Diane Hastings, wife of rugby legend Gavin, to run London Marathon

Diane Hastings, wife of Scottish rugby legend Gavin Hastings, was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s aged just 39 and is now set to run the marathon for a leading Parkinson’s charity .

John Casserly, Mental Health and Money Advice Adviser

John Casserly: Money’s too tight to mention for many with mental health issues

I remember the first person I supported through Mental Health and Money Advice. Meg (not her real name) rang up as she was feeling very anxious and frightened at the thought of going through the assessment process for the disability benefit Personal Independence Payment, to help her cope with her severe mental and physical health difficulties.

Glasgow Sheriff Court. Picture: John Devlin

Volunteer who stole £62k from children’s charity jailed

The treasurer of a children’s book charity has been jailed for a year for embezzling more than £62,000 to fund a gambling addiction.

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The focus group will take place in Edinburgh. Pic: Steven Scott Taylor / J P License

Charity seeks Scots MS sufferers for Edinburgh focus group

A multiple sclerosis charity is looking for people living with the neurological condition to take part in a focus group in Edinburgh this month (April).

Kira Noble has already battled neuroblastoma three times since first diagnosed

Teenage Kira set to raise funding for life-saving cancer surgery

The parents of a brave teenager battling a rare cancer are in a race to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds so she can travel to America for potentially life-saving surgery.


Controversy forces Edinburgh Castle to drop charity partner

RED-faced bosses at Edinburgh Castle have been forced into an embarrassing change of plans after public outrage over a charity partner.

Motorbikes take part in Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity Easter Egg Run on their motorbikes. Pic: PA Wire/Andrew Milligan

Bikers take to streets of Glasgow for charity Easter parade

Hundreds of bikers in fancy dress have taken to the streets of Glasgow for a charity Easter parade.

BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James

BBC radio DJ Greg James raises £1m for Sport Relief

BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James has raised more than £1 million for Sport Relief with his gruelling bike and mountain challenge that included scaling Ben Nevis.

Doddie Weir (L) to host fundraiser in memory of Gordon Aikman.

Doddie Weir to host fundraiser for MND campaigner Gordon Aikman

Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir will host a fundraising event in memory of fellow motor neurone disease (MND) sufferer Gordon Aikman.

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The Moonwalk Scotland. Picture:''Neil Hanna

MoonWalk founder on the benefits of power walking

Power walking is not like running where you get the pain threshold and think ‘gosh, this is terrible’,” says Nina Barough who founded the breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.

Chloe Lennon in her video message. Picture: Facebook/Jade Lennon

Video: Girl, 5, goes viral with heartwarming Down’s Syndrome Day message

A five-year-old Scot with Down’s syndrome has captured hearts around the world after her mother posted a video of her to raise awareness for World Down’s Syndrome Day.

Sir Tom Hunter is offering grants to celebrate Year of the Young People.

Sir Tom Hunter offering £1K grants to inspire change in Scotland

Entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter has launched a competition to support the Year of Young People in Scotland.

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Prince Charles at the Braemar Gathering in Scotland

Prince Charles merges charities

Four of Prince Charles’s charities have been consolidated to create a new charity – the Prince’s Foundation.

Fresh Start homeless charity, Pic Greg Macvean TSPL

Charity wants sensible donations after being sent a mile of garden hose

A BAFFLED Edinburgh charity has pleaded with a mystery donor to send them more appropriate items - after bizarrely receiving a mile of garden hoses.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt who has warned that Oxfam will have funding withdrawn if it fails to comply with authorities over safeguarding issues. Picture; PA

Aid charities to be told to take action against sex abuse

Aid charities will today be told to take action to restore trust and improve standards following the sex scandal which engulfed the sector.

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Annie Lennox (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Annie Lennox ‘not going to walk away’ from scandal-hit Oxfam

Global Oxfam ambassador Annie Lennox has vowed she is “not going to walk away” from the charity in the wake of the aid worker sex scandal.

The Radio 1 DJ had to suspend his Ben Nevis ascent because of the conditions. Picture: Ed Smith/Comic Relief Ltd/PA Wire

Greg James vows he’ll finish Ben Nevis sport relief challenge one day

Greg James has vowed to complete his Sport Relief challenge in the future - after atrocious weather forced him to call off his final climb.

Jason White at launch of new charity Sporting Start. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Jason White hopes new charity can tap in to power of sport

‘Legacy” is routinely dismissed as a meaningless buzzword in modern sport. Ephemeral, often intangible, and yet its intention is noble in recognising the life-changing possibilities sport can offer.

Lottery money will be handed out to Scottish community groups

Scottish community groups to share £1.1m Lottery funding

More than 150 community groups across Scotland are to share £1.1 million of lottery funding.

David Sole . Picture: TSPL

Scotland rugby legend David Sole joins board of cancer charity

Scotland rugby legend David Sole has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of a leading charity.

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