Archive for ‘charity’

March 11, 2019

Dogs on the Streets

by duncanr

A loyal dog who’s homeless owner was lying dead on the streets of London stayed by his side for up to 12 hours after he passed away – helping police to identify him.

the rough sleeper, Nick, had no identification on him when police found his body but, fortunately, he had registered his dog (Scarper) with the charity Dogs on the Streets (DOTS) who were able to pull his details from their database via the unique tag number on the dog’s collar

(Scarper has now gone to . . .

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February 18, 2019

I Support the Girls

by duncanr

an uplifting story about the Accidental Bra Fairy supplying bras and sanitary products free of charge to needy women who cant afford to buy them –

August 20, 2018

Scanning a Homeless Person

by duncanr

this is a novel idea – interesting to see if trial is judged a success and the scheme is then rolled out more widely

July 28, 2018

Cow Wins Horse Race

by duncanr


July 17, 2018

Johnny Rockard Coffin Crowdfunding Appeal

by duncanr

am I the only one surprised to learn that this gap-toothed guy is apparently a ‘porn star’ ???

can’t believe it, myself – christ, if he can’t come up with £5000 for his funeral he can’t be making much money as a porn star!

the average cost of a funeral in the UK these days is around £4000+ – so we are talking here about the design and manufacture of a penis shaped coffin, and the design, engineering, and manufacture of a remote control coffin-carrying dolley to achieve the effect he desires at around £1000 over what would be required if he was having a conventional funeral . . .

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May 7, 2018

Let There be Light

by duncanr

hundreds of walkers created a chain of light stretching down Catbells ridge from the 1,480ft summit to the edge of Derwentwater near Keswick in the Lake District, England

this is an annual event, organised by the Lakeland Festival of Light, to raise money for charity

money raised by this year is destined for

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March 1, 2018

Homeless doesn’t mean Worthless

by duncanr

my late wife used to hate going into town with me – I’d spend £10-20 before we reached any shops!

she was convinced all beggars had smart phones secreted about their person, were connected to one another via a whatsapp group, and as soon as i’d . . .

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November 26, 2017

Action Hunger Vending Machine

by duncanr

the charity ‘Action Hunger‘ is planning to install Britain’s first vending machine for the homeless, dispensing fresh fruit, sanitary towels, socks, energy bars and sandwiches for free, in Nottingham – followed by others in Birmingham, Manchester, and London

how the scheme will work –

Artists’ impressions of the Action Hunger’s vending machine for the homeless, to be installed in Nottingham before Christmas

September 4, 2017

Now, here’s a documentary I can really get “behind”

by allthoughtswork

You can leave your hat on, even though these guys didn’t.

November 29, 2016

The Longest Day

by duncanr

Fraser Watt, from Clydebank in Scotland, is taking on Santa this Xmas – and hoping, in doing so, to raise some serious money for The United Nations Children’s Fund