• NFL and Red Cross to surprise student battling sickle cell disease
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    NFL and Red Cross to surprise student battling sickle cell disease

    Hi Braden, I’m Alex Armah Carolina Panthers full back. Here with me is Chris Manhertz, tight end. And we heard your story and we’re here to make this video just for you. And on behalf of the Carolina Panthers, the NFL and American Red Cross, we’re more than happy to present you with an opportunity to go to Miami this year and watch this year’s Super Bowl. You’re an inspiration to all of us and your story and what you’ve been through has reached so many people, beyond what you know. We appreciate it. Keep pounding. Keep pounding. These are tickets to the Super Bowl this weekend that Braden and…

  • Advocate’s Referral Campaign: Thank you for supporting us and the charity Sands
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    Advocate’s Referral Campaign: Thank you for supporting us and the charity Sands

    Hi everybody just a little message before the end of the year we’ve worked out we’ve been basically doing the Scale Model for over five years now and in that five years we’ve had nearly ten thousand hours talking to clients from over 50 different sectors and we’ve been so so fortunate that I think 95 / 98 percent of our business has actually come from people like yourself referring people to us and us going out and helping them and what we want to do now is we want to actually make that an official program official launch so what we’re doing is actually we’re launching what we call…

  • Advocate for social justice, freedom of movement and children’s rights #351 Ilona
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    Advocate for social justice, freedom of movement and children’s rights #351 Ilona

    I worked for a comms agency that’s worked with the European Delegation as Slovenia was preparing to join the EU. We had a referendum of our own and it was the vast majority of people, I think about 89%, voted to join the EU. And so I really grew to believe in the dream of why Europe had been set up, or the European Union had come about as a way of integrating countries. I came to London originally to study, I did Social Psychology, and I was interested in a career in a social justice organisation, particularly working with children and young people. We’re doing a lot at the…

  • Advocate Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019
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    Advocate Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

    Advocate is sort of seen as the middleman. We connect applicants to barristers that are willing to do pro bono work. So we take cases in all areas of law. A quarter of all barristers are currently signed up to our Advocate panel this means that nearly 4,000 people are willing to provide support to help people get access to justice. Nobody knows about the legal system like a barrister does or a solicitor. They can advise, they can draft or they can represent. They’re able to ensure that quite a lot of people are able to get barristers for free when they would never usually be able to get…

  • Welcome to Dorset Advocacy
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    Welcome to Dorset Advocacy

    (Music Plays) Life isn’t always smooth sailing and we can often be faced with challenges. Challenges that are sometimes hard to meet on our own. When dealing with health and social care organisations it isn’t uncommon to be faced with complex structures, information or systems that are difficult to understand or navigate. So where can you turn for help? Based in Dorchester and covering the whole of Dorset, Dorset Advocacy have staff and volunteers all over the county ready to help you get a fair deal from the health service, social services, housing associations and others. Advocacy helps people to make their needs known, to make informed choices about the…

  • Campaign for Justice 2019
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    Campaign for Justice 2019

    34% of New Jerseyans live in true poverty. This year, one third of them will have at least one legal problem serious enough to mean the difference between having or losing a job, retaining or losing custody of children, keeping a roof overhead or becoming homeless. It means food on the table, critical health care, even life and death. Yet for 94% of these problems, people will have no lawyer. I told my boss, “I said I can’t do this anymore.” My back was killing me. I went to the unemployment office and then when I got the paperwork back they said it was denied and I think three times…

  • An eBay for Charity Story: More Than Just a Second Chance
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    An eBay for Charity Story: More Than Just a Second Chance

    eBay is opportunity. Most of my life I felt like I just wanted to do what I wanted with no planing ahead. I burned a lot of bridges with people. No one wanted to be near me. I’ve always had interest in comics and my big passion is video games. If I’m having a bad time, I could just escape to that. The power I probably wish I had the most When I was a kid was invisibility. So when I embarrassed myself, no one would see me. Growing up I was never really accustomed to relying on others. Why not just be invisible and away from people. I couldn’t…