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Pippa saddles up for heart charity

Archived, 7 days ago From belfasttelegraph.co.uk 

Belfast, U K - The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister and their brother James Middleton were taking part in the 54-mile route as ambassadors for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

The yearly event is billed as "Europe's largest and oldest charity ...

Children at risk from cholera outbreak in South Sudan

Archived, 7 days ago From unicef.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Eighteen people, including two children under 5 years of age, have died from cholera in the most recent outbreak to hit South Sudan. The first cholera case was reported on 27 May in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba. Since then, 170 susp ...

Make-A-Wish granted for local child.

Archived, 7 days ago From .thebrunswicknews.com 

Brunswick, GEORGIA - She didn’t speak a word, but the gleam in her eye as she climbed to the top of her new playset said it all.
Delilah Mulling is only 7, but she has been through more surgeries than most can imagine.

All of her hardships were rewa ...

UNICEF calls for renewed fight for children’s health

Archived, 7 days ago From thestar.com 

Toronto, CANADA - The United Nations children’s agency says tens of millions of children in poor countries will die needlessly in the next 15 years, raising questions about the success of the Harper government’s signature aid initiative.

That statistic ...

Thousands raised for charities at masked ball

Archived, 8 days ago From leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk 

Luton, U K - Hundreds of people attended a masquerade ball to raise £3000 for Keech Hospice Care and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Amanda Cook, 26, of Dunstable, organised the event to help two charities close to her heart.

The health car ...

Blind veteran abseils hotel to raise money for charity

Archived, 8 days ago From portsmouth.co.uk 

North Harbour, Western Road, U K - Rod Matthews, 73, of Emsworth, helped to raise almost £14,000 for Blind Veterans UK by abseiling more than 100ft down the Grand Hotel in Brighton.

He was joined by more than 100 others, including four other blind veterans, for the mass ...

Hundreds take part in Great Scottish Walk

Archived, 8 days ago From edinburghnews.scotsman.com 

Edinburgh, U K - Roughly 700 people are estimated to have taken part in the charity event, which returned following a six-year hiatus.

Founder Terry Crossley came out of retirement to stage the festival again, and his team have promised that the event ...

MSF to carry out oral cholera vaccination for Burundian and Congolese refugees

Archived, 8 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Some 115,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees living in Tanzania will be vaccinated against cholera in a mass campaign carried out by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) this month. A cholera outbreak was declared in mid-May when thousands of Burundian re ...

Bill Hader prank a high school as 'Mike the firefighter'

Archived, 8 days ago From people.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Fire safety is no laughing matter – unless of course it involves Bill Hader pranking an entire high school.

The SNL alum helped pull off an elaborate prank at the request of Iroquois High School senior Grace Aroune. A thyroid cancer s ...

SNL's Vanessa Bayer reveals her teen battle with leukemia was 'extremely alienating' as she gives back to Make-A-Wish Foundation

Archived, 8 days ago From dailymail.co.uk 

London, U K - SNL's Vanessa Bayer battled leukemia as a teen and she says it was 'an extremely difficult' time.

The 33-year-old who grew up in Ohio tells People magazine that dealing with a life-threatening illness as a child is a very isolating exp ...

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