I can’t help but wonder if a collection of generic gifts, chosen purely on the basis of a child’s age and sex, might bring less cheer than a modest cash donation which could be used by a parent or carer to buy an item or two specially requested from Santa.
Category Archives: Charity
Who can we trust to keep vital charities afloat?
The government can’t simply open the public purse every time a charity gets a knock-back from the third sector, so what criteria will be used when it comes to providing or withholding lifelines?
Male victims of abuse do exist, and they deserve support
When the question “what about male victims of domestic abuse?” is asked, it’s not fair to assume the person asking it has an anti-woman agenda, or is trying to undermine (or snatch funding away from) efforts to help female victims.
The success of Citizens Advice points to failure everywhere else
Scotland is fortunate to have a “safety net beneath the safety net” in Citizens Advice Scotland – but why is the first safety net full of holes?
How to survive a 12-hour danceathon
Your complete guide to endurance dancing, from wardrobe and moves to strategy and sustenance.