The starting point for any successful charitable initiative should always be an awareness of a need that is not currently being met and a clear idea of how it could be. First, make sure there isn’t already an organisation doing something similar. Setting up a charity is fairly easy but finding the funds required to sustain its mission can be more challenging.
A coalition of faith groups, including Put Down The Sword, Quakers, London Catholic Worker and Pax Christi have come together to call for the UK government to stop its support for arms fairs and arms sales to oppressive regimes.
August 2015 seems to have experienced some kind of identity crisis. Not only did the weather pass from night frosts to baking hot days via torrential rain and flash floods, but the 'silly season' appears not to have happened at all.