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Good News Shared is a podcast created to inspire, energise and motivate you to either continue - or start - volunteering and giving back to your community. There are so many ways you can support charities and nonprofit organizations. If you are looking for inspiration, look no further. Nisha Kotecha will chat to people involved in a range of projects, giving you ideas. Each episode ends with some good news, leaving you feeling happy and excited about the world you live in.

Good News Shared is a podcast created to inspire, energise and motivate you to either continue - or start - volunteering and giving back to your community. There are so many ways you can support charities and nonprofit organizations. If you are looking for inspiration, look no further. Nisha Kotecha will chat to people involved in a range of projects, giving you ideas. Each episode ends with some good news, leaving you feeling happy and excited about the world you live in.
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Good News Shared is a podcast created to inspire, energise and motivate you to either continue - or start - volunteering and giving back to your community. There are so many ways you can support charities and nonprofit organizations. If you are looking for inspiration, look no further. Nisha Kotecha will chat to people involved in a range of projects, giving you ideas. Each episode ends with some good news, leaving you feeling happy and excited about the world you live in.

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Episodes

Episode 45: Cancer isn’t a gift, but the opportunity to look in the mirror at 32 was.

5/18/2017
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Jackie Scully got married on the Cutty Sark on the morning of the London Marathon in April 2017. She then ran the marathon with her new husband, her father and her cousin in aid of Willow and Breast Cancer Care. Hear her inspiring story here.

Duration:00:24:04

44: Pump Aid Working to Bring Sustainable Water Solutions to Malawi

5/1/2016
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Pump Aid deliver cleaner and safer water solutions in Malawi. Since the charity started in 1998 they have brought water to over 1.35 million people, which, as Joanna points out, is a "huge amount of change in a relatively short space of time." The charity are currently working on bringing sustainable water solutions to people in Malawi. Joanna, Emily, Iain and Cara (two staff and two volunteers) tell us about this and more in episode 44 of the Good News Shared podcast. In the interview you...

Duration:00:16:53

43: Volunteer One Hour, Get a Hour For Yourself via Time Credits

4/24/2016
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In episode 43 of the Good News Shared podcast we speak with David Russell, Head of Policy and Development for a social enterprise called Spice, about volunteering and time credits. Spice use Time Credits as a tool to create community change, so if you volunteer for one hour, you get a credit to spend at a local venue, such as a theatre, gym, visitor attraction, museum or gallery. Listen to the interview below: [powerpress] Click here to listen to the interview in iTunes Some interesting...

Duration:00:16:58

42: Charity Week Bringing People Together to Break Down Barriers

4/17/2016
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Dr Wajid Akhter tells us about Charity Week in episode 42 of the Good News Shared podcast. Charity Week is an Islamic Relief campaign that Wajid started more than 13 year ago to get young people to work together and combine their talents and experiences to help people across the world. In the interview Wajid tells us about: ... And much more!

Duration:00:18:38

41: Skin Deep Behind the Mask supporting people with ALL types of skin conditions

4/10/2016
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Kofi Dwinfour, a volunteer for a new charity called Skin Deep Behind the Mask, tells us about the work they do and why he got involved in episode 41 of the Good News Shared podcast. Listen to the interview below: [powerpress] Click here to listen to the interview in iTunes Skin Deep Behind the Mask is the only UK charity that supports people with all types of skin disease and conditions. Kofi began volunteering for the charity after meeting the charity Founder, Shabana Islam, who has...

Duration:00:09:38

40: Incredible Teacher Runs 12 Marathons in 12 Months following Student Illness

4/3/2016
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Teacher Lynne Wheeler decided to run 12 marathons in 12 months when one of her students suffered severe brain damage. In episode 40 of the Good News Shared podcast Lynne tells us about her incredible marathon challenge. About Ronald McDonald House Charities Lynne has already completed three of the twelve marathons, and having inspired her friends and family, is close to reaching her fundraising target for Ronald McDonald House Charities already. Ronald McDonald House Charities is an...

Duration:00:10:15

39: Opportunities Are Out There, Go For Them!

3/27/2016
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Paulina Platek realised that opportunities are out there and it's important to make the most of them while at university. In episode 39 of the Good News Shared podcast Paulina tells us about Clothes Line, which she started while studying at The University of Bristol. Clothes Line provided free business clothes to young homeless people for college and job interviews. "These opportunities are there and you never think that you can go for them or that you'll be successful in getting them but...

Duration:00:11:53

38: Act Now to Cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

3/20/2016
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Maria Brooker and Rachel Hill tell us about the Blue Hair Day campaign they started to raise money for Harrison's Fund, a charity working hard to eradicate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disease which currently has no cure. In the interview you will hear about: For more information about Harrison's Fund please click here to visit their website.

Duration:00:14:38

37: Why All Young People Should Consider VSO's International Citizen Service Programme

3/13/2016
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Esi Addae tells us about VSO's International Citizen Service (ICS) in episode 37 of the Good News Shared podcast. In the interview you will hear about: ... And much more! Click here to find out more about the International Citizen Service programme.

Duration:00:16:15

36: Encouraging Young People To Become Trustees

3/6/2016
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Alex Swallow, the Founder of Young Charity Trustees tells us why he is so passionate about diverse charity boards in episode 36 of the Good News Shared podcast. In the interview you will hear about: ... And much more! To find out more about becoming a young trustee: Trustees Week websiteYoung Charity Trustees section on my website Young Charity Trustees LinkedIn Group Also if you are interested please do listen to the interview I did with Jonathan Levy who is a Trustee for...

Duration:00:16:25

35: Lives of 10 Million Children Changed Forever Thanks to Education

2/28/2016
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Milly Unwin, a volunteer for Room to Read, shares her experiences with us in episode 35 of the Good News Shared podcast. In the interview you will hear about: - The work Room to Read do - How people from around the world are getting involved - Milly's favourite memories from her time with the charity so far - Some incredible news from Room to Read And much more! Go to www.goodnewsshared.com to see an extract from the interview

Duration:00:15:59

34: How Volunteering Led to A Job in the Third Sector

2/21/2016
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In episode 34 of the Good News Shared podcast we speak with Olivia Patt, a volunteer for Kidasha, a small NGO working with children in Nepal. In the interview you will hear about: ... And much more! Find out more about Kidasha by visiting their website.

Duration:00:17:42

33: You Can't Do Everything. You Can't Do Nothing. You Can Do Something

2/14/2016
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Barbara Heyes, a volunteer for Global Care, shares some incredible stories from her time in Uganda in episode 33 of the Good News Shared podcast. In this interview you will hear about: Find out more about Global Care by visiting their website.

Duration:00:35:22

32: How Small Change Creates a BIG Difference

2/7/2016
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Khalil Benkhalil shares his experiences and stories from Penny Appeal with us in episode 32 of the Good News Shared podcast. Khalil is an enthusiastic volunteer for Penny Appeal, a charity that makes a big difference using small change. In the interview you will hear about: - What Penny Appeal do - What it was like to drive through Europe to Greece to hand out items such as sleeping bags, hygiene supplies and food to refugees - How Penny Appeal volunteers helped people affected by the...

Duration:00:18:31

31: Volunteering Stalwart Awarded British Empire Medal

1/31/2016
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69-year-old Marilyn Nolan has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list for her outstanding contribution to work for the community. In episode 31 of the Good News Shared podcast Marilyn shares stories from her time volunteering with RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People). In the interview you will hear about: ... And much more! To find out more about volunteering for RNIB please call their helpline on 0303 123 9999 or visit their website.

Duration:00:12:25

30: How CLIC Sargent helped Hodgkin’s Lymphoma sufferer go to University

1/24/2016
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Michaela Roast was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 17 and from diagnosis was assigned a CLIC Sargent Social Worker. Now aged 25, Michaela has been volunteering for CLIC Sargent since 2014 as she wanted to give something back to the charity. Listen to the Good News Shared podcast episode 30 to hear about Michaela's story and her experiences with CLIC Sargent, both as a service user and as a volunteer. In the interview (which is just under 17 minutes long) you will hear...

Duration:00:16:59

29: How African Promise Has Provided More than 500,000 meals to Children in Rural Kenya

1/17/2016
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Suzzanne Payne, an Ambassador for African Promise - a small charity working to improve the quality of primary education in rural Kenya - tells us why she is so passionate about the organisation in episode 29 of the Good News Shared podcast. In the interview you will find out: ... And much more! Find out more about African Promise by visiting their website.

Duration:00:24:33

28: Using Recycled Computers to Change the Lives of Young People in East Slovakia

1/10/2016
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Eric Wiltshire tells us about the difference refurbished computers is making on the lives of children in East Slovakia and their community in episode 28 of the Good News Shared podcast. In this interview you will find out about Digital Angels, the charitable organisation Eric helped set up in June 2015. In just six months Digital Angels have changed the lives of many children in East Slovakia. Digital Angels get computers donated to them from companies who would otherwise scrap them (which...

Duration:00:24:01

Top 3 Good News Shared Podcast Episodes in 2015

1/3/2016
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The Good News Shared podcast launched in August 2015. So far we have interviewed 25 inspiring volunteers for our podcast. The feedback from listeners has been great - here are just some of our reviews in iTunes: "I've done some volunteering and coordinated a number of volunteering efforts over the years and I enjoy hearing others share and offer their insights into giving back." - OrganizeMindfully "Great stories and interviews with inspiring people. A wonderful way to start your day." -...

Duration:00:03:59