Since 2011, I have been striving to fill the budget gap for Solace through a music fundraiser called Rock Against Violence. Now in its sixth year, Rock Against Violence has turned into Solace's annual flagship fundraising event. The event is organised and run by a group of volunteers who share the passion in our belief that we truly have the power to change.
Swimming is a beautiful sport. It's therapeutic, great for your well-being and gives you a full body workout each time you get in the pool. However, for me, it's an extremely challenging task, but one that I am determined to complete.
You probably haven't Googled grief unless you have experienced it in someway or another... I certainly hadn't. In fact, I would go so far as to say I had no understanding or appreciation for what grief or loss really was, up until the 31st of October 2016.
What happens when the state takes a backseat in matters of health and welfare? Roll back the clock to Victorian times and you find an answer: voluntary organisations step in and attempt to fill the breach. Often referred to by historians as the 'age of philanthropy', the nineteenth century witnessed an extraordinary growth in this sector.
If ever an industry has been misunderstood, it is gaming. The stereotypical gamer is a teenage boy playing violent games in his bedroom. But the reality could not be further from the truth. The community is close knit, supportive and keenly socially conscious.
A girl with childhood cancer has turned to social media to try and raise £200,000 to pay for life-saving treatment in America
Research has broken the sound barrier. Research has produced plants that can tolerate drought. Research has made space exploration a feasible reality. Research makes the impossible, possible and one day, research will beat blood cancer.
One of the most common myths I have to address time and again about domestic violence is the idea that it is rare. Even though
Since my wife's death, I've been ticking off the bucket list which she wrote many years ago. As we had children so young, she had planned our worldwide adventure for when they had flown the nest. Of course back then we had no idea she would never be able to fulfil her dream.