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BBC Children in Need & The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge returns for 2019

Team Rickshaw returns for the ninth year as they take on a challenging 400 mile route from Holyhead to London as they Pedal for Pudsey The Rickshaw Challenge has launched today (Wednesday 16th October 2019) with a new route, a new team, and a newly modified Rickshaw, as announced live during The One Show.  The

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The Hunter Foundation (THF) announces pledge of funding to BBC Children in Need

The Hunter Foundation (THF) has today (Wednesday 16th October 2019) pledged to donate additional funding to donations that the public make to The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge.  In an exciting first for the fundraising challenge, THF has pledged to give 40p for every £1 donated by the general public to the Rickshaw Challenge* helping to

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Edinburgh turns tartan for final Kiltwalk of 2019

6,000 walkers raise £1.7 million for charities in Scotland    Scotland’s capital was a sea of tartan (today) as 6,000 people took to the streets for Edinburgh’s biggest ever Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk. Scots rugby legend Doddie Weir and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter gave rallying cries to the brave walkers as they set-off from

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The Hunter Foundation Launch Schools Competition To Win Table At Dinner With Former First Lady Michelle Obama

In the Year of the Young People and in celebration of the former First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to Scotland, The Hunter Foundation (THF) invites school pupils to submit a short essay, video, picture or poem on the theme: ‘If I ruled Scotland the one thing I’d change to enable more young people to succeed

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BBC Children in Need and The Hunter Foundation Announce £2M Partnership to Help Prevent Young People Engage With The Care System

Dundee Council Set to be the First Council Partner   BBC Children in Need and THF have announced an ambitious £2m partnership in Scotland which they hope will transform young people’s lives and prove a model of intervention that can be adopted at scale across Scotland and beyond. In the first phase of the partnership,

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The Hunter Foundation Announces Poverty Innovation Fund Of £7.5M In Partnership With The Scottish Government

Venture philanthropy, The Hunter Foundation (‘THF”) has announced the creation of a £7.5m Innovation Fund aimed at delivering systemic change in child poverty – THF will contribute up to £2.5m over four years with the Scottish Government contributing £5m.    The focus of the fund will be to either trial new approaches or attempt to

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The Hunter Foundation partners with new FutureX Impact Summit

Economy | Business | Entrepreneurship Edinburgh, 6th March 2018 The Hunter Foundation pledges three years of financial support to new Impact Summit. The first FutureX Impact Summit will take place on 9th of May in Glasgow’s Barras. Summit organisers seek to inspire the reinvention of how we live, learn, work and play. Over 300 entrepreneurs,

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Kiltwalk charities set for a minimum 40% increase in funds The charitable fundraising dinner hosted by the Hunter Foundation with President Barack Obama has raised £670,000 for Scottish charities. Funds will be allocated as follows: £570,000 will be shared with all charities who have or will participate in this year’s series of Kiltwalks – equivalent

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Communities Aim To Eradicate Food Poverty

Innovative scheme to provide food and support to those in need. Communities in Ayrshire will be able to access affordable food through an innovative scheme aimed at tackling food poverty. The new project, which will provide meals, advice, support and mentoring in Drongan and Fullarton in East Ayrshire and Pennyburn in North Ayrshire, will seek

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HRH The Duke Of Cambridge Launches WRU Coach Core Apprenticeship Programme

The Duke of Cambridge today (Thursday 1 October) launched the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was created by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2012 as part of the Olympics Legacy and it aims to improve the quality and availability of sports coaching, especially in

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