UK Fundraising

Fundraising Lessons From My Child

Alison Hosie | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents
Alison Hosie

On the way home from school, having clearly thought about this all day, he asked me if he could ask his friends to donate money to Nepal rather than to give him presents at his upcoming birthday party. Alasdair also wanted to donate some money from his own piggy bank.

Moreish Butterscotch Walnut Blondies Recipe

Miranda Gore Browne | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Gore Browne

Packed with white chocolate, walnuts and brown sugar this tray-bake is quick and simple to make as a delicious tea-time treat. The fudge bakes to create delicious butterscotch morsels that are moreishly good in every mouthful!

Why I'm Fundraising for My Student Newspaper

Amy Wong | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Amy Wong

I wouldn't be the person who I am today without Nouse and I suspect a lot of people who were a part of it in the past wouldn't be where they are now without it either. I'm indebted to Nouse and extremely grateful for the opportunities it's given me. That's why I'm so keen for our fundraising to be a success.

Lets Talk About "Chugging"

Luke Cameron | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Luke Cameron

Just like putting that red cross on the ballot paper; you have a choice. We live in a democratic country where you are free and able to vote for whichever party you feel will benefit your life. Do the same with charity; donate to the ones you want to, not the ones that tell you that you should.

I Hate What Katie Did So Here's a Quid...

Jill Finch | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Jill Finch

I'm a parent of a daughter on the autistic spectrum and I've been through the agonies of being stared at, feeling completely alone, being called a bad parent and the terrible guilty relief of a diagnosis...

These Beautiful Pictures Are Helping Support The Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK

Nepal has been devastated by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck on 25 April, wiping out whole villages, destroying landmarks and killing at lea...

£20k Raised To Fly British Gymnast Home After She Was Paralysed Following Balcony Fall

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More than £20,000 has been raised for a British gymnast who is stranded in Spain after she was paralysed from the chest down when she fell 50ft from ...

State of Donation

Jo Barnett | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Barnett

The fundraisers' achievements show that you do not need to be a large organisation or have deep pockets to start a mass movement. Something quirky, different and that stands out from the crowd, backed by a little bit of social media, can raise a considerable following and significant funds.

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.