UK Charity

Why I am Determined to End Hunger in Our Classrooms

Carmel McConnell | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK
Carmel McConnell

Hunger makes children lethargic or angry or simply unsettled. New research we commissioned as part of our Feed Their Future report finds that, for 4 out of 5 teachers, mornings are more stressful than they should be because their pupils haven't eaten breakfast.

The Man in the Airport Cafe

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

I set my bag down on a chair in the airport café, sensing someone's eyes on me. I looked up and straight into the watchful gaze of a man seated on the far side of the cafe, talking into his mobile phone in an accent it was hard to make out.

Are Indians Still Poor?

Tom Beetham | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK
Tom Beetham

I arrived in my project village of Ankanapura as part of a small group of UK and Indian volunteers, with very little idea of what to expect. Our brief was to improve awareness and knowledge of health, hygiene and sanitation.

Stephen Sutton's Friends And Family To Take Part In Charity Skydive

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Friends and family of Stephen Sutton, the 19-year-old who raised £5 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust before passing away from cancer, are to hono...

Unleash the January feel-good factor!

Julia Krepska | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Krepska

Nothing will give you more of that warm and fuzzy feeling than giving a bit of your time and lending your awesome skills to a cancer charity looking for someone just like you. You see, many charities have little money available to pay for superb individuals like you who are essential for their latest project.

Nufolo

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK
Philip Christopher Baldwin

Nufolo was orphaned by HIV and AIDS and was taken in by his aunt. However, instead of entering the loving environment that he craved, Nufolo was treated like a domestic slave and abused.

Devoted Grandson Hikes Shropshire Hill 365 Times In Memory Of His Nan

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man from Telford has hiked up a Shropshire hill 365 times in 2014, to raise money for the hospice that cared for his grandmother in the final months...

Why Are All Our New Year's Resolutions So Superficial?

Meliha Hayat | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK
Meliha Hayat

Religions throughout the world use the New Year as a time to repent for their sins and seek a more enlightened path, perhaps the world can take a step back from vanity and seek a more charitable and selfless path, maybe if we each focused on the importance of others then perhaps 2015 could be a year of positive social change.

Free Public Fridge Is A Fantastic Idea For The Homeless

The Huffington Post UK/ZoomIn | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A Belgian charity organisation has come up with a brilliant idea to help those without a home in the harsh winter: a public fridge where locals can po...

One Stocking Missing

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Clark-Coates

Children have always been the centre of Christmas and when you are longing for a child, Christmas can be one of the most heart breaking times of the year. Imagine this... A 9-month walk of hope and longing. At the end of the journey an empty crib.

Coff Up for Crisis UK

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

When it's leading up to Christmas and excitement is in the air, anticipation is aglow, and the adverts start rolling from let's face it, mid to late October, the anxiety surrounding getting prepared and buying enough presents to sink a battleship of rhinos (though why you'd want to do this, I'll leave to you) is all anyone seems to think about.

London Pub Wins Christmas By Feeding Homeless For Free

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK

A North London pub has well and truly embraced the festive spirit by providing free Christmas dinners for the homeless. The William IV pub, in Shep...

Amir Khan Gifts £30k Gold Shorts To Taliban Attack School

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Sport

British boxing champion Amir Khan has become the latest star to lend a hand to the Peshawar school were children were massacred by the Taliban. The...

Force For Change: Star Wars Cast Have A Message For You

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

The cast and crew of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' have issued a heartfelt thank you to fans for raising over $4 million for charity. The Force Fo...

Guy Looking For A Travel Companion With The Same Name As His Ex Actually Found One

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Remember the guy searching for a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend to accompany him on a free trip around the world? Yup, he actually foun...

Ukip's 'Scrooge' Voters Really Do Not Like Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip voters are by far the biggest cynics towards charity, research has found, leading some to dub the party's supporters the "Scrooges of the coming ...

#XmasJumperDay: Our Favourite Knits From Around The Web

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With just 13 days to go until Christmas, there's no better way to cure the office scrooge than prancing around in your most outrageous piece of festiv...

A Lesson In Volunteering: How To Get Involved With Food Banks

Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

While you might think that volunteering is a huge commitment and that you have to do it every week without fail, which for some, just isn't realistic. The reality is that you don't. Whatever free time you can spare to help out your local food bank or charity is always appreciated - regardless of whether you spare one hour a month, or three hours a week.

Sniffing Out Breast Cancer - Thanks to Walk the Walk

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

We already know from research that dogs can detect prostate cancer - what we don't know is whether prostate and breast cancer smell different. This was something that I knew Walk the Walk would want to help with so when Medical Detection Dogs were planning a major study into breast cancer detection and needed help with funding the study, we jumped at it.

I'm No Scrooge, But I'm Giving Christmas Cards a Miss This Year

Charlie Mullins | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Charlie Mullins

We are donating £1 for every job we complete between now and the fundraising deadline on 10 January and, to put that in perspective, we normally do 1,500 jobs a week during December and early January. I've also made a couple of personal donations too.

Have Charities Become Too Political?

Simon Stevens | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Stevens

I believe charities have become too political, carefully lobbying government privately and publicly, and that this harms the democratic process. But like most things, it may be too late before the public starts to realise what has been going on and demands the charities are made accountable.

Know the Symptoms This Winter as Meningitis Is Still Here and Cases Are on the Rise

Chris Head | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK
Chris Head

Meningitis Research Foundation is concerned that more than 20 university students have had meningitis in England alone since term began this September, and tragically, some have died. We are also supporting a number of parents whose younger children have died or been disabled by this disease.

A New Generation as Generous as its Grandparents

Sophie Livingstone | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK
Sophie Livingstone

While we are enormously grateful to the baby boomers for digging deep into their pockets for so many years, I believe there is a new generation waiting in the wings who, if their current 'giving' is anything to go by, will be just as, if not more generous in ways that only they will determine.

How to Solve 'The NHS Problem', Part Three

Hugh Salmon | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Since I started this blog, I have promoted my view that, in society, we are all consumers - and that professional marketing and advertising, and 'upstream creative thinking', could be better employed for the good of society as a whole. All of us...

Peace, Joy and Trite Lyrics to the World

Paul Marshall | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Of course, you can resist all you want. Ultimately though resistance is futile. Like it or not, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!, Little Drummer Boy/ Peace on Earth, Wombling Merry Christmas and many others besides will eventually get lodged into your brain and you won't be able to get them out again until New Year at the very earliest.