As our thoughts turn to summer holidays and fun times, many of us are looking for things to do that will entertain all ages, involve fresh air and new sights, and that also won’t break the bank. Ticking all those boxes and with the added bonus of benefitting a range of good causes, there are
Gifts in Wills (or legacies) make up a large proportion of charity income, so it can be easy to get swept away in big numbers. As charities, our supporters are at the heart of what we do and, though legacy giving is very different to other types of fundraising, this sentiment still rings true. When
It’s been another busy month at the Online Book Company and we’d love to share our latest project with you, the online Book of Remembrance for The Leprosy Mission A Christian international development organisation, the charity helps thousands of people affected by leprosy across Africa and Asia, supporting more than 50 projects in 10 countries
While it’s easy to focus on doom and gloom with the continuing uncertainty over Brexit and the economy hanging over us, two reports came out last month that reveal that, despite some challenges, the charity sector for one is not standing still. In fact, the reports – Charities Aid Foundation’s 2019 UK Giving Report, and
‘Loved ones’ is such an all-encompassing description – friends, family and partners of course, but what about those we loved whose posters were on our walls as teenagers? The pop star pin ups of our teenage years? What happens to the love and affection we feel when they pass away? The British Liver Trust’s online
Among its many benefits, something quite wonderful about the internet is the opportunity it gives us to reconnect with people we’ve lost, either directly or indirectly. From those early days of the likes of Friends Reunited, to today’s popular social networking sites, and of course Google, the internet has long provided us with a means
The Firefighters Memorial Trust online Book of Remembrance offers a user-friendly way for families and friends of those who have died in the course of their duties, to add their personal tributes and memories. Alan House, Chief Operating Officer and archivist for the Trust, and himself a recipient of the Queen’s Fire Service Medal, says
On the Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s 25th anniversary in 1989, we unveiled a new Book of Remembrance, to act as a special place to remember those who have died of cystic fibrosis (CF). This was to be a special place to remember special people, and a reminder of why we must continue fighting against this condition.