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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 .
Oxfam is looking to set up a new fundraising group in Devizes and is on the look out for volunteers. In order to set up the group the charity is on the lookout for a group leader and new members along with a secretary and treasurer.
The weather was picturesque for the 18th annual Berkeley Heights 5K as 400 participated in the charity run and fitness walk on Sunday, Sept. 14 at Memorial Field.
Cheques were presented to Woking and Sam Beare Hospices, Crossroads Care Surrey, the White Lodge Centre, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance and the Mayor of Woking's charities Bourne Valley Garden Centre, Woodham Park Road, Woodham. Funds from The Woking Bikeathon being handed over to a number of a charities.
CHARITY CHALLENGE: MS sufferer Vera Maven did the ice bucket challenge along with members of staff from Quality Carers. She is pictured with Vince Allan, regional manager of Quality Carers Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT A WOMAN who lives with a chronic medical condition hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for charity by becoming the latest volunteer for the ice bucket challenge.
RESEARCH into the genetic causes of epilepsy has received a cash boost after a A 50,000 donation from the Buckinghamshire Freemasons. The group gave the Chalfont St Peter-based Epilepsy Society the cash windfall in order for the charity to fund work into finding a molecular cause to the condition.
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