After their daughter lost her fight with cancer, Dean and Caroline Orchard knew they had to face the devastating task of sorting through her belongings. What they didn’t know was that they would discover something that would make them feel closer to 13-year-old Athena than ever. On the back of her bedroom mirror, the little… [Continue Reading]
The mother of a teenager who raised more than £3m for a cancer charity after being diagnosed with the disease, has paid tribute to a “courageous, selfless, inspirational son”. Stephen Sutton, 19, died, four years after he was first diagnosed with bowel cancer. His mother, Jane Sutton, released a statement on the Stephen’s Story Facebook… [Continue Reading]
The 89-year-old D-Day veteran who sneaked out of his care home to Normandy has returned to a hero’s welcome and declared: ‘I would do it again tomorrow.’ Hiding his war medals under a raincoat, Bernard Jordan told carers he was going for a walk before boarding a coach to France for the 70th anniversary –… [Continue Reading]
Hundreds of patients queued for more than four hours to say goodbye to a cherished GP when he retired from practice after 32 years. Described affectionately as a ‘good old fashioned’ doctor, Dr Richard Hughes was adored for the way he took time to get to know people and talk through their issues – rather… [Continue Reading]
There were many heroes who surfaced twelve years ago on September 11, helping people in need as the Twin Towers crumbled around them. Two you probably haven’t heard of were Salty and Roselle, guide dogs who despite the chaos, calmly led their blind owners to safety after the terrorist attacks. Salty, a yellow lab, was… [Continue Reading]
Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996. We provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children. Our services reach 36,000 and intensively support 18,000 children across London and Bristol, including the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional… [Continue Reading]
Word 4 Weapons is a multi-award winning, faith based organisation founded in 2007 by Michael Smith to counteract the wave of knife and gun crime which is devastating our communities. There are now in excess of 25 across Greater London. Weapons are openly used on our streets leaving individuals in fear, injured or killed. We are… [Continue Reading]
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