Bell Fundraising News

Archive: May - 2016

Running a marathon to raise money for charity isn't for everyone

Posted On: 30/05/16

Childlife have been looking for more enjoyable ways for you to support them this summer. How about hosting a Barbecue for a group of friends and asking them to make a donation to them, instead of bringing you wine or flowers? Raise money for charity and enjoy a meal with friends. The new and easy way to raise money for your favourite charity by having friends over for a meal. Find out here >>

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Categories: Smile a Minute , Friends at Work , Make a Difference , Together for Change

Jamie proves change can be made with the right support

Posted On: 23/05/16

Jamie Miller, 23, is an Apprentice Youth Worker at West Kent YMCA. In this personal blog, he talks about how his local YMCA has helped him to overcome his mental health issues and rebuild his life.

It was after I began working as an Apprentice Youth Worker at YMCA that I finally realised the changes in my life and the influences that had developed me into the young man I am today.

I was 15 when mum and dad split up and 17 when I was kicked out of home. I had no choice but to sleep rough,...

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Categories: Giving for Futures

Cancer Drugs Fund changes deeply concerning, say charities

Posted On: 16/05/16

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation are one of 15 cancer charities who have signed a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron expressing their concern about new plans for approving innovative cancer medicines for the NHS in England.

Fifteen cancer charities have said they are "deeply concerned" about new plans for approving innovative cancer medicines for the NHS in England. In a letter to the prime minister, the charities said many drugs would "now struggle to gain approval". The medicines...

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Categories: Charity News

Seven secrets of a great Cake Break

Posted On: 09/05/16

Hannah held a magnificent Cake Break last year and had lot of fun raising money to help stop MS. MS Society UK caught up with Hannah, who has relapsing remitting MS, to see what the secret to her success was.

"My family and friends were amazingly generous with their money and their baking skills," Hannah said. "I think other people should host a Cake Break and use the excuse to eat delicious cakes and raise money for a great charity in the process." See more here >>

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Categories: Charity News

Watch Game of Thrones star Kit Harington struggle to land his next big role as a Mencap ambassador.

Posted On: 04/05/16

My cousin Laurent is one of the 1.4 million people with a learning disability in the UK. Growing up with Laurent I know that people with a learning disability have the same hopes and dreams for their lives as all young people do.

However others are sometimes awkward and afraid when it comes to engaging with someone with a learning disability and that means they are often ignored and overlooked.

We need to change this and stop ignoring the talents and contributions that people with a learning...

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Categories: Charity News

There is a "crisis" in children's mental health, reports The Guardian

Posted On: 02/05/16

The crisis in children’s mental health is far worse than most people suspect and we are in danger of “medicalising childhood” by focussing on symptoms rather than causes, the government’s mental health champion for schools has warned. Read the full news story here >>

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Categories: General