Physical activity, exercise and cancer

By being physically active, you can reduce the risk of breast, bowel and womb cancer. Keeping active could help to prevent thousands of cases of cancer in the UK every year. Just 30 minutes of moderate activity a day, five days a week, can have a positive effect on your health. And the more active you […]

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One in four teenage cancer patients visit GPs Four times before seeing a specialist

A quarter of young people with cancer had to see their GP at least four times before finally being diagnosed by a specialist, experts have revealed. Many were told they were simply suffering from growing pains, asthma or even faking their illness to skip school. A third were only referred to a specialist after their […]

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Murder mystery parties – A killer fundraiser

Are you looking for the ultimate fun-draiser? Then why not host a murder mystery party where your guests will be immersed in an evening of treachery, murder, blackmail, intrigue and back stabbing. Not only is a murder mystery party great fun, but its a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for Young Heroes. So just how […]

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‘Stage set’ for large trials to widen leukaemia and lymphoma donor pool

Two new US clinical trials suggest more patients with leukaemia and lymphoma could benefit from bone marrow transplants if half-matched bone marrow or unrelated umbilical cord blood were used. A donor’s tissue usually has to be a full match with the recipient’s tissue in order for a transplant to go ahead. This means that many […]

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Beating cancer with nutrition: Rhubarb crumble

  Beating cancer with nutrition Rhubarb crumble – the new cancer-busting superfood  Researchers have found that the traditional family favourite, like many red vegetables, contains cancer killing chemicals.  More suprising baking the plant for 20 minutes – like in a crumble or pie – dramatically increases their concentration.  Now it is hoped that extracting the substances […]

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July 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to the July edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter; your one stop shop for all the latest charity fundraising and cancer news. Kick starting this mid-year edition we take a look at the great British pudding causing a stir amongst health professionals with our column ‘Beat cancer with nutrition’. We all know exercise is generally […]

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Katie’s Corner June 2011

Recently our friend Carolyn donated nearly 200 cards and cross stitch items for us to sell to raise money for Impact Young Heroes. My sister had told us about a table top sale they were holding at my Nephews school, and luckily we managed to get a last minute table, we never do things by […]

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Summertime plant sale

Plant sale is really easy to organise and a great excuse for keen gardeners to get together and fundraise money for Young Heroes.   Planning and advertising You need to plan and advertise your event well in advance. This will allow everyone time to sow extra seeds, take cuttings, pot stuff on and anything else […]

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New Text Donation Service Launched

A new initiative has been launched by Vodafone, which allows registered charities the opportunity to take full advantage of TextGiving.  For the first time ever, charities and individuals can raise money using text messages with a service that is free to set up and run, with every penny donated going to charity. Young Heroes is now using […]

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Mobile phones ‘possibly carcinogenic’ say World Health Organisation experts

Mobile phones may increase the risk of developing brain cancer, an influential health organisation has said admitted for the first time. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organisation, has classified the radiation emitted by handsets as “possibly carcinogenic” although it did not find evidence of a clear link. Its […]

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