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Obesity – and the nation’s expanding waistlines

Obesity – and the nation’s expanding waistlines

29 March 2015

Obesity – and the nation’s expanding waistlines – are never far from the headlines. And when it comes to cancer, weight is important: carrying excess weight is an established risk factor for the disease, and the growing size of the problem in the UK is something that we have blogged a lot about before. In […] Read full article

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Special Olympics provides year-round sport for people with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics provides year-round sport for people with intellectual disabilities.

28 March 2015

Daniel is one of over 100 Special Olympics Great Britain athletes from across England, Scotland and Wales heading to Los Angeles for the World Games with 7,000 athletes from 177 other countries – and President Obama in attendance at the Opening Ceremony! Special Olympics provides year-round sport for people with intellectual disabilities.

National Autistic Society calls for overhaul of Work Capability Assesment following legal ruling

National Autistic Society calls for overhaul of Work Capability Assesment following legal ruling

27 March 2015

A court has ruled that the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), which assesses whether people are “fit for work”, is unfair as it puts people with autism, mental health problems and learning disabilities at a “substantial disadvantage”. The case centred on how evidence is gathered for the WCA. People are expected to provide evidence from a […]

Out of sight, out of mind.

Out of sight, out of mind.

26 March 2015

When Compassion in World Farming received a tip-off about a hidden story in the live export of European farm animals beyond EU borders they knew they had to find out more. But to do that Compassion’s Investigation Unit had to visit one of the world’s most volatile border crossings, the Israeli controlled Kerem Shalom border, where the Gaza Strip, Israel and Egypt converge.

Minister visits Trust peatland restoration site

Minister visits Trust peatland restoration site

25 March 2015

Leading nature conservation charity, the Scottish Wildlife Trust, has hosted the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Dr Aileen McLeod, at Carsegowan Moss in Galloway to see how the Peatland Action Fund is being used to improve these vital habitats.

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The challenge of charity partnership

4 March 2010

Partnerships with large companies can make a big difference to charities. But should there be a better way of choosing which charity to support?

Beaverbrooks is jewel as Payroll Giving takes off

Retail jewellery chain Beaverbrooks claimed the top prize in the annual National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards, presented at The Treasury last month…

Could you live on 98 per cent of your pay?

The latest initiative to benefit from Lord Joffe’s persistence is Geared for Giving, a campaign launched last year to encourage more employers to offer Workplace Giving schemes

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