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Step Up To Serve

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The website Xperedon reported this week that a number of charities, including Community Service Volunteers, have now pledged their support for a new campaign, Step Up To Serve, that has recently be...
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12-year-old fancy-dress fundraiser

12-year-old fancy-dress fundraiser | Generosity | Scoop.it
Christopher Grey (centre front) with some of his classmates A 12-year-old from Bon-y-maen, who lost his dad and granddad to brain cancer, has made quite an impact locally, fundraising for Brain Tum...
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Caring Sugababe

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Sugababe’s Jade Ewen (centre) with carers Chloe (left) and Amber (right). Photo credit: Co-op The UK currently has an estimated half-million 14-25 year-old carers – young people caring for loved on...
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Limbless 7-year-old raises over £2000 on charity walk

Limbless 7-year-old raises over £2000 on charity walk | Generosity | Scoop.it
Photo: Ellie-Mae with friend Leah (7) & brother Owen Rigby (4) A seven-year-old who lost both legs and one arm to infant meningitis has raised more than £2000 in a charity walk, on behalf of he...
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Luton Community Awards

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On Friday we looked at an award scheme that – though not entirely about young people – aims to provide recognition for the volunteering work of youth in the community, amongst other categories. So ...
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Caring teen

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A fifteen-year-old who – along with her younger brother – is a full-time carer, as well as a high school student, has been nominated for a county award. Sarah Miles, from Kirkby, Ashfield, Nottingh...
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Princess takes leadership role

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Princess Bright (front row, third from left) and her deputies. Just over a month ago I posted an article here about three candidates for a youth leadership role in the London Borough of Havering. A...
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Everyday Heroes

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Although most of this site’s focus is now on UK young people, I couldn’t resist bringing to your attention today an item that I came across on Good – “the social network for social good”. Entitled ...
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Fundraising runs in the family

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A 17-year-old fundraiser has just received recognition from Cancer Research UK for his efforts in organising relay races to raise funds for the charity. Laurence Jewell from Cornwall was named Youn...
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Shine a light

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A 21-year-old volunteer from Burnham-on-Sea, Essex (UK) has been honoured this week for his work in the local community. Jonathan Smith was crowned “shine a light volunteering champion” at an event...
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Think Big

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Some encouraging news from Ireland… the Think Big organisation’s latest survey of 14-25-year-olds shows that there is a flourishing community spirit there. More than 75% of this age group prefer to...
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Shot teen receives award

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At the beginning of the year I posted an article here about the brave 15-year-old schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, who defied the Taliban and fought for the right of young women to receive schooling i...
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Update: Talia Joy Castellano

Update: Talia Joy Castellano | Generosity | Scoop.it
In August last year I featured a post about cancer survivor Talia Joy Castellano. Unfortunately, Talia passed away three months ago. In connection with this, I have now received the following, whic...
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Veteran fundraiser at nine

Veteran fundraiser at nine | Generosity | Scoop.it
Leah Ramsden (centre), with dad Andrew, mum Paula & sister Paige At just nine years old, Leah Ramsden, from Arnold, Nottinghamshire (UK) is already being described as a “veteran fundraiser”. Le...
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Walk Ten

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Did you know that 65% of terminal patients would like to die in their own home, but that here in the UK less than 50% are currently able to? The charity Marie Curie Cancer Care is currently working...
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Teen tipped for top position

Teen tipped for top position | Generosity | Scoop.it
William Land (centre) with Councillors Catherine Boardman & Alex Hopkins of Northamptonshire County Council. A fourteen-year-old volunteer has been named ‘young role model of the year’, at the ...
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A silver lining to the Recession

A silver lining to the Recession | Generosity | Scoop.it
They say that every cloud has a silver lining. Well, a study just out - from UCLA and San Diego State University - suggests that the current recession could be partly responsible for an increased c...
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Swansea Bay Volunteer Awards

Swansea Bay Volunteer Awards | Generosity | Scoop.it
New Swansea Bay is a recently-created non-profit community organisation in Port Talbot, South Wales, UK, seeking to lower hospital admissions, and increase community safety & cohesion.  It is c...
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North West Volunteer of the Year

North West Volunteer of the Year | Generosity | Scoop.it
At the end of last year I described a Co-operative charity, StreetGames, that “aims to bring about positive change in deprived communities by bringing sport into young people’s immediate neighbourh...
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Heart op survivor fighting cancer

Heart op survivor fighting cancer | Generosity | Scoop.it
Last year I blogged here about the efforts of a couple of young people raising funds for Cancer Research UK. In August it was Daisy South’s “A Night To Remember”, in South Wales, and in November I ...
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Bournemouth Young Volunteers Awards

Bournemouth Young Volunteers Awards | Generosity | Scoop.it
Volunteers - Luke, Olivia, Jordan and Ryan Bournemouth 2026 Trust and Bournemouth Council for Voluntary Services (CVS), in collaboration with Bournemouth Council, are launching a new awards scheme ...
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Young people prepare for the future

Young people prepare for the future | Generosity | Scoop.it
The Duke of Edinburgh Awards have been in the news again. Last week a crowd of nearly 500 young people between the ages of 14 and 25, from across West Berkshire (UK), received awards from Berkshire...
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Never too young

Never too young | Generosity | Scoop.it
It’s good to see that it’s not only the 14-25-year-olds who believe in giving back to the community (see yesterday’s post). As the picture above shows, community volunteers are starting young. I’ve...
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Ten Tors teens

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More than 2,400 teenagers took part in last week’s two-day Ten Tors Challenge, in torrential rain and gale-force winds, but a team of six from Bristol received medals even though they didn’t comple...
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