Fundraising Ideas: Dress Down Days

Dress down days like all good fundraisers are easy and simple to organise and fun to participate in. The point of a dress down day is to have a change in the dress code for a day, or alternatively you can dress up depending on the where the activity is taking place. Dress down days […]

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Fund-raising Idea : Cake Selling

Everyone loves fresh homemade baked goods so why not gather a team, bake to your hearts content and sell them in support of Young Heroes. Recruit a few members of your friends, family, church or company to donate some of their time to preparing their favourite cakes, cookies and pies. Delicious treats at moderate prices […]

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Fund-raising Idea: A Quiz

A quiz is a fantastic way to help raise funds for Young Heroes and of course have a lot of fun! Organising such an event is not as daunting as you may think.   Simply follow the steps below and your half way there! Find a venue Firstly, you need to think about a venue. This […]

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Fund-raising Idea: Coffee Mornings

Coffee mornings are a great British tradition. Large or small, they are the perfect activity for conversing, mingling and raising money for Young Heroes. Coffee mornings are so easy to organise and you can hold one almost anywhere, for example, your town hall, church, place of work, your home or garden or local social club. […]

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Nissar Bahadur’s Story: The inspiration for Impact Young Heroes

Nissar was a trainee working for Impact, the charitable organisation. He proved to be a talented, thoughtful and hardworking young man who made a lasting impression on everyone he had close contact with, both in his professional and personal life. In early 2004 he developed a stomach complaint which progressively got worse. To everyone’s shock, […]

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Kim’s Story

Kim Leeming lost her mother to the Von Hippel-Lindau condition (abbreviated VHL) when she was only 3 years old. At the time there wasn’t much information and not very many cases when her mother was suffering with this type of disease. Unfortunately she was only diagnosed a few months before she passed away. VHL is […]

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Kerry’s Story

19 year old Kerry is a beautiful and inspiring young woman, who at just 14 years old was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), a fast growing cancer of the white blood cells which accounts for about 75 to 80 percent of the childhood leukemia’s. Kerry spent the next 2 years of her life battling […]

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Katie’s Story

23 year old Katie Brooman had to face the grim reality of Cancer when at just 21 she was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Like any other teenager, Katie was interested in fashion, music and going out with friends; she also had a job as care worker which she loved.  Here’s her story… […]

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Dan’s Story

At 16, Dan Hewitt was at a time in his life when he should have been going out with friends, playing sports, thinking of future careers, college, instead he lay hooked up to a machine undergoing intensive Chemotherapy for Acute Lymphatic Leukaemia. Dan, now 20, is the first Young Hero to move into Impact accommodation. […]

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Jen Bayley’s Story

  Jen Bayley is a wonderful 22 year old woman from Stockport who, later this year, will be enjoying a relaxing Young Heroes break in Lanzarote with boyfriend and fellow young hero, Akky Rahman. Jen has had a tough 3 years whilst battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in which she was diagnosed back in February 2007. […]

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