Father’s Day is this weekend on Sunday 16th June 2013, and we know it can be hard to find a gift that really shows you care. This year, why not give something a little bit different – like a fish pond or a cow?!
Olympic medal winning brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee will be holding their first ever triathlon at the National Trust site Fountain Abbey and Studley Royal this September.
Tuesday 28th May 2013 is World Hunger Day and Concern Worldwide are quite rightly celebrating sustainable solutions that will go a long way to ending extreme hunger and poverty.
Cancer Research is asking the British Government to continue their stance over plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging to put off young smokers. Figures reveal that up 570 young people take up smoking every day in the UK, and something needs to be done to dissuade this startling figure.
Think you’ve got what it takes to help organise a gig and help raise money for the Oxfam charity? If the answer is a resounding ‘yes’, then why not become an Oxfam gig maker and get involved in this years Oxjam 2013, which is set to be the biggest and best year for events ever.
A man from Victoria recently became the first ever wheelchair participant to sign up for the gruelling Oxfam Australia 100km Trailwalker Challenge. Held over 48 hours between 19-21st April 2013, Bruce Towers has a specially designed wheelchair to help him complete the course in Melbourne with seven team mates. Amongst his squad are local MP David Southwick, who will be helping Bruce along his way as he attempts to make the history books by being the world’s first quadriplegic to finish the the 100km challenge.
Internationally acclaimed singer Katy Perry took time out of her busy schedule recently to visit the children of Madagascar recently, to help highlight the extreme poverty that many of them live in.
If you ever wondered where Tolkien’s inspiration came from for The Hobbit, then why not check out ‘The Vyne’ National Trust site to learn more about the genesis of the famous stories?
How about giving an alternative, low-fat gift this Easter? If you’re looking for a truly special something to surprise friends and family then look no further! Concern Worldwide’s range of unique gifts make a lasting difference to people suffering from hunger in the world’s poorest communities.
A self portrait of the Dutch painter Rembrandt has been discovered at a National Trust site, which could be worth up to an astounding £20million! The picture was discovered on the walls of Buckland Abbey in Devon, and after much examination by Rembrandt specialists, it has now been confirmed as personal painting of the old master himself.