UK Charity

No One Can Represent Disabled People

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I am not sure why a bunch of unelected and often unaccountable people who simply share a political and socially constructed label with me should have the right to dictate and control aspects of my life in terms of being my voice in national and local government policy.

London Keeps on Giving

Gareth Johnson | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

I've lived in London for over ten years. It can be a pretty tough city and you quickly learn to develop a thick skin and and a no-nonsense attitude.

Boy Banned By School For Shaving His Head For Charity Allowed Back To Class

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A schoolboy banned from class after he shaved his head for charity in honour of his aunt has been allowed back in after his fellow pupils staged a mas...

Giving and Glowing

Deborah C Dooley | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah C Dooley

It's pretty well universally acknowledged that constantly harping on about your own generosity is unattractive - but I don't see the harm in telling a few mates about your deed of the day.

My Fifth Aid Trip to Bulgarian Orphanages

Peter Watson | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK
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Peter Watson

I have just returned from Bulgaria, where for the fifth time I joined the annual Communication Workers Union Humanitarian Aid convoy which delivers much needed supplies to schools, orphanages, hospitals and other institutions for our newly admitted neighbours at the south-eastern corner of the European Union.

The Pro-Bono Surgeons Helping Victims of Abuse Face a Better Future

David Fearnhead | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Fearnhead

The list of those helped by FaceForward is long and filled with harrowing stories of facial burns, broken bones, and disfigurement. Whilst the surgeon's work is pro-bono money is still needed to help rebuild lives.

Launching a $500Million Fund As the First Step to Lift 200Million Africans Out of Poverty

Ozwald Boateng | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK
Ozwald Boateng

With Africa aspiring, Africa rising, no longer a hopeless continent of poverty amongst oceans of prosperity, in Obama's Presidency; it is time to forge a new relationship between Africa and America.

Is Advertising Only for the Young?

Zoe Osmond | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK
Zoe Osmond

As the government removes the default retirement age and the size of the UK population over the age of 50 increases yearly with national healthcare generally improving, one would imagine that careers for older people should continue to flourish. However it appears that in many industries, the opposite is true.

We Can and Must Do Better Than This: How to Get the Rich to Give More

John Nickson | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK
John Nickson

I intended to write a book to promote giving but the donors I spoke to are so engaged with tackling problems and determined to change life for the better, that they have given us a template for living as well as giving. These are people who are not daunted by difficulty and who demonstrate that it is possible to make a difference.

Beyond Beans

Dan Corry | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Corry

Food banks are a hot topic at the moment- with an extra resonance because it's Harvest Festival this weekend. The idea that in the midst of plenty, many of our fellow citizens are relying on food hand outs, is an uncomfortable fact for many of us.

The £21 Billion Drink: Solving Society's Alcohol Problem

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

No-one falls to earth as an alcoholic. Everyone who uses alcohol has learnt to do so. I hear stories of people's journeys into addiction and dependence every day. Stories of ordinary people, who we might quite like to spend time with. Each is unique, but there are common threads.

Centre Stage for the Red Cross Syria Crisis Appeal

Sarah Dean | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK
Sarah Dean

After watching endless reels of heartbreaking footage emerging from inside Syria and hearing that at least 100,000 men, women and children have now died since unrest began, the question of "how can I help?" has run through many people's minds. This weekend I had the honour of seeing a collection of young people who are answering that question with action.

Boris: 'Stop Lusting For Colossal Houses'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has urged Britons to drop their cultural "lust" to buy mansions in the Home Counties or those with "colossal grouse moors" and instead g...

Things You Only Know If You Walk 100 Miles

Abi S. Wright | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

Go out there, follow dreams, work hard, strive for the best, and push for what you want to achieve, but always remember to do a few things to #bekindtoyou along the way; it might just help you reach your destination!

Football Means Much More on the Streets

Nick Hancock | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Nick Hancock

Growing up as a kid I have many fond memories of my granddad taking me to watch the Stoke City games, and now I take my son. Football can be such a great bonding experience, but for many children around the world it means something much more.

Why Charities Need a People Power Revolution

John Low | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK
John Low

A new report we are publishing today lays bare the fact that the bulk of the people power that drives our charities is concentrated in a small minority of people. If you take together donations and time volunteered, we found that nine per cent of people are responsible for two-thirds of this social action in Britain.

Online Careers Guidance Needs the Human Touch

Dr Tessa Stone | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Tessa Stone

Young people conceive of the internet more as an extension of their social circle than an extension of the school library, and the qualities they seek in the most valuable relationships they form are the same both on and offline: trust, understanding and the sense that someone will be there for them over time.

To the UK: I Challenge You to Join Me and Give More

Hilary Devey | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK
Hilary Devey

I experienced first-hand the impact of poverty during my own childhood when my father was made bankrupt and the bailiffs came calling, and I wouldn't wish that situation on any child. At the moment, we are in danger of creating a generation of children living in a vicious circle of hardship and disadvantage, growing up in communities reeling from the double hit of the recession and public sector cuts... I am pledging to give more at a time when need has never been higher, and I'm urging everyone else to do the same.

The Bear Is Back!

David Ramsden | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK
David Ramsden

Last week marked the official launch of BBC Children in Need's Appeal and the Charity is getting geared up for another fantastic year. The launch featured Sir Terry Wogan, Matt Baker, Gary Barlow, Nick Grimshaw, Alex Jones, JLS and Union J who have given their time and talent to kick-start our campaign and inspire thousands of people to get involved. Being part of Appeal every autumn is an amazing experience as people come together to have fun with the simple aim of giving children across the UK a better childhood. The need for our funding is real and urgent, importantly our ability to make a difference is all down to the incredible generosity, imagination and commitment of our supporters.

Third World Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK

Millions of people could be tipped into extreme poverty over the next two decades due to Government spending cuts and tax and benefit reforms, a stark...

Reflections on a Student-Led Summer Camp in London's Poorest Borough

Adam Seldon | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Seldon

Hayley came to me last autumn with the idea of setting up a summer camp for children from deprived backgrounds. I nodded enthusiastically at her proposal but was frankly sceptical. Jess, co-founder of the camp, points out that students are eager to hatch lofty plans whilst nursing a drink but less inclined to see them through...

Life After Death - Why I'll Be Remembering a Charity in My Will

Angela Rippon | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK
Angela Rippon

It's a common myth that only the rich and famous leave money to charity when they die. This couldn't be further from the truth. The reality is without the gifts left in Wills by people like you and I, many of the charities we know and love simply wouldn't even exist.

Man Who Spent Cancer Charity Money Raised For Children To Be Sentenced

PA | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK

A man will be sentenced for stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds from children's cancer charities, including one he set up to help his own son. ...

'A Chilling Effect On Freedom Of Expression'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK

Charities have blasted the government's 'damaging' new lobbying bill, saying it could have a "chilling effect on freedom of expression." Talks with...

It's Good to Give - Why American Bosses Get It (And British Ones Don't)

David Erasmus | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK
David Erasmus

In the USA company giving rose by 12% last year to reach an epic $18.2billion. UK companies, by contrast, have shown a sharp decline in giving, down 27% this year - according to a recent report by the Directory of Social Change. So what's the story - why aren't Britain's bosses backing charity?