Writers are invited to submit 1,500-word stories that capture the character of environments around the hospitals in which the service works. There is a £10 entry fee per story and a £2,000 prize has been submitted by the Old Possum's Practical Trust. The winner will be appointed as writer in residence for the service to develop new material for its library, which is used in hospitals and stroke clubs. The stories will be judged by the charity's patron, author Ruth Rendell, and the closing date is 31 March.
SeeAbility, formerly known as the Royal School for the Blind, is to hold a House of Lords dinner to raise £100,000 for its eye 2 eye Campaign. Eye 2 eye aims to improve eye care for the 1.5 million people in the UK with learning disabilities.
Beating Bowel Cancer will run its annual awareness and fundraising campaign from 28 January to 3 February. The charity is urging supporters to wear their most colourful attire to help raise awareness and funds.
Wellbeing of Women has launched a Gynaecological Cancers fundraising and awareness campaign. The charity is asking supporters to wear purple or hold purple-inspired events.
The Raynaud's & Scleroderma Association is holding an awareness and fundraising month in February. The campaign will target print, radio and TV, and posters will be distributed to health centres, GPs' surgeries, hospitals and libraries.