Transforming Lives

Smile Train Ambassador Kylie Jenner Visits Organisation’s Local Programmes in Peru

As part of her ongoing commitment to helping children with clefts, pop culture phenomenon and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner took the opportunity to visit Smile Train’s local programmes in Peru and meet with the organisation’s local partner surgeons, cleft patients and their families. Kylie visited Smile Train’s partner hospital, the Delgado Clinic in Lima, as well as the […]

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Enset- Ethiopia’s ‘gift to Africa’

Enset, also commonly referred to as the Ethiopian banana, the false banana or the banana on steroids, is forming the basis of a multi-centre partnership between scientists from the University of Leicester, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the University of Addis Ababa, who are all hopeful about the potential of this crop to solve […]

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Enset- Ethiopia’s ‘gift to Africa’

Enset, also commonly referred to as the Ethiopian banana, the false banana or the banana on steroids, is forming the basis of a multi-centre partnership between scientists from the University of Leicester, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the University of Addis Ababa, who are all hopeful about the potential of this crop to solve […]

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Free Bikes Given to Get Brummies Cycling More

‘It’s like riding a bike’ is an often-used saying to describe a skill that once you have learned, you’ll never forget. But that saying doesn’t take into account the people who can’t actually ride a bike. A survey by the British Heart Foundation found one in eight adults in the UK do not know how […]

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Free Bikes Given to Get Brummies Cycling More

‘It’s like riding a bike’ is an often-used saying to describe a skill that once you have learned, you’ll never forget. But that saying doesn’t take into account the people who can’t actually ride a bike. A survey by the British Heart Foundation found one in eight adults in the UK do not know how […]

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Hospice launches research into virtual reality therapy

Royal Trinity Hospice in London has launched a research study to explore the potential of virtual reality as a therapy for people at the end of life. The year long study will assess the impact of virtual reality on 20 people’s experience of physical and psychological symptoms. Virtual reality (VR) is a technology which generates computerised […]

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Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds – Bringing Two Generations Together to Improve Wellbeing

A first of its kind experiment in the UK aims at improving pensioners’ wellbeing by installing a nursery inside Bristol’s St. Monica Trust retirement home to battle depression and loneliness within elderly. “Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds” broadcasted by Channel 4 is an ambitious experiment modelled along the lines of a 25-year old […]

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Telephone Friendship Groups Created to Help RAF Veterans Escape Loneliness

The RAF Benevolent Fund has set up a telephone friendship group service to help RAF veterans and their dependants escape loneliness and isolation. After a successful pilot last year using guests from the RAF Benevolent Fund’s respite home on the south coast, the programme is now open to all RAF ex-service personnel and their dependants […]

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How Online Maps Are Being Used to Help Eradicate FGM in Rural Tanzania

Many of us will use a map on our phones to help us reach our destination when going somewhere new. It’s not something we give much thought to. But for girls in rural Tanzania, a volunteer-run online mapping service is proving to be a much-needed lifeline. A safe house in Mugumu, Tanzania, has been set […]

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Woman Donates Prosthetic Leg to Amputee in Africa in Memory of Beloved Father

After unsuccessfully attempting to return her late father’s prosthetic leg to the NHS, Glenda Hughes found a charity who were able to give it to someone who needs it. Just 1 in 10 people with physical disabilities in the developing world have access to assistive technology, according to the World Health Organisation. Legs4Africa, based in […]

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