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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Locks shaved off to raise money for Cancer Research

The majority of teenagers would find the idea of having their hair shaved off incredibly hair-raising, but 13-year-old Florence Clark decided to shave off her hair all in the name of charity. “My friend at school, her cousin has just been diagnosed with skin cancer and we decided we would both get our heads shaved to raise money for Cancer Research UK.”

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Going the extra mile in 2012 for friend

Friends Brian Taylor and Roz Currie are taking on a mammoth fundraising challenge on water, foot, and bike, across four countries and two continents to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The pair will be completing 12 events in 12 months in 2012 after being inspired by their friend, 33-year-old Anders Gibson, who suffers from the life-threatening disease.

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Big honour for pint-sized Ronnie Corbett

Edinburgh born performer Ronnie Corbett has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list where his OBE that he received in 1978 has been upgraded to a CBE. The pint sized comedy legend shot to fame with Ronnie Barker as one of the much loved Two Ronnies. Ronnie Barker was also awarded an OBE in 1978, but passed away in 2005.

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