In response to the worldwide spread of COVID-19, Sefton 4 Good have launched a trusted online fundraising appeal to support a range of local voluntary, community and faith sector organisations who are working tirelessly to help vulnerable residents across the borough.
Join the writers of ‘Scarred for Life’, Stephen Brotherstone & Dave Lawrence on Thursday 21st February as they host a quiz night covering the darker side of pop culture in the 70s, 80s and 90s.
On Saturday 18th August a team of brave volunteers, including the Mayor of Sefton Cllr Dave Robinson will be taking on 150ft free fall drop over the main entrance of the iconic Liverpool Anglican Cathedral in a bid to raise funds for Sefton 4 Good.
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Our team of volunteers from Sefton Council, Sefton CVS, WEA and other local partner organisations will be taking part in a bid to raise as much money as possible for Sefton 4 Good so we can continue to support local good causes in Sefton, and make Sefton a great place to live and work.
Please show your support for the Sefton 4 Good team and donate online to support the abseil – anything you can give will go towards supporting good causes across Sefton.
Saturday 18th August,
Approx. 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
St James Mount
Please see below for footage of last year’s Sefton 4 Good abseil.
Sefton 4 Good is pleased to announce that our latest round of grant funding, ‘Volunteering 4 Good’, is still open!
As part of the Year of the Volunteer 2018 campaign, Sefton Council, Sefton CVS and Living Well Sefton have teamed up with Sefton 4 Good to launch a special grant initiative specifically aimed at groups and organisations who work with volunteers.
Nominations are now being accepted for the third round of a major scheme that recognises Sefton residents who make a difference to life in their local communities.
Citizens 4 Good was successfully launched last summer as a joint initiative by Sefton CVS and the Mayor of Sefton’s office.
The scheme aims to highlight the good deeds, support and kindness that local people show to other members of their community.
Nominations can be made by anyone who thinks a particular person deserves to be recognised, including friends, neighbours, work colleagues, schools, community organisations and local councillors.
The process is quick and simple, using a short nomination form available via the Sefton 4 Good website.
Mike Howlett, Sefton CVS Volunteer and Citizenship Lead, commented: “Since last August we celebrated 27 Citizens 4 Good in Sefton, and the programme has proven very popular.
“However, we know there are plenty more people out there who deserve recognition. We want to encourage people to nominate any Sefton residents they know who have made a difference to their community.”
Shortlisted nominees will be invited to a special celebration event where they will be presented with a certificate recognising their good works by the Mayor of Sefton, Councillor Dave Robinson.
Councillor Robinson said: “We have been delighted with the response to Citizens 4 Good so far and look forward to hearing about even more Sefton residents having a positive impact in their neighbourhoods.”
The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 14th March with the celebration event taking place on Wednesday 28th March in Bootle.
For further information about Citizens 4 Good ring Sefton CVS on 0151 920 0726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the Year of the Volunteer 2018 campaign, Sefton Council and Sefton CVS have teamed up with Sefton 4 Good to launch a special grant initiative specifically aimed at groups and organisations who work with volunteers.
Following on from the huge success of the Year of the Coast, the tireless work of Sefton’s thousands of volunteers will be celebrated in a yearlong campaign to raise awareness of how much volunteers do for the borough.
Sefton 4 Good have launched an online crowdfunding appeal to raise funds for a dedicated grants initiative called Volunteering 4 Good. The initiative has been given a kickstart from Sefton 4 Good funds and Sefton MBC’s Transition Fund, and the more money we raise through crowdfunding means that more groups and organisations will benefit for this year-long initiative.
The Volunteering 4 Good grants will be open to groups later this year with the aim of developing local volunteer-involving projects, and we hope to raise funds to increase the amount of money available to Sefton groups.
Sefton 4 Good is appealing for community groups and individuals to support a scheme to provide free summer school holiday meals for children across the borough.
The fundraising initiative says that many families find the holidays difficult because they rely on the free school meals their children receive during term time.
As a response to this situation, organisers are looking to co-ordinate a borough-wide network of local voluntary organisations and community venues who will be able to plug the gap by offering free meals to children and young people aged between five and 18 in the holidays.
Seven local organisations have already pledged their support to the scheme – two in Bootle, one in Litherland, two in Crosby and a further two in Southport.
Now Sefton 4 Good are appealing for specific support for this initiative and have set up a dedicated BT MyDonate page in a bid to generate crowdfunding support for the initiative, click here to donation. Donations can also be made by phone by texting SEFT44 followed by the amount to 70070.
Funds raised in these ways will help groups with purchasing supplies of food and drink, and organisers are also appealing for volunteers to help in the initiative.
Volunteers are needed to help prepare and cook meals, and also to assist with running activities at the various centres across the borough.
Nigel Bellamy, Deputy Chief Executive Sefton CVS commented: “This scheme aims to provide much-needed support to disadvantaged families who can face real financial problems in the school holidays.
“We’re hoping for a really good response from community groups and individuals, to enable us to provide a free meals service in as many borough locations as possible.”
Organisers are also looking for support and donations from local businesses for specific food supplies and equipment, and those who can support are asked to contact Sefton 4 Good for full details of what is needed.
Groups or individuals who want to get involved, or for those wishing to make a donation, can contact Sefton 4 Good by ringing 0151 920 0726 or by visiting www.sefton4good.org.uk.
The Plaza Communtiy Cinema in Waterloo are pleased to offer a schedule of dementia-friendly film screenings throughout 2017.
With the support of Sefton 4 Good, The Plaza are hosting the first screening on the 19th January as a free event.
Please see below for a schedule of screenings, and for more information visit www.plazacinema.org.uk.
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SCREENING DATES 2017
|DAY||DATE and MONTH||TIME|
|Thursday||19th January||2.00 ***|
|NO SCREENING IN AUGUST|
- Screenings will take place in screen 1
- This is a fully accessible self-contained space with toilets on either side of the screen
- The cinema has a fully accessible toilet in the foyer
The film programme will include a mix of classic films and musicals to help trigger memories and enable conversations about shared experiences
PLEASE NOTE: ***
Thanks to support from CVS/Sefton4Good we are able to offer the first Dementia Friendly Film Screening on 19th January 2017 as a FREE Event