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Matty Blythe
Matty Blythe

Rugby Player

Local born back rower who came through the Wolves Scholarship scheme with William Beamont School, Blythe turned full time professional for the first time in 2008. After spending the off season training with the Parachute Regiment.

After debuting in the final Super League game of 2007 he made seven appearances last year including his first senior starts, and scored his first try away at Castleford in August.

Frank Bruno
Frank Bruno

Former Boxing Champion / Panto guru

Franklin Roy “Frank” Bruno, MBE (born 16 November 1961) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1982 to 1996. Bruno had a highly publicised and extremely eventful career. The pinnacle of his boxing career was winning the WBC heavyweight title, in what was his fourth world championship challenge. He also held the European heavyweight title earlier in his career.

Bruno was one of the most well-loved and recognisable boxers in British history, and faced multiple top-rated heavyweights during his career including two bouts with Mike Tyson and a domestic clash against Lennox Lewis. He won the WBC title in 1995 after defeating Oliver McCall at a packed Wembley Stadium. Bruno was known for his excellent punching power: he won 40 of his 45 bouts and 38 by knockout, giving him a 95% knockout rate from the fights he won; his overall knockout percentage is 84.44%.

Like Henry Cooper before him, Bruno has remained a popular celebrity with the British public following his retirement from boxing.

Earnie Shavers
Earnie Shavers

Ex Boxer

Earnie was recently honored by the International Boxing Association as Puncher of the Century.

Earnie narrowly lost on points to Muhammad Ali over 15 rounds in Maddison Square Gardens in 1977.

Craig Davies
Craig Davies

Actor, Model, Musician, Dancer, Film & Stage Crew

I am an enthusiastic guy always up for a laugh, fun and a challenge. I always put all my efforts into everything i do, and I make the most of every situation.

I want to learn and gain lots of different experiences in life and just enjoy everything i do to the fullest. I’m a work horse, love to achieveand always aim high in life.

I am very professional on set and a good laugh off set. I love Acting and hope to have many more experiences in life on the big film sets and do general TV work.

The Shannon Bradshaw Annual Ball!

This years ball was such a fantastic night we raised over £ 4000 bring on next years!

The Shannon Bradshaw Trust Annual Summer Ball Presents A Night Of


This night I would love to raise a lot of money as what ever we raise on the night. We are donating half to a little girl called Freya. She is 6 years old. Freya was born with 2 holes in her heart & a bleed on her brain( cerebral palsy). She needs £60,000 to £70,000 for an operation and aftercare.
So please show your support get a ticket or even better a table. At only £45pp you won’t be disappointed.

With every ticket sold you get a FREE raffle ticket to win a Sunday meal for four at the park royal hotel

On arrival there will be a

* Welcome Drinks Reception
* A 4 course dinner
* Entertainment from the one and only ‘DUKES OF MOTOWN’
* A small raffle
* Disco till late
*Plus A chocolate fountain

Dress code
Men – Black Tie/Smart
Ladies – Evening gown/Cocktail


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A helping Hand

Two of the little children we are helping at the moment, Bobby Brown received a cheque for £1000 for his trip to America for further eye treatment.

And Little Leon Hoey also received a cheque for £1000 to help build his Hydro Pool to help him with his Cerebal Palsy.

Ombudsman Fun Run

Bike Ride – Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool

John and Marje Summerfield, have completed their gruelling bike ride from Liverpool to Chester and back to Liverpool!!

On the 3rd July

Jonh & Marje Completed the 54 Mile event, It took them just over 5 hours to complete the ride…

Marje, aged 66, first completed the bike ride in 2008 for the Warrington Association for Special Children.

John, aged 62 and a former engineer, then followed suit in the 2009 Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool Bike Ride for the same cause.

This led to the pair attempting it together last year for Stepping Stones Nigeria, a UK charity that defends the rights of children in the Niger Delta region.

Over the years they have raised £1,800 for their chosen causes and they hope to continue their success this summer.

Marje said: “Supporting these charities is extremely rewarding.

“It’s an enjoyable event and there’s always a good atmosphere. The return journey is uphill but the adrenaline keeps you going.”

John and Marje will celebrate 40 years of marriage this August. They have one son Lee, aged 36, and two grandchildren Louis and Frankie, aged nine and four.

From everybody at The Shannon Bradshaw Trust we would like to say a massive thank you and Well done!!


Without people like John and Marge the charity could not exist or help children and families.

Hoops and dreams for Theo after charity wheelchair donation
Hoops and dreams for Theo after charity wheelchair donation

A POTENTIAL basketball star received the perfect Christmas gift thanks to The Shannon Bradshaw Trust.

Theo Higham took up the sport after being diagnosed with a genetic condition so rare it has not even been given a proper name yet.

The 11-year-old, from Fearnhead, can walk but the strain of muscular dystrophy he has, known as MDC1A, means he has always struggled to play sport until he discovered wheelchair basketball with the Widnes Vikings.

After progressing quickly since starting in October last year, Theo reached the point he needed his own specially adapted sports chair.

But at a cost of £1,800, his family needed help fulfilling his Christmas wish.

Mum Emma Wordsworth-Higham said: “He was getting picked for the team so he needed to get his own chair but we found they were really expensive.

“Some of the other parents at the club suggested seeing if a charity could help so we wrote to Patti at the Shannon Bradshaw Trust to see if there was anything she could do.

“We were made up when she came back to us to say they could buy one for us.”

Patti Bradshaw, from The Shannon Bradshaw Trust which supports children with life-threatening conditions and their families, said they were delighted to help.