UK Charity

An 8-Year-Old Boy Spent Two Years Growing His Hair For Charity. Then Chopped It Off.

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Parents

An eight-year-old boy who spent two years growing out his hair for children in need has finally had the chop and donated the ponytails to Children Wit...

This Despicable Scourge Needs to Be Taken Off Our Streets

Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Ryan Barrell

In any other country someone who waves their arm in your face or shouts at you while you're trying to get somewhere would end up tasting a knuckle sandwich, but no. We're British, so we let it happen.

Mourning on Wheels

Jo Ivens | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Ivens

A year ago this week our mum died after she lost her third bout with Lymphoma. Today, in her memory, I set off on a 153-mile charity bike ride with one of my sisters, from the London hospital where mum had life-saving treatment in the 1980s to the Norwich hospital where she was cared for at the end of her life.

This Crackdown Could Signal The End Of 'Chuggers' Charity Street Collectors

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK

One hundred towns have now limited the movements of charity muggers - "chuggers" - in a bid to prevent the street collectors hassling the public. C...

Tesco Has A Brilliant Plan To Feed Thousands Of Homeless People

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK

Tesco is to become the first British supermarket to launch a bold new scheme to donate leftover food to charity, as their CEO admitted they were "not ...

Mitzi and Me: Time for Plan B

Mike Niles | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mike Niles

That same mate who introduced me to the charity sadly died and Mitzi was there to offer comfort and support. Mitzi's is a friendship I have grown to value and it's thanks to Fran that the two of us are able to support one another.

Do Good, Feel Good

CJ Bowry | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
CJ Bowry

My son Sal was slow to walk, he was almost two when in the space of a day he went from crawling to the front door with me in the morning as I left for walk and running full speed at me as I arrived back that evening. As ingrained in us, off we trotted to the children's shoe shop to have his feet measured and to purchase his first pair of shoes.

Microfinancing: The Best Option for a Hand Up Out of Poverty

Peter Ryan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Peter Ryan

Women make up 50 percent of the world's population, yet they only hold one percent of the economic capital, which means many are the main victims of global poverty. Despite some fantastic advances in recent years, Malawi is just one country where women are poorest.

Male Suicide Is a Tragedy - But Don't Patronise Me About It

Dale Lately | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Dale Lately

As someone who's had a lifelong battle with depression, I know full well what a serious issue suicide is for either gender. But I'm not sure if crowdsourcing a set of "bloke jokes" and pasting them up around the streets is the answer.

Why I'm Stepping Into the Wrestling Ring for the Final Time

Richard Batt | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Sport
Richard Batt

As you can imagine, the chances of someone with co-ordination problems like mine carrying out a Split-Legged Moonsault or a Van Daminator with the same kind of grace as Rob Van Dam is about as likely as England winning the next European Championships.

Menstruation Matters: That's the Bottom Line

Caitlin Gruer | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Caitlin Gruer

In low income countries, women and girls face serious challenges when it comes to managing their periods. They lack access to affordable hygienic menstrual products and are forced to use improvised materials, such as rags, that are uncomfortable and can lead to leaks and infections.

Moreish Butterscotch Walnut Blondies Recipe

Miranda Gore Browne | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Gore Browne

Packed with white chocolate, walnuts and brown sugar this tray-bake is quick and simple to make as a delicious tea-time treat. The fudge bakes to create delicious butterscotch morsels that are moreishly good in every mouthful!

Why Employers Need to Look Past People's Backgrounds to Find Their True Talents

Anand Shukla | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Anand Shukla

This is what charities and other campaigners for social mobility have been saying for years, so it's great to hear top employers finally making the same case. After all, they can show the improvements hiring people for their talents not backgrounds makes to the bottom line - and that's something any business can understand.

Melanie Walcott: 'You Don't Realise How Scary Being A Parent Can Be, Until You Have A Sick Baby'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents

Melanie Walcott didn't approach motherhood with rose tinted glasses - she knew it was going to be challenging. But she hadn't prepared herself for the...

Jon Stewart Has Been Secretly Running An Amazing Charity In His Spare Time

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Full-time funnyman and all-round lovely guy Jon Stewart has forced his way further into our collective hearts by revealing what he does in his spare t...

Donations Flood In For Cancer Patient Who Didn't Have Any Food

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Donations from the public have poured in for an elderly cancer patient who dialed 911 because he didn't have access to any food. Clarence Blackmon,...

Lets Talk About "Chugging"

Luke Cameron | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Luke Cameron

Just like putting that red cross on the ballot paper; you have a choice. We live in a democratic country where you are free and able to vote for whichever party you feel will benefit your life. Do the same with charity; donate to the ones you want to, not the ones that tell you that you should.

The Irony of Giving

Bytestories | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

I like charity. I give to charity but like everyone else I hate the harassment of it all. Whether it's on the street or being visually mugged of your tears on Comic Relief I really get aggravated by that.

How Adopted Children Inspired Their Parents To Help Others Become Families

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents

When adoptive parents are matched with their children, they know their lives are about to change infinitely. But for many building a relationship w...

Remembering Stephen Sutton's Inspiring £4.5m Legacy One Year On

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Today marks one year since inspirational teen Stephen Sutton died of cancer. More than £1,000,000 of the £4,500,000 total was raised after his de...

A TV First, an Ad That Can Talk to Your Phone

Eleanor Ledesma | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Tech
Eleanor Ledesma

This year we mark our 70th anniversary, but like all charities we need to move with the times and embrace new technologies in order to make it easier for people with busy lives to donate at a time convenient to them.

Just an Ordinary Teenager Running a Global Youth Charity

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

So, I thought I should tell the world more about me and what I am currently doing with my crazy life. The World Youth Organization (formally known as the Extreme Sport Challenges Association), a charity yet to launch in January 2016 was created by Maliha Reza, Amy Lee and myself, Kieran Goodwin...

Three Steve Jobs Business Cards Just Sold For Over $10,000

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Tech

If you want to get some kind of measurement on the impact that Steve Jobs had on the technology industry then look no further than this story. Thre...

A Humbling and Inspirational 12 Months

Javed Khan | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Javed Khan

It's a year since I arrived at Barnardo's and I can honestly say I feel very humbled to be chief executive of this great charity. It's been a challenging year for sure but also a hugely rewarding one.

Nepal: The Education Test for the International Community

Nigel Chapman | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Nigel Chapman

Countries such as Nepal have worked for years to put disaster preparation measures in place. It is essential the international community does the same.