UK360 - Episode 46 - Claudia-Liza Armah
13 May 2013, 04:44
Claudia-Liza Armah presents a collection of stories about inspiring young people and vital community projects that have been instrumental in improving people's lives.
NOAH'S ARK CHILDREN'S HOSPICE
Having a disabled or seriously ill child can affect the whole family. Often parents and children struggle to deal with the treatments, medications and hospital appointments that go hand-in-hand with this situation, and they can end up losing hope. Thankfully there are charities – like Noah's Ark Children's Hospice – who can help during this difficult time. It's extremely comforting to know that parents and siblings are also looked after and supported during these tough times. A big thank you to all the families that shared their struggles with us. More information: http://www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk/
LOLA'S BIG HAIRCUT
Lola is a young girl who decided to cut her hair in order to raise funds for the Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs free of charge to boys and girls across the UK who have lost their own hair as a result of cancer treatment. She raised more than £400 for the Little Princess Trust, and is still taking donations via her video: https://vimeo.com/62622251
BE A CHILDLINE SCHOOLS SERVICE VOLUNTEER
The ChildLine Schools Service is not only empowering the children by helping them to understand issues like abuse and bullying, but also teaching the service's volunteers new skills in the process. The NSPCC wants to visit every primary school in the country at least once, but to do that, they need more volunteers. To find out more and get involved, visit http://www.nspcc.org.uk/childline
THE ALCOHOL AND DRUG SERVICE: CAROLINE'S RECOVERY STORY
The Alcohol and Drug Service, a charity operating in the Humber, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire region, has been running for over 25 years. They have helped thousands of people, like Caroline, on the road to recovery. To find out more about the valuable help they provide, visit http://www.ads-uk.org
UK360 reporter Josh Jackson went to Peterborough to investigate a new skills sharing programme, thanks to Cabinet Office funding managed by Nesta (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) that is starting to catch on across the country. It's all about giving people the chance to teach and learn new skills,empowering people to take control of their lives and help the environment. If you'd like to volunteer to teach or learn green skills in your local community, visit http://www.greeniversity.org.uk
Remember, If you have a film that highlights an inspiring project in your community, email us at UK360@communitychannel.org and it might make it to a future programme.
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