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Putting the Christmas spirit in perspective | Letters

Putting the Christmas spirit in perspective | Letters

Three Christmas cheers for the Guardian and Observer’s appeal in aid of refugee children, for combining both the need for charity and change – and showing society that the two are not mutually
Ethical gift market helps Oxfam post highest Christmas sales for five years

Ethical gift market helps Oxfam post highest Christmas sales for five years

Year-on-year sales for November and December were up 10%, boosted by 9% rise in gifts such as providing safe water for small communities Oxfam has reported its highest sales for five years on the back
Councils and charities feeling the squeeze | Letters

Councils and charities feeling the squeeze | Letters

Tony Greaves, deputy leader of Pendle borough council, says its basic services are now at risk; while Andrew Purkis calls on John Harris to keep on givingIn areas with both county and district
Oxfam says it has sacked 22 staff in a year over sexual abuse allegations

Oxfam says it has sacked 22 staff in a year over sexual abuse allegations

Aid charity says it dealt with 87 claims of sexual exploitation and abuse involving its workers, 36% more than in previous yearOxfam has dismissed 22 members of staff over allegations of sexual abuse
Disabled people worry about telling employers of their condition

Disabled people worry about telling employers of their condition

UK charity’s survey finds almost half of disabled people have worried about making employers aware of their disability Almost half of disabled people have worried about making employers aware of their
Councils and charities are stuck in an adversarial relationship | David Walker

Councils and charities are stuck in an adversarial relationship | David Walker

A fierce focus on contracts, competition and outsourcing has leached away the spirit and energy of volunteering and community actionEveryone wants a harmonious relationship between councils and the
Volunteering company cuts ties to overseas orphanages over child-trafficking fears

Volunteering company cuts ties to overseas orphanages over child-trafficking fears

Projects Abroad responds to global campaign against orphanage tourism as evidence grows of widespread child exploitationA major volunteering company is severing all links with overseas orphanages,
Trafficking laws ‘target refugee aid workers in EU’

Trafficking laws ‘target refugee aid workers in EU’

European Union warns that trafficking laws are being used to obstruct humanitarian work across the continentAid workers are being targeted throughout Europe as countries including the UK use laws
The Transatlantic giving gap: rich Britons outdone by charitable Americans

The Transatlantic giving gap: rich Britons outdone by charitable Americans

Although nearly £10bn was donated to UK charities last year, the wealthy in the US give far more of their cash to good causesBritons donated nearly £10bn to charity last year, but philanthropy in the
The Transatlantic giving gap: rich Britons outdone by charitable Americans

The Transatlantic giving gap: rich Britons outdone by charitable Americans

Although nearly £10bn was donated to UK charities last year, the wealthy in the US give far more of their cash to good causesBritons donated nearly £10bn to charity last year, but philanthropy in the
British aid worker shot dead in Nigeria after singing Amazing Grace

British aid worker shot dead in Nigeria after singing Amazing Grace

Fellow missionaries describe how Ian Squire was gunned down in front of group by men who had kidnapped them in Delta stateA British charity worker kidnapped and held to ransom in Nigeria was shot dead
Tombohuaun untapped: 'my hope for this village is clean water' – in pictures

Tombohuaun untapped: 'my hope for this village is clean water' – in pictures

After years of civil war and Ebola, villagers of Tombohuaun in Sierra Leone have not been able to rebuild the concrete enclosure that protected their water spring. To highlight the threat from dirty
Are your Christmas cards bringing joyful tidings for charity?

Are your Christmas cards bringing joyful tidings for charity?

Some sellers donate Scrooge-like sums, while others make a real difference. We pick the best festive offeringsIf you are planning to buy your charity Christmas cards this weekend, don’t forget to
Philip Hammond causes storm with remarks about disabled workers

Philip Hammond causes storm with remarks about disabled workers

Disability charity Scope and others call for chancellor to withdraw his comments implying disabled people are to blame for sluggish economyDisability charity Scope called on Philip Hammond to withdraw
Australian charities 'self-censoring' political advocacy out of fear of retribution

Australian charities 'self-censoring' political advocacy out of fear of retribution

Report finds charities and non-government organisations operate in ‘insidious’ environment where ‘self-censorship’ is rifeAustralian charities are avoiding political advocacy and “self-silencing” out
Another reason not to send Christmas cards | Letters

Another reason not to send Christmas cards | Letters

Some people take the opportunity to donate the money they would have spent on Christmas cards and stamps to their preferred charities, writes Sue SpillmanThere were a couple of references in the
Paul McCartney tickets bought for homeless given to Salvation Army leader's daughter

Paul McCartney tickets bought for homeless given to Salvation Army leader's daughter

Major Brendan Nottle defends actions over Melbourne donation but says: ‘We get it wrong sometimes’ The leader of the Salvation Army in Australia has defended his organisation’s actions after his
Times are tough for charities. That's why strategy is more vital than ever

Times are tough for charities. That's why strategy is more vital than ever

Charity leaders are fighting hard to save their organisations. But they also need to think about the future – and how best to deploy the scarce resources they have Related: Charities could lose a
Government accused of withholding £2.5bn of Olympic legacy assets from charities

Government accused of withholding £2.5bn of Olympic legacy assets from charities

Lottery money originally earmarked for good causes may now not be repaid for 30 yearsThe government has been accused of sitting on almost £2.5bn-worth of assets that have been earmarked for good
Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation halves donations in past year

Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation halves donations in past year

Total given to causes drops from £7.7m to £3.1m in 12 months to March 2017 as heir to the throne takes on more of Queen’s responsibilitiesThe Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation, the grant-making