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Charities

The tragic downfall of Kids Company

The downfall of the London-based charity Kids Company has been all over the news this week. The former Chief Executive and founder of Kids Company is the hugely flamboyant Camila Batmanghelidjh. A larger than life character who had an amazing passion to help disadvantaged children. It now appears that the infrastructure of Kids Company failed to live up to the enthusiasm of its founder. I hope that in the passing weeks and months, as the postmortem on Kids Company is carried out people…

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Mental health

Robin Williams, depression and me

depression

I can't imagine the despair that Robin Williams' friends and family are feeling right now. I can't imagine the pain that Robin Williams felt when he made the decision to take his own life. But I know how I felt. I know how I felt when I decided enough was enough. When I made the decision that the world would be better off without me.…

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Charities

Sweet Charity

Last week one of my friends who works for a charity drew my attention to an article published in The Sunday Telegraph on 24th June. It was this article about face-to-face fundraisers. It was not the article itself that angered me (although, it was one-sided). I was upset by the comments that had been added by 100s of Telegraph readers.…

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