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Single Mum’s Cancer Struggle Inspired Her To Launch Charity For Families In Need

When Nicola Dady was diagnosed with kidney cancer back in 2010, her two children were just three and seven years old. As a single mum, caring for them while undergoing gruelling cancer treatment was a logistical and emotional nightmare. Not only was Dady struggling on a person level, but her main concern was first and…

Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe Says Its Food Waste Mission Is About ‘Ethics’ And Will ‘Never Go Away’

Sainsbury’s is investing £10 million to reduce the nation’s food waste over the next five years, its CEO has revealed, taking on a problem that will “never go away”. Mike Coupe told the Huffington Post UK that “ethics and morality is a big issue” and that Sainsbury’s was trying to “change the behaviour” of its customers when it…

LEGO-Based Therapy: How Colourful Bricks Are Helping Kids With Autism Improve Their Social Skills

Playing with LEGO can be more than just a way to prevent boredom, for some children it has the power to boost their social skills and build self-esteem. LEGO-based therapy is a social development programme for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or related social communication difficulties.  Debi Richmond’s 10-year-old son Adam, who has High Functioning Asperger’s Syndrome, improved…

Big J’s Kitchen: Jemal Peters’s Journey From Young Offender To Selfridges’ Supplier

Better known as ‘Big J’, Jemal Peters is the man behind the street food-inspired condiments line Big J’s Kitchen. Supplying to Selfridges and working alongside celebrity chefs, Peters has come a long way from dealing drugs and being arrested for robbery on his 16th birthday. “We grew up kind of hard,” Peters recalls of his childhood…

Boots Tackles ‘Period Poverty’ With Initiative Donating Sanitary Products To Food Banks

Boots has pledged to end “period poverty” by helping women who are struggling to access basic sanitary products.  The chain will trial an in-store donation point in one of its branches, where customers will be able to leave sanitary products for distribution to a local food bank. The company will also be contributing sanitary products,…

Patagonia Black Friday Donation Tops $10 Million And It’s All Going Towards Protecting The Planet

An American outdoor clothing brand has given some of the world’s biggest companies a lesson in how to give back amid feverish Black Friday sales. Patagonia has followed through with a commitment to donate all its sales from the day to grassroots environmental organisations – even though the final total is five times its own expectations….

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