Oddbox, fighting against food waste in the UK.


Have you ever thought about how difficult it is for lettuce farmers to forecast the rate of the countries lettuce consumption, 3 months in advance, in the midst of a global pandemic? No? Well neither had we, that is until we came across Oddbox.   Turns out, it’s hard to estimate how much lettuce country will consume, or how much large supermarket chains

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UK charity ‘Safe Ground’ are running workshops to help men in prison become better fathers. 


People are sent to prison to reform behaviour and make significant life changes, but it doesn’t always work out that way: in the UK, 75% of ex-inmates re-offend within nine years of release, and 39.3% within the first twelve months.   ‘Safe Ground’ aim to shift that trend by running a wide range of rehabilitation services to help prisoners adjust smoothly back to

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FrontLine Meals: Feeding our healthcare workers.


The initial supermarket panics and the extinction of the toilet roll may feel like a distant memory to some of us now, but when the pandemic first began, panic buying and food shortages affected some members of the community significantly. For health care workers who were working around the clock to keep their country safe,

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The reality of operating a small business during a pandemic


When the pandemic hit early on this year, there was a fluster of adjustment around having to work from home and adjust to the ‘new normal’, however, small businesses who were unable to run their businesses from a computer experienced a much more hard-hitting reality.   For some small businesses the events of 2020 meant shutting shop for a period of time, or even

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Woolies staff went above and beyond for distraught customer.


Sometimes it’s the little things in life that can cause the largest amount of stress. For Leanne Page, 40, from Morayfield, it was being unable to find her autistic son, three-year-old Tyler’s favourite food in any of her local supermarkets. After contacting them directly and expressing her desperation, the heroes at Woolies hand-delivered ‘Keith’s Foods Mini Dagwood Dogs’ for

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UK ‘Care Farms’ to support those with mental health challenges.


If you’re diagnosed with severe mental health problems, odds are you’ll be admitted to a specialised hospital to undergo treatment, but what if there was another option? According to an article by Positive News, UK-based ‘care farms’ are an alternative method of treatment that utilises ‘farming or horticulture activities as a form of therapy’. Participants take part ‘in everything from feeding animals

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Lichfield teenager combats loneliness with acts of kindness


When schools closed in March due to coronavirus, Sebbie Hall, 17, from Whittington, Staffordshire, found an incredible way to keep himself busy: by performing random acts of kindness within his community to help others feel supported and less lonely. Sebbie, who ‘has a rare chromosome anomaly which has resulted in low muscle tone and speech problems, has helped

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Essential workers supporting each other during the pandemic


Our essential workers have been our lifeline during this difficult year, but who have they been able to turn to for support? Even if it’s been business as normal for you, others even within the same industry might not necessarily be experiencing the same security.   Iroshini Makine from Sri Lanka explains how essential workers have been looking

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