UK360 - Episode 38 - Alice Bhandhukravi
13 February 2013, 10:53
Alice Bhandhukravi presents this week's collection of trailblazing social campaigns around the UK and the remarkable individuals behind them, each volunteering their time for a variety of causes – such as raising awareness or providing a service.
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The Bevendean Co-Operative Pub
The Bevendean Pub is a community-run project which aims to create the UK's first ever urban Co-operative pub. The people of Bevendean epitomise a community coming together to improve their quality of life. If you want to check up on their progress, and even donate to their cause, visit http://www.thebevy.co.uk
Telephone Befriending (WRVS)
Holly volunteers with WRVS as a telephone befriender in Worksop, calling Carole once a week for a little bit of company and a friendly chat. If you're interested in volunteering as a telephone befriender, or for one of WRVS' many other services to help older people live the life they want, please call 0845 601 4670 or visit http://www.wrvs.org.uk/volunteer
Zumbathon (Breakthrough Breast Cancer)
Breakthrough Breast Cancer decided to raise awareness by holding a massive Zumbathon party in pink, enlisting the help of stars such as Gail Porter and Wyclef Jean. Breakthrough Breast Cancer is the UK's leading charity committed to fighting breast cancer through research, campaigning and education. For more information, visit http://www.breakthrough.org.uk/
Anne Shingler – A Day in the Life (Breast Cancer Care)
This year marks the 40th anniversary of a very worthy cause, Breast Cancer Care. This charity provides information and offers emotional and practical support for those affected by breast cancer, as well as campaigning for improvements. Anne Shingler, who lives with secondary breast cancer, shares her story with us. Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day takes place on 13 October every year. For more information about the charity's amazing work, visit http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk
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