UK Fundraising

Stand Together With The People Of London On Saturday Night

Mike Adamson | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK
Mike Adamson

The fund will support people who have been injured, bereaved or traumatised by terror attacks in the UK, helping to alleviate immediate suffering and ensure that victims and their families do not face short-term financial difficulties.

9-Year-Old Writes Heartfelt Letter About Fundraising In Memory Of Brother Who Lived For Just One Day

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Parents

A dad has shared a poignant letter his nine-year-old daughter wrote about remembering her brother who only live for only one day. Peter English, from ...

Why It's Important To Celebrate International Children's Day Every Day

Javed Khan | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

We support these children through services ranging from work in schools, where youngsters learn it's okay to talk and ask for help, to trauma focused practice. Through all our work we make them realise there is help out there, not just on International Children's Day but every day.

Friends Of Manchester Bombing Victim Martyn Hett Are Selling A Fundraising T-Shirt In His Honour

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Style

Friends of Martyn Hett - a victim of the Manchester bombing who captured the nation’s hearts last year for a touching act of love for his mother - h...

H&M UK Converts Plastic Bag Charges In To £1million Cash For Children

Kate Goldman-Toomey | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Style
Kate Goldman-Toomey

Nyapour, from South Sudan, was only 9 when conflict came to her village. Forced to flee with her mum, she described how "I was very frightened by the war. I saw so many people wounded and men shooting guns, it was very bad."

We're Running The London Marathon For Our Best Friend And His Wife

Jack Corbett | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Corbett

With all of us married, having been best men at each other's weddings, it was time to face a new challenge together and the iconic London Marathon seemed like the obvious choice. Training has been tough, but we've stuck to the schedule, fitting in sessions several times a week around the demands of work and family life. And the two of us have met up each Sunday for our weekly long run, getting some miles under our belts ahead of the big day.

Thrill-Seeking Grandpa Becomes World's Oldest Person To Ride A Rollercoaster At 105 Years Old

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Grandfather Jack Reynolds doesn’t like to take things easy on his birthday. Last year he stole our hearts when he got a tattoo - at 104 years old - ...

I'm Crowdfunding For The Croydon Asylum Seeker So The Public Can Help Him Like They Did Me

Bridey Watson | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Bridey Watson

We could see the outpouring of love and shock across the United Kingdom and wanted to facilitate a way for people to channel this love into something that could physically help the boy and show him that he is not alone. So we teamed up and set up the page.

Let's Help Team GB's Paralympians Fulfil Their Dreams In Tokyo

Sudhir Choudhrie | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Sport
Sudhir Choudhrie

UK Sport's decision to strip Wheelchair Rugby of its £750,000 a year funding was a chastening reminder that disabled sport in Britain remains a poor relation, struggling to keep its head above water.

Mud, Sweat And Tears: A Half-Marathon With A Difference

Jonathan Young | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

Running events evoke all sorts of emotions. There's the nerves in the build-up; the desire as you spring from the start line; the agony of over-worked muscles; the flickering between camaraderie and competition.

My Dad. My Hero

Danni Tresadern | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Danni Tresadern

Over the past four years we've watched how the dementia has really started to affect him. He is still Dad and in my mind he always will be. No illness is going to take that away from me. We take each day as it comes. We adapt and we cherish the moments, and the memories of good days.

How We're Helping The Hospital That Saved So Many In The Tunisian Terror Attack

Tony Callaghan | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK
Tony Callaghan

Within a split second everything had changed and suddenly gunfire echoed along the beach. People were screaming in terror and running in a desperate panic to find safety. Nobody really knows how to react when terror hits.

The Wizzybug Wheelchair Giving Toddlers The Freedom To Express Themselves

Fiona Cromwell | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech
Fiona Cromwell

At first glance, Florence appears to be like any other young, carefree toddler. Full of glee, light and mischief. But the toy-like device that she is seated in is not, in fact, a toy. It is a Wizzybug powered wheelchair. Florence was born with a disability which means she cannot walk.

Christmas Pudding Biscuits

Miranda Gore Browne | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Gore Browne

There's a chill in the air and the decorations are going up. It's the time of year for cosy log fires, mulled wine, time for friends and family, an ab...

Why Our Families Are Really Not Welcome At Scottish Events

Laura Rutherford | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Rutherford

One issue that affects us daily is a lack of fully accessible toilets, which is why we campaign for Changing Places toilets. Something in all honesty, we shouldn't have to campaign or fight for. We invest so much of our little spare time trying to convince Scottish companies to do the right thing,

London Bands Are Changing Lives, One Phone Call At A Time

Judy Kawaguchi | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Judy Kawaguchi

Tickets are on sale now, or click here to make a donation to Solace Women's Aid. Telephones can save lives, but only if there is someone on the other...

Cambridge's Fittest Athletes Strip For Refugees In Naked Blues Calendar

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The legendary Warwick rowers better watch out - their reputation as the buffest (and most charitable) students in the UK could be in danger. Indeed, ...

The National Museum For African American History And Culture: Through a Black-British lens

Paul Reid | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Paul Reid

The struggle to establish Black Cultural Archives took over three decades. The NMAAHC in the United States has been 100 years in the making; however the feat has left me with an indelible mark of what is possible for Black-led organisations here; but there are some major lessons to learn to make our own mark...

Three Great Examples Of Innovation In The Charity Sector

Robin Boles | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Robin Boles

Over the last ten years charities have lost more than £3.2bn in grants from government. More recently, public trust in the third sector has plummeted...

How Do You Celebrate A Dead Person's Birthday?

Naomi Barrow | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

24th September, Mum's 54th birthday (or do you stop counting when someone dies?) passed, just as every other day has. People often say that they hope their loved ones are celebrating wherever they are but I'm not sure I believe in heaven, or an afterlife. I'm not sure I believe that Mum is alive in another world, space or time. I think she's probably just dead. But her spirit and everything she's taught us will live on in us.

Cure All Diseases - Is This The End Of Philanthropy As We Know It?

Michelle Wright | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK
Michelle Wright

Mega philanthropy can successfully co-exist with public support, and in joining up resources we are likely to be able to achieve more, allowing for a more democratic and competitive access to funds, and perhaps most importantly in the areas of poverty and inequality.

Crowdfunding Tips From DatePlay's Funding Journey

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Tech
Vana C. Koutsomitis

We have had valuable support and feedback from both investors and the public and thought it would be worthwhile to compile some 'top tips' for creating a successful crowdfunding campaign.

How Much Do You Really Know About Charities?

Sarah Atkinson | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK
Sarah Atkinson

The key message is that people shouldn't be put off donating to charity because of the actions of a few. However, everyone has a key role to play if we are to keep the role of charities at the heart of society and maintain (or increase!) the high levels of volunteering and donations made by the generous British public.

Let's Walk4 A World Without Domestic Violence

Sandra Horley CBE | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Horley CBE

To the outside world, because they do not immediately dash for the door, women trapped by their abusive partners may seem submissive. In fact, they are resisting - they adopt survival techniques and actively find ways of coping. An abused woman fights, relentlessly, to keep herself and her children safe.

Mum Criticised By Strangers Who Mistake Child's Rare Condition For Sunburn

Caters | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: Contains images of a skin condition, which some readers may find graphic. A mum has been forced to defend her parenting skills against repea...