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New Childline app is the first to counsel young people via their smartphone

The NSPCC’s Childline has launched an app that is the first to provide counselling to young people in need of help directly through their smartphone in the UK and Channel Islands. ‘For Me’ was invented by four teenagers who wanted to make technology benefit the community and realised there was an urgent need for young people to […]

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Thanks for your donations!

UPDATE: So far we’ve raised £890. We need another £610 by the 10th to reach our target! Many thanks to last week’s donors, including David Salgado, Darren King, Aaron Homer Vergara, Chris Walters, ‘Lulucachoo’ and Sam Elkin for their generous donations.  Also to the Vodafone ‘Live Guy’ team who added another fantastic prize to the […]

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New Prize: Vodafone Dell Mini Inspiron Netbook

LATEST UPDATE: £800 donated so far – that’s enough for 16 children, traumatised by abuse, to spend one hour with a social worker rebuilding their trust in adults.  Please help us reach our target of £1500 by 10th December! The awsome people from Vodafone’s ‘Find Live Guy‘ campaign have added another prize to the excellent […]

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Christmas Presents at Mobile Geeks

If you’re in London (All Bar One, New Oxford St) for Mobile Geeks of London tonight be warned that I will be there collecting donations for our MIR Christmas Presents campaign supporting Childline and the UN Foundation.  As a special treat I also have a bottle of whiskey and a bottle of champagne which we’ll […]

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Esendex are doing their bit

LATEST UPDATE: £600 donated so far – that’s enough for 60 one-to-one online counseling sessions for children distressed by abuse to ask for help for the first time.  Please help us reach our target of £1500 by 10th December! So far the ‘Christmas Presents’ campaign to raise money for Childline and the UN Foundation has […]

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MIR readers ROCK! (and win free prizes)

Thanks to all who’ve donated to the Mobile Industry Review ‘Christmas Presents’ campaign to-date.  Particularly recent donors Mike Butler, Jamie Klinger, Kara Hoisington and Jo Jensen. I’ve just come back to my desk to find £100 has been donated so-far today… That’s enough funding for an NSPCC ChildLine worker to answer calls for 5 hours, […]

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Win cool stuff and support 2 great charities!

We’ve stashed away some of our best prizes and will be giving them away in charity prize draw on the 10th December so it reaches you in time for Christmas!