Speke residents raise money for Cash for Kids

Big hearted residents in Speke are pulling out all the stops to raise money for disadvantaged, vulnerable and poorly children across Liverpool.

Residents of Upton Green have made it through to the final stages of Radio City’s Cash For Kids Happy Street competition where the street who raises the most money wins a fabulous party that will be aired on Radio City!

The group, which includes many South Liverpool Homes’ tenants, have been raising money for Cash for Kids through fundraising events including a raffle, bag packing and a sponsored bungee jump and have been overwhelmed with the support of the local community.

On Thursday 21 July they will be holding a charity night, which includes a bingo and a karaoke, at the Metal Box in Speke. It starts at 8pm and costs £5 which is payable on the door. And on Saturday 30 July, the community will be holding a fun day at The Venny in Speke from 12noon–5pm. For just £1 for adults and 50p for children, it promises to be a great family, fun day out.

Upton Green resident Miss Kinsella said: “We’re a really closely knit community and when we heard about the campaign on the radio we just knew that people would rally around to offer their support. Everybody has been amazing but there is still much to do to raise money for this great cause - we would love as many people as possible to get involved and help us reach our goal. It would be the icing on the cake if our Green won the street party – what a day that would be for the Speke community!”

Upton Green are one of four finalist in the Liverpool area who have until 12 noon on Sunday 31 July to fundraise as much as possible for Cash for Kids. If you would like to support Upton Green in their quest please get involved in one of their events or you can donate £5 by texting UPTON to 70808.

Claire Ryan, Director of Business Assurance at SLH said: “It’s fabulous to see the community coming together like this to raise money for such a worthy cause and we’re delighted that we are able to support them in whatever way we can. It would be fantastic if they won the party at the end for all their efforts, but whatever they outcome, we are extremely proud of them all.”

For more information visit www.radiocity.co.uk/charity/happystreet