BenevoLent: I've given up quite the list!
Louise has given up everything she can think of for lent this year. She tells us about how she's been finding it.
I've given up my bed for 40 days and 40 nights
Dylan, 9 years old, has given up his bed for 40 days and nights to support The Children's Society.
BenevoLent: Hope wins
Over Lent we’re offering weekly suggestions for prayer, action and reflection on the gospel passages. This week we’re reflecting on Mark 15.1-39, (40-47) and the promise of new life:
"Now when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way [Jesus] breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!”
We can stop council tax debt collection from harming children
70% of parents who have experienced bailiff visits while children are in the home said the bailiff’s behaviour was threatening, scary or aggressive
BenevoLent: I've given up bad carbs for Lent
This year I have decided to give up bad carbs for 40 days. This means, no white bread, anything made with white flour, potatoes and certainly no fast food.
Meeting Matthew Reed, Chief Executive on the mount
'What three things does a young person need to get by?' I asked. Matthew said: 'Love, self-confidence and others to believe in them.'
MPs investigate why trafficked children go missing from care
The first public session of an inquiry into trafficked children gone missing from care reveals chilling facts and ways of addressing the problem.
Christingle is one way that we can give generously and sow seeds, but there are many other ways of giving.
How to run a 10k . . . and how I ran 10k
Kate Wareham has good advice for training for a 10k run, although she hasn't followed her sound words for this year's London Bupa 10k.
More than words?: Do 'missing' and 'absent' make young runaways safer?
While there is evidence that new policing terminology can save money, the data that they help young people is lacking