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SEPTEMBER 2011 Editors Letter Welcome to our SEPTEMBER edition of LINK-Magazine. Well its been a mixed Summer as weather is concerned but that’s not stopped all us local folk enjoying what the area has to offer, as we have seen you all out and about. Rain what’s that we live by the sea? We like water. LINK-Magazine is the only FREE magazine that deliver to all of FY23 and will always be free. As LINK Magazine is supported by 100’s of local businesses, as LINK provides cost effective advertising and mass coverage with our 6 magazines. As a result LINK has just had our two biggest months in business back to back. But its not just about us, as we have been able to promote 100’s of charity and fund raising events through our magazines, helping them get FREE media coverage and become even more successful for the work they do. As well as this, LINK has partnered with Peel 2 Save which will help raise thousand’s for local charities each year. We appreciate that LINK is not only an effective advertising media but also a useful part of the local community, as well as sponsoring 3 local youth teams. Congratulations LINK-Spotter Gill Impett of Blackpool who won our ‘Where am I?’ Competition. £50 is on its way to you.

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AUTUMN TOUR 2011 ARRIVES IN BLACKPOOL Circus Starr, ‘The Circus With A Purpose’ is proud to announce their ‘Autumn Tour 2011’ which will arrive in Blackpool on Thursday 22nd September 2011, in support of Blue Skies Hospital Fund – Blackpool Victoria Hospital – Children’s Ward. Circus Starr’s unique ethos is to raise thousands of pounds for local charities from the advance sales of tickets to local businesses. These tickets can then be donated to local community groups who otherwise would not get the chance to enjoy the magic of circus.

Encounter the unbelievable somersaults performed on Chinese poles and watch artists dice with death on the cloud swing trapeze, all whilst the spectacular Big Top is echoing with laughter from the antics of our crazy clowns Duo Delbosq from France and Romania.

With this kind support from local businesses, in 2010 Circus Starr donated £1,216,159 worth of tickets to UK communities.

Circus Starr, ‘Autumn Tour 2011’ will be entertaining Blackpool for one day only –Thursday 22nd September 2011 at The Solaris Centre, Harrowside, New South Promenade with two shows at 4.45pm & 7pm.

Circus Starr, is also pleased to announce it has launched as a Community Interest Company or CIC for short. They are proud to join over 3,100 CIC’s ranging from tiny community based organisations to multimillion pound enterprises. CIC’s were introduced by the United Kingdom government in 2005 and designed for Social Enterprises, which Circus Starr became in June 2010.

Circus Starr · Starr in Community CIC launched in February 2011 but will remain under the trading name of Circus Starr. For information on how to help support Circus Starr call 01260 288 690 or email info@circus-starr.co.uk or go to our website www. circus-starr.co.uk

Circus Starr Director Neville Wilson said “We are delighted with our programme for 2011 and launching as a Community Interest Company; this highlights our dedication to the UK’s communities and encompasses all the work we do with local essential charities and community groups. We are convinced this year will be a resounding success.”

Community Interest Companies · Community Interest companies (CIC) are a new type of limited company designed specifically for those wishing to operate for the benefit of the community rather than the benefit of the owners.

Audiences will be taken on a journey from the strolling minstrels and jesters of Medieval Times through the circus of our Victorian ancestors to the contemporary circus of the 21st Century. The magic of the circus ring is timeless, within this enchanted circle, time stands still or can go backwards or forwards in the blink of an eye. With music and costumes galore, Circus Starr will dramatically illustrate the ever changing mercurial evolution of one of the world’s most thrilling art forms. This is your chance to witness the sensational springboard acrobats from the amazing Julio Troupe from Bulgaria, combined with supreme aerialists from Kazakhstan, Trio Serik, who will be on hanging straps high in the roof of the traditional Big Top.

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· This means a CIC cannot be formed or used solely for the personal gain of a particular person, or group of people. · Circus Starr is limited by guarantee and has a statutory ‘Assets Lock’ to prevent the assets and profits being distributed, making it a true not for profit organisation. All profits that we make will go directly to the charities we work with. Blue Skies Hospital Fund – Blackpool Victoria Hospital – Children’s Ward · For more information please visit www.blueskieshospitalfund.org.uk

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Blackpool Junior Rugby Club

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take place on Sunday 4th September starting at 10-30am. We will be training every Sunday 10-30 till 12, and training on a Thursday will start on the We are situated on Fleetwood Road, just after 15th September at 6-30 till 8pm. Mossom Lane. Sunday 2nd October see’s the tag team, U9’s and We welcome boys and girls at the club and are U12’s playing away at Rossendale, this will be the first opportunity for all players to practice the skills always looking for new players. they have learnt against another team. Children can start playing rugby from the age of We are recruiting for new players and even if you 6 and continue to play right up to becoming an can’t make it for the 4th September players can adult where they can join the adult game at 18. still come down and register on the next training The rules change as the children grow up until session. they play on a full pitch and with full rules. 6 to 8 years play tag rugby. Tag rugby is a non contact game where the children have a belt on with a Velcro tag at either side. For a tackle to be made a tag must be pulled off and held in the air for the referee to see. There is no contact and no scrums at this age. Contact Rugby is played from 8 years and up.

If you would like to come and play come down on a Sunday and meet the coaches and players or give Simon a ring on 07980 320061 or visit our website; www.pitchero.com/clubs/blackpool for more information. As a club we welcome any firms getting involved with sponsor ship for kit, equipment, helping with the maintenance of the club.

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For the first time ever c.j. TAZZ will be doing a tour of Blackpool and the Fylde. We intend to join together the community by hosting these very special and fun, family evenings. The nights will be packed with fun, games and loads of entertainment from dance, drama, gymnastics, karate plus much more. On all of the evenings the main focus will be to raise as much money as possible for a charity very close to our hearts, TRINITY HOSPICE. We will be bringing together all the local people from each area to help raise money as well as supporting the village halls and theatres in the area and all the local people. We are asking all schools, groups, churches, nurseries and anybody in the area to support us at these events by coming along with your Mum, Dad, Nan, Grandad, next door neighbour or anyone who just simply wants a great night of entertainment whilst helping a well worthy cause. Tickets are just £7.50 for adults, £5 for children and you can buy a family ticket (2 adults 2 children) for just £20 this includes hot pot and brilliant live entertainment We want everyone talking about ‘The Tour with c.j. TAZZ’ before, during and after!!!

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ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS BLACKPOOL: meet at Independent Living Centre, 259 Whitegate Dr, Blackpool, FY3 9JL. 1pm - 3pm on the 3rd Monday of the month. Next meetings Sept 19th, Oct 17th, Nov 21st, Sep 19thFYLDE: meet at The United Reform Church, Bannister St. Lytham, FY8 5HP. 10am 12. Second Wednesday in the month.Next meetings Sept 14th, Oct 12th, Nov 9th, Dec 14thFor further information please contact Alison or Sharon at the local Dementia/ Alzheimers Office 01253 - 312893

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PARKINSON”S UK The monthly meeting of the Blackpool branch will take place at 7-30pm on Monday October 3rd at our new meeting venue, Cleveleys Park Methodist Church Hall, West Drive Cleveleys FY5 2BL.Further Information From Marjorie Fleming01253 868086 Email: marjoriefleming@talktalk.net Chris Whyham 01253 Forest Gate Baptist Church (near Stanley Park) Services 893571 Email: whyham@talktalk.net every Sunday at 10.45am and 6.30pm. For full details of other activities, please see our website Blackpool and the Fylde French Circle; Monday 26th www.fgbcblackpool.co.uk’ September - 8pm St Margaret’s Church Hall, Rowsley Road, St Annes; Presentation with slides on Egypt; NonSummer Special Concerts, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in members welcome; Enquiries 723265 or 724472. the months June to October 7th Sept Pilling Band, 21st Sept Melody Makers, 5th Oct Guardian Concert Band, Lung Cancer Support Group 19th Oct Frank Flynn BandAll at North Shore Methodist This meeting is for anyone affected by Lung Cancer. Church - Dickson Road Blackpool 7.30pm each They meet of the 1st Wednesday of each month at evening £4.00 including refreshments 1pm, Whitegate Resource Centre, 259 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool FY3 9JL. This group has nursing input. For Blackpool Victoria Hospital Walking Club further details contact Donna Sheridan on Telephone: Sunday 11th September. Horton in Ribblesdale. Pick 01772 647040 0r Mobile: 07508 375679 or e mail donna. ups St Annes – Blue Anchor and points in-between. sheridan@lsccn.nhs.uk Children welcome ring 346384. Hospice Fundraising Group We meet in the SHIPPON room at All Hallows Church Halls in Bispham the first Thursday of every month at 7.30pm. We are a lively bunch! Only a small team but we raise a lot! Last month we raised £2,500 for Trinity & Brian House. We organise fairs, bag packs, store collections, car boots, quiz nights, murder mysteries. We make crafts, bake cakes, face paint, do tombolas, raffles, dress up, do fetes...you name it! Call Sheila on 867276 for more information ANNIVERSARY CHARITY BALL 24 September at 7:30 pm, Hilton Hotel Blackpool North Promenade, Blackpool, United Kingdom Gill and Alan Payne are hosting a Charity Ball to celebrate their Silver (25th) Wedding Anniversary. 4 course meal / Drinks Reception / Entertainment / Diamond Raffle / Prize Draw / Dancing, it will be a great night out. Tickets: £26.00 per person / £47.00 per couple (saving £5.00) / Table of 10 only £225.00 (saving £35.00). Where else could you get all the above for that price! ALL PROFIT from the night will be going to our local Kidney patients charity - The Lancashire & South Cumbria Kidney Patients Association, run by kidney patients for kidney patients. We support this because Gill’s father suffered from kidney disease and the husband of a very good friend died from it. If anyone thinks they can’t attend but feels they could donate their services in any way or maybe a Prize for the Grand Draw we would be very grateful. The less we have

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This year’s MEMORY WALK to raise vital funds for the fight against DEMENTIA will take place on Sunday 18th Sept at the Model Village in Stanley Park 10.30 for 11am start. Details from the Alzheimers Local Office (see below)

Blackpool’s Fireworks Championships where the skies above Blackpool will once again light up this September as fabulous fireworks return to the resort.The event will gather together the crème de la crème of the world’s firework elite and promises a mouth-watering series of shows with jaw-dropping entertainment for all the family - and a great opportunity for visitors to take an extended weekend break. Build up will commence around 7.30pm Fireworks from approximately 8.30pm. All displays subject to suitable weather conditions. Friday 9th September GFA Pyro, Canada Friday 16th September Rohr, Germany Friday 23rd September Foti International, Australia Friday 30th September non competing closing ceremony exhibition display by Kimbolton Fireworks Blackpool Illuminations September 2nd - November 6th Have you seen them? The sort of spectacle that everyone should see at least once, Blackpool Illuminations enthral millions of visitors every year. The greatest free light show on earth has been a major part of Blackpool’s attraction since 1879 when they were described as ‘Artificial Sunshine’. The annual Festival of Light compliments the traditional Illuminations with a contemporary look at the concept of light and art working together to create entertainment. You can even get involved with some of the interactive installations designed to amuse and provoke thought.

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A Horrible Day in the Dungeon!

leeches as they wiggled under our seats and his screams were I’ve had a horrible day, shut in a dark room with curdling strangers, shouted at, had blood and guts sprayed on - so were me and finally been beheaded. That all went to plan then ours when for the preview at Blackpools newest Dungeon attraction! we were sprayed By 1 September, all eight of Merlins attractions will be with his blood and guts! open in Blackpool, including of course, the new Blackpool Dungeon which has been previewing this The Witches of Pendle Hill is a piece of Lancashire afternoon. history and this afternoon we met one of them - swinging The guests were met for their afternoon of terror at the brand new entrance at the back corner of the building. It’s a living a breathing attraction and the starring ghouls, torturers and spirits marched along the precinct banging their drums and chanting their spells to the delight of the hoards who instantly gathered to watch. Chief Judge read out the edict proclaiming the attraction open, and asked the witches to lead the way! Having your head chopped off by a stranger is an entertaining start to an afternoon, and it only got better, as a small group were led into the depths of the building, and into the darkness - to be greeted by the first in a line of weirdos with bad teeth! The black jester asked ‘Why does history keep repeating itself’ (answer, because no one listened the first time!) and he’s also got a natty line in songs and rhymes! Bundled into a cage we began the descent to hell, and through a series of rooms, corridors and doors, being jumped at by dead bodies, narrowly missing the emptying of the jerry through a window, and various other cold draughts and insults. The route is through history and the plague, the marauding Vikings and Saxons, the Civil War and nearby Skippool Creek with a bit of local historical fact thrown in for good measure. The nurse was particularly entertaining, although hopefully not available on the NHS! Pity the poor ‘volunteer’ strapped to the chair who had his buboes cured through removal of his insides. We felt his ills being cured with

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Blackpool Ice Twirlers Gala Performances The Arena at Pleasure Beach Blackpool has long been famous for hosting amazing ice shows including the much loved Hot Ice Show. Joining the line up of spectacular ice performances are The Blackpool Ice Twirlers who return for their biggest show yet this September!

Proceeds from the performances are donated to charities, with this year’s production supporting Woodlands School, a local charity helping children with learning difficulties. Last year’s The Blackpool Ice Twirlers are a team of young skaters who, over the past 13 years, have Gala was held in support of the “Help for performed at ice rinks nationally and in Europe Heroes” charity and raised over £3,700. With an giving spectacular ice performances showcasing extra two shows added to this year’s run it is their ability to not only perform intricate routines but hoped that the shows will raise a record breaking to also twirl batons, ribbons and poi at the same amount of money for the charity. time as skating. They have skated before Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean and even featured in a TV advert with Peter Kay!

Funds raised will help Woodlands School provide specialist equipment – the Acheeva Learning Station – which will greatly enhance The Gala Performances this year will feature skaters the learning experiences of a number of pupils in ranging from the age of 10 years upwards. Professional skaters such as Dancing on Ice skating school. For some, the only time they can stretch and move is when they are out of their star Katie Stainsby who partnered with Vanilla Ice wheelchair. The Acheeva Learning Station will also be joining the line up for a spectacle of enables a child to have this important freedom of glitz, glamour, fun and entertainment. movement not otherwise possible, whilst safely accessing the curriculum alongside their peers. The Blackpool Ice Twirlers Gala runs on Saturday 10th, 17th and 24th September at 4.30pm. So for a fantastic night out of live entertainment with proceeds helping a great local charity be sure to get your tickets for the Blackpool Ice Twirlers Gala Performances. Tickets are available from The Arena, Pleasure Beach Blackpool, over the phone on 0871 222 9090 or online at www.pleasurebeachresort.com/twirlers. Ticket prices: Adults £5.00 in advance £6.50 on the day Child/Seniors £2.50 in advance £3.50 on the day Family (2+2) £14.00 in advance £15.00 on the day

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