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The Ely Standard has been supporting the Disasters Emergency Committee’s fundraising appeal for countries in southern Africa facing famine with its Give Your Lunch to Africa Day.Readers and businesses were encouraged to donate the cost of their lunch for one day to the appeal, with photographer Helen Drake on duty to take pictures of as many fundraisers as possible for a picture spread in the paper.

Bolton Wanderers fans are being urged to complete a sponsored walk past the club’s famous former homes to raise money for the Bolton Evening News Coronary Care Appeal 2002.
The six-mile trek will honour the club’s 125 years of soccer in the town, and will raise funds to build a new unit for heart attack victims at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

Lancaster Guardian reporters Sue Riley and Debs Mannion have taken part in a charity fun run sponsored by the paper.
The 5km Race for Life event, part of a £35,000 local fundraising initiative for cancer research, had nearly 500 participants

Readers of the Southern Daily Echo have reached the halfway stage of a fundraising campaign for the victim of a road accident who lost a leg and suffered brain damage.
Some £12,500 has so far been donated to fund specialist treatment for Wayne Howard in a German clinic.

Money raised for the North Devon Journal’s New Wing Appeal has now reached £39,956 following a donation of $1,000 from the British Embassy Players based in Washington DC.
The appeal aims to raise enough money for a new wing at Little Bridge House Children’s Hospice.

The Belfast Telegraph’s joint campaign with Unicef to provide help for the millions suffering from famine in Africa has been backed by a leading local politician.
South Belfast MP Rev Martin Smyth is due to travel to Malawi in October with a group of MPs to observe the situation. He said: “I congratulate the Belfast Telegraph on coming together with Unicef for this campaign and wish it every success.”

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