The positive impact the Duke of Edinburgh Award has had on young people in Manchester

Ahead of the Prince Phillips funeral tomorrow (Sat 17 April), Manchester City Council has looked at the impact the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme has had on young people in the city.   The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is aimed young people aged 14 and above,  and offers them the opportunity to participate in activities that they ordinarily might miss out on.   Between April 2019 and March 2020 alone, 2,304 young people participated in the […]

BLOG – Food Bank Diary – March

Beryl Bellew is a founding volunteer at the North Liverpool Foodbank. This month, Beryl explains how the Foodbank helps out with more than food. “All users of our Foodbank bring with them a voucher or e-referral reference number. This is provided by any support agency or professional who is supporting them. The voucher provides us […]

SEAFARERS’ MEMORIALS MAKING PROGRESS IN CEMETARY

A seafarers’ memorial garden, including memorial stone, being built at Runcorn Cemetery, as part of an investment in the site to honour those who served at sea, is making progress. Work on the partnership project is expected to be finished by the end of April, weather permitting, by North West firm Dunkil Developments, in partnership […]

Businesses and charities join forces with step up to tackle digital divide

A scheme which saw businesses and charities join forces with St Helens Borough Council to give children crucial technology for home working helped support 271 children. The Digital Divide project was brought together by the council alongside The Hope Centre and Byte Charity who helped to clean and install software on donated laptops as part […]

Local businesses donate old laptops to support children in Warrington

Companies big and small are being urged to donate unused computers to support disadvantaged children and young people to do their school work. During the coronavirus pandemic, Warrington Borough Council has joined forces with Laptops for Kids – a charitable organisation that facilitates the donation, secure erasure, and distribution of used digital devices – to […]

STOP THE KNIVES ENDING LIVES TAKES THE WIN AT NATIONAL CRIMEBEAT AWARDS!

**GROUP PHOTO TAKEN PRE COVID** A local Knowsley initiative has won first prize at the National Crimebeat Awards held yesterday. National Crimebeat is a Charity which supports youth groups and individuals who have developed projects that help to reduce crime as well as recognising positive work being undertaken in the community. This year two nominations […]

Two Merseyside initiatives make it to the National Crimebeat Awards!

National Crimebeat is a Charity which rewards youth groups and individuals who have developed projects that help to reduce crime as well as recognising positive work being undertaken in the community. This year two nominations from Merseyside have made the national awards! The High Sheriff of Merseyside said: “I am pleased that these two nominations […]