Charity event – TWN Online http://twnonline.org/ Mon, 09 May 2022 22:26:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://twnonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-7-120x120.png Charity event – TWN Online http://twnonline.org/ 32 32 Charity long-distance hiking event returns to the Brecon Beacons https://twnonline.org/charity-long-distance-hiking-event-returns-to-the-brecon-beacons/ Mon, 09 May 2022 06:11:38 +0000 https://twnonline.org/charity-long-distance-hiking-event-returns-to-the-brecon-beacons/ PEOPLE are invited to take big steps to help beat cancer by exploring the great outdoors on an exciting hike through the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Following the success of its launch last year, Cancer Research UK’s Big Hike Challenge is back – and this time in six stunning locations across the UK, including […]]]>

PEOPLE are invited to take big steps to help beat cancer by exploring the great outdoors on an exciting hike through the heart of the Brecon Beacons.

Following the success of its launch last year, Cancer Research UK’s Big Hike Challenge is back – and this time in six stunning locations across the UK, including the Brecon Beacons on Sunday 11 September.

Big Hike is a long-distance hiking event for beginners and experienced walkers and hikers who love the great outdoors.

The Brecon Beacons hike totals 24.9 miles and will take participants along the canal towpath, across the River Usk and into the mountains, enjoying the spectacular views of Brecon and the Beacons Range – while raising funds for vital research.

This circular route will take hikers over the scenic Pen-y-Fan – the highest peak in South Wales – and involves approximately 950 meters of vertical drop, so participants are advised to prepare well for the long trek.

Each route is made up of a mix of challenging terrain, with an expected walking time of 8-12 hours.

Hikes are fully supported, and with carefully managed numbers of hikers, participants can truly feel immersed in nature and have an intimate and authentic hiking experience.

All routes are fully planned with many support points along the route and maps provided at registration. Participants will also receive lunch along the way followed by a hot meal, snacks and a medal at the finish line.

There’s exclusive access to restrooms, first aid and on-site experts – all people have to do is focus on walking.

With just over 16 weeks until the Brecon Beacons trek, fans have plenty of time to start taking on the challenge. Fundraising advice is available and Cancer Research UK has teamed up with hiking experts to produce a comprehensive training plan.

Ruth Amies, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for Wales, said: ‘Walking is a great way to improve mental and physical well-being and it’s no surprise there has been a increase in the number of people hiking since the start of the pandemic.

“This past year proves – more than any other – the value of investing in science and medical research. Big Hike is the perfect way for people to make the most of stunning scenery, while raising money for vital cancer research as a group or with friends and family. Great to be able to bring this event back to the Brecon Beacons for experienced hikers or novice hikers to enjoy.

Each year, around 19,600 people are diagnosed with cancer in Wales.* But, thanks to advances in research, more people than ever in the UK are surviving their cancer for 10 years or more.

This year marks the 20and anniversary of the creation of Cancer Research UK. The charity’s work has been at the heart of some of the most important developments in cancer, from radiotherapy to some of the most widely used cancer drugs in the world today.

Ruth added: “Every day we see the benefits of the research we previously funded come to fruition, helping people live longer, healthier lives. It’s thanks to our supporters that we’ve come this far. And we will go much further. 1 in 2 of us will get cancer in our lifetime, so we will never stop striving to create better treatments for tomorrow. That’s why, as Cancer Research UK celebrates its 20and anniversary, we urge the people of Wales to put on your walking shoes and help us keep moving forward.

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Opening of spectacular gardens for a charity event https://twnonline.org/opening-of-spectacular-gardens-for-a-charity-event/ Tue, 03 May 2022 10:06:19 +0000 https://twnonline.org/opening-of-spectacular-gardens-for-a-charity-event/ Gregynog will open its gardens for the National Garden Scheme The gardens of Gregynog Hall in Newtown are known for the magnificent display of rhododendrons and azaleas as well as the unique yew hedge that surrounds the lawns below. Members of the Gregynog Trust have designated May 7 and 8 as a weekend to show […]]]>
Gregynog will open its gardens for the National Garden Scheme

The gardens of Gregynog Hall in Newtown are known for the magnificent display of rhododendrons and azaleas as well as the unique yew hedge that surrounds the lawns below.

Members of the Gregynog Trust have designated May 7 and 8 as a weekend to show their support for the National Garden Scheme.

Money raised will go to fund nursing and care charities supported by the scheme, including Macmillan, Marie Curie, Queen’s Nursing Institute, Hospice UK and Carers Trust.

Helen Anthony, advertising manager for North Powys, said: “Rhododendrons and azaleas should be in full bloom for people to enjoy.

“People will be able to walk in the gardens and the woods.

“The sunken lawn and hedge were designed by William Emes, a well-known garden architect in the 1700s.

“It is the shaping of the cover that is unique and amazing because it has survived for so long despite changing fashions which have seen many others disappear.

“The gardens are beautiful and are Grade I listed and set in a designated National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

“It’s a truly spectacular time for visitors to see the gardens bloom at their best, but another weekend in support of the National Garden Scheme also takes place in October when visitors can see the colors of autumn .”

The gardens will be open from 10am to 4pm on 7 and 8 May with parking costing £2.50 and admission by donation.

The National Garden Scheme gives people unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.

Impressive sums are raised for some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities through admissions and the sale of teas and cakes.

Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors, the National Garden Scheme, which was founded in 1927, has donated over £63million to beneficiary charities, and last year alone , he has donated over £3million.

The program also funds projects that promote gardens and gardening as therapy and in 2017 the annual Garden and Health Week was launched to raise awareness about this.

The funding also supports the training of gardeners and provides respite for horticultural workers going through difficult times.

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Traffic delays expected as marchers head to Armagh Tigers – Armagh I charity event https://twnonline.org/traffic-delays-expected-as-marchers-head-to-armagh-tigers-armagh-i-charity-event/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 01:08:03 +0000 https://twnonline.org/traffic-delays-expected-as-marchers-head-to-armagh-tigers-armagh-i-charity-event/ Former Northern Ireland goalkeeper Pat Jennings is among those backing the charity walk Traffic delays are expected in Armagh tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon as dozens of walkers take part in a charity event. The 100 Mile Walk for Life from Dublin to Dungannon was organized by Armagh Tigers Charitable Trust. The final 10 mile stage begins […]]]>




Former Northern Ireland goalkeeper Pat Jennings is among those backing the charity walk

Traffic delays are expected in Armagh tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon as dozens of walkers take part in a charity event.

The 100 Mile Walk for Life from Dublin to Dungannon was organized by Armagh Tigers Charitable Trust.

The final 10 mile stage begins at 1.30pm at Armagh City Hotel and finishes at Donnelly Jaguar Land Rover, Dungannon.

Organizers said there will be traffic delays between the Armagh City Hotel and the Moy Road and across the Moy to the Donnelly Group showroom in Dungannon.

The charity aims to raise thousands of pounds for two causes: the World Vision Korogocho Slum School project in Kenya and diabetes research led by Queen’s University Belfast.

Kieran McAnallen, Chairman of Armagh Tigers, said: “We have been delighted with the response to date and our charitable efforts have attracted sports greats such as Tommy Bowe and Pat Jennings, as well as our local clubs from GAA, Rugby and soccer.

“Walk for Life donations will go directly to building a school in Kenya and reaching out to people living with diabetes closer to home.”

Professor Tim Curtis, of Queen’s University Belfast, said he was delighted the Armagh Tigers had chosen to raise awareness and help with fundraising efforts.

“At the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s, we train the next generation of researchers to improve patient outcomes and develop new treatments for people living with diabetes and its complications,” he said. declared.




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Former cowboy Nolan Boyd to fight in ‘Smokes and Guns’ charity event https://twnonline.org/former-cowboy-nolan-boyd-to-fight-in-smokes-and-guns-charity-event/ Sat, 16 Apr 2022 15:51:24 +0000 https://twnonline.org/former-cowboy-nolan-boyd-to-fight-in-smokes-and-guns-charity-event/ History links Most people wouldn’t have the courage to step into a ring to engage in an MMA-style fight for any reason. But for Nolan Boyd, it was an opportunity to be part of something special. Boyd, a two-time American wrestler and 2017 Oklahoma State graduate, is set to represent the […]]]>

Most people wouldn’t have the courage to step into a ring to engage in an MMA-style fight for any reason. But for Nolan Boyd, it was an opportunity to be part of something special.

Boyd, a two-time American wrestler and 2017 Oklahoma State graduate, is set to represent the Tulsa Fire Department at the seventh annual Smoke & Guns Fight Night on April 23.rd at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

The event involves members of the local fire departments and police officers competing in a series of MMA-style matches in a competitive fundraiser, with the winning team earning 60% of the proceeds for their organization charities with the losing team winning the remaining 40%.

This year, firefighters are fighting for Firefighters Burn Camp, which helps young burn victims, while police are looking to benefit the Special Olympics of Oklahoma.

Boyd is thrilled to step into the cage for such a worthy cause and represent the Tulsa Fire Department, but it was a long and winding road that eventually led him to this position.

“[My dad] told me he always thought it would be a great job to be a dentist,” Boyd said. And then it all looped back, and I ended up going back to what I thought was cool work as a kid.”

Boyd was still on his way to becoming a firefighter, but advice from Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt during a chance encounter at an American Ninja Warrior event in Oklahoma City convinced him.

“He was like, ‘You have to apply to Tulsa. They’re the best,'” Boyd said. “I was like, ‘Okay. I’ll do it.’ I mean, if the Governor tells you to apply somewhere, you have to do it.”

It wasn’t the first time Boyd had been recommended to the Tulsa Fire Department, but it was the icing on the cake of a decision he felt was the right one.

“I just felt like God was leading me there,” Boyd said. “And just the way things went, I just thought, ‘Okay, this is where I’m supposed to be. “”

Now that he’s established himself at the department and gearing up for his next fight, Boyd is leaning on his wrestling background to help him be ready.

“I think that would be a huge help, just because that’s really all I have,” Boyd said. “Wrestling just feels huge. Just being able to control someone when you put them down, and help you knock them down.”

Having now been taken half a decade away from his collegiate wrestling career, Boyd had to revert to his old training methods for his fight. One of them is returning to his old stomping grounds and helping young Cowboys while preparing.

“I tried to help out here,” Boyd said, referring to Oklahoma State’s wrestling training facility. “I’ll try to convince them to live, just to get some extra conditioning. It’s cool because you can help them and they help you. It seems like the best workout you can get.”

Boyd also says he practiced jiu jitsu before work, as well as running and weightlifting to prepare.

Another big factor Boyd has going for him is having a familiar face in his corner. Legendary wrestler and Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith will be at the event and coaching Boyd.

“I’m thrilled to be coaching Nolan in this fight,” Smith said. “I really enjoyed coaching him while he was here at OSU. He was a great leader, a great spiritual leader, and I’m really proud of what he’s doing now.”

For Boyd, Smith’s presence not only gives him a boost, but he also feels it elevates the event as a whole.

“It takes it to a new level, I feel like, because of its intensity,” Boyd said. “I think it helps the whole event, to have a legendary coach and wrestler. It just makes the event feel like a more professional event.”

Even with the intensity of the fights and the big names that will be in attendance, it’s important to remember why this is happening. Boyd does just that and didn’t want to miss the opportunity to be a part of something so special.

“It just kind of feels like it was calling my name,” Boyd said. “I just think it’s a huge blessing to have this opportunity and I almost couldn’t pass it up. I think I’d kick myself if I was like, ‘I could pass this one up. “”

Tickets for Smokes and Guns can be purchased at ticket masterand are the donations that will be made to charities.

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Council called mean-spirited after forcing charity event to drop word Blackpool https://twnonline.org/council-called-mean-spirited-after-forcing-charity-event-to-drop-word-blackpool/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://twnonline.org/council-called-mean-spirited-after-forcing-charity-event-to-drop-word-blackpool/ The organizer of a dance competition which will raise funds for Ukraine has been told by Blackpool Council that it cannot use the word ‘Blackpool’ in the title of the event to be held next month . Paul Killick originally called his event ‘The Blackpool Open’ but renamed it ‘The Open’ after he said he […]]]>

The organizer of a dance competition which will raise funds for Ukraine has been told by Blackpool Council that it cannot use the word ‘Blackpool’ in the title of the event to be held next month .

Paul Killick originally called his event ‘The Blackpool Open’ but renamed it ‘The Open’ after he said he received a letter from the council’s legal representatives. The title of ‘The Blackpool Open’ is among 17 trademarks for dance competitions whose ownership the council has claimed.

Blackpool’s council said its actions were intended to protect “long-established events”. But Mr Killick, whose competition will take place at the Tower Ballroom on May 7 and 8, with all proceeds going to the Ukrainian Dancers Fund, called the council’s actions ‘petty’.

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He said: “We were overwhelmed with entries so I couldn’t risk people arriving from all over the world and the competition not being able to go ahead. So we removed Blackpool from the title, to protect fundraising and because we want to raise funds for Ukraine.

“I’m disappointed with this action from the board, especially when Ukraine brings so much to Blackpool. Over the years all of their dancers have come to Blackpool and supported City. This branding situation is hanging over our heads. and it’s so petty.

A council spokesman said: ‘We are not looking to stop this fundraising event from taking place. We just try to avoid confusion with existing and long-established events in Blackpool.

Former Latin dance champion Paul now trains dancers from all over the world, including Ukraine.

He added: “We have a lot of dancers from Ukraine, who are now in other countries, planning to come to our event in Blackpool.”

The Open will take place over two days this year, but he hopes to expand it to six days next year. The council was embroiled in a dispute with the British Dance Council after filing a trademark application in February.

Marcus Hilton, chairman and chairman of the British Dance Council, said there had been no consultation on the decision and threatened to withdraw support for the competitions. Talks to resolve the situation are ongoing.

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Tua Tagovailoa had a luau for a charity event that featured some fun times https://twnonline.org/tua-tagovailoa-had-a-luau-for-a-charity-event-that-featured-some-fun-times/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 17:38:00 +0000 https://twnonline.org/tua-tagovailoa-had-a-luau-for-a-charity-event-that-featured-some-fun-times/ Tua Tagovailoa had a luau to raise money for charity. The event had some fun times with his teammates and new head coach Mike McDaniel. Tagovailoa hosted an event called “Luau with Tua” on Saturday to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward. He will also have another […]]]>

Tua Tagovailoa had a luau to raise money for charity. The event had some fun times with his teammates and new head coach Mike McDaniel.

Tagovailoa hosted an event called “Luau with Tua” on Saturday to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward. He will also have another luau in Tuscaloosa on April 13.

The Tua Foundation which organized the event has managed to raise $500,000 since its inception. The foundation’s board of directors includes Tua Tagovailoa’s mother, Diane Tagovailoa, who sits on it.

The event was for a good cause, it also featured fun moments never before seen by other coaches in the league. One moment was when McDaniel learned to play drums on stage as well as sing along with the performers.

The fun didn’t stop there, former rookies Jaylen Waddle and Jaelan Phillips were also at the event. They were recorded performing their best Hakka dance in front of the crowd.

Xavien Howard, who is now the Miami Dolphins’ most-started player on the roster, spoke about facilities feeling happier since McDaniel’s arrival.

It could be all about that youthful energy the Finns need to help them get through and finally qualify for the playoffs this season.

Tua Tagovailoa will be a huge factor as far as this team goes, their new coach is known for creating patterns that maximize his players’ strengths.

In training camp, the moments found in events like these can help players and coaches build a friendly relationship.

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American Idol’s Dakota Hayden Performs at a Charity Event in Indiana https://twnonline.org/american-idols-dakota-hayden-performs-at-a-charity-event-in-indiana/ Mon, 04 Apr 2022 17:00:48 +0000 https://twnonline.org/american-idols-dakota-hayden-performs-at-a-charity-event-in-indiana/ american idol full of hope and the pride of western Kentucky, Dakota Hayden is more than an extremely talented singer-songwriter, he is also an incredibly generous person. Meredith HaydenMeredith Hayden Dakota Hayden is busy giving back When he spends time at home between Idol performances, he stays busy, giving back to his community and fans. […]]]>
american idol full of hope and the pride of western Kentucky, Dakota Hayden is more than an extremely talented singer-songwriter, he is also an incredibly generous person.

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Dakota Hayden is busy giving back

When he spends time at home between Idol performances, he stays busy, giving back to his community and fans. Recently, Dakota performed at a charity event in Ohio County, KY.

Family and friends went out on a windy day to support a 16-year-old brain cancer patient. Alivia Faith Burgess was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma brain cancer in January 2020. She has been battling ever since. Throwback to the “For the love of Alivia” fundraiser.

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Dakota will take the stage right after comedian Donnie Baker, from Bob and Tom show.

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Enjoy good music and lots of laughs. At this time, only general admission tickets are available.

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The taste of the city is back! Santa Clarita’s favorite charity event, Child & Family Center’s Taste of the Town is back – LIVE! https://twnonline.org/the-taste-of-the-city-is-back-santa-claritas-favorite-charity-event-child-family-centers-taste-of-the-town-is-back-live/ Thu, 31 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://twnonline.org/the-taste-of-the-city-is-back-santa-claritas-favorite-charity-event-child-family-centers-taste-of-the-town-is-back-live/ On our cover, we are pleased to feature Laina McFerren – Wolf Creek Restaurant, Marc Winger, EdD – Board Chairman, Jean LaCorte Kiczek – Board Member and Event Chair, Walter Kicek – Sand Canyon Country Club, Jill Phillips Cox – Jill’s Cake Creations. Cover photo taken by Joie de Vivre photography.Join us on Sunday May […]]]>

On our cover, we are pleased to feature Laina McFerren – Wolf Creek Restaurant, Marc Winger, EdD – Board Chairman, Jean LaCorte Kiczek – Board Member and Event Chair, Walter Kicek – Sand Canyon Country Club, Jill Phillips Cox – Jill’s Cake Creations. Cover photo taken by Joie de Vivre photography.
Join us on Sunday May 1st and let’s eat, drink and be merry. Enjoy samples from our top restaurants, beer and wine purveyors at beautiful Blomgren Ranch, 15142 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita.
The event is a major fundraiser for the Center which provides mental health therapy, drug and alcohol addiction and domestic violence treatment services to more than 950 children, teens and adults each month.
VIP Experience tickets are $125 and offer reserved seating and an early access hour from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. General admission is $85 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fan favorites Mark LeVang and friends are also back! Their boundless energy gets the crowd dancing to rock and roll tunes. Our signature Diamond Drop, sponsored by Classic Designs Jewelry is also back. Tickets are $25 for a glass of champagne and a chance to be the lucky winner of a beautiful diamond pendant necklace.
Exciting auction items include private wine tastings at home or at the vineyard, gourmet dinners, Lake Arrowhead getaway, Schecter guitar, Dodger tickets, rounds of golf, dinners on the town and much more !
Sand Canyon Country Club is the presenting sponsor. Thank you to our list of generous corporate and community supporters who sponsor. Additional sponsorships are also available.
Tickets are available on our website: www.tasteofthetown.com
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cheryl Jones at the Center: 661-259-9439.
We hope you will consider joining us and we appreciate your continued support of the Child & Family Center.

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Polish charity event raises over €48m – The First News https://twnonline.org/polish-charity-event-raises-over-e48m-the-first-news/ Wed, 30 Mar 2022 19:46:04 +0000 https://twnonline.org/polish-charity-event-raises-over-e48m-the-first-news/ At the event’s celebratory gala in Warsaw on Wednesday, Owsiak summed up three decades of WOSP, thanking the people and institutions that had taken part in the project. Marcin Obara/PAP The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOSP), Poland’s largest charity event, raised more than PLN 224 million (48.29 million euros) this year, WOSP organizer Jerzy […]]]>

At the event’s celebratory gala in Warsaw on Wednesday, Owsiak summed up three decades of WOSP, thanking the people and institutions that had taken part in the project.
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The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOSP), Poland’s largest charity event, raised more than PLN 224 million (48.29 million euros) this year, WOSP organizer Jerzy Owsiak said on Wednesday. at the charity gala.

The funds raised will be used to buy ophthalmology equipment for children. This year’s grand finale, the 30th, was held on January 30 under the slogan “Open your eyes”.

At the event’s celebratory gala in Warsaw on Wednesday, Owsiak summed up three decades of WOSP, thanking the people and institutions that had taken part in the project.

“We showed people that by getting organized they can do amazing things,” Owsiak said, adding that the total funds raised this year were PLN 13.5 million (€2.91 million). ) more than last year.

More than half of the total was collected online and 42% came from street collections.

One of the fundraising activities this year was a charity auction by e-commerce site Allegro, in which a racket belonging to Polish tennis star Iga Swiatek was among the items sold, as well as a session training with Swiatek.

The auction raised more than PLN 37 million (€7.98 million) for the charity.

Events took place as far away as New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Ankara and Stockholm.

Owsiak also said at the gala that WOSP will support Ukraine, with 460 medical equipment for Ukrainian hospitals.

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The Women of Thatcham will hold a charity event in memory of a late friend’s cancer campaign https://twnonline.org/the-women-of-thatcham-will-hold-a-charity-event-in-memory-of-a-late-friends-cancer-campaign/ Mon, 28 Mar 2022 05:30:00 +0000 https://twnonline.org/the-women-of-thatcham-will-hold-a-charity-event-in-memory-of-a-late-friends-cancer-campaign/ A group of Thatcham friends are raising money for a cancer campaign following the death of their friend Laura Kendrick. The mother-of-two, who lost her battle with cancer at the end of February, launched her Kindness vs Cancer campaign to raise awareness of compassion within the NHS. The funds are intended to train NHS oncology […]]]>

A group of Thatcham friends are raising money for a cancer campaign following the death of their friend Laura Kendrick.

The mother-of-two, who lost her battle with cancer at the end of February, launched her Kindness vs Cancer campaign to raise awareness of compassion within the NHS.

The funds are intended to train NHS oncology teams, who put compassion and empathy at the heart of their interactions, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.

The late mother Laura Kendrick with her husband Grant and two children aged 8 and 11. Photo by: Grant Kendrick (55354554)

One of Laura’s friends, Michelle Yam, is hosting a fitness event in hopes of supporting the campaign.

She said: “‘Like everyone involved, I was deeply moved by Laura’s courage and wanted to do something to support this wonderful cause and help achieve the fundraising goal.

“As a fitness instructor, it was only natural that I would choose an exercise class with all proceeds from the Kindness Vs Cancer campaign. If exercise isn’t your thing, then there will be cakes for sale.

Another of Laura’s best friends, Natalie Taylor, will attend and said that as well as supporting Ms Kendrick’s family, the friendship group wanted to pursue what they believed to be Laura’s passion.

She said: “As a friendship group we try to help where we can with the campaign.

“[Laura] wanted to make a change so we all put our energy into it.

“That’s why this event is so important, it spreads the word. It’s not just for Laura, it’s for every patient.

She recalled what it was like to hear about Laura’s experiences as a patient, having to receive personal information over the phone, and said: ‘I was there during Covid when she was having these conversations. We had to wear masks and drive her to her appointments.

“She was having these life-changing conversations that impacted her mental health, we were also isolated at the time; it was difficult to support someone virtually.

The event will take place outside, behind the Hermitage village hall, on April 2 from 2:30 p.m. The course costs £10 with all proceeds going to the Kindness vs Cancer campaign.



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