UK Charity

Not a Day to Waste

James Whiting | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
James Whiting

I'm a firm believer in Winston Churchill's adage, "No one should waste a day". World Malaria Day (25 April) is most definitely a day we don't want to waste because the stakes in the battle against the world's oldest disease are so incredibly high.

Ugly Mugs

Vicky Frankland | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Vicky Frankland

It is so important that these smaller charities receive exposure too as they vitally need funding as well. With this in mind, today I want to highlight a charity called "National Ugly Mugs" which aims at protecting sex workers from violent offenders.

Demanding Givers

Javed Khan | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Javed Khan

A competitive fundraising climate with 'market-savvy' donors creates a demand for bigger and tougher challenges. It puts pressure on charities and fundraisers to stand-out and show why they are most deserving of support. I welcome that - I want everyone to know where their hard-earned money goes when they donate to us.

Small Things, Big Difference

Arabella Gilchrist | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Arabella Gilchrist

A week ahead of World Malaria Day, there is much that rings true in his words, for in the fight against the world's biggest killer disease, many small things (backed by some big commitment) have led to extraordinary progress...

Alfie Boe Adds to Music Charity Portfolio

Jane Ireland | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jane Ireland

What does a celebrity patron bring to a charity? Famous names can generate a huge amount of interest for a charity, provided they are well matched to ...

It's Time to Take a Huge Step Forward in Beating Bowel Cancer

Mark Flannagan | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK
Mark Flannagan

It's less than three weeks to go until the General Election. Whatever your political views I think we all agree that these are interesting times as we use our vote to influence what happens over the next five years. For bowel cancer, we see the new Parliament as an opportunity to say loud and clear that we must save and improve lives by setting out within that time frame the significant steps we need to take to beat bowel cancer.

You Can't Have a Big Society in a Small State

Georgia Elander | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia Elander

In the past week, we've seen four new election manifestos - but with both Labour and the Tories struggling to make any kind of decisive poll gain, some old ideas are rearing their heads. The Tories, failing to achieve the desperately-awaited 'crossover' in the polls, are very rapidly ditching their stern economic message of 'tough choices' and attempting to resurrect the groaning corpse of the 'big society.'

Being a 'Student' Is No Excuse for Social Irresponsibility

Alexandra Heal | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alexandra Heal

As a university undergraduate, I'm hopefully poorer than I shall ever be again. Actually, that's probably a lie. But negative job and property-ladder prospects aside, as a student, isn't it my prerogative to lament my current financial situation? And is it not, therefore, permitted to be as socially irresponsible as I see fit?

The Struggle to Survive

Marcelle Speller | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Marcelle Speller

There are some people in this world who are true inspirations to us all. You might not have had the honour of meeting one of these people yet, but they won't be far away. They'll be quietly and diligently going about their business without you even noticing - but they'll be making a big difference to a lot of people who really need the help.

The Key To Fundraising Is To Be A Beautiful Woman, Study Finds

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The key to raising a lot of money for charity may be beauty. That's according to a new study, which has found men donate competitively on women's ...

Restaurant Owner Has A Message For Man Taking Food From Bins

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Ashley Jiron noticed a man taking food from bins outside the restaurant she owns, she didn't turn a blind eye or shoo him away. Instead, she i...

A Little More Abby-Jo

Lucy Frederick | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Frederick

I want to spread the word about this young lady and see if we can't all be a little inspired by her grace and courage. If she (and her family, come to that) can remain smiley, grateful and positive during this horrific ordeal, then you can deal with that white van that just cut you up on the A3. Or whatever.

Disabled OAP Just Wants His Jailed Mugger To Be A Good Person

Huffington Post/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK

The thug who mugged disabled pensioner Alan Barnes was jailed on Thursday for four years. Barnes became famous when an online fund was set up by lo...

Signs of the Times

Dan Corry | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Dan Corry

Our mission here at NPC is to try and increase the impact that the not-for-profit sector achieves. And one of the most important things we have done i...

Hull Children's University - Learning Experiences Every Child Needs

Becky Hopper | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

Hull Children's University is a registered charity in of course, Hull. They're an incredible team of amazing people who dedicate themselves completely to giving the children of Hull and the surrounding areas amazing learning experiences.

NHS: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul (Not Me...)

Paul Breckell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Paul Breckell

According to this week's Budget speech, satisfaction with the NHS is rising year on year. While the NHS can be incredible in a crisis - as I discovered when a close friend, in his early forties, went from complaining of headaches and dizzy spells to, 48 hours later, having lifesaving brain surgery - there are other, unsung services that are facing unprecedented cuts.

Homeless and Alone: Teenagers Are Being Let Down

Matthew Reed | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK
Matthew Reed

Our shocking findings show that an estimated 12,000 16 and 17-year-olds - enough to fill Wembley arena - have asked their council for help in finding a new home for them. But more than half are turned away without even being assessed.

Student Ran for 140km With An Infected Foot and a Broken Hand

The Huffington Post UK | Joty Chopra | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Cardiff University student ran for 140km in a week with a broken hand and an infected foot to raise money for his paralysed brother. Chris Priest...

World Oral Health Day: Billions Are Still Suffering - And Some Dying - From 'Tooth Decay'

Mark Topley | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK
Mark Topley

If like me, you're not a dentist, your response may well be 'so what?' Given the level of other diseases we hear about, like ebola, that reaction is understandable. So why is oral health important, when there's so much else in the news?

Charity Giving, UK and US Style

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

Interestingly there's more of a Christian cultural overlay in America, yet the Christian faith in the UK still has more of an influence - so you'll get the Archbishop of Canterbury quoted on the evening news talking about economic issues, something you'd never get church leaders doing in America.

This Man Is Planning To Unicycle Around The World For Charity

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ed Pratt is aiming to be the first person to unicycle around the world, but his charity fundraiser got off to a rocky start. The 19-year-old was on...

Cyclone Pam and the British Good Samaritan

Joe Ware | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK
Joe Ware

By making the aid budget a percentage of Gross National Income (GNI) it will go up and down as our economy grows and shrinks. So when times are tough here, the amount we give will go down.

Men - Let's Get Out of the Man-Box, Together

Michael Conroy | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK
Michael Conroy

The Call To Men UK programme is nationally ground-breaking - a 10 week curriculum for teenage lads, delivered in school, in how to unpick language, media images, historical beliefs and their own attitudes towards women and girls and themselves as developing men.

These Women Are Changing The World With Sanitary Pads

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An online tampon vendor called SHEVA is making a huge difference to the lives of young women in developing countries. The website gives a month's s...

'Support a Woman, Not a Charity' and Make it Happen Every Day for Every Woman

Shivonne Graham | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK
Shivonne Graham

After going through the programme, she will earn on average five times more than she did at enrolment. This boost in household income results in better nutrition and family health, and keeps children in school.