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#Charity

# charity - Today’s News

Support group says HSE knew of spending on conferences and food

Positive Action received €2.3 million in tax payer funding between 2009 and 2013.

# charity - Monday 20 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge What’s the kindest thing a stranger has ever done for you? Thank You Stranger

What’s the kindest thing a stranger has ever done for you?

Share your random acts of kindness. Because it’s Monday, and we all need a boost.

# charity - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Dublin Zoo to pay €5,000 to charity after mother and child attacked by tapir

The Zoo pleaded guilty to failing to implement the most recent risk assessment.

# charity - Sunday 12 October, 2014

More people at risk of losing their family home are seeking advice

3,588 people had sought advice from Focus Ireland in the first eight months of this year.

# charity - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here’s all you need to know about the latest social media craze, the #WakeUpCall Wakeupcall

Here’s all you need to know about the latest social media craze, the #WakeUpCall

It’s the new Ice Bucket Challenge slash #NoMakeUpSelfie.

# charity - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Aussies are giving up booze this month for charity – should we follow suit? Ocsober This post contains a poll

Aussies are giving up booze this month for charity – should we follow suit?

A month long initiative helps raise funds for a charity that teaches children to make safer and healthier choices about their alcohol and drug use.

From The Daily Edge More and more people are doing ‘Ocsober’ – but what’s it all about? Sober October

More and more people are doing ‘Ocsober’ – but what’s it all about?

The movement that’s taking over social media.

Soup kitchen founder says 2014 “worst year yet” for struggling families

The ‘Twist’ mobile food service is now bringing food aid directly to hard-hit estates in the Midlands and West.

# charity - Thursday 2 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Is #FeelingNuts for testicular cancer the new Ice Bucket Challenge? Feelingnuts

Is #FeelingNuts for testicular cancer the new Ice Bucket Challenge?

It’s exactly what you think it is, and male celebrities are ALL over it.

# charity - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

‘We should be worried about Ebola – but for Africa, not ourselves’

Darren Hanniffy just came home from Liberia, where Ebola infections are DOUBLING every two weeks.

Should you give money to homeless people?

Charities give their take on it: “If your choice is not to give to a person, you should at least acknowledge them when they ask you a question.”

# charity - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

One in five older Irish people live in deprivation

74,520 Irish people over the age of 65 are suffering enforced deprivation.

Irish donations to charity are up, but we’re less generous than the UK

Irish people donated over €800 million to charitable organisations in 2012.

# charity - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Want to declutter your home? Good timing, because Oxfam wants your stuff

Therapist Brenda Stack says getting rid of your clutter can be good for your mental and emotional wellbeing – not just for creating more space in your home.

# charity - Friday 26 September, 2014

Brian Cowen will be sleeping rough tonight (but don’t worry, it’s for charity)

The 12-hour sleep-out is aimed at raising funds to tackle rural homelessness.

What type of charity would you donate to in your will, if any?

Children’s charities are the most likely to receive money from people’s wills.

The incredible and inspiring life of Christina Noble Documentary This post contains videos

The incredible and inspiring life of Christina Noble

After escaping from an institution in Ireland, Christina went on to help children at risk in Vietnam and Mongolia.

# charity - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Taxpayers pay hundreds of thousands on field unsuitable for sheltered housing

The situation was unveiled on Prime Time tonight.

# charity - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From The Score Here’s the GAA-themed selfie campaign hoping to raise funds for the Alan Kerins Projects Great Cause

Here’s the GAA-themed selfie campaign hoping to raise funds for the Alan Kerins Projects

Armagh great Steven McDonnell has come up with a brilliant fundraising idea.

Charities don’t want to see tax cuts in the Budget

They’d much prefer their funding back.

From The Daily Edge A man dressed as a gimp is wandering around Essex, taking selfies with locals Gimp Man Of Essex

A man dressed as a gimp is wandering around Essex, taking selfies with locals

Don’t worry, though. It’s for charity.

# charity - Saturday 13 September, 2014

These men will swim in the Irish sea for 24 hours to raise money for epilepsy

The swim is in memory of a family friend with epilepsy who died in 2010.

Could you manage to eat your dinner while wearing a blindfold?

An event doing just that will be held in Dublin, Limerick and Cork on World Sight Day, October 9.

# charity - Friday 12 September, 2014

Column: Syria is the humanitarian tragedy of our generation, yet most people just shrug their shoulders

Massacres, hostage-taking, torture and sexual violence. These are the war crimes happening in Syria, yet why don’t we care, asks GOAL CEO Barry Andrews.

From The Daily Edge Here is the heartbreaking reason why people are sharing dog selfies on Twitter Dog Selfie

Here is the heartbreaking reason why people are sharing dog selfies on Twitter

It’s all in aid of the Manchester Dogs’ Home, where 53 dogs were killed in a suspected arson attack.

# charity - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Who would you nominate for People of the Year?

There is still a chance to shine on spotlight on everyday heroes and heroines – on all fields of play.

From Business ETC Just three board-members kept on, as Rehab continues “transformation process” Fresh Start

Just three board-members kept on, as Rehab continues “transformation process”

The 13 new appointees to the board will all serve in a voluntary, unpaid capacity.

# charity - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge raises over €1.4m in donations IMNDA This post contains videos

Ice Bucket Challenge raises over €1.4m in donations

… And there’s a lovely thank you video to all those who donated.

# charity - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Higher alcohol prices are working – don’t lower excise duty, says charity Budget 2015 This post contains a poll

Higher alcohol prices are working – don’t lower excise duty, says charity

Alcohol Action Ireland is also calling for the introduction of minimum pricing to target binge drinking.

From The Daily Edge Cancer charity rejects donations from Reddit users who viewed J-Law’s nude photos Hacked

Cancer charity rejects donations from Reddit users who viewed J-Law’s nude photos

The charity said it would ‘never condone’ fundraising in this manner.

# charity - Friday 29 August, 2014

# charity - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Chris O’Dowd is helping a UK charity raise money to build a very rude hot air balloon A Load Of Hot Air

Chris O’Dowd is helping a UK charity raise money to build a very rude hot air balloon

Don’t worry though, it’s all for a great cause.

Poll: Should Enda Kenny do the Ice Bucket Challenge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Enda Kenny do the Ice Bucket Challenge?

Everyone from Ben Affleck to George Bush have had a bucket of ice water chucked over them. Should our Taoiseach get involved?

“Make-A-Wish took my daughter’s mind off her Leukaemia treatment”

Amelia and Ashley have both had the trip of a lifetime thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

# charity - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

‘Drop in donations means we can’t grant as many kids’ wishes’

The Make-a-Wish Charity granted 210 wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses last year… but the charities scandals are having an impact on funds.

Poll: Have you done the Ice Bucket Challenge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you done the Ice Bucket Challenge?

Everyone and their granny are chucking buckets of ice water over each other. Have you?

# charity - Monday 25 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Ice Bucket Challenge raises €680k for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge raises €680k for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association

The clogged-up Facebook feeds have been worth it.

# charity - Saturday 23 August, 2014

From The Score ‘I feel like an iPhone with 1% battery’ – Sean Buckley on running, swimming and cycling 2,000km for charity Endurance Challenge

‘I feel like an iPhone with 1% battery’ – Sean Buckley on running, swimming and cycling 2,000km for charity

Buckley and his friend, James Colbert, have set a target of raising €500,000 through the Endurance Challenge.

# charity - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

From The Score GAA jersey signed by Maradona and Ozil is up for auction this week for a heart charity Great Cause

GAA jersey signed by Maradona and Ozil is up for auction this week for a heart charity

Kerry native Mike Griffin got signatures from some incredible players and now is auctioning the jersey off for charity.

28 million people in the Middle East need humanitarian aid

Today is World Humanitarian Day and Oxfam Ireland are calling for help.

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