UK Fundraising

I'm The Only Paraplegic In The UK To Take Part In The Aspire Channel Swim This Year

Paul Greaves | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Greaves

Swimming is a beautiful sport. It's therapeutic, great for your well-being and gives you a full body workout each time you get in the pool. However, for me, it's an extremely challenging task, but one that I am determined to complete.

The Steps We Take To Try To Conquer Grief

Pete Shaw | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Parents
Pete Shaw

You probably haven't Googled grief unless you have experienced it in someway or another... I certainly hadn't. In fact, I would go so far as to say I had no understanding or appreciation for what grief or loss really was, up until the 31st of October 2016.

Just How Important Are Charity Cake Sales?

Dr Richard Biddle | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Richard Biddle

What happens when the state takes a backseat in matters of health and welfare? Roll back the clock to Victorian times and you find an answer: voluntary organisations step in and attempt to fill the breach. Often referred to by historians as the 'age of philanthropy', the nineteenth century witnessed an extraordinary growth in this sector.

Why Gaming Can Be A Force For Good

Jude Ower | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Tech
Jude Ower

If ever an industry has been misunderstood, it is gaming. The stereotypical gamer is a teenage boy playing violent games in his bedroom. But the reality could not be further from the truth. The community is close knit, supportive and keenly socially conscious.

Ten-Year-Old Makes Powerful Film About 'The C-Word' To Raise Money For Treatment

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Parents

A girl with childhood cancer has turned to social media to try and raise £200,000 to pay for life-saving treatment in America, as she has run out of ...

Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2017

Jack Abrey | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Abrey

Research has broken the sound barrier. Research has produced plants that can tolerate drought. Research has made space exploration a feasible reality. Research makes the impossible, possible and one day, research will beat blood cancer.

Join Refuge On 9 September To Walk4 A World Without Domestic Violence

Sandra Horley CBE | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK
Sandra Horley CBE

One of the most common myths I have to address time and again about domestic violence is the idea that it is rare. Even though social attitudes have ...

Completing My Wife's Bucket List After Losing Her To Dementia At 43

Steve Boryszczuk | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Boryszczuk

Since my wife's death, I've been ticking off the bucket list which she wrote many years ago. As we had children so young, she had planned our worldwide adventure for when they had flown the nest. Of course back then we had no idea she would never be able to fulfil her dream.

Despite Sore Feet And Achy Limbs We Feel A Great Sense Of Achievement

Bill Bailey | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Comedy
Bill Bailey

I've completed the hundred miles with my fellow pilgrim-walkers and despite the sore feet and aching limbs, we all feel a great sense of achievement. We've raised a fair bit for Stand Up To Cancer, and to be walking outdoors in England on the chalk downs or threading your way through ancient woodland is always good for the soul.

Bereaved Grandparents Want To Help More Parents Get The Chance To Change Their Baby's Nappy

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Parents

For most parents changing their baby’s nappy is not one of their most cherished memories, but for those with premature babies, being unable to perfo...

Why I'm Walking 100 Miles For Stand Up To Cancer

Bill Bailey | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Comedy
Bill Bailey

Walking 100 miles in six days will be a challenge, and there will be moments when the body will ache and the spirits may sag, but at times like these I look for inspiration in the words of the great poet and essayist, Edward Thomas who wrote: ' And I rose up, and knew that I was tired, and continued my journey'.

Why You Need To Check Out Authors For Grenfell Tower

Umairah Malik | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Umairah Malik

With so much up for grabs from the likes of Matt Haig, Holly Bourne, Malorie Blackman and other renowned writers, college application counselling, coaching sessions, original manuscripts, mentoring and more, this is a great opportunity to meet or receive something from one of your favourite writers whilst supporting an honourable cause in the process.

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.