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Music legend Tim Burgess serves coffee to tackle homelessness

Music star Tim Burgess swapped his microphone for an apron this afternoon as he served various coffees and sweet treats to help raise money for homeless people in Merseyside. The Charlatans' lead vocalist visited Paper Cup coffee shop located near...
Christmas decorations taken by Abigail Ford

Mersey pub that brings lonely people together this Christmas

TikTok viral pub The Bootle Arms has set up a Christmas scheme for those who have no one to spend the holiday season with. They are keeping tables on hold and offering a free meal to those in need. Watch Olivia...

Homeless crisis reaches peak as festive season looms

The homelessness crisis in Liverpool is hitting an all-time high heading into Christmas. With temperatures plummeting and the cost of living going up, charities and the local council are getting more requests for help than in previous years - and...
The 2023 Santa Dash (c) Lana Ogley

Santa-tasic success as annual charity dash sets festive record

Over 6,000 Santas flocked to the docks on Sunday morning for Liverpool's annual Santa Dash. Santas young and old gathered at Pier Head in what felt like freezing temperatures at 9.30 to take part in the biggest Santa dash in...
Bobby from Sunflowers who is taking part in charity cycle from Liverpool to Chester

Mersey cyclists get on their bikes for blooming good cause

A group of Merseyside cyclists are preparing for a 50 mile bike ride taking place in July, raising funds and awareness for Liverpool charity Sunflowers. The ride from Liverpool to Chester will start at the historic Old Haymarket on the...
The Choir With No Name - used with permission

Homeless choir that’s on song to bring festive cheer

The Choir with No Name are continuing their annual Christmas extravaganza on Friday. The choir’s Christmas singalong kicks off the festive season in style to support people who are marginalised or affected by homelessness.   Liverpool’s choir manager Ema Quinn, 50,...
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How a paralympic sport creates level playing field for schoolchildren

A ball game which features in the Paralympics is being used in Merseyside schools to encourage inclusivity and participation. The sport ‘Boccia’ - which means ‘ball’ in Italian - was originally set up to support those with cerebral palsy. It...
The Abdullah Quilliam Mosque

Liverpool faith leaders come together to strengthen understanding and unity

Leaders of Liverpool’s Jewish community have been invited to visit Britain’s oldest mosque as a gesture of good will and harmony between the two communities. The meeting will be held tomorrow at 7pm in the Abdullah Quilliam Mosque, Brougham Terrace,...
Shoebox Full of Love appeal, Christmas 2021. Photo (c) Shoebox Full of Love Facebook page, used with permission

Tackling poverty on Merseyside at Christmas with ‘life’s little essentials’

This Christmas, you can relieve the pressure on struggling people across Merseyside by donating to the Shoebox Full of Love appeal. The appeal provides gifts, which are all donated by the entire Merseyside community. Founder Siobhan Redmond explained: "We ask people...
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Hundreds of guitarists aim to hit the right note at fundraiser

Over 600 guitarists will be performing at the Big Guitar In at the Florrie tomorrow evening (Wednesday). The event will see  of all ages and abilities come together to play different tunes, with musicians Brian Nash from Frankie Goes to...