Author: Roger Mills

History made by Sutton pharmacist

Reena Barai the owner of a Sutton pharmacy has been elected to the NPA (National Pharmacy Association) as the Home Counties South representative – she is first Asian female and the only female elected on to the New board. The results of the NPA board elections for 2018-2022 have been released. Contested ballots in seven NPA board regions have resulted in the following NPA members being elected to the board of management: Area 3, East Midlands: Jay Badenhorst Area 4, East Anglia: Anil Sharma Area 6, South East: Amish Patel Area 7, Home Counties South: Reena Barai Area 9,...

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Borough’s masonic hall hosting charity day in September

Sutton masonic hall, on Saturday 29th September, is hosting a charity day for Haig Housing in Merton and is inviting the borough’s residents “We are hosting an afternoon tea party, we have a raffle and some stalls like osbourne books, some craft stalls, “We have been working with Haig Housing to get this event up & running, all cakes and sandwiches are being made & donated by the staff and the Freemasons & their wife’s, all proceeds made are going to Haig Housing who help home our British War Veterans & our Gurkhas. “We have invited the veterans and staff,...

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New dedicated advice line for borough’s pregnant women and new mums

A new dedicated advice line for pregnant women and mums who have recently given birth, which is staffed by midwives and offers clinical support around the clock, officially launched this week. The Surrey Heartlands Pregnancy Advice Line is available for women under the care of Epsom and St Helier hospitals, Royal Surrey County Hospital and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals during pregnancy, labour and following the birth of their baby. One telephone number will connect to Surrey Heartlands Pregnancy Advice Line, call: 0300 123 5473. The advice line will: Triage calls, assess any risks and signpost women to the...

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ERITREAN REFUGEES – WHY DO THEY RISK THEIR LIVES?

On the 6th April Sutton for Peace & Justice invited a settled Eritrean refugee Fessahaye Gebregiorgis, know as George, to speak about the present situation in Eritrea and why so many young people risk their lives by trying to escape the country. He brought an Eritrean friend, Gabriel, who has worked in the Ethiopian refugee camps for “Save the Children” and also contributed to the discussion. George started by saying he was very grateful to the UK for twice accepting him as a refugee, first when Eritrea was invaded by Ethiopia There are also many videos featuring Eritrean refugees...

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Brother and sister to run in memory of their father

Daniel and Alana, brother and sister duo from London, will be tackling the London marathon together to raise vital funds and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Action. The pair will running in memory of their father, Colin, who sadly passed away from the disease. Colin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in his early fifties and lost his fight three years later. Daniel says, “Running is an extremely new interest – and, as the marathon approaches, has become somewhat more of a fundamental life necessity rather than a ‘hobby’.” Alana adds, “Anyone with a connection to pancreatic cancer will be abreast of...

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