- Friday, 26 April 2013
CANCER Research UK is calling upon women and girls from across the UK to do something amazing this summer - to fight against cancer and join a formidable army at Race for Life 2013, in partnership with Tesco.
Women are the heroes of Race for Life. Across the UK they are being asked to take on cancer at the 5k courses at over 230 events. Cancer Research UK hopes to see these courageous women joined by their family and friends - walking, jogging, dancing and sponsoring - whatever it takes to help save lives and hit cancer where it hurts!
- Thursday, 25 April 2013
Sunday 23 June 2013, Hyde Park, London
International Widows Day is a global day of action that aims to raise public awareness of the plight of widows and their children around the world Lord Loomba CBE launched International Widows Day in 2005 and this year marks the third anniversary since the 23rd June date was officially endorsed by the United Nations.
The Loomba Foundation 5k Charity Run in Hyde Park aims to raise funds to support widows and their dependents and further the valuable work of the charity in challenging the injustice and abuse widows face all around the world.
- Monday, 22 April 2013
Tarts for Troops is national charity Blind Veterans UK’s annual summer fundraising event during which we ask people to bake tarts and sell them in aid of us. It is a week-long campaign commencing on Saturday 29th June 2013, which is Armed Forces Day.
A host of celebrities have shown their support for this year’s campaign by donating some wonderful sweet and savoury tart recipes, including Gordon Ramsay, Lorraine Pascal, Greg Wallace, Tamasin Day Lewis, Phil Vickery and Mary-Anne Boermans.
- Friday, 19 April 2013
A leading charity has announced two initiatives aimed at bringing improvements into the lives of vulnerable older people and reducing the rising concern of isolation and loneliness.
The Big Lottery Fund (BlG) has pledged at least £160 million to fund enterprises that support pensioners through change and help them to build confidence for the future.
- Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Do you have some time to spare? Volunteering is flexible, ranging from a few hours a year to several hours a week. It's your choice.
In return we'll reimburse agreed out of pocket expenses and provide you with all the information and support you need.
- Thursday, 04 April 2013
Older people’s charity WRVS has recruited Phillip Schofield, Felicity Kendal CBE, Patricia Routledge CBE, Josette Simon OBE, and Roy Noble as ambassadors to support the charity as it celebrates a milestone year in its history; its 75th anniversary.
They will join Baroness Smith, Lord Chadlington and Lord Hodgson, as ambassadors in promoting the work WRVS does to reduce isolation and help older people stay happy, healthy and independent.
- Wednesday, 03 April 2013
A rare opportunity to visit a beautiful landscaped garden set in the magnificent grounds of Windsor Castle Home Park is being offered to the public to raise funds for three national charities on 14, 15 and 16 May 2013.
A favourite royal retreat, the private garden at Frogmore House will be open by kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen in aid of Blind Veterans UK, St John Ambulance and the National Gardens Scheme. Visitors will be able to explore the garden’s historic plantings, including tulip trees and redwoods plus many fascinating features including views of Queen Victoria’s Tea House.
- Wednesday, 03 April 2013
A superfit dad is to tackle the world's toughest foot race through the Sahara Desert -- despite suffering from Type 1 diabetes.
Roddy Riddle, 45, will battle 50 degree temperatures and sandstorms while carrying all his medical supplies, food and kit during the gruelling 155-mile Marathon des Sables.
But his biggest challenge during the six-day race will be managing his diabetes, as the extreme conditions could trigger a deadly hypoglycemic attack.
He will regulate his sugar levels using an insulin pump under his skin and an innovative glucose monitoring system which uses bluetooth to communicate with the pump.
- Tuesday, 19 March 2013
University of Bath students are working with Age UK Bath and North East Somerset to set up a new, independent forum for older people.
On Wednesday March 20, three first year social work undergraduates - Alice Williams, Julie Eagles and Danielle Allen - will be meeting older people at St Michael’s Day Centre in Bath to ask them about the most important issues they face.
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- Togs Marathon
- Age Concern Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Celebrates 40 Years Service
- Arthur Smith launches new Vitalise vehicle fleet
- Charities launch new Heritage Help advice service
- H.R.H. The Duke Of Edinburgh Hosts Charity's 40th Fellowship Anniversary At Buckingham Palace
- Can you help by knitting for charity?