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The Second World War pilot who became a Silver Surfer in his 90s

The Second World War pilot who became a Silver Surfer in his 90s

Born in 1919, Gordon Lawson trained pilots in Africa during the Second World War but later left the RAF on religious grounds as a conscientious objector. In 2017, he was awarded a Silver Surfer award for learning and using new technology in his 90s.
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Margaret’s Backyard Blitz story

Margaret’s Backyard Blitz story

This year's Great Bank of Ireland Backyard Blitz in support of Age Action, takes place on 22 and 23 June. We caught up with Margaret who had her garden 'blitzed' last year to hear her story.
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School for lifesavers

School for lifesavers

After getting their Irish Heart Foundation CPR 4 Schools training, TY students at Ardscoil Rath Iomgháin took on the challenge of training their whole school in CPR in a single academic year. So far, they have trained over 500 pupils.
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Did 2 UCD students just discover the future of fundraising?

Did 2 UCD students just discover the future of fundraising?

Meg Brennan and Emma Bailey share why they were inspired to create an innovate social media challenge to help the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation raise money.
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This Valentine’s Day, learn CPR to restart a heart

This Valentine’s Day, learn CPR to restart a heart

This Valentine's Day, learn CPR to restart a heart. According to Irish Heart Foundation, starting CPR promptly can double or triple the chances of somebody surviving a cardiac arrest.
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The girl in a million

The girl in a million

The Jack & Jill Foundation provide invaluable support to families 365 days a year, but their help is especially welcome over the holiday season. Find out how Jack & Jill have supported Niamh Shine and Noel O’ Mahony and their family as they care for their daughter Éabha.
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Back in class after 70 years

Back in class after 70 years

Josephine (77) was present at the birth of modern computing then had her career cut short by the Marriage Bar before getting familiar with Facebook and Messenger in her 70s to keep in touch with her family all over the world.
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Up the Hill for Jack & Jill (& Tom & Catherine & John & Jack)

Up the Hill for Jack & Jill (& Tom & Catherine & John & Jack)

Read how Jack & Jill helped Catherine O’Leary's son Tom and all her family by providing vitally needed nursing care at home.
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Positive Ageing Week 2017: Bernard’s story

Positive Ageing Week 2017: Bernard’s story

For Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week, read how Age Action training led ex-RAF pilot Bernard (94) to research his Masters on the 1913 Lockout online.
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