UK Fundraising

How Far Would You Go for Charity? Get to Know Jailbreak.

Nicholas Makarezos | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Makarezos

Fortunately, fundraising societies in most of the UK Universities have recently come up with a plethora of genuinely creative and entertaining ways to raise money for charities. Doing something that you enjoy, and at the same time supporting someone in need, is a win-win situation, it acts as a great motive for you to be part of this.

No Electricity, No Mobile, No Problem! Why This Gruelling Sub-Zero trek Is the Best Fun You Can Have on Skis

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

In the Arctic, with no reception, your phone is nothing but a poor-quality torch for as long as the battery lasts. By the end of the first day I didn't miss it any more. The world became tightly focused on the trail in front of me, the skis on my feet and the 12 people I was sharing the journey with.

There Is No Quick Fix for Child Sexual Exploitation

Javed Khan | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK
Javed Khan

Recent weeks have given us a sobering reminder of the dreadful impact of child sexual exploitation. The further revelations regarding Rotherham coupled with the announcements of new investigations in Manchester, Halifax and Essex, reinforce the belief that we are only beginning to scratch the surface of this emerging national blight.

Crossing the Falklands for RAF Families

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

The yomp will follow the original route of the Royal Marines 45 Commando group, taking in many of the battlefield scenes. Carrying all their supplies with them, the businessmen, more used to boardrooms than bogs, will spend four nights camping out to complete their challenge.

Incredible Teen Who Raised £50K For Leukaemia Research Passes Away

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jak Trueman, a teenage cancer sufferer who raised over £50,000 for research into the disease, has passed away. The 15-year-old was diagnosed with ...

Complete Strangers Have Raised £285,00 For A 67-Year-Old Mugging Victim

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Strangers from around the world have raised nearly £330,000 for a visually impaired pensioner who was mugged outside his home. Alan Barnes, 67, wa...

Reflecting on an Extraordinary 2014 for Breast Cancer Campaign

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Baroness Delyth Morgan

It's the most wonderful time of the year. And whilst devouring sprouts and our annual rendition of Away in a Manger come a close second, the best thing about the festive season is undoubtedly the chance to gather with family and friends and to reflect on all that has happened over the year.

I'm No Scrooge, But I'm Giving Christmas Cards a Miss This Year

Charlie Mullins | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Charlie Mullins

We are donating £1 for every job we complete between now and the fundraising deadline on 10 January and, to put that in perspective, we normally do 1,500 jobs a week during December and early January. I've also made a couple of personal donations too.

Why Not Speaking for 48 Hours Is Such a Mission

Nicole Ettinger | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicole Ettinger

It was without a doubt the most challenging 48 hours of my life. It's our natural instant to talk and the mental energy it took to stop the words in my mind from escaping my mouth was exhausting. For the first few hours I felt it necessary to have tape over my mouth.

Wishing You All a Very Happy Wear It Pink Day

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Baroness Delyth Morgan

Today is the day that hundreds of thousands of supporters, scientists and people affected by breast cancer across the UK embark on a common and colourful mission, striving passionately to beat this dreadful disease through funding ground-breaking research.

Confessions of a Charity Leader: Big vs Small

Alex Smith | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK
Alex Smith

The vast majority of smaller charities are parent led and born out of a desire to have some element of control over a situation that is often out of their control and with little hope. ..

Hashtag Fundraising - Do We Really Give More?

Rachael White | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Tech
Rachael White

Due to our increasingly mediatised lives, we are craving ways to relate to the world around us which feel meaningful. Allowing ourselves to become part of a movement allows us the illusion of being more involved with the charity than simply handing over money.

Stephen Sutton's Fundraising Legacy: How to Spend £5,000,000

Alice Corr | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Corr

£5,000,000 is an awful lot of money, but its value is way beyond the number of noughts in the figure. The contribution that Stephen Sutton's legacy will make to improving the quality of life and chances of survival to young people across the UK is inestimable.

Conformed to the Ice, Rice, Rubble Bucket Challenge?

Rima Amin | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Tech
Rima Amin

"Those doing the "Ice Bucket Challenge" are just trying to fit in." - These are the words of critiques. But if this raising awareness and donating to charity is becoming a trend - Why wouldn't people want to be part of that and why would should they receive criticism for doing so?

Famously Charitable - Why Charities Still Need Celebrity Support

Rachel Braier | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Rachel Braier

Celebrity endorsement may not have been the key driver in their decision, but the fact that these celebrities are creating chatter around charity X, may well have been a contributing factor, albeit on a subconscious level.

The C-word: What to Do, When You Don't Know What to Do

Julia Krepska | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Krepska

When we find out that a friend or relative has cancer, it often brings out the best, or the worst, in us. It can turn us into super-attentive, meal-making, help-giving super mates, or send us shuffling, scared, in the opposite direction.

Facebook Likes Don't Fight Cancer, Action Does

Sal Lahoud | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sal Lahoud

Be it those ubiquitous 'cancer selfies' or the bemusing proliferation of posts saying 'If you hate cancer, like this', this is a disease that provokes us to do something, even if that something is utterly trivial.

BBC Children in Need Raises £49.6million!

David Ramsden | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK
David Ramsden

Today is an important day for BBC Children in Need as we announce the final total for our Appeal 2013. Since our big night in November our fundraisers and partners have continued to support us by sending in the money they raised...

Cash-Obsessed and Emotionally Manipulative: Have the Public Had Enough of Charity Marketing?

Natalie Nezhati | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Natalie Nezhati

With so much uncertainty surrounding their funding, charities are feeling real pressure to secure donations but emotionally manipulative advertising strategies can cause more than just irritation. They risk saturating us with so much suffering that we end up tuning out completely.

Living Below the Line: Day Two

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

Today is Day 2 of Living below the line. Yesterday's food came in at an astounding 61p, which I can't quite believe is possible...

Living Below the Line

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

Myself and my regional team are joining thousands of people across the world by taking part in the Live Below the Line Challenge. For 5 days, we will be living on £1 a day for food and drink, with the aim of raising funds for Oxfam, to help improve the lives of the world's poorest, at home and abroad...

Big Wave Surfer Dave Kalama, CrossFit Athletes, Walkers Sweat for Cystic Fibrosis

Philip White | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip White

When siblings Audrey and Jack DuCharme are healthy, they need a breathing treatment each day. Then there's the multiple inhaled medications, the doctors' checkups, and the fear that if they get a cold - which most of us would dismiss as a sniffle - it could put them in hospital, or at least require four daily treatments.

Can We Bottle Motivation?

Sue Dewey | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Sue Dewey

I can honestly say that I am motivated by many different things - my family, my friends, a good book, a nice glass of wine, my favourite meal (frankl...

Cambridge Student Starts Campaign To Fundraise £5k To Charter A Helicopter - To His Sister's Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Forget raising money for cancer, or life-saving treatments, one Cambridge University student is hoping to raise £5,000 to pay for a private helicopte...

The Last Holiday Snaps Of Cancer Teen Stephen Sutton Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

Poignant images of inspirational cancer victim Stephen Sutton enjoying his last holiday have emerged as his fundraising total soared past £4m in the ...