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Children In The UK Are Going Hungry At Christmas: These Projects Are Working To Change That

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents

As schools prepare to close for the Christmas holidays and the level of excitement in classrooms reaches fever pitch, many parents face the very real ...

Surely There Should Be Some Rooms Available For Refugees In One Of The Richest Countries In The World This Christmas?

Sara Nathan | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK
Sara Nathan

giving back.jpgOur favourite stories at this time of year of course involve babies. Mary is a trafficked Albanian woman. She has been hosted, since the birth of her infant in September, by one of our generous hosts. Can you imagine taking in a total stranger and her newborn?

Chronic Illness And Christmas

Chloe Print-Lambert | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe Print-Lambert

As we enter the month of December there is a buzz of festive activity almost everywhere you turn. From twinkling lights to late night shopping, carol ...

Being A Samaritan On Christmas Morning Is One Of The Best Things I've Ever Done

Caroline Storey | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK
Caroline Storey

giving back.jpg People that call in the early hours of Christmas morning are doing so because they feel they have no one else they can talk to, or old memories rear their head that can feel easier to keep at bay at other times of year.

If You're Horrified By Events In Aleppo, Here Are 10 Charities That Can Help Syrian People

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

People around the world have been horrified at events in Syria’s second city Aleppo as pro-government forces look set to take back full control of t...

How To Give The Gift Of Giving To Your Kids

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Parents

As the Christmas countdown begins, our children’s excitement escalates, fuelled by their wish lists to Santa, school playground chatter and constant...

There's Still So Much Hope On The Horizon For Dementia

Jeremy Hughes | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Jeremy Hughes

It has arguably been a bleak few weeks when it comes to news about dementia. First, we heard that dementia has overtaken heart disease as England's b...

One Woman's Mission To Bring Happiness To Struggling Families This Christmas

Keelie Briggs | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Keelie Briggs

giving back.jpg Christmas is a particularly busy time for Stephanie, she will single-handedly plan and arrange a Christmas fair and put all the money raised in to buying food and gifts for local families. Each family will be given a box of everyday essentials and a box of fresh produce.

Here Are Seven Ways You Can Help The Homeless This Christmas

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK

Christmas can often become something of a focus for overindulgence and spoiling ourselves - but what about those who might be less fortunate than us? ...

Time For Some Good News

Kim Roberts | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Kim Roberts

As we approach the end of 2016 and we begin to look back over the past twelve months, it can certainly feel like this year's been a particularly tough one.

Call On G20 Leaders To Tackle The Refugee Crisis

Martin Forsyth | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Martin Forsyth

Last week, China handed over responsibility for hosting the annual G20 Summit to Germany, where 20 of the world's most influential economies will gath...

My Cook-A-Thon for the Community: How I Challenged Myself to Give Young People a Better Future

Yasmin Evans | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Evans

In November I took on my Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) Diamond Challenge to commemorate the charity's 60th anniversary, and since then I have spent some time reflecting on what I've learnt and gained from the experience.

How To Help The Homeless In London This Christmas

Charlotte Long | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Long

giving back.jpg Rough sleeping, as with homelessness in general, is a particular problem in London. According to the Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) database 8,096 people slept rough at some point in London during 2015/16, an increase of 7% compared to 2014/15.

Christmas Pudding Biscuits

Miranda Gore Browne | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Gore Browne

There's a chill in the air and the decorations are going up. It's the time of year for cosy log fires, mulled wine, time for friends and family, an ab...

Give A Little Extra This Christmas

Emma Campbell | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Campbell

giving back.jpg This Christmas, instead of buying those extra gifts for yourself, why not put your money towards improving the lives of these vulnerable people? Here are a list of five charities in need of your help this Christmas.

We Must Confront The Epidemic Of Youth Loneliness

Emma Atkins | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Emma Atkins

What we are witnessing is vast becoming an epidemic. The cost of youth loneliness is up to £34 billion in London alone and in addition the past few years has seen a significant rise in the number of young people seeking counselling for emotional and mental distress, which has been linked back to loneliness.

HIV And The Day The Penny, Pound, Fiver, Tenner...Dropped

Paul Marshall | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Truth be told, I'm not really a shaking the bucket type of guy. Then again, thanks to the incredible medical advances over the last 15-20 years in the treatment of this once deadly disease, I'm fortunately not really a kicking the bucket type of guy either.

Volunteering With Crisis Is The Only Way I Want To Spend The Festive Season

Andy Smart | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Andy Smart

giving back.jpgJoe was living rough. He'd lost his Dad earlier in the year, but having no money he had walked to Leeds to lay flowers on his fathers grave and then walked back to London, the round trip taking 6 weeks.

This Brave Group Were The First Ever To Zipwire Across The Thames

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK

This is the moment a group of daredevils zipwired directly across the Thames in the first ever stunt of its kind. The 20 zipwirers reached up to 40mph...

How Other Parents Helped Me Realise A Learning Disability Is Nothing To Fear - In Fact, It's Brought Joy I Could Never Have Imagined

Tom Bachofner | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents
Tom Bachofner

When we were first given the diagnosis, I remember going through lots of outdated, clinical information we'd found online, but what I desperately wanted to know was how the day-to-day looked, raising a child with a learning disability.

A Mental Health Crisis On Our Streets

Howard Sinclair | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Howard Sinclair

At St Mungo's we work to end homelessness and help people rebuild their lives. Across London and the south of England, we provide outreach support and accommodation where people can find the help they need to begin to build their futures in a positive way. We know that there is life after rough sleeping. We see every day that people can - and do - recover and move on from homelessness.

50 Years Ago My Father Founded Shelter, Today He'd Still Be Dismayed

Ann Kenrick | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Ann Kenrick

His main focus was on housing the massive number of people who were living in appallingly squalid conditions or who - like Cathy in the powerful film Cathy Come Home - had fallen on really hard times and were at risk of being separated from their children and having nowhere to go.

Less Is Always More With Christmas Presents

Ian M Pindar | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ian M Pindar

From a monetary point of view, unwanted presents have to be the biggest waste at yuletide, and then add the stress of actually buying something 'possibly' desired, interesting, useful, etc. At least the excesses of food gluttony, the nuclear winner panic buying can be composted, most presents end up in a life-laundry-hide-and-seek-game; some may make it under the wire to a charity shop.

I'm A Man Campaigning For Girls' And Women's Rights. Here's Why It Shouldn't Surprise You

Danny Vannucchi | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK
Danny Vannucchi

For the past 18 months, I've been leading a global campaign to help end violence against girls and young women. The catch is that I am a man. Why - ...

Realism Or Fantasy - What Is More Emotive In Advertising?

Rich Hill | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK
Rich Hill

2016 has been a strange year. We've lost some of the world's most brilliant minds and we've also seen two of the biggest upsets in modern politics - t...