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Meet Matthew, he lives in Bude with his family and looks like your typical 10year old. However, Matthew is a very special lad. When he was five and a half months old he got meningococcal septicemia. He was incredibly poorly and nearly died but luckily Matthew is a true fighter and bravely fought for his life and won! His recovery was a slow and steady one that is such a blessing however as he got older it was clear that the disease had left him with an acquired brain injury causing him to have learning difficulties, speech and language problems, behavioral problems and sensory processing disorder. He has no danger awareness and is constantly seeking sensory stimulation. Matthew is in need of a sensory room in his home to help with his day to day recovery and this is where you can help.
Life is unpredictable and preparing for every eventuality can be tricky. But with the guidance of a good solicitor you can choose the best option for you and your family.
Thinking of heading to the Pantomime in Barnstaple this year? We sent in a local family to get the low down on Aladdin at The Queens Theatre - Here's what they had to say...
Candles lit and fairy lights are beautiful but can be dangerous if left unattended. Make sure you’re in the know to keep safe this festive season.
The services we rely on in North Devon has saved and changed children’s and adult’s lives for the better. Now we are at risk of losing these including SCBU, labour and delivery wards, outpatients, theatre and the children’s ward. Here is how to help.
The celebration St George's Day had waned by the end of the 18th century after the union of England and Scotland, but in recent years the popularity of St George's Day appears to be increasing gradually. Do you celebrate the Day of our Patron Saint?
Living in such close proximity to Royal Marine Base (RMB) Chivenor it is hard to believe that more people are not aware of the month of April being dedicated to military children across the world! These children do not need our pity.... just the opposite! They are proud and versatile and play just as important a part in the lives of soldiers and their families as any other family with children!
As a mum of 2 boys, aged 4 and 10, its always nice to find something that we can all do and enjoy. My dad mentioned taking the boys to the panto and I’m so glad we did! What a treat and what a laugh!!
On any one day, there are more than 62,000 children living with foster families across the UK. The Fostering Network estimates that a further 8,600 foster carers are needed this year alone to provide the supportive, stable and caring home for these vulnerable children.
Albert Edward Simpkin was born near Manchester in 1885 and this book is an abridged version of Albert’s diary recording his fascinating life of a despatch rider on the Western Front.
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