An initiative to help tackle the holiday hunger, physical inactivity and social isolation some of the most disadvantaged children in Hertfordshire will experience this summer has been rolled out at fire stations across the county.
With an appeal launched to help raise £338,000 to expand the neonatal family room at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital, a dad whose son was born 12 weeks prematurely has spoken of the desperate need for this improved facility.
A man who felt suicidal due to his crippling addiction to drugs and alcohol has spoken of how a rehabilitation charity - which has been given a funding boost to expand its work - has helped save his life.
An appeal is being made for people to send postcards from their summer holidays to residents at a nursing home, to help with their memory recall and to promote positive feelings and engagement with the community.
A Stevenage woman who says her life has been ruined by having a surgical mesh implant is happy the procedure has been suspended by the government after a review confirmed “many women are suffering terribly”.
A dad whose son was left fighting for his life after he became dangerously ill when he was just four weeks old is taking on a 271-mile cycle challenge for a charity which supported his family through the crisis.