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Join KidsCan for Their Manchester to Chester Bike Ride

If you love a bit of super cycle action, why not sign up for the KidsCan Manchester to Chester bike ride and help raise some much needed funds for the children’s cancer research charity?

This awesome event will be taking place on Sunday 23rd June 2013, and starts at Platt Fields Park in Manchester and finishes at The College of Law near Chester. The course is some 53 miles, and will travel via Lymm, Comberbach and Kelsall as you race through the glorious British countryside in aid of children who are battling against cancer.

KidsCan Fundraising Manager, Holly Bond, said –

We are all extremely excited to be participating in the Manchester to Chester bike ride for the first time this year and are asking people to support us and take on the challenge. Whether you’re an accomplished rider or complete beginner, this challenge is ideal for all abilities, and a great way to spend a Sunday with your family, while raising money for a great cause.

The charity themselves recently celebrated their 10th birthday, and what better way to join in the celebrations than to take part in this amazing bike ride. All participants will be provided with everything they need in a fundraising pack to help them with their efforts, so if you are interested, why not click on the link below to find out more information on how you can help children to fight cancer.

> > Click here for KidsCan bike ride

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Jaro – Helping Charities to Raise Money Through Technology

Jaro is a brand new game that will help to raise millions of dollars for some of the world’s most deserving charities. It is the brainchild of Anthony Farah, who came up with the vision whilst studying economics in High School.

His dream was to see how the world could be changed for the better if everyone on the planet gave $1 to those that couldn’t. Jaro is being run by Vivant Ltd, a digital marketing company in Sydney, Australia, with the aim to help charitable causes through digital engagement.

The game itself is billed as a ‘numeric battleship’, which was conceived simply by Anthony looking at the keypad on his phone. Over five years, Anthony and his team worked on various different ideas and concepts to create the ideal platform to engage the player, and help raise money for charities across the globe.

Their aim is simple –

to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for the world’s most deserving charitable causes.

They already support –

  • WSPA Australia
  • WWF UK
  • MacMillan Cancer Support
  • Great Ormond Street
  • British Red Cross
  • Plus many many more…

Every person that plays Jaro can even choose which charity they want to contribute to, which will make the world of difference to people’s lives who desperately need our help. To find out more about this amazing cause, simply click on the link below to find out how you play the game and how you can be part of what is sure to be a global phenomenon.

It’s the perfect blend of fun, strategy and reward.

> > Click here to learn more about Jaro

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Take the Starlight Hike with Sue Ryder

If you’re looking for a totally unique way to raise funds for charity, why not take part in the #Starlight Hike for Sue Ryder? These amazing 10 kilometre hikes will be taking place across the country during September 2012 and are a fantastic way to keep fit. The courses are held in a great selection of beautiful locations across the UK, including –

  • Dundee
  • Leeds
  • Cheltenham
  • Reading
  • Aberdeen
  • Bedford
  • plus many more.

Each course is completely individual, and when taken in the evening under the stars, is sure to be a delight. Before many of the hikes start there is some entertainment and a fun warm up, but remember to bring your torch and some warm clothing!  You even receive a free t-shirt, plus a hot breakfast to warm you up after the your hike.

The money you raise goes a long way to help Sue Ryder to provide long term care to people living with life changing illnesses such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, strokes, brain injuries and many others.

Karen Martin, who was walking for St. Jonh’s Hospice, said –

I am doing the midnight walk this year in memory of my wonderful Dad. Dad spent his last week at Sue Ryder, St John’s. We will always be grateful for the care, respect and support Dad received during this time. The same support was given to the rest of our family and really helped us all through a very difficult time. The nurses and family support staff were amazing, they couldn’t do enough for our family and were always available whenever any of us needed them.

If you are interested in taking part in a Sue Ryder Starlight Hike at one of their beautiful locations in the UK, simply click on the link below to find out more information and the nearest site to you. By taking part, you’ll be spreading an extra bit of Starlight sparkle, and helping to provide much needed funds to aid the amazing work of the Sue Ryder charity.


> > Click here for more info on Starlight Hikes

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International Women’s Day – 08-03-12

Oxfam UK are asking you to come together on Thursday 8th March 2012 to celebrate International Woman’s Day. First started in the early 1900’s, the annual day of celebration was first started in Russia to mark the changing roles of females in society.

Why not register this year and help raise much needed funds for Oxfam UK by taking part in Oxfam’s International Women’s Day celebration? Get the girls together and help women in the world’s poorest countries to build a better future for themselves and their families by holding a –

  • Dinner party
  • Clothes Swap Event
  • Pampering Evening
  • Cake Sale

Of the 1.3 billion people living in poverty across the globe, more than two thirds of them are women. With blinkered attitudes towards females denying them basic rights, whole communities are falling further into poverty and it needs to be stopped before it’s too late.

Thousands of people will be hosting events for Oxfam on International Women’s Day, so why not become one of them and know that the money you raise will change the lives of women around the world. Simply click on the link below to register for a fundraising pack that is full of helpful hints and tips on how to make your event is a success. Whatever you raise, the money makes a huge difference to the women who need it most.

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Afghan Heroes Charity Song

Tony Christie has just released a new single called ‘Steal the Sun’ in support of the Afghan Heroes charity. Released digitally on Sunday 23rd October 2011, the track was recorded at the world famous Air Studios, which is owned by legendary Beatles producer George Martin.

The song feature the Band of the Royal Marines and the RAF Choir, and of course Tony, who is best known for his hit single ‘Is this the way to Amarillo?’.

The Afghan Heroes was first founded in July 2009 in memory of Lee Scott by his mum Denise Harris. Lee was part of the Royal Tank Regiment who died during an explosion in Afghanistan. The charity gives support to soldiers in Afghanistan by sending them home comforts every year on Armed Forces Day, with the next one due on Saturday 30th June 2012. They also help provide holiday homes in the UK and a support network to the families of the Fallen.

> > Click here for more information on Afghan Heroes


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Latest International Alert Advert

Check out the latest advert from International Alert, an independent peace building organisation which has been running for 25 years. The advert, which features the music of Massive Attack and the voice of David Morrissey, depicts how words, not bullets, can help to stop wars and bring peace.


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CoppaFeel Breast Cancer Charity

To look at, Kristin Hallenga is just your average 25 year old woman with painted nails, too many rings, her favourite boots and an oversized bag. And some of you may be forgiven for thinking that CoppaFeel is just your average charity. But it’s anything but. CoppaFeel is a breast cancer awareness charity that educates young people on the importance of checking their boobs regularly and knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

It was founded in October 2009 by Kristin who herself was misdiagnosed twice with breast cancer at age 23; and now lives with secondary breast cancer, in the form of inoperable tumours which call her spine home. CoppaFeel’s identity reflects her tenacity, positivity, devotion to change and appetite for life and living. They are determined to make a difference and dedicated to saving lives.

Given the 1 in 25,000 odds, Kristin Hallenga was diagnosed with Stage IV secondary breast cancer at 23 because she was unlucky. But she was also unaware. Unaware of the risk of breast cancer. Unaware of the need to check her breasts regularly. Unaware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. And unaware of her body. CoppaFeel was founded out of a need to right these wrongs.

CoppaFeel is the only awareness and education breast cancer charity in the UK and the only one that targets young people. Their mission is to stamp out late detection and misdiagnosis of breast cancer by ensuring that everyone knows the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, know what their boobs look and feel like normally, check their boobs regularly throughout their lifetime and have the confidence to seek medical referral if they detect any changes.

From Joggin’ for Jugs and Bikin’ for Boobies to Ramblin’ for Racks and Bakin’ for Baps, there is nothing they won’t do to get this important message across to every young Briton.

Their vision is it to live in a world where no one dies of breast cancer because of late detection or misdiagnosis.

Knowing your boobs could save your life!

> > Click here to for more info on CoppaFeel

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Gamaluka is Back in Aid of Always a Chance Charity

Northampton’s finest party people will be hosted another one of their daytime bashes this weekend in aid of the Always a Chance charity, set up in memory of murdered British tourist, James Kouzaris. The charity has been set up to help try and stop people becoming involved in a life of violent crime before it is too late.

Mr Kouzaris, from Northampton, was murdered whilst on holiday with his friend James Cooper in Florida last April, making front page headlines across the globe. The tragic circumstances surrounding the murders was particularly felt in Northampton, where James was a popular face on the social scene.

The last bash hosted by Gamaluka in April 2011 saw more than 300 attend, and helped raise a fantastic £1,800 for the Macmillan Trust. This time around, the local Northampton lads who organise the party felt it was only right to raise funds to support the Always a Chance charity after what happened on that fateful night in Florida last April.

Gamaluku promoter and DJ, Justin Vanezi, said –

James was known to us through living in Kingsthorpe, and was a close friend at school to my brother. The charity has been set up to help young people stay clear of violent crime and give them a chance in life so this is never the path they take. We fully support this cause and want to do everything we can to raise money for this charity in memory of James, but also for the family and hundreds of other friends who have lost such an amazing person in their lives.

The event takes place at Fever Nightclub in Northampton between 2-10pm on Sunday 28th August 2011, with tickets just £5, and £7 on the door. If you are in the area, why not pop in and show your support, there’s a great selection of DJ’s playing all the latest house sounds from both home and abroad, plus there’s also a free BBQ!

> > Click here for more info on Always a Chance

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WWF Concern at Madagascan Creatures Under Threat

WWF charity officials are voicing their concerns as the political deadlock in Madagascar threatens the unique animals found on the island. More than 600 new species have been discovered there since 1999, but many of these animals are now under threat, mostly due to the deforestation of their habitat.

Madagascar’s rain forests are home to a great deal of precious rosewood and other timber, which were torn down during the 2009 political coup. During this time of political upheaval, there was also reports of a huge increase in the illegal hunting of lemurs, with the poaching of other threatened animals also rampant.

WWF’s Madagascar-based regional director, Richard Hughes, said –

We as a species, the human race, we don’t understand the complexities of the natural world around us. We people are the one species with the most power to destroy or protect what’s there.

WWF are calling on the international donors who have cut all but humanitarian aid to Madagascar, to resume support for the many environmental projects that are taking place. With new species being constantly discovered on the island, the wildlife deserves the help of humans to perceiver during the political de stability.

Funds do not need to passed through government officials but directly to private development groups who can ensure the money is used in the proper way. Though WWF have continued to work with government officials to try and expand protected areas, this is becoming more and more difficult as the Madagascan economy  deteriorates. If something is not put into place soon, new undiscovered species of animals and plants will remain that way, will little or no chance of survival against the humans that continue to destroy their habitats for personal gain.

Help WWF UK with a Charity Gift

The WWF is a non profit organisation who can only sustain their tireless work in saving the planet and its inhabitants through donations. You can help raise funds through the WWF Adopt an Animal scheme.

From as little as £3 a month you receive a certificate, a print of your animal, a greetings card, and a soft toy that would make a fantastic charity gift for a loved one.

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The International Alert Comedy Night is Back

Great news for all you comedy buffs out there, as International Alert announce that they will be returning to the Comedy Store for another evening of fun and frolics. ‘Are You Taking the Peace?’ will be held on Monday 19th September 2011 to mark UN’s International Day of Peace, at the world’s most famous laughter house, the Comedy Store in London’s West End.

Tickets are just £16, or £14 for concessions, with doors opening at 7.30pm. The line up is quite stunning, and amongst those performing on the night will be –

  • Stewart Lee
  • Pete Johansson
  • Rob Rouse
  • Stewart Francis
  • Alistair Barrie

Tickets for the event will be limited, so if you fancy a night of top notch laughter for an amazing cause, I’d click on the link below sharpish as these will be selling like hot cakes, and I’m not ‘Taking the Peace’!

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