Category Archives: Health

Zumbathon for Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)

A Zumbathon was held to raise funds for research into Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). ALD is a rare but devastating progressive metabolic disorder in the brain of young people. Zumba is an increasingly popular form of dance-for-fitness. According to Wikipedia: Zumba is … Continue reading

Posted in Charities, Dance, Disabilities, Fundraising, Health

Music Therapy in Schools

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I attended the launch at the Castle School, Courtney Way in West Chesterton of the book Music Therapy in Schools: Working with Children of All Ages in Mainstream and Special Education by Jo Tomlinson, Philippa Derrington, and Amelia Oldfield (Authors … Continue reading

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Forever Active DVD

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Forever Active is a scheme of exercise sessions for the over 50 age group and for those returning to a more active lifestyle. The City Council’s Forever Active team have produced some DVDs so that those who are not able … Continue reading

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The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

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Macmillan Cancer Support staged their annual The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday. The coffee mornings started in 1990 and now are a very important part of Macmillan’s fundraising. Marshall’s of Cambridge have been participating for a number of years … Continue reading

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Cherry Hinton Festival

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Cherry Hinton Festival Day is the climax of a week of events in a part of Cambridge that proudly proclaims its separate ‘village’ identity. The large Recreation Ground was filled with stalls and children’s activities. There was an interesting range … Continue reading

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Trumpington mini-Olympics

Someone said to be that it had rained every Thursday this Summer. While I think that is something of an exaggeration the rain was threatening to carry on chucking it down as we went down to the King George V … Continue reading

Posted in Council service, Green open spaces, Health, Sports, Uncategorized, Young people

Communicating Reproduction

A fascinating exhibition entitled Books & Babies has just been opened in the exhibition area at the University Library. It’s open to all free of charge. The subject of the exhibition is how the concepts of generation and reproduction have … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Health, Universities

Cam-mind at the Bumps

Cam-mind offers a broad range of community projects and services for the support of mental health service users in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire. One of their annual fund-raising activities takes place on the Halingway beside the river near the end of … Continue reading

Posted in Charities, Fundraising, Health, Volunteering

Cruse AGM

Cambridge Cruse provides support to all bereaved people across the whole of Cambridgeshire, including Ely, Fenland, Newmarket, Haverhill and Uttlesford. Cruse recruits, trains and supervises a small army of about 120 volunteers to provide high quality support to many people … Continue reading

Posted in Charities, Fundraising, Health, Volunteering

Time to Change: Countering the Stigma of Mental Illness

It’s time to talk. It’s time to change. This is the slogan of a national project to encourage people living with mental health problems to talk to others about their lives rather hiding themselves away in shame. Such people often … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Health, Volunteering