Meet the inspirational kids who have faced more in their young years than most adults do in a lifetime. And, even though they are fighting life threatening illnesses, they continue to smile through their adversity. Now they have earned themselves deserving Bravehearts awards at a ceremony at St James’ Park in Newcastle. And the annual event saw these children receive the recognition they so richly deserve. This year 23 children from locations across Teesside, the North-east and Cumbria took great pride in receiving a Bravehearts crystal plinth and a gift of their choice, in recognition of the courage and strength they have shown in battling illness. Arriving in a line of limousines, each young Braveheart has a humbling story to tell. They have their own personal battle and find their own particular way of coping. The ceremony was hosted by charity trustee Chris Metcalfe and the 23 awards were presented by BBC Look North Presenter Carol Malia and Newcastle United legend and former … [Read more...] about The inspiring Teesside children who received Bravehearts awards
PUBLISHED: 07:41 22 April 2018 | UPDATED: 07:41 22 April 2018 Former army oficer Lizzie Rosewell is running 15 marathons in 15 days (finishing with the London Marathon) to raise cash for the Army Benevolent Fund. Picture: GREGG BROWN Archant Charity runners from Suffolk and Essex will join more than 40,000 at the starting line of today’s London Marathon - here are a few of the inspiring stories behind them. Janine Simpson, from Colchester, is looking to complete her 100th marathon in London on Sunday. ERIC SHAW/GREAT BENTLEY RUNNING CLUB If you are taking part, we would love to see your pictures. Send them to [email protected] Pupils at St Helens Primary School help Mr Jarvis with his last training run. Picture: RICHARD LANGRIDGE Former army officer Lizzie Rosewell, 39, from Kedington, will be taking on her 15th marathon in 15 days when she lines up for today’s London Marathon. To make the challenge more difficult, she has taken it on alone - carrying her … [Read more...] about Here are some of the inspiring charity runners from Suffolk and Essex taking part in today’s London Marathon
THE woman who went out of her way to support a seriously injured teenager, the caring, charismatic headteacher and the girl from Norris Green who made a failing school outstanding - they’re among the inspirational teachers honoured by the ECHO’s School Awards. Now we’re on a mission to find more terrific teachers, sensational support staff and super students making their mark in education. Download your entry form here: Has an amazing teacher helped change the life of your child or grandchild? Have you been inspired by one of your teachers? Or is your college tutor a class act who deserves some recognition? It’s time to let us know about your Merseyside school stars and put their name in lights. The award categories & entry criteria are listed below The first winner of the very first School Support Staff of the Year category was Stephanie Carter, sixth form administrator at Belvedere Academy in Toxteth. Judges were told how caring Stephanie went out of her … [Read more...] about ECHO Schools Awards 2018: Let’s find the inspiring, caring and achieving heroes in our classrooms!
FOLLOWING a successful launch of visual artist, Ineke Van Der Wal’s exhibition, Quartet, at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, the artist will host a series of events including talks and guided tours that will give a deeper insight into the inspiration and techniques behind the paintings. Ineke will host an artist talk on March 15 followed by a guided tour on March 17, where she will also be on hand to answer any questions. Inspired by T.S Eliot’s Four Quartets, the paintings in her new exhibition evolved through a process of visual thinking. Ineke explains: “The words of T.S Eliot slowly entered my work whilst the old master looked over my shoulder. Time present met with time past.” Alongside the exhibition Ineke launches a new publication - an introduction to her work which includes four short essays accompanying works produced throughout the years. Copies of the book are available to purchase from the Lighthouse art shop. Originally from … [Read more...] about Dutch artist to lead a tour that will delve into the inspiration behind her paintings
Home / Lifestyle / Entertainment by Gayle Ritchie February 24 2018, 11.42am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week The Inspiration Orchestra is a project aimed at enabling disabled people to play beautiful music, as Gayle finds out Techno, hip-hop, classical, death metal, rock n’roll or smooth jazz – the genre doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that everyone, no matter what colour, creed or culture, can be soothed, energised, moved and healed by music. In Perth, the power of music is being celebrated through the Inspiration Orchestra. Led by singer/songwriter Ian White, the project sees him teach music to severely disabled adults via the charity Home Visit and then offers them the chance to perform concerts. “I hadn’t had much experience of being around people with profound disabilities and saw myself as being separate from them and … [Read more...] about Breaking down barriers via the Inspiration Orchestra