'We were concerned, because although we realised that the American expression SOB
might have attracted a one-off visit, 187 hits seemed to suggest a strong and sustained interest in our campaign and we could not believe that American military personnel were interested in saving mutual building societies in the UK.
Directed to SOBS
by a bereavement councillor, Mrs Williams says just talking to someone over the phone helped immensely.
Shots will be pounds 1 and sales of drinks will go to Sobs
Mr Goodall said Sobs
was in need of a financial boost as carpetbaggers, fresh from the successful campaign to turn the Bradford & Bingley into a publicly-quoted bank, turn their attention to the likes of Nationwide, Chelsea and Friends Provident.
is a self-help organisation that aims to break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide.
"The 358 members of the Bradford & Bingley who actively supported SOBS
will be the basis of a sustained fightback for mutuality that our campaign will wage right up to the crucial vote to convert in the summer," Mr Goodall said.
"I encourage anyone who is dealing with the heartache of losing a loved one to seek the help that is on offer - such as the local SOBS
group or the Choose Life team."
HAPPY Joe and Gail enjoy their recent wedding GRIEF Newlywed Gail sobs
as she bids farewell to husband Joe McIntyre.
Yesterday Save Our Building Society (Sobs
), which was in the middle of a High Court battle with the Wolverhampton-based society, announced that it was dropping the case.
Support group Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS
) is set to host its annual memorial service.
The lobby group - known as Sobs
- was aiming to thwart the pounds 750 million bid by the Halifax to take over the society, which was voted in by members in November.
cried foul over its bid to mount a second special general meeting.
The pressure group, SOBS
, has now achieved its target of finding at least 100 members of the building society to endorse its request.
So far, more than 70 of the society's members have endorsed SOBS
' attempt to force Midshires to accept a second meeting.
Another Lana Turner oldie, but I can still remember the heartbreaking sobs
of Sara Jane at her mother's funeral.