Monthly Archives: December 2011

I want to to do all I can to help unpaid carers in Wales

How legislation will ensure carers’ needs are met

Gwenda Thomas, deputy minister for children and social services, explains how new regulations will ensure carers’ needs are met

CHRISTMAS is a time when many of us will be with our families and loved ones.

For some of us, the time we spend together may become too much of a good thing. But for the thousands of people with caring responsibilities, there is often no let-up over the Christmas period.

60 disadvantaged and vulnerable people on the Santa Special

All aboard for the Santa Special at Dereham

By IAN CLARKE
Saturday, December 24, 2011
1:48 PM

There were smiles and waves as dozens of children and adults were given a ride on the Santa Special train on the Mid Norfolk Railway on Friday.

Dressed up volunteers and entertainers ready to go on the Santa train on the Mid Norfolk Railway at Dereham. Picture: Denise Bradley
Children from SNAP (Special Needs and Parents), from left, Alfie Brown, 11; Ruby Syer, 5; Lexi Syer, 2; and Finlay Callam, 3; on the Round Table sleigh as they wait to go off on the Santa train at the Mid Norfolk Railway at Dereham. Picture: Denise Bradley

Dereham and District Round Table used some of the thousands of pounds it collects from its sleigh collections to hire a carriage for more than 60 disadvantaged and vulnerable people of all ages on the pre-Christmas journey from Dereham to Wymondham.

My Christmas wish-to have a conversation with my son

I am blessed.

I have a beautiful wife who loves me.  I have a super 6-year-old son who has autism.  I have a terrific 3-year-old girl who thinks she’s 13-years-old.  I live in the greatest state in the USA (Texas of course) I have a job that I enjoy, I have my health.  We are blessed.

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