Category Archives: Cancer
on giving thanks
THANK YOU. Thanks. Cheers. Thanks a million. Thanks. Sometimes, when I take the bus I don’t bother sitting down. I just stand near the driver and listen. When the bus screeches to a stop I get a kick from listening to the litany of thanks offered to the man – it’s usually a man – who sits staring straight ahead, hands resting on the wheel, as though oblivious to the river of gratitude flowing his way.
1st – 30th November Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Lung cancer is the UK’s biggest cancer killer, claiming the lives of more than 33,500 people in the UK every year – more than leukaemia, breast and prostate cancer combined – yet it receives a mere 3% of all money spent on cancer research in this country.
The British Lung Foundation believes it is vital that this balance is redressed in order that people with lung cancer receive the best possible treatment and care available.
By STEPHANIE BROOKS Saturday, October 29, 2011
A Wymondham hairdresser gave customers a fright yesterday as she donned a ghoulish Halloween costume in a bid to raise sponsorship for a challenging mountain climb.
Kirsty Jones-Hanford, 21, manager at Cutting Edge hair salon, hoped her surprise dressing-up efforts would help her inch closer towards a £4,300 fundraising target she needs to hit before embarking on a trip to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro next September – the highest peak in Africa standing at 5,895m (19,341ft) above sea level.