Bringing A Lido Back To Life

Craig explores the history of the Art Deco Lido and shares some exciting news of a local restoration

Blogger shares details of the restoration of a historical Lido in Ipswich

The plans for the restoration of the Broomhill Lido in Ipswich

Thanks to the 1930’s almost 170 outdoor swimming pools, or Lidos, were built in the UK. They were a place to relax, take in the air and exercise. With stunning Art Deco architecture, the pools saw a decline in the 1960’s due to less expensive air fairs taking UK citizens over seas for summer holidays. Sadly the vast majority closed and went into rapid decline and dereliction.  
Influencer talks about the campaign to restore a historic grade II listed Lido in Ipswich

Beautiful Art Dec architecture of the Broomhill Lido

Broomhill Lido in Ipswich in its hey day

D-Day veteran Ray Marshall dives at the Broomhill Lido

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Become a stem cell donor for the Anthony Nolan Trust

Craig shares details on how you can help saves lives by registering as a stem cell donor for the Anthony Nolan Trust

In my last post about The Anthony Nolan Trust I shared details about little Anthony Nolan, and his Mothers incredible quest to help make sure that others didn’t suffer like her son from blood cancer. The trust has done some amazing work in highlighting this cancer and building a database of donors who can really help save lives. This is where you come in! Are you a lifesaver? You could be!

Signing up to become a donor is simple. Just answer a few simple questions and you’re done. If you’re a match they will contact you and discuss the next steps. The video below explains exactly what will happen and how.

You really can save a life. People and their families suffer every day and the more people who are on the register, the more chances that someones suffering can stop. If you’re still unsure whether you should register, why not read a few stories from real life donors.

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World Cancer Day and Anthony Nolan

Craig shares details of how you can support World Cancer Day and Anthony Nolan and how you too can assist with research and support

Every 14 minutes someone in the UK finds out they have blood cancer. And we all know someone who has been affected by the horrific disease that is cancer. With five member of my family lost to it, including my Father, I want to take the opportunity to highlight the issue and tell you how we can all help. This World Cancer Day on 4th February, the guys from Anthony Nolan are doing their bit and you can too.
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My Father, who lost his life to cancer a few years ago

In 1971, Anthony Nolan was born with a rare condition called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. The only cure was a bone marrow transplant. But none of his family were a match, and a transplant using bone marrow from an unrelated donor had never succeeded. There was no system to find matching unrelated donors, either. Sadly, Anthony died.

This gave Anthony’s mother, Shirley, an idea: to start a bone marrow register to connect unrelated donors with people like her son, who desperately needed a transplant. View Post