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April 2015

The Honeypot #CharityTuesday

Posted on 28th April 2015 in #charitytuesday

The HoneypotOn Tuesdays, I try to find new charities to feature on my blog.

This week, I have discovered The Honeypot Children’s Charity, here’s a bit about what they do:

The Honeypot Children’s Charity provides respite breaks and outreach support to young carers and vulnerable children, aged 5 -12 years old. Most are young carers and many care for a chronically or terminally ill loved one, or have a parent with drug, alcohol or mental health problem. Some of the children will have been a young carer from as young as 5 years old.

‘Our children have no time to just be children’

When at home, young carers might be cooking, washing, cleaning, changing dressings, bathing, or offering emotional support. This obviously leaves no time for their own social and personal development, which can put them at risk of depression, anxiety, poor mental/physical health, isolation, bullying and poor school attendance.

Honeypot also work with vulnerable children from homes with extreme social, financial or emotional challenges. Some are victims of abuse/neglect and may be on the Child Protection Register. Like young carers, they are often left to fend for themselves with no opportunity to live a normal childhood. For them, going on a trip to the cinema or to the beach is a rarity. Having a break from their stressful home environment is virtually unknown.

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 20.56.47Why not take a look at The Honeypot website and see all the ways in which you or your organisation could help them. Sometimes the smallest gesture can make a huge difference.

If you are feeling super energetic and want to help fundraise you could take part in the Super Hero Run on Sunday 17 May 2015.

You can follow @HoneyPotCharity on twitter

Or like them on Facebook


The Big First Aid Lesson 2015 with St John Ambulance #CharityTuesday #bigfirstaidlesson

Posted on 14th April 2015 in #charitytuesday/ school

St John AmbulanceTune in for England’s biggest free first aid lesson – 2pm, 12 June 2015

Join The St John Ambulance Big First Aid Lesson and in the space of just one hour, students from schools across the country could learn valuable first aid skills which may stay with them for a lifetime.

At 2 pm, on 12 June, St John Ambulance will be holding the Big First Aid Lesson, a free hour long online first aid session that will be streamed live into classrooms across the country. The interactive programme will combine first aid training and 999 scenarios with interesting real life situations, as well as interactive opportunities.

This 2015 event will be hosted by Claudia Winkleman, presenter of Strictly Come Dancing. 

Click here to Register now

Be part of the Big First Aid Lesson

As well as learning the skills to save a life, schools can also star in The Big First Aid Lesson.

Throughout the programme, St John Ambulance will be linking up with schools across the country on Google Hangouts to find out how they’re getting on with the lesson.

The team in the studio will be available to answer the best questions from the comments section of The Big First Aid Lesson’s webpage, and read out posts featuring the hashtag #bigfirstaidlesson on Twitter and Facebook.

Teaching students life-saving skills

The Big First Aid Lesson has been created to make it easier for schools to teach first aid. It’s a great introduction for students, or if they already know some first aid, a brilliant way of refreshing their skills.

St John Ambulance has a whole section on their website dedicated to bringing first aid education into schools. 

Launched in 2014, the event was a big success, with 32,384 students taking part and learning life saving first aid skills.

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