Ryan can now
compete with his new teammates and chase his International dream.
National charity, Caudwell Children, funded the wheelchair as part
of their ‘Enable Sport’ initiative. Supported by Barclays Wealth
bank, the programme provides specialist sports equipment for
disabled children to enable them to engage in sport. Launched
last year, the Charity has already supported hundreds of disabled
children across the UK with donations of everything from racing
wheelchairs to javelins and weights equipment.
Ryan said:- “I’m delighted; this wheelchair means I can fully
commit to developing in rugby and how far I take it is now all down
to me. With the Paralympics coming to London in 2012 there has been
a lot more focus on disability sports like Wheelchair Rugby and it
is something I’m very proud to be a part of.”
Trudi Beswick, CEO of Caudwell Children, said:-
achievements since joining the club are very encouraging and we are
especially pleased to be able to help him continue to take part in
sport. In collaboration with Barclays Wealth, we have been
able to locate a number of disabled children across the UK whose
natural enthusiasm and ability may have been hampered through the
lack of suitable equipment.
We have now been able to support these children by providing direct
donations of specially adapted sports equipment, allowing these
youngsters to reach their full potential. We are immensely
proud to be involved in the success of these youngsters and hope to
support many more in the years ahead.”
For further information about the Enable Sport programme contact
Caudwell Children on:- 0845 300 1348 or visit:-
MEP warns Clegg on control orders
A Liberal Democrat
Euro-MP has warned Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg that he must
secure the abolition of control orders or face a backlash from his
Chris Davies says that people suspected of terrorist offences should
be charged and brought to court, rather than face indefinite house
arrest at the whim of the Home Secretary.
The MEP has told BBC Radio 4’s ‘Week at Westminster’ programme that,
to assist prosecutions, Liberal Democrats want juries to be able to
hear evidence gained from monitored telephone calls. He said:-
“Control orders represent a fundamental attack on the
principles of liberty. Nick Clegg has to be seen to fight for their
abolition and he has to win. If he does not, many Liberal
Democrats will question the value of being in this party.”
Control orders were introduced by the Labour government in 2005.
Critics claim that they undermine the presumption of innocence by
requiring no evidence to be presented before severe restrictions are
placed upon an individual.
While Liberal Democrats are committed to their removal,
Conservatives are divided. Justice Secretary Ken Clarke is backing
their abolition, while Home Secretary Theresa May wants them to be
Challenged to explain how he would address public concern about
terrorist incidents, Chris Davies pointed out that control orders
are not allowed in the USA. He said:- “Terrorists wish
to undermine our values of freedom, democracy and liberty. If we
sacrifice these principles ourselves, the terrorists win.”