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Points of Light: Celebrating outstanding volunteers across the Commonwealth

Points of Light Team

, February 13, 2018 — Civil Society

https://www.pointsoflight.gov.uk/

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers who are making a real change in their communities.In the run-up to April’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting taking place in London, volunteers from each of the 53 Commonwealth nations are being thanked and recognised by Her Majesty The Queen as Commonwealth Points of Light.From combating homelessness…

Celebrating equal rights

Sue Owen

, February 6, 2018 — Civil Society

Permanent Secretary, DCMS

Today marks a significant anniversary in the history of the campaign for equal rights. The UK Suffrage movement pioneered democratic dissent against inequality laws and attitudes, championing the rights of women to vote and stand as MPs.One hundred years ago today Parliament passed The Representation of the People Act, the first step to women being…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Art from the hArt

Annie Jeffery

, December 15, 2017 — Civil Society

Art therapy forms the backdrop of this inspirational charity based in Hampshire.  Established in 2014 by Sculptor Annie Jeffery, hArt was born from a passion to nurture and encourage creativity within children and adults to help prevent and alleviate physical, mental and social problems. Art as therapy It is well known that many famous artists have used…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Something for everyone at New Forest Mencap

Liz Rolf

, — Civil Society

Chair, New Forest Mencap

As the voice of learning disabilities in the New Forest, we are delighted to be taking part in our first #LocalCharitiesDay. The Gateway Club New Forest Mencap provides leisure activities through our social club known as The Gateway Club, we host four sessions per week in two locations across the forest, New Milton and Brockenhurst. The…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Inspire Suffolk supporting young people onto a positive future

Sarah Rowe

, — Civil Society

Marketing and Communications Manager, Inspire Suffolk

Inspire Suffolk is a charity dedicated to supporting young people in Suffolk and North Essex onto a positive future. Each day, we work at the forefront of helping young people (16-25 years) to overcome multiple challenges and work to break down the barriers which they face into next steps in employment, education or further training.…

Making every day better through charity partnerships

Mark Evans

, — Civil Society

CEO, Telefonica O2 UK

I’m immensely proud to lead a company that defines its purpose as making every day better through personal experiences that count. Nowhere is this more true than in the diverse ways that our brand collaborates with partners and supports UK charities.For O2 charity begins at home, as it does for many people. We are proud…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Drive Forward on helping care-leavers achieve their potential

Ruby Lawrence

, — Civil Society

Head of Corporate Engagement, Drive Forward

At Drive Forward Foundation we are united around a belief that every young person deserves the chance to achieve their potential. Unfortunately, for care-leavers in the UK this is all too often not the case. These young people face a wide range of challenges including: financial and housing related instability, lack of positive and effective…