Bell Fundraising News

Archive: August - 2016

Are you a teacher, parent or student? We need your school to support Mencap.

Are you a teacher, parent or student? We need your school to support Mencap.

Posted On: 21/08/16

Are you a teacher, parent or student? We need your school to support Mencap.

Help us fulfil their vision of a world where people with a learning disability are treated equally and given the same opportunities as everyone else is.

  • People with a learning disability are still one of the most excluded groups in society.
  • 8 out of 10 children with a learning disability are bullied.
  • 1 in 4 people with a learning disability spends less than 1 hour outside their home every day. 28% admits to feeling...

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Categories: Smile a Minute

Benefits Must Be Protected.

Benefits Must Be Protected.

Posted On: 17/08/16

Mencap are asking new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Damian Green MP, to stand by the government's promise not to cut disabled people’s benefits further. 825 people have signed their e-petition, will you help them get to 1000? Sign the petition here >> http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=78&ea.campaign.id=53563&ea.tracking.id=Facebook

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Categories: Friends at Work

Meet Ava – one of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Bake it Better heroes

Meet Ava – one of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Bake it Better heroes

Posted On: 08/08/16

Shortly after arriving at GOSH, Ava experienced what would be the first of four heart attacks. After Ava had suffered heart failure three times in less than 45 minutes, her parents Mary-Jane and Clive were told to say goodbye to their daughter. Ava’s parents retired to the parent lounge, broken and wondering how they would tell their 10-year-old son that his sister had now gone to be with the angels.

Suddenly, there was a knock at the door and the surgeon, looking exhausted, told Mary-Jane...

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Categories: Smile a Minute

When time is uncertain, women with secondary breast cancer need to be certain of your support.

When time is uncertain, women with secondary breast cancer need to be certain of your support.

Posted On: 02/08/16

There are so many uncertainties for women who have incurable secondary breast cancer, like Claire.

They don’t know how many birthdays, celebrations or anniversaries they have left. They wonder whether they’ll be able to go on another holiday. Whether they’ll see many more of their children or grandchildren’s school plays. When their drugs will stop working. 

There are around 36,000 women in the UK living with secondary breast cancer right now. And we know that far too many of them are...

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Categories: Make a Difference