Episode 2 – Charity Spotlight podcast with Dave Dryden

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Welcome to episode 2 of our new podcast. I thoroughly admire the work of Sleeping Children Around the World. I feel enriched through every conversation with the charismatic Dave Dryden.

Listen here to our interview recorded at Pasqualino’s in Milton. It is motivating to hear him speak about his parents legacy, volunteerism, activism by young people and social media.

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Charity Spotlight – Fibromyalgia Action UK | FMAUK

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The chronic pain of fibromyalgia affects 1 person in 20. Fibromyalgia remains undiagnosed in as many as 3 out of 4 people with the condition, with diagnosis times averaging five years.

Ahead of international awareness day on May 12, we examine what it means to live with fibromyalgia and explore the Fibromyalgia Action UK Don’t Delay, Connect Today theme.

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Charity Spotlight – Médecins Sans Frontières

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Neutral and Impartial. How Humanitarian principles help Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders deliver emergency medical care in conflict zones. How much do you know about their 9-5 job?

It is clear why Médecins Sans Frontières was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for their humanitarian work in 1999. That award helped fund partnerships to lower the impact of HIV/Aids, malaria and other tropical diseases. Here we explore not only the medical and humanitarian work they do but how they help give a voice to those in desperate need through MSF Pulse, Dispatches or social media.

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Charity Spotlight – The True Athlete Project

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Around the World, many of us have been watching the tally of Winter Olympic medals. But what does it take to get there? The path is not easy, and athletes rarely receive the support, care, and training they crave.

Sport can be a powerful transformative force for good. Here we explore the underlying philosophy and successes of The True Athlete Project. The organizational is truly international with world-class caliber mentors, advisory board, and team.

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New podcast – Episode 1 – Charity Spotlight podcast

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Welcome to episode 1 of our new podcast. Why you ask. Why not I counter. The 50 Charity Spotlight blog features so far have led to some inspiring conversations, and we are so in awe of the incredible work done by so many charities. This new podcast series allows us to delve back into some of those charities again to hear an update.

We start close to home with the Coldest Night of the Year Walk across Canada. Listen to my wonderful interview with Scott Brush from Ray of Hope and Brian Carney from Blue Sea Philanthropy. This interview is much more than just talking about the upcoming event. We learn much more about the fundamental issues they are others are facing and how an unexpected family of charities supporting one another has evolved.

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Charity Spotlight – Lindsay Leg Club Foundation

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Leg Clubs help to reduce social isolation while enabling leg ulcers to heal quicker. Our health is vitally important to us, but sometimes maintaining it is a struggle notes the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation (LLCF) team.

I have been fortunate enough to witness first hand the tremendous value these Leg Clubs bring to local communities. Here we explore why the LLCF service delivery model is a beacon for patient-centred care.

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Reflecting on 2-years of Charity Spotlights

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Starting these Charity Spotlights two years ago was important to us to balance how we can support the charitable sector. Here, we celebrate our 50th Charity Spotlight and look back over the last year.

It was Blue Sea Philanthropy’s CEO, Brian Carney, that first identified that running a consulting business was just not enough for me. We think giving a spotlight to charities is important and one way we can be socially responsible.

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World Bicycle Relief | Charity Spotlight

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In sub-Saharan Africa, 34 million children are missing out on their education. Knowledge is a way forward, and bicycles are making a difference.

World Bicycle Relief is mobilizing people through the Power of Bicycles. They envision a world where distance is no longer a barrier to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity. World Bicycle Relief has a goal of raising 1,400 bicycles on Giving Tuesday.

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Charity Spotlight – Massey Centre | Toronto

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Massey Centre has a deep history that in earlier decades found less social acceptance than is now the case.

The Massey family name equally has a deep resonance in Toronto, yet, much of the populace has no knowledge of Massey Centre’s commitment to its citizens. The original Mission opened in the early 1900s to support unwed, pregnant women, single mothers, and their babies. Today, Massey Centre’s vision has evolved to be Toronto’s leading provider of infant and early childhood mental health services.

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1.5 million reasons – Pinehurst Club Breakfast

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2017 represents a new milestone for Sleeping Children Around the World. 60,000 bedkits will be delivered bringing the total number of bedkits distributed since 1970 to over 1.5 million in 34 countries.

Chair, Dave Dryden, announced that in the past 4 months SCAW has given bedkits to 40,000 children.

“That’s an average of 330 children a day, with 50 of our volunteers [who] have paid their own way to go overseas to India, Kenya, the Philippines and Togo.”

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