UK Fundraising

Demanding Givers

Javed Khan | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Javed Khan

A competitive fundraising climate with 'market-savvy' donors creates a demand for bigger and tougher challenges. It puts pressure on charities and fundraisers to stand-out and show why they are most deserving of support. I welcome that - I want everyone to know where their hard-earned money goes when they donate to us.

Running On Rose Petals

Elaine Benton | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

There can't be too many Gaucher patients who are physically able and willing to run a marathon. It takes great dedication and determination to prepare for and undertake such an event.

The Struggle to Survive

Marcelle Speller | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Marcelle Speller

There are some people in this world who are true inspirations to us all. You might not have had the honour of meeting one of these people yet, but they won't be far away. They'll be quietly and diligently going about their business without you even noticing - but they'll be making a big difference to a lot of people who really need the help.

The Key To Fundraising Is To Be A Beautiful Woman, Study Finds

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The key to raising a lot of money for charity may be beauty. That's according to a new study, which has found men donate competitively on women's ...

Fundraising - Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Lycra

Corrie McGuire | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Corrie McGuire

Last weekend I ran 20 miles. When I say "ran", the reality is more that of a limping, wounded gazelle but you weren't there, you didn't see and so whatever lycra-clad fitness goddess you initially imagined, stick with that. The reality is nowhere near as glamorous.

Adorable 5-Year-Old Sets Up Lemonade Stand, Raises $25K For Disabled Brother

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A kindhearted five-year-old girl from Toronto has touched the hearts of many after raising $25,000 for her disabled brother. Na'ama Uzan set up a l...

Success Kid's Dad Needs Your Help

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Parents

Success Kid has been helping us express our satisfaction ever since the meme of him with his hand clenched in a triumphant fist went viral in 2007, an...

Disabled OAP Just Wants His Jailed Mugger To Be A Good Person

Huffington Post/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK

The thug who mugged disabled pensioner Alan Barnes was jailed on Thursday for four years. Barnes became famous when an online fund was set up by lo...

Six Marathons in Five Days in 120°F and All to Help People With a Learning Disability

Toby Barnard | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Sport
Toby Barnard

Coming from such a comparative background of privilege and witnessing lives that in many cases have very little hope of a bright future provides a powerful incentive to make any small impact I could to benefit children's lives. I was powerless to help the children I saw when I was away, but I knew I could make a difference to those in the UK.

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

Nicholas Makarezos | Posted 21.04.2015 | 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 18.04.2015 | 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 19.04.2015 | 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 14.04.2015 | 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.