Freddie at launch
A THALIDOMIDE victim attended the launch of a new charity aimed at helping others like him.
Freddie Astbury, from Blacon, was at the launch of CLIMBS (Congenital Limbless and Impaired Mobility Benevolent Society) in Liverpool.
The charity has been started by fellow thalidomide victim Gary Skyner to help people who have lost limbs either through congenital deformity or trauma.
Supporting the Liverpool-based charity are actor Ricky Tomlinson from the BBC’s The Royle Family, TV medium Derek Acorah, snooker legend Dennis Taylor and former boxer John H Stracey.
THEATRETRAIN Schools in Chester, Wrexham and Mold are gearing up for their summers schools and holiday activities, to be held throughout August.
The themes for this year’s workshops are High School Musical and Hairspray.
Children taking part in the holiday programmes will enjoy classes in singing, dancing and acting and will stage a production for family and friends at the end of the week.
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THE latest milestone in a campaign to make Chester and Cheshire the first-choice destination for the UK’s leading conference planners and event organisers was unveiled this week.
Chester and Cheshire Conference Bureau has launched its new-look website, including a range of improvements designed to boost the site’s accessibility and its value to agents, organisations and venues.