The Royal British Legion Christmas Concert at Byng House
The Royal British Legion are holding a special Christmas Concert at Byng House in Southport on Friday 20th December 2013.
The event features special guests the Marshside Brass Band who will be performing from 7:30pm. Doors to open at 6:30pm.
The band will be performing traditional Christmas songs in the heated building. Refreshments will be available as well as a charity raffle, and Bying House provides free parking on site for guests and visitors.
Ykids Bootle Children’s Literary Festival
Over 500 children from 17 schools took part in a two day Word Fest, designed to capture the imagination and promote literacy. Headlining the event was renowned Toxteth poet Levi Tafari along with prize winning authors Alan Gibbons, Tom Palmer, Dan freedman, and local Rap artists Jamie Broad and Outcast Youth. Children were treated to performances of poetry from Levi, Rap from Jamie and story from Alan. They then had the opportunity to work with the artists on creative workshops exploring words, rhyme, rhythm and story.
‘Sometimes the perception of literacy can be so boring but this has been really exciting’ said one teacher.
The event was also an opportunity to launch a new poetry book written by children in Bootle. ‘ If I ruled The World’ was the result of a competition held during the summer term and judges worked through hundreds of entries before deciding on the final 40 poems to include. Winner Chloe… from Our Lady Star of the Sea read her winning poem ‘ Starfish’ to the assembled schools. In addition to copies of her poem in print, she wins £100 in theatre vouchers and a free author visit to her school from Smartie book prize winner, Alan Gibbons.
Support your local Foodbank this Christmas with Sefton 4 Good
Many families and people living alone and in poverty will go without a hot meal this Christmas. These are people living locally who are struggling to make ends meet, instead having to make the choice of whether to heat their home or feed themselves and their family. Sefton 4 Good is supporting Sefton Foodbank Network to obtain much needed funds to help make sure that people living in crisis this Christmas can at least have a hot meal on Christmas Day.
Please embrace the season of goodwill by donating whatever you can to support this important appeal. Click here for more info
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Sefton Council recognises hard work of Sefton's Young Advisors with special award
PRAISE and an award has been given to Sefton’s Young Advisors to acknowledge their many achievements and hard work.
At a full council meeting on November 21 at Southport Town Hall, council leader Peter Dowd but forward a motion to recognise the “outstanding work” of the youngsters.
Some members of the team, which was established in 2007 through Sefton Council for Voluntary Service, have even gone on to win national awards.
Young Advisors are trained consultants, aged from 15 to 21, who help organisations to understand the interests of young people.
At the council meeting the motion placed on record the council’s appreciation of their work in supporting the voice of young people throughout the borough.
The youngsters were also congratulated on their many achievements, and recognised for their innovative approaches to youth participation.
Merseyside 3tc Digital Inclusion Courses
Merseyside 3tc Centre in Waterloo has secured funding to deliver a series of digital inclusion courses aimed at getting Sefton residents online! Courses include 'Internet 4 U', 'Internet 4 All', 'Google Services', 'Money Advice in the Digital Age' and 'Technology for You'.
‘Internet 4 U’ and ‘Internet 4 All’ tasters – these Co-operative Community Fund/Elizabeth Rathbone Charity funded three-hour one-off sessions are currently running each Tuesday morning (9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.) and afternoon (1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.) and are designed to show older people aged 55 and over all the benefits the internet can bring, including how to keep in touch with family and friends for free.
‘Google Services’ – designed for unemployed people of working age, this 7 week (3 hours per week) Sefton Community Learning Services supported course is currently running each Wednesday morning between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.