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The Easingwold Advertiser & Weekly News is a family-owned paper for Easingwold and the surrounding area


Saturday 18th November, 2023

Children in Need campaigner tells her story and what inspired her to offer so much support to the charity:

In 2000 I needed surgery for a collapsed lobe of my left lung and it left me with a scar like a shark bite.

What does this have to do with raising money for Children in Need?

Well, at 13 years old I had tuberculosis and was hospitalised for 10 months - six of which were complete bed rest, ending my chance to play on the school netball team.
I returned to school a year behind my peers and went on to do GCE 'O' and 'A' levels. I trained as a teacher, achieving my Teacher Training Certificate and a B.Ed (Hons) Degree.
I taught Domestic Science /Housecraft/Home Economics/and its current title: Food & Fabric Technology.

On 21st November, 1980, Children In Need was born and it made me feel very grateful for the NHS, and all the care and support which I had received.

To find out more about how Children in Need is helping children across the UK, go along to your nearest stockist and buy a copy of the paper.

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