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UK hospital agrees to operate on severely disabled Saint girl – but only after judge denounces three others that refused

A Saint teenager with “catastrophic” disabilities is to be given a desperately-needed operation in the UK – but only after three National Health Service trusts REFUSED to treat her. St Helena’s chief justice, Judge Charles Ekins, said it was “shameful” … Continue reading

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SHAPE waves starter’s flag for St Helena ‘Grand Prix’

Daredevil drivers are being challenged to race home-made soapbox karts through Upper Jamestown, in aid of disabled workers on St Helena. Fundraisers at the island charity SHAPE have dreamed up the idea of the rally and hope to attract at … Continue reading

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SHAPE supporters walk to help island’s disabled into work

From Facebook: SHAPE (St Helena Active Partication in Enterprise) will be doing a sponsored walk with a difference from Whitegate to Rosemary Plain on 26 April 2013. The event is open to ALL who are fortunate to be involved with … Continue reading

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SHAPE praised as advisers cite unknown scale of disability

The role of St Helena’s disability charity, SHAPE, has been singled out for praise by UK aid advisers. But they say help for disabled people is “fragmented”, with too little knowledge about the problems people are coping with. The success … Continue reading

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How a gift from a lost tribe helped island jewellery take shape

Eye-catching paper necklaces link St Helena with a lost tribe of bush people in Botswana. They are based on a piece of jewellery that was passed to the island’s craft enterprise, SHAPE, by Hazel Wilmot, owner of the Consulate Hotel in Jamestown. Her father … Continue reading

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