Letters - May 2, 2012

Marjery Harris, of Holmfield Road North Shore, wants to highlight the plight of her daughter Elizabeth Fisk, who suffers from a neurological disorder which gives the impression of her being drunk.'Marjery and Elizabeth. PIC BY ROB LOCK'25-4-2012
Marjery Harris, of Holmfield Road North Shore, wants to highlight the plight of her daughter Elizabeth Fisk, who suffers from a neurological disorder which gives the impression of her being drunk.'Marjery and Elizabeth. PIC BY ROB LOCK'25-4-2012
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I READ the story about Elizabeth Fisk and her rare disorder which makes some people think she is drunk (Gazette April 27).

A couple of weeks ago I was having a coffee in Maddison’s on Red Bank Road.

I was feeling a bit sorry for myself, as it was nearing the anniversary of my wife’s death.

Through the door came a well-dressed, attractive lady who gave me a cheerful smile as she sat down.

She was obviously struggling with a bad disability, and it showed me how small my problems were.

I went out of there a much happier man than when I went in. So you see Elizabeth, we don’t all see you as a drunk.

I wish you all the best luck in the world.

STAN HOLGATE

Magdalen Road

Cleveleys

I WOULD like to invite active readers, whose appetite for a challenge is being whetted by the forthcoming Olympic Games, to join us for Treelay – a sponsored walk and cycle in the Highlands from May 5 to 19 to help restore one of Britain’s great forests.

Treelay celebrates the planting of the millionth tree in the Caledonian Forest by conservation charity Trees for Life.

We hope Treelay will be a worthwhile prelude to the Olympic Torch relay, which begins on the same day that Treelay ends.

Participants are asked to raise at least £100, and can sign up for one or more of 12 individual legs, which vary from 13km to 43km.

For details, please contact fiona@treesforlife.org.uk, call 01309 691292 or visit www.treesforlife.org.uk/millionthtree/treelay.html.

ALAN WATSON FEATHERSTONE

Executive director

Trees for Life

MY husband and I had a spectacular evening at the Tower Ballroom last week, and we would like to thank the marvellous Blackpool Tower Dance Orchestra. It featured two of the best orchestra singers we have ever heard in The Tower, singing hits from the swing era.

The male singer sang the jive number Route 66, and the female singer gave a wonderful rendition of S’Wonderful, originally recorded by Peggy Lee.

The singers were exquisitely dressed, as was the orchestra who played strict tempo dancing in just the perfect tempo and style.

We hope Blackpool Tower will book this magnificent evening again, along with the magical melodies of the Wurlitzer organ of Chris Hopkins.

MR AND MRS MORGAN

Shepherd Road

St Annes on Sea