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Lee Curtis presents Dave from Zoes Place with a cheque on behalf of Merseycats




On 30th March, 2007 Kay Shepard and John Clucas represented Merseycats when they handed over a cheque for £2,000 to Zoe's Place, on behalf of Merseycats. Kay reports.

"I have just got back from Zoe’s Place, John picked me up and we went together. A beautiful two and a half year old little girl called Jamie Lee (left) with a tube in her throat showed us round. She took us into her bedroom; it had about 6 cots in there. God love her, we couldn’t really understand what she was saying because the child had a traciostomy in, but when we did, she was pointing out a cot for me to sleep in and one for John to sleep in.  zoes place


Such a strong little girl, her strength for such a little lady makes one feel so humble.  

We were shown around the bereavement suite. Penny, the fund raising manager showed us the room they use for a mortuary, with a refridgerated cot for babies to be laid out in when they have passed away.  

So beautifully decorated, it makes one ashamed of the trivial things we complain about in our everyday life. 


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Formby Gild Hall - 15th Feb 2008

 Merseycats presents a cheque for £2,000 to Sefton Children's Trust and Tempest perform  and raised around £800

What a night. The place was rockin' all night long. These fundraisers at the Gild Hall are growing in popularity year on year and at each event there is always a waiting list for tickets.

Thanks to all the bands, Steven and Niall for the sound, Val on raffle, Paul for being our M.C. (conducted in his own inimitable style!!) and all the supporters who came along on the night to make it a GREAT success. Final figure raised is not known yet but will be in excess of £800.

Thank you all once again

Beryl and Bernie

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Mark Smith Fund raising

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Thank you letter from the parents of Mark Smith, for whom money was raised on 3rd April at Merseycats. Click image to read letter.






Bergen meets Merseycats

Friday 8th June 2008, Flanagan’s, Mathew Street   


Yet another jam night success for Merseycats, this night was arranged off the cuff so to speak with help from David Bedford, Mike Rice and Nancy from Flanagan’s and myself. 

Merseycats members and supporters created a great night of P.R. that welcomed our new found friends from Norway called ‘Bergen Beat’. Tempest and guests provided the music and entertainment for over 100 bergen beaters. Frieda Norris managed to persuade Earl Preston to get up and perform. He brought most of the crowd from Norway to stage front to applaud and take photographs and video, Dave, Beryl, Bob, Paul, Bernie, Ian and George reminding all that Merseybeat is as always still very much alive. 

Last but not least a £200 donation from Geir Keys and Bergen Beat to Merseycats fund was greatly received, as was the assurance of closer ties and possible trips to Norway. 

Many thanks to all musos who put their own equipment in, a special thanks to Bob Gerhaty for starting work an hour earlier on his shift to provide his drums for the night. 

Wally Shepard 

Chairman of Merseycats 


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