Homeopathic Out-Reach For Cambridge Homeless

WinterComfort is a Cambridge-based charity providing support for the homeless and rough sleepers. A 1-year homeopathic project started in 2009 saw about 50 service users taking advantage of this service. The project was run by Thierry Clerc, a local clinical homeopath. The majority of consultations focused on acute and physical ailments, … Continue reading

International Day of the Girl

Today – Thursday 11 October 2012 is the United Nations’ first-ever International Day of the Girl.  Finally, an acknowledgement that as with many things in life the disparity between male and female genders still exists and the gulf that has been created especially in developing countries is alarming and awareness … Continue reading

The Hub – Changing Lives, Changing Futures

Bangkok sees a steady stream of travelers drawn in by its legendary hedonistic pleasures, ancient temples and chockablock markets. There are, of course, daily glimpses into Bangkok’s less-glamorous side; the beggar asleep in the doorway, the used needle in the kerb, the child begging. For too many, this is merely … Continue reading

ATD Fourth World: Empowerment, Change & Community

ATD Fourth World operates in twenty-five countries worldwide, championing the cause of the most vulnerable and impoverished with dedication, compassion and a human rights based approach. From its 100,000 members worldwide to its permanent delegation to the European Union, ATD Fourth World addresses the challenge of poverty on every level. … Continue reading

Common River: Connecting Communities

Deep in the Ethiopian Rift Valley, inside a bamboo hut, the air is cool and sweet. Fresh beans snap and whistle in the heat of the fire, sending out rich plumes of coffee-scented smoke. The process is peaceful, methodical. The mortar grinds the beans and water boils. Soon, from the … Continue reading

Cash Still Needed for Charity Campaign

ITV’s This Morning celebrity doctor, Dr Chris Steele, has backed a local charity’s fundraising campaign to build a new ‘Home from Home’ within the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. The Sick Children’s Trust, which provides free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation for families whose children are seriously ill in hospital, launched … Continue reading

Six Months On And Local Charity Has Supported 70 Families

Six months on from its opening last September The Sick Children’s Trust’s Chestnut House in Cambridge has supported an astonishing 70 families in need. Chestnut House is based at The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge and is run by The Sick Children’s Trust. The charity’s Vice President Esther Rantzen opened the … Continue reading

Cambs Runner In Marathon Effort For Alzheimer’s Research UK

Chris Drummond from Milton aims to raise £2,000 to boost funds for Great Abington-based charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, when he takes part in the Virgin London Marathon on 21 April. Running among a crowd of over 37,500 people, Chris will pound the capital’s streets alongside fun runners, amateur athletes, elite … Continue reading

Support for Alzheimer’s Research UK Wins Helen a Christmas Trolley Dash

Dr Helen Robertson, from Birmingham, was the lucky winner of a two-minute trolley dash in Iceland Foods’ Northfield, Birmingham store this week after entering Alzheimer’s Research UK’s annual Grand Prize Draw. Helen was one of 14 people who won a prize when her ticket was selected from 67,000 entries this … Continue reading

Kent Golfers Use Their Drive to Raise £5,000 for Dementia Research

Etchinghill Golf Club has raised an enormous £5,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK in twelve months, after naming the UK’s leading dementia research charity as their Charity of the Year. The 350-strong club, based at Etchinghill near Folkestone, pulled together the huge sum with a range of events throughout the year, … Continue reading

Doctor Who Helps Exterminate Dementia

A book of celebrity memories about the science-fiction drama Doctor Who, entitled Behind the Sofa, is flying off the shelves to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Jonathan Ross, Lynda Bellingham, Al Murray and Martina Cole are among more than 100 famous contributors. All the proceeds from book sales are … Continue reading

Cambridgeshire Campaigner Made Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK

Sarah King, from Linton in Cambridgeshire, has been made a Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Sarah was given the title in recognition of her exceptional support for the charity after her husband, Andrew, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease when he was just 43. The national charity, based in Great … Continue reading

Cambridgeshire Campaigner Made Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK

Sarah King, from Linton in Cambridgeshire, has been made a Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Sarah was given the title in recognition of her exceptional support for the charity after her husband, Andrew, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease when he was just 43. The national charity, based in Great … Continue reading

A Blooming Lovely Donation

The Courtyard at The Sick Children’s Trust’s Acorn House at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge is looking ‘blooming’ beautiful thanks to a ‘bunch’ of donations from local garden centres and a local sculptor. Scotsdales Garden Centre, Polhill Garden Centre at Coton Orchard and Oakington Garden Centre all in Cambridge donated potted … Continue reading

From Little Acorns Grow Big Ideas

More than 300 families each year will have somewhere to stay close by to their sick child thanks to a new ‘Home from Home’ opened today by The Sick Children’s Trust. at the new Rosie hospital, Cambridge. The charity launched a £400,000 appeal to build the house in Spring 2011 … Continue reading

Grand Designs for Charity’s New ‘Home from Home’

Renowned British designer, Emma Bridgewater, has provided a much needed boost to a Cambridge based charity’s fundraising campaign with the donation of some of her famous home ware. Emma has donated dinner plates, side plates and mugs to The Sick Children’s Trust’s new ‘Home from Home’ at the Rosie hospital … Continue reading

The Sick Children’s Trust Cambridge Sponsored Walk

Date: Saturday 16 June 2012 Time: 1pm Location: Milton Country Park, Cambridge Ticket: £5 registration fee Come and join The Sick Children’s Trust for their Cambridge Sponsored Walk. The walk takes you 1.5 miles around the park, through some beautiful scenery. A mixture of woodland, grass and water areas within the park ensures that … Continue reading

Photography Studio Launches a Snappy Appeal

A photography studio in Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, spent last weekend clicking away to raise money so that families can stay close by to their child when they are being treated in hospital – and has already raised a brilliant £110. Suffolk based Lighthouse Studios kick started their fundraising efforts recently … Continue reading

Councillor Tony Orgee Backs Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Big Walk

The Chairman of South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cllr Tony Orgee, is urging everyone to take part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Big Walk in the county on Sunday 13 May. The UK’s leading dementia research charity, based in Great Shelford, aims to raise £50,000 for pioneering dementia research. Hundreds of people … Continue reading

Local Man Goes to the Summit for Charity!

At the respectable age of 48, Property Consultant from Cambridgeshire, John Bowles, longed for some adventure. There was no better way to satisfy his desire than to trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro with six friends, while at the same time raising money for three different charities. The group … Continue reading

Cambs Charity Receives Grant From Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

Great Shelford-based charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, has received a boost of $10,000 (equivalent to £6,100) from the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation (MDRT) in America. This grant is thanks to Simon Gibson, a Cambridgeshire supporter of the UK’s leading dementia research charity. He attended the cheque presentation, which took place … Continue reading

UK’s Largest Dementia Research Conference Comes to Birmingham in 2012

Over 250 leading dementia scientists from across the globe will gather in Birmingham this week for Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2012, the country’s largest dedicated dementia research conference. The event, which takes place on 27 and 28 March, will share the latest evidence on a wide range of research topics, … Continue reading

More White Coats: Capacity Boost the Only Answer to Uk Dementia Crisis

Alzheimer’s Research UK has challenged Government to avoid flash in the pan tactics on dementia research and commit to a national dementia research strategy. In a new report – Defeating Dementia – the UK’s leading dementia research charity warns that the UK’s world-renowned dementia knowledge base could be lost unless … Continue reading

Can Music Save Your Life? – Part 2

Jennifer Campbell continues her exploration of music and the powerful effect it can have on our lives. To read part 1 of Can Music Save Your Life, click here. Music is featured almost everywhere, we can even go as far as saying that we each have our individual soundtracks to … Continue reading

Tribute Paid to Charity Which Helped Local Family

The Elsie Norman Fund for Acorn House has presented The Sick Children’s Trust with a cheque for £13,420.00 as a thank you for all its help over the last three years. When Max and Charlotte Norman’s daughter, Elsie, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in June 2008, Charlotte and her … Continue reading

Stacey Solomon in Race for Xmas No.1 for Cambs Charity

Stacey Solomon, who shot to fame in The X Factor in 2009, releases her first Christmas single today (19 December) to boost funds for Great Shelford-based charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK and children’s hospices charity Together For Short Lives.  Stacey will go head-to-head for the festive number one spot with this year’s X Factor winners, … Continue reading