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Preloved Member: A Tiny Back Yard with Heaps of Character

Sally's love of gardening grew as soon as she bought her first house in her early 20s. Although she dreams of a large garden, she has a tiny back yard which she has filled with plants and vintage finds. Where would you put plates to decorate? Click through to find out!

2017-03-04 00:00:33By Sally Crossley

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Preloved Member: An Eco-friendly wedding

Preloved member Kate Haines not only found her dream wedding dress on Preloved, but she grew her own wedding flowers and made her own confetti! If you are thinking of having an eco-friendly wedding, keep reading for some great tips!

2017-02-25 00:00:54By Kate Haines

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Preloved Member: A Handmade Wedding

Preloved member Sally Crossley combined creativity and thrifty tendencies to create the decorations for her son's wedding. Having been given the brief of Village Fête, she got to work immediately! Here's Sally's take on a handmade wedding.

2017-02-11 00:00:40By Sally Crossley

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10 Ways The Salvation Army Will Be Helping People In Need This Christmas

Throughout the year The Salvation Army serves around 3 million nourishing meals at community and residential centres to older people, people experiencing homelessness and young families. Click through to read about what they are doing over the festive season and how you can help!

2016-12-20 00:00:57By The Salvation Army

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Dig Out Your Old Coats for Barnardo's This Christmas

Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour. With over 720 charity shops across the UK, you can find all sorts of quality items at great value prices. This year's campaign is all about coats! Keep on reading to find out how you can help out.

2016-12-13 00:00:41By Barnardo's

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Cats Also Need Care Over Christmas

Set up in 1927 to inform and educate the general public about cats and the issues they faced, Cats Protection works helping thousands of cats every year and depends solely on donation. Last year the rehomed and reunited 47,000 cats and kittens - that's 130 felines per day!

2016-12-06 00:00:26By Cats Protection

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A Dog Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

Thirty eight years on from the birth of its famous slogan “A dog is for life not just for Christmas®”, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, which has 20 rehoming centres across the UK and one in Ireland, is bracing itself for another busy Christmas.

2016-12-06 00:00:02By Dogs Trust

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Making Your Own Christmas Decorations and Gifts Is Easier Than You Think!

Preloved member Rachael is a keen crafter and loves sharing her tips and creations to anyone who will listen. Today she discusses DIY Christmas decorations and gifts - they are easier than you think!

2016-11-28 00:00:18By Rachael McLaughlin

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Movember: Move for Men's Health

The seed for Movember was planted in a bar, in Melbourne Australia back in 2003. Fast forward 13 years and there are official campaigns in 21 countries and the charity has funded over 1,200 men’s health projects around the world. Even if you can't grow a moustache this month, here are some other ideas!

2016-10-28 00:00:15By Natalie Reynolds

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Choosing Second Hand Items for Our Baby

When you find out you’re expecting, the first thing you start to notice is just how much baby stuff is in shops. And then when you’ve noticed that, you start to notice how much is on TV, in magazines, billboards… And, especially when it’s your first, you want everything new. Rachael tells us how they decided to buy second hand for their daughter.

2016-10-22 00:00:00By Rachael McLaughin