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Cancer Survivor Creates Bespoke Gift Service To Ensure Those Battling Illness Aren’t Forgotten Over Christmas

When Anikka Burton was diagnosed with cancer aged just 33, her entire life turned upside-down.  She has just got married, moved to the countryside and was looking forward to starting a family. “It was a shock as it is at any age,” she told The Huffington Post UK. “I was looking forward to our future and…

Volunteering At Christmas: Help Change Lives With These Amazing Charities Throughout December

Christmas has become a valid excuse to be bask in materialism. But it shouldn’t be that way.  Because for many people this year, Christmas will be a real struggle. “[It] can be an extremely isolating time for those without a home to call their own,” said Jon Sparkes, chief executive of homelessness charity Crisis. “Many of…

Asda Launches ‘Wonky Veg Box’ Enabling Families To Eat Healthily For £3.50 Per Week

Asda has launched the UK’s first ever ‘wonky veg box’ which lets shoppers buy imperfect vegetables in bulk to feed their families. The box will cost £3.50 and the supermarket claims it will enable a family of four to eat healthily for an entire week. It comes filled with seasonal vegetables and salad items including…

Mum Makes Tiny Shirts For Premature Babies After She Struggled To Dress Her Son In Neonatal Intensive Care

A mum who gave birth to her son when she was 25 weeks’ pregnant is making tiny adaptable clothes for parents of premature babies.  Amanda Huhta, from Arizona, US, said she struggled to put any clothes on her son because he had so many wires attached to him. “You never really think it’s important until…

Mum Invents Revolutionary New Basket Cot To Care For Daughter With Down’s Syndrome

Any new mother bringing her baby home wants to wrap them up in cotton wool and ensure they’re comfortable, safe and loved. But for Sinead Murphy, 37, this was even more important. Murphy’s daughter Rose, now nine, has Down’s syndrome. Days after Rose was born she began to have problems breathing and spent a week in intensive…

‘Andys Man Club’: The Male Suicide Prevention Group Smashing Stigma And Proving #ItsOkayToTalk

Earlier this year, on a Monday night in April, Luke Ambler’s brother-in-law Andy Roberts took his own life. Ambler and his family were left devastated by the news. Two days before, Roberts had been at Ambler’s house, joking and laughing – he even played football on the Sunday. But then he was gone. It was in…

Transport For London Sends Lost Toys And Games To Disadvantaged Children For Christmas

Transport for London has given more than 500 children’s toys and games new homes this year to disadvantaged kids for Christmas.  The lost property team has donated the toys to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal, so children will have something to unwrap this year.  The toys that have been donated are those that have…

Culture Of Kindness: Roskilde Festival – What Other Festivals Could Learn From Denmark’s Unique Event

In the middle of a crowded Danish field, a stone stands alone, standing guard over nine young trees. There is an inscription with a lyric borrowed from a song by Sting, ‘How fragile we are.’ It is testament to the tragedy of 2000, when nine Roskilde festival-goers were fatally crushed during a set by Pearl…

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