THE NORTHERN division of Galliford is running a competition among young musicians in Cheshire.
Local schoolchildren can win vouchers for instruments and lessons with the leading lights of the Manchester Camerata chamber orchestra.
Galliford has sponsored the orchestra for the past 10 years.
KARL Construction employee Clifford Busby is in training for a 500 km charity bike ride along Egypt's River Nile next month. Clifford is hoping to raise nearly £2,000 during the eight-day marathon in aid of Mencap.
RECRUITMENT specialist Hill McGlynn donated the £3,000 it would have spent on Christmas cards to Crash, the construction charity for the homeless.