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2 hrs ago | York Press

Charity appeals for volunteers to help it tackle loneliness among older York people

Contact the Elderly is looking for more people willing to spare a few hours each month to drive one or two older people to a local tea party and also enjoy a cuppa and a cake themselves. A spokeswoman said the charity aimed to relieve the acute loneliness of isolated people aged 75 and above, who lived alone, by organising free monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups within local communities, providing a regular and vital friendship link.

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6 hrs ago | KESQ-TV Palm Desert

United Way to accept donations in bitcoin currency

One of the world's largest charities says it will begin accepting donations in the virtual currency bitcoin. United Way Worldwide said Monday that it will accept bitcoin donations for the charity's innovation fund through the San-Francisco-based wallet service Coinbase.

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10 hrs ago | Sheffield Star

Donation funds specialist bed for Sheffield hospital

The A 7,000 bed was funded using part of a A 10,000 donation to Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity from Sandra McCabe of the Scarborough Group Foundation, which makes donations to worthy causes. Angela Dunn, projects officer at the hospital charity, said: "These children are confused, disorientated and emotionally upset as a result of their head injury and will often attempt to climb out of their bed.

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14 hrs ago | Retford Today

Retford: TSB praise residents for raising cash

Generous Retford residents have been praised by the town's TSB branch for raising over 1,000 for several charities over the past year. In the past 12 months a 'Walk to Work' and raffle have been held to support Retford's Alzheimer's Memory Group, a 'Guess the Name of the Bear' game in support of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice and two colleagues also participated in the Race For Life raising A 930 between them and volunteers also helped out at the Retford Half Marathon.

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15 hrs ago | Bucksfreepress.co.uk

Charity group's appeal for volunteer dog walkers

AN ANIMAL charity is looking for volunteers to help housebound Chiltern residents who are no longer able to walk their dogs. The Cinnamon Trust is on the lookout for people who can give up some of their spare time to help look after pets belonging to the elderly or ill.

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16 hrs ago | Burton Mail

Burton firm Clinigen hits the height on its latest charity...

CHARITY CHALLENGE . . . Clinigen's Nepal expedition team will include Mel Wood, Robin Sibson, Angela Hollingworth, Karen Roebuck, Sharon Orme and Sharon Shelley.

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17 hrs ago | Kirriemuir Today

St John's cheque to SCAA

Members of the congregation of St John s Episcopal Church, Forfar with Mrs Evelyn Balfour and Reverend Andrew McCafferty present James Gray-Cheape of Scotland s Charity Air Ambulance with a cheque for i 1 2410 that was raised by the Tuesday Club through their sunshine bags. Every time the sun shines a penny or more is placed in the donors sunshine bag.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Bromsgrove Advertiser

a Bromsgrove charity has received a generous donation from a charity garden scheme.

Four garden owners in Bromsgrove have donated A 500 to the Basement Project after opening their gardens as part of the National Gardens Scheme, . Alan Nokes, who owns one of the gardens with wife Lynn, said: "Most of the money we raise by opening our gardens goes to health related and nursing charities like Marie Curie, Macmillan's Nurses and Help the Hospices.

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This is Oxfordshire

A clean winner of monthly accolade

A DOCTORATE student proved to be clean ahead of fellow nominees after his soap business for disadvantaged people gained an award. Sebastian Huempfer, 26, who is studying economic history at Green Templeton College, began Clean Sl8 in January last year.

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Thetelegraphand Argus

Charity seeking unwanted laptops to help Airedale carers

A CHARITY is appealing for donations of unwanted laptop computers to help improve the IT skills of carers across Airedale. The organisation's CReate service runs free weekly IT workshops for carers in Airedale, as well as Bradford and Ilkley .

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This is Wiltshire

Charity looks to set up fundraising group in Devizes

Oxfam is looking to set up a new fundraising group in Devizes and is on the look out for volunteers. In order to set up the group the charity is on the lookout for a group leader and new members along with a secretary and treasurer.

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The Alternative Press

Hammond, 16, is First to the Finish: Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Race and Fun Run

The weather was picturesque for the 18th annual Berkeley Heights 5K as 400 participated in the charity run and fitness walk on Sunday, Sept. 14 at Memorial Field.

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Surrey Advertiser

A 4,000 donated to Woking Bikeathon charities at celebration evening

Cheques were presented to Woking and Sam Beare Hospices, Crossroads Care Surrey, the White Lodge Centre, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance and the Mayor of Woking's charities Bourne Valley Garden Centre, Woodham Park Road, Woodham. Funds from The Woking Bikeathon being handed over to a number of a charities.

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The Advertiser

Darlington woman is latest to take on ice bucket challenge

CHARITY CHALLENGE: MS sufferer Vera Maven did the ice bucket challenge along with members of staff from Quality Carers. She is pictured with Vince Allan, regional manager of Quality Carers Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT A WOMAN who lives with a chronic medical condition hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for charity by becoming the latest volunteer for the ice bucket challenge.

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Bucksfreepress.co.uk

Epilepsy research fund gets A 50,000 windfall

RESEARCH into the genetic causes of epilepsy has received a cash boost after a A 50,000 donation from the Buckinghamshire Freemasons. The group gave the Chalfont St Peter-based Epilepsy Society the cash windfall in order for the charity to fund work into finding a molecular cause to the condition.

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Silicon Alley Insider

How One Guy Used YouTube To Get Thousands Of Teens To Donate $75,000 To Charity

If you've never heard of Connor Franta, you're living under a rock. Or perhaps, a television.

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Dorsetecho.co.uk

Oliver Letwin: Town centres doing just fine with charities

One does sometimes hear people complaining about the number of charity shops in our towns - and I certainly accept that there is a limit to the number of these shops that one can have in a high street without affecting the vibrancy of the shopping experience. But I'm glad to say that the high street and, indeed, the whole centre of Dorchester is hugely vibrant at present - and there is absolutely no sign of commercial enterprises being squeezed out by charity shops.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

PRLog US Entertainment

Howl at the Moon Supports Breast Cancer Research with Drink Pink

PRLog - Sep. 13, 2014 - CHICAGO -- Howl at the Moon is excited to announce the 2nd year of its national Drink Pink campaign in support of breast cancer research. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the Pink Paradise goes toward the Open Arms Breast Cancer Outreach Fund to help support families battling the disease.

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Deseret News

9/11 spawned hundreds of charities. Here are the ones that are left

Disasters create lots of good intentions - but they can be misplaced. Of the 300 charities created in the aftermath of 9/11, only a few are still around.

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Northwich Guardian

CHARITY supporters will be fundraising at a snail's pace at a funeral home in Northwich.

Staff from The Co-operative Funeralcare in London Road are holding a coffee morning on Friday, September 26, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The fundraiser runs from 10am to midday, and for a A 1 donation guests will be able to enjoy coffee and a cake - and a snail racing competition! "We hope people will come along and see the new branch, meet the staff and join us in raising a mug to Macmillan and raising vital funds for such a worthwhile cause," said funeral arranger Hazel Foster.

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