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20 min ago | Berkhamsted Today
I often use this column to discuss some of the people, charities, voluntary organisations and businesses I have met in the constituency in the last few weeks. For example, on the last afternoon of the Parliamentary recess I called in at the Haresfoot Brewery in Berkhamsted.
2 hrs ago | Gazette-news.co.uk
The public appeal, the biggest in the history of Colchester General Hospital, aims to raise enough money to bring cancer services - including chemo and radiotherapy together. It would also have facilities to help cancer patients and their families come to terms with the life-threatening illness - and help them have a good quality of life once their treatment has been completed.
Chef Taryn Wa of Vancouver catering company Savoury Chef Foods presents her creation-corned beef tongue with horseradish, potato vinaigrette, savoy cabbage, and carrots-at the 2014 Passions gala. On September 14, I attended the Scotiabank Passions gala in support of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation as a media guest.
All dog lovers, especially those who are in awe of service dogs, have until Sept. 20 to cast their vote for the first annual Hero Service Dog Awards presented by Art for Barks.
Apparently it was Zheng's fourth donation in just over a week. That...wow, that's very generous donating.
FIREFIGHTERS up and down the country are preparing to roll up their sleeves to take part in the National Car Wash this September, raising vital funds for The Fire Fighters Charity. Firmly established on the fire and rescue service calendar, the National Car Wash is the charity's largest national fundraising event of the year.
THE campaign to raise A 750,000 for a new breast cancer unit at Salisbury District Hospital got off to a flying start with the Berwick St John Country Fayre this weekend. Around 20,000 people attended the show which raised A 27,000 for the Stars Appeal's campaign to fund a purpose built breast care unit benefitting thousands of local women every year.
Contact the Elderly is looking for more people willing to spare a few hours each month to drive one or two older people to a local tea party and also enjoy a cuppa and a cake themselves. A spokeswoman said the charity aimed to relieve the acute loneliness of isolated people aged 75 and above, who lived alone, by organising free monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups within local communities, providing a regular and vital friendship link.
One of the world's largest charities says it will begin accepting donations in the virtual currency bitcoin. United Way Worldwide said Monday that it will accept bitcoin donations for the charity's innovation fund through the San-Francisco-based wallet service Coinbase.
The A 7,000 bed was funded using part of a A 10,000 donation to Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity from Sandra McCabe of the Scarborough Group Foundation, which makes donations to worthy causes. Angela Dunn, projects officer at the hospital charity, said: "These children are confused, disorientated and emotionally upset as a result of their head injury and will often attempt to climb out of their bed.
Generous Retford residents have been praised by the town's TSB branch for raising over 1,000 for several charities over the past year. In the past 12 months a 'Walk to Work' and raffle have been held to support Retford's Alzheimer's Memory Group, a 'Guess the Name of the Bear' game in support of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice and two colleagues also participated in the Race For Life raising A 930 between them and volunteers also helped out at the Retford Half Marathon.
AN ANIMAL charity is looking for volunteers to help housebound Chiltern residents who are no longer able to walk their dogs. The Cinnamon Trust is on the lookout for people who can give up some of their spare time to help look after pets belonging to the elderly or ill.
CHARITY CHALLENGE . . . Clinigen's Nepal expedition team will include Mel Wood, Robin Sibson, Angela Hollingworth, Karen Roebuck, Sharon Orme and Sharon Shelley.
Four garden owners in Bromsgrove have donated A 500 to the Basement Project after opening their gardens as part of the National Gardens Scheme, . Alan Nokes, who owns one of the gardens with wife Lynn, said: "Most of the money we raise by opening our gardens goes to health related and nursing charities like Marie Curie, Macmillan's Nurses and Help the Hospices.
A DOCTORATE student proved to be clean ahead of fellow nominees after his soap business for disadvantaged people gained an award. Sebastian Huempfer, 26, who is studying economic history at Green Templeton College, began Clean Sl8 in January last year.
A CHARITY is appealing for donations of unwanted laptop computers to help improve the IT skills of carers across Airedale. The organisation's CReate service runs free weekly IT workshops for carers in Airedale, as well as Bradford and Ilkley .
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 04:16 am
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