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Channel 4 documentary features Haverhill family and charity

Niomi Twitchett, pictured  with her friend Hazel Webb (front) after Hazel's head shave to raise money for Cancer Research UK in early March. ANL-140503-085529005

Niomi Twitchett, pictured with her friend Hazel Webb (front) after Hazel's head shave to raise money for Cancer Research UK in early March. ANL-140503-085529005

 

A Haverhill teenager with leukaemia and a town-based charity will feature on a Channel 4 documentary tonight (Monday, June 9).

Niomi Twitchett, 14, together with her dad Tom and brother Dray will be shown talking about the struggles they faced after falling on hard times in Dispatches; Breadline Kids, which will be broadcast from 7.35pm to 8.30pm.

The help the family received from REACH Community Projects, which includes the Haverhill Foodbank, will also feature heavily in the documentary.

Breadline Kids sees three children, Nioni, a girl in west London and another in Hull, talk to Dispatches about how it feels when the food cupboards are sometimes bare.

Through their eyes, and in their words, the programme finds out what life is like with their families facing a constant struggle to put sufficient food on the table.

The charity’s involvement in the show has been in the pipeline since it was first contacted by the production company in August/September last year.

Researchers visited the REACH Resource Centre on the Clements estate to talk to clients on a number of occasions, eventually settling on highlighting Niomi, her dad and brother.

At the time of filming Niomi was being treated for leukaemia, although she is now in remission.

 

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