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Can You Help? Yes, You Can!
There are thousands of people in our local area, and almost as many ways in which
any or all of you can do your bit to help improve life for some or all of those thousands.
On this page we will list some of those opportunities as they are notified to us.
If you can help, at all, please do - apart from the good it does, there is a great
deal of personal satisfaction to be gained! If you have a project which might benefit
from being listed here, please contact our Secretary. Click on the quill below, to
send a message!
Forthcoming sessions for Blood Donors are:
1.45pm to 3.45pm and 5.00pm to 7.00pm
Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Tuesday 14th February 2017
Whatever else happens, there is ALWAYS a need for blood, to save the lives of those
needing operations, or injured in accidents. Giving blood is easy and painless, and
most people will qualify as donors.
In Ainsdale, you can give blood on the dates listed at left. Sessions are held at
St John Stone’s Parish Centre
7 Sandbrook Way
Ainsdale PR8 3RN
First-time donors should be within the age range of 17-65, but once you have been
checked and accepted, there is then no upper age limit. For more information, click
HERE to go to www.blood.co.uk
So, please don’t just assume that someone else will do this important job, go to
the donation sessions listed, and donate. The next person needing blood might be
Ainsdale Railway Station
Those of you who frequent the rail journey from Southport to Liverpool will have
seen the new planting of the flower troughs at Ainsdale Station and the additional
hayracks on the fences.
These have been done by the Society with a grants from Merseyrail and Pontins.
Unfortunately some of the plants have already been removed by persons unknown and
some others have been broken by people sitting on the troughs.
If you are at Ainsdale Station and you seen these troughs and baskets being vandalised,
we would appreciate it if you would notify the station staff.
The troughs have been impregnated with special oil and sometimes it is enough to
tell the unsocial persons sitting on them about this – they usually quickly get off!
We hope that you get a lot of pleasure seeing the flowers – they are there for your
Ainsdale Community Garden
As you will see when you are in the village, the Community Garden is now looking
really lovely. We at Ainsdale Village Church are truly grateful for the help and
support we have received from the community during the time it has taken to turn
the dream of a community garden into a reality. Now, of course, it has to be maintained
and to this end we propose to hold Community Gardening Mornings on Tuesdays and Saturdays
each week from 10.30 am. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available to hungry
gardeners and you can either bring your own garden tools or we can supply them. We
are hoping that these mornings will prove sociable and fun – a chance for Ainsdale
residents to get together and do something useful as well. It really is your community
garden, to be enjoyed by all, so please help in any way you can. An hour every so
often will make a big difference. If you need more information, please contact the
Society via our feedback form by clicking on the quill.
If you would like to send us a message, please click on the quill, and we will take
you to our feedback form.
Abbeyfield are currently looking for additional volunteers to help improve the lives
of our older fellow-citizens who live in their properties. Whatever role you take
up - trustee, befriender, events co-ordinator, driver, administrator, marketing assistant
- directly impacts on the lives of older people. At the same time, it offers volunteers
opportunities to have fun, to gain new skills, knowledge and experience, meet new
people and make new friends, while doing something great for your community.
If you are interested, please contact John or Dianne at the Abbeyfield office on
01704 541560 (you may get to meet their answering machine if the folks are out!)
of via email, facebook or twitter. Details of these addresses can be found on their
leaflet. Just hover your cursor over the image at the left to see a larger version.