Sadly, thousands of children are taken into emergency care every year. Karen set up the Buddy Bag Foundation to help ease their transition...
Charities and organisations rely on volunteering, but most of us don't think we can find the time. Joanne tells us why volunteering benefits us as well.
With Lunchbowl Network, 33p goes a long way… What can possibly be more fundamental to life than food on the table each day and clean water to drink? In the UK most of us take both of those for granted, and try to forget that in some parts of the world, there are children who […]
As charities become more demanding, Di explains how she'll keep on giving... on her own terms.
Some love it, some hate it - three of our authors give us their take on second-hand shopping...
How a garage sale safari can bring communities together…
Headway's great work helps with the long-ranging effects of brain injuries.
Create works with some of society’s most vulnerable groups. Nicky Goulder is Co-Founder and Chief Executive of creative arts charity Create. The charity uses the power of the creative arts to transform the lives of society’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people. In 2013, Nicky was recognised as Clarins Most Dynamisante Woman of the Year and […]
Nepal is a desperately poor country and life is tough, but much tougher for women and incredibly more so for widows. If the women there do not receive any help, nothing will change and children will continue to be abandoned and ‘given-up’ by their widowed mothers. The idea for the book project was simple – we […]
We hear about two remarkable women who have been helped by Breadline Africa Breadline Africa is a registered charity whose aim is to connect people who are struggling to achieve the most basic living conditions with others who are more fortunate and in a position to make a difference, focusing on children and young people […]
British volunteer Emily Wilbourn tells us what International Women’s Day means to the women of Burkina Faso Did you know 8th March is International Women’s Day? I have to admit that, for me, this date elicited little more than a fleeting moment of recognition. How such a day, one that the UN has been celebrating […]
A personal and unlikely story from Lee Gough as to how she became CEO of this inspirational charity. In 1996, at the age of 45, following a divorce and seeing my youngest daughter safely into school, I realised it was time to do something for myself. I enrolled for a foundation course at the local […]
MBH has been providing specialist conductive education services to children with motor disabilities for more than ten years The centre is very experienced with conditions such as athetoid and ataxia, dyspraxia, hypotone and hemiplegia, attracting families from across the UK. Services are delivered via daily sessions, intensive blocks and an outreach programme in schools in […]
Parents helping Parents – Women helping Women Home-Start Herefordshire is one of over 300 local Home-Starts spread right across the UK; forming one of the UK’s leading family support charities. Working with fragile families in times of distress; making them strong again and preventing crisis. In an ideal world Home-Start wouldn’t be needed – but […]