UK Fundraising

The Hidden Costs of Childhood Cancer

Jess Lusher | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Parents
Jess Lusher

My beautiful son Luke was diagnosed with cancer when he was two-years-old. During his treatment we found we needed extra nappies, to do extra washing, that he needed extra sun cream as his skin was prone to burn easily during chemo.

Read This Story and Have the Courage to Back Yourself

Jojo Furnival | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

How things have changed. How was I so sure of myself when I was two, and 28 years later it's the hardest thing in the world for me to 'back myself'? You know, assert my beliefs, my view, to have the courage of my convictions.

Teen's Effort To Raise Awareness Of His Friend's Illness Rewarded With Isolation

SWNS | George Bowden | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager was placed in isolation after he turned up for school with pink hair to support of a friend who is fighting a rare life-threatening blood d...

Thousands Are Sharing This Guy's *Amazing* Homeless Fundraising Appeal

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A 24-year-old phone shop worker from Edinburgh has trounced a fundraising target after his efforts to help homeless people were commended by thousands...

Strangers Flock To Help Six Orphans Whose Parents Died Within 48 Hours

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents

The heartbreaking news that six children were suddenly orphaned when both their parents died in one weekend, has inspired kind strangers to make donat...

'Hero' Mum Saved Baby From Fatal Lorry Crash

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who pushed her baby to safety moments before she was killed by an HGV, has been hailed a 'hero'. Lauren Heath, 20, was pushing her 11-month-old ...

Why I Kept My Epilepsy Hidden for So Long

Vicky Smith | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Smith

My early childhood memories are full of seizures, nasty medicines and hospital trips. I had tonic clonic seizures when I was asleep and absence seizures during the day. I lived on a cocktail of drugs while the doctors tried to work out what would work best for me.

Fame, Fundraising and 400 Marathons: How the UK's Marathon Man Has Gone Unnoticed

Alex Gatenby | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Sport
Alex Gatenby

At the end of the day, whether someone's a celebrity fundraiser or a "normal" person, the underlying moral of selflessness is still the same - they're just trying to raise money for a good cause.

Jeff Stelling: Men United March Against Prostate Cancer

Angela Culhane | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK Sport
Angela Culhane

Jeff is half way through his ten marathons. And we've got ten years to tame prostate cancer. With a man dying of it every hour, it's not just an epic journey, it's a race against time.

Dad Embarks On Ambitious Challenge For Toddler With Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Parents

A determined dad has set himself a week-long fitness challenge to raise money for two Down's syndrome charities. Tim Heyes, from Cardiff, is dad to Au...

Moving Legs, Money and Minds

Harriet Symes | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK
Harriet Symes

In October I was moved enough by this feeling to go and learn more and offer what I could in terms of help in the Calais refugee camp. Although I learnt a huge amount about the conditions of the camp and individual's traumas, I felt bewildered and lost and spent most of the 10 days that I was there, feeling like I was merely witnessing the situation rather than doing anything much to make it better.

Amanda Holden Let Her Kids Dress Her For A Very Good Reason

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Parents

Amanda Holden, Jamelia, Stephen Mangan and other celebrities have traded in their stylists and let their children dress them for a day as part of a ne...

Girl, 5, Partially Paralysed After Practising Gymnastics At Home

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents

An at-home gymnastics session took a devastating turn when a five-year-old girl suffered spinal injuries that left her paralysed from the waist down. ...

Your Planet Needs You

Simon Cowell MBE | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Simon Cowell MBE

Almost 40 years ago a local wildlife rescuer arrived on my doorstep with a seagull. It had one wing and had been languishing in a bath somewhere in Surrey. It was my 'patient zero'. Since then, what started as a hobby to take my mind off a stressful city career, has become a lifelong calling.

Boy, 11, Has No Immune System

SWNS | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Parents

An eleven-year-old boy suffers from a rare condition that has left him with no immune system. Jack Buchanan suffers from tricho hepato enteric (TH...

From Zero to Hero - Using Volunteering to Change Your Life

Kenny Brown | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK
Kenny Brown

After feeling like an outsider in society, doing this sort of thing is a way of being part of the community and starting to follow a normal way of life. I'd tell anyone to do it, and use it as a positive way to develop themselves whilst supporting a great cause. That's the reason behind it all at the end of the day, and the sense of achievement is second to none.

The Crowdfunding Revolution

Sir Clive Sinclair | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Tech
Sir Clive Sinclair

I find it hard to imagine a bigger change coming over entrepreneurship that we are witnessing right now, courtesy of Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and several other companies in this growing financial arena.

Mum's Brave Campaign For Child Who Died From What She Thought Was A Chest Infection

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Parents

A mother whose five-year-old daughter died from an illness that initially appeared to be nothing more than a "simple chest infection", has launched a ...

This Archers Plotline Inspired People To Give Thousands To Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

A donations page setup on behalf of a fictional character from the world's longest-running radio soap opera has raised over £11,000 for a domestic vi...

Running Home From Rome

Laura Maisey | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Sport
Laura Maisey

In October 2014, I started attending Project Awesome workouts at the crack of dawn, run by Danny Bent. Shortly after I joined, a guy called Dave joine...

One Of Alan Rickman's Final Acts Is Helping Refugees With Just One Click

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

One of stage and screen legend Alan Rickman's final performances was to voice an innovative charity video that helps fundraise through views on YouTub...

2016: The Year Fundraising Must Change Forever

Ben Carter | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Ben Carter

Last year was an annus horribilis for many fundraisers. The perfect storm of media criticism, regulatory changes and public disquiet were intensely challenging for charities - but this now presents us with a once in a generation opportunity to radically remake the fundraising sector.

If Charities Are to Thrive in 2016 Listening to Supporters Will Be Vital

John Low | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
John Low

In 2015 charities were put under greater scrutiny - and attack - than in recent memory. Under such circumstances it would be easy to be gloomy, even to fear that charities are facing an existential threat.

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.

Students Raised $6k For Starbucks Worker To Say Thank You For Her Constant Support

The Huffington Post UK | Jasmin Gray | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University of Kentucky have raised more than $6,000 this Christmas for a woman who works in the Starbucks on campus. Almost 600 pe...