UK Charity

Counter-Terror Finance Efforts Threaten NGO Financial Access

Tom Keatinge | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Keatinge

The impact of national and international counter-terror finance efforts on the work of NGOs has received marked attention in recent months. BBC Radio...

Their Hips Certainly Do Not Lie

The Huffington Post UK | Jess Edwards | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Earlier this week the all-male singing group 'Out of the Blue', made up of students from Oxford University and Oxford Brookes, released their new char...

Piers Morgan's Mouth Put To Good Use.. As A Golf Tee

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Sport

Some enjoy his entertaining and provocative style while others think he should just keep his mouth shut. Well, on this occasion Piers Morgan may have ...

Why I Spend One Night a Week Supporting South London's Sex Workers

Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara C Nelson

As a full-time journalist I'm constantly exposed to the shitty, bleak side of life. As a result, I've learned not to sentimentalise and that certainly benefits me in this role. Because there is no point in breaking down in tears while a sex worker tells you she has been raped or robbed or both. It doesn't help. What I can do is empathise. Provide a hug. Organise immediate, practical assistance such as food, clothes, medical care or arrange police intervention. Violence against sex workers is a huge problem and this is exacerbated by the fact that selling sex is, after all, illegal.

Five Ways to Have a Productive Summer: Start a Side Project

Andrew Phillips | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Phillips

We all know that feeling of elation and excitement in the days, weeks or even months leading up to a well earnt and long overdue holiday. But when it comes to it, do you ever find yourself wondering if perhaps you should try to be more productive with what precious time you have to yourself?

The Securitisation of the Charity Sector

Dr Hany El-Banna OBE | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK
Dr Hany El-Banna OBE

When that space is claimed and tainted by perceived security interests and the engagement with certain actors has more to do with the fear of legal retribution back home than any tangible threat from individuals or groups, the sector has surrendered to the political and interests of our governments, not of universal humanitarian principles.

Tackling Tax and Saving Lives

Francis West | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics
Francis West

With world champions Spain, the Netherlands and Chile in their World Cup group, it's fair to say that Australia were always going to struggle to make an impact in Brazil last month...

The Challenges Faced by Female Entrepreneurs and the Importance of Female Mentoring

Annoushka Ducas MBE | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK
Annoushka Ducas MBE

One of the most important lessons I have learnt from my years in business is that nothing is possible without hard work. Women today are often juggling family, children and work and this is one of the challenges we face daily. However, as a mother of four children, I know the importance of having a support system, but also being able to be self-reliant.

Hollywood Celebrities Agree: Nothing 'Splendid' About the Dog Meat Trade

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

Last Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl thousands attended a glittering evening performance of Chinese Splendor - the finale of a two week extravaganza of dance, music and theatre showcasing an array of national art forms from Chinese culture.

Student Cut Off By Parents For Being Gay: "They believe my sexuality is immoral"

The Huffington Post UK | Snehal Shah | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A US student was cut off by her parents for her sexuality, and is now resorting to donations to pay for university. Nineteen-year-old Kate Koenig's...

Crowdfunding Proving Popular in the Middle East

Luke McManus | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech
Luke McManus

Crowdfunding has been met with skepticism from banks and local government. "They see it as a threat," claims Absi, "they fear it because it could be a way of laundering money or funding terrorism; it's not a comfortable zone for them."

Arriving in Pakistan

Haris Suleman | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

Our departure from Al Ain was exhausting, but my father and I started to calm down once we set our sights on the tranquil waters of the Persian Gulf. ...

Who Is Really Paying the Price of Fighting in South Sudan?

Luol Deng | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
Luol Deng

I know what it's like to lose your childhood to war. When I was five and conflict raged in Sudan, my family and I were amongst the lucky ones to leave for Egypt. Four years later we were granted asylum in the United Kingdom. Inspired by legendary South Sudanese basketball player Manute Bol, my siblings and I took up basketball which helped us fit in. Like Manute, I was lucky enough to turn the sport I loved into a career as a professional NBA player in the United States.

Free the Children - How Am I Going to Be Charitable?

James Andrew Yardley | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Andrew Yardley

I have never really been a very charitable person apart from the usual; sponsoring friends, completing lengthy swims for Cancer Research and Comic Relief & Children in Need donations etc. So when I had to fill in an application form at AOL UK to be part of a volunteer trip with Free the Children charity in Kenya, I was a bit thin on the evidence to make my case as to why I should be picked.

This Week Give Someone the Gift of Life

Simon Gillespie | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Gillespie

Donating an organ is one of the most inspiring and altruistic things a person can do. It is often the gift of life to someone who is critically ill and might otherwise have just weeks or months left to live. It can give families in their darkest hour, the opportunity to turn their tragedy into hope.

We Need More Disabled Models in Ad Campaigns

Jack Eyers | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Eyers

We filmed it at Scope's West Hampstead shop and had a great laugh making it. The other stars of the ad - the shop manager Cathy, volunteer Maureen and all the other people in the ad who react to my strip were great.

Keeping Mum: Why Young People Shouldn't Always Listen To Their Parents' Careers Advice

Dr Tessa Stone | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Tessa Stone

Parents are probably even less in tune with the vicissitudes of the current jobs market than they are with the dubstep scene... currently only 7,500 students take computer science degrees a year, meaning that many of the 20,000 graduate vacancies in the software industry alone remain unfilled each year.

Cash-Obsessed and Emotionally Manipulative: Have the Public Had Enough of Charity Marketing?

Natalie Nezhati | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Natalie Nezhati

With so much uncertainty surrounding their funding, charities are feeling real pressure to secure donations but emotionally manipulative advertising strategies can cause more than just irritation. They risk saturating us with so much suffering that we end up tuning out completely.

Living Below the Line: Day Two

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

Today is Day 2 of Living below the line. Yesterday's food came in at an astounding 61p, which I can't quite believe is possible...

Muslim Charitable Giving Multiplies in the Holy Month of Fasting

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Muslims in the country are 'Britain's top charity givers', giving an average of almost £371 each a year". Prime Minister David Cameron, in his video message to mark the start of Ramadan 2014, said "Here in Britain, Muslims are our biggest donors - they give more to charity than any other faith group."

Living Below the Line

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

Myself and my regional team are joining thousands of people across the world by taking part in the Live Below the Line Challenge. For 5 days, we will be living on £1 a day for food and drink, with the aim of raising funds for Oxfam, to help improve the lives of the world's poorest, at home and abroad...

ADCAN - the Cannes-tidote to Commercials Awards

Brydon Gerus | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Brydon Gerus

So, once again the lions have returned home in their prides from this year's largest advertising awards festival in France, the Cannes Lions - an event which, in the advertising industry translates to: line your stomachs, update your LinkedIn profile pics and don't forget your sunscreen.

Jessica Elgot

Why Can't Charities Raise Money To Help Iraq?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

The images of Iraq could hardly be more harrowing. But despite the stream of pictures of trudging refugees, screaming children and terrified families,...

Charity Should Begin in the Office, Not Just at Home

Joanne Smith | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Smith

Women don't have to choose between caring about the world around them and being good in business, it is possible to combine the two by bringing charity into the heart of business and really make a difference to those in a less fortunate position.

A Tribute to Dr Isa Abdur Rahman

Aemun Reza | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aemun Reza

Dr Isa Abdur Rahman was born and raised in London, graduated from Imperial College London in 2011 and had left his job at the Royal Free Hospital to volunteer with a Hand in Hand for Syria. He left behind a devoted wife, his family, friends and everyone whose heart he touched...