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The Warwick Rowers Christmas Message - to The Queen!

Angus Malcolm | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Angus Malcolm

For at lot of us in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth, the Queen's Christmas message is as much a part of the holiday as bad jokes, Baileys and Brussels sprouts...

Sarah Millican's #JoinIn Campaign Is One Big Anti-Loneliness Group Chat

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.12.2015 | UK

Comedian Sarah Millican's #JoinIn campaign to help alleviate loneliness at Christmas - creating what is essentially one big group chat online. Alon...

Keep Your Fitness Resolutions in 2016

Sarah Maxwell | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Maxwell

You don't need a pricey gym membership or fancy equipment - just taking ten minutes to fit some simple exercises into your daily routine can make all the difference. In fact, setting realistic goals that don't take up too much time or money is the best way to keep motivated and make sure you stay on track.

The New Christmas Tradition That No-One Expected in 2015

David Walker | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK
David Walker

We can all be truly thankful that demand for foodbank parcels has, over the last year or so, begun to settle, though only after climbing to a figure of around a million three day parcels a year. It's an extraordinary high level compared with only a few years ago, and one that I would never have imagined we would reach. What seems bizarre though is that some commentators are suggesting this plateau in demand means that the problem of food poverty has gone away. It hasn't. It's too many, and there's no guarantee that it won't rise again soon.

A Resolution Worth Keeping: Helping Africa Survive Its Disasters

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

Obviously nothing can alleviate nature's disasters - whether they are prompted by climate change or by the earth's natural movement like the shifting of tectonic plates - but we can better prepare people from peril. We can make them more resilient to crisis and more capable of bouncing back.

Britain's Celebrated Care Sector Can't Run on Praise Alone

Clare Periton | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK
Clare Periton

I am well aware, of course, that hospices are by no means alone in excelling in their field. The charity sector as a whole consistently provides world class, specialist support across a range of areas and increasingly fills the gaps of previously State commissioned services.

Domestic Violence: Women Need Psychological Support Not Just Protection

Heidi Riedel | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK
Heidi Riedel

In terms of the support women need, there are very practical and vital services women need to escape from domestic violence and to protect themselves. Women need safe refuge for both themselves and, where necessary, their children. They also need an understanding and effective police force

A Charity Christmas: Last Minute Gift Ideas

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Tracy

This year, although I've just moved into a new house, I've found myself telling family and friends there's nothing I need for Christmas. Of course there are things I would like, a car, new shoes, jewellery etc. But there really is nothing I feel like I urgently need.

'Muslims for Humanity': A Journey From Pakistan to Cumbria

Wadood Ahmad Daud | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Wadood Ahmad Daud

I have fond memories of Pakistan. Still fresh to me are the rich fragrances of its aromatic food, the heat of a beautiful spring morning and the unquantifiable potential of its people. In many ways it has all the ingredients to become a heaven on earth.

How Helping a Charity Could Cut Your Christmas Stress

Beth Burgess | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK
Beth Burgess

Are you already feeling frazzled by the festive season? Going into meltdown with all the extra things to remember and do? Engaging in a little altruism could help you battle stress, a team of top scientists say.

Charity Single Aiming to Raise Funds, Awareness and Spirits Amongst Diabetes Sufferers

Luke Chandley | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Luke Chandley

The Jolly Boys, brought together through their mutual love of football have come together with rock group Jagged Edge to release a charity single they hope will raise thousands of pounds for diabetes charities around the country.

So Many Charities, So Little Money

Naomi Barrow | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

My challenge to you this Christmas is that if you're like me and have the time but not much money, rather than seeing these adverts and feeling guilty that you can't help, or just brushing them off: pledge some hours to them. Join #1millionhours, and give the gift of time to those that need it most.

Models1 Advent Raffle Bonanza

Fifi Newbery | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Style
Fifi Newbery

The joy of waking early and padding downstairs to poke your finger through the numbered window, finding a bite sized treat ready and waiting for you is something I vow never to grow out of. Which is precisely why I was so excited to have been a part of the Models1 Charity Advent Raffle.

Homelessness - It Isn't Just for Christmas

David Taylor | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
David Taylor

You see, homelessness isn't just for Christmas. That man outside your railway station with a cardboard sign, that you are suspicious about, will still be there in the New Year. But then so will the faith groups, silently, below the surface. Homelessness isn't just for Christmas, neither is caring about it.

Muslim Youths Are Taking Turns To Drive To Cumbria To Help Flood Victims

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A group of young Muslims are travelling to and from Cumbria in order to lend a hand to local residents affected by the flooding. The youths, who ar...

Christmas Carols Sung By Goats Are The Most Atrocious Holiday Songs You'll Ever Hear

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Comedy

ActionAid Sweden has put together a full album of Christmas carols being sung by goats in the hope of raising awareness for the important role goats p...

Why I Deleted Internships From My Graduate Job Search: 2016 Graduate Advice

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Tracy

Within the creative industry there is a perception that graduates are desperate. Certain professions like those within medical industries wouldn't dr...

My Money, My Life - A Rallying Cry Against Financial Abuse

Sandra Horley CBE | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK
Sandra Horley CBE

Domestic violence is often more than physical violence alone. A physical assault can be easy to identify but other ways of controlling a person are more insidious and can be harder for victims to recognise. This is often because these controlling behaviours are so embedded within normative beliefs about the roles of men and women. Financial abuse falls into the latter category.

Our Favourite Student A Capella Group Has Released A Fabulous Cover Of Santa Baby For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Christmas came early this week when Out of the Blue, everyone’s favourite all-male a capella group, released its annual festive season single, with ...

World Youth Organisation Launch Set For January 2016

Tom Hinchcliffe | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Hinchcliffe

With the launch imminent, the World Youth Organisation have said they intend to finalise the guest list, which already contains various figures from the charity alongside MPs, members of the youth parliament and notable journalists.

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.