Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Crocus Walk 2009

Local walkers will be steeping out to support this years Crocus Walk in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer on Saturday 28th March. The event, now in its 7th year, will start from 11:30 with walkers meeting at the new fountain in Hesketh Park.

Councillor Sue McGuire, walk organiser explained “People can be sponsored to do the walk or they can turn up on the day and make a donation – everybody is welcome."

Carmel Preston explained “Over 40,000 women and 300 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK, the disease has a devastating effect on thousands of families everyday. By taking part in a Crocus walk, you can help Breakthrough to secure a brighter future for everyone.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Dog Walkers take action update

There was a fantastic response by dog walkers, local residents and even people from outside Southport to the call this Saturday to clean up the beach at Birkdale. Organised by local dog walkers, as a thank you to Sefton Council for reopening the beach car park at Weld Road, the event attracted over 40 people who all got stuck in cleared the paths of dog mess, litter and general debris. Councillor Sue McGuire, who has worked with the dog walkers to get action on the beach, explained
"This was a fantastic day and shows just what can be done when people feel passionately about something - its all well and good saying action must be taken but Saturday shows what can be done when you actually do something.
I think the coast and countryside team were really surprised by the number of people and the amount of rubbish collected."
Event organiser Eilish Culley said
"I am really pleased at what we have achieved today - the event was so well received we plan to do another one in October."