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Finland Donates €29 Million Over Four Years To Provide Life-Saving Food In Crisis

44 hours ago From Thomson Reuters Foundation   View Original Article

London, U K - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution of €29 million (US$40 million) from the Government of Finland. This contribution will support WFP’s life-saving humanitarian work in countries gripped by ...

Grannies get the needle for charity

45 hours ago From Echo   View Original Article

Basildon, U K - A group of kind-hearted grannies have been busy knitting blankets for homeless people.

So far, the women from Canvey Island Senior Citizens Association, have created 70 blankets for those in need.

The project took off af ...

GT Radial team cycles 707,265m in 24 hours to raise over £1,000 for Marie Curie

47 hours ago From Tyrepress.com   View Original Article

Essex, U K - Raising more than £1,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care, GT Radial’s Le Mans 24 Hour Cycle Race team pedalled 169 laps of the 4,185m Circuit Bugatti. The team, comprising Brian McDermott, managing director UK for Giti Tire; Ellis Hadley, senior test eng ...

Jungle day raises funds for charity

Archived, 2 days ago From Daventry Express  

Daventry, U K - A fundraising event held at the Halifax in Daventry on Friday last week has raised nearly £1,000 for charity.

The event was organised by Gail Purves from Daventry and saw a raffle, cupcakes for sale, a guess the sweets jar and balloon ...

Running in memory of James

Archived, 3 days ago From St Helens Star  

Merseyside, U K - Kevin Nicholas lines up alongside his daughter Caitlin at the Great North Run this weekend his son James will be at the forefront of their minds.

Since James died just before his 22 birthday in 2012 from an undetected heart defect his ...

Gates Foundation charity to spend $50m on fighting Ebola in west Africa

Archived, 3 days ago From The Guardian 

London, U K - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said on Wednesday it would spend $40m (£25m) – on top of $10m already committed – to support the emergency response to west Africa's Ebola outbreak – the group's largest donation yet to a humanitarian effort.

Scarborough Kidney Walk planned for Thomson Park

Archived, 3 days ago From insideTORONTO.com  

Toronto, CANADA - Thomson Park will host the Scarborough Kidney Walk on Saturday, Sept. 13, to raise money for kidney disease.

The walk is one of many taking place across Ontario throughout the month as part of the Kidney Foundation of Canada’s Kidney W ...

Lawyers cycle 115 miles for charity without leaving their office

Archived, 3 days ago From Worcester News  

Worcester, U K - A trio from Worcester law firm Thursfields is aiming to complete the 115 mile fourth stage of the Tour of Britain without moving an inch.

As some of the world's top cyclists gather at The Hive in Worcester next Wednesday ready to set o ...

Running to remember Nathan John - couple take on Great North Run

Archived, 3 days ago From Worcester News  

Worcester, U K - The many good deeds performed by a young Pershore man before his death earlier this year will spur a couple on as they take part in the Great North Run.

Sarah and Colin Davies, from Malvern Wells, will be raising money for two charitie ...

Elderly go hungry to aid homeless children

Archived, 3 days ago From South China Morning Post (subscription)  

Causeway Bay - Some of Hong Kong's oldest and poorest once again proved age is no barrier when it comes to helping those whose needs are greater than their own.

About 1,400 elderly people - some over 100 years old and many in their nineties - yesterd ...

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The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, were warmer over the past 50 year ...

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New trade regulations for greater protection to endangered sharks

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