It's sad to see the demise of Raleigh International, which has arranged for 55,000 young people to join expeditions to developing countries over the past 44 years. Not only have they helped many communities in Nepal, Tanzania, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, but they have also helped open the eyes of young adults to the wider world. In this commentary we look at Raleigh as an example of an organisation that failed to adjust to the challenge of the pandemic and other global impacts, and that had allowed itself to become too reliant on Government over recent years. At a time when global convergence and inter-generational rebalancing are urgently required, we hope a solution will be found by the Raleigh administrators to recover and rebuild their activities.
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Financial heavy weights Lindsay Cook and Andy Webb join Georgie Frost in the studio. After years of rampant growth could the property market be cooling? As ever it all comes down to location but there are a few tips to make the best of the buyers market. Plus find out which charity fundraising site is in line for the sucker punch this week and why you could find many supermarkets overcharging you at the till.
Share Radio Breakfast turns its attention to businesses who are fully committed to community work. This year will be the 30th anniversary of the Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards, which celebrates so called responsible businesses of all sizes and sectors. This year, the organisers are calling for firms to apply who run community programmes. To tell us more, Florelle Adat, project lead on the Lord Mayors Dragon Awards, joined Nigel Cassidy.
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The sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia to use against Yemen, by the UK has long been a controversial one, as the UK also sends aid to Yemen. The Campaign Against Arms Trade has recently launched legal action against the UK government, to try and stop the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Matthew Cook spoke to Andrew Smith, from CAAT to discuss the legal case and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen
Coming directly after the big shopping days of Cyber Monday and Black Friday - Giving Tuesday is the global day of giving calls on people to 'do good stuff' for charity by giving their time, money or voice to a good cause. To find out more on this, Georgie was joined on the line by Charities Aid Foundation's Senior Campaigns Officer Kim Roberts.
Sara Macham, looks into Carers Rights Day, a day of meetings and events organised by Carers UK, to raise awareness for the 6.5 million people in the UK who look after others on a full or part time basis.
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Sue Dougan sits down with Peter Tatchell, founder of the Peter Tatchell foundation, to find out more about his life, career, and hear his musical favourites. Peter has been a campaigner for human rights, democracy, LGBT freedom and global justice since 1967 and is a member of the queer human rights group OutRage!, and the left-wing of the Green Party.
Tuition fees are increasing for students, low-income families are losing grants, more competition for jobs, high house prices - what does all this mean for kids out there with big dreams? And what do they think of their chances in a post Brexit Britain? Joining Georgie Frost today are three young men who are helping shape the next generation of business. Adam Bradford is an award winning social activist, Louis Howell is a Youth and Community Trainer, and Jacob Sarkil is former young mayor of Lewisham and a youth leader and social entrepreneur.
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