A&E nurse volunteering for six months in Philippines clinic

A nurse has swapped the blue lights of A&E for a summer volunteering with a charity in the Philippines. Harriet Lawrance, 24, who is a staff nurse in the emergency department at Southport hospital, is working for the E-CARE Foundation in Benguet, six hours drive north of the capital Manila. The church-founded charity supports self-help … Read more

Skelmersdale charity assists earthquake recovery in Nepal

‘As I remembered my mother on Mothering Sunday, I also remembered another young mother whom I had met a few days earlier on the outskirts of Kathmandu in Nepal’ reflects Keith Laycock, Chairman of Resolve International. The Nepalese mother lives in an area which had suffered badly in the 2015 earthquakes. The poorest people in … Read more

Local charity improves the quality of education in Nepal’s schools

The Baglung District Education Officer invited West Lancashire based charity Resolve International to make its Quality Primary Education programme available to all schools in the District and to all schools in Nepal. Keith Laycock, Chairman of the West Lancashire based charity was recently guest of honour at the official opening ceremony of new libraries at … Read more

Council’s Chinese guests talk earthquakes and floods

St Helens Council recently hosted a group of delegates from Jiangsu Province, China to share knowledge and ideas about preparing for the worst. The delegates were emergency planning leads from the Jiangsu government, which borders Shanghai. They came to St Helens – after hearing the council’s Risk and Resilience Manager, Vicky Finch speak at a … Read more

South Asian method of teaching maths to be rolled out in schools

8,000 primary schools in England will receive £41 million over 4 years to support the ‘maths mastery’ approach. The south Asian ‘mastery’ approach to teaching maths is set to become a standard fixture in England’s primary schools, thanks to a major expansion announced by Schools Minister Nick Gibb today (Tuesday 12 July 2016). With the … Read more