In unambiguous campaigns to ‘protect the NHS’ that emulate those seen in the war, the Government directly highlights their own failings. The public is being asked to provide for these failings through, exemplarily, donations. Rather than in disillusionment, the result will be of a public quickly forgetting the chronic societal issues that have brought this on – in the name of national pride.
As the nation faces an unprecedented challenge, Cassie Grace urges us to find hope in each other amidst the darkness of coronavirus.
Kevin Yu examines how we can aid the homelessness problem in Exeter amidst Covid-19 The rapid manifestation of coronavirus/COVID-19 has shaken the whole planet, including Exeter, with WHO recently confirming its pandemic status. As a result, much of society is preparing to be housebound, from (in-advisably) stock-piling loo roll, to integrating Skype chats for work. […]
Oxfam, once famed for its commitment to safeguarding the most vulnerable populations, has been hit by a damning report following allegations of sexual misconduct by its aid workers following Haiti’s devastating earthquake in 2010. In the report by the Charity Commission, Oxfam was found to have failed to disclose child abuse allegations, including evidence of […]
“Iwill never retweet appeals that treat poor children as opportunities to enhance Westerners CVs”. Those were the words of author J.K. Rowling in a stream of tweets in August 2016 after she was asked to endorse a charity offering volunteer opportunities in orphanages. This condemnation of the growing trend of young volunteers from wealthy countries, […]
Harriet Stack, a third-year drama student, is cutting her hair and donating it to The Little Princess Trust. On her JustGiving Page, Hattie states: “I have always had long hair for as long as I can remember and have never thought about cutting it short. I am extremely lucky and, at times, have taken my […]
There’s nothing like some jarring juxtaposition at Christmastime, when middle class mothers and determinedly festive students rush out of John Lewis and Build-a-Bear Workshops clutching extravagant gifts whilst destitute folk sit outside the store clutching their elbows from the cold. A 2017 ITV report states that homelessness is at an all time high in Exeter, […]
I’ve wanted to do a Charity Jailbreak for as many years as I’ve been out of school, and then some. For my first couple of years at Exeter, I was either bogged with work at the time (silly fresh) or too wary of the unforeseen return costs, to take on the challenge. But this year, […]
The University of Exeter’s Snowsports society is kick starting refresher’s week with ‘one of the biggest, most outrageous and unique event’ the society has hosted thus far: ‘chill hill.’ On Saturday, 21 January, 2017, the society has organised to cover forum hill with 48 tonnes of real snow, where 30 of the UK’s top University […]
An Exeter student is to lead a mass head-shave amongst his friends for the charity supporting his mother’s ﬁght with terminal cancer. First-year law student Tommy Parsons’ mother, Debra Parsons, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, before the disease spread to her liver. In order to raise money for the charity Penny Brohn, which […]