Quick Reads

The RSPB Tells Us Why We Should Take Part in The Big Garden Birdwatch

Dig out your binoculars because the Big Garden Birdwatch is coming! From 28th-30th January, many people will be watching expectantly at their garden to see how many birds they can spot. Click through to read an Q&A with the RSPB on the Big Garden Birdwatch!

2017-01-23 00:00:06By RSPB

Local & Community

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

Local & Community

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

Local & Community

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

Local & Community

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

Hints & Tips

4 Alternatives to Sending Christmas Cards This Year

The Christmas card has been around for a couple of centuries now. What originally was used to update friends and relatives of the family’s adventures has slowly trickled to a somewhat bland. Most of the time, these cards go to people you haven’t spoken to in years, and you keep up the tradition out of either fear of being judged or, well, tradition. Keep on reading for some alternatives to sending Christmas cards.

2016-11-22 00:00:05By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

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

Animals

National Black Cat Day

In the UK, black dogs and cats take longer to be adopted. The reason? They are perceived to be less friendly. In 2015, the Cats Protection found found that black or black and white cats made up 45% of the more than 5,000 cats in their care across the UK.

2016-10-26 00:00:20By Justine Dench

Preloved News

Preloved Charity Membership

Did you know that Preloved offer a service to registered charities that can help organisations raise both revenue and awareness by advertising to millions of potential fundraisers, and it's completely free of charge? Read on to find out more about it!

2016-03-25 11:04:41By Tina Hidderley

Local & Community

The Giant Wiggle

The Giant Wiggle is back to inspire nurseries, play groups and parents with young children to enjoy the UK’s number one read storybook, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Find out how you can get involved in this year's fun, and help raise funds for a very worthy cause at the same time.

2016-03-04 10:32:53By Tina Hidderley