Horwich Advertiser Issue 585

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She has been coming to Derian House for respite visits since she was six and enjoys her independence and spending time with friends while her family has a rest. Not only does Chelsea care for Amélie but she is also a teaching assistant at Amélie’s school, Thomasson Memorial in Bolton, and in the past year has begun to have one-to-one learning ses- sions with her. Chelsea has taken on extra training courses, including tracheostomy training and tube feed- ing, so that she can better support Amélie’s needs. Chelsea said: “After seeing all the fantastic things that Derian provides for young people, I knew I had to put my name down for the Dive for Derian skydive. “Knowing everything Derian has done for Amélie, and other young people like her, has really pushed me to go for it. “I became Amélie’s personal assistant grad- ually and would look after her for a few hours after school and some weekends. She is such a happy girl! “Amélie has a great sense of humour and she Close bond: Chelsea and Amélie brings joy to every room she steps foot in. She enjoys walks in the parks and loves to visit the farm with me, we have some great days out! “I want to raise as much as I can so that Derian can continue to support its young people and their families, just like Amélie’s, so please donate if you can!” Kerry Pritchard, Community Fundraiser at Derian House, said: “The care we provide is free for families, but services cost £5.7 million to run every year with only 17 per cent of funding we need coming from the government. “We are so grateful that Chelsea has chosen to raise money for us and think she’s very brave!” Last year 78 people jumped out of a plane at 15,000 feet to raise money for the hospice, raising almost £50,000 with their acts of bravery. THOUSANDS of patients have now been seen as Bolton’s NHS catch-up programme gathers pace, health chiefs have revealed. They have also renewed their plea for people to continue to come forward for care, as Bolton pulls out all the stops to address the waits for care and Covid backlogs that have inevitably built up because of the pandemic. A mobile unit at Royal Bolton Hos- pital is already boosting its capacity by offering thousands of MRI and CT scans. More than 6,500 have already been carried out since the unit opened last November. The scans help staff diagnose a range of conditions including cancer, heart and lung disease sooner to ensure patients get the care they need more quickly. Sharon Martin, director of strategy and transformation at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This unit is key in ensuring people get the treat- ment and care they need as quickly as possible. It has been able to help our services recover from Covid-19 by increasing the number of referrals for cross-sectional imaging. “People must not worry about com- ing forward for care and being a bur- den on the NHS, it is vital that people get checked as soon as they can – the earlier we see you, the sooner we can treat you.” Gathering Pace! Vital: More than 6,500 scans have been carried out BOLTON council has taken 24 people to court for waste offences over the last six months in a continued crack- down on fly-tipping. The action of the council’s enforcement team has seen fines and costs totalling more than £13,000 b e i n g i s s ue d t o offenders up to June this year. Ind iv idua l f i nes ranged from £220 to £2,000. Some of the cases are still ongo- ing and further fines are expected. Householders and businesses have also been fined for handing over waste to non-reg- istered carriers who have subsequently dumped items. Hilary Fairclough, the council’s deputy leader, said: “Any per- son found to be flout- ing the rules can be fined or prosecuted. “ T h e c o u n c i l ’ s en forcement t eam work tirelessly to find those responsible for fly-tipping. “The fines we have issued over the last six months send a warn- ing we will not tolerate BOLTON town centre library is set to move to a temporary home from September. It will be relocated in Crompton Place while refurbishment work is carried out at LeMans Crescent. Bolton Council has secured £23.9mil- lion from the government’s Towns Fund and is set to spend £3m on the library upgrade. The refurbishment will expand and upgrade the children’s area, improve socialspacesandupdatethedigitalfacil- ities in the main area, with the addition of amezzanine floor. If the relocation is approved later this month, the project is due to start in September this year and will take just over 12months to complete. The library will then move back to its current home towards the end of 2023. The librarywill temporarilybehoused at CromptonPlace shoppingmall on the site of the former NewLook unit. The council says the temporary library move will not affect redevelopment plans for Crompton Place which “con- tinue to be explored”. Fly-tipping crackdown goes on Library on the move f ly-tipping and will not hesitate to prose- cute offenders. “We encourage any- one to report any sus- picious activity related to fly-tipping activity at www.bolton.gov.uk .” Individuals and busi- nesses are reminded to check that any com- pany or individual they employ to dispose of their waste holds the relevant Trade Waste Carriers’ licence to avoid their unwanted goods bei ng f ly t - ipped, or they could be fined themselves. Credentials of waste carriers can be checked for free on the Environ- ment Agency’s website. HORWICH Carnival’s big summer comeback has been postponed. Organisers had planned for the event to take place on June 25 and 26 after an absence of two years because of the pandemic. However, in a message on Facebook they say that the event was postponed because of lack of time to get it passed through Bolton Council’s Health and Safety procedures. They say they are now looking at organising it for later in the year. A spokesperson said: “Please bear with us while we are working hard behind the scenes to get the go-ahead.” The carnival is traditionally one of the big events of the summer, attract- ing large crowds into the town centre. For more information contact the carnival team by email at andreahor- wichcarnival@outlook.com Town carnival put back