A weekly podcast from Third Sector, the UK’s leading publication for everyone who needs to know what’s going on in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector.
Third Sector - Episode 38
In this episode, editor Emily Burt and senior reporter Stephen Delahunty explore the role of charities in the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.
They discuss Cancer Research UK’s work trialling Camostat, a drug that could prevent severe symptoms of Covid-19, and printing visors from their living Rooms.
Stephen also describes the inspirations and motivations of the volunteers delivering Covid-19 vaccines, and they discuss the work of charities working to reduce vaccine hesitancy in at-risk groups.
In this week's coronavirus care package, Darth Vader auctions his worldly belongings for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Chairing through Covid
Rebecca and Emily chat about the report from the Association of Chairs which found that chairs are feeling the strain of the pandemic.
They also unpack this week's coronavirus care package.
The Restore Trust, Oxfam and the Captain Tom 100: The week in charity news
Rebecca and Emily reflect on the past week in charity news, from the latest on the National Trust and the Brexit museum to Oxfam and the Captain Sir Tom Moore memorial fundraising event.
Please note: This episode was recorded before The Foreign, Commonwealth and Diplomatic Office announced it would suspend Oxfam's right to apply for new government funding. For the latest on this story, check out the Third Sector website.
Back to the office?
This week Rebecca and Emily discuss whether and how charities will approach returning to the office when coronavirus restrictions lift later this year.
Later, they bring you a coronavirus care package of good news, including an uneaten 1924 Easter egg which was bought by a Bygones museum in Torquay (pictures here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-56419025)
Sexual harassment in fundraising
Content warning: This episode contains discussion of sexual harassment and assault.
In this month’s bumper special episode, Rebecca and Emily are joined by the fundraiser Ruby Bayley to chat about at sexual harassment and assault in fundraising.
And as ever, they unwrap their coronavirus care package of charity sector good news.
If you've been affected by any of the issues raised in this episode, you can access support though Victim Support by calling 08 08 16 89 111 or visiting https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/ . Legal and employment advice is also available from Rights of Women https://rightsofwomen.org.uk/get-advice/sexual-harassment-at-work-law/
News round-up: 12 March 2021
Rebecca and Emily discuss the charity news of the past week, including what the Spring Budget offered charities, Kevin Watkins departure as chief executive of Save the Children and survey data showing the popularity of children's charities has fallen.
They also unwrap another coronavirus care package of charity sector good news.
First rate exploration of the charity sector
Presented by two specialist journalists who know the charity sector inside and out, this show is an informative exploration of the hot topics affecting charities. They don’t shy away from asking the difficult questions, share useful best practice from organizations at the top of their game and regularly interview some of the biggest names in the industry. Highly recommend