UK Charity

From a Mother to Another

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

We all know how quickly little ones grow and often there is plenty of life left in their outgrown clothes. The figures are staggering: parents spend on average, £11,000 on clothing per child as they grow, with a third of clothing in the UK ending up in landfill. Having built JoJo on a "waste not, want not" ethos, we knew something had to be done.

Man Who Walked 21 Miles To Work For 10 Years Finally Gets His Car

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Just one week after student Evan Leedy decided to raise some money for James Robertson to get a car, he has been given a brand new Ford Taurus by a lo...

Five Characteristics of Women Who Give Back

Nikki Armytage | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Armytage

Those who give back are calmer, more focused and their presence is more powerful. They are ready to take on anything, nothing is too big. They are called to lead. Life begins to flow...

Have a Heart - In Support of Tiny Tickers Heart Week

Vicki Marinker | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

We were told that he had a hole in his heart which was dangerously close to a valve and that there was a chance the hole would close as he grew, but that we should come in for scans every 3 months.

Opportunity and Accessibility: Two Essential Elements Required for Ensuring Sport Is Woven Into the Very Fabric of All Our Children's Lives

Tim Henman | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Sport
Tim Henman

Election year is always a time to reflect on where we are as a country and on the things that really matter to us. What do we care about? And what can be done to make things better. As a sportsman and now as a father, I have always believed passionately in the power of sport to improve the lives of young people. I know from my own personal experience and from the achievements of the thousands of youngsters I have encountered throughout my professional tennis career, that sport has transformative qualities.

St Andrews Students Fined Over 'F*** The Poor' Signs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Two students from St Andrews University have been fined after they stood in the middle of a busy high street holding up signs reading "f*** the poor"....

Teen Raises Thousands For Man Who Walks 21 Miles To Work

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 19-year-old has helped raise almost $130,000 (£86,500) to help a man who walks 21 miles to work every day on two hours sleep a night. Evan Leedy...

Someone Is Going To Pay Over £12,000 For A Bottle Of McDonalds Secret Big Mac Sauce

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 500ml bottle of McDonald's Big Mac 'Special Sauce' is currently fetching more than £12,000 in an eBay auction. The fast food giant released the ...

Formerly Homeless Hairdresser Is Giving Back With Free Makeovers

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A once homeless Florida woman is giving free makeovers to impoverished women to help them find employment. Left on the street while raising three c...

Keep Volunteering Voluntary

Frances Hutchinson | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Frances Hutchinson

JSA is my only source of income and my next appointment at the jobcentre was not until January. I spent all of Christmas and New Year not knowing my fate, wondering if I would soon be flat broke...

How Delaying a Smear Test Nearly Left My Children Without a Mum

Joanne Critchley | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Critchley

To come to the realisation that you have cancer and that there is a chance I won't survive - that I won't see my kids grow up is overwhelming. I was also convinced the cancer would spread, that with every ache and pain the cancer had returned.

Good Boobs Vs Bad Boobs: It's Obvious Which Is Which

Louise Ridley | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Ridley

It's very hard to get breasts into advertising, even if those breasts are being checked for signs of cancer.

Why I am Determined to End Hunger in Our Classrooms

Carmel McConnell | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Carmel McConnell

Hunger makes children lethargic or angry or simply unsettled. New research we commissioned as part of our Feed Their Future report finds that, for 4 out of 5 teachers, mornings are more stressful than they should be because their pupils haven't eaten breakfast.

The Man in the Airport Cafe

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

I set my bag down on a chair in the airport café, sensing someone's eyes on me. I looked up and straight into the watchful gaze of a man seated on the far side of the cafe, talking into his mobile phone in an accent it was hard to make out.

Are Indians Still Poor?

Tom Beetham | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Tom Beetham

I arrived in my project village of Ankanapura as part of a small group of UK and Indian volunteers, with very little idea of what to expect. Our brief was to improve awareness and knowledge of health, hygiene and sanitation.

Stephen Sutton's Friends And Family To Take Part In Charity Skydive

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Friends and family of Stephen Sutton, the 19-year-old who raised £5 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust before passing away from cancer, are to hono...

Unleash the January feel-good factor!

Julia Krepska | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Krepska

Nothing will give you more of that warm and fuzzy feeling than giving a bit of your time and lending your awesome skills to a cancer charity looking for someone just like you. You see, many charities have little money available to pay for superb individuals like you who are essential for their latest project.

Nufolo

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK
Philip Christopher Baldwin

Nufolo was orphaned by HIV and AIDS and was taken in by his aunt. However, instead of entering the loving environment that he craved, Nufolo was treated like a domestic slave and abused.

Devoted Grandson Hikes Shropshire Hill 365 Times In Memory Of His Nan

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man from Telford has hiked up a Shropshire hill 365 times in 2014, to raise money for the hospice that cared for his grandmother in the final months...

Why Are All Our New Year's Resolutions So Superficial?

Meliha Hayat | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK
Meliha Hayat

Religions throughout the world use the New Year as a time to repent for their sins and seek a more enlightened path, perhaps the world can take a step back from vanity and seek a more charitable and selfless path, maybe if we each focused on the importance of others then perhaps 2015 could be a year of positive social change.

Free Public Fridge Is A Fantastic Idea For The Homeless

The Huffington Post UK/ZoomIn | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A Belgian charity organisation has come up with a brilliant idea to help those without a home in the harsh winter: a public fridge where locals can po...

One Stocking Missing

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Clark-Coates

Children have always been the centre of Christmas and when you are longing for a child, Christmas can be one of the most heart breaking times of the year. Imagine this... A 9-month walk of hope and longing. At the end of the journey an empty crib.

Coff Up for Crisis UK

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

When it's leading up to Christmas and excitement is in the air, anticipation is aglow, and the adverts start rolling from let's face it, mid to late October, the anxiety surrounding getting prepared and buying enough presents to sink a battleship of rhinos (though why you'd want to do this, I'll leave to you) is all anyone seems to think about.

London Pub Wins Christmas By Feeding Homeless For Free

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK

A North London pub has well and truly embraced the festive spirit by providing free Christmas dinners for the homeless. The William IV pub, in Shep...

Amir Khan Gifts £30k Gold Shorts To Taliban Attack School

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Sport

British boxing champion Amir Khan has become the latest star to lend a hand to the Peshawar school were children were massacred by the Taliban. The...