May 2011 Newsletter

Introduction Welcome to the latest edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter, your one-stop-shop for all the latest charity, cancer and fundraising news. In our May newsletter we present the last of ‘The Big C’; where there this month we ask ‘Is there a natural cure for cancer?’ We also take a look at another holistic approach […]

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February 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to the February edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter; Young Heroes’ one stop shop for all the latest charity news and events, fundraising and cancer updates. In this issue we share the latest installment of ‘Cancer Controversies’; Do medical X-rays cause cancer? Does eating well done meat really cause bladder cancer? Does breastfeeding lower my […]

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Government find extra £50 million for cancer drugs.

Britain is providing an extra £50 million to pay for cancer medicines from October, bringing forward a government promise to give access to drugs even if they have not been approved by the NHS cost watchdog. The new money will allow doctors to prescribe treatments on the state health service that may have been rejected […]

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August 2010 Newsletter

Welcome to the August edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter; Young Heroes’ one stop shop for all the latest charity and fundraising news. In this edition we are specifically focusing on the fundraising aspect of the charity and are appealing for people up and down the country to help make a big difference to the lives […]

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July 2010 Newsletter

Welcome to the July edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter.  In this mid-summer edition, we bring you the latest fundraising stories from up and down the country, including sponsored walks and marathons, fancy dress fundraising collections and the success of the medieval event in Sheriff Hutton. There is also the latest cancer news which this month highlights the […]

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Young Hero gets his big break

Mohammed Rahman (Akky as he is known to many) recently returned from his respite break in Lanzarote where he was accompanied by best friend Suhiol. The 22 year old from Oldham was left disappointed last year when his break had to be postponed last minute due to health reasons so the trip this time round […]

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May 2010 Newsletter

Introduction Welcome to the May edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter.  In this months bumper edition we share the stories of 2 fundraisers, Lyndon and Trudie who both ran separate grueling marathons to raise money for Young Heroes.  Neither of them had previously run marathons but both completed them successfully and in fantastic times, raising a […]

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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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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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