We are supporting World Cancer Day 2017

Gillian Cooper
0 comments
2017WCD_FBcover_4Feb_Orange.png
Saturday 4th February is World Cancer Day. What is it? Well it’s a global event, uniting the world’s population in the fight against cancer.
The aim is to raise awareness and education about the disease, pressing the government and individuals across the world to take action, and hopefully saving millions of preventable deaths each year.

A breast cancer patient’s journey – Blog Post 6 – “Results”

Ruth Taylor
0 comments
Leaflets.jpg
Ruth Taylor, 45, is a mum of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in May 2016. We are honoured to share her journey from initial diagnosis, informing her family, through to chemo and radiotherapy. She hopes to raise awareness and educate others about breast cancer, while firmly kicking cancer back where it belongs. This is the sixth instalment in her guest blog.
He asked me if I had any questions about the cancer or any other concerns about my general health. He reassured me that what I had been told today was a huge amount to take in and that I would be bound to think of things after, that I would want to find out more about or go over again and that Fiona would be able to provide me with all the support I needed.

A breast cancer patient’s journey – Blog Post 5 – “Doctors Appointment”

Ruth Taylor
0 comments
ruth hubbie.jpg
Ruth Taylor, 45, is a mum of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in May 2016. We are honoured to share her journey from initial diagnosis, informing her family, through to chemo and radiotherapy. She hopes to raise awareness and educate others about breast cancer, while firmly kicking cancer back where it belongs. This is the fifth instalment in her guest blog.
So, the day arrived and we were quite quickly called through from the waiting room to the same consulting room that I had been in when I met Mr Masannat for the first time.

Don’t let accidents happen

Gillian Cooper
0 comments
Depositphotos_3023058_l-2015.jpg
The holidays are just around the corner - time, at last, to enjoy some quality time with the children. But whether you're staying at home, visiting relatives or jetting off for some winter sun, making sure your children stay safe this season is just as important as guaranteeing them a great Christmas.
Of course, accidents can, and do, happen. In fact, new statistics from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) show just how frequently - and devastatingly - they occur among children and young people. In 2015 alone, more than 400 youngsters lost their lives this way in the UK, putting accidents ahead of any other cause of death, including cancer and congenital conditions.

#HeartUnions - Durham Miners' Gala

Gillian Cooper
0 comments
Durham Miners.png
We’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Durham Miners Gala.
Famed for its rousing colliery bands, bright banners and for being one of the biggest trade union gatherings in the whole of Europe, Durham Miners' Gala occupies a special - and prominent - place in the trade union calendar.

#HeartUnions Week - Burston School Strike

Gillian Cooper
0 comments
Burston.png
To commemorate Heart Unions Week, we’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Burston School Strike.
What's your most enduring memory from schooldays? Coming second in the 200m sprint on sports day? Taking the lead in the annual drama production? Or how about kicking off the longest strike in history?

#HeartUnions Week - Chainmakers' Festival

Gillian Cooper
0 comments
Chainmakers Fest.png
To commemorate Heart Unions Week, we’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Chainmakers’ Strike in 1910 and the Chainmakers Festival.
1910: the year Old Trafford was opened, George V succeeded to the British throne, and the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath in the Black Country won minimum wage following a ten-week strike, effectively doubling their pay.

'Women underestimating their financial importance'

Gillian Cooper
Insurance news
21/08/2014
0 comments
iStock_000001991505XXLarge.jpg
Failure to take out income protection or life insurance cover means many UK women are inadvertently putting their families' financial futures at risk.
According to a report by insurance group Aegon, working women are not considering the implications of long-term illness or premature death on their nearest and dearest.