UK Charity

The Toughest Day Of Aid Worker Career: Helping Those Devastated By The Mudslide In Sierra Leone

Ben Munson | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Ben Munson

I left at 4am and took the three-hour car journey to the capital. As I approached Freetown, the mudslide was visible from miles away. Nothing could have prepared me for what I saw. The sheer size of it was frightening.

Katie Piper Helps Launch Disney Campaign To Teach Girls They Are So Much More Than Just Princesses

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Parents

Disney has launched a new campaign, with the help of Katie Piper, to encourage children to dream big and have aspirations beyond being the princesses ...

Meet The Heroes Knitting Beautiful Gifts For Rescue Kittens

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Once a month, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home transforms into a hive of excitement. Long tables filled with colourful wool and knitting needles become fl...

Completing My Wife's Bucket List After Losing Her To Dementia At 43

Steve Boryszczuk | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Boryszczuk

Since my wife's death, I've been ticking off the bucket list which she wrote many years ago. As we had children so young, she had planned our worldwide adventure for when they had flown the nest. Of course back then we had no idea she would never be able to fulfil her dream.

What A Summer Holiday Means For Families Raising Disabled Or Seriously Ill Children

Salena Begley, MBE | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Parents
Salena Begley, MBE

Beyond the costs, the amount of time and energy that families take to plan these special breaks with their children cannot be underestimated. Ensuring that the break meets the needs of a disabled child, as well as those of other family members can be tricky to say the least.

Bereaved Grandparents Want To Help More Parents Get The Chance To Change Their Baby's Nappy

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Parents

For most parents changing their baby’s nappy is not one of their most cherished memories, but for those with premature babies, being unable to perfo...

A New Drug Strategy Is Long Overdue - But Is The Will There To Deliver?

Sam Thomas | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK
Sam Thomas

With the right political energy, the government could work with treatment agencies, their partners and people with lived experience of substance misuse to shape the new outcome measures it has announced. And furthermore, it could provide a mechanism for agreeing the secure, stable funding that will be necessary if local areas are to achieve those outcomes.

Is Friendship The Antidote To Poverty? How Human Relationships Give Value To Survival

Andrew Horton | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK
Andrew Horton

It's said a problem shared is a problem halved. That's one of the great things about friendship. But what if that problem is global poverty? You'd sti...

Brave Oar Barmy - Why I Rowed The Irish Sea

Anne-Marie McConnon | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK
Anne-Marie McConnon

Almost 10 years ago, I received a call from my dad telling me that he had a growth in his stomach. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer, which he woul...

These Homeless Men Have Just Been Sold. They Explain Why They're Happy About It

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.07.2017 | UK

Selling homeless people and fitting them with tracking devices sounds pretty controversial. So when I find myself walking into an old courtroom (now a...

We Can All Contribute To A Fairer Society

Michael Angus | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Michael Angus

I believe we can all contribute to a fairer society. Individuals can help by supporting their local project through donations of goods or cash. Volunteers who can contribute regularly or corporate groups that come for a day make a huge difference and mean we can increase our service offer. Companies can donate unwanted goods to charities, and reduce waste at the same time. All these actions together should not be underestimated, they make a significant difference.

How Product Giving Can Help Tackle Hygiene Poverty In The UK

Robin Boles | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Robin Boles

A reality less known is that before people even resort to foodbanks many have stopped buying essential products such as nappies, toothpaste, tampons, razors, washing detergent and other hygiene items in order to put food on the table.

There's A 'Hidden' Poverty Nobody Is Talking About, And It's Getting Worse

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK

A ‘hidden’ poverty is propelling thousands of people into a crisis of confidence across Britain, a leading charity has warned. So-called ‘hygien...

Love Island's Malin Andersson Chops Off Her Long Hair To Support Mum Battling Cancer For Third Time

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Style

Love Island contestant Malin Andersson has undergone a major hair transformation in support of her mum who has been diagnosed with cancer for the thir...

The Countries Working Together For A Better Future

Phillip Othen | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK

It’s almost too obvious to say that countries benefit from working together, rather than simply in their own narrow national interests. We can see t...

Complicity With The Social Care Crisis

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

ven more recently some of us have gathered forces internationally to form Citizen Network, a cooperative movement to act and advocate for citizenship for everyone. It is only when we realise that every single one us matters, in all our diversity and frailty, that we can create a world which is safe and secure for all of us.

Strangers On Facebook Donate Hair So Cancer Patient Can Have Long Blonde Wig

Caters | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A cancer patient has been given a heartwarming boost after complete strangers donated their hair in order to provide her with a wig during chemotherap...

Research Holds The Key To Helping Those Affected By Rare Diseases

Dr. Francesco Del Galdo | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Francesco Del Galdo

More training for GPs and health care professionals in recognising the symptoms would undoubtedly help in reducing diagnosis times. Practically, together with training, a flow chart on how to address symptoms that may be very common if isolated, but together can define the onset of a connective tissue disease like scleroderma, would be a good starting point.

Models Of Diversity

Rachel Steeden | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Style
Rachel Steeden

As a make up artist, it is my job to follow the brief for the shoot and view the models' outfits so I can compliment the make up to it. Angel Sinclair, who was directing the shoot, specifically asked for a very natural spring/spring/summer look.

What Do You Think About On Your Way To A Job Interview?

Monica Duddy | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Duddy

One of the respondents to the survey commented, 'I was compared to another female colleague - a friend of mine - we were called 'the beauty and the beast.' Further to this, almost 80% of the respondents said they had avoided applying for a job because of potential reactions at the interview or from new colleagues.

140 Years Of Life Saving Work

Susan Bugby | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Susan Bugby

Monday marked the 140 year anniversary of the nation's leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance, which has been saving lives since 1877. Establish...

A Story Of Survival

Larissa Schneider | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK
Larissa Schneider

24-year-old Nyawal is learning crocheting and beading and has recently enrolled in numeracy and literacy classes, where, she proudly explains, she has...

I'm Not Ashamed To Sometimes Ask For Help

Laura Rutherford | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Rutherford

everybody banner Unfortunately, parents also have to battle and beg local services for help and equipment and, although personally to date, we've been very fortunate with our local services, I am well aware from friends and social media how the services you receive are somewhat a postcode lottery.

Driving Freedom - Supporting The Disabled With MASIS

Debbie Kirkley | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Debbie Kirkley

I like to think that I'm a fairly empathetic person, but as someone who is free from disability, I find it hard to imagine all of the obstacles that t...

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...