Donations

Charity Is a Broken Funding Model

Lewis Worrow | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

In my experience, most people with money have no reason to feel guilty or proud, and many are neither particularly smart or greedy either. Instead, th...

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.

Teen Devastated After Finding Out $40k Donation For Her Cancer Treatment Was A Hoax

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager was left devastated after finding out an anonymous donor who promised her $40,000 to pay for her cancer treatment was actually just a hoax....

Get The Grumpy Unfriendly Library Staff Out! (... For Our Children's Sake!)

J.N. Paquet | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Nothing does or will ever justify public library cuts and school library cuts. Library cuts are unacceptable in the twenty-first century, in a modern country like Britain, and they should simply be made unlawful!

Revealed: How West End Impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh Helped Oust Lib Dems

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Politics

More than £600,000 was donated to successful Tory campaigns in key Lib Dem seats during the General Election as they destroyed their coalition partne...

A TV First, an Ad That Can Talk to Your Phone

Eleanor Ledesma | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Tech
Eleanor Ledesma

This year we mark our 70th anniversary, but like all charities we need to move with the times and embrace new technologies in order to make it easier for people with busy lives to donate at a time convenient to them.

The Labour Party Candidates Morally Opposed to Winning

Jack Curtis | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Politics
Jack Curtis

Labour has been out of power for five years and one would imagine their prospective candidates are eager to recapture the glory of their past successes. However, it appears a couple of candidates have forgotten which parts of their history should be seen as a success.

The True Corporate Initiative for Human Social Responsibility

Mark Braund | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

The success of the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign was fundamentally reliant on the natural human impulse to engage and partake in social causes, the ever evolving human need to be a part of a global community and the viral exposure that social media facilitates.

Why We Need to Change How We Aid Africa

Adam Hamdy | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
Adam Hamdy

It's not just the way we engage with Africa that needs to change. Charity has become big business, but charities are not held to account by shareholders...

Cameron Guru Steve Hilton Says Money 'More Powerful' Than Voting

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's former director of strategy, Steve Hilton, has warned that it is money, not voting, that has the biggest impact on politics. Hilton...

Osborne's Thank You Letter to Pensioner Who Repaid Winter Fuel Payment

Stuart Bonar | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Politics
Stuart Bonar

A "very kind, generous and public-spirited gesture". That's how George Osborne acknowledged one pensioner's decision to pay back their Winter Fuel Payment. The benefit, worth between £100 and £300, is paid to around 12 million pensioners each year to help them meet the cost of heating their homes over the winter months.

Why Don't UK Students Want to Donate?

Megan Hughes | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

There does seem to be some force behind the general conviction that donations should be made by those with a wage, not those with a student loan. Apart from in the case of students struggling to make ends meets, this reasoning appears disturbingly analogous with simply passing the buck.

Who Will Be Clever Enough to Be Britain's Next Mark Zuckerberg?

John Nickson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
John Nickson

We are suffering from a lack of leadership, something the Victorians had in spades. By failing to give significantly, the new rich are failing to set an example and inspire those who will follow them. Government makes noises about encouraging more philanthropy but most politicians follow focus groups rather offer leadership...

A Good Deed in a World of Austerity

John Nickson | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Tech
John Nickson

Mark Zuckerberg , Facebook's founder, is a billionaire twenty times over and you might think he could spare the odd billion. He clearly agrees but what is significant about this donation is that it is the first time that a philanthropist under the age of 30 has made such an enormous gift...

Romanian Dogs Need Urgent Adoption

Rita Pal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Rita Pal

This week, animal welfare organisations in Romania have described the situation there as critical. The plight of Romanian stray dogs following the imp...

Ed Miliband Asked By George Osborne To Return Labour 'Tax Avoidance' Donation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne has written to Ed Miliband to ask for the Labour Party to return money donated by its biggest donor after being accused of avoiding tax...

Grassroots Philanthropy

Alison Hutchinson | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK
Alison Hutchinson

With the Giving Pledge gaining momentum, 2013 feels the right time to be promoting philanthropy to the wider public too. Giving has always been part of the British culture, but are we doing enough to make it easy and affordable for young people to join in?

Tube Driver Leaves £200,000 To The BNP In His Will

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Politics

Anti-BNP campaigners say the party is still a long way from being a credible force in spite of a record £200,000 donation. Hope Not Hate said Nick...

Going Above and Beyond: The Future of Giving in 2013

Simon Coble | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK
Simon Coble

January is a frugal month. But it's not just the waistlines that are affected by strict resolutions. While Christmas can prove bountiful for donations, January is an incredibly tough month for charities... and this January is potentially going to be even worse for charities than the last.

41 Things I Have Learnt From Shaving My Head

Amisha Ghadiali | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK
Amisha Ghadiali

At first it didn't even occur to me to shave my head. Instead I most of my 21 inches inches off it, which were donated to The Little Princesses Trust to make wigs for kids with cancer, leaving just half an inch of hair.

Charities See 20% Drop In Donations From Public Amid Recession

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

Public donations to charity fell by 20% last year, receiving a total £1.7 billion less, according to a survey. As recession forced households to c...

1000-Odd Words in the Mind of a Chugger

Mike Bonnet | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Mike Bonnet

When I'm asked - as I regularly am - what my favourite part of my job is, I always smile and recall the Tardos that I've enjoyed a bit of verbal sparring with. They're the exception rather than the rule this lot, but when you come across one it's like finding an extra veggie sausage hiding under your free-range, corn-fed, organic poached egg at breakfast. They really do brighten up my day.

Cash Donations 'Could Unlock' Millions For Charities

PA | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

The government's proposed scheme for charities to claim a gift aid-style payment on small cash donations "could unlock around £100 million a year for...

Murray's Defeat, Oxfam's Triumph...

Stephanie Allen | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Sport
Stephanie Allen

The tennis this weekend caused quite a stir. In the big Murray VS Federer debate, loyalties across the country were torn between supporting a Brit and supporting a tennis favourite. Of course, if you admitted you were supporting anyone other than Murray, the aftermath was almost as bad as telling an avid football supporter that 'it's just a game'.

The Success Of Team LOLA: Raising Awareness For Sarcoma

Holly Alsop | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Alsop

Team LOLA have raised over £1400 for Cancer Research UK with additional donations for Sarcoma UK totalling to £2500 overall, an achievement that has made all who were close to Lola extremely proud.