Officers from Merseyside Police support Moebius Research Trust

Off-duty officers from Merseyside Police, with a fine eye for detail, are focusing their attention on a charity photo competition this weekend.

Officers from Merseyside Police have helped arrange a charity photo competition, which is being held on Saturday, 3 May at St Cuthbert's Church in West Derby.

The event, which is free for everyone to attend, is being held between 1pm and 4pm at the church, in a bid to raise money and to improve awareness of Moebius Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder.

The photos being exhibitied for the competition are on the themes of 'the nature and wildlife of Croxteth Park', 'the people of Croxteth Park', 'locations of interest within Croxteth Park' and 'Happiness'.

The winners will be announced by Stephen Twigg MP and the Lord Mayor of Liverpool Gary Millar, who will also be attending the event.

There will also be a photographic exhibition from '96 footballs', which is a photographic project, in support of the victims of Hillsborough.

There will be a presentation by Dr Adel Fattah, a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, who will talk about his role at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

All money raised will go towards the Moebius Research Trust.

Detective Inspector Ged Seddon said: "The cause is something that is very close to my heart. The event will be a fun and interesting chance for people to get together, look at some great pictures and hopefully raise some money for a very good cause. There will be a raffle, a glass of wine or a cup of tea or coffee, with a cake and nibbles on offer.

"Not many people will know about Moebius Syndrome as it's not very common. There are approximately 124 people in the UK who suffer from this condition, with an estimate of only 2,000 people worldwide.

"We are also really lucky to have Dr Fattah attending the event. He is one of the leading facial surgeons around and I think everyone will find his presentation really interesting and educational. The event is open to all and it would be great to see as many people as possible there supporting such a great cause and all of the money will go towards charity."