The Silver Line

In August 2011, Dame Esther Rantzen DBE (who founded the children’s helpline ChildLine in 1986), wrote an article about the loneliness she has experienced since being bereaved, and living alone. She was overwhelmed by the huge response from older people who shared her experience. In November 2011 she was invited to make a key-note speech… [Continue Reading]

Human rights champion Bamber dies

Human rights campaigner and early member of Amnesty International Helen Bamber has died, the Helen Bamber Foundation has announced. Leading figures from the charity world and film stars Colin Firth and Emma Thompson, have paid tribute to the “human rights icon”. Ms Bamber was a psychotherapist who began helping victims of torture and atrocities aged… [Continue Reading]

Kids Company

Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996. We provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children. Our services reach 36,000 and intensively support 18,000 children across London and Bristol, including the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional… [Continue Reading]

Word 4 Weapons

Word 4 Weapons is a multi-award winning, faith based organisation founded in 2007 by Michael Smith to counteract the wave of knife and gun crime which is devastating our communities. There are now in excess of 25 across Greater London. Weapons are openly used on our streets leaving individuals in fear, injured or killed. We are… [Continue Reading]

Streets of Growth

Founded in 2001, Streets of Growth is a social enterprise charity specialising in engaging youth and young adults away from educational and career drop-out, postcode territorialism, group/gang violence, criminality, drugs, and associated behaviours leading to harm, poverty, neighbourhood dysfunction and dependency. We are based in one of the UK’s most socially deprived wards in the… [Continue Reading]

Health For Life

HEALTH FOR LIFE A Unified Community Taking Responsibility Of Our Health Saturday 29th March2014 2-8pm Venue: 1-5 Hinton Road, Brixton, London SE24 OHJ Speakers: Brother Stephen Ssali-mind & body Brother Dave McQueen – Fitness & Exercise Brother Gilroy-Cancer Workshops: Rosemarie cousins – Causes and solutions of cancer ISIS Centre-Mental Health Brother Abdullah – Food &… [Continue Reading]

A kiss from a giraffe for dying zookeeper

This is the touching moment a giraffe bid a sad farewell to a dying worker who had spent his entire adult life cleaning the animal’s enclosure at a Dutch zoo. The 54-year-old maintenance worker, who has terminal cancer, asked that his hospital bed be wheeled into the giraffe enclosure at Rotterdam’s Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo. In… [Continue Reading]