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The Great Scope Bake Off

If you’re anything like me you’ll have been watching the Great British Bake Off wishing you could enjoy some of the treats on offer.  So what’s your favourite?  210 more words

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40 Hour Famine

This weekend, hundreds of thousands of Australians gave up something they live with everyday (food, furniture, technology etc) to fundraise as part of World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine. 158 more words

Global Development

Caught Between Iraq and a Hard Place

Just a few years ago, things were looking up for the Middle East.  The Arab Spring , in which peoples across the region rose up to overturn oppressive and authoritarian governments (many of them dictatorships), spread like wildfires in 2011 and 2012 across the region, raising the prospects of the establishment of liberal democratic institutions.   1,247 more words

Economic Growth

T-shirt making day launches 550 Challenge Campaign

Life costs £550 extra a month for disabled people. It is time to get Britain talking about it. In this film Office actress Julie Fernandez launches our 550 Challenge campaign with a t-shirt making day. 56 more words

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Living Costs: My Disability Shopping List

A guest blog by Martyn Sibley

I have been what is known as “disabled” my whole life. Oh, how we love labels! I have a genetic condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which means I’m about as physically useful as a chocolate teapot. 607 more words

Real Life Stories

The 550 Challenge – on your marks, get set, go!

Ride more than 80 miles on a bike. In the pouring English rain. With no breaks.  Sounds exhausting, right?! What could be an even bigger challenge than that? 353 more words

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550 Challenge Gallery

Life costs £550 extra a month if you’re disabled – we want to get Britain talking about this with our 550 Challenge.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your own 550 Challenge check out the gallery to see some of the Challenges that people from  across the UK have been coming up with. 23 more words

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