Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014)
What do you do when your wedding dress has been used, successfully and you don't know what to do with it? Donate it to become an 'angel gown'.
NICU (Neo-natal intensive care unit) Helping Hands of Texas USA has been set up to provide support for families with premature babies.
Stephen Sutton certainly touched the hearts of the world with his fundraising efforts for teenage cancers sufferers.
It is very sad that he has now 'left the party', but his fundraising continues in his absence, already topping £3.6million, and his Facebook page has 1.1million likes.
This young man showed that in adversity you can find humour and determination to make a difference. With such a mature aspect in one so young, it tends to make you think of your own mortality. One would like to think that, faced with similar challenges, we too would rise to the occasion.
Usually I try avoid coming into London before 10:30am as you can never trust the travel system in London completely. However the booking came in almost 2 weeks in advance for 09:30 and as we'd been to the venue before, I said yes knowing I could get there.
What I didn't bank on was the determination of the RMT, and so the inevitable Tube strike was to go ahead from Monday night through to the following Wednesday eve. Nightmare! How do you travel around easily without the Tube when trying to get to Tooting Broadway? Aargh!
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