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Archive for November, 2011

Moreton Christmas Lights

Saturday, November 19, 2011 posted by Steve Williams

Today in front of a crowd of about 100 the Moreton Christmas Lights were again turned on.  The event was once again organised by Moreton resident Angela Pouncey with help from her family and friends. The afternoon started about 3.00 in the Coach & Horses Pub where there was a disco, kindly provided by Mark of ‘XL Nights Disco’, who kept many children (and adults) entertained.  There were drinks, a massive buffet and a draw.

At 5.00 the crowd from the pub went outside and joined others in the road for the switch on.  Merseyside Police were in attendance for road safety, closing the service road for the event.  The lights were switched on by celebrity Hairdresser, Herbert of Liverpool.  He was a big hit with the crowd and had time to chat to many of the ladies who wanted to talk “hair”.   Cllr. Chris Blakeley didn’t seem interested in the hair talk! 

All in all a great afternoon that will hopefully assist Moreton traders with the lead up to Christmas and help by making the town look so festive.  A big thanks to Angela Pouncey, The Coach & Horses, Merseyside Police and the traders and residents who have donated to the event.

 

Moreton Dental Care in Uganda

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 posted by Steve Williams
Moreton Dental Care

Dr. Paul Sherrard - Cllr. Steve Williams - Laura Hill

Last Thursday I was delighted to be invited to a presentation event at Moreton Dental Care on Hoylake Road.  The subject was a Mission to Uganda which had taken place this summer.  The trip was undertaken by the practice principal Dr. Paul Sherrard and nurse Laura Hill.  The charity mission was to offer dentistry in remote villages that did not have any of their own services.

The evening was a photographic presentation to about 20 people, with narration from Dr. Sherrard and Laura.  It was an eye-opening experience highlighting the terrible conditions that these people, particularly the children, live in.  Many villagers had never seen a dentist, or even met a white person before.  Most had to walk about 3 miles to collect unfresh water!

The team travelled between villages, sometimes up to 4 hours on unmade roads.  Sometimes the ‘patients’ had queued for hours for their appointment.  Paul and Laura were part of a team which included other doctors and a nurse who dealt with varying medical problems.  They extracted over 1000 teeth without electric or running water.  The photos were exceptional, vividly depicting the appalling conditions.  It certainly put into perspective, how we often berate our own National Health Service!
All this was organised through the New Hope charity, further details at www.newhope.co.uk 

It was refreshing to see so much good work done by Moreton’s local dental staff, and many of their patients for assisting in the funding of the trip.  I am sure all their efforts were hugely appreciated.