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Behind the scenes at ‘Glastonbury for Good’

Find out more about Anthropy and its mission.

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Culture

All you need to know about the Charity Film Awards

Find out more: smileycharityfilmawards.com.

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Equality

Meet the man behind icanyoucantoo

icanyoucantoo is a grassroots social enterprise that coaches and mentors youngsters, from under-privileged communities. We managed to speak to Nilesh Dosa, the founder of icanyoucantoo, while at Anthropy.

“Having grown up in a deprived part of London, I understand first-hand the challenges faced by many young people and their families,” says Nilseh. “My passion, in all that I do, is clearly evident and is commented upon regularly.

“This is simply because ‘I get it’ – I am basically going ‘back home’ to give the next generation the opportunities and insights that I myself did not receive.”

Find out more: https://www.icanyoucantoo.co.uk/

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Culture Planet Wellbeing

The Flower Bank rooting for a better future

The Flower Bank is an award-winning, zero waste social enterprise that wants to change our community for the better.

The florist creates employment opportuities and reinvests their profits back into the business and their local community.

Founder Ursula stONE works with volunteers and young offenders to donate repurposed flowers to care homes, contact centres and local community places.

We headed down to find out more. 

Inspired to act?

To support The Flower Bank: Donate.

If you have an idea that might help, share it: Email The Flower Bank.

Want to get involved at The Flower Bank: Events and Activities.

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Culture Equality

Why charities are walking for justice

The London Legal Walk is the largest fundraising event in the legal calendar, bringing together over 10,000 walkers in support of frontline free legal advice services.

Every year, over 100 specialist free legal advice agencies are supported by the Walk.

This year’s walk has raised over £600,000 from almost 13,000 donations which is going to go a long way to helping frontline legal advise services. We headed down to chat to the people taking part. 

To support the charities taking part: Donate

To learn more: London Legal Support Trust’s Website

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Culture

What is the future of education?

What is the future of education?

That was the basis of our Smiley Talk in collaboration Cambridge Education Festival, which discussed how best we can support this generation.

Watch more below.

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Equality Wellbeing

An inclusive cycling project for all abilities

Pompey Pedals is Pompey in the Community’s (PitC) inclusive cycling project. The aim is to engage adults and children with disabilities and differing needs in a quality cycling activity that is socially, physically and mentally stimulating. 

Interested in attending a session? Find out more.

Want to donate to keep this project going? Visit the JustGiving page.

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Culture Equality

Opening the floodgates to legal literacy

CASCAIDr is an online specialist advice charity, expert in the legal principles that are supposed to govern how adult social services operate in England and Wales, and intertwine with rights to NHS services.

There’s no ‘appeal’ against social work or clinical decisions in these sectors – only complaints and litigation, but law is still relevant to those processes, and that’s what they’re good at explaining.

We caught up with Belinda and the Cascaidr team during the London Legal Walk, the largest fundraising event in the legal calendar, bringing together over 10,000 walkers in support of frontline free legal advice services.

Inspired to act?

Learn more about CASCAIDr on its website.

Donate to CASCAIDr to help it continue supporting people in need. 

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Equality Wellbeing

‘How the Teenage Cancer Trust supported me’

The Teenage Cancer Trust cares for people between the ages of 13-24 – here, we speak to Hannah, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2021.

TCT stepped in and supported her every step of her journey because no young person should face cancer alone.

Hear about the aims and mission of the Teenage Cancer Trust and how they hope to reach more young people with cancer.

Want to support them?

Find out more: https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/

Donate: https://donate.teenagecancertrust.org/

Volunteer: https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/ge…

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Culture

Youth bus provides a positive haven for kids

XLP is about creating positive futures for young people growing up on inner-city estates in London, struggling daily with issues such as family breakdown, unemployment and educational failure, and living in areas that experience high levels of anti-social behaviour and gang violence.

Every year, it helps thousands of young people recognise their full potential. The charity runs mobile youth centres on busses. We headed down to find out more.

Inspired to act?

SUPPORT: Find out ways to donate to XLP on its website

VOLUNTEER: XLP has volunteering opportunities in London. Find out more