Press Releases

Christmas card donation website turns cost of cards into presents for children's charity

Oct 17, 2014 12:52 BST, in partnership with The Honeypot Children’s Charity, are offering a donation system where consumers calculate how much they would have spent on cards and postage, and make a one-off donation which pays for a vulnerable child's Christmas present instead.

Laura Robson joins SportsAid as ambassador for young women

Jul 28, 2014 07:00 BST SportsAid Laura Robson will support some of Great Britain's most promising young female athletes as a new SportsAid ambassador. The role officially begins tomorrow in Glasgow where she will lead a special mentoring session for aspiring sports women alongside fellow Olympian Keri-anne Payne.

Europe is struggling to deliver improved living and working conditions for all

Jul 14, 2014 09:42 BST Eurofound Eurofound’s fifth annual yearbook, Living and working in Europe, based on the Agency’s research from 2013, describes developments in the EU in the wake of the crisis, focusing on major topic areas including changes in labour markets and employment, efforts to tackle youth unemployment, innovation in workplaces and public trust in institutions.

Every goal counts: VW makes UNESCO Foundation donation

Jul 11, 2014 12:27 BST Volkswagen UK As the partner of six national soccer teams, the Volkswagen brand is donating 1,000 Euro for each goal scored by its partner teams in Brazil to the UNESCO Foundation – Education for Children in Need. Under the motto of “Goals for Good”, the total amount accumulated to date for a charitable project is currently 43,000 Euro.

Young Stockton-on-Tees stroke survivor receives regional recognition

Jun 26, 2014 10:00 BST Stroke Association A 12 year old stroke survivor from Stockton-on-Tees has been awarded a Highly Commended Life After Stroke certificate from the Stroke Association, in recognition of her courage and determination.

Jun 20, 2014 09:57 BST Eurofound In cooperation with the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Eurofound is organising a high-level conference Social Dialogue as a driver in shaping and improving employment and working conditions in the EU in Athens on Monday 23 June 2014. Keynote speakers include Nobel Price winner Sir Christopher Pissarides and Ioannis Vroutsis, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Welfare.

New website to boost adoption and fostering

May 12, 2014 14:40 BST Bury Council Every child deserves a happy home – that’s the motto of a new campaign to recruit foster carers and adopters for children in Bury.

Manchester crowned king of North West entrepreneurs

Apr 14, 2014 15:59 BST Virgin Trains Student entrepreneurs from across the North West have been given a valuable opportunity to pitch to top marketing executives and agencies, thanks to Virgin Trains.

Achievements of young UpRisers is recognised

Mar 28, 2014 12:34 GMT Rochdale Borough Council Greater Manchester UpRising held its End of Programme Celebration at Rochdale Police Station on Thursday. UpRising is a part-time leadership programme designed to open pathways to civic society and create future leaders in political and public life.

Increase in young people living at home across EU since onset of economic crisis

Mar 25, 2014 08:30 GMT Eurofound The number of young people living at home with their parents across Europe has increased from 44% to 48% between 2007 and 2011, according to new research by Eurofound. The ‘Social situation of young people in Europe’, presented to policymakers in Dublin today, offer comparative insight across EU Member States of the social situation of youth in Europe and evolving trends.