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How To Help The Homeless At Christmas, From Volunteering To Carol Singing

Christmas can often become something of a focus for overindulgence and spoiling ourselves – but what about those who might be less fortunate than us? The number of people who are homeless or sleeping rough has continued to rise with government statistics in 2015 showing that 3,569 people slept rough on any one night across England, more…

Big J’s Kitchen: Jemal Peters’s Journey From Young Offender To Selfridges’ Supplier

Better known as ‘Big J’, Jemal Peters is the man behind the street food-inspired condiments line Big J’s Kitchen. Supplying to Selfridges and working alongside celebrity chefs, Peters has come a long way from dealing drugs and being arrested for robbery on his 16th birthday. “We grew up kind of hard,” Peters recalls of his childhood…

From Helping Chronically Ill People To Great Barrier Reef, Google Donates Nearly AU$4 Million To Worthy Projects

Chronic illnesses kill nearly two in three people. Yet only a third of patients get the in-person help they need to improve their wellbeing. It’s an issue that Australian service Textcare is remedying with an SMS-based behaviour change programme. Clara Chow, a cardiologist at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, told Mashable the AU$750,000 (over £450,000) prize would be “vital”. …

Volunteering At Christmas: Help Change Lives With These Amazing Charities Throughout December

Christmas has become a valid excuse to be bask in materialism. But it shouldn’t be that way.  Because for many people this year, Christmas will be a real struggle. “[It] can be an extremely isolating time for those without a home to call their own,” said Jon Sparkes, chief executive of homelessness charity Crisis. “Many of…

Sainsbury’s Is Giving People Fridges With Cameras Inside To Help Curb Food Waste

Sainsbury’s is giving families fridges with tiny cameras inside, to let them see what food they’ve got at home when they are out shopping. The supermarket is giving 20 families a ‘smart fridge’ equipped with two cameras that take pictures of the contents of your fridge every time the door is closed. Shoppers can check the ‘fridge…

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