Everyone likes a good tweet-up don’t they? What’s that? You don’t know what we’re talking about? Too many tweets make a twat? Well, takes one to know one eh?
Liverpool has a fine tradition of Twestivalling – a Twitter meet-up in the real-world designed to raise money for, and awareness of, charity. This time the Liverpool event has chosen community-based organisation Lister Steps., which offers support services and childcare to families living around Tuebrook.
“Previous Twestivals have raised money to help support clean water initiatives in the developing world. This time we wanted to focus our attention a little closer to home,” said Pauline Cox, Liverpool Twestival organiser.
“We received a lot of nominations from local charities and support groups and it was inspiring to see how much great work is happening in Liverpool and Merseyside.
“Lister Steps stood out for the huge difference and impact they make to people’s lives despite their consistent efforts to simply survive, which is why Liverpool Twestival chose them for this year’s charity.”
Last year the Liverpool festival contributed £1,200 through a raffle and the hosts of this year’s event – to be held on 24 Marchat PanAm Bar in the Albert Dock – will be aiming for more, with over 150 tweeters expected.
PanAm will be creating a cocktail for the event, apparently, with a quid from each creation bought going to Lister Steps.
To find out more, see @TwestivalLiv or @paulinecoxy on Twitter, or check out the link below.