Culture & Leisure

Digging for better mental health

A farmer who lent land for a gardening project is transforming lives and mental health for the better

11th August 2017 by Robert Armour

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Chief Encounters: Kathryn Welch on singing her way to the top

The interim chief of Voluntary Arts Scotland knows how creativity can enhance our lives

1st August 2017 by TFN Staff

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Street Soccer Scotland shows it’s in a league of its own

Jolene Campbell uncovers the secret of the success of this year's Charity of the Year winner

27th July 2017 by Jolene Campbell

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Chief encounters: David Duke on making his ma proud

Street Soccer Scotland's chief executive enjoys sunshine and hanging out with the players, just don't take away his peppermint tea

4th July 2017 by TFN Guest

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Charities are changing the face of politics

Just days after we visited the polling booths, Jolene Campbell looks at what charities are doing to improve diversity in politics

12th June 2017 by Jolene Campbell

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Good Movers - who’s going where in the third sector

Good Movers - who's going where in Scotland's third sector

8th June 2017 by TFN

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Chief Encounters: Suzanne Forup lurves her Genesis Croix de Fer 20

Suzanne Forup seems to have the perfect job promoting the joys of cycling, which maybe explains her tendency to over commit!

30th May 2017 by TFN Staff

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Street paper exhibition spreads the word on the street

An exhibition celebrating street papers and their vendors throughout the world has been hailed as "beautiful", "inspiring" and "powerful"

24th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Top athletes become charity mentors but it’s not all about improving others at sport

With research showing that those who take part in sport do better in school, the Winning Scotland Foundation is hoping to inspire a generation

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland hosts groundbreaking Queer International Film Festival

The Scottish Queer International Film Festival takes place at the end of the month. Paul Cardwell caught up with its director Helen Wright

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fringe charity partnership’s success is no joke

2016 is the 25th year that Waverley Care has teamed up with The Pleasance Theatre trust and their fundraising is set to break the £400,000 barrier

24th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Chief Encounters: Robbie Norval, a sloth loving flamingo!

Robbie Norval heads up social enterprise Lingo Flamingo and believes Life is Beautiful - just don't ask him to make you a cup of tea

26th July 2016 by Susan Smith

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Football is more than just a game as Homeless World Cup proves

The Homeless World Cup is being held in Glasgow’s George Square this week. Paul Cardwell went along to meet some of the players and volunteers

12th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Chief encounters: Funding woes stop charities doing more

Neil Logan, director and founder of Roadshow Solutions, explains why he decided to launch a new community interest company

20th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow warmly welcomes Refuweegee project

A project started last year to welcome Syrian refugees to Glasgow has been a huge success and is set to become a permanent fixture in the city

22nd March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Welcome to Charity Town: Bo’ness

Bo’ness on the Forth has one charity for every 100 people, making charities crucial to the success of the former mining town

17th February 2016 by Susan Smith

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Celebs take to the streets to back the Big Issue

TFN joined some well-known faces in Glasgow to find out how they got on selling the the Big Issue to the public

5th February 2016 by Graham Martin

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The Big TFN 2015 Quiz

Angelina Jolie, David Mundell, John Lewis and Coldplay – there has been some big names linked to charities this year. But do you know why? Take our quiz!

10th December 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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​I get so much more back from volunteering at Erskine than I give

June Cameron has volunteered at Erskine Glasgow Home for three years - she recently was named Charity Champion at the Scottish Power Foundation Awards

4th November 2015 by TFN Guest

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