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Ride donates bike to disability charity

Archived, 2 days ago From thenorthernecho.co.uk 

Darlington, U K - Organizers of an annual community bike ride have donated a bicycle to a cycling charity.

The Durham Big Ride organisers presented a bike to Gateway Wheelers, a cycling club which caters for riders with disabilities.

Bria ...

Doctors Without Borders to the rescue of Liberian kids post-Ebola

Archived, 2 days ago From thestar.com.my 

Petaling Jaya, MALAYSIA - Estella Verdier keeps vigil by her sick four-month-old grandson’s hospital bed, praying for his recovery but placing her faith in the earthly healing powers of Liberia’s first ever children’s hospital.

The 46-bed unit, just opened in t ...

College student makes hair donation to children's cancer charity

Archived, 2 days ago From aboutmyarea.co.uk 

Nuneaton, U K - Bethany Henson, a Year 1 Level 3 photography student at Huntingdonshire Regional College, has had more than 12 inches of her hair cut off for charity at the College's Vitality salon.

The cut hair will be donated to the Little Princess ...

Sudan receives second measles vaccine batch amid outbreak

Archived, 2 days ago From sudantribune.com 

Paris, FRANCE - Sudan’s health ministry received the second batch measles vaccine doses on Tuesday as heath workers prepare to launch a vaccination campaign in the country.

On Monday 6 April, two million measles vaccine doses arrived to Khartoum airpo ...

Carey Mulligan demands greater respect for Alzheimer's patients

Archived, 3 days ago From turnto23.com 

Bakersfield, CALIFORNIA - British actress Carey Mulligan wants sufferers of Alzheimer's disease to be treated with more respect amid fears many are dismissed as bumbling old folk.

The Great Gatsby star has watched her grandmother struggle with the degenerative ...

Swimmers raise more than £1,000 for cancer charity as part of nationwide fundraising drive

Archived, 3 days ago From yourlocalguardian.co.uk 

London, U K - Swimmers in Wimbledon raised more than £1,000 for a cancer charity on Sunday as part of a nationwide fundraising drive.

Children and adults took part in the Swimathon at Wimbledon Leisure Centre in aid of Marie Curie.

Sw ...

I had my long locks lopped to help other children

Archived, 3 days ago From theargus.co.uk 

Hollingbury, U K - Cody Lockwood came up with the selfless plan to help other children all on her own.

“Mum,” she asked her mother Louise a few weeks ago, “I’ve been thinking. Can I have my hair cut really short because some children with cancer haven’t ...

In Ukraine, providing assistance across the front line

Archived, 3 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Medical needs remain urgent for both residents and people displaced by conflict on both sides of the front line in Ukraine. Many Ukrainian health workers have left rebel-held areas, leaving thousands of people in remote villages without access to ade ...

Kim Kardashian West helps sick kids at Children’s Hospital

Archived, 3 days ago From variety.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Kim Kardashian West started to work with the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles seven years ago, after a friend’s child got sick. She not only donates proceeds from her eBay auction store to the nonprofit, but she also carves out time to regularly visit ...

Wrestling show slams cancer, raises more than $1,000 for charity

Archived, 3 days ago From nevadasagebrush.com 

Reno, NEVADA - Two numbers stand out from the first-annual “Smackdown for the Cure” wrestling show on Thursday, April 16 — 500 and 1,000.

The first number was the expected attendance of the co-sponsored show from the Reno Wrestle Factory and the Neva ...

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