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July 9, 2020

Para-athlete to cover 100 miles in a month for the NHS

A para-athlete from the Staffordshire Moorlands is covering 100 miles across the month of July to raise funds for the NHS as it continues to battle the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Tennis player and shot-putter Gavin Yarwood is aiming to raise £1,000 for the service that has aided him during his lifetime.

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June 30, 2020

£30k aim for NHS fund-raising gin

A DISTILLERY near Uttoxeter is aiming to raise £30,000 to mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS. Nelson’s Distillery, based at Grindley Business Village, has already raised more than £25,000 for the Covid-19 fund through sales of its blue ‘charity’ gin.

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May 5, 2020

Nancie-Mae’s loom band plan for NHS

A SIX-year-old from Uttoxeter has been raising funds for NHS staff and key-workers by selling home-made bracelets. Nancie-Mae Johnson has been making bracelets out of loom bands in a bid to support workers on the front line. So far she has raised more than £60 and - with help from mum Michelle Johnson-Plant - has posted her creations across the Midlands and even across the world.

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May 5, 2020

Lisa’s lockdown head shave

A LANDLADY shaved off her hair as part of a fund-raiser for the NHS. Lisa Cowell, landlady at the Bagot Arms in Abbots Bromley, has raised more than £1,800 after shaving her locks off in lock down. Lisa sat on a stool outside the pub on Sunday as her son, James, shaved off her hair.

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April 28, 2020

Landlady Lisa to shave off locks in lock down

A VILLAGE landlady is planning to shave her locks during lock down in support of friends working on the frontline of the fight against coronavirus. Lisa Cowell, landlady at the Bagot Arms in Abbots Bromley, has already gathered more than £1,000 in donations ahead of the stunt which will take place on Sunday, May 3.

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April 16, 2020

Olympic champion raises thousands for NHS

AN OLYMPIC gold medallist from Staffordshire has raised tens of thousands of pounds for the NHS as health workers continue to tackle coronavirus. Global swimming sensation Adam Peaty MBE from Uttoxeter raffled off his Team GB 2016 Olympic Racing Trunks over the weekend to help raise money for the service to purchase personal protective equipment after taking part in a 100km exercise bike ride to raise yet more funds last week. The six-time Male European Swimmer of the Year selected the winning ticket on Friday, and managed to raise more than £13,000 for NHS charities on top of the £4,000 that was donated during his 100km exercise bike ride challenge – meaning altogether Adam managed to bring in more than £17,000.

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April 16, 2020

Crocheting for the homeless and care workers

A RESIDENT in the Moorlands has used her crocheting talents to create scarves and hats for the homeless as well as designs for frontline key workers too. Amanda Hollins, from Tean, took up the art of crocheting three years ago after seeing people have a go at it on YouTube. Since then she has donated her work to numerous charities over the years, such as Alzheimer's UK and the Royal British Legion.

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April 16, 2020

Elvis tribute act raises money while raising roofs

AN ONLINE Elvis tribute show has brought in thousands of pounds for the NHS after social media users donated money while enjoying a resident’s hour-and-20-minute live-stream performance. Mark Clay, from Saverley Green near Fulford, has managed to raise over £5,300 for frontline health workers to help them battle the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The 50-year-old has done a lot of charity gigs around the area for a number of years and, after talking with wife Claire, decided to still put on a show for a good cause on Saturday despite being in lockdown.

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April 16, 2020

Moorlands business fixes NHS staff’s vehicles for free

A MOORLANDS business has showed its incredible generous spirit by repairing the vehicles of NHS staff free of charge as a thank you for their tireless efforts on the frontline fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Emissions equipment manufacturer Klarius, which is based in Cheadle, has already fixed two NHS nurses' cars and has two more health service staff's vehicles booked in. The latest staff member to have her car mended is Sophy Kuriakose from Newcastle-under-Lyme and she told the Times and Echo she was “extremely grateful” for what Klarius had done.

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April 16, 2020

Cheadle Hospital could be used to help care for coronavirus patients

A TOWN’S community hospital is set to be used to help care for coronavirus patients – if all the beds at a city hospital are filled. The news that beds at both Cheadle and Leek community hospitals in the Moorlands could be re-opened to help with the current battle with Covid-19, comes after many months of campaigning by various groups for the community hospitals to remain open. In a statement made yesterday, Tuesday, April 14, a spokesman for the University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM), told the Times & Echo: “UHNM is working with health and social care partners to set up an extension of its hospital care provision to manage its Covid-19 response within hospitals across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

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April 9, 2020

Teenagers undertake the ‘CovHead-19’ challenge

TWO TEENAGERS from the Moorlands have shaved their heads as part of a challenge that aims to raise money for the NHS as it battles the outbreak of coronavirus. Friends Joe Avery, from Cheadle, and Alfie Walford, from Kingsley, both joined in the 'CovHead-19 Challenge' that invites people to sponsor others to shave their heads to try to “donate some money to a good cause and create some positives out of a bad situation.” Joe explained how he got involved with the initiative, which was set up by NHS Charities Together.

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April 9, 2020

“I was gearing up to have a difficult conversation with my mum”

THE SON of a gentleman from the Moorlands who made a remarkable recovery from coronavirus says the family is “really relieved.” 82-year-old Sid Lovenbury, from Cheadle, was admitted to the Royal Stoke University Hospital last month after showing symptoms of Covid-19 where he tested positive for the virus. Sid had been at nursing home residence Church Terrace, in Cheadle, when staff discovered he had a high fever. They called out for a doctor twice before Sid was sent to hospital.

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