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Inspiring Readers - Bringing a World of Reading Into the Classroom

Alison Hubert | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK
Alison Hubert

Without a decent supply of books, the issue is not only that children struggle to learn to read. They are also denied the opportunity to explore the world through books, to find the stories, information and knowledge that could change their lives. That's why it's so important that we provide reading books for these schools...

Morrisons Just Announced An Incredible New Unwanted Food Initiative For Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.11.2015 | UK

Morrisons has announced it will donate all of its unwanted food to charity rather than throw it in the bin. We're rolling our food waste initiative...

One Awkward Fact That Shows Kids Company's Boss Was Not 'Exceptional' Value

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK

Kids Company directed a greater proportion of its income towards paying its chief executive than Britain's biggest charities, arguably undermining cla...

Give a Little Love and It All Comes Back to You

Matt Streuli | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Streuli

I write this because I am scared we are forgetting our humanity. Last night, someone called me asking for my support as they were being admitted to hospital. I did not think I should stay in bed and protect my assets.

Ronnie Pickering's Road-Rage Car Is Being Auctioned Online Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

The car in which Ronnie Pickering became a road-rage star is up for auction today - and it's been signed by the man himself. Pickering became famou...

Young Fundraiser Who Defied Doctors' Predictions Dies At 20

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

Tributes have flooded in after the death of a young fundraiser who defied doctors to live to see her 20th birthday. Kirsty Howard was born with her...

Hope - Little Word; Big Aspirations

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

Are you travelling hopefully or hopelessly? Is your idea of hope getting a seat on the train home or securing a loan? Hope is a very small word with a very big remit of possibilities. For everyone, everywhere it means something different and that 'different' can change every minute of every day.

Students Spitting to Save Lives

Laura Regan | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Regan

"Wait. Students are saving lives by spitting?" Yes, really, and it's not as weird as it may sound at first... On a campus near you, student volunteers are busy asking fellow students to spit in a tube, or 'spit kit'.

Mums Strip To Do Household Chores For A Very Good Reason

The Huffington Post UK/Caters | Amy Packham | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Parents

Twenty mums stripped down to their knickers to pose doing household chores in front of Cumbrian landmarks to raise money for a cause close to their he...

Royal Ramblings: The Heart of WWE

Danny Stone | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Even the quickest google of WWE's charitable endeavours will silence any sceptics seeking to disparage the aforementioned union as a CSR gimmick. Over the course of many years now, WWE appears to have deepened and widened its community engagement and philanthropic commitment with quite remarkable results.

Refugees: Dispelling Myths

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

There is a lot of conflicting terminology that surrounds refugees. The media often mixes up the terms 'migrant', 'refugee', 'asylum seeker' and 'immigrant'. So how are these words actually defined? And what is the UK really doing to support those who seek entry from overseas?

Prince William Reveals What His Mother And Children Have Taught Him About Grief

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Parents

Prince William, has said "grief is the most painful experience that any child or parent can endure." The Duke of Cambridge, who was 15 when his mo...

Kids Company Boss Says She's Like A Political Murder Victim

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK

Camila Batmanghelidjh has claimed she is akin to a political murder victim following a grilling by MPs over the closure of Kids Company. She disagr...

Know Someone Inspiring? Nominate Them Here

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For the past two months, the Huffington Post UK has been working with Universal Channel to celebrate incredible individuals who are demonstrating 100%...

Restaurant Staffed By Prisoners Is Giving Top Chefs A Run For Their Money

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK

Top chefs such as Raymond Blanc and Michel Roux Jr may not be used to competing with convicted criminals for awards - but an innovative new scheme is ...

Why I Will Not Be Supporting the Giant Internet Hoax That Is '#NoBraDay'

Louise Ridley | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Louise Ridley

I refuse to accept that today is 'No Bra Day'. As far as Twitter is concerned, 13 October is an official day when people should not wear bras - apparently to raise awareness of breast cancer. The problem is, it seems to be slightly creepy, and also bollocks.

Why Doing Things Differently Can Be Fruitful in Fundraising

Peter Ryan | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Peter Ryan

To those charities looking to reach new audiences and find ways to raise crucial funds I have one recommendation - "Do things differently, you never know how successful it may be!"

Pieta House: Fighting Suicide in New York

Aaron Vallely | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

One is forever surprised by the random things one hears from people one never would never expect to hear them from. I attended an event in New York Un...

Attracting a Diverse Workforce - What Do We Need to Consider in Arts Fundraising?

Michelle Wright | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Michelle Wright

Like the rest of the charitable sector, the arts is struggling to reflect the UK's broader diversity. Arts Council England (ACE) estimates that just 9% of permanent staff in its National Portfolio Organisations and major museums are from black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. But in our fundraising teams, it seems that attracting a diverse workforce might be even more challenging.

The Alternative Guide to Getting Ahead

Craig Butler | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Craig Butler

Your 20th year should be an exciting one; a time when you stand on your own two feet after university and start to build your career while enjoying the freedom of being young and carefree. But the sad truth is that today, 1 in 6 young people in the UK are struggling to find work, education or training.

Shouldn't We Be Celebrating Success? - An Open Letter About the Charity Sector

Luke Cameron | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK
Luke Cameron

So instead of spending our time hating these organisations we should be using it to try and help them. Grow, develop and move forward in to modern world. Because one day, at some point in your life you may just need that very charity that you once tweeted abuse to from something you read online; because you didn't understand what they did.

How MPs and the Public Disagree on Charities

John Low | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Politics
John Low

In the midst of party conference season, there can be no doubt that charities are well and truly on the political agenda.

Fighting Cancer While Pregnant: Mothers Deserve Quality Care

Peter Wallroth | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK
Peter Wallroth

Finding out that my wife Mair had breast cancer was a huge shock for all of us who loved her. At 41, she was vibrant, full of energy and had shown no...

Please Sir, I Want Some More: The Secret Life of a Charity Chugger

Fisayo Fadahunsi | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Fisayo Fadahunsi

"I was determined to quit. After knocking on my 80th door that day, I'd had enough. Ironically, I got fired before I had the chance." The fundrai...

What's Got London Giving?

Chris Jones | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Chris Jones

We're proud of our strong, historical links to the City - and proud to showcase the many ways organisations like ours make other people's lives better. The City of London brings together hundreds of thousands of people every day, all of whom can make a difference. I'd encourage all businesses to take part, even if you aren't located in the City, so you can join the celebration of charitable giving.