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Mel and Sue may not have been present but that didn’t limit the
culinary creativity on display in a “Bake Off” competition to help
raise money for charity.
It was all part of events being held for Macmillan Cancer
Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Cakes were
also on sale at Service headquarter’s canteen and a total of
£396.69 was raised from the event and cake sale in September.
Sara Williams, from the Resourcing Team, POD, won the “Bake Off” with her carrot cake.
Occupational Health Manager Paul Blanchard- Flett said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to all who have baked, played ‘Spot the Double Shot’ of coffee, took part in the ‘Bake Off’ and those who visited us in the canteen and bought cakes.
“Everyone has been extremely generous with their time and donations. The winner of the ‘Spot the Double Shot’ is Julie Cowley, from the Finance Department. Julie won £20, donating back £10 for the Coffee Morning and is donating the other £10 to the Alzheimer’s Society for whom she is doing
Bake Off winner Sara Williams with her carrot cake.
The Judges in the Bale Off sample the sweet entries in the competition.
a 10k Memory Walk. Please contact Julie if you would like to sponsor her.
“I would like to thank the Bake Off judges – James Berry, Paul Lawless and Ray Anderson-Jones, and would like to thank
Ray, Kelly Patterson and Wendy Stanley for the fantastic work on the cake sale
this morning and give special thanks to Wendy for her work on the arranging of the coffee morning. Thank you all
again for your fabulous support of this worthy cause.”
For more information on Macmillan go to:
An initiative to keep people safe along Sefton’s coastline has been successful this year in reducing crime, including arson, and anti-social behaviour.
Operation Beachsafe, which ran from April to the end of August, resulted in a drop in crime compared to that same period in 2013, including drug possession, criminal damage, thefts from motor vehicles as well as anti-social behaviour.
There were 405 crimes reported along the coast, which is down from 413 incidents that same period last year.
Criminal damage, including arson, was down from 71 incidents in 2013 to 66 during the same period in 2014. There was also a reduction in anti-social behaviour between April and the end of August this year with 383 incidents compared to 411 during that period last year.
Operation Beachsafe aims to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour near Sefton’s beaches. It also aims to keep residents and visitors safe along the coastline and to protect wildlife by preventing deliberate fires.
Partners included our Service, Merseyside Police, Sefton Council, The National Trust, Sefton’s Coast and Countryside Rangers, RNLI lifeguards, British Transport Police and Natural England, along with councillors and parish councillors.
Group Manager Rob Pritchard, Sefton District Manager, said:
“We have used our quad bikes to patrol the beach areas at key times to prevent deliberate fire setting. We have also issued safety messages urging people not to build bonfires and not to disgard cigarettes near woodland as well as highlighting the dangers of grass fires.
“It is great to see that people have listened to the advice given and that the valuable partnership work is helping to keep visitors safe from fires along the coast.
“We want people to enjoy the beaches and we will strive to help people stay safe on Sefton’s coastline by continuing the good work of Operation Beachsafe next year.”
Our Service and Merseyside Police and partners provided additional resources, including the quad bikes and patrols, along the coast during half terms, weekends and over the summer holidays.
There were 15 fires reported in the coastal areas of Sefton covered by Operation Beachsafe throughout the campaign. These included seven grass fires, seven bonfires and a suspected deliberate vehicle fire.
Plans are underway to build on the success of the campaign with next year’s Operation Beachsafe and the first meeting is planned for January 2015.
Photos: Lyndsay Young

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