This week Matthew Cook visits Charity Stars, a platform for celebrities and athletes to donate their goods, or time, that are then auctioned off with the proceeds raised going to the celebrity's charity of choice.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Tess Riley from the Guardian and former Streetbank, Jonathan Hampson, head of locations at Zipcar, and Jim Pickell, president of Home Exchange, to answer your questions about the sharing economy.
93-year-old Paula and 47-year-old Alison might seem like unlikely roomates at first, but they're part a homeshare programme which pairs people who need a small amount of help to live independently in their own home with someone who has a housing need and can provide support or companionship. So could this be the answer to help solve a housing crisis and a care crisis at the same time? Georgie investigates with Anna McEwen from Shared Lives Plus.
Matthew Cook visits The Thames Reach Employment Academy, a charity that helps thousands of unemployed and economically disadvantaged people find employment, and speaks to some of the key people behind the charity in the first ever episode of Charity Showcase.
Billy Bambrough speaks to Dr Ed Roberts from Imperial College London and Professor Carlos Cueva, about a study published on Scientific Reports by Imperial College London which reports that Testosterone and Cortisol destabilise financial markets by making traders take more risks.
Alex Stevanovic reports on the economical benefits of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship. He speaks to restaurant owners and hotel staff as well Helen Clark Bell of Love Wimbledon, Stephen Alambritis of Merton Council and Johnny Perkins, Head of Corporate Communications at The All England Club.
Helen Clark Bell, Johnny Perkins, Stephen Alambritis
Faith and Finance: Ramadan and the Importance of Charity
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Faith & Finance
Marc Shoffman and Rita Lobo discuss Ramadan and the idea of charity that goes along with it. To talk about this, Imam Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, Assistant Secretary General for the Muslim Council of Britain and Basit Khan, Head of Fundraising at Islamic Relief join them in the studio.
Georgie explores the devastating consequences of financial abuse – why it’s so under-reported and what needs to change to ensure fewer women have to experience it with Sian Hawkins the public policy officer at Women’s Aid.