Category: Letters to the Editor

Letter to editor: Charity Sue Ryder recognises volunteers’ fantastic contribution during Volunteers’ Week

It’s Volunteers’ Week! The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on national healthcare charity, Sue Ryder, has been immense. Not only did it have a financial impact on the charity but it also meant that many of our incredible volunteers were unable to support us because of lockdown restrictions.

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Letter to the Editor: ‘Footsteps’ – a Poem for Captain Tom Birthday from Australia

Samuel Birch said Captain Tom was a source of pride in Australia too; adding it was joyful to see that Tom Moore was marching for the UK and even for us here who couldn’t march.
The lockdown felt like an exercise in futility; Tom Moore’s message of hope went against that feeling. When he passed away, Samuel wrote this poem

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Letter to the Editor: Royal Mail’s stamp design competition

Royal Mail’s stamp design competition is to honour the heroes of the pandemic. The competition is open to children, aged 4 to 14. Eight designs will be chosen to become stamps which will be on sale across the UK.

Children may choose to illustrate frontline workers in health or social care. They may want to celebrate other key workers who have kept the country going, such as refuse collectors, cleaners, teachers, supermarket workers, public transport staff, delivery drivers or, indeed, postmen and postwomen. Or they might highlight the volunteers who have helped in their local communities or raised money for charity, such as Captain Sir Tom Moore.

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Letter from Sarah Greene: Cancer continues to claim lives regardless of the pandemic

Sarah Greene wrote:
Cancer continues to claim lives regardless of the pandemic. As resources within the NHS are stretched to their limits, charities like Target Ovarian Cancer need your help more than ever before. Please help us raise awareness and raise funds. Whilst we are all fighting coronavirus, Target Ovarian Cancer is putting the needs of women with ovarian cancer before all else.

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