Bell Fundraising News

Archive: August - 2017

Payroll Giving donors support survivors of Breast Cancer

Payroll Giving donors support survivors of Breast Cancer

Posted On: 30/08/17

After Ann finished treatment for breast cancer, she was struck by a wave of anxiety and grief as the impact of her diagnosis hit. She tells us about how time became distorted, affecting her ability to look ahead, and how mindfulness helped her overcome these feelings.

Two years ago I had finished my treatment for grade 2, stage 3 triple negative breast cancer and was looking forward to a relaxing family holiday on the Kent coast with my...

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Categories: Make a Difference

8 in 10 people caring for loved ones “have felt lonely or socially isolated” You can support with Payroll Giving.

8 in 10 people caring for loved ones “have felt lonely or socially isolated” You can support with Payroll Giving.

Posted On: 22/08/17

Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness shines a spotlight on unpaid carers 

It’s time to start a conversation about caring, as new research from Carers UK shows more action is needed to support unpaid carers who feel isolated and lonely. Greater understanding from friends, colleagues, and the public, as well as more opportunities for breaks and social activities, are all needed to combat a ‘silent epidemic’ of loneliness affecting those providing support to ill, older or disabled...

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Categories: Together for Change

Payroll Giving supports Becker Muscular Dystrophy education

Payroll Giving supports Becker Muscular Dystrophy education

Posted On: 16/08/17

Becker muscular dystrophy information afternoon

Join us for an information afternoon for everyone living with Becker muscular dystrophy. Muscular Dystrophy UK and the team from The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry will host the event. It takes place on Saturday 2 September 2017 between 1pm and 5pm at Holiday Inn Stoke on Trent M6, Jct. 15, Clayton Road, Staffordshire, ST5 4DL.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about the condition, including...

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Categories: Friends at Work

Sweet talking scientists raise profile of research field

Sweet talking scientists raise profile of research field

Posted On: 10/08/17

The 1st Biochemical Society and Against Breast Cancer Glyco Oncology Workshop took place in April at the historic New College, Oxford where international scientists convened to discuss glycobiology.

This is a relatively new field of research that has been slow to attract the attention of the wider scientific community and funding bodies, despite increasing recognition of its importance in health and disease, including cancer.

Scientists with expertise in cancer, genetics,...

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Categories: Giving for Futures

Payroll Giving raises a smile for GOSH patient - Tomas story

Posted On: 30/07/17

Tomas, now 21, is studying for a Masters degree in Criminology but here he recalls his time at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when doctors first discovered he had polyarteritus nodosa.

"The name of my condition is polyarteritus nodosa and it affects all the arteries in the body, ranging from eyes, head, legs and all your muscles. It makes you feel generally unwell, causes aches and pains and can affect your optic nerves."

The condition started when I was abpout three years old but because...

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Categories: Smile a Minute