Chamber Annual Dinner Charity Partner - Liverpool Lighthouse

Fri, October 26th, 2018

With less than one week to our Annual Dinner & Awards at the award winning...

With less than one week to our Annual Dinner & Awards at the award winning Titanic Hotel, we wanted to tell you a bit more about of charity partner for the evening.

Liverpool Lighthouse is situated in the former Gaumont cinema building a stone’s throw from Liverpool FC’s stadium and primarily serves the communities of Anfield, Everton and Kensington. It is one of the neediest areas in the city with over 83% of the people in the most-deprived 10% nationally and over 40% of the children living in poverty.

Worklessness is running at three times the national average and over 70% of elderly people feel isolated. Two-thirds of Black Minority Ethnic respondents have problems integrating with the community. Many young people in the area are engaged in gang culture.

The charity has a Christian ethos and has been working tirelessly to tackle these issues, aiming to Reduce Isolation and loneliness, helping to Develop Skills and contributing to greater Community Cohesion. The main beneficiaries have been the vulnerable including the homeless, children, young people, the sick, elderly, unemployed and foreign nationals new to the area.

Activities focus on:-

1. Education and Training - via music and the performing arts, crafts and language tuition
2. Transformational Programmes – including pre-school activities, money management workshops, healthy cooking, dance, exercise and an early-evening youth hub
3. Volunteering Opportunities - to gain valuable work experience, build confidence and self-worth
4. Utilising our venue - by promoting and hosting events including gospel, other musical genres, performing arts including dance, drama, comedy, pantomime and film shows in the recently-upgraded and well-equipped 430-seater auditorium

Over the past 20 years Liverpool Lighthouse has played its part in the emerging regeneration of the area by connecting with 4,000 young people mostly from disadvantaged backgrounds with over 500 equipped with qualifications to enhance their job prospects. 1,400 adults have been given life-changing skills and 300 jobs have been created. 700 senior citizens have been brought out of isolation to form new friendships. Hundreds of migrants to the area have been made welcome and provided with special integration activities with the host community. 200,000 local people have benefited from a range of low-cost events that many would not have had the opportunity to attend had they been in the city centre. Liverpool Lighthouse has earned the respect and affection of the community and is now entering a new, exciting season of growth.

We look forward to greeting our guests on Thursday 1st November at the RUM Warehouse at the Titanic Hotel and helping to raise money for Liverpool Lighthouse.

If you would like to enquire about tickets please email events@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

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