Will you donate your #FirstFiver?
It’s always a dream for charities when campaigns “go viral”, breaking into the public consciousness and gaining a life of their own. That happened this week for the whole charity sector involved in #FirstFiver.
It started for me early on a Saturday morning as I scrolled through Twitter and found myself copied to a late night tweet by John Thompson, fundraising consultant and fellow fundraising tweeter, who pledged to donate his first new plastic five pound note to charity and encouraged others to follow.
Linzi’s story as a young carer: ‘My mum is my hero’
We support young carers, just like Linzi, to have a brighter future.
You Have the Same 24 Hours as Beyonce
This Student Volunteer week we are showcasing what it is like to be a challenge leader for The Children's Society. Kannee has kindly shared her story.
Bullying – let’s talk about it
Tuesday 5 July 2016 marks the first national Stand Up To Bullying day. Our research shows that bullying has a detrimental impact on children and young people; children who are bullied have lower levels of well-being, are more likely to live in poverty and may be at risk of being abused.
'The fear of poverty and debt is in my DNA'
In a video and essay, actor Brian Cox talks about the fear and pain that debt and poverty caused him and his family when he was a boy