UK Charity

The Miseries of the Yazidis Six Months On

Frances Guy | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK
Frances Guy

While there has been deliberate targeting of minorities, including Christians and Yazidis, it is clear that acute need exists among people from all religious backgrounds. An estimated 2.2 million people have been displaced across Iraq in the last year and 5.2 million require humanitarian assistance.

I Wish My Son Was a Dog

Alex Smith | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Alex Smith

Last year when the Manchester dog's home went up in flames I was watching the television and my first thought was how proud I felt that the UK was such a generous nation of animal lovers. However this was swiftly followed by my second, which was, how can we possibly justify raising of £2million for animals when there are children like my eight-year-old son, Harrison, dying every day from fatal illnesses. Harrison has Duchenne, a disease that means he probably won't live to see his 20th birthday. In 2011 I founded Harrison's Fund to raise money to fund research to develop a cure.

Who Ever Said Students Were Lazy? Youths Volunteering Contributes £175m To UK Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Field | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Student social action and volunteering contributes £175m to the UK economy while 57% of further education students are involved in volunteering, acco...

A Mission Against Sexual Violence

One Young World | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
One Young World

Silence. That's how most of us have been programmed to deal with sexual assault. As children we are sheltered from its existence. The first introduction to abuse is when it happens to you, or to someone you know.

Charity Is Not a Lost Cause - Do Something Amazing Today

Duncan Lindsay | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK
Duncan Lindsay

It doesn't take much to make a real difference to the lives of many. While we all lead increasingly busy lives, we should not forget the privileges we have. Let's take advantage of the benefits we have in our lives and assist those less fortunate than ourselves. It needn't cost us a thing but the payoff is unimaginably huge.

How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

Jojo Furnival | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

My waiter, the chefs and all the guys at The Clink HMP Brixton appear to be smart, courteous, well trained and as suited to the job as any restaurant staff I've come across. But more than that, they have an air of hope about them.

The True Corporate Initiative for Human Social Responsibility

Mark Braund | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

The success of the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign was fundamentally reliant on the natural human impulse to engage and partake in social causes, the ever evolving human need to be a part of a global community and the viral exposure that social media facilitates.

Women In Business: How This Private Members' Club Is Helping The Homeless Get Back On Track

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From the word go, you know Sandra Schembri means business. Behind her infectious laugh and assertive tone, there's a woman underneath who knows wha...

The New Model for Responding to Domestic Abuse

Polly Neate | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Politics
Polly Neate

By listening to women, identifying their resources and their needs, and working with them to achieve the best possible outcomes for themselves and their children, we can provide help earlier and make sure its effects actually last.

How Far Would You Go for Charity? Get to Know Jailbreak.

Nicholas Makarezos | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Makarezos

Fortunately, fundraising societies in most of the UK Universities have recently come up with a plethora of genuinely creative and entertaining ways to raise money for charities. Doing something that you enjoy, and at the same time supporting someone in need, is a win-win situation, it acts as a great motive for you to be part of this.

Breaking Down Barriers to Understanding Research. In A Pub.

Owen Sharp | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Owen Sharp

Scientists too - especially those whose work is more about understanding prostate cancer biology than developing new treatments - can sometimes feel like the clinical sterility of their lab is a long way from the living, breathing men behind the numbers. These men, when you stop to think about it, are the reason they get out of bed in the morning.

Why This Woman Set Up A Kindness Initiative To Help Strangers In Need

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In a country where food banks are a necessity for thousands and the poverty gap is ever-widening, it can be easy for those who need an occasional help...

No Electricity, No Mobile, No Problem! Why This Gruelling Sub-Zero trek Is the Best Fun You Can Have on Skis

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

In the Arctic, with no reception, your phone is nothing but a poor-quality torch for as long as the battery lasts. By the end of the first day I didn't miss it any more. The world became tightly focused on the trail in front of me, the skis on my feet and the 12 people I was sharing the journey with.

There Is No Quick Fix for Child Sexual Exploitation

Javed Khan | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK
Javed Khan

Recent weeks have given us a sobering reminder of the dreadful impact of child sexual exploitation. The further revelations regarding Rotherham coupled with the announcements of new investigations in Manchester, Halifax and Essex, reinforce the belief that we are only beginning to scratch the surface of this emerging national blight.

UCL Students To Open Free Pop Up Store For Homeless

Huffington Post UK | Eugene Smith | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A team of more than 50 student volunteers are launching a pop up street store to provide free clothes to the homeless, which will be a first for the c...

Crossing the Falklands for RAF Families

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

The yomp will follow the original route of the Royal Marines 45 Commando group, taking in many of the battlefield scenes. Carrying all their supplies with them, the businessmen, more used to boardrooms than bogs, will spend four nights camping out to complete their challenge.

The Lessons I've Learned From My Malawian Mother

Alice Pulford | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Pulford

For the last six years I have worked in the beautiful country of Malawi but this is the first time I'm taking a moment to really try and understand the experience and once again the people of Malawi have enlightened me, educated me. Their strength, their unity and compassion is utterly breath-taking.

Awkward? Let's End It Now!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I found the statistics really shocking, but mostly as they seem to be totally opposite to my own experience. I was born disabled, and became a wheelchair user at the age of fifteen, yet I can honestly say I have never had any trouble making friends, being invited to social situations or finding love.

Time to Talk and the Mind Fundraiser

Lucy Roberts | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Roberts

This day each year encourages people to take just five minutes out of their day to hold a conversation about mental health with friends, family, colleagues, or anyone else you can think of. Participants can log their five minutes on the Time To Change website in the hope of gaining an idea how how much time was spent on this day talking about mental health.

From a Mother to Another

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

We all know how quickly little ones grow and often there is plenty of life left in their outgrown clothes. The figures are staggering: parents spend on average, £11,000 on clothing per child as they grow, with a third of clothing in the UK ending up in landfill. Having built JoJo on a "waste not, want not" ethos, we knew something had to be done.

Man Who Walked 21 Miles To Work For 10 Years Finally Gets His Car

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Just one week after student Evan Leedy decided to raise some money for James Robertson to get a car, he has been given a brand new Ford Taurus by a lo...

Five Characteristics of Women Who Give Back

Nikki Armytage | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Armytage

Those who give back are calmer, more focused and their presence is more powerful. They are ready to take on anything, nothing is too big. They are called to lead. Life begins to flow...

Have a Heart - In Support of Tiny Tickers Heart Week

Vicki Marinker | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

We were told that he had a hole in his heart which was dangerously close to a valve and that there was a chance the hole would close as he grew, but that we should come in for scans every 3 months.

Opportunity and Accessibility: Two Essential Elements Required for Ensuring Sport Is Woven Into the Very Fabric of All Our Children's Lives

Tim Henman | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Sport
Tim Henman

Election year is always a time to reflect on where we are as a country and on the things that really matter to us. What do we care about? And what can be done to make things better. As a sportsman and now as a father, I have always believed passionately in the power of sport to improve the lives of young people. I know from my own personal experience and from the achievements of the thousands of youngsters I have encountered throughout my professional tennis career, that sport has transformative qualities.

St Andrews Students Fined Over 'F*** The Poor' Signs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Two students from St Andrews University have been fined after they stood in the middle of a busy high street holding up signs reading "f*** the poor"....