Summer is here and it is time to get your summer clothes together for your holiday or going to the beach. Read how you can shop sustainably this summer.
Our volunteers at Little Lives UK are the backbone of our charity and we would not be able to do all the work we do for children without them.
Find out more and read one of our volunteers’ stories here.
It has been long documented that physical activity not only increases physical fitness, but also increases and promotes teamwork, helps to increase mental wellbeing and learn new skills.
Especially over the last couple of years the world, or at least a lot of it, has started to wake up to how much damage we are doing to the planet we call home.
The first world-wide lockdown actually gave us a little respite from the lack of cars, trains and planes crashing around and smogging up of our skies, though we could probably all admit to using a little more electricity by watching endless hours of TV or sitting in front of a console. But, now the word has seemed to opened up a lot, lot more, we are seeing that the good it did the planet, is being reversed again!
If you grew up in Britain you will know that our schools love to do a bit of fundraising for a local charity or another good cause. But now you may have children in a school or work in one yourself, you may be wondering how they come up with what to do and how to keep children entertained, well we don’t know how people got their original ideas either… but if you carry on reading then you may pick up some good ideas.
Over recent years the cost of living is gradually rising and for most people in the UK that means times are hard and getting harder. With recent world events which I am sure you are all quite aware of, the price of fuel, food, energy and day to day activities have sky-rocketed!
You can feel as well can you? The feeling that everything is getting better. It is getting warmer, there are less clouds in the sky (won’t say all, this is the UK after all) and it is nearly that time to pack your suitcase, hear the classic British joke of let me hide in your case and jet off to warmer climates (if you can get through the airports, passport queues, baggage handler strikes and general lack of genuine flights available that is).
At certain points of everyone’s lives most people think about leaving a will to loved ones, friends and charities. Whether you have just got married, started a family or have gained new members of your family, making a will and leaving gifts to certain people is essential in ensuring those you care for are cared for after you are no longer here.
The Community Change Company CIC is an organisation based in Newark that helps those in the community who are in need of vital support that so often is not funded or available for everyone. They are piloting a group run by sibling of children with additional needs. The siblings know their brothers and sisters better than anyone and can really help to guide service providers in the right direction when it comes to understanding what is best for them and their family.
We have all seen the adverts on the TV and on social media and in blogs, how ironic, telling us to leave a gift in our wills to a charity or to some other good cause. A lot of people reading may even be too young to be thinking about leaving wills, but it is always good to have the information at hand if you ever decide you would like to.