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GOSH Rare conjoined twins separated - Payroll Giving Charity star

GOSH Rare conjoined twins separated - Payroll Giving Charity star

Posted On: 21/08/19

A set of twins joined at the top of the head have been successfully separated following pioneering surgery at GOSH.

Separating sisters Safa and Marwa Ullah required three major operations totalling more than 50 hours of surgery time. The surgeries took place over a four-month period and involved a 100-strong team.

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GOSH - Plan a play date and continue donating with Payroll Giving

GOSH - Plan a play date and continue donating with Payroll Giving

Posted On: 25/06/19

Did you know, GOSH Charity funds a team of 45 play workers and play specialists who help around 300–400 children and families at GOSH each day?

The team brings fun into the hospital while helping to ease fears and concerns. They let children be children, helping them to feel comfortable and relaxed while working with them to prepare for life-saving treatment and surgery.

To celebrate and help fund the work that the GOSH Play team does, we're inviting the nation to host a play date between...

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Payroll Giving shows you care!

Payroll Giving shows you care!

Posted On: 21/05/19

Its #Carersweek 10 - 16th June.   One in three unpaid carers (32 per cent) looking after a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill has felt lonely or isolated because they are uncomfortable talking to friends about their caring role.  A further third (32 per cent) say they feel socially isolated at work because of their caring responsibilities.  

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Payroll Giving supporting the environment

Payroll Giving supporting the environment

Posted On: 21/05/19

World Environment Day is held on Wednesday June 5th 2019, and is on June 5th every year. It isn’t a public holiday, it is an environmental awareness day, run by the United Nations. It is sometimes also unofficially called Eco Day or Environment Day. The aim of the Day is to raise awareness of the environment and specific environmental issues.  Read more and find out how you can make a positive impact.

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Payroll Giving tree-mendous boost for Woodland Trust - Tree of the Year

Payroll Giving tree-mendous boost for  Woodland Trust - Tree of the Year

Posted On: 21/05/19

Scotland’s rainforest is as lush and important as the tropical rainforest, only rarer say The Woodland Trust who have just announced the opening of nominations for #TreeOfTheYear are open to any living #tree in the UK with a story to tell! Nominate your tree 

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Dementia Action Week supported by Payroll Giving

Dementia Action Week supported by Payroll Giving

Posted On: 21/05/19

It's #DementiaActionWeek. Every 3 minutes someone in the UK develops dementia!    We can all help with dementia. Small steps can make a real difference, such as helping friends and neighbours understand the challenges faced by people with dementia. For more advice visit the NHS pageow.ly/EQvr30oMdse

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Payroll Giving #selflessselfie opportunity to win a £50 charity donation with StC Payroll Giving May incentive

Payroll Giving #selflessselfie opportunity to win a £50 charity donation with StC Payroll Giving May incentive

Posted On: 01/05/19

During May 2019 our sister company StC Payroll Giving are inviting Payroll Giving donors to submit #selflessselfie video sharing why they chose to donate to their favourite charity with Payroll Giving.  The winning video will be announced on 1st June and the winner given a £50 donation to their nominated charity.  

Send your video clip to mypayrollgiving@stcpayrollgiving.co.uk  and be in with a chance to donate an extra £50.


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Payroll Giving #selflessselfie opportunity to win a £50 charity donation with StC Payroll Giving May incentive

Payroll Giving #selflessselfie opportunity to win a £50 charity donation with StC Payroll Giving May incentive

Posted On: 01/05/19

During May 2019 our sister company StC Payroll Giving are inviting Payroll Giving donors to submit #selflessselfie video sharing why they chose to donate to their favourite charity with Payroll Giving.  The winning video will be announced on 1st June and the winner given a £50 donation to their nominated charity.  

Send your video clip to mypayrollgiving@stcpayrollgiving.co.uk  and be in with a chance to donate an extra £50.


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Muscular Dystrophy UK celebrates Centre of Excellence status.

Muscular  Dystrophy UK  celebrates Centre of Excellence status.

Posted On: 24/04/19

Congratulations to the 17 clinics who have been awarded Centres of Excellence status. It's deserved recognition for the full and comprehensive service they offer to people with muscle-wasting conditions.  People with a muscle-wasting condition must have access to the best possible healthcare near where they live. With improved clinical care, there will be faster access to treatments and potential cures, and mental wellbeing will improve.  You can help be a Charity Star with a...

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Payroll Giving helps Action on Hearing Loss be heard!

Payroll Giving helps Action on Hearing Loss be heard!

Posted On: 19/03/19

Action on Hearing Loss provide lots of practical information about hearing loss, deafness, tinnitus and ear problems. We explain the causes, what to do if you're experiencing hearing problems, and what treatments and therapies can help, such as lipreading, tinnitus therapies, hearing aids and cochlear implants.

Are you worried about losing your hearing? Check your hearing here. It's the first step in getting help to hear better. We also explain the dangers of loud noise and the simple steps...

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Payroll Giving helps provide Shelter from Storm Gareth

Payroll Giving helps provide Shelter from Storm Gareth

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.

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Breast Cancer Care Five tips for managing hair loss

Breast Cancer Care Five tips for managing hair loss

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 determined to get through my diagnosis

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.

I was told my treatment would be a lumpectomy, followed by chemotherapyradiotherapy and 

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Categories: Charity News

Announcing our new Payroll Giving charity consortium - Charity Stars.

Announcing our new Payroll Giving charity consortium - Charity Stars.

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...

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New report shows huge increase in Payroll Giving donations

New report shows huge increase in Payroll Giving donations

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   

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Payroll Giving supports Childlife charity Acorns celebrating 30 years of hospice care for children

Payroll Giving supports Childlife charity Acorns celebrating 30 years of hospice care for children

Posted On: 31/10/18

With this year being Acorn's 30th anniversary, we are challenging supporters to do at least 1 thing, or all 30, from our ‘30 things to do’ list. By doing so, you will be helping to support life limited and life threatened children and their families. Tag us on social media when you take part with #acorns30things

We are caring for more children and families than ever before and we need your support to continue being there for the families that still need us right now.   Check out the list

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The MS Society need your help to support MS specialist nurses. You can donate tax free with Payroll Giving. Give more for less.

The MS Society need your help to support MS specialist nurses.   You can donate tax free with Payroll Giving. Give more for less.

Posted On: 29/03/18

MS specialist nurses tell us about the harm they see to patients trying to claim disability benefits, like Personal Independence Payment and Employment and Support Allowance.

Our survey of more than 100 MS nurses shows they're being put under significant pressure to help their patients with benefits claims:

  • 90% of nurses said they provided supporting evidence for benefits applications
  • Of those, 58% said they worked outside of working hours to provide this evidence
  • 75% said providing evidence...

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Categories: Charity News , Smile a Minute

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity - This Learning Disability Week, meet Scarlett...

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity - This Learning Disability Week, meet Scarlett...

Posted On: 27/06/16

Searching for a diagnosis for Scarlett


“Scarlett was born just before Christmas at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in West London. She was six weeks early and, at only 3lbs, she could fit in my hand. She was in hospital for the first six months to build up her strength, and because she would struggle to breathe and need oxygen. Then, rather charmingly, one of the consultants said she had dysmorphic features. We had no idea what that was and Googled it. It was a very traumatic time and the...

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Categories: General , Charity News , Smile a Minute

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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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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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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Davina's Big Sussex Bike Ride

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...

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Categories: Charity News

Living In Hope

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...

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Brain imaging study for Duchenne muscular dystrophy now recruiting

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...

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Looking for something fun to get the kids moving this half term?

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...

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New phone solution for hearing loss in development

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...

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New blood biomarkers identified for three types of muscular dystrophies

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...

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To the doctor who told us, ‘I’m sorry’

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...

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If you’re caring for a partner with MS, it's important that you also look after yourself.

Posted On: 22/02/16

If you’re caring for a partner with MS, you’ll have noticed how the spotlight tends to be on them.

Medical professionals, friends, and relatives may begin conversations with ‘how are they doing?’, while you may be quietly fuming or grieving. When others do acknowledge your needs, this may often simply be ‘remember to look after yourself – bye, now!’ 


How caring affects you



Sleep, intimacy, exercise, social life, and household demands will all be affected to varying degrees,...

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Categories: General , Charity News

Cataracts: could a new approach to surgery improve children’s vision?

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. 

You can find out more about this vital work here  

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Morgan Stanley donates £150,000 to GOSH, which the Treasury will double

Posted On: 07/12/15

The Independent and London Evening Standard’s Give to GOSH appeal received a huge boost yesterday when the bank, Morgan Stanley, announced a donation of £150,000, becoming the campaign’s first corporate backer.

A vital appeal

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...

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Michaela Hollywood has been recognised in the BBC’s list of the 100 most inspirational women for 2015

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...

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Memories of school from Katie

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

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Breast Cancer Care The Big Pink day is fast approaching

Posted On: 05/10/15

The Big Pink day is fast approaching, so here’s a ‪#‎BCCBigPink‬ taster of just some of the wonderful things you lovely bunch got up to last year! 
Join the fun this year & sign up for your free Starter Kit now: http://bcc.cx/1WybVBn

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Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity's Bake it Better

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

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4th October is World Animal Day

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...

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The Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation

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...

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Sam Evans has recorded a Radio 4 Appeal for Sound Seekers charity.

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

See more here

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Action for Street Kids

Posted On: 06/07/15

After Mega Earthquake

“an attempt to support children on & of the street of Kathmandu Valley”


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...

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Announcing our new Payroll Giving charity consortium - Charity Stars

Announcing our new Payroll Giving charity consortium - Charity Stars

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...

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