Apr 10 2014

Lighthouse photographer wins Cathedral prize

Kevin Gilbo picLighthouse Photographer wins Cathedral Prize

Kevin Gilbo who is a member of the Middleton Photography club, which meets at Lighthouse Project every Wednesday, has recently won top prize in Manchester Cathedrals ‘Capture the Cathedral’ photography competition, with a picture of ‘the Angel Stone’.

Visiting the Cathedral Kevin saw that they were running a photography competition so he decided to enter. There were over 200 entries and the standard was very high, Kevin was really pleased to hear how he had done.

Initially he only entered the ‘Something different’ category for which his picture was chosen as the winner; but was additionally surprised when his picture was also been chosen as the overall winner. Well done!

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2014/04/10/lighthouse-photographer-wins-cathedral-prize/

Apr 01 2014

Foodbank at the Lighthouse Project – coming soon

Middleton Central logo - croppedLatest News – Coming Soon

Inspire Middleton has been working with a number of local churches to set up and establish an emergency Foodbank in Middleton.

The project which will operate under the name of Middleton Central Foodbank is part of the national network of Trussell Trust foodbanks.

Members of several local churches have been working together for some time to get this project off the ground, and since space has become available in the Warwick Mill based Lighthouse Project the group are moving forwards to get the service open as soon as possible.

Trussell Trust foodbanks gave emergency food to 346,992 people nationwide in 2012-13, including 126,889 children. Rising food and fuel prices combined with static incomes mean more people are hitting a crisis where they can’t afford food. We need your help to stop people going hungry in the UK which is why we will be asking you and your friends and family to help.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2014/04/01/foodbank-at-the-lighthouse-project-coming-soon/

Mar 20 2014

Word & Excel workshop – Beyond Basics

Beyond Basics 2014 header imageGet to grips with Word and Excel.

Our Beyond Basics Workshop is a short course workshop designed to take learners beyond their basics computer skills, onto Word and Excel.

Once you have learnt the basics of how to get online, use the internet and send emails etc., this course will help you with the basics of word processing, spreadsheets and general computing skills.

The course is free and runs on a Thursday morning 10am – 12 noon. However booking is required as places are limited.

It is suitable for complete beginners or for those who might want to brush up on their existing skills.


Learn how-to:
> Open Word & Excel                       > Create Folders & Files
> Navigation & Correction Keys     > Copy, Paste & Edit
> Insert Images                                 > Practical Exercises
> Tables & Databases                     > Graphs & Charts

Coming dates: 3rd April, 17th April, 1st May, 15th May, 29th May 2014

Download the Flyer: Beyond Basics – workshop poster v4 – times Apr May 2014



Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2014/03/20/word-excel-workshop-beyond-basics/

Mar 20 2014

Feel More Positive – Updated sessions

Don’t get stuck in a rut, come and learn how to improve yourself & your situation! Updated Dates

our Feel more positive Sessions run on Monday & Thursday afternoons 1pm – 3pm.

Feel more positive feature image 2014The series of five session will look at some of the things that make us tick and help you to understand why you might be the way you are; why do we feel the way we do? What can we do to change? What type of thing can affect how we feel, and how we can feel better about ourselves?

Don’t worry, we don’t pry into your personal life or put you on the spot and ask any awkward questions, the course is run in group sessions where you will receive helpful information and guidance about each of the topics that will then help you to consider your own situation.

The sessions will cover each of the following topics:

1 – Introduction Feelings & Thoughts – Mon 24th March 
2 – I want to improve my Self-Esteem – Mon 31st March
3 - I want to feel more ConfidentMon 7th April 

Easter Break

4 – I want to be more motivated – Thur 24th April
5 – I want to improve my Wellbeing – Thur 1st May

To attend just give us a call on 0161 643 1163 and sign-up or you can do so by visiting the Lighthouse or sending an email to info@lighthouseproject.org.uk

For a flyer about the course click here: Feel more positive All Sessions Poster v4 – Lighthouse

Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2014/03/20/feel-more-positive-new-sessions/

Mar 14 2014

Who let the Dads out – Sat 5th April

Playgroup for dads, grandads and male carers

wltdo_logo_transparentWho let the Dads Out is a group is aimed at supporting dads to play with their children in a male focused space.

The cost is only £2 per family and there are free bacon butties at half-time.

There is also a selection of other sweets and refreshments for purchase to keep the children going.

The group is suitable for children up to the age of 9ish as long as you are willing to play with them.

Very good. We like playing on the Kinect on Xbox 360. Good butties and it’s a nice chilled out place to bring children.

No need to book, just come along and have a good time playing.

Upcoming dates: Saturdays 10 am – 12 noon. - 5th April and 3rd May

Download the flyer: WLTDO poster Mar – May 2014

Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2014/03/14/who-let-the-dads-out-sat-5th-april/

Mar 13 2014

Want to Lose Weight for good?

Worried about not eating a healthy balanced diet?
Or finding it difficult to lose weight and keep it off for good.

Weight ScalesThe Healthy Weights team are running a new weight management course at the Lighthouse Project on Wednesdays between 2pm – 3pm, starting on 9th April for 8 weeks.

The Slim Possible drop-in sessions offer group support and education to help you real your weight loss goals. Losing just 10% of your body weight can significantly reduce your risk of developing illnesses such as heart disease, strokes and some cancers.

The Course covers topics such as:

  • Planning a healthy balanced diet
  • Understanding food labels
  • Looking at portion sizes
  • Setting achievable goals
  • reducing stress levels
  • And includes – Group Sessions, and consultations with a registered dietitian

The Healthy Weights Team provide advice and support for children, adults and families who want to make positive lifestyle changes.

Eligibility for the course: – Body Mass Index (BMI) of greater than 25.

Call: 01706 901763 for more information.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/2014/03/13/want-to-lose-weight-for-good/

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