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Being autistic can feel very lonely and isolating. Please take time this week to learn more about autism.
My name is Saskia Lupin, I am 21, an aspiring actor from Brighton and I am autistic.
I've come a long way in 21 years. I was non-verbal until I was eight years old. School was a huge struggle of continually feeling misunderstood and my drama degree had some amazing highs but also some devastating lows, I struggled to manage my autism alongside social and academic...
Posted on: 28/03/2018 Categories: Charity News
World Water Day is a global day of action, and a chance to come together to raise awareness of the water, sanitation and hygiene crisis. At WaterAid we know that when a community gets clean water for the first time, it creates a powerful ripple, saving lives and improving people's health, education and livelihoods. Access to water and toilets can transform communities, like those living in the Gulni tea estates in Bangladesh where 18 year-old Ritu works as a teapicker. Tea-pickers are one of the...
Posted on: 20/03/2018 Categories: Charity News
I trusted my instinct and it saved my life. On Wednesday 28th February, James Brokenshire MP returned to the House of Commons for his first Prime Minister's Questions since having lung cancer surgery.
During PMQs, James spoke of his treatment for lung cancer, highlighting the key role of early diagnosis in improving survival rates and the importance of a "speedily and widely implemented lung health programme". He ended by asking the Government to undertake actions to reduce stigma and...
Posted on: 13/03/2018 Categories: Charity News
The much-loved writer, presenter and actor has followed up last week's shock announcement on social media that he's recovering from prostate cancer surgery with a new tweet of our infographic, encouraging others to know their risk of the most common cancer in men.
After stepping out of the limelight at the start of the year, and unavailable to host the BAFTA awards last month for the first time in many years, Stephen Fry bravely opened up to his 13 million followers on Twitter last week,...
Posted on: 09/03/2018 Categories: Charity News
The Salvation Army supports some of the most vulnerable people communities across the UK and Ireland. This week, when temperatures have plummeted, the church and charity will be working with local charities and agencies across the country to open the lounges at our Lifehouses (accommodation for people experiencing homelessness) to provide rough sleepers with somewhere safe overnight. This provision will be open to anyone who needs it.
Its churches (corps) have also been assessing the need...
Posted on: 02/03/2018 Categories: Charity News
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