Looking for signs of Lymphoma

A charity is raising awareness about Lymphoma, a disease that strikes more young people than any other type of cancer.

A soldier's courage

A soldier who lost both his legs in Afghanistan is preparing to ride a vintage motorbike through Britain.

Tricky end to tandem ride

2 cyclists were shocked to find that after completing a 9 hour race for charity, their finish line was disappearing before their eyes!

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Air Ambulance to deliver 24-hour service

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The air ambulance's new helicopter Credit: Kent Surrey Sussex air ambulance

A new helicopter will serve as a 24-hour air ambulance for Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

The newer version of the helicopter based in Redhill will ensure the aircraft is ready for night flying in the late summer.

To prepare for the 24-hour service, the charity's specialist paramedic crew have already started delivering a medical service using a response car throughout the night.

Adrian Bell, Chief Executive of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, said:

"We have replaced one of our helicopters with a new version capable of night operations. While we are waiting for the necessary regulatory processes to be completed we have started operating by car during the hours of darkness."

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More than 1,000 people brave cold for charity run

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Chef Raymond Blanc dons scarf for start of OX5 race Credit: Steve Cottrell

More than a thousand people have braved the cold, chilly weather today to take part in this year's OX5 charity run at Blenheim Palace. The event is in aid of the Oxford Children's Hospital. The chef Raymond Blanc was there to start the runners off on their way around the course.

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Five convicted in charity fraud

Five people from the south have been charged with concealing financial transactions and conspiring to defraud a charity. The group claimed to be genuine collectors for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity. The verdicts follow an 18-month investigation. Sentencing will be announced later.

“This is good news for the charity. Hopefully, the convictions will deter people who might try the same deceptions. “But it is truly unfortunate that this sort of crime not only deprives genuine charities of much needed funds, but generates mistrust among the public towards real charity collectors. It is pleasing to see these convictions after all the hard work from police officers and the unlimited co-operation we got from staff at Marie Curie Cancer Care"

– Lyndhurst Detective Constable Giulio Pizzo

Domestic violence charity wins Government support

The Pemberton family
The Pemberton family Credit: ITV Meridian

A charity set up in memory of a mother and son who were shot dead at their home in Berkshire has won government backing. The 'Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse' **was established by Julia Pemberton's brother, when she and her son William were killed by her estranged husband in 2003.

The Pemberton family home
The Pemberton family home Credit: ITV Meridian

You can find out about the charity by clicking here.

Cash handed to Oxford charities

The Chiltern Centre and TRAIN have been awarded nearly £200,000 over four years by South Oxfordshire District Council. The cash will pay for running costs such as staffing, heating, administration or rent.

The Chiltern Centre offers children and young people with disabilities help to live life to the full. TRAIN works with "at risk" 14-18 year olds, offering support with solving problems. 13 other organisations have also been funded.

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