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Harry Potter star joins children on charity BA flight
Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis ensured that 200 children’s dream holiday got off to a flying start as he joined them on a British Airways charity flight to Florida. Lewis, who played Hogwarts student Neville Longbottom in the hit films, was joined by TV presenter Konnie Huq as the excited passengers boarded the annual Dreamflight [...]
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Dash for the Reds this Christmas
Fancy sporting a Santa costume and running 5km for charity? Of course you do! Help support the Manchester United Foundation by getting festive and dashing through the snow (maybe)… Santa Dash The Manchester United Foundation’s Santa Dash 2015 will take place on Sunday 13th December and will be started by United legend Denis Irwin. The [...]
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Inspirational choir gives voice to the marginalised
An inspiring organisation has given a voice to homeless people and others from the edges of society in a unique, feel-good way – by letting them sing. The Choir with No Name The Choir with No Name runs choirs for homeless people and other men and women who may be marginalised by society. The diverse [...]
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M&S and Woodland Trust to relaunch Xmas card recycle
Marks and Spencer and the Woodland Trust have teamed up once again to recycle Christmas cards and plant thousands of trees in the UK. The trust has worked alongside the high street giant since 2008 on their Christmas Card Recycling Scheme. The retailer took control of the scheme in 2012 and the project has blossomed. [...]
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American Airlines goes pink for breast cancer
American Airlines has launched Be Pink, its employee-led breast cancer awareness initiative take takes place each October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The airline has more than 100,000 employees, many of whom will be sporting Be Pink accessories – ties, socks, scarves – as part of their uniform during the month. All month, customers will [...]
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Santander helps London Air Ambulance acquire second helicopter
Banking giant Santander has helped London Air Ambulance finance a second MD902 Explorer helicopter, expected to be operational in early 2016. Your London, Your Helicopter The great news comes seven months after the launch of the ‘Your London, Your Helicopter’ campaign, which has seen a total of £4m raised to date. With the funds raised [...]
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Charity pushes importance of drink-driving awareness
A midlands-based drug and alcohol charity believes that driving theory tests should include drink-driving workshops to help educate motorists ‘before it’s too late’. Swanswell is a national drug and alcohol recovery charity, and has warned motorists of the dangers of drink-driving during the duration of the Rugby World Cup. Many people may not drink whilst [...]
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Localgiving’s ‘Grow Your Tenner’ incentive set to relaunch
LocalGiving is launching its ‘Grow Your Tenner’ incentive on 13th October 2015, giving eligible charities the chance to boost their donations significantly. Grow Your Tenner  The feel-good incentive will see the platform match pound-for-pound all donations made up to the value of £10, and monthly donations up to £10 a month for three months. All [...]
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Footballer receives Sky Bet award for charity work
Rochdale midfielder Peter Vincenti has received a Sky Bet Football League Unsung Heroes award for his work with charity. The midfielder became a patron of Edgar’s Gift, a charity which provides unique experiences or gifts to young adults aged 18-30 who are suffering from cancer. Vincenti was playing for Aldershot when he was asked for [...]
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Admiral boss’ charity donates ‘incredible’ sum to cancer hospital
A Cardiff-based cancer hospital has received an incredible £1.5m cash donation from The Moondance Foundation, founded by Admiral boss Henry Engelhardt and wife Diane. The generous sum is the largest single donation ever received by the Velindre Cancer Hospital, who say it is “beyond their wildest dreams”. The money will go towards developing a Stereotactic [...]
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