Small Charity week is a chance for us to celebrate those small local charities making a difference to their communities. Having spent some of my childhood living in a rural Gloucestershire village, I thought it would be a great opportunity to promote one charity that is helping those who feel isolated, lonely and in much […]
Work Area: Health
Tuesday night’s Celebrity Bake Off for Stand up to Cancer was a tough watch. Not because of the disastrous bakes, but for the charity campaign video in the middle of the episode. This week featured a young boy, who having survived cancer once, unfortunately passed away when it later returned. In between his diagnoses, his […]
This month on 10th October marked the 25th World Mental Health Day; a day dedicated to the education, awareness and activism against the social stigma associated with mental health issues. Mental illness is common; so why do so many of us find it so hard to talk about? Almost nine out of ten people with […]
In 2001, the world was introduced to the newly named BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China. These nations represented the next powerhouses of the world economy. By 2050 it is estimated that they will be amongst the four most dominant economies in the world. Fourteen years on from this prediction, we are seeing these countries emerging as new funders, helping to support other developing countries.
Last week, Cause4 was delighted to welcome James Whiting to its offices as part of ‘An Evening With’, a series of monthly talks by professionals and leaders in the charitable sector. James has been the Executive Director of Malaria No More UK for the past three years. He has had a fascinating career to date, having transitioned from law to the charity sector and worked at organisations including Hope and Homes for Children, the New Economics Foundation and Friends of the Earth.
Earlier this year the UCL Student Union announced that it would join the Meat Free Monday
campaign, introducing more vegetarian options in its cafes and shops and encouraging students to go vegetarian on a Monday. The aim is for UCL to become completely meat free on Mondays. As more people (and institutions) are supporting this cause and in light of World Meat Free Day on 15th June, it is time we gave this some serious thought.
Going on-line to check out what ‘Eat what you want day’ was all about, I was struck by the pictures of people who had enthusiastically endorsed the concept by twitter. This was a group for whom the maxim ‘a little of what you fancy does you good’ and it barely had emphasis on the word ‘little’.
What would it be like to say you were part of the generation that eradicated malaria? If current projections are anything to go by, this might just become a reality. But let’s not get too carried away just yet; there is still a long way to go.