Showing posts from 2015

Remembrance Sunday: A Day of Honour 2015

Remembrance Sunday marks a day of commemoration across the UK and the Commonwealth for the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women who gave their lives in the two World Wars and later conflicts. A day for the nation to honour those who sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. Armistice Day, referred to as Poppy Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in November, the Sunday nearest to November 11 th . The 11th is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War 1 hostilities between Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Other countries like the U.S. have similar observances like Veterans Day. All across the UK ceremonies, parades and events will be held in most places of which various war veterans will attend, of which are members of organisations including The Royal British Legion as well as armed forced, military cadet forces and youth organisations. The ‘ National Service of Remembrance’ wil

Breast Cancer Awareness: A Month of Hope

‘ Miss You Already’ is a heart-wrenching story about the friendship of two women, Milly (played by actress Toni Collette) and Jess (played by actress Drew Barrymore). This film is based on the two main characters showing their original bond of two young, playful children later experiencing the adventures of adulthood together. Just like ‘besties’ they rode the waves of life hand in hand through all its highs and lows. So what has this to do with Breast Cancer Care? For those of you who are familiar with this film you will know that as the film unfolds, Milly is given some disappointing, painful news; she is diagnosed with cancer whilst Jess continues her battle with fertility. What was once one world in the wonderful playful life of children has now become two worlds colliding, both setting their own endings as adults. A tale of hope, love and light-hearted humour makes way for us to identity with the growing reality of breast cancer and its un-foreseeable impact

Branded By: Stacey Spencer

We all have our own personal print, the things that make us who we are. Each strand of life absorbs itself within our DNA. Our growth of likes and dislikes from life’s branches such as culture and society, education and work, relationships, music, beliefs and values; attach to our DNA and form as particles that make up the anatomy of our identity. These and others help define and shape us. From the day we were born to our last dying breath, we can come across as pawns on a chessboard being in the process of human branding. You may be familiar with the term ‘Branding’; it is the technique of marking something in order to verify its identity, ownership. As humans we can be seen as   walking brands. The world we grow up in fights for our identity daily. These battles can be seen visually, psychologically, physically and spiritually. We are bombarded by images and words everyday; situations showing us who we are or are not, and where we may have come from. The strife

Scars: By Rachel Obozua

Everyone has had scars. A time back when you were little you fell over and hurt yourself days down the line the wound healed but left a scar. It was always the deeper more serious wounds that stayed for years, even though the event was when you were weeny you still look back on that scar and the memories haven't left the feeling of the pain and how it happened. Sometimes the memories behind those scars even bring us shame and hurt today. Childhood scars are not all that serious when we know it was caused by riding our bikes to fast, scrapping our legs on the pavements etc, we get over them soon enough and tell of our careless fall and even laugh at the memories even though at the time we cried. However, as we continue in life some scars are more serious than others. Some scars we would rather hide than it bring back memories of the pain of a traumatic experience, one we don't want to remember or share. These scars were perhaps made through abuse bullying or the phys