Health

Cheshire vet issues killer rabbit disease warning

A TOP vet has warned rabbit owners in Cheshire to protect their bunnies from a deadly disease that’s been detected in the county for the first time. Ian Hopkins, Head Vet at Holly House Veterinary Surgery in Knutsford, which is part of the independently owned Willows Veterinary Group, has joined forces with Rabbit Rescue North […]

Kenzie collects generous St Helens shoppers’ donations for Alder Hey Hospital

A St Helens youngster with a rare disorder has collected a cash windfall from shoppers on behalf of the children’s hospital that has cared for him. Nine-year-old Kenzie Appleton was overjoyed to accept £411 on behalf of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, donated by visitors to Church Square Shopping Centre. The money came from contributions for […]

Gran’s sweet fund-raising scheme to help Charlotte undergo pioneering surgery

A Keighley gran will be using the power of chocolate to help raise funds to send her disabled nine-year-old granddaughter to the Czech Republic for pioneering surgery. Charlotte Wormald has severe cerebral palsy, following health problems when she was just days old – she and twin sister were born 14 weeks early, each weighing less […]

Volunteer of the Year Midge backs grotto for Macclesfield hospice

A CHARITY champion is urging shoppers help raise funds for a Macclesfield hospice by dropping in to see Santa at the Grosvenor Shopping Centre. Midge Barber was crowned the town’s Volunteer of the Year by local radio company Silk FM for her tireless efforts promoting and raising funds for the East Cheshire Hospice. The 70-year-old […]

Wirral volunteers in life-saving mission to Uganda

Thirty young volunteers from the Wirral on a medical mercy mission to Uganda have helped save the lives of malaria victims, treated over 2,000 people and handed out over 1800 toothbrushes. They were in Africa as part of a project led by surgeon Stephen Blair, who works at Heswall’s Spire’s Murrayfield Hospital, and his wife […]