UK Charity

I Owe It To George To Keep His Warmth And Generosity Burning Bright

Kenny Goss | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kenny Goss

George was not a perfect man, but a warm and generous one - I owe it to his memory to keep that burning bright. This is why I have gone public on this fundraising mission- and want him to live on, not only through his music but also through the work of the Foundation- in the US, the UK and around the world.

Naomi Campbell Enlisted the Help Of Kate Moss And Kendall Jenner For A Good Cause At Cannes

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Style

Kate Moss, Kendall Jenner Bella Hadid and Jourdan Dunn hit the runway at Cannes Film Festival for a good cause. Enlisting some of the biggest names i...

One Of The Lucky Ones

Dylan Morris | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Dylan Morris

I'm quitting drinking for MindOut because of their work saving the lives of LGBTQ with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues, but also because of my own mental health...

Small Is Beautiful: Charity In An Era Of Austerity

Harry Quilter-Pinner | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK
Harry Quilter-Pinner

However, the prize for all this hard work will be worth it. Nothing short of fundamental re-think of what the charity sector is for and how it operates will allow us to get through the current social crisis with the basic conditions of a good society still in tact.

Developing An Intersectional Approach To Urban Health

Laura Elliott | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Laura Elliott

'Your background decides your health, housing, how long you live, and your opportunities. The upper class can plan for three weeks, while the working class can't plan for three days'.

Asking The Important Questions About Mental Illness

Cynthia Joyce | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cynthia Joyce

One in four people are affected by mental illness, whether through your own experience or that of friends or family, you are unlikely to have travelled through life without being touched in some way. It's therefore unsurprising that so many of us are compelled to demand some sort of understanding. For us, and for future generations.

Oh Frig, I'm 50!

Richard Herring | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Richard Herring

It was over 14 years ago when I first got involved with Scope. I was in my thirties and I ran the London Marathon for them. It took me four hours, 17 ...

What To Expect When You're Expecting (A Baby With A Cleft Lip And Palate)

Anna Martindale | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
Anna Martindale

Candy and Alex's experiences are far from unique. In the UK alone, 1,200 babies will be born with a cleft in 2017. It's a lifelong condition, but the journey starts at diagnosis. Many parents describe this moment as one they'll never forget, the instant when everything changed and this condition they may never have heard of before suddenly became a central part of their lives.

How Losing My Mother To Bipolar Disorder Inspired Me To Set-Up Comedy For Depression

Vanessa Whitman | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa Whitman

Mental health has been top of the news agenda in recent weeks thanks to high profile people, including Prince Harry and Lady Gaga, speaking out about their own experiences. Mental illness doesn't discriminate and it can happen to anyone. One in four people live with a mental health problem every year, and my mum was one of them.

Cancer Poverty - Yes It Is A Thing!

Lorraine Lewis | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lorraine Lewis

That is why my husband and I started our charity The Lewis Foundation. We spent about four years in and out of hospital. We have seen and experienced cancer poverty, so we understand how tough it is.

Realising There Is Life After Spinal Cord Injury Inspired Me To Help Others

Julie Hill | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Hill

One of the key ways to rebuild that independence is learning how to deal with the daily practicalities of a spinal cord injury. Knowing how to use a wheelchair properly, for example, can make such a difference to your quality of life.

Can Charities Benefit From The Snap Election?

Michelle Wright | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK
Michelle Wright

The announcement of a UK general election on June 8 2017 was a surprise to most. However, with Brexit fast approaching, perhaps it should not have bee...

1000 Miles For Positive Mental Health

Mike Manaley | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Manaley

So riddle me this, on 16th March 2017 I received a message from my mum, who lives in the U.S. it simply said "Sorry Mike, TJ Shot himself... Just got ...

Apathy And Narcissism Are Not The Reasons Fewer Young People Vote

Javed Khan | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Politics
Javed Khan

Politicians need to do more to bring young people into the political mainstream so they can have a say in key issues that affect them, or risk losing them to more extreme or direct means of action. A failure to do this could result in more and more drifting to politics outside the establishment and while there's nothing wrong with that per se, large-scale opting out of mainstream politics by a whole section of society is not a sign of a healthy, representative democracy.

Three Years Ago I Couldn't Walk, But I've Just Run The London Marathon

James Upfield | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Upfield

Before I get to the end of the race let me briefly tell you about the beginning. My journey to running the marathon started three years ago when I was diagnosed with stage four mouth and throat cancer. During surgery, I died twice on the operating table, and aggressive radiotherapy meant I developed motor neurone disease.

The Importance Of Local Charities

Marc Gulwell | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Gulwell

The importance of local sight loss charities for me is not explainable in a short blog. It is something that if you have any degree of sight loss, you should access. Use the services and seek the advice. The staff at any of these organisations are there not just to help, but to care.

Good Things Happen When Universities And Businesses Join Forces

Professor John Raftery | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Professor John Raftery

Yes, universities should be globally focused. Yes, they should contribute to knowledge through their powerful research. But initiatives like the Big Idea Challenge show how those closer to home can be inspired to walk a different path. Even if they never pass through our doors.

Why Scottish Nurse Pauline Cafferkey's Trip To Sierra Leone Is So Vital For The Ebola Orphans Still Living With The Virus' Devastating Impact

Imogen Calderwood | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Imogen Calderwood

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey hit the headlines in December 2014 when she became the first person in the UK to be diagnosed with Ebola during the devastatin...

Nepal's 'Invisible' Children Are Still Falling Through The Net Two Years After The Earthquake

Imogen Calderwood | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Imogen Calderwood

Today, as we look back to the 9,000 lives lost in the devastating earthquake of 2015, we must also look to the future, to the work that still needs to be done in Nepal to build resilience, to help lessen the impact that disasters like this have on the most marginalised communities.

Why Sugar Is Bad For Your Brain

Katrin Nürnberger | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Nürnberger

We all know that eating too much sugar can cause physical health problems such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes. But did you know a diet high in sugar-laden desserts and processed foods can also have a negative impact on mental health?

Protecting Animals Is Key To Averting Drought Disaster

Geoffrey Dennis | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Geoffrey Dennis

Our work is local, community-focused and takes place away from the media spotlight. With attention turning once again to east Africa and another malnutrition crisis, the international community must learn the lessons of past failures. Once the animals are gone, we have lost all hope of protecting livelihoods and sustainable communities. If a future of dependency is our only solution, we will have failed once again.

Failing Children In Dunkirk

Lily Caprani | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK
Lily Caprani

We must learn from what happened in Calais, when the UK showed it could do what it takes to get children to safety in a crisis. Similar support must be given to children in Dunkirk currently facing an uncertain future, to prevent these children disappearing and falling into the hands of traffickers looking to exploit them.

I Lived On Trains For Five Years

Corky Clubman | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK
Corky Clubman

When you feel encased in doom and gloom, you're unable to look out of the window to see what's on the horizon. Crisis is like the window, the light in the attic. Shining the light in the darkness. That is what Crisis is.

How To Eat For Less

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

I envy her lifestyle and her commitment to her values, I covet her retirement and although unable to copy her wholly at present (a first floor shoebox of a flat puts paid to any such day dreams of home grown veg, or a large freezer) I try to follow her lead as best I can: minimising food waste as much as possible, freezing anything close to its use by date, and implementing a simple cupboard stock rotation.

Little England, Little Thinking

Joel Durston | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Joel Durston

So let's speak up for foreign aid...even if selfishly.