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This made my day: Recycled wedding flowers bring smiles to patients

She had been told that a group of volunteers would be visiting her ward but to be given a bouquet of flowers was a lovely surprise for Madam Yeo Peck Hoon.

“I haven’t received any flowers for almost 30 years,” said the 86-year-old, who is a patient at the dementia care ward in St Andrew’s Community Hospital.

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Giant cabbage grower plans for college, future of Katie’s Krops

Nearly a decade ago in her backyard, a Summerville 9-year-old grew a whopping 40-pound cabbage that changed her life and started a grassroots movement to end nationwide hunger.

In the fall, Katie Stagliano, now 18, will be heading off to college—though she won’t be far away.

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Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’ saving flood victims

A tiny, frail lady – her silver grey hair tucked under a white head scarf with a red floral trim – stands defiantly at a relief camp she set up for minority people displaced by Pakistan’s recent deadly flooding.

Eighty-one-year-old German nun Ruth Pfau is surveying the needs of hundreds whose homes were washed away.

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Facing the future bravely – together

INDIA • Sheroes Hangout, with its tasteful decor and lively graffiti, is tucked away between some nondescript eateries, across from a five-star luxury hotel.

In Agra, famous as the city of the Taj Mahal, the cafe is on the map for a unique reason: It is run by women who have survived acid attacks.

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Cooking their way to independence

SOUTH KOREA • Ms Jihey Lee was a successful marketer at an IT company when she decided to give it all up in 2008 and set up a social enterprise helping marginalised women.

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Couple leave $6 million to NKF, SPCA and hospice

Mr and Mrs Gerry and Jo Essery who died in 2015 and 2013 respectively. PHOTO:NFK

Two Britons met in South Africa during World War II, got married, then eventually decided to make Singapore their home. Now, the late Mr Gerry Essery and Mrs Jo Essery are giving back to their adopted home, with a $6 million legacy donation.

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‘Gorilla man’ still crawling London Marathon

A man crawling the London Marathon dressed as a gorilla is approaching the course’s half-way point, three days after the race began.

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