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Tender Management Consultancy (TMC) in association with Downtown team up to raise money for Sunflowers.

The event will take place on the 13th of September 2012 and will include the following:

  • “Six in the city” fun cricket match where a Downtown team will take on a TMC and Sunflowers team
  • Charity auction and raffle with prizes including Lancashire CCC tickets
  • Tombola, bouncy castle and handmade cupcakes
  • Informal networking, food and drink

TMC are looking for cricketers of any ability to join the teams and help raise money for the charity. If you would like to get involved, please contact Peter Sharpe at Tender Management on 0151 207 7818 or

All are welcome to come along and enjoy the evening, cheer their colleagues and friends on or just enjoy a late summer evening with drink in hand.

You can view full event details here

Liverpool Sunflowers partners with Cash for Kids

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Liverpool-based cancer support charity Liverpool Sunflowers is teaming up with Radio City’s Cash for Kids.

In the coming months, the charities will be working together on a series of Cash for Kids fundraising events, the first of which will be a Crazy Triathlon at Formby Pools, held as part of Rossie’s 24 Hour Fundraising Marathon in September.

Cash for Kids, the official charity of Radio City, provides a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children in Liverpool and the surrounding areas by making thousands of pounds available for grants to children’s charities and causes.

Liverpool Sunflowers, based on Aigburth Road, provides advice, counseling, alternative therapies and group support sessions for cancer sufferers, and their families and carers.  The service is confidential, free and led by a team of professionals.

Joan Elmer, project director at Liverpool Sunflowers explains, “At Liverpool Sunflowers we provide services for people of all ages, including children and young people who have been affected by cancer in some way.

“Cancer can affect young people in a particularly severe way, and we want to provide the best possible support to more young people who are suffering from cancer, or whose lives are affected by a family member with cancer.

“We are incredibly grateful for this additional support from Cash for Kids, and are absolutely thrilled to be working with them.”

Carol Carole from Cash for Kids added, “Cash for Kids exists to help young people in our community who are affected by all kinds of issues, and we are delighted to be able to do this by supporting Sunflowers, which does some incredibly valuable work amongst local families who are battling cancer.”

The first Cash for Kids event that will benefit Sunflowers is the 24 Hour Fundraising Marathon, which includes the first ever Crazy Triathlon.

Taking place at Formby Pools on September 23, Sunflowers is now looking for ten teams of five children and five adults to take part, who can each raise a minimum sponsorship of £50 per person on behalf of the charity.

For more information or to take part in the event, please email: or call: 0151 472 6965.

Morrisons Collection

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On 21st June, 9 volunteers spent the day at Morrison’s Belle Vale chatting to the shoppers and collecting for the charity.

The whole event was co-ordinated by Val Roberts and Pat Halsall, the volunteers were:
Cathy Bowen, Val Riozzi, Gen Williams, Molly Barlow, Alison Booth, Jackie Croskelly and Pauline Thomas.

Everyone had a great day and raised an amazing £512.72

Morrisons Collection

Morrisons Collection

MP visits city charity for Cancer Prevention Week


Riverside MP Louise Ellman paid a visit to Liverpool Sunflowers centre today to mark Cancer Prevention Week (May 14 – 18).

While visiting the centre, Ms Ellman made a plea for Merseyside businesses to consider supporting their local charities, particularly in these difficult times.

Liverpool Sunflowers, based in Aigburth, is a unique support service for individuals living with a cancer diagnosis, and their families or carers.

The Riverside MP met with service users at the drop in centre and talked to professionals and volunteers about their work.

Liverpool Sunflowers provides advice and guidance services, counseling, alternative therapies and group support sessions in a welcoming and safe environment.

The service is confidential, free and led by a team of professionals, aimed at providing a tailor-made support service for individuals and their families, responding directly to their needs.

The ethos at Sunflowers is that shared experiences help to build a strong community in the fight against cancer, and this is particularly important in Merseyside which has one of the highest incidence rates for cancer in the UK.

Louise Ellman, MP said: “Whilst the NHS provide the best medical care to people suffering from cancer, local charities like Sunflowers, who provide much-needed complimentary support on a social and emotional level, are just as important for the wellbeing of patients battling all types of cancer.

“As a community resource, Liverpool Sunflowers, and other organisations like it, play an absolutely vital role and I would urge as many individuals and organisations as possible to consider how they can lend their support to local charities like this, which do such an incredible job in helping people through difficult times.”

Project Director for Liverpool Sunflowers, Joan Elmer said: “We are absolutely delighted that Louise Ellman has made the time to visit us and learn about the work we do in the community here at Sunflowers.

“Without the support of those who care passionately about fundraising or volunteering we would not be able to operate as we do, and we are very grateful for that.”

For more information about the work of Liverpool Sunflowers, please visit or contact Joan Elmer on 0151 726 8934 or

Sunflowers Art Group head to London

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Sunflowers Art Group

Sunflowers Art Group

Sunflowers Art Group

Sunflowers Art Group

In March 7 members of Sunflowers Art Group had a wonderful Day at the Royal Academy of Art. The group went down to see the David Hockney Exhibition “A Bigger Picture”
Thank you to Virgin Trains and the Royal Academy of Art for their generous donations.