2010 REVIEW OF THE YEAR: November

Anne-Marie Karance and Gemma Lloyd
Anne-Marie Karance and Gemma Lloyd

TWO BEST friends are on the road to recovery after a life-changing kidney transplant.

Gemma Lloyd went under the knife in October at St George’s Hospital in London to give her friend Anne-Marie Karance the gift of life.

Anne-Marie, from Hampden Park, suffered from kidney disease for many years but is now dialysis-free thanks to her kind-hearted pal.

AN EASTBOURNE rugby player achieved an impressive feat to raise funds for a baby unit which took care of his son.

James Willmott ran 103 miles in less than 48 hours in aid of the Trevor Mann Baby Unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

His son Harrison suffered a stroke before being born and could be affected by cerebral palsy in years to come. Mr Willmott’s challenge across the South Downs from Winchester to Eastbourne helped raise more than £5,000.

SPOTTY days, cakes sales and face-painting were just some of the fundraising events enjoyed by Eastbourne youngsters for 2010’s Children in Need.

Schools, nurseries and colleges across the town took part in the annual fundraiser. Among those taking part were children from ST Thomas a Becket Junior School, Meadows Nursery in Hampden Park and patients and staff at BMI The Esperance Hospital.