Claire: “If you can’t ask for yourself, do it for your loved ones”

Claire: “If you can’t ask for yourself, do it for your loved ones”

A last-minute stay at Marine Court gave single parent Claire Allen and her son Josh the time and space they needed to find peace, both with themselves and each other. Here the former retained firefighter from Devizes shares why she thinks people should cast aside embarrassment and ask for help when they need it.

Jade: “Learning to love myself and live with chronic pain”

Jade: “Learning to love myself and live with chronic pain”

Receiving a diagnosis of scoliosis - a chronic pain condition - not long after her 17th birthday, Jade Turner turned to The Fire Fighters Charity to help her find ways to cope both physically and psychologically. Now the firefighter's daughter wants other young women to realise that when it comes to our bodies, there is no such thing as normal.