A special event to provide advice and information on surviving the winter is to be held at St George’s Hall.
The Winter Survival Fayre, a community event organised by the City Council and partners including the PCT, Age Concern, British Gas, the Liveability Team, CAB, Local Solutions, and Energy Saving Trust,takes place on Wednesday 14 November (10am to 2.30pm).
Advice will be available on energy efficiency, healthy living, keeping active, benefit maximisation and fuel poverty.
Radio personality Pete Price will be at the fair demonstrating his chair-based exercise DVD and there will be Tai Chi demonstrations, reiki healing sessions and nail and polish manicures. These attending will also get a hot drink on arrival.
There will be a free prize draw for Liverpool residents with a top prize of £100 to be paid directly into the winner’s fuel/energy account.
And the first 300 people to attend will also receive a Five A Day bag of fruit and veg from the Big Apple Van which will be parked outside the North Entrance of the hall.
The Fayre is a major part of this year’s winter survival campaign, aimed at reducing the number of excessive deaths in the winter months and provide residents with valuable information and advice. The Healthy Homes Team is holding roadshows at various venues across the city to promote the winter survival message to residents.
The Lord Mayor, Councillor Sharon Sullivan, who will open the fayre, said: “The Fayre provides all the advice and information need d to get through even the harshest of winters. There will be plenty of experts on hand to offer help on everything from fuel bills to the best way of keeping active.
“Fuel poverty is a very big issue in this city and we want to ensure that everybody has the best help in dealing with their energy bills.
“It is also very important that elderly people keep active throughout the winter and there will be demonstrations at the fayre showing how to do this- you don’t even need to leave your chair to exercise!
“So, make sure you call in at St George’s Hall – it will help you survive the winter.”