Stunning photoshoot of supermodel Stella Tennant and her teenage daughter to promote second-hand fashion

Supermodel Stella Tennant and her teenage daughter Iris, 14, model Oxfam clothes in a gorgeous photoshoot to protest against the harm fast fashion does to people and planet. The mother and daughter are supporting Oxfam’s  #SecondHandSeptember campaign which asks the nation to pledge to buy second-hand fashion instead of new for 30 days.  All the clothes in the shoot are from the Oxfam Online Shop. The textile industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than the shipping and aviation industries combined. To keep prices low, throwaway fashion is made by garment…

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New research shows charity staff highly skilled but questions raised over diversity

Charities are employing highly qualified staff but this may be at the cost of excluding people who face greater barriers to education and experience, new NCVO research suggests. Over half the voluntary sector workforce (51%) is educated to degree level, researchers found, while over 70% of voluntary organisations put ‘critical’ or ‘significant’ value on applicants having relevant work experience. As many as 43% of voluntary sector employers say their staff have skills and qualifications that are more advanced than required for their current role, higher than in the public sector…

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The search is on for the UK’s best neighbour and community champion

Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch have officially opened up nominations for their Neighbour of the Year Award 2019, to find the UK’s best neighbours. Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural award, Co-op and Neighbourhood Watch are looking once again for people to nominate their neighbours who go above and beyond to help their neighbourhood and surrounding community, to find the UK’s Neighbour of the Year 2019. Additionally this year sees the introduction of a new category to crown someone the ‘2019 Community Spaces Champion’. The new award…

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ASA – Harvest our fresh advice on “Organic” claims

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: Harvest our fresh advice on “Organic” claims. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. It’s Organic September, and so it seems only natural for us to share some advice on the use of the term “organic” in advertising – particularly in relation to foods and cosmetics. Food glorious food! Although a quick stroll down the supermarket…

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Saving Time Saving Lives appeal receives almost £2 million boost

London’s Air Ambulance are delighted to announce a funding boost of almost £2 million towards our helipad base at The Royal London Hospital, helping our team of flying medics deliver their world class care across London. The HELP Appeal, a charity dedicated to funding hospital and air ambulance helipads, has kindly donated £250,000 to our charity and Barts Health NHS Trust will receive £1.4million from the Department for Health and Social Care. This money will go towards much needed redevelopment of our helipad base, which is kindly provided to us…

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