My Weekly Latest Issue September 11, 2018

My Weekly latest issue September 11 with Bev Callard of Coronation Street and Helping Hand appeal launch

My Weekly editor Stuart JohnstoneI want to say a special thank you to you, our unfailingly kind readers. As we launch our 2018 Helping Hand Appeal, we are close to raising £1 million and we hope to cross that magical line soon. It’s an astonishing sum, which has been made possible by your generous donations over the years. Assistant Editor Sally has been the driving force behind the campaign since it began two decades ago and this week she looks back over the heartwarming story of the appeal. Once again, we are asking for your help – Let’s make it a million!

Stuart Johnstone, Editor

My Weekly is available from September 11-17, available at supermarkets, newsagents and as a subscription.

Take a look at what’s inside…

Helping Hand

From Christmas cards to shoeboxes and now school lunches – the way of giving has changed, but the generosity is the same. Sally Rodger charts the successes of My Weekly readers’ fundraising, with some hair-raising moments and entertaining stories along the way. Find out how you can help kick-start this year’s appeal – and win a VIP visit to our headquarters plus dinner with the editor!

Three African schoolgirls at a table, smiling and holding up large tin mugs

Picture: Copyright Chris Watt

Warming Autumn Soups

Soups don’t come any more satisfying than this bowlful of harissa chicken and chickpea! We have five mouthwatering new recipes for you, each with only five ingredients, lavishly photographed for My Weekly and just waiting for you to try them out at home.

Bowl of chunky chicken and vegetable soup and a small bowl of croutons, seen from above on a pale green tablecloth

Picture: Upfront Photography

Make Every Moment Count

It’s all very well, being urged to be positive in the face of grim realities… but psychotherapist Lynda Field has sympathetic, constructive and realistic advice to help us let go of negative habits, set goals towards achieving dreams, and quite possibly transform our lives. (We should point out that a hunky man is not at all essential for enjoying stargazing by the campfire!)

Night camping near the town. Young couple sitting near campfire and tent, looking at beautiful night sky full of stars.

Picture: iStockphoto

Can 5:2 Work For You?

It seems extreme – eating only a few hundred calories on two days of the week, otherwise known as intermittent fasting. Yet there is evidence that it can be beneficial to health… for some people. We look at pros, cons, pitfalls and practical ways in which you can make this drastic lifestyle change doable.

Smiling woman with long straight red hair sitting relaxing with large cup, wrapped in pale grey scarf

Picture: Alamy



Sarah Proctor

I've worked on a variety of regional newspapers and national magazines. My Weekly is a fantastic, warm-hearted brand with an amazing, talented team. I'm a sub-editor and particularly love working on fiction and the advice pages - I feel I should know all the secrets of eternal life, health and happiness by now, but hey, we all need that weekly reminder!