Paul Hose supports a number of charities – locally and nationally,

World Water Day

World Water Day is a United Nations initiative with a crystal clear goal: water for all by 2030. Swimming sparked my inspiration I enjoy swimming. It helps with my fitness and it gives me space to think and clear my mind. During one particular swim, I found myself choking on water as I gulped and swallowed …

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Music lessons improve children's cognitive skills and academic performance

Music lessons improve children’s cognitive skills and academic performance

A recent study in the Netherlands has found that music lessons improve children’s cognitive skills and academic performance. Structured music lessons increase children’s cognitive abilities – including language-based reasoning, short-term memory and planning – which lead to greater academic performance. The research, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, is the first large-scale study adapted into a …

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Donate unwanted clothes to Oxfam

Can you donate unwanted clothes to Oxfam? You can donate goods directly to your local Oxfam shop. Or, you can place clothing, music, or books in one of our donation banks. Either way, we’ll turn your gifts into cash to fund Oxfam’s work fighting poverty around the world. Find your nearest shop or donation bank.

Calling all grownups

Whether you’re a mum, dad, grandparent, guardian or family friend of a little one – join the nation in letting the kids dress you up to give poverty a serious dressing down. Oxfam invite you to raid your wardrobe and the kids’ dressing-up boxes, then on Friday 16 June get sponsored to wear a crazy clothing …

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