Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

We Want to Help Hospital after Escaping Arena Attack

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

We Want to Help Hospital after Escaping Arena Attack

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VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email:

WE are Isak and Kara and we are from a town in Iceland called Hafnarfjörður, which is close to Reykjavík.

We were born in 2002 and 2003 respectively and happen to be cousins who have been like siblings.

On May 22 this year we were at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena.

Thankfully we escaped unharmed but definitely not on the inside - this is something we're going to have to live with for the rest of our lives.

Since the event happened we've wanted to do something because that night we got blessed with a second chance at life and with that chance we want to help others and spread love and kindness, so we decided to start a charity for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

We made a website that we just finished a few days ago called people can donate money and read our story. The reason why we picked The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital is because we want to thank them for what they did for the children in the time of need. Lots of love.

Isak and Kara, Iceland Time to tackle obesity issue OBESITY is a truly shocking problem in our country and 60 per cent of people are now obese or overweight.

In certain parts of our region the figure is an astounding 70pc.

This is devastating news for our people and there are certain cancers, type 2 diabetes and heart problems that can be prevented if only obesity was not so prevalent.

Recently there is news that more women are having Caesarean operations and the prime reason is the rise in obesity.

The shocking news that one-infive of our children that leave primary schools are obese is really ominous.

Politicians are frightened of getting involved in the obesity epidemic and by doing nothing they are exacerbating the problem.

Would any local politician have the courage to say to the parents of obese children that they should do something about it? Of course not, because they are afraid of losing votes.

However, they should get involved because they are always eager to solve the NHS cash problems yet they fail to inform people that if we solve the obesity epidemic then we solve the funding crisis. …

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