UK Fundraising

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...

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...