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Samaritan's Purse fighting deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa

11 hours ago From Newswire  View Original Article

Toronto, CANADA - Samaritan's Purse is working with the government of Liberia to contain a deadly outbreak of Ebola virus that has killed at least 107 people so far in the West African nation and in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone.

"This is a very s ...

United Nations assists Syrians amidst fears of drought impact

11 hours ago From newsmantri.com  View Original Article

New Delhi, INDIA - While noting that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provided assistance to a record 4 million Syrians in March, a new report out on Tuesday highlights that, with only one month left in the rainy season, a potential drought may strain the ...

Capital effort as Keighley runners raise thousands for charity

13 hours ago From Keighley News  View Original Article

Keighley, U K - People from across the Keighley district have together raised thousands of pounds for different charities after taking part in the London Marathon.

They contended with balmy conditions on Sunday to complete the famous 26.2-mile course ...

Pelsall boy raises hundreds of pounds at charity disco in aid of cousin

13 hours ago From Walsall Advertiser  View Original Article

Walsall, U K - A caring five-year-old from Pelsall has raised almost £1,000 through a charity event held in aid of his ill cousin.

Freddie Williams – with help from his mother Kerry – arranged a fund-raising disco at Pelsall Methodist Church in aid o ...

Metroland Media rolls up sleeves at Habitat Halton Oakville build site

18 hours ago From InsideHalton.com  View Original Article

Burlington, CANADA - Nearly two dozen Metroland Media West employees are now on site at Habitat for Humanity Halton’s latest Oakville build site on Pembroke Drive.

They have donned work boots, hard hats and sunscreen (ah, great weather) and are briefed o ...

WHO moves to control Ebola virus

18 hours ago From Press TV  View Original Article

Tehran, IRAN - The World Health Organization (WHO) has set out on a series of emergency measures to control the Ebola virus that has so far killed more than 100 people in Guinea.

The measures, which were launched in the Guinean capital of Conakry on ...

Around 200 people race up 52 floors to raise funds for diabetes

19 hours ago From gulfnews.com  View Original Article

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Two hundred people gathered at Emirates Towers on Friday to climb 1,334 stairs — 52 floors and 265 metres — in a vertical marathon organised to raise money to aid diabetes research.

The annual Dubai Holding Vertical Marathon, which is ...

Samuel braves crowds with charity push

19 hours ago From Melton Times  View Original Article

Melton, U K - A little boy with a rare condition which affects his immune system braved crowds for the first time in months to help raise more than £3,000 for a charity which has supported him.

Four-year-old Samuel Freeman, who had to spend most of ...

Birthday girl picks gruelling charity walk over party

41 hours ago From Clacton Gazette  View Original Article

Clacton, U K - A teenager chose to complete a gruelling ten-mile charity walk on her 16th birthday instead of having a party.

Rachael Liddle, of Clacton, chose to take on the challenge on Sunday to boost Help For Heroes and Cancer Research.

Charity Big Cake Bake raises £380

41 hours ago From Ludlow Advertiser  View Original Article

Ludlow, U K - There were delicious treats in store for all of those who dropped in on the Big Cake Bake held in Tenbury Wells recently.

The Big Cake Bake was held at Café 27 on March 29 to raise much needed funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

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