Charity Spotlight – Mental Health Foundation

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The Mental Health Foundation believes that the social challenge of our time is to reverse the growing level of mental ill health. Mental Health Awareness Week runs May 8-14 #MHAW17

The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. One in six people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem.

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Charity Spotlight – Shoreditch Trust | Waterhouse Restaurant

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The Waterhouse Restaurant operated by Shoreditch Trust is a powerful illustration of their Learning for Life support for young people. You will be inspired by the documentary film.

We were introduced to this fabulous restaurant by our client LiDCO Ltd whose offices neighbour the Waterhouse Restaurant on Orsman Road, backing onto the Regent’s Canal in Hackney, London. We can attest to the delicious food and spot-on customer service.

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Charity Spotlight – Telecare Cambridge

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Telecare Cambridge provides a confidential phone-in service for individuals who are in crisis, distressed or just need someone to listen. No-one needs to suffer in silence.

Their volunteer staff accept calls from all demographic groups in Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph and the surrounding areas. They provide confidential, non-judgemental, feeling focused and empathetic listening to individuals.

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Charity Spotlight – NSPCC Childline

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This Christmas, a child will contact Childline every 25 seconds. Childline counsellors are there to help children with the problems they’re facing, online and on the phone, 365 days a year.

The formation of Childline epitomises what is possible when people act to support others. Here we explore how Childline, now part of the NSPCC, has sustained and evolved in its first 30-years.

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Charity Spotlight – MS Society

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Multiple Sclerosis affects 3x more women than men.

This was the attention-grabbing statistic that contributed towards the Roze Labs team winning the Hack4Health 2.0 and a ticket to apply for a $15,000 grant from the MS Society of Canada. The Society is partnering with several universities and technology groups to drive innovation and improve the quality of life for people living with MS.

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Charity Spotlight – Sleep Day

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On Friday, November 4, make a donation and wear your PJs to work or school.

Sleep Day is a terrific fun initiative that resonates what Sleeping Children Around the World is all about. It is inspiring to comprehend the tangible impact SCAW continues to have.

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Charity Spotlight – The Push for Change

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We believe ending youth homelessness is possible – declares The Push for Change as Joe Roberts walks a 9,000km, 17-month journey across Canada.

We applaud Joe Roberts and the Push for Change team for the work they are doing to raise awareness and dollars to end youth homelessness. It coincides with the launch of The State of Homelessness in Canada 2016 report.

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A year of Charity Spotlights revisited

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The inception of this Charity Spotlight feature is coming on its first anniversary. Here is a round-up of the charity spotlights we have featured this summer. We also point to the value of hashtags.

Opencity Inc. thinks giving a spotlight to charities is important and one way we can be socially responsible.

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Charity Spotlight – DEBRA Canada

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Imagine if every step you took was agony or if even putting a shirt on was painful. That is the reality for children and adults living with a rare genetic condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

DEBRA Canada is the only Canadian charity dedicated to supporting Canadian families affected by EB. You can support their 1st ride for EB on September 24 in Niagara.

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Charity Spotlight – Parkinson Canada – SuperWalk

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Parkinson Canada anticipates more than 10,000 everyday heroes in communities across Canada will lace up their sneakers and walk in the 26th annual Parkinson SuperWalk.

This will bring hope and encouragement to the more than 100,000 Canadians living with the challenges and stigma of this degenerative brain disease. These everyday heroes fund extraordinary researchers by taking part in Parkinson SuperWalk on September 10-11.

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