UK Fundraising

Warwick University Rowers Rock The Boat With Their New 2016 Naked Calendar

The Huffington Post UK | Liam Marchant | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Members of the Warwick University rowing club have rocked the boat yet again with the release of a brand new naked calendar. Hoping to fund their ...

10-Year-Old Raises £50k For Charity Just By Busking

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents

A ten-year-old violinist has hit her fundraising target of £50,000 for a children's charity just through busking. Madison Glinski reached the high...

My Life With a Genetic Disorder

Millie Hawes | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Millie Hawes

I have a genetic condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy which basically means I have exceptionally weak muscles all over, so I can't walk, am totally dependent on an electric wheelchair and need 24 hour care support to live independently, but I don't want to be seen as anyone special and I'm certainly not looking for sympathy.

Is Greater Accountability the Answer?

Kate Elliott | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

With this weeks announced closure of 'Kids Company', I'm left wondering what can be put in place to help prevent harm to vulnerable young people when ...

How Charities Are Using Data to Make Big Changes

Carlos Miranda | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Tech
Carlos Miranda

Blindly investing time and money into adopting these new technologies can be just as risky as not investing in them at all. There's no one-size-fits-all model, and charities should not be making these difficult decisions in the dark. So how can charities know which changes to make to ensure digital fundraising success for their organisations?

A Challenge for Modern Charities

Mark Flannagan | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Mark Flannagan

I hope that a year from now we will look back on this period as a turning point. As a time when our sector met the challenge raised by some bad practices by rooting them out. I hope that future polling will show that the public appreciates our response and that trust and confidence is on the rise.

Ashamed to Be a Fundraiser - Let's Hold Up a Mirror to the Fundraising Profession

Michelle Wright | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Michelle Wright

Let's hope that this terrible press for fundraising has a genuinely good legacy and that in the charitable business we do hold up a mirror and start to see some change. Olive Cooke needs to be remembered, and that's for sure....

What 57 Seconds of Shaking Left Behind - A Visit to Nepal

Philip Goodwin | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

Standing in Chautara village, I got a 360 degree view of rubble-lined streets, buildings that had been yanked from their foundations and homes teetering off the hilltops. This is the true scale of devastation left by the Nepal earthquake.

Toddler With Extreme Fear Of Eating Can Only Be Fed Via Tube

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Parents

The parents of a toddler who has such an extreme fear of eating that she can only be fed through a tube, are fundraising to get their daughter life ch...

Cyclist To Tackle Tour De France On A Chopper (Yes Really)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dave Sims isn't your average Tour de France contender and that's mainly due to his vehicle of choice. You see, Sims won't be riding the 2,087 mile ...

Crying Is Not Weak

Naomi Barrow | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

I'm slowly learning that crying and being upset are not a signs of weakness - they are simply emotions like any other. They are natural human reactions to difficult situations. Everyone has times when they are upset, when they cry, when they completely break down and sob into their pillow.

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 27.06.2015 | 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 23.06.2015 | 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 22.06.2015 | 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 16.06.2015 | 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 16.06.2015 | 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...