UK Charity

Help Leave Nobody Out in the Cold This Winter

Rick Henderson | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Rick Henderson

Imagine that tonight you didn't have a home to go to and were forced to sleep rough. It's a pretty terrible proposition. But imagine having to battle the cold winter weather at the same time. Sadly, this is the reality for all too many people in this country.

Comic Relief Invested In Arms Trade

PA | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK

Comic Relief has defended its investment policy after claims in a BBC Panorama documentary that it could have generated more cash from "ethical" funds...

Cancer Patients' Extravagant Makeovers Allow Them To Forget Illness 'If Only For A Second'

The Huffington Post UK | Patricia Doma | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Living with cancer is a constant struggle. Patients have to try and adapt not only to the physical impact of the disease - changing appearance and low...

How Can We Spread UK Generosity?

John Low | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK
John Low

Our new research revealed that a higher proportion of the UK give money to charity than in any other country in the developed world. The World Giving Index ranks 135 countries on their generosity and allows us to compare the giving environments of nations across the world.

Why This Christmas Will Be the Busiest Yet for Shelter's Helpline

Liz Clare | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK
Liz Clare

Despite nearly a decade at the other end of the phone, I have never seen the helpline as busy as it is now, and it's picking up every day. We're open seven days a week, 365 days a year, and from morning until night, the phones ring constantly - without fail.

Are You Giving or Are You Gaining?

James Saward-Anderson | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Saward-Anderson

I am sure I am not the only one who has noticed the surge of social enterprises who aim to provide people with the opportunities to partake in expensive treks and other activities under the crusading banner of charity.

PICTURES: Oxford Uni's Rugby Club Strips Naked For Breast Cancer Calendar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Not one to shy away from a little competition, Oxford University men's rugby club has released a naked charity calendar to rival the women's attempt -...

Be Inspired: International Volunteer Day 2013

Frontier | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK

Established by the United Nations (UN) in 1985, the day is a celebration of volunteering on a global scale. The focus for IVD 2013 is to highlight the contribution of youth volunteers working towards global peace and sustainable development. It is the recognition that young people can act as agents of change within communities.

All Charity is Evil

Matt Lacey | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

From then, each month now has a designated charity aim, with January's 'dryathalon' all the way to 'Stoptober'. Alongside these, people will be engaging in so-called fun runs and comedy nights across the country. What's wrong with that? It's all for a good cause, they say as they proffer their jangling buckets.

A Tale of Two Catastrophes

Justin Byworth | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK
Justin Byworth

The tragedy and loss brought on by the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has triggered an overflow of generosity from the British public along with acres of media coverage. However quietly fading away from the daily headlines, Syria is also watching its children's futures cruelly slip away from them.

What Is Damian Lewis Doing With These Nuns?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK

Damian Lewis was among a host of celebrities to pop by the City brokerage ICAP today to hit the phones to raise money for charity. The Homeland st...

Wikilicious for the Win Or: Why I Made a Nude Calendar in Aid of Whistleblowers

Roslyn Fuller | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK
Roslyn Fuller

In addition to my writings on the issue of whistle-blowers, I decided to do something. It was important to me that that something be simple and fun. After all, I am on the side of the righteous here, it's only fair that we all have a walloping good time. A revolution without dancing isn't worth having, and all that jazz.

Let's Talk About Content

Carlos Miranda | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK
Carlos Miranda

While there is no secret formula to creating engaging social media content, the best examples of content have two things in common: the content is original and it has been distributed in the right way to the right people.

Redemption Songs: Music Beyond Medicine

Stuart Wood | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stuart Wood

Medicine? Sure. Nursing? Yep. Rehab? Gotcha. But how exactly is music going to redeem this one? As a music therapist who has worked in exactly this situation for a long time, I can admit that not only have families asked me this, I've asked myself the question too.

Let's Talk About a Solution for Loneliness and Isolation Among Older People in the UK

Trevor Lyttleton | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK
Trevor Lyttleton

Imagine a life where a visit from the postman might be the only human contact you have all week. For those of us who work in a busy office this is hard to imagine, but for many older people, it's a grim reality. Loneliness is a devastating problem in the UK and has a crippling effect on older people who endure it, day in and day out.

Typhoon Haiyan: The Hardest Ride of My Life

Michael Angelo Suarez | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Michael Angelo Suarez

On the way to Salcedo we passed through several towns - all affected to varying degrees by the power of the typhoon. The worst was Hernani - most houses had been washed out to sea or destroyed. The ashphalt had risen up together like mountain ranges combining - the force required to do that is incredible.

Time to Reflect and Refocus

Gina Miller | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Gina Miller

Last week was a very depressing one with several alarming revelations related to the state of British society.

Respected Not Rejected: How Social Action Could Help Young People Into Employment

Sophie Livingstone | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Livingstone

Government, the private, public and voluntary sectors are taking some big strides towards making social action a normal part of growing up in Britain. We have the opportunity to broaden that ambition to also make youth unemployment unheard of.

Northern Lights, Fruit Soup and Naked Snow-Rolling: My Surprising Arctic Ski Diary

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

I'd trained hard in preparation for our first ever Arctic Marathon. But back in February 2013, as I was settling into my bunk at our base station in Alesjaure, Sweden, I could not imagine what the team and I were about to face. As founder of Walk the Walk and the MoonWalks, I was used to walking long distances wearing just a bra.

Overstretched Eye Clinics Reaching Breaking Point

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Lesley-Anne Alexander

There are real concerns that eye clinics across England are struggling to cope with current demand meaning that many patients are having their appointments, treatment and follow up care delayed or cancelled. These delays can lead to people going blind unnecessarily. At the minimum people are experiencing extreme worry and anxiety.

What Makes a Good Person?

Gina Lyons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I was in NYC recently and overheard a guy describe a girl he was seeing. He explained to his mate that she spoke five languages, was a medical student, had a good family and I swear he finished it off by saying she was also in the Peace Corps. it got me thinking about what people measure someone to be a good person

Guess How Much Tax Was Lost Through Gift Aid Abuse?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

Around £170 million worth of tax has been lost over the last year due to the abuse of relief on charitable donations, the public spending watchdog ha...

Movember Musings

Patrick Bryan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Bryan

Most men secretly want to grow a moustache. As much as we may deny it there is a definite attraction in adorning our faces with an expressive, character defining moustache. While beards have retained a certain roguish charm... moustaches on their own have remained resolutely anti-fashion.

Gay Insults Are So Gay

Jack Rattenbury | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Rattenbury

Have you ever heard someone describe someones t-shirt as 'really gay' or someones new hair cut as 'so gay?' I have and I'm absolutely sick of it. They are not gay, they are things. A t-shirt doesn't have the ability to love, let alone love another t-shirt.

Freemasons Open Their Doors to Londoners!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

In another exploration of the hidden pockets of the capital, London360 explores the freemasons group...