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Sport Relief

It’s that time again when the people of Great Britain get together to raise money for charity through sport. This year involves entering a Sport Relief Mile. For more information, have a look at this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sportrelief/

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Movember

This month you may have seen more men sporting moustaches this month than you may normally would. This is for Movember, a charity movement during the month of November that encourages the growing of moustaches to raise money and awareness

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Parkinson’s Disease Day

Today is Parkinson’s Disease Day which marks the beginning of Parkinson’s Disease Week. Here is the Parkinson’s Disease UK website with more information: http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/

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Wear a Hat Day!

Today is ‘Wear a Hat Day’ at the University of Portsmouth. Students and staff will be sporting hats around the campus in aid of the University‚Äôs Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence. So if you’re in Portsmouth today dig out your

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Red Nose Day

Today is Red Nose Day. Here’s the BBC Website with details on what’s on tonight and, of course, how to donate: http://www.bbc.co.uk/rednoseday/ Also, this week is National Science and Engineering Week. Here’s what the University’s been doing for it: http://www.port.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/frontpagenews/title,127475,en.html

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The English Channel

On this day in 1875, Matthew Webb became the first man to successfully swim the English Channel. Since then many others have managed to swim from England to France or vice-versa. Here is more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_successful_English_Channel_swimmers And here is a

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World Orphan Week

This week is World Orphan Week, a week all about helping children with no families who need help. Here is the website to for more information should you wish to help or donate to the cause: http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/donate-help/wow

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Drumming world record

582 drummers, complete with drum kits, gathered at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena yesterday in an attempt to break the record for the most drummers grooving to the same beat at the same time, and raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis

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Christian Aid Week: 10-16 May 2009

Help in the fight against global poverty. To find out how, see the links below: http://www.christianaid.org.uk/getinvolved/christianaidweek/index.aspx http://www.caweek.org/

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Time for some Comic Relief!

In schools, office’s and workplaces throughout the country people have been getting up to all kinds of bizarre challenges. Why? Because today is Red Nose Day and this year Comic Relief are asking everyone to ‘do something funny for money’!

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