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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.

Sarah-Jane Crawford: 'Discovering A Lump In My Breast Changed The Way I Thought About Beauty'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Style

Sarah-Jane Crawford says her understanding of beauty changed when she discovered a lump in her breast while applying to be the host of The Xtra Factor...

Living Below the Line So That Others Can Rise Above It

Jeremy Horner | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Jeremy Horner

At emerge poverty free we work through local partners in East Africa to help people lift themselves out of poverty. Sometimes this is through an education project or by provision of clean water, and sometimes it is by establishing a demonstration farm, so that local communities can learn about improved farming techniques and better crops.

Sarah Ann Harris

Why Sports Bras And Trainers Mean More To These Homeless Women Than Politicians' Promises | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

After Christine suffered two breakdowns, and her family couldn’t afford to support her, she suddenly found herself homeless. "I lost my dignity,"...

10 Reasons to Vote Cruelty Free on 7 May

Carla Owen | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Carla Owen

In the UK, around 22 million people share their homes with at least one companion animal. Yet, despite being a nation renowned for our love of animals, across the country animals continue to suffer and die in laboratories. ..

People Say That Breast Cancer Is 'Sorted' - That Kind of Lie Is Dangerous

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

Some people have been heard to say that breast cancer is a "sexy cause. " That too much money comes our way when a cure is more or less a done deal. And yet breast cancer is still the biggest killer of women with 11,000 women a year losing their life to this disease. Our work is far from done.

Hackney Students Win National Enterprise Award

The Huffington Post UK | Alice Johnston | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students from Hackney's Skinners' Academy have come out on top after winning the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge 2015, a national competition that develop...

A Rare Miracle Amid The Horror Of The Nepal Earthquake

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK

As Nepal struggle to come to terms with the horrors left behind by the huge earthquake which devastated the country, there are still stories of hope. ...

What I Learnt Caring for My Partner With Cancer

Juliet Bouverie | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK
Juliet Bouverie

Ten years later, what are my reflections on my experience as a carer? First, I never saw myself as a carer. The word 'carer' implies forced responsibilities. I was simply and overwhelmingly John's girlfriend who only wanted the best for him. We had wonderful times together - cancer isn't all bad - and his illness only made us appreciate each other even more.

How To Donate To Help People In The Second Nepal Earthquake

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK

A second earthquake has struck Nepal after the devastating 7.8 magnitude quake in April that killed over 8,000 people, meaning that aid organisations ...

Social Impact Insights: Iqbal Wahhab, Founder and CEO, Roast Restaurant

Carlos Miranda | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK
Carlos Miranda

As much as "social enterprise" is a buzzword these days, there are people who reject this label entirely. 'Reluctant social entrepreneur,' Iqbal Wahhab is one such person. Sitting in Roast Restaurant in Borough Market, London, enjoying a delicious macchiato and the exceptional service of their highly-rated staff, I questioned Iqbal's hesitation to embrace this categorisation of his long-standing work supporting the community.

Herbie Hound Spreading His Specialness Around the Globe

Vicky Brook | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Parents
Vicky Brook

We work hard at school, get jobs and have children. We always look on the bright side of life and rarely spend time planning for the unthinkable scena...

State of Donation

Jo Barnett | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Barnett

The fundraisers' achievements show that you do not need to be a large organisation or have deep pockets to start a mass movement. Something quirky, different and that stands out from the crowd, backed by a little bit of social media, can raise a considerable following and significant funds.

Not a Day to Waste

James Whiting | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK
James Whiting

I'm a firm believer in Winston Churchill's adage, "No one should waste a day". World Malaria Day (25 April) is most definitely a day we don't want to waste because the stakes in the battle against the world's oldest disease are so incredibly high.

Ugly Mugs

Vicky Frankland | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Vicky Frankland

It is so important that these smaller charities receive exposure too as they vitally need funding as well. With this in mind, today I want to highlight a charity called "National Ugly Mugs" which aims at protecting sex workers from violent offenders.

Demanding Givers

Javed Khan | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Javed Khan

A competitive fundraising climate with 'market-savvy' donors creates a demand for bigger and tougher challenges. It puts pressure on charities and fundraisers to stand-out and show why they are most deserving of support. I welcome that - I want everyone to know where their hard-earned money goes when they donate to us.

Small Things, Big Difference

Arabella Gilchrist | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK
Arabella Gilchrist

A week ahead of World Malaria Day, there is much that rings true in his words, for in the fight against the world's biggest killer disease, many small things (backed by some big commitment) have led to extraordinary progress...

Alfie Boe Adds to Music Charity Portfolio

Jane Ireland | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jane Ireland

What does a celebrity patron bring to a charity? Famous names can generate a huge amount of interest for a charity, provided they are well matched to ...

It's Time to Take a Huge Step Forward in Beating Bowel Cancer

Mark Flannagan | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Mark Flannagan

It's less than three weeks to go until the General Election. Whatever your political views I think we all agree that these are interesting times as we use our vote to influence what happens over the next five years. For bowel cancer, we see the new Parliament as an opportunity to say loud and clear that we must save and improve lives by setting out within that time frame the significant steps we need to take to beat bowel cancer.

You Can't Have a Big Society in a Small State

Georgia Elander | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia Elander

In the past week, we've seen four new election manifestos - but with both Labour and the Tories struggling to make any kind of decisive poll gain, some old ideas are rearing their heads. The Tories, failing to achieve the desperately-awaited 'crossover' in the polls, are very rapidly ditching their stern economic message of 'tough choices' and attempting to resurrect the groaning corpse of the 'big society.'

Being a 'Student' Is No Excuse for Social Irresponsibility

Alexandra Heal | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alexandra Heal

As a university undergraduate, I'm hopefully poorer than I shall ever be again. Actually, that's probably a lie. But negative job and property-ladder prospects aside, as a student, isn't it my prerogative to lament my current financial situation? And is it not, therefore, permitted to be as socially irresponsible as I see fit?

The Struggle to Survive

Marcelle Speller | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Marcelle Speller

There are some people in this world who are true inspirations to us all. You might not have had the honour of meeting one of these people yet, but they won't be far away. They'll be quietly and diligently going about their business without you even noticing - but they'll be making a big difference to a lot of people who really need the help.