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Hello and welcome to the May edition of LINK-Magazine. Here at LINK Towers we hope you’re all enjoying the first signs of summer. We can’t wait to get the gazebo out, BBQ fired up and the beer cooled; so let’s all keep our fingers crossed for some great weather across the Fylde Coast! Some of you may be taking advantage of the new warmth outside to finally get all those jobs done around the house. The good news is we have plenty of tradesmen inside this issue to help you do just that. Every man’s home is his castle, and there are a few knights in shining armour inside that can slay the DIY demons, and help you get your home sorted in time for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on 5 June. A once-in-a-year opportunity is nearly upon us too – the chance to safely walk out to the historic Wyre Light at Fleetwood. Join in the Wreck Trek 2012 on Saturday 2 June at 3pm, in aid of the RNLI; a great cause I’m sure you will agree. We’ve had over 500 entries to WIN TWO FREE tickets to watch McFly and The Wanted at Blackpool’s Festival Headline event. The winner for our FY7 edition was Rebecca Pilkington. Congratulations to the winners of last month’s competitions. John Wright won our Where Am I? Competition, so well done - £50 is on its way to you! Also, Martyn Smith won the James Jackson WIN Your MOT draw. A pat on the back to you both! Don’t forget, LINK-Magazine also offers competitive leaflet print and distribution for up to 96,000 homes and businesses across the Fylde Coast, as well as offering FREE What’s On listings for most local events. With a regular monthly magazine with over 19 pages of content this month we are much more than just an ad mag. LINK-Magazine is your local community & business directory.


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Whether you’re looking for something sleek and modern or rustic and traditional, Blackpool’s number one fireplace showroom has something for everybody. Gas World know that your home is your pride and joy, and its staff will ensure that you go home with the best choice to complement your home to make it a perfect addition. Gas World’s own fitters will then take care of your installation, usually in just one day. By using a reputable firm such as Gas World, you can be assured of quality workmanship and customer service every time.

Listening to their customers’ needs and demands, the company opened a bathroom showroom five years ago. Gas World supply and install bathrooms, including full revamps – removing old bathrooms and replacing them with beautiful news ones, including plastic ceilings, lighting, tiling etc. And, due to public demand, Gas World will open its new store – Cleveleys Tile Centre – this month. Running alongside Gas World, it will stock a large selection of bathroom, kitchen and floor tiles, adhesives, grouts and trims. What’s more, you can come and pick your tiles and take them home with you, or arrange for a home delivery. Determined to offer the best range in the county, staff can also order tiles in for you so you have the perfect look for your home.

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Last month Gerrards launched their newly opened, “GALLERY CAFÉ” and local artists were invited to exhibit their work free of charge, with a nominal commission whenever an item was sold. The response has been excellent, with various artists from all over the Fylde area, bringing their paintings and art work to be displayed on the café walls. There is a wide range of styles, techniques and subject matter, that makes this a most interesting collection of local art. We are now looking forward to having more artists bringing their work for display.

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Fleewood News

What’s happening in Fleetwood? At last, April sees the unveiling of the brand new Visit Fleetwood website! It’s linked to Visit Cleveleys and Poulton, plus five new other sites for across the coast, so if you like Fleetwood then you need to have a look and keep watching – for all the latest! There are lots of exciting things happening all over Fleetwood, not least of all with the return of the trams at the launch event on 3rd April and Fleetwood Towns promotion to the Football League, decided by their draw with Wrexham. At Rossall Point the steelwork has started to go up and you can see from the shape that the new lookout tower is going to be an impressive landmark. If you look at the new website you’ll see photos and a sneak preview inside the new Health and Wellbeing Centre on the Dock. Wow, that’s an impressive facility and will make health care much better for everyone in the area.


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Fleetwood & Cleveleys Lions Club 2012 Swimarathon Fleetwood and Cleveleys Lions Club held their annual Swimarathon at Fleetwood Swimming baths on Saturday 17th March. A total of 16 teams took part to raise money for the Blackpool Victoria Cardiac Unit. A total of £2800 was pledged, which given the hard times many people are facing was a super amount. Most of the teams taking part have supported us for many years. There were 2 Teams from the Fleetwood Air cadets; 2 teams from Blackpool Victoria Maternity Unit, 3 teams from Hesketh House; The Fleetwood Royalettes;


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Royal Funk a local Dance school; 2 teams from.the Nautical College. An ex Lion aged mid 70’s and his great grandchildren; 2 teams from our Lion Club, one of them had great grandma, grandma, daughter and granddaughter (4 generations); a ladies team called Lipstick and Tiara; a men’s team that completed 91 laps, not a record. It was an absolutely wonderful event which everybody enjoyed that made for a super atmosphere. I can’t thank the teams and their sponsors enough. Lion Stuart Gratrix Event Organiser

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and are experienced leisure time divers who are well aware of the vital service the RNLI provides for mariners. In fact they like life afloat so much they live on a houseboat moored near Ormskirk and spend their leisure time cruising Lancashire’s canal network when work commitments permit.

Masons who belong to Anchorsholme Lodge which meets at West Drive, Cleveleys, Masonic Hall have raised funds to help the RNLI and Fleetwood lifeboat in particular.

Earlier this year the Boyntons attended the service of unveiling the memorial dedicated to the men who were lost in the Morecambe Bay helicopter tragedy. Steve Potton who piloted the downed helicopter was a fellow Mason who attended a Fleetwood lodge. The memorial also pays tribute to the bravery of the Fleetwood lifeboat men who were involved on that fatal night which prompted Cliff to choose the RNLI to support.

The immediate past master of the lodge Cliff Boynton and his wife Joyce made the trip to Fleetwood lifeboat station to hand over a cheque for £300. The donation to the lifeboat formed part of a total package of £900 worth of financial assistance for local good causes chosen by Cliff to mark his year in office, with the other beneficiaries being Donna’s Dream House in Blackpool and Brian House Children’s Hospice. Funding came from social events held by the lodge.

Paul and Roy thanked Cliff and Joyce for Anchorsholme Lodge’s donation and assured them that it would be put to very good use.

Cliff and Joyce made a whistle stop tour of his chosen local charities finishing their trip at Fleetwood. There they were met by Paul Ashworth coxswain of Fleetwood lifeboat and RNLI treasurer Roy Lyons who gave the couple a tour round the station’s facilities and they saw and heard about the lifeboats which operate from Fleetwood.

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EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN MAY This month brings us Pentecost, when tongues of flame descended on the Disciples and they could speak to everyone, in any language, and be readily understood, and they were directed to take the Good News of Jesus throughout the world. During this month Fleetwood Churches Together will be holding a Service of celebration, during which the new Chair will be installed, followed by a “Feast of Nations” to which you are all invited. More about this later. Friday May 4th – St. Paul’s Church Hall, Warren Avenue South – COFFEE MORNING & BOOK SALE – 10.00am to 12.00noon. Free admission. Reverend Tountas will be leading a Prayer & Bible Reading Session from 9.45am if you would like to arrive a little earlier and join in.

Sunday May 27th – Trinity Baptist Church, Poulton Road – PENTECOST SERVICE – 4.00pm followed by FEAST OF NATIONS – 5.00pm. Do come and enjoy a colourful Service, with flags of nations and people wearing different National Dress, during which Bill Wright, Deacon at St. Mary’s will be inducted as chair of Fleetwood Churches Together for the next 2 years. Following which there will be an excellent meal, with samples of food from many different countries and regions in Britain, and the chance of some wonderful fellowship.

AS ALWAYS – there are regular COFFEE MORNINGS at St. Peter’s, Lord Street, every Tuesday and Friday from 9.30 to approximately 3.00pm. When you’re down town, or at the market, why not pop in for a brew and a toasted teacake. You can be sure of a very warm welcome. The Christian Bookstall has Friday May 4th– Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood now reopened – cards for all occasions are available. Road – COFFEE MORNING – 10.30am to 12.00noon. Do come and browse. Orders can be taken. You are all most welcome. If you need a period of And quiet and solitude, the Church will be open and BREAKING BREAD, every Tuesday at 12.00noon at available. St. David’s Hall. A fabulous meal, in great company, for just £3.00. Can’t be bad! Do come and see for Wednesday May 16th – United Reformed Church yourself. Why not come earlier and join in the Service Hall, Dronsfield Road – COFFEE MORNING – 10.30am to 12.00noon. Do come along. It’s just 50p first at 11.30am. to get in which includes refreshments. Once there, And there is so much to do – RAFFLE, “BRING & BUY”, WEDNESDAY CLUB, every Wednesday, at St. BOOKS, not to mention the “NEW TO YOU” shop, Wulstan’s Green Hut, Poulton Road, from 2.00pm selling clothes, collectables and craft work. to 4.00pm. A great “cuppa”, and a game of Bingo if Thursday May 17th – St. Nicholas Rooms, Broadway – COFFEE MORNING – 10.00am to 11.15am. Everyone will be made very welcome. Friday May 25th - Trinity Baptist Church, Poulton Road – MONTHLY LUNCHEON – 12.00noon to 1.30pm. Come and enjoy a good meal in excellent company, and, by your donation help support Fisherman’s Mission and another charity. This is a great period of fellowship, which is thoroughly enjoyed by all. Come and see for yourself. You will be most welcome. Sunday May 27th – Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road – BREAKFAST AT TRINITY – 9.30am to 10.30am. A one hour session so packed with activities for young people from age 5 to age 12, and they get their breakfast too. Sounds absolutely brilliant!! Sunday May 27th – St. David’s Hall, Larkholme Lane/ Fleetwood Road – CAUSEWAY WORSHIP – from 3.00pm. A rewarding afternoon for people with difficulties, and their carers, to share in a session of activity and fun, in a caring Christian environment, which is specially designed for their needs. Extra, committed assistance would be wonderful. If you

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• Fleetwood Spiritualist Church 5, Oak St, Fleetwood. Sundays 6.30 pm: Divine Service Mondays 7.30 pm: Spiritual Healing Tuesdays 7.30 pm: Open Circle SPECIAL Tuesday 8 May at 7.30pm Roy Forman of Rochdale • Fleetwood Camera Club We warmly welcome anyone interested in traditional photography and digital imaging. We give advice on all aspects of photography. We hold internal competitions and take part in external ones too. Photographic Group - alternate Wednesdays. Travel Group - alternate Mondays. Both groups meet at 7.30pm for a 7.45 start at the Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road The cost for guests is £2 per session • Dementia & Alzheimers Support Group - Wyre We meet at Cleveleys Park Methodist Church, West Dr, Cleveleys, FY5 2BQ. 10am - 12.00 first Thurs of the month. 5th April, 3rd May, 7th June. For further info contact Alison or Sharon at the local Dementia/Alzheimers Office 01253 - 312893 • Events at Fleetwood Library April 28th 10.15am-3.15pm The Lancashire Adult College are hosting an Olympic Event at the Library, including free face painting and prepare to be amazed by a magician. The Games Club will not run on that Saturday. May 8th: 2.15pm-3.15pm The Adult Reading Group are meeting to discuss ‘Pratt à Manger ‘ by David Nobbs. All welcome. Join us for an informal chat over coffee to discuss this month’s book. May 14th: 3.45pm- 4.45pm The 12 UP reading group will be meeting. May 21st: 3.45pm-4.45pm Chatterbooks reading group for 8 to 11 year olds. Discussing ‘The One and Only Ivan’ by Katherine Applegate and making Gorilla crafts. May 22nd: 11.45am- 12.15pm Our regular Baby Bounce and Rhyme session will be held at the Sure Start Centre at Flakefleet. Join us for all your favourite songs and rhymes. Regular Events: Mondays in May: Go On beginners IT classes (by appointment only) 10am-12pm. Please contact the Library for more details and to book an appointment. Wednesdays in May: Toddler Rhyme Time. 10.30am – 11.00am. Join in with fun, action rhymes and enjoy a short story. Thursdays in May: Story Time. 2.15pm – 2.45pm. Story times for toddlers and pre-school children. Enjoy stories and lots of fun activities.

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• 1st Fleetwood Scouts Scout Hut, St. John’s Ave, Fleetwood 1st Fleetwood Scout Group is open to both boys and girls and meets on Mon, Tues & Wed nights. Monday is Cub Scouts aged 8-10 years Section Leader Tracy Douglas, Tuesday is Beaver Scouts aged 6-8 Section Leader Julie Winterbottom and Scouts is Wednesday aged 10-14 years Section Leader is Clare May. Camping, Hiking, climbing, backwoods cooking, trips out, IT, DIY, to name just a few activities. There are loads of badges and awards the children can work towards gaining, to suit all ages, interests and capabilities. Contact: Belinda Armstrong Tel: 877818. Email: • 1301 (FY7) Squadron, Air Training Corps Grange Road, Fleetwood FY7 8BH. Tel: 01253 870493 (Tues & Thurs only) Time: 7 - 9.15pm Tues & Thurs. Age: 13-20. A variety of opportunities are on offer to the cadets including flying, gliding, Adventurous Training, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, sports, overseas camps plus many more.The organisation is staffed by Adult Volunteers and we are always looking for interested adults from the local community to join us. Contact: Flt Lt Kath Lane E-mail: • Army Cadets Preston Street, Fleetwood. Tel: 01772 717078 Time: Mon & Weds 7-9pm (turn up on Night) Age: (Year 8) 12-18 yrs 9 months Cost: Free 4-6 trial period followed by £10 enrolment fee (to cover insurance) and you will receive a free uniform. Group run by Adult Volunteers • Bulldogs Display Team We undertake Display’s for Local Charity’s, Summer Fair’s, Hambleton Steam Fair, Tram Sunday, Chipping Steam Fair and many other local events where we can help by organising a display to help raise monies. We are seeking members from the age of 6-18 years of age who would like to be involved with our group with training in the winter months to undertake displays in the summer months. Tel: 01253 341956 Email: Web:

• Cafe 3one6 (Youth Cafe Night) 208 Lord Street, Fleetwood. Tel: 873098 Time: 7 - 9pm Every other Friday Next one: 2nd, 16th Dec. Hot free drinks • Emmanual Church Youth Club Coming in Cafe 3one6 for details • Mount Methodist & Trinity Methodist Time: Twice each month, Sunday Evening. Please ring 01253 874404 for more info • Milton Youth & Community Centre (Fleetwood Youth Club) Milton Youth & Community Centre, Blakiston Street, Fleetwood FY7 6QW. Time: Tues, Thurs 7 - 9.30pm Fri 6 - 8.30pm. Age: 13 yr -19yrs . Fleetwood Youth Club has all the usual youth club activities like pool, table tennis, cooking, gaming and games including X Box. Bike clubs and much more. We also offer youth advice. Contact: Brian Wood Email: Phone: 01253 775100 Activity Costs: Per session fee Cost for young people: £0.20 • The Mount Taekwondo Club Thursdays 17:25 to 19:00 St Nicholas’ Church, Community Hall, Broadway, Fleetwood. Try Taekwondo, Challenge Yourself!! Keep Fit, Have Fun and Learn Self Defence. Mixed Class open to all ages from 6/7 upwards, Subs £10 per month, family discounts available. Just turn up on the night. • Fleetwood Sea Cadets Princes Way, Fleetwood, Lancs, FY7 8PG Tel: 01253 771866 Email: Time: 7 - 9.15pm Tues & Fri Age: 10-18 yrs. Fleetwood Sea Cadets are part of a nationwide voluntary uniformed youth organisation, open to all young people aged 12 to 18. The Marine Cadets is for young people aged 13 to 18 and has a Junior Sections open to those of 10 to 12 years of age. It is Britain’s most successful nautical organisation for the development of young people with Units run by enthusiastic adult volunteers. • St. Peters & St. Davids Youth Club St. Davids Hall, Fleetwood.Time: Every Thursday 7-9pm Age: 8 -13 yrs. Cost: £1 per child which includes a drink and packet of crisps. Pick up service available from Chaucer school at 6.50pm (must ring Father John to arrange pick up 876176). Activities include snooker, table tennis, football & more!

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• Trinity Baptist Church 206 Poulton Road, Fleetwood, FY7 7LB Time: Every Thursday evening school term time only, 5 - 6.30pm. Age: 5-14 or early teens. We have lots of activities on the Thursday, including football, crafts & cookery. In school holidays, trips out are arranged, and a holiday club is set-up during the last week. For further information please contact Audrey Doyle on 01253 875618. • Tommy’s YMCA Lofthouse Building Lofthouse Building, London Street, Fleetwood Opening Hours: One year membership £2.00 then 50 pence per night. Monday & Wednesday: Seniors Year 7 and above 6:45pm - 9:30pm. Tuesday & Thursday: Juniors Year 5 and above 5:45pm -7:45pm. Boxing sessions: Monday to Thursday Juniors 5:30pm - 6:30pm Seniors 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Requires additional Membership). Please visit our website for full details of the many facilities we have on offer.

to 12 year old Hannah Roe when she came 2nd in the strenuous 200m butterfly race. 12 year old Ciara Barcock gained two 4th places in 800m and 400m freestyle, matched by Thomas Manning in the 100m fly event. Other Lancashire competition swimmers were Tommy Humphries, 12, Kirsty Swarbrick, 12, Emma Wellard, 13, Scott Clarkson, 14, and Beth Humphries 13, joined by first time qualifiers 9 year olds Alex Jones and Lily Evans. Tommy, Kirsty, Emma, Ciara and Hannah now face the challenge of the regional events in Manchester over two weekends in June. Thomas Manning and Hannah Roe are pictured below celebrating their success with their team mates. Fleetwood Swimming Club certainly has its share of very talented youngsters!

• Youth Bus Martindale Park near to Chatsworth Avenue Time: Every Friday evening between 6pm and 8pm. It has a wide range of activities for them to become involved with, DJ’ing equipment, large screen computer games etc. • Fleetwood All Stars Disability Club Fleetwood Sports College, Broadway, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 8HE Tel: 01253 681766 | Email: Fleetwood All Stars Disability Club for leisure activities for children aged between 8 and 16 years. We aim to provide an activity club for children and young people with disabilities. • FY7 and District Amateur Swimming Club Keen young swimmers should come along to Fleetwood YMCA Swimming Pool, The Esplanade, Fleetwood on Monday or Wednesday evenings from 6.3 pm. to 7.30pm for a free trial, speak to the coach on the pool. Or at Poulton YMCA Pool, Breck Road, Poulton on Tuesdays 6.00pm to 7.00pm For info on the club please see website.

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• Fleetwood Gym Football Team Training Times Under 6’s Saturdays 10am King Georges (Outside) and Mondays 5-6 Fleetwood High School (Inside) £3 a week Under 7’s Saturdays 10 am King Georges (Match or Training) and Mondays 6-7 Fleetwood High School (Inside) Under 8’s Saturdays 10 am Match or Training and Tuesday 5-6 and Thursday 6-7 at Fleetwood High School (Outside) Under 9’s League Games Saturdays 10am and Tuesdays 6-8 at Fleetwood High School (Inside) Under 10’s League Game Saturdays and Monday 6-7 at Fleetwood High School (Outside) Under 11’s League Game Sunday and Training Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7-8pm at Fleetwood High School (Outside) Under 12’s League Games Sundays, Training Monday 6-7 and Wednesday 7-8 at Fleetwood High School (Outside) Under 13’S League Games Sunday and Training Thursdays 6-7 at Fleetwood High School (Outside) Under 14’s Yellows and Blues League

• Fleetwood Kite Club - Land & Sea Anything kites, beach and recreational related, action packed,fun and friendly atmosphere. During the winter months we meet every other Saturday between 1pm3pm and during the summer months our club flyin’s run on every other Wednesday evening 6pm-8pm.0795 643 8805 Email Phil-fkc@

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Masons help Tommy’s youth club boxer Jane Couch, the ‘Fleetwood Assassin’, who Masons from the Fylde made a visit to Fleetwood to local youth club Tommy’s to see the extremely good use that the club was making of a laptop computer supplied by the Mark Masons’ Charities Fund. Local Mason Jimmy Rogers made a request for funding from the Mark Charities Fund for Tommy’s when he received a request from the club that they were in dire need of a laptop computer to help the youngsters who meet at the club with their activities. Jimmy is well aware of the valuable work the trustees of Tommy’s do within the club for local youngsters and its aims and objectives.

trained under Tommy Norton MBE after whom the club is named, went on to gain fame worldwide. One of the uses the laptop is put is to visually record the young boxers in action and the playback helps them develop their skills. Tommy Norton, youth worker Jed Sullivan and Stewart Walker, chair of the trustees of Tommy’s were on hand to explain to their visitors many of the activities and the development of social skills which take place within the club, at away trips to other centres and by the club’s interaction with Fleetwood schools.

Jimmy felt that it was a project worth supporting and the Mark Mason’s Charity agreed by providing the £330 required for the laptop. Tommy’s, or Fleetwood Club for Young People, provides a safe haven for Fleetwood youngsters to take part in a whole variety of activities ranging from sport to dance, pool to cooking, movie-making to beauty classes; all under the supervision of well trained staff and volunteers who guide them towards responsible citizenship. One of the activities for which the club, founded as Fleetwood Gym in 1894, is renowned is boxing. Young boxers who have trained at the club have gone on to make their mark in the sport or have simply learned the disciplines required. Female


Games Sundays and Training Wednesdays 8-9 at Fleetwood High (Outside) All Fleetwood Gym teams subs are only £4 a week and each player recieves a FREE Playing Kit, Training Kit and Tracksuit. To play in a Fleetwood Gym Team then contact Club Secretary Barry Whittaker on 07775928332 or see www.fleetwoodgym


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Making their mark at the ringside are the visiting Masons to Tommy’s with some of the young boxers. Visitor John Forster takes it on the chin.

Stewart, on thanking Jimmy and his colleagues on behalf of the club, said that the Mason’s generosity would take its place on Tommy’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ feature which lists the names of the benefactors of the club on individual bricks.

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A fundraising appeal to get a 3-year-old from Fleetwood life-changing Cerebral Palsy treatment in America received a boost this week when it was announced that national charity, Caudwell Children, had come on board to support their fundraising. Like most boys his age Kai has a dream, but unlike other boys Kai’s dream is to be able to run around and play with his brothers and sisters. To most 3-yearolds this would be achievable but Kai’s short life has been blighted by the painful effects of Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy, which causes tightness and pains in his legs leaving him unable to walk unaided.

Kai and his mum Caron

But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for Kai as a treatment called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), which involves cutting some of the sensory nerve fibres that come from the muscles and enter the spinal cord, is available. This procedure combined with intensive post-operative physiotherapy will allow Kai to take the first steps he has dreamed of. Kai will undergo the operation at St Louis Hospital, Missouri and so the family are now on a mission to raise the £58,000 needed for the treatment and Caudwell Children have joined the campaign to help and support them. Kai’s mum Caron said: “We desperately need to raise this money so that Kai can gain the independence that he craves. As a mother I would love to be able to see all my children running and playing outside together, but without this operation this may never happen.” “We know that raising £58,000 is going to take a lot of hard work and dedication but, like any parents we will do whatever we can to help our son and really hope that people will support us in raising the funds needed to allow him to have the life he dreams of.” “Having the support of Caudwell Children takes a weight off my mind as they will manage the money and organise everything on my behalf when the time comes for Kai to go to America.” Helping Kai’s family raise the money for the operation are national charity, Caudwell Children, who support families caring for sick and disabled children. Caudwell Children CEO, Trudi Beswick, commented: “Over the last two years we have helped over 20 families fundraising to get this truly life-changing treatment for their children. We really believe in the difference the SDR treatment can make to a child’s life and want to help in any way we can to get Kai over to St Louis.” With over 12 years experience in fundraising, the Charity hope to support Kai’s family by helping with marketing events and using their contacts to approach local Foundations.

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Willow Garden Project

Tel: 07807 743800 (Pamela Laird) Tel: 07580 001434 (Paula Ireland) The money raised from the sponsored walk back in February has enabled us to get the footings and the concrete base in place as well as the shuttering for the paths donated by PH Timbers LTD.

The fundraising day on Easter Monday was a great success, we had a great response from the public on the day, despite the wet weather we raised just over £700! We would like to thank the Stewards Ian and Karen at FCC for all their help and support along with Lancashire adult learning Tutors Donna and Liz who put on nail art and flower arranging at no cost which the children enjoyed as well as the bouncy castle that king of the bouncing castles donated, it was great to have the support from local people they were all amazing. We have been granted £500 from the Green Partnership Award LCC for tools and equipment along with the professional support from the environmental projects officer LCC Julie Paton who has visited the site and thinks its great! Julie has organized a professional designer to work with us on the willow garden project.

Kai's new legs appeal and Fleetwood food bank. Asda have a community conference room that we and others in the community can use for meetings etc they have also expressed their keen interest in supporting us on the project with volunteers. Blackpool CVS are going to help us set up a website in the near future then the public can follow the projects development. We all get so excited when another stage gets completed it makes all our efforts worth while. We are just waiting to hear from the lottery funding to see if we've been successful with our application so we can go ahead with the log cabin. We welcome volunteers and any donations of aromatic plants and soft fruit bushes would be a great help.

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Global Renewable Recycling plant donated 7 tonnes of compost for the raised beds how fantastic is that! Hesketh Press Printers and Colour Banners are continuing to sponsor the project through promotional material they have both been really supportive. BP oil company have made a cash donation which will bring us one step closer to the project being up and running soon. Asda of Fleetwood have put the willow garden project forward for their community life promotions for the next two month along with


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Wesham Road Runners invites you to take part in the. . .

SOTOS 10K & 2K FUN RUN To raise money for The Emily-May Fund for Sotos

24th June 2012

Fun Run 10.20am

Main Race 11.00am

Event held under UKA rules. Race permit applied for.

PRIZES -10k Only 1-6 Men & 1-6 Ladies Men Vets 35-75 Ladies Vets 35-70 Men’s & Ladies’ Teams

One prize per person (except team)



Parking, changing & refreshments available

£8.00 attached £10.00 unattached £2.00 extra on race day

Fast, flat, one lap course in Fleetwood

* * Tech T-Shirt to all 10K finishers * * * * Medal to all Fun Run finishers * *

Fun Run £2.50


The Sotos 10k is gratefully supported and sponsored by:


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Fleetwood Museum News Fleetwood Museum re-opened as scheduled on April 3rd. Weeks of work by dozens of volunteers saw the building looking its best but with some gallery displays only being completed an hour before opening! Early visitors have already commented about the newly displayed showcases in the Deep Sea Fishing and Fleetwood Docks galleries and the excellent work done on the large scale model of the docks. It is hard to believe that this summer will mark the 30th anniversary of the last Fleetwood based deep sea trawler to land a catch in the port. When Jacinta landed a catch in the Fish Dock in July 1982, few local residents thought it would mark the end of an era. Fortunately Jacinta is back with us as a heritage trawler and available for public inspection in the Fish Dock. Fleetwood is lucky to have its great deep sea fishing days on display in Fleetwood Museum and on Jacinta. Another part of our fishing heritage is the Victorian Fishing Smack, Harriet, built in the Singleton Yard alongside the lock pits in Fleetwood in 1893. Until 1975 this much loved vessel continued to fish out of Fleetwood before she spent more than 20 years as a recreation and holiday center at Millom. Since her return to Fleetwood in August 1998, she has been stored at the Museum and for the past three years has formed the centrepiece of a fishing and dockland display. For the 2012 season Harriet and surrounding displays will be on display daily at 12noon . Guides, including a number of ex fishermen will be available to take visitors to the historic vessel. Later in the summer we will be adding to the displays in the Harriet hall ,adding information panels on ship and boatbuilding in Fleetwood and on William Stoba, the renowned designer and foreman builder who worked for Gibson’s, Liver and Wilding and eventually Armours. Thursday May 10th will see the latest in the series of museum afternoon talks, when Ted Lightbown will speak about the Development of the Blackpool Winter Gardens at 2pm. The talk will be superbly illustrated with pictures from the excellent personal collection of the speaker who is also the honorary archivist for the Winter Gardens. The Museum Friends will hold their monthly Coffee Morning on Wednesday 30th May starting at 10.30am. Childrens Craft sessions will be held during Whitsun half term and bookings can be made on 876621. Dick Gillingham (Press Liaison)

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Fleetwood Jokes & Comments Sent In

A bloke starts his new job at the zoo and is given three tasks. First is to clear the exotic fish pool of weeds. As he does this a huge fish jumps out and bites him. To show who is boss, he beats it to death with a spade. Realising his employer won’t be best pleased he disposes of the fish by feeding it to the lions, as lions will eat anything. Moving on to the second job of clearing out the Chimp house, he is attacked by the chimps who pelt him with coconuts. He swipes at two chimps with a spade killing them both.. What can he do? Feed them to the lions, he says to himself, because lions eat anything..

I don’t think you understand. Does either of you have a real grudge? No, we have carport, and not need one. I mean what are your relations like? All my relations still in Poland . Is there any infidelity in your marriage? We have hi-fidelity stereo and DVD player. Does your wife beat you up? No, I always up before her. Why do you want this divorce? She going to kill me. What makes you think that? I got proof. What kind of proof? She going to poison me. She buy a bottle at drugstore and put on shelf in bathroom. I can read English pretty good, and it say: ~~~Polish Remover~~~ ................................................................................

He hurls the corpses into the lion enclosure.


He moves on to the last job which is to collect honey from the South American Bees.. As soon as he starts he is attacked by the bees. He grabs the spade and smashes the bees to a pulp. By now he knows what to do and shovels them into the lions cage because lions eat anything.

As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world, I rapidly realized that I don’t really give a hoot. It’s the tortoise life for me!

Later that day a new lion arrives at the zoo. He wanders up to another Lion and says “What’s the food like here?”

2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat.

1. If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.

3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years. The lions say: “Absolutely brilliant, today we had Fish & Chimps with Mushy Bees”.

4. A tortoise doesn’t run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years.

................................................................................ The Polish Divorce And you tell me to exercise?? I don’t think so. A Polish man moved to the USA and married an American girl. Although his English was far from perfect, they got along very well. One day he rushed into a lawyer’s office and asked him if he could arrange a divorce for him. The lawyer said that getting a divorce would depend on the circumstances, and asked him the following questions:

I’m retired. Go around me!

Have you any grounds? Yes, an acre and half and nice little home. No, I mean what is the foundation of this case? It made of concrete.


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Hello Following on from the massive crackdown on drug dealing within Fleetwood in February, known as Operation Nimrod, the first of the court cases are starting to be heard. Sarah McKinstry appeared in court and pleaded guilty to the offences. She has been jailed for 2 years and 8 months. Detective Chief Inspector Vicki Evans, Lancashire Constabulary, said: “We are committed to taking class A drugs off our streets. Most burglaries, car crime and robberies are carried out to fund a drug habit and this brings misery to the lives of law abiding residents.

bring with them. “It is unusual in that it also offers help to those who have drug habits and seeks to move them away from their dependency.”

On a different subject altogether, the names of the three winners from our ‘Be Safe Be Seen – Lock it or Lose it’ campaign can now be revealed. They are Daisy Elliot class 3C, Abby-Rose Clarke class 4S, both from Larkholme Primary School and Morgan Murray class 6W at Shakespeare School. They are currently selecting their bikes and safety wear from our local bike shop. PC Ian Lester said “The kids from all primary schools in Fleetwood produced some high class posters to help get the message across. “We “Operation Nimrod is an will use the three winning posters intelligence-led operation that as part of a campaign to help targets drug crime across the promote road safety and crime force and in this instance has prevention advice over the coming involved months of evidence 12 months.” Well done to you all gathering on alleged drug dealing – look out for your posters about in and around Fleetwood.” town!! She said “Operation Nimrod is a long-term approach to tackling drugs and the problems they

Finally, if you have any information or concerns, you can contact us at your PACT meetings, by phone on 101, or if you prefer to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. All ward areas have a single PACT meeting, just prior to the Fleetwood Town Council meeting at The North Euston Hotel, on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm until 6:45pm. This is a ‘drop in’ event and your local Neighbourhood Team will be available to discuss with you personally any issues you may have. Feel free to call in and see us. Thankyou PS Dan Whitaker

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