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Burnley parents join respite care protest

Burnley parents join respite care protest

Published on Wednesday 6 April 2011 16:10

PARENTS of some of Burnley’s most vulnerable children joined protests against proposed cuts to respite care homes.

Fears are that families in the town could be plunged into crisis if any of the East Lancashire homes – including Reedley Cottages – are closed by the County Council.

Could you please help by knitting some breasts

An email from California from someone who wanted to knit her great-granny a breast to comfort her after a mastectomy

I am launching a volunteer project here in the US to provide women who’ve undergone mastectomies with the option of knit, crocheted or fabric prosthetic breasts (with a less ‘medical’ look to them, and an opportunity for these women to process their journey in color and texture, to express themselves, to feel feminine, strong, average, wild, balanced, or any other way they wish to express). In my research I have come across many references to breast models for lactation training in the UK.

Wonderful son helping his mum get through cancer treatment

Sheringham boy’s mascot role is a boost for sick mum

By Richard Batson Thursday, April 7, 2011
7:00 AM

 A mother-of-two battling cancer was given a big boost when her son was a match-day mascot for Norwich City as the team chalked up its biggest win of the season.