Charitable giving

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From Glastonbury chocolate to refurb computers: how you can help charities in the UK cost of living crisis
Money is tight as household bills soar but there are still ways to make a difference

Sandra Haurant

06, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Barnardo’s ‘clarifies’ website after Guardian investigation of spending claims
Exclusive: Charity has long said 92% of spending goes on ‘working with the children and young people’ but data suggests 73.7%

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

03, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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As a billionaire king is crowned, he urges us to do some charity work. Welcome to Britain | Frances Ryan
Charles’ coronation initiative is no surprise – the royals seem to prefer ad hoc philanthropy to actually funding public services, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

28, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Expanding food banks is no substitute for tackling poverty, charities warn
Letter to the Observer signed by experts from around the world says proper government policies are needed

Michael Savage Policy Editor

26, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Comic Relief raises over £34m as stars parody The Traitors and Eurovision
Hosts of BBC fundraiser include AJ Odudu and Paddy McGuinness but Lenny Henry is absent for first time

Tobi Thomas

18, Mar, 2023 @11:38 AM

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The big idea: in a disaster, bad help can be worse than no help at all
Emergency relief must be about money, not well-intentioned donations of goods

Lucy Easthope

13, Mar, 2023 @12:30 PM

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Nearly 40% of Britons have made a donation to Ukraine
The vast majority of the public remain concerned about the conflict one year on, new poll reveals

Michael Savage Policy Editor

26, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Matt Hancock donates just 3% of I’m a Celebrity fee
Ex-minister received £320,000 for stint on reality show, of which £10,000 has so far gone to charity

Tom Ambrose

27, Jan, 2023 @10:14 AM

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52 acts of kindness: how to spread joy in every week of 2023
Whether fostering kittens, donating blood or delivering boxes of biscuits to striking workers, there has never been a better time to help out. And it will improve your life too

Emma Beddington

03, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Cumbrian man completes mission of running marathon every day in 2022
Gary McKee, 53, from Cleator Moor hits target of raising £1m for Macmillan Cancer Support and Hospice at Home West Cumbria

Nadeem Badshah

31, Dec, 2022 @5:48 PM

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If greed can ever be good, that philosophy didn’t work at FTX’s charity | Tim Adams
The ‘ethics stuff’ was just a front, says the bankrupted cryptocurrency billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried

Tim Adams

26, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Britain’s growing dormant cash pile set to be a windfall for charities
The government is expanding a scheme that channels unclaimed money to good causes

Shane Hickey

21, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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