THE Globe's younger readers are being invited to get muddy in a new event from the organisers of Cancer Research UK's fundraising Race For Life.

Birkenhead Park has been chosen as the first venue to host for Life Pretty Muddy Kids, which will take place on Saturday, June 30.

It features an obstacle course designed just for children - with added mud, thrills and spills.

From scramble nets and space hoppers to mud chutes and muddy pools, children will face a range of fun and muddy obstacles to crawl under, clamber over and charge through. 

Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.

Polly O'Gorman, Cancer Research UK's Wirral event manager, said: "We can't wait to bring Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids to the Wirral for the very first time.

"The obstacle course promises plenty of fun, thrills and spills and we hope children will rally their friends, family and schoolmates to sign up and make a splash for Cancer Research UK.

"Whether they plan to wade their way through the mud or make a big splash, every muddy step they take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured."

The event is open to boys and girls aged from 5 to 12 years old and there is a minimum height requirement of 1.2m.

All children must be accompanied by a supervising adult, who have free entry to the event. 

Entry fee is £10.

To enter visit or call 0300 123 0770.


Swing into spring


A CHARITY Night of music in support of St Thomes Church with raffle table for Rotary Charities will take place at the Bronze Club in Wallasey next Friday, April 20.

Swing Into Spring features music from with Swing Era. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start.

Admission is £10 with complimentary supper. More details from 630 2830.

Pop-up shop

A CHARITY Pop-up clothes shop will be open at the Hope Centre in Fishers Lane, Pensby this Saturday.

Organised by Pensby Community Association (PCA) and Wirral MS Society, it takes place from midday-4pm.

You can donate suitable items and leave them at Pensby Library during opening hours on Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning.

To raise funds for the PCA's Christmas Lights.

Dancing celebrations

MOCKBEGGAR Morris, Wirral Northwest Ladies Clog Dancing Side, will be dancing at The Red Cat in Greasby a week on Sunday, April 22, from 1pm as part of the St George's Day Celebrations.

On Tuesday May 1 they will be dancing at dawn, from 5.15am, on Bidston Hill. Their Summer Dance Out programme begins at Gordale Garden Centre on Thursday May 31 (7.45pm).

More details from the website

Floral displays

FLOWER arrangement demonstrations will take place at Bebington Civic Centre next Friday, April 20, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. You could take one of the arrangements home.

Refreshments included. Tickets £6. Pay at the door.

Townswomen meet

NEW Brighton Townswomen' Guild meets this Thursday, April 12, at Emmanuel Church Hall, in Seabank Road from 1.45pm.

On the day there will be tea and cake, a speaker and book sale.

Make new friends

DO you sometimes wish for a better social life?

If so, 'Ex-Nexus' social group meets every Wednesday night at 8pm and is looking for more people to join.

Its members organise various social events, including meals out every Saturday night and theatre visits. It is a chance to make a new circle of friends.

The group meets at various venues, usually in Wirral, where there is a friendly atmosphere and free parking.

More details from Brian on 648 1516 or Mary on 01244 531 874.

Bowling Club

PRENTON Bowling Club is looking for new members, including beginners.

The mixed, non-league club meets every afternoon from Monday to Saturday inclusive at 1.30pm at 63 Prenton Road West. Go along and have a free try at a new activity. Details from Anne on 648 4168

Pottery exhibition

WIRRAL Potters' spring exhibition will be held at West Kirby Concourse from this Saturday until April 28. Opening hours are 10am to 5pm.

Fourteen potters will be exhibiting a wide range of domestic and sculptural pottery.

On Friday, April 20, from 6.30pm, Wendy Lawrence will be demonstrating how she makes her large ceramic sculptures.

Tickets £7.50. Details from

Dance excercise

A DANCE -ased exercise class takes place at the Guide Headquarters in Leasowe Road, Wallasey every Thursday afternoon at 2.15pm. 

The class moves at a steady pace and is low impact. All ages are welcome to attend. Admission is £4. For further details call Angela on 639 5486.   


Food market

A MARKET selling locally-produced food is open at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Grosvenor Street, Wallasey every Friday from 9am-1pm and and every other Sunday from 10am-2pm.


Sunshine Club

A SUNSHINE Club - packed with family events for mums, dads and tots will be held at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Grosvenor Street, Wallasey on Friday, and every Friday from 9am-11am.


Fun day

FACEPAINTING, cup cake decorating and party games are among the activities at children's fun event at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Wallasey this Saturday from 10am-1pm.


Ladies bowling

HIGHER Bebington Ladies Bowling Club is looking for more members.

The non-league club meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. More details from 608 8616.

Children's therapy

BOWEN therapy children's drop-in clinics will be held at Homestart Hub, Woodchuch Lane, Birkenhead, next Friday, April 20 from 1pm to 3pm.

They will be held every first and third Friday of the month thereafter between the same times.

Benefits include healthier children with better concentration, improved sleep patterns, enhanced motor control and behaviour leading to happier, quieter, more relaxed children.

Details from

Open day

A FREE Crown Green Bowling open day will be held in Wallasey later this month.

Taking place at Peers Bowling Club in St George's Road, Wallasey Village, on Saturday, April 21, it is for anyone who has just retired and wants to play in the afternoons.

If you do not have any bowls, sets of woods are available for the session. It starts at 1pm.

Details from Kevin on 0151 639 8386.

Martial arts

Jeet Kune Do Martial Arts School Wirral is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Men and ladies welcome. Contact Alex on : 07867694084.

Art classes

DRAWING and painting classes with Win and Mike take place at Claremount Church community centre in Wallasey twice a week.

They are held on Monday from 1pm to 3pm and Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm. Details from Win and Mike on 638 8605.

Tennis club

UPTON Victory Hall Tennis Club is looking for new members. It welcomes adult and junior players.

Further details from Sheila Ryde, membership secretary,

Wallasey WI

WALLASEY Women's Institute meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at Claremount Methodist Church Hall.

There is a guest speaker at most meetings. Activities include a monthly lunch, book club and walking group.

Anyone interested in joining who would like more details should call Sheila on 638 4629.

Senior swimmers

HESWALL Senior Swimmers club meets every Friday between 9am and 11am at Calday Grange School swimming pool and is looking for more members.

If you would like just a little gentle exercise or a mammoth swim each week, this is the thing for you. Details from Geoff on 216 8023 or Judith on 929 5751.

Support group

A SUPPORT group for families affected by eating disorders meets on the third Monday of each month at St Bede’s Community Centre, in Upton Road, Claughton. Details from or Tina Marsh on 07773962183.

Reading group

A SHARED reading group meets every Monday at Hoylake Library from 10am to 11.30am.

All books, plus tea and biscuits provided. It's a chance to go along and listen to a great story or poem.

There is no pressure to talk or read. Feel free to turn up and discover the pleasure of shared reading.

Time to meditate

A MEDITATION and mindfulness class is held every Thursday night at Hoylake Community Centre, Hoyle Road.

It starts at 7.30pm. Details, 652 2210.

Variety showcase

HESWALL Operatic Society is looking for new members to join them for variety showcase.

Rehearsals take place on Tuesday at 8pm at Kylemore Community Centre, Kylemore Drive, Heswall. Details from 648 3457.

Greasby TG

GREASBY Afternoon Townswomen's Guild meets on the second and third Wednesday of the month at Greasby Methodist Church from 2pm to 4pm. If you want to join, call Helen on 07842962961.

Lighthouse open

LEASOWE Lighthouse is open to the public on the first and third Sunday of the month until November.

Opening times are midday until 4pm. Admission, £2.50 for adults, £1 for children, who have to be over 1.06 metres tall.

Townswomen meet

MORETON Afternoon Townswomen's Guild meets every Thursday at Moreton Community Centre in Maryland Lane, Moreton from 2pm to 4pm.

Details, Ann Dowdswell on 677 7020.

To advertise your event for free on our community noticeboard, email Craig at or call 649 4050