Monday, December 11, 2023


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...

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,...
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...
Pet dog (c) Shirley Lewis

Number of abandoned Merseyside pets at three-year high

Animal abandonment in Merseyside has increased by a fifth since 2020. The RSPCA have released statistics which show that pet abandonment in the UK has risen to a three-year high. Rescue shelters say this sharp increase is due to multiple factors,...
Kilimanjaro (c) Dig Deep

LJMU students take on Kilimanjaro in charity hike

  A team from LJMU is selflessly taking on Africa’s highest mountain in support of Dig Deep charity. Their mission is focused on Bomet County in Kenya by creating access for the one million people that live there. They believe that...
Logo for RASA

One in two female students suffer sexual abuse on nights out

Around half of female university students have experienced sexual abuse or harassment on a night out, according to shocking new research. The figure was revealed by RASA, a group that works across Merseyside to offer support and provide services for...

Football charity that’s making men’s well-being their goal

A Liverpool-based charity has come up with an original concept which encourages men to lose weight, keep fit, and make new friends. Manwell has set up a football league in which teams are awarded points in the traditional (three for...