Bell Fundraising News

Archive: July - 2016

MS Life 2016: booking open

MS Life 2016: booking open

Posted On: 26/07/16

Join Multiple Sclerosis Society for the biggest MS lifestyle event in Europe.


Saturday 17 September: 12pm-7pm. Sunday 18 September: 11am-4pm

It’s fully accessible and there are children’s activities to keep the kids busy while you explore. Come along for MS research updates, cookery demos and wheelchair dancing. For more information and to book tickets click here > Read More

Categories: Smile a Minute

Identify trees with the new Woodland Trust Tree ID app

Identify trees with the new Woodland Trust Tree ID app

Posted On: 19/07/16

Woodland trust are excited to announce the launch of their new Tree ID app. It's a fantastic identification tool that works throughout the seasons and will help you answer the question: what is that tree?

Find out more about it and the link to download it on the Woodland Trust website here

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Categories: Make a Difference

Blindcare - Lloyd tackles a new career

Blindcare - Lloyd tackles a new career

Posted On: 12/07/16

As Wales looked to secure second place at the Six Nations Final, one Welsh rugby fan looking forward to the game was 22 year old Lloyd Davies from Pembroke. Lloyd grew up playing rugby and it was a dream come true for him to complete a work placement at the Scarlets rugby ground in Llanelli, Wales. However, it wasn’t quite the setting Lloyd would have imagined being in when he was a young lad…


Having been fully sighted his whole life, in December 2013, aged 20, Lloyd’s eyesight began...

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Categories: Together for Change

Breast Cancer Care - Helping women from day one

Breast Cancer Care - Helping women from day one

Posted On: 12/07/16

When you have breast cancer, everything changes. Time becomes measured in appointments. The next scan. The next results. The next challenge. At Breast Cancer Care, we know that everyone’s experience is different. Because of you, we’re able to be there for more women on the day they need us the most.


When you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, every bit of your life can change forever. It’s the non-stop hospital visits. It’s the battering to your confidence and self-esteem....

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Categories: Make a Difference

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity - Elliot finally goes home!

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity - Elliot finally goes home!

Posted On: 12/07/16

Earlier this year, two year old  Elliott received a heart transplant after a wait of almost a year – the longest time in the hopsital’s history.
Elliott lived on Bear Ward – a specialist ward for children with cardiac conditions at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) – for over a year. The hospital is the largest paediatric centre for surgery in the UK and also one of the largest paediatric heart transplant centres in the world.


A transplant at last
In March 2015, Elliott underwent...

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Categories: Smile a Minute

Wayne Dobson talks MS, magic and more

Wayne Dobson talks MS, magic and more

Posted On: 11/07/16

Magician Wayne Dobson tells MS Society UK about his fundraising, friends and performing with MS.

On Tuesday, I presented the ‘Wayne Dobson and friends’ show at the world famous Magic Circle to raise money for the MS Society.

It was my 59th birthday celebration and I was overwhelmed by the response from my friends.

I’m lucky to have a fantastic network of supportive people who’ve given up their time for the cause. Without their hard work, we wouldn’t have been able to put on the event.

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Categories: Smile a Minute

Multiple Sclerosis Society - Your support is helping us stop MS

Multiple Sclerosis Society - Your support is helping us stop MS

Posted On: 28/06/16

There is no cure for MS. Yet. But research is progressing faster than ever before. And your support is helping take us further. So what’s new?...

Zebrafish are making a splash in MS research

Despite being around the size of your little finger and distinctly stripy, zebrafish share a number of important genes with us humans. Because of this, and their ability to reproduce and develop quickly, these tiny creatures are proving very useful to MS researchers.
Zebrafish are translucent, so...

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Categories: Smile a Minute , Make a Difference

Woodland Trust - Give wildlife a helping hand

Woodland Trust - Give wildlife a helping hand

Posted On: 07/07/16

Our woodland, home to more wildlife than any other landscape, is under threat. Woodland losses over many years means the UK has one of the least wooded areas in the whole of Europe. Past clearance of woodland is now compounded by losses to infrastructure and development, and the growing impacts of climate change and pests and disease is taking its toll. The consequences for our wildlife are devastating. Britain’s plant and animal species are declining at an alarming rate and many are at...

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Categories: Make a Difference

Action for Children - We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential.

Action for Children - We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential.

Posted On: 05/07/16

Childhood should be a wonderful, but for many it’s not.  Around £1.5m children in this country suffer from some form of neglect or abuse.  This is not acceptable.  Thanks to you Action for Children is on the ground, making children’s lives better: now, tomorrow and every day.

We don’t just keep children safe and supported, we speak out on their behalf to give them the opportunities they need to learn, develop and achieve. Working at the heart of local communities, we run close to 600...

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Categories: Smile a Minute

RNIB - Developing accessible bank notes with the Bank of England

RNIB - Developing accessible bank notes with the Bank of England

Posted On: 04/07/16

RNIB are delighted to have worked closely with the Bank of England on developing new bank notes that will incorporate features to help blind and partially sighted people better identify their money.

With information gathered through focus groups, they were able to advise the Bank of England on the size of the notes, what they should feel like, and how they would work best for people with sight loss. The new notes will be made of polymer, and will retain tiered sizing, include bold numerals...

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Categories: Friends at Work