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100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion

The blast that followed was the then largest man made explosion and caused the deaths of almost 2,000 people and a further 9,000 non-fatal injuries. It destroyed almost the entire north end of the city of Halifax, including more than 1,600 homes. Th…

Date
6 December 2017 10:00
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Gwen Obern

Gwen turns 100!

Gwen is a remarkable lady who has been receiving our help for over 74 years since joining the charity in 1943. Gwen’s life story is a special one.  She starts it by talking about Ernie. Gwen married Ernie in December 1939, a day she remembers as bei…

Date
28 November 2017 10:00
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Photo of Mark Threadgold on top of Mount Kilimanjaro

Blind veteran Mark climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

Mark Threadgold, 49 and from Saltdean, says: “It was a brilliant experience and couldn’t have gone better. Mark completed the climb with a company called Charity Challenge, who arranged The Big Red Nose Climb for Comic Relief in 2009. He says: “The…

Date
6 November 2017 15:00
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