Monthly Archives: August 2012

Aylsham women bare all for naked charity calendar

Fundraisers in Aylsham have swapped business suits for birthday suits to appear in a naked calendar for Breast Cancer Care and Diabetes UK.

Kathryn Bradley, Reporter


Business women in Aylsham bare all for a charity calendar

Business women in Aylsham bare all for a charity calendar

The project is the brainchild of Sara Westwood, Sara’s sister Trudie Bradley, Helen Colebrooke and Sue Cubitt, who were inspired by the story of the Calendar Girls – the members of a Yorkshire Women’s Institute who famously stripped off in a calendar for charity.

The friends were further spurred on by Helen’s daughter Leah, 12, who suffers from type 1 diabetes and Trudie, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in August.

Sara said: “It is an idea I have had for a while but it never really got off the ground. We went to see the Calendar Girls at the Theatre Royal in Norwich and talked about it afterwards and said right lets do it. It made a big difference this time because of Trudie’s diagnosis and wanting to give something back. Breast Cancer Care is a charity that she made really good use of and was a really good support to her. Especially the forums on their website where she was able to women who were going through exactly the same thing at the same time.”

Carers fear cuts to DLA will ruin lives

Carers fear cuts to DLA will ruin lives

Thursday 02 August 2012
by Will Stone, Health & Social Affairs Reporter

Carers told today of their fear at the prospect of having their meagre allowances axed because of cruel Tory welfare reforms.

Among them was Clive Arnold, 54, of Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, who gives round-the-clock care to his wife Christine.

She suffers a range of physical and mental disabilities including the rare congenital neurological disorder Moebius syndrome.

It means she can’t close her eyes or form facial expressions due to complete facial paralysis from birth.

She also suffers from epilepsy and severe depression.

Norfolk MP’s wife, Samantha Cameron, and Joanna Lumley celebrate charity’s achievement

Host Samantha Cameron, Co-founders Victoria Bacon and Sarah Hope, and Patron Joanna Lumley

Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope Trustees and Patrons

By ADAM GRETTON Thursday, August 2, 2012
3:59 PM

A fledgling charity, established by the wife of a Norfolk MP and her twin sister, has celebrated a milestone with a Downing Street reception, hosted by Samantha Cameron.

Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope was established by sisters Victoria Bacon and Sarah Hope last year to help young amputees across the world, in memory of their mother, Elizabeth Panton, who was killed by an out of control bus in London five years ago.

The same crash also injured Mrs Hope and her two-year-old daughter, Pollyanna, who lost a leg, which spurred the sisters on to set up a charity to help amputees in the developing world.