Bell Fundraising News

Archive: May - 2017

ASK - Action for Street Kids thank Payroll donors

ASK - Action for Street Kids thank Payroll donors

Posted On: 25/05/17

Action for Street Kids works for children who are homeless and abandoned, living on the streets of cities in the UK and overseas and for children forcibly abducted and made to fight in conflicts around the world by armed groups.  Read more about Ask projects: http://www.action4streetkids.org.uk/projects/

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Categories: Make a Difference

See the difference Blindcare charities are making to voters.

See the difference Blindcare charities are making to voters.

Posted On: 19/05/17

Established in 1987 and celebrating 30 years of support, Blindcare is a consortium of charities working for blind and visually impaired people.  See some of the ways in which these charities fight for equal rights.  The right to vote independently, and in secret, is a cornerstone of our democracy. Yet blind and partially sighted voters continue to face unacceptable barriers to exercising their democratic right to vote in secret.   Read more   

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Categories: Together for Change

Call for further support for Deaf people’s mental health in the UK

Call for further support for Deaf people’s mental health in the UK

Posted On: 16/05/17

As many as two in three Deaf people in the UK struggle with mental health problems, but most find it too difficult to access psychological therapy.

Today, new guidance from the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) and Deaf health charity SignHealth, calls for an urgent improvement to deaf people’s access to mental health services.

Despite having poorer mental health than the rest of the population, the 60,000 people across the UK who use sign language as their main language...

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Categories: Friends at Work

New Diamond award for 30% employee participation

New Diamond award for 30% employee participation

Posted On: 11/05/17

We are delighted to announce that this year sees some changes coming to the Payroll Giving Quality Mark Awards which will please many and make these prestigious “Marks” an even bigger and better driving force for employers to maximise the number of their employees who give.

Payroll Giving turned 30 in April, so to celebrate this we are launching a Diamond Payroll Giving Quality Mark Award, available from 2018, to all those companies who have 30% or more employees giving from their pay.

The...

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Categories: General

YMCA responds to joint committee report on the role of education in mental health support

YMCA responds to joint committee report on the role of education in mental health support

Posted On: 05/05/17

YMCA England & Wales responds today (2 May 2017) to the Education and Health Committees’ joint report on the role of education on the mental health of children and young people.

Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of YMCA England & Wales, said: “The committees are right to recognise the important role of schools in children and young people’s mental health. The nationwide research we conducted for the #IAMWHOLE campaign showed more than half (59%) of young people who experience stigma as a...

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Categories: Giving for Futures