A lantern walk in aid of Claire House will take place next month.

A brand new fundraising event in aid of the children’s hospice, it takes place on Saturday, October 14, starting at the Eureka! Science + Discovery at Seacombe Ferry Terminal.

The 2.5km walk finishes in New Brighton and starts from 6.30pm as the sun sets. The route is accessible to all and everyone gets a lantern at the start, lit with an electric tea light.

The route is accessible to all and everyone gets a lantern at the start, lit with an electric tea light.

Events Fundraiser, Mark Pearson, said: “For 25 years, Claire House has been a light in the dark for so many local families.

"The Claire House Lantern Walk is the perfect opportunity for families and groups to walk together, light the way and walk in memory of a loved one.

"There aren’t many other charity lantern walks in the local area, so we hope that the community can come together and make this a really special event.

"The walk is for all ages and abilities and there’ll be entertainment along the way as people walk along the promenade.

"On the night we hope to raise £50,000 to fund our vital care, which is needed now more than ever."

To sign up for the Claire House Lantern Walk, register here 

Band’s 50th

PORT Sunlight Lyceum Brass Band’s 50th anniversary concert is being staged this Sunday at Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight (2.30pm). Tickets from here  

Bird club talk

BEYOND 66.5 Degrees North - Arctic Norway is the topic of Richard Steel’s illustrated presentation to Wirral Bird Club next Thursday (September 28) at St Bridget’s Church Centre, Church Road, West Kirby, at 7.30pm. Admission £4.

Details from Bill on 07795 148140.

((Bounce)) beats

A new fitness class starts at ((BOUNCE)) Wirral on Monday, October 2 at 7pm.  Beats is a 45-minute percussion-style workout using weighted drumsticks to emphasise the upper body. 

The workout is carnival style on mini trampolines.  Classes are held at Hilbre High School in West Kirby, booking in advance is essential via bookwhen.com/bouncewirral, follow @bouncewirral on facebook or instagram for more info.

Classic musical

ST Paul’s Musical Theatre Company’s production of Hello Dolly!

is at The Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight from October 11-14.

A classic American musical, it follows Dolly Levi, in her pursuit of wealthy, tight-fisted Horace Vandergelder, whilst spreading joy and confusion among everyone she comes into contact with in 1885 New York.

St Paul’s production is directed by Brenda Davies with Sian James as musical director. Tickets from 0151 643 8757.

Rock ‘n’ roll

CHESHIRE Cats’ rock ‘n’ roll fundraising nights are every Wednesday from 7.30pm at The Poulton Victoria Club on Poulton Bridge Road, Wallasey. Entrance £1.50.

Proceeds for charities helping sick children.

Race night

A fundraising race night for Wirral Group of the Motor Neurone Disease Association will take place next month. It is at the Irby Club in Irby on Saturday, October 14 (7pm). Tickets are £10 and from Tony on 07478 726650.


CHAIR Pilates exercises with Cathy are at United Reformed Church on Marlowe Road in Wallasey on Fridays (1.30-2.15pm).

Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Details from 07828642143

Badminton club

BADMINTON club nights are every Monday and Friday from 7.30pm at Upton Victory Hall on Salacre Lane in Upton. New players welcome. Details from Lauretta on 07936 293350 or lauretta.radcliffe@yahoo.co.uk

Tap dance

A MONDAY evening tap dancing class in Wallasey is looking for new members. This is not a beginners’ class, experience is preferred.

Details from Angela on 07786 360959.

Table tennis

WIRRAL Table Tennis League is looking for players for the 2023- 24 season. Details from Dave on 07565 199660 or wirral.ttleagues.com

Ladies bowling

BEBINGTON Ladies Bowling Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Call 0151 608 8616 for details.

Wirral U3A

WIRRAL University of the third age regularly meets at Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead. Details from website ‘Wirral U3A’


HOYLAKE Hurricanes Ladies Volleyball Club meets at West Kirby Residential School on Mondays (8pm). Details from Kris on 07947 712352 or hoylakehurricanesvbc@gmail.com

Poetry night

FORT Perch Rock Poets meet in the Mess Cafe at the historic Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton on the second Wednesday of every month from 7.30-9.30pm.

Croquet club

CROQUET sessions at Upton Victory Hall in Salacre Lane, Upton, on weekday afternoons. Details from Jill on 0151 677 0540.

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