Children’s Hospice Christmas Advert 2017



With the support of children’s charity hospice, Shooting Star Chase, they launch this year’s alternative Christmas ad.  Spread the word & support families this Christmas here:…


Dear Santa ….


Midland Karting Hosting Charity Event In Memory of Former Employee

In memory of former employee Steve Stringer and in aid of St Giles Hospice, Midland Karting are hosting a 4-hour endurance event on Sunday 10th December 2017 at 10am.

Teams can consist of up to 8 drivers, with the event consisting of 30-minutes practice followed by the 4-hour race based on the popular Le Mans endurance format.

Prices are just £350 per team. Refreshments and supporting stalls will be available on-site on the day.
All proceeds go to St Giles Hospice towards their amazing support and care work.

More details can be found at…/

Get in touch via the website, email or call the sales team on 01543 418419 to reserve your place on the grid.

St John Ambulance launches life-saving Heart campaign C.A.R.E

St John Ambulance launched a C.A.R.E for a Heart campaign, aiming to give you and your loved ones the best chance of survival if faced with a cardiac arrest.

Up to seven out of 10 people who suffer a cardiac arrest could survive if they are treated with a defibrillator inside the first five minutes, but more than half of Britons (53%) have no idea where their nearest life saving equipment is.

With 80 per cent of cardiac arrests happening in the home, it’s likely to be a loved one who needs help. That’s why we’ve created the four simple steps of C.A.R.E and are encouraging everyone to learn them in advance, so you are prepared for an emergency:

C – Closest defibrillator

Find your closest defibrillator
A – Arrest?

Is it a cardiac arrest or a heart attack? Learn the signs.
R – Resuscitate

Know how to resuscitate using CPR
E- Early defibrillation

Early defibrillation gives the best chance of survival

Defibrillators have become a common sight in public places all over the country – from stations and supermarkets, to village halls and doctors’ surgeries. They are incredibly easy to use and make a huge difference to survival rates.

If you come across someone in cardiac arrest, you have to act fast. That’s why St John Ambulance are urging everybody to learn the four simple steps of C.A.R.E today, so that if the worst happens tomorrow, we can all act quickly and confidently, especially when every second counts.

Watch this simple and fun video to help you learn the C.A.R.E steps. Visit  to watch and share.

Heart Transplant Celebrates 50 Years

Fifty years ago, history was made with the first human heart transplant. The patient, Louis Washkansky, 53, was terminally ill with heart failure. His surgeon at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa was Christiaan Barnard.  The donor, Denise Darvall, was just 25.  She suffered a fatal brain injury after a car accident in which her mother also died.  Her father, Edward, who knew his daughter loved to help others, took the generous decision to donate her organs (one of Denise’s kidneys also saved the life of a 10-year-old boy).

Louis’s first words after the transplant were: “I’m still alive.” But he died of pneumonia 18 days later.

It was a dramatic development built on previous advances.  The kidney was the first organ to be successfully transplanted, in 1954, followed by a simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant in 1966 and a liver transplant in 1967.  Unsuccessful human heart transplants had been tried as early as 1905.

The British Heart Foundation played an important role in the development of heart transplant – even if the first application for funding wasn’t taken entirely seriously.  Donald Longmore, who was Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Physiologist at the National Heart Hospital from 1963 to 1980, later said:

“We applied for a British Heart Foundation grant, Sir Thomas Sellors and me, in 1963, and we were told that the roars of laughter could be heard two or three blocks away…”

But grant-givers soon started to take it more seriously.

“In late 1963, we got a [BHF] grant of £6,000, which in those days was a very large sum of money, and I rented a laboratory in the Royal Veterinary College for six old pence a year, and we set about what we thought was a very scientific approach… doing heart-lung transplants [on animals].”

The first heart transplant in the UK, on 3 May 1968, was the tenth in the world. It was done at the National Heart Hospital in London. It was performed by Donald Ross (who was funded by the BHF for a further 20 years of surgical advances).  The recipient was Fred West, 45, and the donor was Patrick Ryan, a building worker who had suffered a terrible head injury in a workplace accident, which he could not have survived. Even so, there were wild claims (which doctors proved false at an inquest packed with journalists) that Mr Ryan was murdered for his heart.

Watch BHF video about Professor Marelli-Berg’s research into organ transplant rejection



Aldi Prevents Food Waste Christmas Eve


How to improve your Facebook Messenger privacy instantly

Privacy is a huge topic these days and will only become more important. Did you know that Facebook is tracking your every activity and shows your friends when you were “last active” on Facebook Messenger? Not only that, but by default, Facebook Messenger will show all of your contacts when you are online using the app. Unfortunately, that feature happens to be a little inaccurate at times. So your Family and Friends on your contacts might be getting the impression you are out and about and/or online, while you are not.

There are tons of disadvantages to this kind of privacy issue, some of them can be lessened by taking action. In order to learn how to hide your online state and keep your “last active” time from appearing to your contact list.

This trick is rather counter-intuitive, but it works.

Open up the Facebook Messenger App, go to the “People” tab and tap “Active” at the very top.
Now you’ll see a list of all of your active Facebook friends.
Disable the toggle button next to your name.

You won’t be able to see who is online right now, but no one will be able to see whether you are online. If you tap a contact in the messenger list, however, you can see whether they are online right now. And their “last active” timestamp. Your “last active” time should not show up in anyone’s list anymore.

How important is on line privacy to you or your Business … Comment below, thanks!!

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