When Christmas presents give back

If you’ve been living under a rock the last couple of days, you might have missed the drama with YouTube star Zoella and her disastrous advent calendar. Asking people to spend £50 for a calendar that contains glitter and confetti is a little bit steep. If Zoella’s calendar has you in a rage, why not […]

Reasons to volunteer

Many organisations and charities depend on volunteers to help with the day-to-day running of their operations, as recent economic problems mean they simply can’t afford to pay as many staff members – and more and more people are relying on their services. Here are a few reasons why I think you should consider giving up […]

Sport Relief: Walk, swim, run and cycle yourself proud

Sport Relief weekend launches on Friday March 18 and the British public is getting on their marks and getting set to raise some serious cash for worthy causes. You might not be fit enough to follow in the footsteps of Radio 1’s incredible Greg James, who smashed five triathlons in five days, but you can easily take […]

Coppafeel! Greg James signs up as the face of the Uni Boob Team

Greg James wants you to cop a feel in the new academic year – but only when it comes to your own bits, please. The radio DJ, presenter, writer, actor and all-round nice guy is encouraging the nation’s students to check their boobs for signs of cancer as part of breast cancer charity Copafeel!’s Uni Boob […]

Nepal – how can I help?

When natural disasters strike, we’re often left feeling a bit overwhelmed by the scale of the destruction and the number of people affected. Turning on the news, we quickly realise how much need there is for the basics – water, food, blankets and medicine. Where do we start to help the many hundreds of homeless, […]

Donating my hair to sick children

It may sound weird, but I’m not afraid to admit it: my hair is my pride and joy. Last week, my hair measured 33 inches from root to tip. It’s straight, in great condition and golden in colour. Growing it became a bit of an obsession in its latter months – the longer it got, […]

Stars share their playlists for Oxfam’s Love Syria campaign

Hit makers The XX, Two Door Cinema Club, Primal Scream, Editors and Bombay Bicycle Club have put together their ultimate playlists to help raise awareness of the humanitarian crisis in Syria as part of Oxfam’s Love Syria campaign. The Spotify playlists will be released on the countdown to next weekend’s Glastonbury festival. Music fans are […]

Hollyoaks aims to Beat Bullying

Channel 4 youth drama Hollyoaks is set to tackle the issues of bullying and cyber bullying in a new storyline and online tie-in. We’ve all seen character Esther Bloom suffer at the hands of her group of mates – particularly Queen Bee Maddie – but things are going to step up a gear as Esther’s […]