Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS)

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Southport art students help to transform Kings Gardens grot spot with vibrant colour

Art and Design students from Southport College have been busy transforming a run down walkway in King’s Gardens, Southport, into a masterpiece! Chloe Cassim, Saskia Woollam-Rees, Issy Fisher and Amy McGarry spent two days working on the mural in Southport’s…

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Merseyside Police statement following attack at Manchester Arena

Following the incident in Manchester, Merseyside Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with everyone affected by the terrible events in Manchester last night. “At least 22 people have tragically died, and 59 others have been injured…

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Birkdale’s green-fingered fundraisers open up gardens for charity (28th May)

A group of keen gardeners in Birkdale will be opening up their homes next week to raise vital funds for national cancer charities. The flora-loving fundraisers will be taking part in the 90th anniversary celebrations of the National Garden Scheme…

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Marathon man Gary takes on grueling Mount Everest challenge for Marie Curie hospice

A MARATHON mad runner will risk life and limb to conquer Mount Everest in a grueling 26 mile challenge later this month. Amid potential avalanches, debilitating atmospheric changes and sheer drops, legal eagle Gary Friday of Southport Citizen’s Advice Bureau…

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Ainsdale’s MeCycle cafe and bike workshop supports Big Bike Revival (BBR)

Workers at a special bike cafe in Ainsdale have been shifting gear to help fix well over 100 bikes for free in just seven days. Staff at MeCycle cafe and bike workshop say they are delighted with the success of…

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Southport college staff take on cycle challenge for Claire House

Staff members from a Southport college are currently cycling 1,300 miles to raise money for Claire House Children’s Hospice. Brian Sheard and Paul Antonio are well on their way through their blistering journey from Southport College to Barcelona. If all…

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Litherland Primary School to mark 20 year anniversary with community event (Friday 30th June)

Teachers and pupils from a school in Litherland are set to mark the 20th anniversary since their classrooms were first opened. English Martyrs Catholic Primary School first started inviting children through the door in September 1997 after it was officially…

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Southport library group propose permanent tribute to actress Jean Alexander

A LIBRARY group from Southport say they have come up with a way of paying permanent tribute to legendary Southport actress Jean Alexander. The Liverpool born star, who died in October last year, was a patron of the North Meols…

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NCVO publish Manifesto for 2017 General Election

What the next government can do to help charities and volunteering make an even bigger difference The British people are incredibly generous. We have a proud tradition of helping others, giving time and money, sharing skills and coming up with…

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Voluntary Sector Grants from Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)

Where other departments have unwisely chosen to scrap grant programmes, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) have continued theirs and recently announced four new funds. They opened the funds on 11th May and the closing date for applications is…

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Third Sector Trends in the North West of England research report

Tony Chapman, honorary professor at the University of Durham, has produced a report in partnership with IPPR North regarding third sector trends across the North and the North West of England. The statistics produced from the report showed that across the North…

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Job Vacancies at Sefton Carers Centre: – Welfare Benefits Advisor (17.5 hrs) & – Carers Sitting Service and Duty Officer (35hrs) (closing Fri 26th May)

Welfare Benefits Advisor Salary:                                   £9,968 + 3% pension Hours:                                   17.5 hours per week Term:                                    Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2018 in the first instance Sefton Carers Centre is seeking to recruit a person who can provide welfare benefits advice…

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The Merseyside Council for Faiths issue statement on Manchester atrocities

STATEMENT BY MERSEYSIDE COUNCIL OF FAITHS On behalf of Merseyside Council of Faiths, we wish to express our shock and concern following the atrocities last night at the Manchester Arena. We remember and offer our condolences to the family and…

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Sefton OPERA Rock n Roll Charity Afternoon at Bootle Cricket Club (1-5pm, Mon 5th June)

Sefton OPERA will be returning to Bootle Cricket club for their upcoming Rock n Roll Charity Afternoon on Monday 5th June, 1-5pm. Click here to download the information flyer  Bootle Cricket Club Wadham Road Bootle L20 2DD £5 per ticket…

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Brookdale centre help conjure musical memories for dementia sufferers

A specialist Southport day service for Sefton residents with dementia turned back the clock this week to join in with a national initiative to raise awareness of the condition. Service users at Brookdale Resource Centre in Ainsdale – run by the…

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Forget-Me-Not appeal for Queencourt Hospice flower garden

Queenscourt Hospice staff are appealing for donations and dedications for their forget-me-not flower garden. The Town Lane based hospice’s Forget-Me-Not Appeal encourages the local community to honour someone special by making a donation to be part of the flower garden…

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A walk to remember as 1000 take part in annual Star Trekk for Queenscourt Hospice

Over one thousand people have once again took part in the annual Queenscourt Hospice Star Trekk walk. The final total of how much the myriad of walkers have raised for the Town Lane based hospice is yet to be revealed, such…

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Southport Care homes unite against dementia for awareness week

CARE home bosses from Southport have met for the first time in the town to help raise awareness of dementia across the care spectrum. Organised by the Athena Health Care group, Parklands Lodge, Abbey Wood, Aaron Crest, Dale Park, Marine…

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Local NHS Services thanked for hard work during ‘cyber attack’

Staff at NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG have thanked clinical and IT staff for their hard work to make sure patient services were maintained without any disruption following the recent cyber attack….

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NEW! Access Sefton Anxiety Workshops – places now available

Access Sefton’s new therapist-led Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based workshops will help you to develop techniques to manage and overcome anxiety in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The key principle behind CBT is what we think and do affects how we…

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Paralympian is Special Guest at this year’s Sefton Sports Awards

The date for the next big sporting occasion has been set and the region’s sporting stars and unsung heroes will be celebrated once more. Sefton Council is proud to host the Sefton Sports Awards 2017 which will once again held…

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Love My Beach- Get your Feet Wet this May Bank Holiday weekend

When was the last time you visited the British seaside? Research shows that over 50% of adults haven’t been near the coast in the last year! And with the North West’s beaches and the seas at their cleanest in 20…

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Hop on the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) bus for some recycling advice!

An ‘Advice Bus’ roadshow hits the street next week with all the answers to your recycling questions. Next week sees the launch of a new ‘recycling surgery’ roadshow across the Merseyside and Halton region. The Advice Bus, which is supported…

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Half term fun for Sefton’s children and young people

Be Active Active Sefton will be causing “Mayhem” as the Be Active programme brings a host of physical activities for children and young people age 2-16 years old. There will be ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Sing’ Dance Mash up…

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Formby Carers Group receive generous donation from Formby Squirrels Rotary Club

Carers in Formby are delighted after receiving a cheque for £1,000 to help them carry out their work. Formby Squirrels Rotary Club presented John Ensor, from Formby Carers Group, with a cheque for £1,000.00 at their meeting in The Grapes…

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Southport fire crews back dementia awareness campaign to visit residents at home

Fire crews are backing a dementia awareness campaign to help residents in the town have a greater understanding of Alzheimer’s and memory issues. Firefighters from Southport Community Fire Station White Watch will be visiting dementia sufferers to offer fire safety…

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Nominations now open for the YKids Believe Awards 2017 (28th June 2017)

Nominations are now open for the Ykids Believe Awards! It’s a great chance to celebrate some of the inspirational 7-17 year olds who I know you all work with. YKids are working with Radio City Cash for Kids and this year…

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Bootle Tool Shed receive £1,000 donation from the Asda Foundation

A popular Community Group have been handed £1,000 by the Asda Foundation. Bootle Tool Shed, where people come together to take part in practical skills and activities, are based at the Strand Shopping Centre and are run completely by their…

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Hard working nurses honoured as part of International Nurses Day

Doctors and nurses from across Southport and Formby have been busy taking part in a charity lunch break cake sale as part of International Nurses Day. To mark the occasion, staff from the North Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group showed their…

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Dementia Awareness Week (14th – 20th May 2017) – Alzheimer’s Society timetable of events across Sefton

Dementia Awareness Week 2017 Timetable of Events Date and venue Event Time Contact details Monday 15th May Bootle Leisure Centre Staffed info stand 10am – 1pm 01704 539967 Tuesday 16th May Formby Library Memory walk and staffed info stand 10.30 – 1pm…

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