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Family announcements Three years gone by Still thinking of you Dad Love you lots RIP Love Janet & Pat xxxxxxxxx FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS Your Are you are looking to celebrate or remember someone dear to you? Whatever you want to say, use East End Life to make your announcement. Your announcement must reach us by the Monday before the publication date you require. Send the text of your announcement including your contact details to East End Life Family Announcements, Town Hall, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2BG or e-mail to: terri.knight@towerhamlets.gov.uk | sharan.ahmed@towerhamlets.gov.uk christine.o’doherty@towerhamlets.gov.uk | fatima.khan@towerhamlets.gov.uk 6 x 1 (60mm high x 41mm wide) = £10 6 x 2 (60mm high x 85mm wide) = £20 Sizes and prices: Pre-payment by credit or debit card, cheque (payable to LBTH). Making a difference “Congratulations to Rebecca for using her acquired skills and education to make a positive difference to the lives of children and the parents in Cambodia for years to come.” schenell stephens from the jack petchey foundation Rebecca talks the talk in Cambodia Speech therapist went to help kids with cleft palates BY JESSICA ODUBAYO A LANGUAGE and speech therapist from Mile End has returned from a trip to Cambodia, where she used her skills to help children with their development. Rebecca Knill, 22, spent four months in hospitals in the capital, Phnom Penh, working with children born with cleft lip and palate. The City University graduate was based in the children’s surgical centre and the national paediatric hospital, where she also trained local speech advisers and gave advice to parents. Rebecca said: “Speech and Rebecca at work language therapy is vital to children’s development as it can also affect their ability to feed, which can lead to malnutrition. “It is rewarding to have been able to provide advice, resources and therapy for infants and deliver training to hospital staff, so the treatment programme can be maintained in future.” Thinking of returning to your country? “Don’t be afraid to talk to Choices. They’ll help you make a good decision.” A lack of resources and poor awareness of speech therapy in Cambodia means the role of qualified volunteers like Rebecca is important in helping children with the condition develop their ability to communicate. Rebecca, who was aided on her project by a volunteering grant of £300 from the Jack Petchey Foundation, established multidisciplinary links between hospitals and other professional facilities involved with cleft lip and palate. She also made a video for parents explaining how they can best support infants with the condition. Claimed asylum or have no immigration status? We can help We’re a charity and separate from the government. charity y fro om governmen nt. dvice visit ww on 0808 800 0192 0192 f for confidential advice or visit www.choices-avr.org.uk Call us free on UÊ No pressure to return UÊ Help to plan your future a ww.av UÊ Free flight UÊ If returning with family, up to £2,000 each The UK’s Assisted Voluntary Return Service U ret U f turn U flight with h ea ach The UK’s Assisted vr.4 NEWS FROM TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL AND YOUR COMMUNITY 17 – 23 FEBRUARY 2014


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