What charities are doing good in the UK and Ireland?

The good charities in the world are spreading joy and hope.

There’s no question that the global economic crisis has hit the UK hardest, but many charities, particularly those working in the developing world, have been working tirelessly to help the poor and vulnerable.

From the small charity that offers a home for orphans to the largest charity in the country, the Red Cross, there’s plenty to love in this year’s Good Charity Index.

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