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Winged Fellowship, which provides specialised respite care and holidays for severely physically disabled people in order to allow their carers a break as well, is launching a photography competition on Tuesday 9 November for amateur and student photographers. The composition's subject matter must illustrate themes of caring or coping and what they mean to the photographer: four black-and-white or colour prints only - maximum size 8 x 10in - will be accepted. The competition's closing date is Monday 10 January. Terry O'Neil, Esther Rantzen, Desmond Wilcox, Robin Gibson, Lord Ashley and Andrew Billington, director of Winged Fellowship, will judge the entries. Prizes include a holiday, a string of pearls, book tokens and the opportunity to have your work exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery. The charity wants to raise public awareness about the challenges and difficulties faced by people with disabilities and their carers. For competition entry forms, contact:

Winged Fellowship, Angel House, 20- 32 Pentonville Road, London N1 9XD, telephone 071-833 2594.

The Fawcett Society, formerly the London National Society For Women's Suffrage and one of the oldest feminist organisations in Britain, is holding a fund-raising reception on Monday 29 November at Sotheby's, Bond Street, London, to mark the 75th anniversary year of women's winning the vote and the first time that they could stand as election candidates. The reception will also launch the 'Fawcett 500' initiative to involve leading women working in industry, commerce, the arts, sport and academia in support of the society's aims. The society campaigns for the full participation of women on equal terms with men in all spheres of life. There will be a series of readings about this campaigning work and an exhibition of 'votes for women' memorabilia from the Fawcett Library which belongs to the society. Tickets, priced pounds 35, are available from:

The Fawcett Society, 40/46 Harleyford Road, Vauxhall, London SE11 5AY, telephone 071-587 1287.

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