How You Can Help Support Local Charities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has hit everybody hard over the past couple of months but the charity sector is one which has been hit particularly hard since the government imposed lockdown resulted in the closure of all charity shops across the UK. With limited grants available, and government funding in the industry spread thin, it is more important than ever for charities to receive donations from the public.  If you are...

Taking Part in the 40 Days 40 Items Challenge for Prama

Traditionally Lent is a time for giving up something but, as my failed New Year’s Resolutions will show you, I don’t deal well with depriving myself of certain foods. Instead, this year I will be taking part in the 40 Days, 40 Items challenge to support local charity Prama (who I also work for alongside this blog). For those that aren’t aware, the 40 Day, 40 Item challenge involves choosing...

Why You Should Visit Your Local Charity Shop

I must admit, I never used to ‘get’ charity shops. I wasn’t sure they were for me, and I was a bit hesitant about trying to find something which somebody else had deemed unworthy (yes, I realise how awful that sounds). Ever since I started working for a charity, however, I have realised how amazing they really are. Not only do they allow those who don’t have a lot of...

Boob Brunch with Slug & Lettuce & Coppafeel

•Press Invite• October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I was invited along to a Boob Brunch at my local Slug & Lettuce with Coppafeel, a charity focused on encouraging people to check their breasts and pecs for anything unusual with the aim of catching breast cancer in its earliest stages. The charity was set up by Kris, who discovered she had breast cancer when it was already terminal, meaning...

Julia’s House Creekmoor

•Press Event• I will be honest, up until recently I didn’t really have much of an interest in charity shops. Of course I knew how important they were for charities to raise funds for their individual causes, but I didn’t feel that charity shops were really ‘for me’, and I didn’t go in many for this reason. I also didn’t know much about the charities local to me, as I...

Donate Your Words with Cadbury & Age UK

I am passionate about older people retaining their identity as they age. It is something I first became aware of being an issue when I helped an older gentleman whilst we were visiting Somerset this year. He had fallen and hurt his head and hand quite badly. As he was alone, I went with him in the ambulance and ended up staying with him until he was back home again....