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Women In Business Networking Lunch Supports Roy Castle Foundation March 4, 2009

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roycastle Chamber member and all round doer of good deeds The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation would like to invite the women of local business to their next event:

Women in Merseyside Business Lunch In Support of The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Friday 20th March  12.00 – 2.30pm

Sir Thomas Hotel, Liverpool

3 Course Lunch including a glass of wine, coffee and a gift voucher

£25 per person

Following the great success of our events we have decided to host our first ‘Women in Merseyside Business Charity Lunch in support of The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation’ on Friday 20th March 2009.  We are bringing Networking together with a good cause and will be joined by award winning guest speaker, Anne Russell. Also a chance to view some great accessories for Aintree & a raffle with lots of fantastic prizes.

Networking is becoming a more and more crucial skill for women in business today, if you have any friends or colleagues who are a little nervous about networking then this is the perfect event for them.

An information table will be available, giving you an opportunity to bring any literature you have about your company for other guests to browse through and take with them.

To book a place(s) for this event simply contact Helen Raghu of Roy Castle on 0151 254 7211 or Helen.raghu@roycastle.org

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Support The Woodlands Hospice February 26, 2009

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starscapeChamber member The Woodlands Hospice have a couple of fundraising events taking place they’d like you to support:

‘Make a Will’ Scheme 2009
Due to the popularity of this scheme we will again be holding our annual ‘Make a Will’ month during April. We are working in partnership with local solicitors and a professional will writer who will waive their usual fee for writing a ‘standard’ will in turn for the person making a donation to the hospice at the time of the will being drafted.

If you have not yet made a will and would like to take advantage of the scheme please contact the fundraising department on 0151 529 2630 for further details or to make an appointment.  We have solicitors in various areas including Liverpool City Centre.

Starlight Walk (Saturday 25th April)
Sponsored by News Printers Knowsley Limited.

In this our special year when we will see the opening of our new 15 bed en-suite inpatient unit to provide 24 hour care to local people we will be doing a ‘dedicated’ Woodlands Hospice Starlight Walk on Saturday 25th April to help raise the profile of the new unit.

There is a  3 or 6 mile route option commencing at midnight from the new inpatient unit and out into the community immediately around the hospice.

Registration is just £8  including a T-shirt, medal and breakfast roll on completion.

Whilst we are very excited about the opening of the new unit we will only be able to secure the services of the day hospice, out patient unit and the inpatient facility with the support of local people so we hope people will come out in force to take part in the walk.

For a registration form please contact the fundraising team at the hospice on 0151 529 2630 or 2640.

Visit www.woodlandshospice.org for more info.

Take The Charity Survival Weekend Challenge February 26, 2009

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sasThe Linda McCartney Centre, who do sterling work looking after cancer paitents, have asked us to publicise their fantastic fundraising challenge taking place on 9 & 10 May:

We are looking for fun and adventurous people to sign up for the two day survival challenge.  The event will be run entirely by former members of UK Special Forces -I’m not allowed to be more specific than this but believe me these guys are good. [So that's SAS, SBS or the ones no-one's really allowed to talk about! - Ed]

The event will be run on an estate near Penrith, Cumbria, which was used to train the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War. Although first impressions suggest people will have to be extremely fit, they don’t. The course is designed to be suitable for all abilities. Basically it will be fun and challenging and most definitely rewarding on many levels, especially for companies who see the benefits of team building and problem solving exercises.

If like me, you often have to ask others what the weather outside is like then this is right up your street.

The course will start on the Saturday and finish late afternoon on Sunday (although there may well be a social gathering at the end of the course on Sunday).  Food and shelter is provided.  Each person needs to raise a minimum of £295 and advice and guidance is available from our fundraising team.

A minimum sponsorship of £295 is required

9 & 10 May

For further information call 0151 706 3153 or email  info@yourcentre.org

LIPA Fashion Show For Claire House February 25, 2009

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claire_house_lipaWednesday 11th March
St Georges Hall
8pm (doors open from 7pm)

Come along to a fancy fashion show aput together by LIPA and help a worthy cause.

See some swanky clothes from designers like Stella McCartney, Teb Baker, Secret Drawer and Zara. Amongst the models will be former Big Brother contestants Dale and Stuart (no, me neither).

Tickets: £20
VIP £30
All proceeds go to Claire House

To Book: www.claire-house.org.uk and click on events or call Helen
0151 343 0883 for more information

Ladies – Get Set For Jospice Midnight Walk February 18, 2009

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jospiceLadies on Merseyside are being urged to join forces and sign up to this year’s Jospice Midnight Walk sponsored by Medicash.

The 11K walk takes place on Friday 12th June, and has walkers following a new route that starts and finishes at Holy Family High School in Thornton.

In aid of St Joseph’s Hospice, the annual walk was first held in 2006 and has since raised over £150,000 for the charity. Based in Thornton, the hospice was established in 1974 and has cared for over 5000 people and their families.

Jospice’s director of fundraising Pat Murphy said, “We are hoping this year’s walk will be bigger and better than ever. We aim,to raise over £60,000 with the help of more than a 1,000 walkers. There is always a fun atmosphere and plenty of encouragement from everyone involved. A bit of good weather also helps! We have a good number of ladies who support us every year and it is always nice to welcome new faces.”

Liverpool-based health cash plan provider Medicash has sponsored the walk since it was launched four years ago. Medicash chief executive Sue Weir said:, “Medicash has a long history of charitable giving and has been caring for people on Merseyside for 138 years. We are delighted to continue our support of Jospice and sponsor the Midnight Walk again. The care St Joseph’s Hospice provides for patients and the support to families is invaluable and the walk will ensure essential funds are raised to continue with this specialist care.”

Find out more and download your application form here.

Hoylake Cottage Valentine’s Ball February 9, 2009

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hoylake_cottageHoylake Cottage is having a charity ball this weekend, Saturday February 14 2009.

Hoylake Cottage’s Valentines Ball is being held in the Torintone Suite of the award winning Thornton Hall Hotel. Tickets cost £60 for the 3 course meal & 1/2 bottle wine per person with the evening’s entertainment.

This includes an auction for some fabulous items including a Gucci dress kindly donated by Mrs Montse Benitez, and Paul McCartney’s book signed by him.  For further information call 0151 625 9994 or 632 7302.

RNLI Have Fundraiser Day February 3, 2009

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rnli-2Friday January 30th was the RNLI’s SOS Day, with lifeboat stations across the country hosting a wide variety of events.

Merseyside’s very own Hoylake lifeboat station hosted a See Our Station day, where visitors were invited to come and have a ‘brew with the crew’.

SOS Day is the RNLI’s biggest fundraising day of the year and is named after the acronym for the Morse code phrase ‘Save Our Souls’.
Each lifeboat station across the country was set the challenge of re-interpreting the SOS acronym to stand for a fundraising activity, such as Swapped Our Suits, Soap Our Saloons or, like Hoylake – See Our Station.

Coxswain David Whiteley was on hand at Hoylake to welcome visitors to the newly built station, which has been built to replace the RNLI’s original 1803 station.

David has been coxswain of the Hoylake lifeboat for 8 year, and first joined the RNLIat the age of 16, following his father into a tradition of life savers. Today, David’s two sons are following in their father’s footsteps by joining the RNLI.

David said:

“The have a brew with the crew day has been a great success. We rely on charitable donations and events such as these to ensure we have an efficient emergency service to save lives at sea. All of the money raised will go towards funding a brand new, faster, safer lifeboat for the station.”

Could You Support Nugent Care? February 3, 2009

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nugentcareWorking with a charity is philanthropic step most companies endeavour to take, though sometimes don’t know where to begin. Why not let the Chamber offer you a helping hand?

If you didn’t already know, the Chamber has a Charity of the Year for 2009 – Nugent Care.

We’d like to offer your organisation the opportunity to join up with us in supporting Nugent Care by helping us with some projects in aid of the charity over the coming months.

No matter how little you contribute: whether it be expertise, products, voluntary hours or money – we would love to hear from you.

Having fought off stiff competition from a whole host of other Merseyside charities, Nugent Care did enough to impress a panel of judges comprised of Chamber staff and a representative from Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Service (LCVS).

Nugent Care is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse charities in the city and specialises in providing care for vulnerable children and adults with learning disabilities, mental health needs and social problems.

The charity was established by the work of Father James Nugent, a Roman Catholic Priest from Liverpool who pioneered child welfare, poverty relief and social reform during the 1850s.

Today, Nugent Care provides a wide range of services to those who need it most across Merseyside.

Once the weather gets a little better over the coming weeks and months, the Chamber will be working to plan a garden project for Nugent Care. If you have any expertise, donations or voluntary time – or would simply like to help us in planning the garden, we’d love to hear from you.

There are many other ways to help our Charity of the Year. If you would like more information, contact Jenny Stewart on 0151 227 1234 or jenny.stewart@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

Charity Art Exhibition and Auction: ‘Cities’ by Stephen Collett January 28, 2009

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collettExhibition: 2nd February – 2nd March, Auction: 4th March

dot-art is delighted to announce the launch of the first exhibition to take place in their new three part display space in Queen Avenue, Castle Street; featuring the work of celebrated Liverpool artist Stephen Collett.

The “Cities”  series, which depicts nine of the world’s great metropolis’s, was developed by Collett in 2008 as a response to Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture.  He says of the concept:

“Our Capital of Culture year gave every artist in Liverpool the chance to produce pieces of work which signified our pride for our city and this is how I see Liverpool, a thriving cultural capital which sits comfortably amongst the great cities of the world…

“I wanted these pieces to be recognisable as cities from a distance, yet up close they were slightly abstract and very impressionistic. This is indicative of any cityscape in my opinion, the dominant landmarks forming iconic skylines making every building work in the composition, yet not specifically painting every individual building.”

The collection was exhibited in three locations in 2008 and was viewed by over 10,000 people. After a successful year which included solo shows in Liverpool, London, Berlin and New York, Stephen approached dot-art with the idea of auctioning the collection in aid of charity, as a way of both celebrating the success of 2008 for the artist and the city as a whole, and to benefit a range of worthy causes who are struggling in these uncertain times.

Lucy Byrne of dot-art said: “We are delighted to be involved in this fantastic project, inspired by the generosity of Stephen Collett. His stunning but accessible work has a very wide appeal, and we are confident we can raise significant sums for the charities involved.”

All profits from the sale of the collection of nine paintings will go to the following charities, personally selected by the artist:  The Painting Project in Rio, The Bedford Road Community Centre, Age Concern and Macmillan Cancer Research. Three additional paintings, all depicting Liverpool have been created specifically for the exhibition, and will also be available to buy.

The entire collection will be available to view at dot-art, 16 Queen Avenue, Castle Street from the 2nd February – 2nd March, and online at www.dot-art.com.

The Charity Auction will take place on Wednesday 4th March at 62 Castle Street Hotel, from 6-8pm. Please call 0845 0176660 or email enquiries@dot-art.com for more details.

Nugent Care Named Chamber’s Charity Of The Year December 4, 2008

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nugentcareLiverpool Chamber is pleased to announce its Charity of the Year for 2009 – Nugent Care.

As the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Charity of the Year, Nugent Care will have unrivalled access to the Liverpool business community and will receive the focus of the Chamber’s corporate charitable donations.

The charity is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse in the city and specialises in providing care for vulnerable children and adults with learning disabilities, mental health needs and social problems. Its services include support for homeless people, a drug intervention service, volunteering schemes, support for Deaf people and a material aid project supporting people in financial need.

Jack Stopforth, Chief Executive of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce commented: “The Chamber’s staff panel felt very strongly that Nugent Care and Liverpool Chamber could gain a great deal from working in partnership, not just in terms of fundraising, although I hope that we will be able to do plenty of that! But we also hope that the relationship will be fruitful in terms of offering a wide range of volunteering opportunities to Chamber staff and enabling Nugent Care to develop relationships throughout the city’s business community.”

Director of Business Development at Nugent Care, Paul Doocey, said:

“It’s a great privilege for Nugent Care to be the first Chamber Charity of the Year and I’m absolutely delighted by the news. The opportunity to work with Liverpool Chamber is extremely exciting for us and during the current economic climate, it is perhaps more important than ever for charities and businesses to work together.”

If you are a charitable organisation, find out more how Liverpool Chamber can help you here.

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