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Manchester Arena Bombing - Inspiration through adversity

Season 1, Ep. 7
On 22nd May 2017, an Islamist extremist suicide bomber detonated a homemade bomb as people were leaving the Manchester Arena following a concert by Ariana Grande.Twenty-three people died, including the attacker, and more than 800 were wounded - some of them children.Several hundred more suffered psychological trauma.In March 2020, the bomber’s brother, Hashem Abedi, was found guilty of 22 counts of murder in relation to the attack.The incident was the deadliest terrorist attack and the first suicide bombing in the United Kingdom since the 7 July 2005 London bombings.One of the victims, Martyn Hett, died at the age of 29. Martyn had worked in public relations and he was also a former winner of TV Show Come Dine With Me.In this episode, we are joined by Martyn’s mum Figen Murray, who has spearheaded the campaign for Martyn’s law – named after her son, which was set to be introduced in an effort to tighten security at public venues.On September 7th 2020, a public enquiry started into the circumstances of the Manchester Arena Bombing, the background to the attack and the emergency response. We caught up with Figen - Socially distanced over ZoomWhat Figen has had to endure, overcome and how she has moved her own life forward after losing Martyn truly is inspirational.►Become a FREE SUBSCRIBER to GIVE SOCIAL► SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast NOW► Our Links:Facebook ► ► ► ►

Putting the fun into fundraising

Season 1, Ep. 3
If you’ve ever wondered about how to raise money for charity then you’re in the right place!In this episode, we speak to Neil Hailwood who is an absolute mastermind when it comes to fundraising. He talks us through some of the many ideas he has had to raise funds for charities such as Derian House and Inspire Youth ZoneNeil has a busy full time job, yet he always seems to find the time to go above and beyond for causes that he cares about.He also talks to us about his son, Matthew, a child with special educational needs and the challenges that brings, along with the amazing support he gets from his whole family including wife Tracey and daughter Lauren who he often ropes in when planning and organising events.He has raised money for charity in so many different ways including a virtual ‘Play your cards right’ event, the Santa Dash, ChorFest and many more raising thousands of pounds at each event.Neil is such an inspiration and so dedicated to helping others and we’re sure you’ll be inspired by him - we certainly are.►Become a FREE SUBSCRIBER to GIVE SOCIALon YouTube► SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast NOW► Our other links:Facebook►► ►►