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 opened by Bishop Vincent Malone.

To help celebrate the occasion, the school will host a community event on Friday, June 30 for current and past pupils, staff and local residents.

They will also showcase a time capsule which was first buried at the school grounds in 1996.

Headteacher Lewis Dinsdale said: “We are celebrating this milestone with various events including a public open afternoon on Friday, June 30.

“We welcome any past pupils, staff and local community to this event which will be held from 2 – 5pm in the main school hall.

“Refreshments will be served and visitors will have an opportunity to view our exhibition which will include various photos, memorabilia and artefacts from the past. It will also include the time capsule that was buried back in 1996!

“During the run up to the event, we are inviting members of the public to contribute to the exhibition, with any memorabilia or memories they have of our school.

“If you have anything that you would like to share please email to We look forward to hearing from you!”

Southport-based Home Instead Senior Care celebrate 10th birthday

A Southport private care company have this week celebrated their tenth birthday.

Home Instead Senior Care was delighted to welcome their caregivers, clients and family members to their ten year anniversary celebration at the Royal Clifton Hotel.

The event was well attended by Home Instead caregivers and staff along with over twenty of their clients who live in the local community. The guests were thoroughly spoiled with a buffet supper, entertainment, music and a delicious celebration cake.

Anthea Pilkington and Irene Hough, owners of the award winning at-home care company, have led the business to considerable success and popularity, creating a strong reputation for caring for older people across Southport.

Anthea said: “We would like to thank all the guests for attending and of course, our fantastic caregivers and staff, who continue to provide phenomenal support to all of our clients.

“It was one of our proudest moments seeing everyone celebrate what we have achieved over the last ten years.”

Home Instead now employs over 110 members of staff across the town.