Category Archives: Charity

“Changing the Mental Map”: Lady Gaga awarded Peace Prize

The controversial pop star has received the LennonOno Grant For Peace award from Yoko Ono in recognition to her commitment to campaigning for gay, lesbian and transgender rights Every Beatle fan knows that 9 October marks the birthdays of both … Continue reading

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Chain reaction: how far a little kindness can go

After being hit with the sudden loss of his 17-year-old daughter, Darrell Scott decided to speak up and draw attention to the need of a kinder and more compassionate nation. Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in the … Continue reading

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Big City Sleep: sleeping rough can make a difference

Millions of homeless children in Brazil have no choice but to sleep on the streets. Recently, nearly 100 Londoners accepted the challenge to spend an odd night out; sleeping rough to raise money for Brazilian street kids. The group met … Continue reading

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Rudi Richardson: An Unlikely Hero

Rudi Richardson is an unlikely hero. Born in a women’s prison in Germany in 1955, where his mother had been convicted of prostitution, he was adopted by an African American couple who changed his name, and took him to live … Continue reading

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Winehouse Charity Donates £10,000 to Essex Hospice

The Amy Winehouse Foundation (AWF),  set up by the late singer’s family after her death, has made its first donation to support children with life limiting conditions. AWF has donated £10,000 to Little Haven’s Children’s Hospice in Essex.The donation will … Continue reading

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Rap King Jay-Z to Take to the Stage to Help America’s Poorest Students

Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter has announced two fundraising concerts to take place at Carnegie Hall in New York in early February.  All proceeds from the two nights will be donated to The Shawn Carter Foundation and United Way of New York … Continue reading

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A Christmas Gift: One Week’s Rent Absolutely Free

It might not be Christmas Day yet, but a family in semi-rural New South Wales, Australia has been given an early Christmas present to kick off the season of giving. A week’s worth of rent, absolutely free. Laura and Samuel … Continue reading

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Welsh Rugby Star’s 737 Challenge Sets New Mountain Climbing Record

Putting a career-ending injury behind him, ex Welsh rugby star Richard Parks has became the first person to climb the highest mountain peaks on all seven continents, climb Mount Everest and reach both the North and South Poles in less … Continue reading

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World Toilet Day: An Event Not to be Poo-Pooed.

The 10th World Toilet Day has highlighted the global crisis affecting 2.6 billion people who do not have access to adequate toilet facilities. The annual campaign day, featuring events in nearly 20 countries, highlights the deficiency in adequate sanitation around … Continue reading

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