Articles Tagged with the word ‘charity’
11 Apr 2013
Despite being the figurehead of a country on the up, Uruguay president José Mujica donates his earnings to charity and lives on a small modest farm. Matthew Pike considers how his grounded principles are changing the political landscape
21 Jan 2013
A new volunteer network has been set up to distribute free food to those in need, from unsellable farm crops that would otherwise go to waste
17 Jan 2013
As the National Literacy Trust publishes figures suggesting children are reading less, a variety of projects across the country are working hard to keep books cool and are making it easier to get hold of a good read
31 Dec 2012
Bethany Wivell finds that there’s more to the Rotary Club than street collections, and considers its momentous achievements across the globe
02 Nov 2012
A new project is trying to bridge the gap between young and old by bringing bedtime storytelling to children and adults alike
16 Oct 2012
Bookworms can get their literary fix for free while helping the environment, thanks to a number of innovative schemes around the UK
26 Sep 2012
Michelin-starred chefs will help to raise funds to save the lives of malnourished children by taking part in World Food Day this autumn
15 Sep 2012
Answers From Big Issue will offer jobs and training for homeless people while supporting positive social projects
16 Aug 2012
Three young people have been awarded for their efforts in combating inner-city violence, campaigning against bullying and dedication to charity work
20 Jun 2012
Several trillion dollars is traded in currency around the world daily, with huge profits being pocketed by banks and traders. But one trader is bucking the trend by donating some of his company’s profits to charity, as well as giving a better rate of exchange to clients
15 Mar 2011
When Katie Stagliano, from South Carolina, was just nine years old, she planted a cabbage seedling that grew to change her life. In fact, when it weighed an astounding two-and-a-half stone, she knew it was destined for greater things than her own kitchen.
19 Mar 2008
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is now giving children between 8 and 12 years of age an opportunity to join an exciting, lifesaving, beach-and-sea safety course.
06 Sep 2006
The Green Doctor, a project set up by the charity, Groundwork Leicester & Leicestershire, is a green man with a van' who visits homes, and offers advice on improvements.
21 Dec 2005
Children all over the UK are being celebrated as Champions due to a new initiative which promotes safe cycling and walking to school. Launched by the sustainable transport charity, Sustrans, to improve the health of the nation's youngsters.
29 Jun 2005
The first ever Tree-Athlon will be taking place in Battersea Park, in London, in September 2005, to raise money for the planting and nurture of thousands of trees across the UK and internationally. Organised by the charity, Trees for Cities, the Tree-Athlon is a three-part event for fit tree lovers of all ages. It will include a 5km run...
28 Feb 2005
Norwood, the children and family services charity, have teamed up with The Recycling Appeal to raise funds. Supporters are asked to send in their old mobile phones and empty printer cartridges and The Recycling Appeal will give money to the charity in ex-change for every item recycled.
29 Dec 2004
Solar-powered laptops have been given to 800 schools in Rwanda. Digital Links has, so far, distributed over 10,000 computers in 15 developing countries. In Rwanda, the charity has teamed up with solarcentury who provided the photovoltaic systems.
28 Feb 2003
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