The British Horse Society launches Hardship Fund for BHS Approved Riding Schools during COVID-19 pandemic

The UK’s largest equestrian charity, The British Horse Society (BHS) has launched its BHS Approved Centre Hardship Fund, to help support riding schools affiliated to the charity through the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund, launched on Friday 17 April, is specifically aimed at BHS Approved Centres who are struggling with the immediate financial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and is designed to support the health and wellbeing of the horses and ponies under their care. James Hick, Chief Executive Officer at The British Horse Society: “The Coronavirus pandemic has caused immense…

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TikTok Introduces Donation Stickers with British Red Cross and Help Musicians

In times of crisis, it’s more important than ever that communities come together to support one another. It’s been incredibly heartwarming to see so many people turning to TikTok to show how they’re helping each other out, whether that’s through delivering groceries to elderly neighbours, clapping for our health care and social care heroes or sending messages of support and solidarity.  We recently announced a £5m donation to the RCN Foundation to provide emergency funding to hundreds of frontline health and social care workers. Now we’re sharing our latest efforts…

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Best Before dates shouldn’t be a barrier to redistribution

WRAP publishes new guidance underlining the fact that food past its Best Before date remains safe, and perfectly good to eat for days, weeks, months or even years after the date – depending on the type of food and if it has been stored correctly. The guidance aims to increase the amount of food made available by businesses for redistribution by ensuring that all food items, including any approaching or past the Best Before date, are considered for redistribution – and that current policies that might not allow this are…

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Confidence Tracker: PR Industry Confidence Continues To Build

The Public Relations and Communication’s (PRCA) Confidence Tracker this week sees optimism levels rise again, with PR leaders recording a net positivity score of +61 points; up from +56 points last week, and up from +36 points when the Tracker was launched on 31st March. Senior in-house and agency professionals were asked ‘How confident do you feel about the future of your organisation right now?’ The findings were as follows (findings from 21st April, 7th April, and 31st March respectively in parenthesis): Very confident: 22 (24, 15 18)Quite confident: 51 (47, 38, 36)Neither confident nor…

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Muslim Hands partners with FareShare to provide 240,000 meals for vulnerable people

UK charity Muslim Hands and FareShare (the UK’s largest food redistribution charity) have partnered to provide enough food to create 240,000 meals during the coronavirus pandemic. The food will reach those who are most vulnerable and ensure that people in disadvantaged communities in the north, midlands and south do not go hungry. “In such unprecedented times where the pandemic has overwhelmed the normal functioning of many lives, the need for organisations such as FareShare have become imperative.”Muslim Hands Chairman, Syed Lakhte Hassanain Prior to the pandemic, 1 in 5 people…

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