UK Charity

Someone Is Going To Pay Over £12,000 For A Bottle Of McDonalds Secret Big Mac Sauce

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 500ml bottle of McDonald's Big Mac 'Special Sauce' is currently fetching more than £12,000 in an eBay auction. The fast food giant released the ...

Formerly Homeless Hairdresser Is Giving Back With Free Makeovers

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A once homeless Florida woman is giving free makeovers to impoverished women to help them find employment. Left on the street while raising three c...

Keep Volunteering Voluntary

Frances Hutchinson | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Politics
Frances Hutchinson

JSA is my only source of income and my next appointment at the jobcentre was not until January. I spent all of Christmas and New Year not knowing my fate, wondering if I would soon be flat broke...

How Delaying a Smear Test Nearly Left My Children Without a Mum

Joanne Critchley | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Critchley

To come to the realisation that you have cancer and that there is a chance I won't survive - that I won't see my kids grow up is overwhelming. I was also convinced the cancer would spread, that with every ache and pain the cancer had returned.

Good Boobs Vs Bad Boobs: It's Obvious Which Is Which

Louise Ridley | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Ridley

It's very hard to get breasts into advertising, even if those breasts are being checked for signs of cancer.

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 02.03.2015 | 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 22.02.2015 | 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 21.02.2015 | 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 08.02.2015 | 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 07.02.2015 | 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 07.02.2015 | 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.