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Life's A Beach So Save The Sea Turtles

Sasha Govor | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Sasha Govor

I don't know how many turtles I actually saved and I'll never know. But for a few months of my life I donned the cape, picked up the nunchucks and lived the life of a real superhero.

Don't Forget The Syrian Refugees

Sam Coleman | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Sam Coleman

I know there are good people, kind people, loving people out there. You're probably one of them. So please, I urge you, donate some money to help these helpless war victims. We should not have to rely on charity but our government has failed to do enough and the opposition has been too consumed with inter-party spatting to curtail the government's inaction.

Remember Alan Barnes? He's In A Huge Row Over 'Insulting' Offer Of Help For His Saviour

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK

The mugging victim who was able to buy a new home thanks to the generosity of the public, has been criticised for his “tight” offer of help to the...

Yulin 2016 - What Next?

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

At our partner shelter, south of Beijing In China, running an animal shelter has so many challenges. Over 400 dogs need around 180 kg of food a day. ...

I Lost Three Years Of My Life To Drugs

Richard Manning | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Manning

I was 16 when I started experimenting with drugs and I used them as a form of escapism. I became addicted to substances like cocaine, amphetamines and ketamine and took them continuously for three years. During one binge I took a cocktail of cocaine, ketamine and ecstasy for three days straight and was terrified I was going to die.

Confessions Of A Volunteer Virgin

Hattie Holden Edmonds | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK
Hattie Holden Edmonds

It was a woman I'd never met who finally swung it. As I lay on a plump mattress under a duck down duvet one night in late April, I thought about what she, Liz, had done with her day. While I'd been sitting on my backside, shuffling words around and working my way through a variety of nut-based snacks, she'd been putting out fires, breaking up knife fights and comforting dozens of bewildered children who know her as a second mum.

I CAN Speaks Out For International Literacy Day

Bob Reitemeier | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK
Bob Reitemeier

Much more focus is needed to make sure that all children have the necessary language skills for learning. International Literacy Day marks a vital opportunity to raise awareness around the importance of language development and literacy and calls for a decisive shift towards early action and investment to help address one of the nation's most pressing challenges.

Is The Third Sector Making A Mockery Of Research?

Simon Stevens | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
Simon Stevens

The problem is that it is now so easy for anyone to claim to be capable of conducting research, often without any academic understanding. You just produce an online survey with a few questions, promote it on social media allowing anyone to fill it in, wait until you reached the necessary 100 marks, and finally, make a song and dance about the headline figures.

Jousting, Wizards And The Future Of UK Heritage

Michelle Wright | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
Michelle Wright

The heritage industry has proven its relevance to British people by creating jobs, creating interest in British culture, generating huge revenues and maintaining historic landmarks. However, by courting headlines about jousting and wizards, perhaps English Heritage risks undermining this work.

International Day Of Charity - Challenging Public Perceptions

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

As a sector, we've been burying our heads in the sand and hoping that the negative press and public opinion will soon subside but it's been a year and the angst and anguish doesn't seem to be getting any better. The longer there is a misconception about the work we do, the fewer funds there are being brought in and, as a result, fewer lives are being changed.

It's Time For Sport To Tackle Inequality At Community Level

Angus Berry | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Sport
Angus Berry

The Olympics give sport a powerful platform every four years, and it is now time for communities all over the world to recognise how sport can be used for development. Through challenging social norms and providing a platform for community led social development, CCI's inaugural project will lead the way in achieving this recognition.

Meeting The Stranger Who Saved My Husband's Life

Mariacristina Lubrano | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mariacristina Lubrano

What would you say to the stranger who saved your husband's life? How would you even begin to say thank you? Not questions I ever thought I'd have to answer. Until last week. When I started seeing George almost ten years ago, he was still undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia...

Models And 'Strictly' Stars 'Shwop' Clothes Online For Sustainable Fashion Initiative

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Style

‘Strictly’s’ Melvin Odoom, Millie Mackintosh and models Stella Tennant and Lisa Snowdon are among the celebrities making their “pre-loved’ c...

How Much Do You Really Know About Charities?

Sarah Atkinson | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK
Sarah Atkinson

The key message is that people shouldn't be put off donating to charity because of the actions of a few. However, everyone has a key role to play if we are to keep the role of charities at the heart of society and maintain (or increase!) the high levels of volunteering and donations made by the generous British public.

Homelessness Strategy Must Address Root Causes Of Rough Sleeping

Carl Thomson | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Politics
Carl Thomson

What is also required is a strategy to improve prospects for those already in the homeless system - reducing the length of time that people need to stay in emergency accommodation, and giving them the skills and confidence they need to go back out into the world and live independently.

Shuffle The Pack

Dan Corry | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Corry

Are these changes wise? Experts like the Institute for Government tend to think not and indeed there is a general consensus amongst academics and former mandarins that the only decent change in recent decades has been the creation of the Department for Work and Pensions.

Surviving the Loss of a Child

Jennifer Reid | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Parents
Jennifer Reid

thriving families.jpg The pain of losing Eddie will always be with us. I don't believe grief every goes away, it just changes shape over time. We will always work tirelessly on Teddy's Wish to keep our promise to Eddie. He may not be here but he is here in spirit and I will always be a parent to both of my boys..

In an Age of Uncertainty, Uniting Communities Should Be Our Priority

Sam Williams | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Williams

The historic vote to leave the EU has still not properly sunk in for many communities across the UK. Indeed, the jury is still out as to what the impact of the vote - and of course the long-winded process of actually leaving the EU - will be on people's lives. Uncertainty over the future economic stability of the UK, and by extension society as a whole, has arguably never been more acute.

Embrace the Great Outdoors and Challenge Yourself This Summer

Peter Westgarth | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Peter Westgarth

The summer months provide the perfect time to walk the hills and roam the valleys of our outstanding British countryside. But last week's research tha...

Bloodwise: Beating Blood Cancer

Jack Abrey | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Jack Abrey

Losing my Dad was the worst thing that's ever happened to me and I want to do everything I can to make sure that no one has to go through what I did again.

We Need to Build Bridges Between Generations

Lord Young | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lord Young

The generation gap is an open wound which weeps periodically, dependent on the latest national woe. Today, TV reports echo with young voices claiming the oldies have stolen their future. The young are accused of complacency, of lack of interest and low turnout.

This Boy Had Seven Days to Live - The Next 90 Minutes Saved His Life

Ismail Jeilani | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK
Ismail Jeilani

This campaign surpassed borders and colours. The world united for one little boy. The result? A life was saved.

Charity Is a Broken Funding Model

Lewis Worrow | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

In my experience, most people with money have no reason to feel guilty or proud, and many are neither particularly smart or greedy either. Instead, th...

Working Against the Grain

Cliff Prior | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Cliff Prior

Sometimes struggles make you stronger. Whether that's coming out of an early life in care, a spell in prison, or the adversity of extreme poverty. There can be a time when you're ready to change, and a time when someone is there to help you forward.

The Show Must Go On

Dan Corry | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Corry

Uncertainty is the bane of any decision-maker's life, but periods of uncertainty are also when we most need someone to make some decisions. In our ow...