UK Charity

Charity Cyclist Killed In Accident Receives Thousands Of Donations

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

UPDATE: More than three thousand individual donations have now been made with the total raised exceeding £40,000. The charity page for a father...

Bridging the Divide Between School and the Workplace

Dr Tessa Stone | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Tessa Stone

During a recent speech to manufacturing industry executives, Business Secretary Vince Cable cited teachers' lack of workplace knowledge as the 'underlying problem' in careers advice and guidance. According to Cable, teachers - predominantly graduates themselves - "know about UCAS forms - but... know absolutely nothing about the world of work."

Five Reasons Why You Are Wrong to Criticise #nomakeupselfie

Michelle Beckett | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Michelle Beckett

This morning, pre morning Yorkshire cuppa & in my PJs, I uploaded my bare face to Facebook. Despite my timeline being peppered with contemptuous comments that everyone who takes part is a lazy 'slacktivist', yes, I jumped on the #nomakeupselfie social media bandwagon. Why? Several reasons.

Hashtagging for Charity

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kitiara Pascoe

What exactly does this say about our society? The few people who have overcome severe insecurities, taken off their make up and posted a selfie are, combined with those who feel urgently that they need to do something, anything to promote awareness, woefully drowned out by the thousands who are posting because they, well, umm, fancy it?

Selfies 'for Cancer': Your Face Won't Change the World

Jessica McKay | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica McKay

This week a new 'nomination' craze has hit Facebook: the 'no makeup selfie for cancer'. Ostensibly a good thing, right? False.

Small Babies, Big Lives; The Charity Helping the NHS Save Lives

Hannah Gal | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

Harriet Laura Amy Leah was born at 37 weeks on 16th November 2012 by c-section. "She was laying very awkwardly" explains her mum Zena, "doing the splits and her cord was presenting, had my waters gone the cord would have been the first thing out and she would have most probably suffocated"

A Social Taboo Uncovered

Alex Geraghty | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Geraghty

An intensive course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) along with strong support from a close network of family and friends has helped me regain control of my life. It is clear now that if it were not for the persistent efforts of others, I would not be where I am today.

I Don't Have a Cause

Paul Guest | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Paul Guest

I don't have a cause and it feels slightly problematic. By cause, I mean a thing that happens, exists or acts in such a way that something specific happens as a result. I am not a producer of an effect and further to this I'm not apart of a community.

Copying US Philanthropic Culture Won't Help Brits Give to Charity

John Low | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
John Low

UK society would be better if more people gave generously to charity, but how can we achieve this when cultural attitudes are notoriously difficult to shift? With the US being recognised as the most generous country in the world, many argue that we should look at what they do and learn from it.

Will You Live Below The Line?

Stephen_Brown | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK
Stephen_Brown

When I launched Live Below the Line in the UK in 2012 I didn't think doing the challenge was going to be difficult at all. I thought those who screwed up their faces when I proposed the challenge were simply lazy. I remember being a student - the Smart Price pies, Pot Noodles and spaghetti shapes. Living on so little for over three years, how hard could living on £1 a day for five days really be?

Triathlon as a Mirror for Business Success

Phil Smith | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Phil Smith

When I participated in my first triathlon, like so many people, it came about largely because a little bit of a mid-life crisis moment had crept up on...

How the 'Avon' Model Is Empowering Women to 'Inspire Change' in Madagascar

Laura Robson | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Laura Robson

The first International Women's Day (IWD), aimed at both celebrating the extraordinary social, political and economic achievements of women, and directing a spotlight on areas requiring further action, was observed in 1911 at a time when family planning services were extremely limited.

WATCH: Prince Harry And Ellie Goulding Live At We Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

Prince Harry, Ellie Goulding, Dizzee Rascal and Sir Richard Branson are leading the all-star cast at Wembley Arena today for the first We Day UK. T...

Too Many People in the UK Are Facing Sight Loss Alone

Stephen Remington | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Stephen Remington

The current reality, though, is that all too often newly diagnosed people are left alone and vulnerable, without access to the support they so desperately need. Confirmation of sight loss is devastating news. And it often comes with no practical advice, counselling, support or guidance. This is a terrible predicament for anyone facing this appalling situation.

Funding a Future Generation: Is Global Education on the Right Track?

Kat Pugh | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Kat Pugh

n a Western society, words are everywhere. Adverts on the tube, bus on billboards. There are words on our mobile phones, we can get apps which tell us the latest news, which tells us what is trending and which celebrity is pregnant, has been arrested or has overdosed...

Mind the Gap: What the Public Thinks About Charities

Dan Corry | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Dan Corry

Today NPC publishes research with Ipsos MORI looking at the public's attitude to charities. There is a wealth of interesting material uncovered by the polling and set out in our report. But in thinking about the research a number of things have occurred to me that are particularly worth sharing.

Harry to Make Appearance At We Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Prince Harry will be making an appearance at We Day next week. The Prince, whose own charities Sentebale and The Royal Foundation of The Duke and D...

London Marathon - Finding Your Charity Fundraising Stress-Raising?

Jack Wilson | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

Even though I work for a charity, I am rubbish at asking for money. Sometimes I feel more apprehensive about the fundraising than the actual training. Like most Brits, I have a deeply ingrained irrational fear of 'bothering' anyone. Yes it is a challenge and yes it can be hard work but I have to keep reminding myself that it's so worth it in the end.

Boxing Changed My Life

Joe Calzaghe | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Calzaghe

The idea that success comes more easily to some than others, has always made me laugh. Anybody who has reached the pinnacle of their chosen profession has had to work hard for it and you can be sure that somewhere along the line they felt like quitting. I know this because I've been there.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words in the Battle Against Loneliness - Focusing on a Solution

Trevor Lyttleton | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK
Trevor Lyttleton

Reading and hearing reports in the media each day, it is impossible to deny that there is increased awareness of the issue of loneliness and isolation in older people in the UK. Since I founded the charity 49 years ago, Contact the Elderly has been actively involved in combating loneliness, providing over a million face-to-face friendship links via our monthly tea parties

To Avoid Special Surprises on Social Media, Curate, Don't Control

John Coventry | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Tech
John Coventry

Cursory lessons all round this week on Social Media - as two quite different organisations trying to assert too much control of their message end up losing control of it entirely.

Governments Must Do More to Help Charities Earn Public Trust

John Low | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
John Low

Unfortunately in too many countries charities face a climate of suspicion and repression. Heavy handed government policy and the politicisation of charity regulation is undermining the trust of the public which is vital in the development of a thriving charity sector and civil society more broadly.

Do Disability Charities Really Help Anyone?

Simon Stevens | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Disabled people are no longer dependent on the charities, who could now be seen as the Black slave traders of our time. The services they run are now mostly funded by government and are undesirable relics of the past.

Why Kick It Out Is My Valentine

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

In the year or so that I've been an Ambassador for Kick it Out I've seen them reach out to people of all ages, from incredibly challenging socio-economic backgrounds. I've seen them give hope.

Meet the Kilimanjaro Team

DJ Lora | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
DJ Lora

If you happened to catch my last blog, you will already know that on the 22nd of February 2014 I will begin my expedition to the summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, in aid of the women's health charity, Wellbeing of Women.