Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 at 14:31:43
Filed under: Charity, Fundraising
Hearing about the horrors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh was the moment a former Priestley College realised urgent changes are needed in the fashion industry.
Charlotte Instone, from Lymm, watched the TV with shock as the media reported on the more than 1,130 garment workers who were crushed to death under eight stories of concrete when the building collapsed in 2013. The 20-year-old said: "I was inspired to become involved in ethical fashion when I saw the atrocities that happened with Rana Plaza.
"It horrified me that things I am buying on the high street, people are losing their lives for, children and girls my age. We need to start understanding that as consumers, our choices matter."
Determined to make a difference, Charlotte, who is in her third year at London College of Fashion studying buying and merchandising, has organised two fashion shows in the capital to raise awareness of the very best of ethical fashion.
The aim of the event was to educate people into what they are buying on the high street, to encourage change and to raise money to help poverty stricken countries.
She said: "If we were to start buying the one per cent fair trade cotton on the high street, it would create demand and retailers would start supplying ethical alternatives. I wanted to let others know about what they can do and where they can shop to make a difference."
Although Charlotte has no plans to organise another ethical fashion show in the near future, her mission to bring radical changes is still ongoing.
She said: "The whole aim is now to move the story on and equip people with why and what it looks like to shop ethically. I will be running a conference at the end of the year, with visionary expert speakers from around the UK and US.
"I am working on a business start-up at the moment that I will be launching when I graduate. It will allow consumers to shop ethically, without having to compromise on price or style."
Charlotte's Priestley textiles tutor Emma Lingard added: “Charlotte impressed us all at Priestley and it is no surprise that she has gone on to make a real difference."
Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 at 10:36:32
Filed under: Announcements, Sports, Crime
A con woman who stole £20,000 from Lymm children's football team has been jailed after trying to get job as teacher. A fraudster who ripped off a junior football team in Lymm has been jailed after forging a security check to try and get a job in education.
Sheryl Ingham - also known as Cheryl Lee - attempted to change a letter that alerted recruiters at a teaching agency in Leeds to a criminal conviction.
That conviction related to an appearance at Warrington Crown Court in September last year, when Ingham admitted stealing more than £21,969.55 from Lymm Piranhas Junior Football Club. As voluntary treasurer, the defendant paid 29 cheques from the club into her own bank account.
Ingham, then using the surname Lee, was given a prison sentence of 16 months, suspended for two years, by Judge Nicholas Woodward. Despite the conviction, Ingham, aged 39, of Suffield Road, Gildersome, tried to gain employment with Celsian Education, in May this year.
Subsequent checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly known as a CRB check - flagged up Ingham was subject to a suspended sentence. A certificate confirming the security alert was sent by the DBS to Ingham, who was obliged to present it to the prospective employer.
However, West Yorkshire Police confirmed she tried to doctor the certificate, and continued trying to gain a job working with children. The defendant eventually handed herself into police on July 4 after the forgery was discovered. Ms Ingham was jailed for 16 months at Leeds Crown Court on September 2, this year. She pleaded guilty to the use of a false instrument with intent to be accepted as genuine.
Article Courtesy of the Warrington Guardian.
Tags: jail, con, football
Posted by Neil on Monday, 29 September 2014 at 17:37:13
Filed under: Announcements, Sports
Lymm Squash Club is looking to grow its coaching and development program for children aged 5-17 in Warrington and surrounding areas; aiming to introduce children to the popular sport of Squash.
The coaching program features six weekly squash coaching sessions on Saturday mornings led by coach Darren McCann. Sessions are tailored to suit children of any age and ability with each program concluding with a competition and prizes for participants.
The first program received great feedback with all participants signing up for the next program. “The club is looking to build on the success of the first program by boosting the number of participants,” said Rob Spurr, Chairman of Lymm Squash Club. “We aim to give these Juniors the opportunity to compete at County and National level in the future as they develop. Perhaps we’ll find the next Commonwealth Games star in Lymm!”
Six weeks of coaching works out at only £18 per child per and all equipment is provided making it a low cost sport to take up.
For more information about Lymm Squash Club and its Junior Academy visit www.lymmsquash.co.uk or email email@example.com.