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Should We Care About Rare Diseases? By Alastair Kent

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Should We Care About Rare Diseases? By Alastair Kent   Rare Disease Day – the 29th February, itself a rare day, is here once more, and again patients and families will be coming together with academics, clinicians, industry professionals and politicians to raise awareness of rare diseases and to highlight the needs of those affected…

Cold weather is yet to start at St James’s Winter Shelter   I had wanted to work with a homeless charity for some time before I was introduced to the West London Day Centre / St James’s Winter Shelter through a friend belonging to the Muslim charity, The City Circle.  Whilst the St James’s Winter…

Celebrities communicating a health or charity message by Jenny Agutter   When I returned to the UK from the US, where the approach to fundraising is quite different, I found myself being asked to open fetes, speak at women’s institute meetings, take part in fundraising concerts or just turn up and be photographed at some event or…

Why is behaviour change so difficult? By Patrick Ladbury, Communications Manager at the National Social Marketing Centre.   Say Communications asked me to write a blog around this topic. My response was “I would love to”, and ideas immediately started running through my head about what I could write …until I got another email. A week…

When is sun safety doing more harm than good?   New figures from Cancer Research UK warn that people over 65 are around seven times more likely to develop malignant melanoma – a type of skin cancer – compared to 40 years ago. These important findings were perfectly timed to appear in the news on the first sunny…

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