CLAUGHTON schoolboy Joseph Chalmers raised £2,300 for Claire House by taking part in a charity bike ride.

The nine-year-old, a pupil at Bidston Avenue Primary School. encouraged 25 friends and family to join him for the ride from Seacombe Ferry and Leasowe Lighthouse.

Proceeds will go to the hospice's 40 for 40 appeal, marking what would have been the 40th birthday of inspiration Claire Cain.

Strawberry fair

THE annual Strawberry Fair is taking place at St James' Church, New Brighton this Saturday from 1-4pm.

Strawberry cream teas will be served throughout the afternoon. There will also be craft, accessory, pamper, book, jewellery, cake and preserve stalls available, plus raffle.

Details from Julia Codling on 639 5468.

Bird club

HUGH Stewart will give an illustrated talk on Bardsey Island as Wirral Bird Club's guest next Thursday, July 25.

The session takes place at Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake (7.30pm start).

Admission is £4, including tea/coffee and biscuits. More details from Bill on 07795 148140.

Cake decoration

A CAKE decorating demonstration will be held at Melrose Hall in Hoylake next Friday (July 26) from 7-9pm.

Includes lots of tints and tips for anyone wanting to learn how to decorate cakes, tiered cakes, sugar flowers and cake sculpting of a childs novelty cake. All cakes made on the night will be in a raffle.

Tickets, £6.50, including refreshments are from or or Patchwork Cutters 01516785053 or Cameo Cakecraft Vittoria st Birkenhead.

Manx society

WIRRAL Manx Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month between September and May at Lower Bebington Methodist Church in Bromborough Road, Lower Bebington. Details from 648 5230.

Table Tennis

TABLE 365 is looking to encourage people of all ages and experience to take up or return to the game.

It has 30 teams playing in three divisions at venues across Wirral who are looking for players.

Details from David on 07446 839505 or Dave 645 9120 or see the group’s webpage at

Knit and natter

LOVE to knit? Love to natter?

A weekly event at West Kirby Library every Friday morning from 10.30am to midday may be for you. Knit, chat and unwind over a ball of yarn and make some new friends. Just drop in with your knitting or crocheting.

Chatterbox club

CHATTERBOX Tea Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month between 3pm-4.15pm at the Chatterbox Tea Room in Oxton Grange Care Home. Everyone aged 60+ is invited to our fun and informal social group. Only £1 for tea and cake.

Get fit

TRANMERE Circuit Class for all abilities, to improve health, fitness and strength take place every Thursday from 9.30am-10.30am at St Catherine’s Community Centre, The Lodge, St Catherine’s Health Centre in Church Road, Tranmere.

Admission £2. To book place, call 0151 647 3619 or Heather on 07925076914.

Art group

COLOUR in Company, an art group for over 60s, meets on the last Friday of every month between 2.30pm and 4.14pm at the Chatterbox Tea Room in Oxton Grange Care Home. All levels of ability welcome, and tuition is available. Only £1 for refreshments. Bring your own art materials.


WEST Kirby Concourse Badminton Group is looking for new players.

It plays each Monday and Thursday morning from 10am midday.

For more details call Margaret (625 7042) or David (648 3826).

Bowls club

GREENHEYS Ladies Bowling Club is looking for new members. It plays in Central Park, Wallasey on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Details from Dorothy on 678 6330.


A ‘MEDITATION & Mindfulness’ class takes place at Hoylake Community Centre in Hoyle Road every Thursday at 7.30pm.

Ladies bowling

CENTRAL Park Ladies bowling club plays every Monday and Wednesday afternoon in Central Park, Wallasey. It meets from 1.30- 4pm on both days. Details from Lynne Dowling on 630 5488.

Lever Singers

THE Lever Singers are looking for members. The male-only group meets at Lever Club in Port Sunlight every Tuesday at 7.30pm. Details from Gordon Prescott on 645 9541.

Acting classes

ACTING classes for adults take place at Hoylake Community Centre every Thursday from 7-9pm. The sessions are open to beginners and those with experience.

Full details can be found at or contact Martin on 07788 723570 or email martin@

To advertise your event, for free, on our noticeboard, email craig.manning@ or call 649 4050