The community is rallying behind a Chesterfield schoolgirl who bravely continues to battle the after-effects of a brain tumour with a sponsored walk at Chatsworth House. Five-year-old Lucy Needham was diagnosed with a rare, malignant brain tumour at just 10 months old in August 2014. The youngster subsequently underwent emergency brain surgery and several life-saving rounds of chemotherapy and stem cell treatment at Sheffield Children’s Hospital as she fought for life.Lucy and many of her family and friends are set to take on a sponsored walk around the Derbyshire stately home to say thank you for the care she received. In July 2014, over the course of just a few weeks, Lucy began vomiting and became more lethargic, particularly in the morning.A milk allergy was initially suspected to be the cause following a visit to Chesterfield Royal Hospital. Mum Tracey Evison, 39, said: “They eventually did an ultrasound and discovered enlarged ventricles on her brain and they … [Read more...] about Chesterfield brain tumour survivor, five, takes on sponsored walk at Chatsworth to say thank you for life-saving care
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Aircrews from RAF Lakenheath and Mildenhall who participated in last month’s Mi Amigo flypast were thanked in person this week by the man who inspired it.More than 10,000 gathered in Sheffield’s Endcliffe Park to see planes in action to mark 75 years since an American bomber crashed during conflict, killing ten crew.Tony Foulds witnessed the B-17 Flying Fortress, nicknamed Mi Amigo, fall from the sky in 1944 - and dreamed of a flypast to honour it.The 82-year-old said he owes his life to the crew who managed to swerve and avoid him and his friends as they played in a field. Since then, he has tended a memorial to them in Sheffield, where he lives.The BBC stepped in to help organise the flypast following a chance meeting between Mr Foulds and Breakfast presenter Dan Walker.Lakenheath and Mildenhall airbases both sent aircraft for the event, which was covered by international media - and showed Mr Foulds shed a tear as he watched.“It was clear from the moment Mr Foulds … [Read more...] about Pensioner behind Amigo flypast meets Mildenhall and Lakenheath crews to say thanks
0 Post a comment Thursday, 14 February 2019 - Health by The Post @twitter.com/ThePostSeries [email protected] SAYING thank you to the hospital that is helping him fight stomach cancer, Anthony [Tony] Greenaway of Pyworthy and his wife Sheila recently presented a cheque for £800 to the Seamoor Unit at North Devon District Hospital (NDHT). Each year Anthony and Sheila create a fantastic display of lights for the festive period with visitors able to give a donation. The couple have been doing these displays for almost twenty years now, supporting a range of charities in that time.Tony said: “In the past we have supported many different charities. Our grandson was born eleven weeks early so we raised money for the baby care unit at Derriford. We have also raised funds for the air ambulance, The Long House in Holsworthy, breast cancer and one of our neighbours passed away from asbestos related issues so we raised money for that too.”The Greenaway family … [Read more...] about Pyworthy couple hand over cheque to say thank you
After the wedding craziness has died down, your honeymoon has been thoroughly enjoyed and you are settling in to married life, it's time to show your appreciation to your family and friends with a carefully thought out note. Despite the rise and rise of technology, thank you letters are not a lost art. After your guests have taken the time to pick the perfect gift for you to start your lives together, getting a handwritten note via snail mail is infinitely better than receiving a text – no matter what anyone says. But the pleasure is not only for the recipient of these little pieces of gratitude. Putting pen to paper is a slow process, requiring thought, concentration and a certain amount of patience as you meditate on what you want to say. After all, there is no delete button here. No matter how lovely your writing or grateful your sentiments, beautiful stationery is a must when it comes to thank you letters. Here, we have rounded up the best cards to say … [Read more...] about Say thank you in style: 12 BEST wedding thank you cards for 2019
EVERY year the life and work of poet Robert Burns is celebrated around the globe on January 25 - also known as Burns' Night. If you want to lend some authenticity to your festivities why not familiarise yourself with some traditional Gaelic sayings - here's what you need to know. How to say Happy Burns Day in Scottish Gaelic Burns was known for his willingness to write in both English and his local dialect so to mark the occasion, those celebrating Burns' night should embrace the Scottish Gaelic. People traditionally greet each other with the phrase "Sláinte Mhath!" which translates to "Good Health!" - it's pronounced "slanj’-uh va’". If you want to directly translate the words "Happy Burns Night" you could try "Oidhche Bhlas Burns". Although that's not a recognised greeting, people will probably still appreciate the effort. What are the traditional Scottish Gaelic greetings? If you want to spice up your Burns' Night vocab with more than just a basic phrase you … [Read more...] about How to say Happy Burns Day in Scottish Gaelic and what are the traditional greetings?