The Day – Firefighters union buys bed-shaking fire alarm for Waterford family

Waterford — Lexi Dickenson began to lose her hearing two years ago. She received a cochlear implant in March, but when she takes it off at night to charge, she is completely deaf in one ear. That left the 6-year-old’s parents, Natasha and David, concerned about their safety in the event of a fire. “There … Read more

The Day – Firefighters union buy bed-shaking fire alarm for Waterford family

Waterford — Lexi Dickenson began to lose her hearing two years ago. She received a cochlear implant in March, but when she takes it off at night to charge, she is completely deaf in one ear. That left the 6-year-old’s parents, Natasha and David, concerned about their safety in the event of a fire. “There … Read more

Sheffield duo raise thousands for Weston Park Cancer Hospital in charity bed push

Life coach and avid fundraiser for Weston Park Cancer Hospital, Debbie Cundy, and her friend Richard Hepworth – owner of Air Environmental Ltd. – pushed a hospital bed from the city center to Endcliffe Park on Saturday afternoon. The bed push took just over two hours, starting at Sheffield Town Hall, traveling along St Mary’s … Read more

‘You can’t just put them in a bed’: Mental health charity calls for Government to do more for Ukraine refugees

Newcastle-based charity Mental Health Concern (MHC) is to offer support for Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion – along with help for employees to take in those in need. But the charity’s chief exec has also questioned the “package of support” the Government is offering, and said it’s vital that those escaping trauma and atrocities … Read more

Bed retailer launches charity partnership

Yorkshire-based retailer happy beds has launched a charity partnership with Home-Start UK, a local community network of trained volunteers and experts that aim to help families with young children across the UK through challenging times. Happy Beds has already provided beds, mattresses and bedroom furniture to families in need. Lucy Bolland, marketing manager at Happy … Read more

Leeds teacher who set up Zarach charity to tackle bed poverty given Points of Light award by Boris Johnson

Bex Wilson, who works at Shakespeare Primary School and Nursery in Lincoln Green, received Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s daily Points of Light award on Tuesday, February 22. The Points of Light awards recognize outstanding individual volunteers, people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others. Bex set up the Zarach charity when … Read more

The Leeds charity fighting bed poverty for children with empty rooms and nowhere to sleep

A Leeds charity is campaigning to get a bed for every poor child in the UK. Bed poverty charity Zarach wants the government to create a ‘National Sleep Strategy’ to give local authorities the resources to tackle child bed poverty. The charity – started by Leeds teacher Rebekah Wilson – has helped 1,400 children without … Read more

Praise for Leeds-based charity Zarach after 1,400 mattresses delivered to tackle bed poverty

A philanthropic teacher who has been committed to tackling “bed poverty” in Leeds for the past four years has helped provide mattresses, pillows and duvets to nearly 1,400 distressed children. Deputy Headmistress Rebekah Wilson, 33, of Leeds, founded her Zarach charity in the city in 2017 after one of her students revealed in an English … Read more

Charity campaign provides much-needed beds for First Nations

TORONTO – Finding a bed to put their head in is an impossible task for some indigenous people living on reservations. A charity campaign hopes to tackle sleep inequality in these remote northern communities. The Good Night’s Sleep campaign, led by charity True North Air and mattress company Silk and Snow, aims to provide 1,000 … Read more