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Father would be so proud of his twins' charity appeal 

There are many demands on our charity from deserving causes but it would be a hard heart which is not moved by the appeal by twins Amy and Liam Murray for donations to the Cancer Focus Christmas appeal. Having lost their father Liam to cancer six years ago, they know the value of the services offered by the organisation. Cancer is expected to hit one in two people in the coming years and there will be many households with empty chairs this Christmas because of the disease. Liam was only 31 when he died leaving his wife with the three-year-old twins.

Alliance leader Naomi has overcome her hardest battle 

New Alliance Party leader Naomi Long spent several stressful months under death threats from loyalist extremists at the height of the flag protests, unable even to enter the front room of her home. But she faced an even greater enemy, cancer, after she was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma. The disease put the disgraceful loyalist death threats into perspective and added immeasurably to the tremendous strain on Naomi who was then East Belfast MP.

Charity begins at home for our big-hearted footballers 

Northern Ireland’s international footballers are stars with the common touch. They may be living every young boy’s dream on the field but off it they show a generosity of spirit that endears them even more to their fervent supporters. The gesture of all 23 players in the squad that played in the Euros to donate their match fees to a cancer charity’s respite home for children suffering from the disease has significantly boosted the home's finances.

From Belfast Telegraph