UK Charity

After A Crisis Like Grenfell, It's Community Organisations That Hold Things Together

Tony Armstrong | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK
Tony Armstrong

Over the last few months we've had far too many unexpected shocks and tragic loss of life - the terror attacks in Westminster, Manchester, London Brid...

Brexit Negotiations Must Ensure Future Of UK Medical Research

Simon Gillespie | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Gillespie

This week, as the dust settles on the general election and we attempt to comprehend the unpredictability of British politics, Brexit negotiations have begun and we mark a year since an historic referendum which decided the future direction of our country. To say that we live in uncertain times would be an understatement.

Time To Wake Up The Sleeping Sector?

Dan Corry | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dan Corry

Nearly two weeks on, and the dust has still not settled after this rather extraordinary snap election. The Conservatives juggle negotiations for Brexit with negotiations for forming an actual government, and the terrible disaster at Grenfell Tower brings further challenges.

We Must Do More For Those Who Have Served Their Country

Azi Ahmed | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics
Azi Ahmed

I was privileged to attend the summer ball held at Grosvenor House by Care After Combat, a wonderful charity which helps veterans struggling with alco...

Rita Ora And Cara Delevingne Wear Grenfell Tower Fire Fundraising T-Shirts To Support Victims

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Style

A team working to help victims of the Grenfell Tower fire has launched a ‘Love4Grenfell’ t-shirt - with all of the profits going to help residents...

Different Pasts, Shared Future - What The Theme Of This Year's Refugee Week Means To Me

Farid Mall | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK
Farid Mall

The journey was stressful, my wife cried a lot, but we did our best to hide it for the sake of our young boys. We finally arrived in Gatwick Airport on 16th September 1998, very thankful to be safe.

Why The Muslim Charity Sector Should Increase Its Domestic Focus

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Britain is one of the richest and largest economies and is rightly known as the most charitable developed nation on earth. Sadly, despite this richnes...

Ebola Isn't Over Yet: How Pauline Cafferkey's Return To The Country Reminds Us That The Virus Still Haunts Sierra Leone

Imogen Calderwood | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Imogen Calderwood

For many thousands of people, Ebola isn't over. It was a trigger that has sparked so many other issues - homelessness, unemployment, poverty - that will be felt in Sierra Leone for years to come unless its people receive ongoing support to get back on their feet. Without help to rebuild their businesses and get their children back into schools, many more people to come will fall victim to the Ebola crisis.

British Designers Show Support For Victims Of Grenfell Tower Fire

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Style

British fashion designers have taken to social media to show support for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. The fire broke out in the ...

Nearly Ten Years On From A Teenage Cancer Diagnosis

Charlotte Crowl | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Crowl

When I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 17 it was a testing time. I was pretty much in denial and an array of emotions came over me, yeah I knew something was wrong, but I never thought it would be cancer.

The Majesty Of Lady Di: The People Of Hackney's Princess

Sophie Duker | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Politics
Sophie Duker

It may be too soon to celebrate for the state of the country. But in the meantime? To celebrate hope, Hackney, and Diane Abbott? Imma go run rapturously through fields of wheat.

Knowledge And Education Should Be Unbounded And It's The World's Citizens' Responsibility To Ensure This

Sherina Rathor | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sherina Rathor

I often wonder whether the trials and tribulations of the world go hand-in-hand with a lack of wholesome knowledge and education; that negative sentiments and inhumane choices are the consequences of poor literacy and teaching.

Why Integration Is For All Of Us

Olivia Darby | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Olivia Darby

Unity is a constant, worthwhile struggle. Let's try every day to create connections as Raheal did, break through barriers, and have the strength to question, reflect and demand more of ourselves.

It Will Take Young Minds To Cure Dementia

Sir Jackie Stewart | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Sport
Sir Jackie Stewart

When we received the diagnosis, Helen's illness was only in its infancy and hardly recognisable. That was three years ago. Today, Helen has difficulty walking. She has very poor short term memory; however her long term memory is still excellent. She gets on wonderfully well with our family and with our grandchildren, but her life now is entirely built around myself and our family and her nurses.

Why It's Important To Celebrate International Children's Day Every Day

Javed Khan | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

We support these children through services ranging from work in schools, where youngsters learn it's okay to talk and ask for help, to trauma focused practice. Through all our work we make them realise there is help out there, not just on International Children's Day but every day.

This 'Bee Manchester' T-Shirt Is Raising Money For The Victims Of The Manchester Bombing

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Style

A fashion brand has launched a ‘Bee Manchester’ t-shirt - with all of the profits going to the ‘We Love Manchester Emergency Fund’ to help vic...

This Is How Much Money British Muslims Donate To Charity During Ramadan

Mustafa Field MBE | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK
Mustafa Field MBE

The donations were as varied as they were generous. One Muslim-led charity estimated its work over last Ramadan to have helped at least one million people. Other efforts helped those suffering drought in Somaliland and conflict in Syria. There were also local, community focused acts, including soup kitchens for the homeless and aid for those affected by last year's floods in Carlisle.

Every Time You've Paid For A Plastic Bag In H&M You've Helped Raise £1 Million For Children

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Style

H&M has raised £1 million for charity from its 5p plastic bag charge. The high street retailer, which introduced the charge in 2015, has donated th...

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 ...