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A bereaved mother who lost both her teenage daughters in the space of two years has called on readers to support today’s telethon to raise money for the charity that gave her a lifeline. Former A&E nurse and phlebotomist Angella Benjamin, 47, was left by her husband after their second child died from liver and kidney failure aged 17 in October 2015. The couple had already lost their younger daughter, at 14, to cardiac arrest following epileptic attacks the year before. The mother, who has no other children, struggled through by taking extra shifts at the hospital but had a breakdown in late 2016, unable to cope with her loss. This was when The Felix Project stepped in to provide the food packages that saved her from hunger. Full story

7 December