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Learning to Sign with Lucy

8th June 2017

Karen Harris, 47, from Stanground, Peterborough, describes the transformation that a £400 grant made for her and daughter Lucy to communicate.

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Family’s lives changed in a split second by a football accident

26th January 2017

A Huntingdonshire family’s lives were changed in a split second caused by an accident at a youth football match.  It is an example of how caring can be thrust upon a family in the blink of an eye, with no time to get used to their caring role, with no gradual build up that some […]

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Emma’s story as a Family Carer – “I was told ‘this is about you’, I wasn’t used to that”

1st November 2016

“I wasn’t used to asking for help, not even from my family, but I knew I had to do something,” said Emma Joy-Staines, feeling increasingly desperate and exhausted as the caregiver for husband Leigh. The stress made Emma suffer severe stomach pains and resulted in the 31-year-old mum of two young children being admitted to […]

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Big hearted carer Sandra Cross is making a big difference to the lives of others

2nd October 2016

When Sandra Cross’s grief stricken brother began to suffer health problems following the sudden death of his wife, and later his daughter, she didn’t hesitate to offer to care for him. Roy Stocker, 78, lost the power of his speech and ability to write, and his mobility was affected too as he began falling backwards […]

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Volunteer Richard Reeve with donation bucket

Meet our volunteer Richard Reeve

15th September 2016

Richard Reeve, who starred on our front cover of Issue 1 of our Supporter News, joined us 5 months ago. Why did you choose to volunteer for us? After my wife passed away I wanted to give something back and I felt this was something I could do – helping out as and when I […]

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Young Carers Charlie and Thomas with donation bucket

Young Carers Charlie and Thomas

9th September 2016

Charlie, aged 8, and Thomas, 10, have to care for their sick mum, Sarah, who has needed numerous operations due to her chronic Crohn’s disease.  This has left her with horrendous fatigue and needing daily medication.  As a result the boys have to help with many jobs in the house, much more than other children […]

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Steve Farrow moved from London to care for his mother following a stroke

1st June 2016

Retired teacher Steve Farrow moved from London to care for his widowed mother, Mary, at her Ely home after her discharge from Addenbrooke’s Hospital following an acute stroke on September 21st 2015. Steve’s arrival then enabled Mary, 92, to be discharged from Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge in early November and to return home as she wished, […]

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David and Eleonore – facing dementia together

1st March 2016

David and Eleonore Berry are used to overcoming major obstacles. Many years ago it was Eleonore’s East German parentage that created challenges for them, thwarting David’s career in British military intelligence on security grounds. But now they face their biggest hurdle, 60 years after first meeting and falling in love – living with dementia. David, […]

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