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Thousands raised for charities at masked ball

Archived, 12 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 ...

Two families struggling to survive as refugees in Tanzania

Archived, 12 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - “I was born on a refugee camp here in Tanzania in 1984. This is already my third time fleeing my home country,” Ndayisimiye Mathias tells us wearily. He is one of the thousands of Burundi refugees waiting to be assigned their own tents at the Nyarugu ...

Blind veteran abseils hotel to raise money for charity

Archived, 12 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 ...

World Vision Tanzania helps eradicate child abuse

Archived, 12 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Cases of cruelty against children have dropped from 70 per cent to less than 20 per cent in the area mapped between Same District in Kilimanjaro and Simanjiro in Manyara Region where the World Vision Tanzania's Area Development Programme is being imp ...

Sleeping rough raises cash for homeless

Archived, 12 days ago From sunshinecoastdaily.com.au 

Maroochydore, AUSTRALIA - Sleeping bags, cardboard boxes and meagre rations of soup await some of the Coast's business leaders keen to raise funds for the region's homeless.

About 120 people will sleep rough on Thursday night for the Sunshine Coast Vinnies Comm ...

Hundreds of runners take part in Colour Blast Dash in Coventry

Archived, 12 days ago From coventrytelegraph.net 

Coventry, U K - Runners painted the town red - and pink, orange, blue and yellow - when Coventry played host to the second annual Colour Blast Dash.

Runners and walkers of all ages were showered with various colours of powder paint in a bid to raise m ...

Hundreds take part in Great Scottish Walk

Archived, 12 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, 12 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 ...

UNICEF provides support to Borno IDPs

Archived, 12 days ago From ngrguardiannews.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - Ms Jean Gough, Country Representative of UNICEF, in the report recognised that Dolari camp had a population as high as 15,000 persons and suffered lack of health facilities, malnutrition and basic education.

“The nutrition status of ch ...

Homeless given opportunity to shop at pop-up street mall

Archived, 13 days ago From news24.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - When Lawrence left his KwaZulu-Natal hometown for Johannesburg, he did not picture himself sleeping on the streets. But after struggling to find a job, that’s exactly where he found himself.

On Saturday, the friendly 28-year-old joined ...

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