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Grow Your Tenner fundraising campaign helps local charities grow

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, December 16, 2016 — Civil Society

Head of Business Development at Localgiving

As part of plans leading up to #LocalCharitiesDay, the Government’s Office for Civil Society (OCS) backed two fundraising campaigns that encourage giving to local charities and community groups. OCS gave £250,000 to the campaigns, both run by Localgiving, to match online donations from the public. The Grow Your Tenner campaign matched donations from the public…

Morrisons Foundation – making a difference to people’s lives

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, — Civil Society

Morrisons Foundation Specialist

Morrisons believes in the power of local charities to make a difference to people’s lives. In 2015 we set up the Morrisons Foundation to help more local charities access vital funding and today we are really pleased to be supporting the first ever #LocalCharitiesDay.  We’re taking this opportunity to encourage local charities to find out…

Introducing the Dorset Devils!

I belong to a wonderful group of people called Dorset Devils (157 volunteers with an age range of 5-85), founded by Peter Ryan just over three years ago. We all love Bournemouth, but hate the litter that gets deposited all along our streets and our spectacular beaches. We therefore go out and voluntarily clear the rubbish when…

Poppy Scotland blogs for #LocalCharitiesDay

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, December 15, 2016 — Civil Society

Chief Executive, Poppyscotland

You will probably know us best for running the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal, but Poppyscotland works all-year round to support our Armed Forces community in Scotland. In the past year we have supported people in every part of the country and that’s why we’re backing #LocalCharitiesDay. With the help of our year-round fundraising and generous donations…

YKids celebrates #LocalCharitiesDay

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, December 13, 2016 — Civil Society

Youth Worker, Ykids

Ykids is a charity working in Bootle, a town on the outskirts of Liverpool with high rates of deprivation, the young people and families we work with face many barriers which often puts them on the edge of society; unemployment, lack of available jobs, low qualifications, poor housing, poor health – for some, it’s a…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Rhythmix Wishing Well

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, December 12, 2016 — Civil Society

Chief Executive of Rhythmix

When you think of hospitals, what are the sounds you remember? The beeping machines? The alarms at night? The scurry of nurses? The sobs of families? As a child, I spent a lot of time in hospitals. It was a deeply unsettling experience, both the actual time I spent there and later the isolation and…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Lowe Syndrome Trust

The Lowe Syndrome Trust is a UK Charity formed in June 2000 by parents of a Lowe syndrome child. The charity supports families as well as commissioning and funding medical research into Lowe Syndrome, a genetic disorder that can occur with no family history. Lowe Syndrome affects boys and has multiple physical and mental symptoms.…

Sutton Mencap shares its stories for #LocalCharitiesDay

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, December 9, 2016 — Civil Society

Community Fundraiser, Sutton Mencap

Sutton Mencap is a leading provider of services for people with a learning disability in the London Borough of Sutton. We work with around 70 children and young people and 200 adults, providing a wide range of activities aimed at bringing people together, helping them develop life skills, make friends and have fun. A typical…