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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.

Children’s Society calls on public to help spot signs of child exploitation

The Children’s Society is running a ‘Look Closer’ Awareness Week with the National County Lines Coordination Centre and police forces across the country including British Transport Police.

Letter to the editor: Richard Arnold announces support for Sue Ryder’s Ambassadog search

The nationwide competition is the first of its kind and will result in 11 furry friends taking home the coveted title of Sue Ryder Ambassadog, to help support the charity’s patients through pet therapy.

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

Letter to the Editor: Urgent action needed on puppy smuggling

Members of Dogs Trust’s parliamentary Puppy Smuggling Taskforce have written to the Government calling for urgent action to stop the illegal importation of dogs into the UK.

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.