Charity

NSPCC Big Board Game Day

A father and his children playing a board game.

We love playing board games in our family so were happy to help out when the NSPCC got in touch about their Big Board Game Day event which takes place on 27 May. As you’re probably aware, the NSPCC leads the fight against child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. They help children who’ve been abused to …

Go Sober for October

A banner with the slogan 'Go Sober for October'.

This is going to be a challenge and a half… Macmillan recently got in touch to ask me to help raise awareness of its Go Sober for October campaign. And by ‘help raise awareness of’ I also mean ‘join it with’. Having had a couple of jobs in the charity sector myself, Macmillan is an organisation …

Save the Children Club

Save the Children is a charity that I’ve been meaning to show some support to since becoming a parent, so I was happy to hear from them recently when they got in touch to let me know about their newly-launched membership scheme. Save the Children Club gives 7-11 year olds the opportunity to learn about kids living …

Imagine 2030 with Sightsavers

Having worked for Sightsavers for a year and really enjoyed my time there, I’ve continued to be a supporter and was happy to be asked to help raise awareness of its Imagine 2030 campaign. For anyone who hasn’t heard of Sightsavers, it’s an International NGO which works in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness – …

Decembeard!

I’ve been a little slow out of the blocks to mention this but, as it’s for such an important cause, it’s never too late… I’m taking part in Decembeard. Hot on the heels of Movember, the principle is the same – grow facial fuzz in the fight against cancer. Decembeard and Beards for Bowels were …

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

So, apparently, normal people are doing the Ice Bucket Challenge now too. While it may smack a bit of jumping on the bandwagon, it’s for a great cause, so I was more than happy to do my bit for  The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association – aka ALS – by making a donation and, of course, having ice-cold water chucked on me. Having …

Remember Charley Says?

Remember the Charley Says safety information films from the late 70s and early 80s? For those who may be just a tad too young – tsk! – you may know it from a song by The Prodigy which sampled it. Anyway, those who do recall the verbose safety-conscious moggy and his young companion may be …