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Andrea Cail: Help stroke victims regain the power of speech

Last year we highlighted the likely rise in the number of strokes across the UK – increasing by almost half in the next 20 years. This is a startling figure.

Health
Oxfam's Byers Road store in Glasgow is the charity's biggest success story - thanks to customers' love affair with vinyl and CDs

Surge in vinyl sales helps boost charity shop profits

In this world of music downloads and streaming, it seems the allure of the hard copy still endures. And one charity shop in the west end of Glasgow has proved there is life yet in the charitable giving of vinyl and CDs.

Music 1
The Ripple Retreat, which has opened on the shores of Loch Venachar in The Trossachs

Ripple Retreat offers haven for Scots families affected by cancer

When it opened in May 2017, the Ripple Retreat, on the shores of Loch Venachar, joined the ranks of one of the most amazing buildings in Scotland in location and design, but its purpose is impressive too.

Charities
Grahame Pincock donated a large part of his fortune to Marie Curie Cancer Care

‘Secret millionaire’ leaves £7m fortune to help fight cancer

A “secret millionaire” who built up a massive £7 million fortune investing on the stock market has ordered it be used to help fight cancer and ill health.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Volunteers helping at Hibs' Christmas lunch. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Leader comment: A word of thanks to Scotland’s volunteers

A final word of thanks for all the volunteers, carers, unsung heroes and charity workers – many of them working on Christmas Day – who have helped to make this festive season a better one for so many people.

Opinion
Volunteers and guests at Hearts' Christmas lunch. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Pictures: Hearts and Hibs open doors to feed 200 on Christmas

Capital rivals Hearts and Hibs helped spread festive cheer on Christmas Day when they opened their doors to feed around 200 people.

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Sleep in the Park organiser Josh Littlejohn.

Edinburgh Sleep in the park events raises over £4m

Social Bite has announced that it has raised more than £4 million from its Sleep in the Park event held in Edinburgh as well as its annual ITISON Christmas fundraiser.

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Sir Bob Geldof speaks on stage during the Sleep in the Park, West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.

Bob Geldof says Scottish couple tried to donate house sale proceeds to Band Aid

A young married couple from Scotland sold their house and tried to give the proceeds to the Band Aid famine relief effort, Sir Bob Geldof has claimed.

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Here's where you can donate this Christmas. Picture: Edinburgh Food Project Facebook page

Where to drop off food bank donations in Edinburgh this Christmas

FOOD banks in Edinburgh are welcoming donations this Christmas to help those in need during the festive season.

News
Workers describe what it's like working in an Edinburgh Foodbank over Christmas. Picture: TSPL

What’s it like working in an Edinburgh foodbank over Christmas?

CHRISTMAS time is a busy and stressful time for all of us, as we juggle the challenge of working throughout December while figuring out how to fit in essential gift shopping and organising get-togethers with friends and family.

News
Shoppers in Buchanan Street, Glasgow. A charity is calling for donations to support refugees in the city. Picture: John Devlin

Glasgow charity Refuweegee launches Christmas gift appeal

A charity which supports refugees arriving in Scotland’s biggest city has launched a public appeal to ensure every family is offered a gift this Christmas.

Charities
Two participants have fun during the 2017 Santa Fun Run in Princes Street Gardens. Picture: TSPL

Thousands brave freezing cold for Edinburgh Santa Fun Run

Thousands of Santas turned the Capital red and white yesterday to raise money for a children’s charity.

Charities

David McLean: Let’s hope we don’t need a Sleep in the Park encore

On Saturday night, I was one of 8,000-odd other people attending Sleep in the Park.

Lifestyle 2
Georgia Hillman from Dundee is joined by British professional figure skater, Frankie Seaman on the ice at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink, London.

Cancer survivor’s dream comes true as she skates with star

A 10-year-old cancer survivor has helped launch a charity’s new campaign in spectacular fashion by perfoming with a Dancing on Ice star.

News
Kate McClure set up a fundraiser for Mr Bobbitt (left). Picture: AP

Woman raises more than £225k for homeless man who gave her his last $20

A HOMELESS man who selflessly handed a woman his twenty dollars has been rewarded by an online crowdfunder that’s raised more than $300,000 (£225,000).

World
Forty jobs will be created at Erskine by British legion. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Manufacturing centre at Erskine will offer a ‘lifeline’ to veterans

A manufacturing centre staffed by Scottish veterans is to open next year, offering a “lifeline” to many ex-service personnel.

News
Mum pays tribute to baby daughter who died suffering heart disease

Mum pays tribute to baby daughter who died suffering heart disease

A WEST Lothian mum is calling on everyone to support the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Christmas Appeal after losing her daughter to congenital heart disease.

News
Carey Lander (top left) with the Glasgow indiepop group Camera Obscura. The keyboard player died in 2015. Picture: Robert Perry/TSPL

Japanese artist pays tribute to late Glasgow musician Carey Lander

It began as a labour of love by a young Japanese artist who became infatuated with Glasgow’s thriving indie music scene.

Music

Foodbank use in Scotland soars by 20 per cent to record high

Foodbank use across Scotland has risen by 20% to a record level in the last year, according to charity figures.

Politics
Lottery winners Tommy and LInda Parker celebrate their win. Picture: Al Linford

East Lothian man to build dream home for wife after Lottery win

A retired couple from East Lothian are planning to build the house of their dreams after winning the jackpot in the National Lottery.

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