UK Fundraising

Wishing You All a Very Happy Wear It Pink Day

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Baroness Delyth Morgan

Today is the day that hundreds of thousands of supporters, scientists and people affected by breast cancer across the UK embark on a common and colourful mission, striving passionately to beat this dreadful disease through funding ground-breaking research.

Confessions of a Charity Leader: Big vs Small

Alex Smith | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK
Alex Smith

The vast majority of smaller charities are parent led and born out of a desire to have some element of control over a situation that is often out of their control and with little hope. ..

Hashtag Fundraising - Do We Really Give More?

Rachael White | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Rachael White

Due to our increasingly mediatised lives, we are craving ways to relate to the world around us which feel meaningful. Allowing ourselves to become part of a movement allows us the illusion of being more involved with the charity than simply handing over money.

Stephen Sutton's Fundraising Legacy: How to Spend £5,000,000

Alice Corr | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Corr

£5,000,000 is an awful lot of money, but its value is way beyond the number of noughts in the figure. The contribution that Stephen Sutton's legacy will make to improving the quality of life and chances of survival to young people across the UK is inestimable.

Conformed to the Ice, Rice, Rubble Bucket Challenge?

Rima Amin | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rima Amin

"Those doing the "Ice Bucket Challenge" are just trying to fit in." - These are the words of critiques. But if this raising awareness and donating to charity is becoming a trend - Why wouldn't people want to be part of that and why would should they receive criticism for doing so?

Famously Charitable - Why Charities Still Need Celebrity Support

Rachel Braier | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Rachel Braier

Celebrity endorsement may not have been the key driver in their decision, but the fact that these celebrities are creating chatter around charity X, may well have been a contributing factor, albeit on a subconscious level.

The C-word: What to Do, When You Don't Know What to Do

Julia Krepska | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Krepska

When we find out that a friend or relative has cancer, it often brings out the best, or the worst, in us. It can turn us into super-attentive, meal-making, help-giving super mates, or send us shuffling, scared, in the opposite direction.

Facebook Likes Don't Fight Cancer, Action Does

Sal Lahoud | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sal Lahoud

Be it those ubiquitous 'cancer selfies' or the bemusing proliferation of posts saying 'If you hate cancer, like this', this is a disease that provokes us to do something, even if that something is utterly trivial.

BBC Children in Need Raises £49.6million!

David Ramsden | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK
David Ramsden

Today is an important day for BBC Children in Need as we announce the final total for our Appeal 2013. Since our big night in November our fundraisers and partners have continued to support us by sending in the money they raised...

Cash-Obsessed and Emotionally Manipulative: Have the Public Had Enough of Charity Marketing?

Natalie Nezhati | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Natalie Nezhati

With so much uncertainty surrounding their funding, charities are feeling real pressure to secure donations but emotionally manipulative advertising strategies can cause more than just irritation. They risk saturating us with so much suffering that we end up tuning out completely.

Living Below the Line: Day Two

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

Today is Day 2 of Living below the line. Yesterday's food came in at an astounding 61p, which I can't quite believe is possible...

Living Below the Line

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

Myself and my regional team are joining thousands of people across the world by taking part in the Live Below the Line Challenge. For 5 days, we will be living on £1 a day for food and drink, with the aim of raising funds for Oxfam, to help improve the lives of the world's poorest, at home and abroad...

Big Wave Surfer Dave Kalama, CrossFit Athletes, Walkers Sweat for Cystic Fibrosis

Philip White | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip White

When siblings Audrey and Jack DuCharme are healthy, they need a breathing treatment each day. Then there's the multiple inhaled medications, the doctors' checkups, and the fear that if they get a cold - which most of us would dismiss as a sniffle - it could put them in hospital, or at least require four daily treatments.

Can We Bottle Motivation?

Sue Dewey | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Sue Dewey

I can honestly say that I am motivated by many different things - my family, my friends, a good book, a nice glass of wine, my favourite meal (frankl...

Cambridge Student Starts Campaign To Fundraise £5k To Charter A Helicopter - To His Sister's Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Forget raising money for cancer, or life-saving treatments, one Cambridge University student is hoping to raise £5,000 to pay for a private helicopte...

The Last Holiday Snaps Of Cancer Teen Stephen Sutton Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

Poignant images of inspirational cancer victim Stephen Sutton enjoying his last holiday have emerged as his fundraising total soared past £4m in the ...

Google Has £3.2M (And A Barrel Of Monkeys) For Charities With Big Tech Ideas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Tech

Technology giant Google is offering UK charities £3.2 million in exchange for innovative ideas, in a new competition. The Google Impact Challenge ...

Recognising the Value of Volunteers to Breast Cancer Campaign

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Baroness Delyth Morgan

This wonderful occasion gives us the opportunity to thank just a few of our many supporters for their outstanding achievements and dedicated support over the past year, and is, without doubt, one of my favourite events in the Breast Cancer Campaign calendar.

PM Takes Selfie With 'Amazing Inspiration' Stephen Sutton

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

The Prime Minister has paid a private visit to a teenage cancer patient who has raised more than £3 million for charity while battling the disease. ...

Teen 'Turning To Stone' As She Has Second Skeleton Growing Inside Her

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who is slowly become a living statue as her muscles turn to bone, effectively meaning she has a second skeleton growing inside her, is figh...

Business Needs Innovation in Making Money and Giving to Charity

Polly Gowers OBE | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Polly Gowers OBE

Anyone who wants to be successful in business needs to stay ahead of the game, that's why I've built my career around innovation. From the early days of competing in equestrian competitions and progressing to training and selling horses, I then learned the ropes of internet marketing and set up my own company in my garden shed...

LOOK: Tony The Fridge Calls It A Day After Double Marathon Effort

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Sport

A charity runner has completed back-to-back London Marathons while carrying a fridge. Tony Phoenix-Morrison, known as Tony the Fridge, ran the cour...

Next Time You Find Yourself Staring at the Night Sky, Remember Those of Us Who Can't Enjoy It

Joe Churcher | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK
Joe Churcher

So why go to the Sahara at all? Simple - to help find a way to halt this infuriating disease in its tracks by raising money for research into finding a cure or at least a treatment to slow its progress. Defying varying degrees of sight loss right up to almost total darkness, a group of us are trying to trek 100km across the Moroccan desert in aid of RP Fighting Blindness.

What #nomakeupselfie Meant to Breast Cancer Campaign

Baroness Delyth Morgan | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK
Baroness Delyth Morgan

In a world where everyone is so busy and constantly on the go, it's very rare that we get to stop and think about the things that are important to us. Last week, it was refreshing to see a campaign which cut through the noise and saw people come together to take action for a very worthy cause.

Award Winning Student Newspaper in Funding Crisis

Leo Garbutt | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

Leeds Student is valued by students and is an asset to the reputation of both Leeds University Union and the University. Going forward, this must be recognised by the Union.