Why Technology is no laughing matter to Comic Relief

Last week, Cardinal Place’s Showcase Classroom played host to Comic Relief and Microsoft UK for the #UpgradeYourWorld/Tech4Good Workshop. Representatives from 23 causes across the UK joined Microsoft for a day of presentations, workshops and brainstorming to explore some of the ways charities can better use technology to advance the valuable work they do. The day kicked off…


Childnet: Making it Safer for Young People to #UpgradeYourWorld

It can be a complex world for a child. They navigate their way around all sorts of challenges every day: from figuring out how to button their shirts, to deciding whether they should save or spend their pocket money. As the internet continues to connect more parts of our lives, the decisions our children have…


AbilityNet: Helping People with Disabilities #UpgradeYourWorld

          The right tools, in the right hands can help everyone – regardless of our frailties – to achieve our true potential and advance as a civilisation. ~Stephen Hawking        Technology should empower people, not limit them. It seems a fairly simple proposition, and one that is at the heart of Microsoft’s mission…


UK Youth: Inspiring Young People to #UpgradeYourWorld

Two very short stories: first, a young man who, at 18, was homeless and became dependent on drugs and alcohol. Suddenly, he found himself performing live at the O2 Arena. Then, there’s a story about frustrated teenager who felt disempowered and ignored. She is being formally recognised as one of the rising stars under 30 at…


Comic Relief help others #UpgradeYourWorld

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~ Victor Borge   For the past 30 years, Comic Relief has been shortening the distance between people; often through laughter, but also by using its global stage to shine a spotlight on issues that may otherwise be neglected. Whether that’s helping remove the stigma of mental…


How Launchpad is Helping to #UpgradeYourWorld

There’s a vast difference between a shelter and a home. A home is where we feel safe, secure and nurtured – yes, a place to keep out the cold and rain, but also one that lights the fire that drives out darkness. Launchpad Reading’s mission is to provide more than shelter: they provide a home. Launchpad…