John Lewis and their gender neutral clothing for children

Many newspapers last weekend reported that John Lewis had made the decision to end separate clothing lines for boys and girls. It was covered that this was was  in response to gender stereotyping campaigners. The store has become the first High Street retailer to adopt a single clothing line, this allows greater choice for parents who are not tied into specific gender lines when purchasing for childrens. Caroline Bettis, head of childrenswear at John Lewis, said: “We do not want to reinforce gender stereotypes within our John Lewis collections and…

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This week is Organ Donation Week: 4-10 September

This week is Organ Donation Week, and this year’s campaign focuses on the importance of talking about organ donation with your family. It features a film about two little brothers, Louie and Freddie, who have experienced the extraordinary impact that organ donation can bring. The campaign aims to: promote public awareness about organ donation and transplant encourage people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register encourage people to share their donation decision with their family and friends In the UK Around 6,500 people across the UK are waiting for an organ…

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Google and Facebook are Supporting flood relief efforts in South Asia

Harvey has been a tragedy for so many but there has also been some horrendous flooding in South Asia, this week both Google and Facebook pledged money and resources for that tragedy. They have both pledged to donate $1m each to relief efforts across South Asia. It is estimated that the flooding and subsequent landslides that have killed 1200 people so far. Both sites are working with Save the Children. Google posted a powerful blog post Rajan Anandan, vice president, South East Asia and India at Google, said: “This summer,…

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The Bhopal Medical Appeal rolls out campaign to protest Dow Chemical and DuPont Merger

The Bhopal Medical Appeal has rolled out a campaign to protest the forthcoming Dow Chemical and DuPont Merger. History On the night of December 2nd, 1984, a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, began leaking 27 tons of the deadly gas methyl isocyanate. None of the six safety systems designed to contain such a leak were operational, allowing the gas to spread throughout the city of Bhopal. Half a million people were exposed to the gas and 25,000 have died to date as a result of their exposure. More than…

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British barber celebrated with ‘Points of Light’ Award after raising awareness of men’s mental health

An inspirational barber who set up his own men’s mental health awareness and suicide prevention movement has been awarded a ‘Point of Light’ Award by Prime Minister Theresa May. Tom Chapman’s Lions Barber Collective is turning barbershops into safe spaces for men using the opportunity of a regular haircut to start conversations about mental health. The group is having an enormous impact with men who traditional mental health services can struggle to reach. Tom organises a professionally run training programme, which is teaching barbers to ‘recognise, talk, listen and advise’…

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