UK Fundraising

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...

Charity Is a Broken Funding Model

Lewis Worrow | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

In my experience, most people with money have no reason to feel guilty or proud, and many are neither particularly smart or greedy either. Instead, th...

Family Race To Raise £100,000 So Terminally Ill Dad Can Have Alternative Cancer Treatment

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The friends and family of a man dying of a very rare stomach cancer are racing against the clock to raise £100,000 so he can receive alternative canc...

Off-Grid Parents Want To Fundraise £100,000 To Become Self-Sufficient

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mum and dad who appeared on ‘This Morning’ to discuss their “off-grid” parenting style are trying to raise £100,000 to help them become “...

Brexit: Time for Charities to Show Leadership

Martin Barrow | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK
Martin Barrow

We have opened Pandora's box: whatever happens next our relationship with the EU has fundamentally changed so we are at a reset moment for our country. That moment is crying out for a movement for positive change and the voluntary sector should be leading it.

Changing the Way We Fundraise

Devi Clark | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK
Devi Clark

"I used to work for the Cats Protection League," said Mark Salway, leaning back in his chair with a smile. "The fundraising team ran a big campaign to raise money for a cat called Scrunchy, which did well. But, I pointed out to them, that this 'restricted funding' could only be used for a cat called Scrunchy, or we'd be breaking the law!

What to Do When Your Friend's Child Dies

Samir Dawlatly | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samir Dawlatly

Deprived of the time, due to family and work commitments as well as logistics, to be of practical help to Chris and Jane, Charlotte's mum and dad, we struggled to think of what we could do to support them and their wider families. In the end we decided to do what came naturally; be creative, bossy and try to organise people.

This Dad Gave His Six-Year-Old The Most Precious Gift

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Parents

A six-year-old boy who suffers from a rare syndrome has been given a new lease of life thanks to his father who donated his kidney. Ralph Frost, from ...

Teen Launches Canine Cancer Fund After Touching Tweet Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An Essex teen has pulled at the internet's heartstrings by sharing touching throwback photos chronicling his dog's battle with canine cancer. Jack Ric...

Teen Who Uses Pocket Money To Feed Homeless Reveals Even Bigger Plans

SWNS | George Bowden | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A kind-hearted teen who spends his pocket money on feeding the homeless is seeking funding to open up a soup kitchen - to help feed even more. Hamish...

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...