UK Charity

How Comic Relief Makes a Difference in Zambia

Olivia Wayne | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Wayne

When Comic Relief asked me to visit Zambia last year, my initial feelings were a complete mix. I was excited to experience a culture and environment that I had never seen first-hand before, and I jumped at the opportunity to witness in person the life-changing work of Comic Relief.

Time to Bring the Invisible Girl Into the Spotlight

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

The Commission on the Status of Women kicks off this week in New York and the movement for girls' rights is growing ever more impatient for progress. ...

Richest 1% Took Quarter Of New UK Wealth Since 2000

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK

The richest 1% of the UK’s population has pocketed more than a quarter of the wealth created in Britain since 2000, it has been revealed. Over the p...

Charity Had No Option But To Suspend This Heartless Carer

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK

A support worker has been suspended after a photograph apparently depicting her client sitting in a wheelchair laden with shopping bags emerged on soc...

Your Planet Needs You

Simon Cowell MBE | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Simon Cowell MBE

Almost 40 years ago a local wildlife rescuer arrived on my doorstep with a seagull. It had one wing and had been languishing in a bath somewhere in Surrey. It was my 'patient zero'. Since then, what started as a hobby to take my mind off a stressful city career, has become a lifelong calling.

What the Power of Dreams Can Do

Chloe Print-Lambert | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe Print-Lambert

I have not had the chance to complete exams or experience many milestones that teenagers and young adults have. I didn't go to a prom, travel or go to...

Save Our HIV Support Services

Ian Green | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK
Ian Green

By cutting public health budgets in-year by £200 million, the government has put enormous pressure on local authorities to make significant savings. Worryingly these savings are surfacing as cuts to services for people living with and at risk of HIV, leaving the more than 103,000 people in the UK living with a long team health condition with reduced local support facilities.

Why We've Made a Man Our First Patron at Women in Sport

Ruth Holdaway | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Sport
Ruth Holdaway

Not everyone will agree with our approach, and as a charity campaigning for change, we're comfortable with that. Challenging perceptions, creating debate and making the point that inequality in sport is as much an issue for men as it is for women may be controversial, but it's necessary if we are to truly transform sport for the benefit of every women and girl in the UK.

What Really Happens To Dogs Rescued From The Meat Trade - Camille's Story

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

Camille is a little Pekingese-mix dog with saucer-huge brown eyes. Gentle and kind, he was obviously someone's pet for the first few years of his life...

I Wasn't Able to Take a Step back From the Day to Day Care and Be Her Daughter

Gail Walter | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gail Walter

We weren't offered a care package or any carers. I wish we had been. We could have done with the help at the time and I could have been her daughter. I regretted that afterwards, that I wasn't able to take a step back from the day to day care and be her daughter like she would have liked me to be.

It's Time to Stop the Homeless Blaming

Wemmy Ogunyankin | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Wemmy Ogunyankin

Starving people of whatever substance they may be abusing can kill them too. If a homeless person is an addict, they need to be weaned off safely. You cannot be weaned off a drug through starvation, eye rolls and bad attitudes.

I've Written 10 Books - One for Every Time I've Been Diagnosed With Cancer

Emma Hannigan | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Hannigan

I describe myself as a cancer vixen. I use the word vixen because is sounds better than victim. Also, I have never seen myself as a victim. I am a proud survivor and I am grateful for that fact each and every day.

Action on Womb Cancer

Debra Parry | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Debra Parry

I knew nothing about womb cancer before diagnosis. There had never been an awareness campaign for it in the UK, I didn't know anyone else who'd been through it and I had difficulty finding out anything about it. It felt as though I had a cancer that didn't exist.

Living With a Rare Disease

Chloe Print-Lambert | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Print-Lambert

In 2014 my life changed. On holiday in Tenerife, I went on a boat out to see the dolphins, we had the chance to trapeze into the sea, being the person I am I jumped at the chance! Unfortunately, as I hit the cold water and gasped for air I swallowed a large amount of sea water. This gave me a severe gastritis.

Charity Begins at Home

Rachel Shenton | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Shenton

Rubygirl UK works with a wide spectrum of vulnerable young people who are from challenging backgrounds & struggle with issues such as deprivation, self harm, abuse, addiction, mental health, bullying and low self esteem. Their focus is on moving forward and making good choices.

A Key to Success: Attaching a Higher Purpose

Noelle Reno | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

We spend so much time thinking about what others can do for us - or what they aren't doing for us - that we end up strangling off our own energy in the process. Once you learn to give you start to get - physically, mentally, or emotionally.

Imagine Life Without Rain

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

We'd like to do a lot more to beat this crisis but we also want to stop future generations being devastated by drought. Around 70% of Africa's people depend on smallholder agriculture for a living and they produce the bulk of the continent's food. We have to find a way to help them survive major crisis - come rain or shine.

Marathon Man

Eddie Izzard | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Eddie Izzard

So the plan on paper is a simple one. Complete a marathon every day for 27 days across South Africa. Unfortunately when you step off the paper and onto the concrete, gravel and rocky roads there's a little more to it. Those with a good memory amongst you may recall that I tried something similar about four years ago and was forced to stop by a Doctor who told me that I'd die if I didn't. Now I'm back and trying it again.

From Zero to Hero - Using Volunteering to Change Your Life

Kenny Brown | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK
Kenny Brown

After feeling like an outsider in society, doing this sort of thing is a way of being part of the community and starting to follow a normal way of life. I'd tell anyone to do it, and use it as a positive way to develop themselves whilst supporting a great cause. That's the reason behind it all at the end of the day, and the sense of achievement is second to none.

Food Banks Braced For One-Third Donations Hit After Asda U-Turn

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK

Food banks are facing donation cuts of up to a third because Asda executives scrapped collection points from stores, a leading charity has claimed. ...

I Felt Guilty About My Son's Brain Tumour

Jo Evans | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Parents
Jo Evans

When a child has cancer, although there is only one patient, the family as a whole needs support. Jane understood that each family will have individual needs and that treating a child just like any other patient can make things harder rather than easier. But if you give a family the right support in the right places, and they trust you, then they can keep the strength to see light at the end of the tunnel.

These Cakes Baked By A Group Of Student Midwives For A Charity Sale Are Superb

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A group of student midwives at Surrey University decided to bake a different kind of egg for a charity cake sale - with some rather superb results. ...

Asda Under Pressure To Bring Back Food Bank Donation Points

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

Asda executives are under pressure to reinstall food donation points relied on by charities and food banks after they were removed from stores across ...

How To Teach Your Children To Care About Others

Parentdish UK | parentdish.co.uk | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Parents

As a parent, it can be hard enough to teach children to share with their siblings. So how can you instil a sense of empathy in your children for peopl...

A Charity Worker's Perspective on Trading Activities

Caroline Abrahams | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK
Caroline Abrahams

As you can imagine, in my role as Charity Director at Age UK I have been following the current media debate about Age UK's trading arm's activities - and about charity trading arms more generally - very closely.