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Seddon staff travlled more than 14,000 miles in the name of charity. Credit: via Rumpus PR

THING OF THE WEEK

THAT’S A WRAP… Seddon’s year of fundraising in honour of the contractor’s 125th anniversary has come to an end. The Bolton-based construction firm set itself a target of raising £1m for The Christie through a variety of challenges that saw staff run, cycle, walk, sky-dive, and swim a total of 14,220 miles in the last 12 months. With that kind of effort, you will be unsurprised to hear that Seddon has surpassed its fundraising goal. Now time for a lie down. 


SWIFT AND COLD… You may remember a few weeks ago we were tracking the progress of Planit-IE founding director Pete Swift as he made his way from Liverpool to Norway – via the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden – on two wheels. Here is a video documenting what Swift called a “life-affirming” trip. 


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The building was last used as a cinema in 1966. Credit: via Connor Communications

THE GREATEST SHOW… A cinema in Liverpool that has been closed since 1966 is to reopen next weekend. The former Gaumont Palace in Anfield will open its doors for a screening of the Greatest Showman on 3 December under its new moniker, Liverpool Lighthouse. A man named Charlie Brown first opened the cinema back in 1931 – the building became a bingo hall in the second half of the 20th century but closed in 1998 – and his grandson Andy will be in attendance when the doors are flung open early next month. “You are doing what Charlie Brown did back in 1931,” Andy Brown said. “Just like the Lighthouse, the cinema supported the community, bringing entertainment and opportunity to Anfield. Charlie and his wife Nell would have been very proud to know that their legacy is still living on.” 


 

 

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TUN RUN… Running a 255km race through the Namib Dessert, where temperatures can get up as high as the inside of a McDonalds apple pie, without dying would be an amazing achievement. Winning it would be out of the question. For most people. But Jack Tunney, partnerships manager at Manchester-based online lettings platform Accomodation.co.uk, is clearly not most people. That’s right, after five gruelling days in the desert, Tunney took home gold. 


WONDERS OF WIGAN… Wigan has it all, it seems. A tourist video – complete with dramatic Game of Thrones-style soundtrack – has been created to demonstrate what the town and the wider borough have to offer potential visitors. From art galleries to dinosaurs, Wigan has plenty to offer and that’s before you have even thought about indulging in one of the borough’s famous ‘kebabs’, a glaring omission from the video. 

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