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Pop star Olly Murs helps young Cornish girl with cerebral palsy

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A TV programme featuring singer Olly Murs helped a Cornish family seek help for their daughter who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at just 18 months old.

After watching the pop singer take part in a charity version of Noel Edmonds’ popular game show Deal or No Deal, the family decided to find out more about what the Brainwave charity could offer.

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    TV programme featuring Olly Murs helps Helston youngster Phoebe Bury

Helston-based mum Maria Bury said: “Phoebe was born early at 29 weeks and weighing just 1lb 14oz – she was no bigger than a bag of sugar.

“At first she appeared to do really well but after four weeks she developed two infections that led to brain damage.

“There didn’t really seem to be a lot that the health authorities could do for her and it was thanks to a popular TV programme, “Deal or No Deal” which featured Olly Murs trying to win money for his charity Brainwave that we became aware of the charity.”

Care Bill

Government publishes Care Bill

The Care Bill will modernise the law to put people’s wellbeing at the heart of the care and support system

Published today, the Care Bill introduces legislation to provide protection and support to the people who need it most and to take forward elements of the government’s initial response to the Francis Inquiry.

The Care Bill will give people peace of mind that they will be treated with compassion when in hospital, care homes or their own home.

The Bill is split into 3 parts.

Voluntary scheme offers free time for leisure and training activities

WEST NORFOLK: Time Credits scheme marks first birthday

Helen Gooding holds a giant Time Credit voucher with , Front LtoR - Tracey Spearing (youth worker), Alexandra Lee (KL Community Allotment), Alice Henderson (Bridge for Heroes), Elaine Pottle (Learning Catalyst Whitefriars Primary School), Sharon Marsden (Bridge for Heroes), Jenny Rouse (Project Officer) and Liz Falconbridge (King's Lynn Arts Centre). Back LtoR - Luke Foster (St Edmunds Primary) and Chris Borrmann (Purfleet Trust).Helen Gooding holds a giant Time Credit voucher with , Front LtoR – Tracey Spearing (youth worker), Alexandra Lee (KL Community Allotment), Alice Henderson (Bridge for Heroes), Elaine Pottle (Learning Catalyst Whitefriars Primary School), Sharon Marsden (Bridge for Heroes), Jenny Rouse (Project Officer) and Liz Falconbridge (King’s Lynn Arts Centre). Back LtoR – Luke Foster (St Edmunds Primary) and Chris Borrmann (Purfleet Trust).

A scheme which offers West Norfolk residents free time for leisure and training activities in return for voluntary work has celebrated its first anniversary this week.

According to organisers, more than 600 people have taken part in the West Norfolk Time Credits programme in its first year – giving around 9,000 hours of their time to community projects in the process.

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