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Raising Awareness of Peace Day One Event at a Time

Jeremy Gilley | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeremy Gilley

Over the years, it has become more and more crucial for Peace One Day to hold other events throughout the year. Their purpose is not only to help raise awareness of the day but also the much-needed funds in order for us to continue our work in the Great Lakes region of Africa and the world.

Kim Kardashian Inspired To Donate 1,000 Shoes To Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Style

It would take something pretty special to make Kim Kardashian West part with one of her beloved pairs of shoes, so to inspire her to willingly give up...

World's Most Annoying Neighbours Set Up 11-Minute Christmas Dubstep Light Display

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Comedy

A family from San Antonio, Texas, have dwarfed all competition with their Christmas light display this year. The Johnson family's epic light show i...

Get Crafty With Consumerism This Christmas

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
Megan Brownrigg

Thanks to organisations such as WIL Uganda, the Christmas message isn't forgotten and we can still play pass the parcel. In fact, sticking one sneaky sable under the tree could be your way to multiple women's hearts this December.

A Festive Wish for Our Military

Karen Hay | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
Karen Hay

The festive period is fast approaching, and we are all looking forward to some well-earned rest and relaxation with our families at this special time. For military personnel and service families, time spent together is even more precious. Many military families have been separated for months, and reconnection as a family unit is a real necessity.

We Need to Completely Rethink the Way We Give to Charity

Philip Ellis | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK
Philip Ellis

Already in Britain, eight out of 10 people have participated in some kind of charitable giving this year, and it is estimated that the UK will have donated more than £10.6billion to charity by the end of 2015. But how many of us know with any real certainty where our money is going, or how many people will actually see the benefit?

Who Do You Support? - Why You Should Support a Charity and How to Get Started

James Reed | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

The question 'who do you support?' might bring to mind political parties and sports teams (Chelsea, if you're asking). It's not as often that you hear people discussing the charitable causes they're passionate about. Having a good cause that you support is something I truly believe in.

My Life With the Warwick Rowers

Angus Malcolm | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Angus Malcolm

For the last six years, the men's rowing team at Warwick University have been producing a naked calendar. Nothing exceptional about that - there are a lot of naked charity calendars out there...

Does Slacktivism Really Exist?

Sarah Kwong | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Tech
Sarah Kwong

This portmanteau covers quite a few elements. It's one thing to say that a 'slacktivist' reaps 'good vibes' from taking action, and something completely different to say that what they've done will provide no real benefit to the cause, and that their 'good vibes' somehow contribute to that.

Preventable or Inevitable? Stopping Child Sexual Abuse Before It Starts

Donald Findlater | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK
Donald Findlater

If we care about children's safety, it is time we focused scarce resources on preventing abuse - by better protecting children and by helping those with the potential to offend to lead good lives. Such an approach is better for children, better for families and better for those with the potential to do children harm. It is also better for the public purse. Child sexual abuse is preventable. It is not inevitable.

Social Impact Insights: Georgie Fienberg, Founder, AfriKids

Carlos Miranda | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Carlos Miranda

In our Social Impact Insights series, we like to highlight the work of incredible, socially motivated individuals who are making a great impact in the...

The Life-Changing Power of a Smile

Charlotte Cramer | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Charlotte Cramer

I rearranged my scarf to cover my nose; pulled my fingers out of my gloves and curled them into my palms, making a fist. "It's freezing...it's freezin...

Let's Celebrate Britain's Generosity This #GivingTuesday

John Low | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
John Low

So, if you haven't already, why not think about making a small commitment to give your time, your voice, or even your money to back a good cause too?

Government in the Dark Over the State of UK Eye Health

Mike Daw | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Mike Daw

This autumn, a group of cross-party MPs posed questions to the Department of Health, in an attempt to gather information on the current state of the U...

Relationships and Cancer: 'It's Nice to Be Called Beautiful When You Take Your Wig Off'

Ellie Philpotts | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Philpotts

When you're a teenager, sex, relationships, self-esteem and everything in-between can be tricky to navigate, but, to churn out an old cliché, they're all valuable parts of growing up. But what happens when you throw cancer into the equation?

George Osborne Uses Emotional Blackmail to Keep His Tampon Tax

Thomas Church | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics
Thomas Church

Women still have to pay unfair tax, women still get abused and assaulted, and women still get underfunded support and treatment. Don't let the emotional blackmail trick you. Giving to charity should be an 'as well as', not an 'instead of'.

Goodwill to One and All?

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

The season of cheery goodwill is approaching fast. The big Christmas ads are up and running, the city centre lights are sparkling against the chilled night skies and holiday plans are being formulated.

Should Free Time Be a Right?

Nicky Goulder | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Goulder

These people can be of any age, ethnicity or gender. They always put someone else's needs and welfare before their own, often without recognition or praise. Many have little chance to socialise, which can lead to isolation; and they have an overwhelming sense of responsibility. Who am I talking about? The UK's 'hidden workforce' of unpaid carers.

Newcastle Rowing Students Create Nude Calendar For Charity After Teammate's Serious Brain Injury

The Huffington Post UK | Daisy Greenaway | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Newcastle University Boat Club is back with a new naked calendar - this time in support of the brain injury charity Headway. Headway works to supp...

'I'm Not Worth It' - Why Care Leavers Sabotage Opportunities

Gemma Pettman | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Gemma Pettman

Imagine you have been shortlisted for a job interview; it's the job you have set your heart on and one which potentially opens the door to your dream career. You have researched the company, re-read your CV, ironed your shirt and polished your shoes. Knowing that this could be a turning point, you would turn up for the interview, right?

The Big Lottery Fund: Not Your Money, Mr Osborne

David Robinson | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Politics
David Robinson

George Osborne isn't the first politician to covert the lottery millions. Rumours have circulated regularly, some well evidenced, but in the end no more than rumours. The Chancellor must understand, as have his predecessors, the unique and irreplaceable valuable of a substantial fund that meets need and unleashes potential in communities throughout the UK. The Big Lottery Fund is at the heart of our common wealth. It is not your money, Mr Osborne.

Building Long-Term Partnerships to Create Lasting Change for Children

David Bull | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
David Bull

The ways that charities and businesses work together are changing. The notion of corporates supporting a cause with the sole objective of good publicity is slowly diminishing. Gone too, are the days of non-profits working with companies purely as a means to an end to generate funds...

Why Labour Must Say No to the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I'm a trustee of Water For Africa, an innovative charity that trains local people to provide sustainable water supplies for their communities. As gra...

Finding Common Ground: How Big Banks and Small Charities Can Work Together

Lareena Hilton | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Lareena Hilton

You may think a leading bank with an extensive global presence and a shelter for homeless and vulnerable people in South London make an unlikely partn...

Actions Have Consequences Mr Cameron

Sue Brown | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Politics
Sue Brown

So, Mr Cameron, you and your Government have some tough decisions to make in the next week. As you put the finishing touches to the spending review, heed the warning signs in social care and remember the benefits that excellent social care brings to the NHS, the economy and the people who need it.