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Join The Bone Marrow Register And Help Save Lives August 28, 2008

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The Anthony Nolan Trust is calling on the people of Liverpool, aged 18 – 40, to help save lives and join the Anthony Nolan bone marrow register on 3 September at a special clinic hosted by the Liverpool Echo.

The recruitment drive will be filmed for Noel Edmond’s new show ‘Noel’s HQ’, which launches on SKY1 on 14 September. A celebrity face will be drumming up support in Liverpool city centre throughout the day, encouraging people to come to the clinic which will be held between 4pm – 7pm.

Noel Edmonds hopes that the clinic will help children like Ella & Sam Wright, 7 & 4, brother and sister from Southport, who both have a rare genetic condition and desperately need a bone marrow donor to survive.

Their mum, Sally, said:

“Words can’t describe how happy we would be to find a suitable match for Ella and Sam. Our children are so young; they don’t really know what’s going on. All we do is hope that people hearing our story will step forward to help not only Ella and Sam, but also the thousands of other people who are waiting in hope. Every single person who joins the Anthony Nolan Trust’s register has the potential to save a life. It could be you.”

Noel Edmonds was inspired to help raise awareness of the need for more donors, by 26 year old Adrian Sudbury, who recently lost his battle with leukaemia. Adrian, a former University of Liverpool student, bravely campaigned to boost the number of donors on The Anthony Nolan bone marrow register.

For the 16,000 people worldwide desperately in need of a bone marrow transplant, including Ella & Sam, a bone marrow donor whose tissue type matches their own could mean the difference between life and death. This is a real call to action for people in Liverpool – we need as many healthy people aged between 18-40 to come forward and join the register.

The clinic takes place in the Atrium at Liverpool Echo, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB from 4-7pm

Could You Be A Chamber Expert? July 28, 2008

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Liverpool Chamber is looking for member companies to act as resident experts in their fields for a new online resource.

As part of our ongoing web development programme, we will soon be introducing an ‘Ask The Expert’ feature on our main website. In it, we would like Chamber members to post questions about their industry and have them answered by another, approved Chamber member with the relevant skills and knowledge to help.

So if you’re business is well-established, experienced and willing to give a little time to help others, we’d love to here from you. Plus, of course, your company could gain some good exposure within both your chosen field and the wider business community.

We’re looking for representatives from all business sectors – manufacturing, law, IT, retail, supply chain, service industry, PR / Marketing, everything, in fact. If you think you might be interested, please contact the Chamber’s web editor, Nick Jones, at nick.jones@liverpoolchamber.org.uk for more info.

Can You Help Our China Earthquake Appeal? May 21, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Charity, Chinalink, Environment, International.
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Over a week after the devastating earthquake measuring a massive 7.9 on the Richter scale in Sichuan province, China and the rest of the world, are still coming to terms with the magnitude of this tragedy.

  • An estimated 71,000 thousand have been killed, buried or remain unaccounted for.
  • 5,000,000 are now homeless and in need of support.
  • 220,000 have been injured, many of them children.
  • The devastation zone measures an area of approximately 100,000 square kilometres (40,000 square miles) — an area roughly three quarters the size of England. Entire towns in mountainous Sichuan province were flattened in Monday’s quake, and have subsequently been hit by further aftershocks and landslides, making the ongoing search for any remaining survivors impossible.

With rescue operations across Sichuan continuing, providing accommodation and medicine to those lucky to survive is now critical.

Tents, medicines & equipment are in short supply and are urgently needed. We appeal to the business community in the UK to help in supporting the effort to collect donated and purchased tents and medicines for China’s earthquake zones. The Chinese Embassy and Consulate General will help in making arrangements at the China end to ensure a speedy delivery to the Earthquake area.

Please contact ChinaLink (0151 227 1233 email: chinalink@liverpoolchamber.org.uk if you are able to help in one or more of the following areas:

1. Donation of tents (family size / unused in original package)
2. Donation of medicines & other equipment (see the list below)
3. Offer of discounted supply of tents and medicines
4. Donation of cash (we will use these to purchase discounted supply of tents and medicine)
5. Offer of airfreight the tents and medicines to China

Any enquiry should be directed to Dr. Kegang Wu, Director of ChinaLink / Chief China Adviser, British Chambers of Commerce on kegang.wu@britishchambers.org.uk / 07974753528

This document and the list of medicines and equipment is also available at www.chinalink.org.uk

This appeal is supported by:

  • The Consulate General, The Peoples’ Republic of China in Manchester
  • The British Chambers of Commerce
  • ChinaLink
  • Liverpool Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Susino (UK) Ltd.

Click ‘more’ for the full list of medicines and equipment needed.