Keep on running

On Sunday the 18th of April 2010 the first ever Brighton Marathon will be taking place. Amongst the estimated 10,000 runners will be Trudie Newlove who has chosen to fundraise for Young Heroes . Trudie from Kilham, Driffield will be running the 26.2 mile course around the coastal city of Brighton and Hove. The inaugural event which […]

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Cancers which are most common in children and young people

Since starting the makeabigdifference newsletter, we have featured the stories of many young people Impact Young Heroes have supported over the years.  We have read their inspiring stories starting with their life as a regular teenager, to diagnosis, right through to treatment and beyond.  But what do we really know about the cancer’s these young […]

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Government to ban under 18’s using sunbeds

Under- 18’s in England and Wales could be banned from using sunbeds as rates of skin cancer continue to rise. The government-backed proposal was announced last week and follows the Scottish ban which came into effect last year. The plan’s were welcomed by Cancer Research UK who recently announced alarming figures showing that people who […]

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Fundraising idea: New Year, New You

New Year, New You Whilst we are on the subject of the new year, why not put your own resolutions to good use and get sponsored to stick to them.  The chances are that if your receiving sponsorship money from friends and family you are more likely to succeed in your new year challenge and […]

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Katie’s Corner January 2010

Welcome to Januarys Katie’s Corner, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year and not struggled too much in the snow we have had for the past month!  This month I have a few hints and tips that I learnt from my experience and others whilst receiving chemotherapy. Did you know? It […]

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Fund-raising Idea: Wine Tasting Evenings

Uncork the festive spirit this Christmas by hosting a wine tasting fundraiser.  They are really simple to organise and with the help of your guests, friends and family and even local wine suppliers or wholesalers, it can be done cheaply. Gather Up the Goods If you are planning your event well in advance you could […]

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Fund-raising Ideas: Sponsored Sporting Activities

There are tremendous opportunities to combine fundraising for Young Heroes with a hobby or interest you love. Whether you play a competitive sport or simply love watching your favourite team on the telly, these sport related fundraising ideas are perfect motivators to get all sport-loving people involved in fundraising activities: Sponsored run – Compete in […]

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Fund-raising Idea: Halloween Party

Halloween is a BOOtefull excuse for throwing a party! And what’s more, a fun and ghoulish way to raise money for Young Heroes. Of course, it goes without saying that a Halloween party is a fancy dress party. Anything less just wouldn’t be Halloween. Below are some top tips for making your party go with […]

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Fund-raising Idea: A Night at the Races

And the’re off…….. Organising a Night at the Races doesn’t have to involve your local racecourse! No their is a new whole new concept of horse racing involving a DVD which you project onto a large screen at your church hall or social club. A search for “charity race night” in Google will turn up […]

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Fund-raising Idea: Curry Night

Spice up a quiet week by holding a Curry Night at your local Indian or Asian restaurant for what will prove to be an evening of fun, food and fundraising! Firstly you have to approach local restaurant owners and find out which nights they are quiet (usually early in the week). Then suggest that, if […]

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