Allergy sufferers less likely to develop cancer

People who suffer from allergies are less likely to develop cancer than others, scientists in America have stated. Research carried out by a team at Texas Tech University looked into the possible link between the development of ovarian cancer and allergies to airborne substances. They found that children with allergies to certain airborne particles were 40 […]

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Fundraising Idea: Pub amenities evening

Most pubs have items in them that can be used to generate funds. One of the most common events is to hold a pool tournament if you have pool tables available. Get every contestant to pay an entry fee and have a small trophy at the end for the winner and runner up. This way, […]

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Young Hero gets his big break

Mohammed Rahman (Akky as he is known to many) recently returned from his respite break in Lanzarote where he was accompanied by best friend Suhiol. The 22 year old from Oldham was left disappointed last year when his break had to be postponed last minute due to health reasons so the trip this time round […]

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Fundraising Idea: Car Boot Sales

Get rid of unwanted items and raise money for Young Heroes at the same time by doing a car boot sale. How? Ask everyone you know for unwanted books, clothes, toys, CD’s, ornaments, in fact anything which is unused and good enough condition to sell on in aid of charity.  Post your plea request for […]

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May 2010 Newsletter

Introduction Welcome to the May edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter.  In this months bumper edition we share the stories of 2 fundraisers, Lyndon and Trudie who both ran separate grueling marathons to raise money for Young Heroes.  Neither of them had previously run marathons but both completed them successfully and in fantastic times, raising a […]

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Fundraising Idea: Lose those locks

Lose those locks Charity head shaves have long been a popular way of raising money for charities.  They are easy to organise and guaranteed to attract publicity, sponsors and support. If organised well, a sponsored head shave can bring those pounds rolling in. You’ll be surprised at how many people are willing to donate money […]

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Alexander James Albiston April 5th 1991 – March 13th 2010

Alexander James Albiston April 5th 1991 – March 13th 2010 Alex Albiston, an exceptionally brave and inspirational young man, sadly lost his battle with cancer on Saturday 13th March 2010.  He was just 18 years old. Alex touched the lives of everyone, he came into contact with; which is evident by the hundreds of tributes that have […]

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Adam Barrett’s Story

“When I was first diagnosed, with youth on my side and an excellent prognosis, I had surprisingly few worries about the 6 cycles of chemo and the week of radiotherapy, which looked likely to be all I would need at this stage. Apart from the pain in my arm felt when the chemotherapy was administered, […]

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Fundraising Idea : Book Club

Book Clubs are easy to start and lot of fun, so if you love books, this is for you! They allow you to share your passion for literature, learn new things and meet new friends. But how do you start your own book club and how can you turn it into a successful fundraiser month […]

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Nippy Dipping

Whilst the majority of us sat cosily watching tv and eating left over turkey on Boxing Day, a group of very brave fundraisers took to the freezing waters of the North Sea in what has become a famous and 35 year tradition in Sunderland. The Seaburn Boxing Day Dip, organised by the Sunderland Lions Club, […]

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