Royal Mail last posting dates for Christmas 2013
Tis the season to be jolly… The Christmas advert battle has begun (Waitrose, John Lewis or M&S?), brownouts are forecast in towns covered in fairy lights and Santa is making his daily visits to a shopping mall near you… Yes, it’s Christmas time again – time to get writing, wrapping & posting. Christmas cards, letters, [...] more>
When the Emergency’s over… Fundraising for the Philippines’ long-term future.
When urgent help is needed, the response by emergency aid and the general public is immediate and outstanding. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) alone raised £13m in the first 24hours, and money and charitable support from all over the world continues to be raised. But what happens when the emergency’s over? When the hiatus is [...] more>
Big Sleepout – Success!
With temperatures dropping to near-freezing temperatures, those participating in Off the Fence’s Big Sleepout put on brave faces and lots of layers! As well as raising (at the current count) thousands of pounds that will help Brighton’s homeless community, awareness of the conditions that homeless people face each winter night was raised by those who [...] more>
Andy’s out in the cold
As the weather turns colder and wetter, we dig out our fleeces, woolly jumpers, hats, scarves and gloves – and that’s just to avoid the rising energy bills! It’s all too easy to joke about keeping warm when we live in a country where most of the population have easy access to shelter, heat and [...] more>
Catherine’s mountaintop experience helps Build Africa
This week, Catherine Lamb, our Digital Account Manager, is visiting the work of Build Africa in Uganda. She explains a bit about how her trip came about… Climbing Kilimanjaro In February this year I climbed Kilimanjaro to fundraise for Build Africa. It was a personal challenge for me, I wanted to tick another item [...] more>
Generous donors flock to Moldovan family!
In an amazing 48 hours, thanks to the voice of someone who saw the need, the power of the digital age, the presence of an effective charity and the kindness of people, this Moldovan family have been given their livelihood back! “Well what can I say, WE DID IT! Together we have raised over £1500 [...] more>
The reality of child sponsorship
In the latest of updates from our current man in the field, Phil writes about two orphanages he’s visited during his trip to Moldova with Mission Without Borders. “Today (Tuesday) I visited an orphanage that cares for children specifically with hearing disabilities. This is Miraj, he was found on the streets of Moscow. He father [...] more>
Would you sell your job for healthcare?
Would you give up your livelihood for medical help? It’s not a question many of us even consider but for some, its not a question, its reality. During his trip to Moldova, Phil’s sharing a different reality with us, a reality where situations like that are commonplace and make us ask different questions, like, “what [...] more>
Mission to Moldova
For 8 years, Alistair and I have sponsored a family in Moldova, through the work of Mission Without Borders. We just wanted to give them a foot up from their circumstance, a helping hand as they have strived to survive. This year we received the bitter sweet news that they didn’t need us any more, [...] more>
Charities. Get Microsoft Office 365 for FREE!
Global software giant, Microsoft, recently announced that it is making its software available for FREE, to UK charities of any size. Microsoft’s cloud solution, Office 365 for Non Profits is available as a donation through CTT, the Charity Technology Trust. The software solution has been created specifically for charities and can be used to help [...] more>