Posts in Special Days
Happy Mother's Day

The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. 

St Andrew's Methodist Church now holds the International Mother's Day Shrine. Her campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died.

Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world".

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It's Officially Spring!!!

It’s official, today is the first day of Spring and it’s also the International Day of Happiness. For the Northern Hemisphere, the spring equinox is the moment when winter ends and spring begins.

In the Northern Hemisphere the spring equinox occurs every year between March 19 and March 21. This year it’s the 20th. However the clocks don’t spring forward until 31st March.

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National No Smoking Day 13th March.

For this year's national No Smoking Day the NHS is asking you to pick your way, #TellUsYourWay and Quit Your Way!

Everyone's different, which means the way you quit smoking needs to be your choice. It's all about working out what's right for you to increase your chances of quitting for good.

You might be:

  • thinking of free Champix or NRT from the pharmacy

  • looking into e-cigarettes

  • planning to go it alone with your own willpower

Why not ring into the station or email us: and tell us how you are quitting smoking.
Good Luck!

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Today we celebrate International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day, which is held on March 8th every year. It's a day when we celebrate the amazing social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women - while also campaigning for greater progress towards gender equality.

There is much said about lack of equality, but today we want to celebrate how far women have come.

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