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Take The Linda McCartney Zip Line Challenge May 21, 2009

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LindaMc_zipWhat’s 250ft high and travels 1,000ft at 30mph?

YOU! … on the first ever Linda McCartney Centre Charity Zip Line

This once in a lifetime fundraising opportunity is definitely one for the brave-hearted…

The Linda McCartney Centre are organising a spectacular event next month called The Zip Line Challenge.

At 1 kilometre in length, this is the 3rd longest zip wire ever attempted in the UK and is an exciting challenge for anyone ready to step up in the name of raising money for the Linda McCartney Centre.

You will start at the roof of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and travel at approximately 30mph down the wire, over the two hospital car parks to the landing zone at Local Solutions on Hall Lane. Due to health and safety reasons, Zip Lines can not be erected over public roads – it seems seeing people flying over cars puts drivers off – so 2009 is the only year this event can be held before the new bypass is built.

A Zip Wire is a strong cable that a harness and pulley system is attached to, allowing the person riding the wire to reaching up to 30mph in the course of the 1,000 ft journey.

Not for the faint-hearted, this is sure to be an easy one to get the £200 sponsorship needed; your friends won’t believe how lucky you are to get the chance to do it! Only 250 people will be able to take part, and it is extremely rare to have a zip wire this long, so don’t miss out.

The event will take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of June 2009

Spaces are filling up fast so email info@yourcentre.org or phone 0151 706 3153 to register your place.

Online Registration Available – Click Here Now to Ensure Your Place

Help Fight Cancer At The Butterfly Ball May 18, 2009

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NWCRF_ballNorth West Cancer Research Fund invites you to join in with their biggest fundraiser of the year.

Can you help to make a difference to the future of cancer research? Join us at our second sparkling black-tie ball on the evening of Saturday 12th September 2009 at the Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel, Parkgate Road, Ledsham, near Chester.

Support this wonderful cause and enjoy a shimmering evening hosted by Radio Merseyside’s Willie Miller and entertainment from Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats – back by popular demand.

Tickets for this extra special event are £60 and include a drinks reception, a 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine per person (available individually or as a table of 10 for £550). The evening will commence with a drinks reception at 7pm.

Simply call 0151 709 2919 to book or email butterfly@nwcrf.co.uk

Get Set And Go! Staybridge Suites Runs For Charity May 12, 2009

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Staybridge Medal WinnersA dedicated and healthy team from Chamber members  Staybridge Suites Liverpool took part in the Nugent Care 5K run last weekend and raised over £500 for the local charity.

This popular ladies only event was set in the splendour of Sefton Park, just three miles from the city centre. Led by Staybridge Suites Sales Manager, Kerry Jones, the team completed the course with ease and made the most of the day as both a great teambuilding exercise and to raise money for Nugent Care.

Talking about taking part, Kerry said “Our ladies team from Staybridge Suites is extremely proud to be running and raising money for Nugent Care. The charity holds a special place in the hearts of the local community and we wanted to do something to help support their excellent work.”

Nugent Care has provided services to those in need for over a hundred years and works at the heart of the community through the provision of extensive services including special education and residential care for children, older people and individuals with mental and physical difficulties.  It also offers community based support and programmes to help homeless individuals, older people and people who are deaf or hard of hearing and is supported by over 400 volunteers and their community groups.

Staybridge Suites is proud to be supporting the charity during 2009 and has other fundraising activities planned for the year involving not only the staff but hotel guests as well.

Nugent Care is also Liverpool Chamber’s nominated Charity of the Year for 2009.

Take Part In It’s a Knockout For Charity April 30, 2009

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Mossley Hill Athletics Club, Liverpoknockoutol L18
Sunday 28th June 2009

With the support of Mossley Hills Athletics Club, LCVS is organising an It’s a Knock Out Competition.  The aim of this event is to get local companies and individuals involved in helping local charities and voluntary organisations raise funds for their valuable work.  It’s a Knock Out is:

  • Inclusive and cohesive event allowing all sorts of people to take part in a fun event together.
  • Run by professional company. See http://www.itsaknockout.com
  • 10 per team – adults or children (minimum height 1 metre) (but not in mixed teams).
  • Cost (max) £450 per team – confirmation of entry required by 28th May 2009 with a £100 deposit.
  • Select those to benefit – either own voluntary organisation, or any other charity, or a combination.
  • Organisation’s nominated beneficiaries retain all income raised in excess of entry fee.
  • Prize for the overall winning team and the team raising the most (decided 21 days after the event).

Attached is information and an application pack for the event.  Please forward to anyone you feel might want to get involved.  The more the merrier, however get in quick because teams are going fast!

There are also some great corporate sponsorship opportunities available, details of which are attached.

Any questions, please do get in touch with Claire at Clare.Beavan@lcvs.org.uk

Variety Club Tribute To Ron Yeats Dinner April 27, 2009

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Ron Yates with the FA Cup. Photograph from Liverpool Daily Post

Friday 22 May, 7.30pm, Adelphi Hotel

The Variety Club is staging a Tribute Dinner to former Liverpool and Scotland legend Ron Yeats (The Colossus).

Ron made his Liverpool FC debut in August 1961 and played until 1970. He captained the side when they won promotion out of the Second Division. He also captained them when they won the FA Cup for the first time in 1965.

This dinner is to raise funds to buy a Sunshine Coach in Ron’s name for a disadvantaged school on Merseyside. KLots of Ron’s team mates will be there as well as other celebrities.

The compair will be broadcaster and journalist John Kieth. John was amongst the small number of journalists to gain access to the club’s backroom staff, including Bill Shankly.

Tickets are £50 each. To book yours, please call W Symington on 0151 653 7800 or Jim Donaldson on 01704 550705.

Beat The Credit Crunch And Help Your Local Hospice In The Bargain! April 17, 2009

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woodlands_hospiceAre you up for a challenge? Would you like to beat the credit crunch and have a fun night out for just £8 and help YOUR local hospice in the Bargain?

Then why not sign up for Woodlands Hospice Starlight Walk on Saturday 25th April 2009. We promise a great night out and for your £8 you will receive a T-shirt, medal, breakfast roll and drink on completion.

To coincide with the opening of our new state-of-the art 15-bed en-suite inpatient facility the walk will focus its start and finish around the new building to help raise the awareness of the unit. This is a unique chance to support the valuable work of the Hospice in this our special year whilst walking under the stars and enjoying a leisurely chat with friends.

There is a choice of a 3 mile route to Aintree Racecourse and return or 6 mile route to Old Roan and return. Why not get together with a group of colleagues, friends, family or neighbours, have a fun time and help YOUR local hospice.

Carole Riley, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Woodlands Hospice said: “At midnight on Saturday 25th April we are hoping that hundreds of people in the local community will come out in force to support our Starlight Walk which is being sponsored by Newsprinters Knowsley Limited. Since the opening of our day hospice in 1996 we have always dreamt of being able to operate an inpatient as well as a day hospice facility. This year will see the opening of the new facility to provide 24 hour care to local people. To patients and their families this will mean we are now able to provide seamless care between the day hospice and the inpatient unit with friendly faces they have come to know and trust.”

If you would like to take part in this historic event please contact Woodlands Hospice fundraising department on 0151 529 2630/2640 for a registration form NOW!

For More Information: Please contact – Carole Riley Tel: (Office) 0151-529-2631, (Mobile) 07801 482157

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Make A Will Month – April 2009 April 3, 2009

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golden_pen Woodlands Hospice will be running their annual ‘Make a Will Month’ throughout April in partnership with local solicitors and a professional will writer to encourage those people who haven’t yet made a will to do so.

No one likes to think of making a Will and surprisingly only 3 in 10 people actually do so. The absence of formal arrangements however can cause a lot of distress to family members at a time when they are already very upset. 

Solicitors participating in the scheme will help people make or amend a will waiving their usual standard fee in return for the person making a donation to the Hospice via the solicitor or professional will writer at the time of making the will.

Carole Riley, Fundraising & Communications Manager at Woodlands Hospice said: “We are very grateful to the following professional will writer and solicitors for taking part in this year’s scheme. Peace of Mind Wills Ltd, Kennan Benjamin Kay, Rex Makin & Co., Black Norman, Bartlett & Son, Maxwell Hodge and David Phillips. The scheme has gone from strength to strength since its introduction in 2006 providing a valuable service to local people and generating essential income for the hospice by way of donations. In this our special year when we will be opening our new 15 bed inpatient unit it is even more important that we secure vital funds to provide our specialist palliative care services through such initiatives”.

A properly organised Will ensures that your assets go to the people you love or to your preferred charity rather than to the State, often through Inheritance Tax. If you choose to make a donation to Woodlands Hospice or indeed any other UK registered charity in your will, that donation will be free from Inheritance Tax. 

If you have already prepared your Will but wish Woodlands Hospice to benefit in some way this can easily be added to your initial arrangements.

If you would like further details of ‘Make a Will Month’ or would like to get the contact details of participating solicitors please contact the Fundraising Department at the hospice on 0151 529 2630.     

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Ladies – Take A Midnight Walk For The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation March 27, 2009

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roycastle Calling all Liver Birds!

Liverpool’s famous waterfront will be awash with women pounding the prom to help defeat lung cancer, in the city centre’s first charity midnight walk.

Starting and finishing at the Pier Head, home of the world famous ‘Liver Birds’, on Friday 8 May 2009, the 9km walk takes in many of the spectacular waterfront views that the city boasts at night. The route is suitable for women of all ages and abilities, although entrants must be at least 16 years old.

wild_thang_logo The event is being organised by The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, in partnership with Wild Thang, the ultimate merchandise resource. The charity hopes to recruit 1,000 up-for-it ‘Liver Birds’ to take part in its first ever ladies-only sponsored midnight walk. Entry is limited so early registration is advised.

Registration for the walk is just £10, which includes a free T-shirt and sponsor forms for every participant. For more details and to register on-line please visit www.roycastle.org/liverbirds

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Help Create A Garden For Charity March 23, 2009

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bumble_bee Do you have gardening expertise that turn your friends green with envy? Well, we need you!

This year, Liverpool Chamber has awarded Nugent Care as our Charity of the Year and for our first major project with them, we will be creating a garden at the charity’s St. Joseph’s residential care home in Aigburth.

If you have gardening expertise,  garden products  that you could donate or would simply love come on down and muck in, we’d like to hear from you.

Over 20 Chamber staff have already signed up to get their hands dirty for charity. We will be looking to start work on the garden one weekend after Easter; if you’re interested we’ll keep you in the know.

St Joseph’s in Aigburth is a home for people with an acquired brain injury many residents have either been injured in a road traffic accident or have suffered a stroke, the age group is wide and 19 people live errantly in the home.

If you would like to dig in, email Catherine at the Chamber with your details.

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Woodlands Hospice ‘Make a Will’ Scheme 2009 March 12, 2009

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golden_pen Woodlands Hospice will be running their annual ‘Make a Will’ month during April. A local solicitors and a professional will writer 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. 

They have solicitors in various areas locally and in the City Centre or alternatively you can make an appointment at the hospice or have a home visit.

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