UK Charity

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.

I Stand Quietly: A Letter to My Daughter and to Everybody

Jill Finch | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jill Finch

I have had to learn to do these things quietly because my daughter needs me to. She is seven; bright, super funny, articulate, thoughtful and loving. She also has autism spectrum disorder.

Why IdeasTap Is Worth Saving

Rita Suszek | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rita Suszek

There is a huge number of creative people that make important, thought-provoking art - on a shoestring, in the back of the pub, after their full-time job, you name it. But art market is competitive and with the advance of Internet - ever changing. We cannot allow creativity and art to become a pursuit solely for financially privileged.

Cows, Capitalism and the Power of Profit

Joe Ware | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK
Joe Ware

There are millions of women around the world that are business owners-in-waiting. By breaking down the cultural barriers and being equipped with start-up resources they have the potential to take back power over their own lives and transform their community.

The Job Is Not "Done" When It Comes to Youth Unemployment

Rosi Prescott | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK
Rosi Prescott

The government must be challenged so that we can create a generation that no longer feels lost or bereft of employment prospects. Not only will this save billions of pounds in public finance, it will also help with the wider economy, reduce crime, support skills shortages, and boost our nation's productivity.

Do You Want to Know the Secret to Everlasting Happiness?

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

You get happy by creating something, experiencing connection, giving and receiving love, and by having the most fun it's possible to have being you. It isn't the moon you shoot for, it's the rocket you travel in.

A Baby Girl Died Today...

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

There are so many ifs and buts. If only the two motorbike ambulances we have purchased had already arrived, if only the hospital was not so far, if only the nurse had not been away, if only there had been more support at the birth.

£8k Could Buy You An Apple Watch Edition. Or It Could Pay For All This Amazing Charity Work...

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Comedy

If you think £299 is extravagant for a timepiece, then how about £8,000? Yes, the starting price for the new Apple Watch Edition is a cool £8,0...

Ellen Wallwork

Thousands Of UK Women And Men Take Naked #Breasties For Breast Cancer Charity

HuffingtonPost.com | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of people across the UK have taken anonymous Breasties (photos featuring only their breasts) - and before you ask, they haven't been swept u...

Real Life Spider-Man Gives Food To The Homeless

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A real life super hero has been walking the streets of Birmingham - but instead of climbing walls and catching villains, this Spider-Man has been buyi...