#charity A night with the stars at @cbukhelp 21st Anniversary Carol Concert

Date: Thursday 10th December 2015 6.45pm to 8pm
Venue: Holy Trinity Brompton, London, SW7 1JA by kind permission of The Reverend Nicky Gumbel

Together with: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Mary Berry, Bear Grylls, Natasha Marsh, Helen McCrory, Sir Tom Stoppard, Tom Sturridge, Taplow Youth Choir.

Ticket prices: £50 & £25
Seating Plan:
£50 tickets: all downstairs seating and a small selection of the upstairs area
£25 tickets: upstairs seating only

There will be a small area of reserved seating for performers/guests on the night. All other seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis so please do arrive early. Doors open at 6.00pm.

Please RSVP using the booking form or book online (if you experience problems with the online booking link, please copy and paste the link into your web browser)


Sexiest scrum you’ll ever see – @OURFCWomen #rugby union team strip off for #naked for #charity

The women’s rugby union team have bared all for charity with the release of a naked calendar. In a series of rugby-related nude poses, the girls have stripped off to raise money ahead of their Twickenham bow next month. They will take on Cambridge in the traditional varsity clash on December 10, and the match will be hosted at the spiritual home of rugby for the first time in the fixture’s history. It will precede the men’s clash later that day.

Money raised from the calendar will be donated to charity Beat, which helps those affected by eating disorders or difficulties with weight or shape.

Oxford captain Carly Bliss revealed the team had to keep going inside to keep warm while shooting the calendar.

She told the Daily Mail:

“The calendar shoot was great fun for the whole squad. Not only was it a great team building exercise but knowing we were raising money for our club and for such an amazing charity spurred us all on the brave the chilly October afternoon.

The calendar is available to order by clicking here.

The calendar is £10 for those at Oxford University and £12 for orders within the UK.  The calendar reflects the positive body image they aim to promote and hope it enourages more women to take up rugby.

Tickets for there Varsity Match on the 10th of December can be puchased via www.thevarsitymatch.com

@kylieminogue decorates Christmas tree @LibertyLondon which will be auctioned for @ITVTextSanta #charity

Showing her support for ITV’s Text Santa, singing sensation Kylie Minogue joined in the festive fun by decorating a Christmas tree in London department store Liberty and wore her Text Santa badge.

Revealing how disaster almost struck during the recording of her festive album, Kylie said

“Everywhere we worked we fully decorated the studio – every studio – and the decorations kind of got more and more and more and more… and actually I nearly burnt the studio down!”

Sign up for your Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day fundraising kit.


Please #help – Cannock needs Santas – now! For Newlife #charity

If you love Christmas, and enjoy the fun it brings, there’s no better way to celebrate than becoming a ‘Dashing Santa’ for the day.

Join in with other Santas to take part in Newlife’s second annual Santa Dash fundraising event – running, walking or being pushed, the one mile route is through Cannock Park and the town centre. The Dash will again help local disabled children get the equipment they need.

Individuals and local teams are invited to sign up right now to join in the charity event, on Saturday 17 December. Interested Santas can view last year’s event, which took place in the snow.

Sheila Brown, Newlife’s CEO, said:

“This was a great fun occasion last year with around 60 people taking part, raising funds to support local disabled and terminally ill children. We have seven children locally who need Newlife’s help to buy them equipment, such as specialist buggies and wheelchairs, so we need to get people signed up right now.”

Last year a team from South Staffordshire College took part and Chief Executive Principal, Graham Morley, said:

“As a key part of the community, our staff and students frequently undertake volunteer work and raise funds to support local and national charities. The Santa Dash last year was a great team event and we really enjoyed taking part – the snow just made it even more festive! We are delighted that this year the Santa Dash will end at our College Campus in Cannock and are pleased to again support Newlife to raise funds for local disabled and terminally ill children.”

To sign up for the Newlife Santa Dash, contact Newlife (freephone) on 0800 988 4640 Email info@newlifecharity.co.uk or visit Newlife’s website: www.newlifecharity.co.uk/events

Newlife is asking each participant to raise a minimum of £30 sponsorship each and will provide every participant with a free Santa suit.

The Dash will start at 11am (Dashers to arrive at 10.30am) at the Leisure Centre, as they begin their one mile route to the town centre, ending at South Staffordshire College for refreshments. A Newlife jewellery sale, on a town centre stall, will run concurrently for those last-minute Christmas presents.

Newlife guarantees that 100 per cent of money raised will go to local children in desperate need of essential equipment.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

So be the change that you wish to see in the world – why wait? start today  –  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.


Death affects your head, heart and spirit



How to do something amazing for your local hospice #charity

If you want to do something amazing for your local hospice then why not come up with an exciting fundraising event of your own? 

Organising your own fundraising event can be a lot of fun and is a great way to raise money for your charity hospice. Whatever your interests – from fashion shows to fell running, cycling to cake baking – you can turn it into a fundraising activity.

Pendleside Fundraising team can support you by offering useful help and advice to turn your idea, no matter how big or small, into a reality.

If you would like to organise your own fundraising activity, please get in touch with there Fundraising team on fundraising@pendleside.org.uk or call 01282 440120

FACT – The Hospice currently costs over £3.8 million per year to run. A grant from the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group provides approximately 26% of running costs but the balance, over £2.8 million, is raised locally. You can also help buy purchasing your Christmas Cards on-line
No one has ever become poor by giving.

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