Alexander James Albiston April 5th 1991 – March 13th 2010

Alexander James Albiston April 5th 1991 – March 13th 2010 Alex Albiston, an exceptionally brave and inspirational young man, sadly lost his battle with cancer on Saturday 13th March 2010.  He was just 18 years old. Alex touched the lives of everyone, he came into contact with; which is evident by the hundreds of tributes that have […]

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Katie’s Corner March 2010

Most people (including me before chemotherapy) assume chemotherapy means losing your hair and feeling sick, how totally wrong could I be! Not only did I lose my hair, feel sick and put on about 5 stone I also encountered symptoms that a 22 year old would have nightmares about; My mum preparing to shave my […]

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Adam Barrett’s Story

“When I was first diagnosed, with youth on my side and an excellent prognosis, I had surprisingly few worries about the 6 cycles of chemo and the week of radiotherapy, which looked likely to be all I would need at this stage. Apart from the pain in my arm felt when the chemotherapy was administered, […]

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Nippy Dipping

Whilst the majority of us sat cosily watching tv and eating left over turkey on Boxing Day, a group of very brave fundraisers took to the freezing waters of the North Sea in what has become a famous and 35 year tradition in Sunderland. The Seaburn Boxing Day Dip, organised by the Sunderland Lions Club, […]

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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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January 2010 Newsletter

Welcome to the January edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter. Firstly I would like to wish you all a very pleasant and prosperous New Year and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed all the festivities. Kicking off this first 2010 newsletter is the story of a wonderful young woman called Jen who later […]

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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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Fund-raising Idea: A Quiz

A quiz is a fantastic way to help raise funds for Young Heroes and of course have a lot of fun! Organising such an event is not as daunting as you may think.   Simply follow the steps below and your half way there! Find a venue Firstly, you need to think about a venue. This […]

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Fund-raising Idea: Coffee Mornings

Coffee mornings are a great British tradition. Large or small, they are the perfect activity for conversing, mingling and raising money for Young Heroes. Coffee mornings are so easy to organise and you can hold one almost anywhere, for example, your town hall, church, place of work, your home or garden or local social club. […]

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Nissar Bahadur’s Story: The inspiration for Impact Young Heroes

Nissar was a trainee working for Impact, the charitable organisation. He proved to be a talented, thoughtful and hardworking young man who made a lasting impression on everyone he had close contact with, both in his professional and personal life. In early 2004 he developed a stomach complaint which progressively got worse. To everyone’s shock, […]

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