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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Katie’s Corner May 2010

Impact Young Heroes has been a constant support for me, my Mum and Dad for the past two years.  We wanted to help them raise funds to support other young people with cancer, and decided we would hold an event at some point. In September 2009 my Mum came home from a Church meeting, the […]

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Guidelines to speed up diagnosis of brain tumours in children

Scientists at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Universities of Nottingham and Southampton have developed new guidelines that should help doctors to diagnose brain tumours in children more quickly. At present, children may feel unwell for months before they are diagnosed with a brain tumour. Two recent studies found that UK children with brain tumours may […]

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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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Katie’s Corner April 2010: Easter Special

On the 5th February 2007 at 9am my life changed forever.  For a few years now I had been working as a care assistant, more recently caring for clients in their own homes, which I loved and I was living independently. I had been having pain in my knee for four to five years and after […]

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Cancer patients miss out on more than £90m in benefits

Over one-third of people with terminal cancer are not getting the benefits to which they are entitled, a study by Macmillan Cancer Support has found. Terminally ill cancer patients should automatically qualify for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) – which helps people meet the extra costs incurred because of disability – and Attendance Allowance (AA) if […]

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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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April 2010 Newsletter

Welcome to this very special Easter edition of the newsletter. This newsletter is also dedicated to a very special young man called Alex Albiston who sadly passed away March 13th. All the staff and volunteers at Young Heroes have been rocked by the loss of Alex, and are deeply saddened that cancer has taken the […]

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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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