UK Charity

The Founder Of Lily O'Brien's On Chocolate, Yoga And Coping With Family Tragedy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Successful women rarely have one string to their bow, and Mary Ann O'Brien is no different. Not only is she the founder of Lily O’Brien’s. But...

Stricter Regulations Needed On Laxatives Sales, Warn Experts

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Eating disorder charity Beat has called for a change in regulations surrounding the sale of laxatives, following a 30% increase in calls from people u...

Why Are Hundreds Of Students Preparing To Take To The Streets In Their Underwear?

Huffington Post UK | Gemma Joyce | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of students from universities across the UK are preparing to take to the streets in their underwear - all in aid of raising money for charity...

Hashtag Fundraising - Do We Really Give More?

Rachael White | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Rachael White

Due to our increasingly mediatised lives, we are craving ways to relate to the world around us which feel meaningful. Allowing ourselves to become part of a movement allows us the illusion of being more involved with the charity than simply handing over money.

Be a Pain Killer This National Arthritis Week

Alan Silman | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Silman

Arthritis holds 10 million people in the grip of excruciating pain, that's one in six of us. This pain can be agonising and affects people of all ages.

Pre-Teen's 'Wedding Blog' Makes For Difficult Reading...

The Huffington Post UK | Lousie Ridley | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK

This is Thea. She is 12 years old, and will this week be married to Geir, who is 37. She is to be Norway’s official first child bride, according ...

The Fear of Opportunity

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

We were harshly thrown into it when our spouses died. Whether it was cancer or a tragic accident, we had to find a new way of living when death came knocking at our door. We had to be brave then, and we will choose a new kind of bravery when our feet step onto foreign land having left our homes, families, friends, and jobs behind.

Elite Schools Should Support Academies or Lose Charitable Status

Charlie Rigby | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK
Charlie Rigby

Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, said recently that private schools should be stripped of their charitable status for failing to sponsor academies and struggling state schools in poor areas. Through my personal experience of the private education system and my current work to provide academies with cost effective extra-curricular programs, I couldn't agree with him more.

Make Some Noise with Alfie Boe & Katherine Jenkins

Jane Ireland | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jane Ireland

In news released yesterday, Alfie Boe has joined forces with Katherine Jenkins to be part of the Make Some Noise charity single.

Is Society Beyond Reparable? Or Is It Just a Myth

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

Gang violence, street vandalism and judgemental teenagers. What's next? The list is endless, trust me. As a teen, I have witnessed bullying, self-harm and drug abuse from just people around me. Today's society is falling apart and our generation must get into gear before it is too late.

Want to Stay Healthy, Live Longer and Feel Better? Get Walking...

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

Some of the runners among you will be smiling now and saying: "Ah yes, but it's only walking isn't it?" But, mile for mile, a power walker walking at 4.5-5mph will burn the same calories as a runner, without the high impact and higher injury risk.

One Lovely Reason Not To Hate Everyone Queuing For An iPHone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech

The homeless charity Depaul has started auctioning off its spot in the Regents Street iPhone 6 queue on eBay, the spot has already reached over £100....

Join Us in Celebrating Childrens' Achievements

Javed Khan | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Javed Khan

Last week we launched our 'Support the Unsupported' campaign to raise awareness and gather support for the most vulnerable children who don't get the emotional support they need from a loving family. We want to get people talking about their plight and the work Barnardo's does to support them.

How Sport Relief Cash Is Changing Lives In Rwanda

Caroline Flack | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Flack

Rwanda, the 'Land of a Thousand Hills' has luscious green peaks that stretch out as far as your eyes can see. But this beautiful scenery masks a terrible period in the country's history. In 1994, a brutal genocide tore Rwanda apart. Thousands of families were murdered, livelihoods were destroyed and many orphans were left to take care of their brothers and sisters. I recently travelled there to see how some of the money raised by Sport Relief and matched by the UK government is already hard at work, changing the lives of people who lost almost everything 20 years ago.

The Paradox of Men in Power Shaping Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls

Natalie Gyte | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Gyte

In a practical sense, no single remedy can address this endemic issue. Instead a range of solutions, constituting a holistic approach, are required. Firstly, a truly independent inquiry should be commissioned - one which is not led by any of the institutions implicated in the case, and further not implemented by a high profile man or men.

10 Reasons for Not Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge

Johnny Rich | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Johnny Rich

Last week, I was nominated to do the Ice Bucket Challenge, but I declined the invitation. I came up with 10 reasons why someone might say no. Let's start with three bad ones.

It's 2014 - So Why Are Blind and Partially-Sighted People Still Being Exluded From Voting?

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics
Lesley-Anne Alexander

There are still a large number of people who feel excluded from important votes and who are frustrated at not being able to exercise their right to vote, simply because the traditional process has not moved on. How can it be that in 2014, people with sight loss still cannot vote as easily as everyone else?

These People Are Queueing For The iPhone 6

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Tech

The iPhone 6 may not have been announced yet but that hasn't stopped die-hard fans from making sure that if and when it does arrive, they'll be first ...

The Ultimate Pompom

Juliet Bernard | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bernard

There is something inherently nostalgic about a Pompom. I must have made hundreds of them at primary school when I was a child. Colourful, tactile and the embodiment of the word nice. It's no wonder that the Deafblind charity Sense launched a campaign in 2013 to get as many Pompoms as they could.

Should Charities 'Keep Out Of Politics'? Here Are 9 Labour-Linked Officials

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Politics

Brooks Newmark, the minister responsible for David Cameron's Big Society drive, was branded "condescending" after telling charities to "stick to their...

Students Heading Off On Charity Trek Left At Airport As Travel Firm Goes Bust

The Huffington Post UK | Sadie Hale | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students participating in a charity trek were about to check in for their flight to Tanzania when they received an email from their travel ...

Why the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Goes Against the True Needs of Charity

Joe Rivers | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Joe Rivers

It's incredibly difficult to express a negative opinion about charitable activity without coming across as a cold-hearted, mean-spirited cynic. With the majority of fund-raising initiatives, the end will justify the means but that said, I can't be the only person sick to the back teeth of their Facebook news feed being full of self-satisfied people tipping buckets of iced water over their heads.

Conformed to the Ice, Rice, Rubble Bucket Challenge?

Rima Amin | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rima Amin

"Those doing the "Ice Bucket Challenge" are just trying to fit in." - These are the words of critiques. But if this raising awareness and donating to charity is becoming a trend - Why wouldn't people want to be part of that and why would should they receive criticism for doing so?

Weirdo, Mosher, Freak: The Legacy of Sophie Lancaster

Emma Watts | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Watts

Sobriety happened immediately. As a couple of friends took him to the hospital, I remember sitting on the stairs trying to process what had just happened and being completely unable to comprehend how anyone could do something like that.

Subsidising Social Apartheid

Ashley Husband Powton | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ashley Husband Powton

We live in an era of profound and increasing inequality, at the heart of which is inequality in education. For any nation truly committed to creating a fairer and more equal society, private schools have no place... Private schools are at the very heart of a society divided by inherited wealth and privilege.