With so many people affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD, often referred to as the winter blues), or battling through some of life's more trying obstacles, it might be tempting to opt out when it comes to festive cheer.
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The Suffolk Disabled Anglers’ Forum is the proud winner of this year’s Cosyfeet Community Award.
A crammed car park in the height of summer. We spot an area of scrub at the far end, pull in and park next to a van.
Public Loos In The UK - Are They Up To The Standard You Should Expect And Can You Nominate One For An Award?
You are out shopping, on a day trip, travelling on Public transport, at an airport, a station, a service station etc etc and you need the loo.
That’s what my grandmother used to say but despite her warnings the day has come when, although it is still May, my familiar uniform of jeans and sweatshirt seems too heavy, too sombre and too dark, for, at last, the sun is shining.
Do you help run a club, group or charity that benefits older people? Could your organisation do even more with a £500 award?
A message from the Dean: I am delighted to be able to invite you and members of your church/community to a coffee morning on Tuesday 31 May, 10.00 am – 12 noon, in the Deanery garden.
There was an article in the Spectator last week. Professor Ernst argues that to use herbs safely and effectively, you should only buy over the counter products that contain a single herb or herb extract, which has been subjected to rigorous scientific research.
We miss you today as we do every day. The second Mothers Day without you. Thank you for being the best mum in the world. Love Margaret and Jan xx
This is a plea for EVERYONE to look out for Max who has been missing since Christmas Day. He could be anywhere now, but we have to hope he is still alive and can be reunited with his owners.
I wonder what our parents and grandparents would have said about the dangers we seem to be facing today, exemplified by the recent Paris terrorism? After all, their generation lived through wartime periods of clear and present danger to their lives, whether they were serving in combat, or enduring the Blitz.
I came back from Nepal about a month ago. I have friends there, but had had mixed feelings about going. I needed to know that they were safe and well after the earthquake. But it also troubles me when visitors see disasters as some sort of tourist attraction.
At a time when many people are searching for the top 10 gifts for gadget lovers, ideas to treat Mum and the best gifts under a fiver for the office secret Santa, there will be around 500,000* older people who are all alone. If we all work together and give the alternative gift of friendship this Christmas, we will help make the festive period less lonely for older people.
A Macmillan Coffee Morning Including With Some Super Craft Items And Introducing My Wonderful New Dog, Alfie To Everyone!
Macmillan charity has always been close to my heart. When we got married my husband and I decided to ask for donations instead of gifts and managed to raise approx £2,000 for this cause thanks to generosity of family and friends.My Dad had died from cancer two years before so we wanted to give something back.
I am delighted to be able to let you know that enough funds have been raised to install the latest link for the website.By purchasing this Chat Link, I am aiming to interact more with members and rather than using FB or Twitter to discuss topics, news, hobbies, holidays, recipes, or anything at all, it can be a new way to converse.
If you live in or around Herefordshire, there is going to be an open evening on 21st September 2015 for you to come along and see what fun we have with the choir that I belong to. New members are always welcome, so if you would like to see for yourself, please do!
Do Support Debbie Flint's Table Top Sale At Wotton Village Hall On Saturday August 8th In Aid Of Medical Detection Dogs!
On Saturday August 8th, Debbie Flint is holding a tabletop sale at Wotton Village Hall between 11am and 5pm in aid of a cause close to her heart, Medical Detection Dogs.
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At 4.15am this morning I was looking at the sky which was a vivid red colour. As the saying goes, "red sky in the morning,shepherds warning". I should have taken a photo of it with my ipad.
Can You Help Hereford Guide Dogs For The Blind By Voting For Them To Become Hereford Sainsbury's Charity Of The Year?
If you are a Herefordshire resident, you may not be surprised to learn that this beautiful rural county homes the highest percentile of people living with sight loss, around 3.9%, in comparison to the rest of the UK, which currently stands at an estimated 2.95%.
Here’s a link to an article in the Guardian on June 12th 2015. Gone are the days when intrepid plant-hunters could plunder the resources of the world and give nothing back.
Whether you believe in it or not, superstition plays a role in all our lives. Each of us uses it to one extent or another and I wouldn’t believe anyone who said they didn’t.
For many years now, herbalists have been campaigning for statutory state regulation, both to protect the public from unqualified practitioners and to secure our legal status.
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