Posted On: 13/03/19
Lying in a warm bed listening to storm Gareth can make you anxious but just imagine how frightening it is for those living on our streets!
Shelter defend the right to a safe home — with individuals, in communities, across society. This poem by one of their young supporters illustrates their work. Your tax free Payroll Giving donation to support this fantastic charity will help the homeless. Lets bring them in from the storm.
Posted On: 20/02/19
Jo was devastated when she found out chemotherapy meant that she would lose her hair. She shares her tips on managing hair loss.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2017 at the age of 39 after finding a lump in my left breast. The day I was diagnosed will be etched in my memory forever. I was scared but determined to get through my diagnosis.
Posted On: 21/01/19
We are absolutely delighted to present our new charity consortium – Charity Stars. Our consortium have been an amazing successful way for employees to spread their Payroll Giving (Give As You Earn) donation across multiple charitable organisations. Regular donations enable these charities to plan and continue their work impacting on thousands of individuals.
We are looking forward to sharing the details of this latest consortium with our employers and their...
Posted On: 07/11/18
Payroll Giving hits £133 million last year reports the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations. That's an increase of £3.5 million in the last 12 months. Fantastic news for charities. Read more
Posted On: 31/10/18
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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...
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 >>
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...
Posted On: 25/04/16
The wonderful Davina McCall hosts this ever popular bike ride through the Sussex countryside.
Ride for a reason on this female-friendly ride and join our celebrity ambassador and TV presenter Davina McCall on this bike ride raising funds for sick babies and children. Davina, aka 'Superwoman', will be there in person to set every rider off on their way, and then she will ride the 68-mile route to try to catch you up! This ride is predominantly female but men are welcome if they can keep...
Posted On: 18/04/16
Ann Coxon was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2014. Eighteen months on, she describes her hope for the future.
A strange thing happened to me on Mother's Day this year. I got my period. Not normally something to write home about, but after a year-long chemotherapy-related pause, and at the age of nearly 43, it took me by surprise. I don't yet know if it will be a one-off, or whether my ovaries will manage to resume their normal function, or if my hormones will rise from...
Posted On: 11/04/16
We are pleased to announce that a Muscular Dystrophy UK funded study examining the effect of Duchenne muscular dystrophy on the brain is now open for recruitment.
In this study, Professor Volker Straub and his team at the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre, Newcastle University, are investigating how a lack of dystrophin protein affects brain structure and function in people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Psychological problems such as attention deficit and learning...
Posted On: 04/04/16
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation have launched four brand new swimming badges, backed by Olympic legend Sharon Davies, to encourage families to get active, keep their lungs healthy and raise funds for the charity.
Participants can choose to take part in either the one mile, five miles, ten miles or marathon swimming badge, which can be completed in one go or throughout a month, The challenge is flexible so that individuals can decide what month they would like to complete their swim and...
Posted On: 29/03/16
A future in which the sound quality of telephone calls can be personalised to suit individual hearing ability has moved a stage closer. The Goshawk Speech Platform is an innovative technology that modifies the sound of calls to match the specific hearing requirements of the individual telephone user. It aims to make speech clearer for people with mild to severe hearing loss. The technology works by modifying the signal before it reaches the phone so there is no adjustment needed to the...
Posted On: 14/03/16
Researchers from Newcastle University together with Pfizer have identified four new proteins that are higher in the blood of people with Duchenne, Becker and limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) compared to levels in unaffected people. These potential biomarkers could help to monitor the progression of the conditions as well as measure the response to treatment.
According to the authors of the study, with new therapies progressing towards clinical trials, there is a real need for more...
Posted On: 07/03/16
The day our twin girls were diagnosed with Down’s syndrome it felt like a life sentence. That day, I didn’t feel like a mother. I just felt lost and confused. I had bleak visions of the future. I thought we’d be carers until we dropped dead.
How different our world looks now. I’m looking forward to spending Mother’s Day this year with my beautiful children – I won’t be relaxing, but that’s life when you have three little ones! I’m happy to be able to celebrate the day as an...
Posted On: 22/02/16
Posted On: 08/02/16
Action Medical Research are funding more than 75 vital research projects across the UK to help save and change children's lives.
In Aberdeen, Professor Colin McCaig is investigating whether a revolutionary new approach to surgery might give children affected by cataracts better eyesight than is currently possible. Around 200 babies are born with cataracts each year in the UK. They can develop blurred or misty vision, or even go blind.
Posted On: 07/12/15
The sum, which will be doubled to £300,000 thanks to the Treasury’s commitment to match every pound raised by the appeal, will go toward helping seriously ill children and their families at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
The Give to GOSH campaign has...
Posted On: 20/11/15
Trailblazer and fundraiser, Michaela Hollywood has been recognised in the BBC’s list of the 100 most inspirational women for 2015.
Twenty-five-year-old Michaela, from Crossgar, County Down, has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
A few highlights of things she has achieved include:
• Creating the first Trailblazers campaign group for young disabled people, inspiring a nationwide network of over 600 people across the UK
• Raising over £10,000 for the charity through various events, including...
Posted On: 09/10/15
'The teachers that were good didn’t make me feel different from my friends – they just put things in place to make my day easier.
The support I received during my education has helped me to become the person I am today - I left school with very high self-esteem and went on to Higher education.'
Read about Katie's experience of mainstream school: http://ow.ly/T4YV2
Posted On: 05/10/15
Posted On: 25/09/15
The GOSH Bake it Better bake off is heating up! Today, the charity’s Brand Marketing team stepped up with a lemon cheesecake, brownies, a Bakewell tart and a chocolate and Baileys cake among the entries.
Inspired? Holding a Bake it Better bake sale at your office this October is easy – and fun! Sign up your bake sale today and we’ll send you a FREE fundraising pack full of bunting, a donation box, balloons, recipes and cake toppers: http://gosh.sh/1KBMeHQ
Posted On: 23/09/15
4th October is World Animal Day - the aim of which is to celebrate animals by making the world a better place for all animals.
Together for Animals is the only animal charities consortium - ideal for those wishing to support a cause that covers a wide range of animal welfare issues both in the UK and in the world’s poorest communities.
Please help Together for Animals and the animals we work with by supportimg World Animal Day.
Remember that supporters will be helping not just one...
Posted On: 18/09/15
“It was very special to meet the amazing staff, children and families at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Tana and I are delighted to announce our support for this extraordinary place through The Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation.”
Gordon and Tana Ramsay met patients and staff as they announced a new partnership between The Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, aiming to raise vital funds to support the hospital. The couple spent the morning...
Posted On: 08/09/15
Sam Evans has recorded a Radio 4 Appeal for Sound Seekers charity. Sam is the deaf winner of Big brother 2013. For details of the appeal listen to BBC Radio 4 on the following dates:
First broadcast: Sunday 13th September 2015 at 07:55
1st rpt: Sunday 13th September 2015 at 21:26
2nd rpt: Thursday 17th September 2015 at 15:27
Posted On: 06/07/15
The earthquake hit hard to capital city, Kathmandu. We on the
other sides of Kathmandu, whom survied without any lost and
scratch of wound gather to help people who need immediate relief.
For few days whole Kathmandu valley was on stand stil, people
were tented outside the open ground. Nothing is happening, just
anticipating what might happen next, how big earthquake will
come...what will be the...
Posted On: 09/01/19
We are absolutely delighted to present our new charity consortium – Charity Stars. Our consortium have been an amazing successful way for employees to spread their Payroll Giving ( Give As You Earn) donation across multiple charitable organisations. Regular donations enable these charities to plan and continue their work impacting on thousands of individuals.
We are looking forward to sharing the details of this latest consortium with our employers and...