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 https://www.midlandkarting.co.uk/st-giles-hospice-charity-…/

Get in touch via the website, email sales@midlandkarting.co.uk 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 http://care.sja.org.uk  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



Tesco are donating £200,000 to help fight UK hunger with Trussell Trust Charity

Every pack of Hellmann’s, Colman’s and Knorr sold in Tesco, marked with the Trussell Trust logo will support the charity with a 5p* donation. Tesco are donating £200,000 to help fight UK hunger Making it as easy as possible for you to support those in crisis this Christmas. Alternatively, you can donate your time as a volunteer or much-needed food items to your local food bank or at Tesco collection points.

Volunteering is at the heart of The Trussell Trust’s work. Over 40,000 people across the UK volunteered with a food bank in 2016/17, helping to get emergency food to people in crisis. Volunteers come from diverse community backgrounds and work making it possible to support projects. Working for The Trussell Trust means making a difference in people’s lives. To continue vital work, they rely on a team of dedicated people. join one of the fastest growing charities in the UK!

Let us not forget that the first Christmas was a homeless one. A humble man and woman had gone up from Galilee out of the City of Nazareth to Bethlehem. There is a sense of desolation in St. Luke’s brief chronicle that Mary ‘brought forth her firstborn son, wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.  Sadly this no longer belongs in the Bible but in the 20th Century.

Please donate – let others also enjoy a Christmas meal. ThankQ!

Become a life changer with @CR_UK Charity

Did you know that Cancer Research UK employ over 3,500 people? They call each of them Life Changers because they’re all helping in life-changing work to beat cancer sooner. Check out their Jobs and become a life changer for Cancer Research UK

As the world’s largest independent cancer research charity, they conduct research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Their aim is to see 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034 and their staff are integral to achieving that ambition.

Cancer Research UK offers you excellent prospects to expand your career as well as the ability to make a real difference to the lives of others, so always looking for sharp, brave, and collaborative people to join Cancer Research UK and continue to make it a great place to work.

Find the career you’re looking for and let’s change lives together.

Coffee and Conversation with Friends

When Madeleine’s husband died, many people helped, and still do. Friends rallied round at the beginning, they were grieving too and there’s a remarkable closeness as you cry and laugh together, remembering the person who he was. But now, over four years after he died, she is in a very different place. Joined classes, found wonderful new Female Friends and slowly started to live her life, with Holidays abroad – but does miss the company of a Male friend.

The comfort, support and sustenance she got from being part of a couple had gone. What is left is one person, but a person who is in some ways less than she was.  With a very young outlook on life, too young to look like a widow.

Great – warped – sense of humor, blame that on Army life and friends.  Her Father was in the The Royal Welch Fusiliers and served in the suez war. Her Husband  – who sadly died only aged 64 of Prostate Cancer served in The Royal Regiment of Artillery, commonly referred to as the Royal Artillery and colloquially known as “The Gunners”. He then worked with the West Midlands Police. Her younger brother also was West Midlands Police.

Charity UK News says:

This wonderful ‘Young Lady’ is looking for a genuine real gentleman to be a Friend, who would like the company of a Female Friend to the Theatre,  Meals out, ect. She is seeking Friendship – not seeking sex and all that dirty stuff lol because life is too short to spend it alone with out the company of a real friend.

Winter is on its way – sadly when many who live alone don’t venture out alone because of dark night or bad weather.

Madeleine said:

I’m after an occasional companion for the local Theatre, pub lunches. For a good conversation who has a rebel streak, (Men who have served in the Forces or Police can relate to this) – I’m seeking a male friend to swop books with not marriage. Not daily contact – but to develop a good trusting friendship.

A Non smoker, driver with own car but …… MUST HAVE ……. a sense of humor. As for age – Obviously don’t want someone with oodles of energy climbing mountains each week, but age is irrelevant as it’s all down to personality.

She runs self-development classes, healing and meditation classes at Sanctuary, Loves all animals but has no pets, shoulder length brown hair, is mid 60’s Hazel eyes, with a love for life and mother nature. She isn’t after someone to fill a gap as already has good Female Friendships. She is a stronger person and looking for new Male Friendships and Adventures in Life – She has a fuller figure as weight gained after an accident a few years ago so now uses sticks to walk, once you have her trust as a friend, your friends for life.

Lives East Lancashire so obviously someone from in or around that area would be ideal.

If your interested you can Email CharityUKNews@Hotmail.com – ThankQ!

A cup of Coffee shared with a Friend. Is a taste of happiness and time well spent!

Phil Running London Marathon 2018 for Crimestoppers UK Charity

Crimestoppers is an independent charity helping to find criminals and solve crimes. They change people’s’ lives every day by helping to make communities safer across the UK. They have an anonymous phone number, 0800 555 111, that people can call to pass on information about crimes, alternatively people can send information anonymously via their website. Users don’t have to give their name or any personal information and calls and online forms cannot be traced. As a result of information passed on, 21 people are arrested everyday in the UK and one person is arrested for murder every nine days. By supporting Crimestoppers you will be helping to make the streets of the UK safer for everyone. Crimestoppers is a system that works for everyone, except criminals.

Phil says:

In October I applied to run the Virgin London Marathon 2018, and have been lucky enough to be accepted on a Golden Bond Place with Crimestoppers (UK charity). This is a great opportunity to represent a charity that plays a fundamental role within my job.

I am very excited to work alongside Crimestoppers in raising awareness of this charity and the great work then achieve.

Phil told Charity UK News:

I have never taken part in a Marathon before, this my first ever race. I have been running for 12-18 months now. Have slowly increased my distances for ‘personal’ achievements more than anything.

I’m a servicing Police Officer with Avon and Somerset, was approached by the crimestoppers charity and subsequently applied for one of their golden bond places, and was accepted.

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