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Making Big Differences for Women With HIV in Tanzania

Anthony Lunch | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK
Anthony Lunch

I think this is an impressive story and Hilda an inspirational woman. It is a reminder of why our programme is so powerful: how else could one help a widow and her four dependents to create a sustainable livelihood with such modest investment?

Midwives Strip Alongside Babies With Down's Syndrome For Charity

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Parents

Two babies with Down's syndrome have been photographed alongside naked midwives for a calender to raise funds for charity. Jo Proud, a midwife who run...

Can Social Enterprises Help Charities Be Financially Independent?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

How can charities raise funds without damaging their integrity or independence? This question has never been more pressing. The collapse of Kids Comp...

I Am NOT a Marathon Runner - But I'm Running a Marathon

Dame Kelly Holmes | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Sport
Dame Kelly Holmes

My life as an Olympic athlete never seems far away, I meet new people every day who, surprisingly, still have their exciting stories of 'where they were' in 2004, the moment I ran into the history books by winning two gold medals for Great Britain in the 800m and 1500m Athletics events. Or when I am travelling around the world hopefully motivating and inspiring individuals with my old anecdotes, reminiscing as I watch for the millionth time my "moment of glory". Until now...

It's Time for Government to Stop, Listen and Learn From Opposition to Disability Benefit Cuts

Richard Kramer | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Kramer

The aftermath of the Budget, has seen the opposition to disability benefit cuts pick up pace, with a growing consensus from all parties that the Chancellor shouldn't be asking those who can least afford it to make sacrifices.

Victims of Child Sexual Exploitation Overlooked

Javed Khan | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK
Javed Khan

High profile child sexual exploitation cases (CSE) like those in Rotherham and Rochdale have led many people to assume that all CSE victims are white British girls. But it's not the case. Worryingly, this stereotype highlighted in our report 'It's not on the radar', means that some front-line workers may be missing children affected by CSE.

103-Year-Old Set To Become World's Oldest Person To Get A Tattoo

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A 103-year-old grandfather is set to become a world record holder as he plans to get a tattoo for his 104th birthday in April. If he goes through wit...

How the Challenges of Young Enterprise Prepared Me for the challenges of The Apprentice

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Vana C. Koutsomitis

All of the participants were constantly on edge. Overtired. Stressed. And often kept in isolation from the outside world with no access to books or newspapers in order to exacerbate our feelings of anxiety...

Arts For All - Arts Emergency and It's Reason for Being

Luke Chandley | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Chandley

Arts Emergency, a charity of which I donate to monthly, is an organisation of volunteers, contacts and thinkers who believe - correctly - that there should be no barriers put in the way of people who want to study or work in art and humanity related subjects.

Disabled Employment Central to Budget 2016

Vicky McDermott | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Politics
Vicky McDermott

The Chancellor's Budget provides one of the set piece events of the parliamentary calendar. The anticipation, the lobbying and the commentary, combine to reveal one of the great theatrical political shows.

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.