Month: November 2014

Win it with a raffle!

It might not feel like it quite yet, but Christmas party season is just around the corner and if you are the one organising you know it can be a hard task trying to please everybody. One simple way to add a touch of fun to any employee occasion is to have a raffle. Whether the prizes are big or small, a raffle helps to boost morale and for employers it is a perfect opportunity to thank their workers for a job well done. Not only that, but it’s just a good bit of fun for everyone involved; if you don’t win a prize it doesn’t matter because it all comes down to chance! Raffles are highly versatile, you can have all sorts of various themes to fit your business or even take it as an opportunity to raise money for your chosen charity. Raffle tickets printing is now much more advanced and it is easier than ever to personalise your tickets. Personalisation can be a simple and effective way to put a unique spin on something that’s been done time and time again by companies all over the world. Travel agencies could offer a trip as their grand prize and those within the hospitality sector have the means to offer a nice meal for two using their contacts and minimising costs. Finding out where to buy raffle tickets...

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Stop Suffering in Silence

Not much is known about the cause of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy). For the people this affects it is a crippling condition that results in CRPS symptoms such as chronic pain, burning pains and hypersensitivity in varying degrees at the different stages of CRPS. The NHS itself defines CRPS as a ‘poorly understood condition’. What is known is that injury appears to be the trigger for most cases, and the pain can spread from one limb to the entire body, possibly affecting that person for several years. Although it is difficult to estimate how common the condition is, there is a study which claims that up to 1 in every 3,800 people in the UK every year are RSD sufferers. It was often thought to be a psychosomatic condition, but research has since disproved this. One woman trying to change the way health professionals and the general public perceive this debilitating condition is Victoria Abbot-Fleming, author of Burning Nights and a CPRS sufferer and campaigner. At just 24 years of age, Victoria had what she describes as a ‘simple accident’ at work, which developed into tormenting pain, ulcers, infections and eventually a knee amputation, leaving her wheelchair bound. There is a charity for every cause, but because it is automatically assumed to be a psychological condition, CRPS does not have a permanent research...

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