AN eight-strong team from Cheshire Oaks-based Mitchell Group is preparing to take to the road later this month on a 24-hour cycling challenge from Chester to Cardiff in aid of a Wirral charity helping children with cerebral palsy.

Leaving Mitchell HQ at Cheshire Oaks at 1pm on Friday, June 29, the eight intrepid c pedal through 182 miles of English and Welsh countryside, aiming to reach the harbour front in Cardiff the same time the following day.

Proceeds will go to Wallasey-based charity Sticl'n'Step.

Ian Wilde, group marketing and communications manager for Mitchell Group, said: "This is going to be our toughest challenge yet and we've been training hard.

"We greatly admire the work Stick 'n' Step does to help children with cerebral palsy to gain independence and so we are delighted to raise funds for them in this way."

Janet Ratcliffe, Trusts & Grants Fundraiser for Stick 'n' Step, said: "We are so grateful to Mitchell Group for selecting us to benefit from this amazing fundraising challenge.

"It costs £4,500 to cover the cost of one child accessing our services for a year and we need to raise over £500,000 annually.

"Support from local businesses like Mitchell Group is an absolute lifeline for us."

To donate to the group's 24-hour cycle challenge, visit

Izzy Fest

AN afternoon of live music in aid of a child's sensory garden appeal will take place this weekend.

'Izzy Fest' will be held at Thornton Hough Village Club and Bar on Saturday afternoon, starting at 3pm.

The event is part of a fundraising campaign organised by Matt and Sarah Lennox, whose daughter Izzy was born with a very rare genetic condition that is untreatable.

They hope to raise enough money to create a relaxing outdoor sensory space for Izzy, to help expand her world outside the home

Ukulele classes

UKULELE classes are held at Charolotte’s Brightside Community Centre in New Brighton. Adults and kids classes. Private tuition is also available.

Details from, call Clive on 07853288809 or email: 

Coffee morning

A CHARITY Coffee Morning will be held at St Chad’s Church Hall in Roslin Road, Irby this Saturday.

Taking place from 10am-midday, there will be various stalls, including bring and buy.

Proceeds will go to Mothers' Union charities

Golf competition

LEASOWE golf Club is holding a Ladies open golf competition on Sunday, July 8.

Cost to take part is £5 per person. Details from office on 0151 677 5852.

School fair

A SUMMER Fair will be held at Brackenwood Junior School in Bebington this Saturday, fro 2pm-5pm.

It will feature a tombola stall, raffle, bouncy castle, games, cake stall, refreshments, music and live entertainment. Entry is 50p adults and 20p children.

Summer fair

BROOKDALE Primary School in Greasby holds its summer fair later this month.

Organised by the school’s parent/teacher association it takes place on Saturday, June 30.

There will be bouncy castles, donkey rides, tombolas, raffle, performances, plus refreshments, including a Pimms and beer tent.

It runs from 11am-3pm.

Admission free. All money raised goes to supporting the school's activities.

All for art

WORK by Wirral artists Marjorie Jones, Patricia Parry, Carolyn Funnell and Patricia Harris will be on display at West Kirby Concourse later this month.

Their All Four art exhibition will be on view from June 20-23, open 10am-4pm daily.

Framed and unframed paintings in oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolour will be on sale.

Contact Patricia for more details at

Summer lunch

WIRRAL Grammar School Old Girls' Association’s summer lunch will be held at Brook Hall in Childer Thornton on Sunday, July 15.

Details and booking form from the secretary on

Social group

A SOCIAL group for gay women aged 60 plus meets every week.

It is a chance to meet like-minded women and make new friends.

The group organises events such as walks, evenings out, sport, cultural visits or you can simply meet up for a chat. Suggestions for events welcome. Details on meetings and times from Barbara at 334 8726.

Keep fit

A KEEP fit class for the over 60s is held every Monday in the lower hall of Christ Church, Oxton, Birkenhead (corner of Christchurch Road and Bessborough Road).

Admission is £3 per class, includes tea/coffee and cake or biscuits.

Details from Linda on 208 4387


MIKE Byrne & The Sunrockers, with special guests The Original Quarrymen plus The Beatmasters, will entertain at Heswall British Legion in Pensby Road, Heswall this Saturday Starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets from 342 1497.

Join the club

NORTH Wirral Probus Club extends a warm welcome to retired Ladies and Gentlemen to join their monthly luncheons, which feature a guest speaker, in the Function Suite of the Manor Restaurant, Greasby on the second Tuesday of each month at midday.

Details from Reg Chapman on 677 4219.

Sit fit

CHAIR-based exercise classes for health and fitness, suitable for all, are held every Monday at 1pm to 2pm at Moreton Presbyterian Church in Hoylake Road, Moreton.

Admission is £3.50 per class. Details from Heather on 07925076914.

Pottery classes

POTTERY classes for adults and children take place on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The two or three-hour drop in sessions will take place from 10am-9pm.

For full details, Google jccermaics on the website or telephone Joan on 07803848212.

Accordion club

WIRRAL Accordion Group is looking for more members.

It meets on Tuesdays at 7pm.

Details from 608 3273.

Variety showcase

HESWALL Musical Society and Heswall Concert Band's Variety Showcase will be staged at Heswall Hall on July 6-7.

It features songs commemorate historical events and anniversaries for 2018.

Performances start at 7.30pm.

Tickets, £10 and £8, are from 648 3457 or 07531535833.

Hooton Park

DO you have an interest in aviation history? Would you like to help TAC (The Aeroplane Collection) restore classic aircraft and artefacts for static display at the former RFC / RAF Aerodrome at Hooton Park near Eastham.

Do you have experience working on aircraft, or relevant skills and experience? There’s a workshop on site containing tools and machinery.

If you are interested in becoming a member, contact TAC at Hooton Park on 678 7798, 07765 077385 or colinschroeder@


INDOOR bowls sessions will take place every second and fourth Friday of the month at Christ Church Community Centre in Higher Bebington from 10am-1pm. Admission £2, including refreshments.

Singers wanted

THE Capriccio Singers - a small mixed-voice choir - is looking to recruit new members for the tenor and bass section.

They meet every Friday from 7.30- 9.30pm in Wallasey. If you can sing, get in touch.

Details from

Ladies bowling

VICTORIA Park Ladies Bowling Club is looking for new members, experienced or those interested in learning.

Details from Beryl Preston on 644 8770 or Dee Butler on 334 3386.

Iron Maidens

THE Iron Maidens ladies group meets every second Wednesday of the month and is looking for more members. Meetings take place at Serpentine Family church in Liscard Road, Wallasey from 7.45-10pm.

Details on the group's Facebook page, The Iron Maidens WI Liscard.

Health walk

A WALLASEY evening health walk takes place every Tuesday at 7.15pm, starting at Grove Road Station. Arrive 10 minutes early to register for your first walk.

Details from Anne on 07910960316.

Ceili dancing

IRISH Ceili Dancing classes are held every Friday at Wirral Change in St Lawrence’s Drive, Birkenhead from 12.30-2pm.

Admission free. Details, Tricia McClure on 07783842856.

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. Details from Anne on 648 4168.

Dance exercise

A DANCE-based exercise class takes place at the Guide Headquarters in Leasowe Road, Wallasey every Thursday at 2.15pm. Admission £4. Details, Angela on 639 5486.

Sunshine Club

A SUNSHINE Club for mums, dads and tots is open at Grosvenor Ballroom in Grosvenor Street, Wallasey every Friday from 9am-11am.

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.

If you are interested in joining, call Brian on 648 1516 or Mary on 01244 531 874.

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