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The Royal National Institute of Blind People is a UK charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people in the UK with sight loss.
Our work includes:
• campaigning on a range of issues from preventing sight loss through to better transport services for blind and partially sighted people
• supporting others through a range of products and services
• offering training, education and learning
• employment and education services
• promoting accessible services
Our research is linked to the priorities set out in RNIBs strategy. The focus is to provide an evidence base that supports the organisations ambitious goals so that we can have the greatest positive impact on blind and partially sighted peoples lives.
Child Concern Consortium
Child Concern Consortium is a group of three small children's charities raising funds together since 1994.
Each of our member charities works in a different way to help vulnerable children, offering years of experience and expertise and touching the lives of many thousands of children each year.
Originally formed to raise funds through Payroll Giving, we now have nearly 3000 individuals supporting us directly from their payroll and thousands more committed to regular giving via direct debit, collecting change in one of our money boxes, making one-off donations or giving us their valuable time as volunteers.
We are the UKs leading diabetes charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.
We provide information, advice and support to help people manage their diabetes effectively and confidently.
We campaign with and for people with diabetes to improve the quality of care across the UKs health services, so that everyone affected by the condition gets access to the best treatment and standards of care.
We are the UKs largest charitable funder of diabetes research, funding pioneering research into care, cure and prevention for all types of diabetes
We work to halt the rising number of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes by educating them about their risk, encouraging early diagnosis and promoting simple lifestyle changes to help prevent or delay its onset.
We are committed to communicating about diabetes to people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups.
Together with our network of over 10,000 professional members and diabetes specialists, we share knowledge to improve the lives of people with diabetes.
Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes was founded in 2007 to provide direct, practical support for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen, women and veterans ('the Blokes') and their loved ones.
ABF The Soldiers Charity
ABF The Soldiers Charity are for soldiers, for life. They provide financial assistance to all soldiers and their families when in need whether the soldier has left the Army or not. The scope for their work is huge. Half of their money is given direct to individuals to help in areas such as debt relief, mobility assistance, education bursaries, care home fees and respite breaks. The other half is given as grants to other charities.
Mission Aviation Fellowship UK
Mission Aviation Fellowship uses light aircraft to bring humanitarian aid to people in remote locations around the world. We are a Christian charity that enables medical teams, disaster response, vaccines, and education equipment to reach those living in isolation in the developing world. Flying over rivers, swamps, mountains and jungles, our aircraft bring help, hope and healing to those who are outside of government provision – those for whom flying is not a luxury, but a lifeline.
Lifelines on Call
Lifelines on Call was formed to make your donations go further – to save, support and rescue those in distress. Every day the The Fire Fighters Charity, Samaritans and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) make a difference to someone's life. They are always there, on call 24 hours a day.
Every year, thousands of fire fighters are injured whilst protecting the public. Every 30 seconds in the UK, fire fighters are called to an incident, putting their lives on the line, and often sustaining physical injuries whilst carrying out their duties.
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair. By working together with the shared desire to help people experiencing emotional distress, our 17,000 volunteers make sure that our 202 branches are well-organised and supportive places to spend time.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea around the UK and ROI.
Our volunteer crews give up their time and comfort to carry out rescues in difficult and often dangerous conditions. Last year RNLI lifeboats rescued 21 people a day on average. RNLI lifeguards assisted almost 10,000 people last year.
Centrepoint provides a safe place to live for more than 2,900 young people, aged 16-25, every year in London and the north east of England. It helps young homeless people to get their life back on track through the provision of: housing, health, education, support to move on. They also help indriectly through partnering with a network of organisations that support homeless young people and influencing policy.
Action For Children
Today, as Action for Children, we hold tight to our founder's pioneering spirit. We drive forward new ways to make life better for vulnerable children. We work relentlessly to fix problems early and give them the chance to grow up happy, healthy and with hope for their future.
Every six seconds, somebody contacts us. Ten times a minute, we can help someone turn their life around. That's a privilege, and a huge responsibility.
Enham Trust is a pan disability organisation that works with close to 7,500 individuals each year throughout the South, giving them independence, choice and control in the cornerstone areas of their lives; housing, care, work and skills development.
At Enham Trust, we see the possibilities - not the impossibilities. We want to make life more positive for the thousands of people we support every day. With your support, we have the power to say 'yes'. Our work enables anyone to say "Yes, I can try that". "Yes, I can do that" or "Yes, I am in control"..
We aim to touch every aspect of the lives of people living with physical and learning disabilities. We offer a number of services for disabled people, putting the power back in to their hands. We ask our clients what they want and build a personal support plan to help them achieve it.
Dogs Trust is the UK's largest dog welfare charity. The charity rehabilitates and finds new homes for dogs which have been abandoned or given up by their owners. They have a network of Rehoming Centres across the UK and Ireland. People are encouraged to sponsor a dog for at least £1 a week, even if they are not able to rehome the dog.
For the dogs that have had a particularly bad start in life and would not be happy living in a normal home environment, the charity takes care of these dogs with funds from the dog sponsorship. They have also created a sanctuary where selected dogs can live together free from excessive human contact.
It also runs microchipping and neutering schemes in the United Kingdom and abroad, in order to reduce the number of unwanted litters of puppies and stray dogs put to sleep by other organisations.
The charity is best known for its slogan "A Dog is for Life, not just for Christmas", which is used either in full or shortened to "A Dog is for Life" in advertising. The phrase was created to reduce the number of dogs which are abandoned as unwanted.
Dogs Trust also also actively campaign to protect dogs from cruelty including: docking of tails and unecessary euthanasia
London’s Air Ambulance
London's Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London. The service provides pre-hospital medical care at the scene of the incident within minutes of injury and serves the 10 million people who live, work and travel within the M25. The team, which at all times includes an advanced trauma doctor and paramedic, perform advanced medical interventions, normally only found in the hospital emergency department, in time critical, life threatening situations. Missions commonly involve serious road traffic collisions, falls from height, industrial accidents, assaults and injuries on the rail network.
London's Air Ambulance was founded in 1989, the service operates 24/7, with the helicopter running in daylight hours and rapid response cars taking over at night and in adverse weather conditions. We treat an average of 5 critically injured patients every 24 hours. We need your help, we hope you never need ours.
Concern Worldwide works with the worlds poorest people to transform their lives.
We are working for a world where no one dies for want of safe, nutritious food. Our approach focuses on practical, intelligent solutions that save lives and build livelihoods.
For more than 40 years, we have been working in partnership with communities, combining our expertise with their local knowledge. Our approach enables families to tackle hunger and become better prepared for future crises.
Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we'll be here. We provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year. We raise awareness of the issues that matter. And with your support, we'll keep driving change across society until this country is great for everyone.
Charities at Work
Charities at Work is a group of five leading national charities working throughout the UK and abroad. Separately, we represent a cross section of major concerns which affect everyone's daily lives:
• Age UK - working towards a world where everyone can love later life
• British Red Cross - refusing to ignore people in crisis, both at home and overseas
• NSPCC - fighting for every childhood
• RSPB - giving nature a home
• Scope - making the UK a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else
Together, we are Charities at Work - one donation, five great charities.
Charities at Work was established in 1987 - in the same year that Payroll Giving started - making us one of the first and oldest charity consortiums in the UK. All of the funds raised through Payroll Giving, and all of the donations made to Charities at Work, are split equally between the five member charities.
Please note, membership of the consortium does not necessarily indicate endorsement of the views or activities of the other members.
The Fire Fighters Charity
We are the UK's leading provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired firefighters, fire personnel and their families. Our vision is to make a positive difference by supporting people in the fire and rescue community when they are in need. Over the years, we have helped hundreds of thousands of individuals by providing world-class treatment and support services.
It costs over £8 million every year to keep the Charity running, and we are completely reliant upon donations and fundraising, so your support is very much needed.
The role of a firefighter is one of bravery, loyalty and devotion to public service. Just like firefighters, we are passionate about our work and the services we provide to the men and women who risk their lives to save ours.
We work with people who share our commitment to changing the world for people affected by stroke - with stroke survivors and their families; with decision makers; with researchers and medics; as well as with our supporters.
Together we will conquer stroke.
We believe that stroke can and should be prevented; and we believe in the power of research to save lives.
We know that with our support people can and do recover well. These beliefs drive us forward to change the world for people affected by stroke.
Mildmay Mission Hospital
MILDMAY is a pioneering HIV charity delivering quality care and treatment, prevention work, rehabilitation,
training and health systems strengthening in the UK and East Africa.
Mildmay UK Hospital is a charitable HIV hospital located in East London, and has been providing pioneering care and services to people living with HIV since 1988.
Mildmay has a number of sister NGOs working overseas. The organisations are independent from the UK – they are locally registered with their own boards of trustees and constitutions.
These organisations carry out their own fundraising and partnership work; but are still funded through the UK office for particular pieces of work.
Please browse the pages above to read about the work of Mildmay organisations around the world.
Muscular Dystrophy UK
Muscular Dystrophy UK is the leading UK charity focusing on muscular dystrophy and other related conditions.
They are dedicated to beating muscular dystrophy and other related conditions by finding treatments and cures and to improving the lives of everyone affected by them.
They also have an active role in nationwide lobbying and campaigning for changes to improve the support given to patients and to raise awareness of muscular dystrophy and related conditions. We have also made vital contributions to improvements in peoples quality of life through emotional and practical support and grants towards the cost of specialist equipment, and we provide specialist education and development for health professionals.
Our work has five main focuses:
■ we fund world-class research to find effective treatments and cures
■ we provide practical information, advice and emotional support for individuals with muscular dystrophy and other related conditions, their carers and families
■ we campaign to bring about change and raise awareness of muscular dystrophy and other related conditions
■ we award grants towards the cost of specialist equipment, such as powered wheelchairs
■we provide specialist education and development for health professionals.
Riding for Disabled Association
The Riding for the Disabled Association, also known as the RDA is a United Kingdom based charity focused on providing horse-riding and carriage driving lessons to people with both developmental and physical disabilities.
At RDA, our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK. Our network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting and showjumping to up to 28,000 people each year.
As the UK's only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a support network and a movement for change.
For the past 50 years we've been driven by carers raising their voices together to call for change and seek recognition and support.
Looking after someone can be a rewarding experience but it can also be lonely and bewildering. At these times, you need people around you who really understand caring.
That's where we come in.
We help each other by sharing experiences and offering support. Guided by a Board of Trustees that's primarily made up of carers, we're rooted in the real experiences of our members and we're here to make life better for carers.
Against Breast Cancer
Against Breast Cancer is the story of the personal crusade of our founders Dr Anthony Leathem and his wife Patricia in their quest for a future free of breast cancer.
Today, Against Breast Cancer funds pioneering research into new treatments, tools for earlier diagnosis and advice to reduce the risk of recurrence and secondary spread. Working with expert scientists we want to increase the survival rates of all breast cancer patients and ultimately, discover a vaccine against breast cancer.
Naomi House & Jacksplace
Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices provide expert care to more than 280 life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.
The Royal Mencap Society is a charity based in the UK that works with people with a learning disability. Mencap is the UKs leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers. Mencap works collaboratively, fighting for equal rights, campaigning for greater opportunities and challenging attitudes and prejudice.
We do many different things...
•We support people with a learning disability to get a job or take a college course, or we can help them find a place of their own to live in
•We offer advice about things like respite care, individual budgets or transport services
•We run residential/day care services and leisure groups that are so important to so many people with a learning disability, and their families and supporters
•We support people with a learning disability to be part of their local communities
•We lobby the government to change laws so that more and more people with a learning disability can have control over their own lives
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity helps to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK with Roald Dahl Nurses who provide support to children with serious illnesses, and their families. We believe every child should have the best possible healthcare.
Poverty is not part of God’s plan. We believe that a better world is possible. As the official overseas aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales, we work in more than 40 countries seeking local solutions to end poverty and injustice. We provide people with the skills and opportunities to live with dignity, support their families and flourish. Because we are part of the local Church, we can reach people and places that others can’t.
With the Catholic community we put our faith into action to help our sisters and brothers living in poverty to reach their full potential, regardless of religion, race or culture.
None of our work is possible without you, so join us today and put your faith into action.
The Institute of Cancer Research
We undertake world-class research designed to improve outcomes for people with cancer. We are a confident, vibrant and enterprising organisation and our scientists are world leaders in their fields. We are driven by a desire to understand the genetics and biology of cancer and to apply that knowledge to maximise clinical impact.
SANE helps people affected by mental illness wherever they are in the UK. Every year our team of volunteers and mental health professionals provides more than 11,000 hours of time, guidance, information and emotional support.
This is complemented by campaigning to improve mental health care and treatment services, and the facilitation of research into causes and treatments at our Prince of Wales International Centre for SANE Research in Oxford.
As the UKs largest woodland conservation charity, we are the leading voice for woods and trees. We campaign to protect precious ancient woods, restore the ones that are damaged and fight for those under threat. We create new native woodland around the UK with the help of communities, schools, organisations and individuals.
We inspire people up and down the country to visit woods, plant trees, treasure wildlife, and enjoy the overwhelming benefits that woods and trees offer to our landscape and lives.
Prostate Cancer UK
We are Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK is the UKs largest mens health charity. We aim to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.
Supporting men and providing information
Our Specialist Nurses have time to talk and answer questions about prostate cancer and prostate problems. We provide free printed and downloadable information. Our online community and one-to-one support service connects men and their families with others who know what theyre going through.
Finding answers through research
Working with our 2012-2020 research strategy, We fund research into tests, treatments and the causes of prostate cancer
Leading change to raise awareness and improve care
With help from our volunteers, we work with the general public, the government and the NHS to raise awareness and get a better deal for men with prostate cancer.
Our work is guided by our ambitious MANifesto, launched in October 2012.
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and personal emergencies both overseas and here in the UK.
For many people in crisis throughout the world, the Red Cross could be the only real chance of hope. Often we are the only humanitarian organisation able to reach people when conflict, famine or disaster has destroyed families and communities.
The need for our UK services, as with our international work, continues to grow. In 2014, we helped 74,500 vulnerable people in the UK settle back home after a stay in hospital through our Support at Home service.
A rapid response to crisis really depends on the support of our donors, so regular gifts are essential to the British Red Cross and the people who rely on our help. By making a donation to us via Hands on Payroll Giving, you can help to save lives when disaster strikes. With your support we can continue to be there, bringing help and hope to people across the world and here in the UK.
Please visit our website for more information about our work.
Thank you for your support.
Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion (RBL), sometimes referred to as the The British Legion or The Legion, is a British charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.
Perhaps best known for the yearly Poppy Appeal and Remembrance services, the Legion is a campaigning organisation that promotes the welfare and interests of current and former members of the British Armed Forces.
The Legion support nearly 36,000 War Disablement Pension cases for war veterans and make around 300,000 welfare and friendship visits every year.
Legion campaigns include calls for more research into: Gulf War syndrome and compensation for its victims; upgrading of War Pensions; the extension of endowment mortgage compensation for British military personnel serving overseas; and better support for British military personnel resettling into civilian life.
The Legion holds a fund-raising drive each year in the weeks before Remembrance Sunday, during which paper poppies are offered to the public in return for a donation to the Legion. The Poppy is the trademark of The Royal British Legion and other products bearing the Poppy, are sold throughout the year as part of the ongoing fundraising.
There are over 50 Legion bands around the world, each run and funded independently. They include full concert show bands, brass ensembles, pipe and drum bands, marching bands and youth bands.
The Royal British Legion has an extensive network of Social Clubs called Legion Clubs throughout the United Kingdom.
Worldwide People for People
By donating to People for People, you support four charities working together to improve the lives of communities in the developing world.
Please help us in this work by making a regular gift through your pay packet.
Amref Health Africa
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Terrence Higgins Trust
We are the largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK, running services out of local centres across Great Britain.
The range and availability of services provided at any one centre depends on the needs of the community we serve and the requirements of our funders (usually local authorities and NHS organisations, sometimes voluntary funders).
Our local services fall into three areas: long term condition management; health improvement and clinical services.
We work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.
County Air Ambulance
The County Air Ambulance Trust is an independent air ambulance charity founded in 1993.
They launched the Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads (HELP) Appeal in 2009. It was borne out of recognition that the biggest single deficiency in the helicopter emergency medical services network was the lack of suitable and available helipads at our Major Trauma and key A&E hospitals:
In an emergency, when time is of the essence, every second is vital in getting patients to the lifesaving treatment they require. Helipads are vital in saving valuable minutes for critical patients in major trauma situations. For many patients, a helipad could represent the difference between life and death. We are the only charity raising funds for these vital emergency helicopter landing pads and are committed to supporting a number of helipad projects across the country.
Kidney Research UK
Tommy's funds research into pregnancy problems and provides information to parents. We believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth.
When a pregnancy fails or a baby dies, it causes devastation. Twenty three years ago, frustrated at the lack of research that meant they could rarely tell families why their babies were dying, two obstetricians in St Thomas' Hospital in London were inspired to start a campaign for more research into pregnancy problems.
Soon, their cause was taken up by others and a charity known as 'Tommy's' (after St Thomas' Hospital) was born.Maternal and fetal research image
That was 1992.
Today, we lead the way in maternal and fetal research in the UK.
Devon Air Ambulance
We are an independent charity, funded by and for the people of Devon, to provide Helicopter Emergency Medical Services and critical transfers.
WDC, Whale & Dolphin Conservation
WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. They defend these remarkable creatures against the many threats they face through campaigns, lobbying, advising governments, conservation projects, field research and rescue – Our vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.
Together For Animals
Together for Animals (TFA) exists to help five animal charities do the fantastic work that they do. Each donation theyreceive is distributed equally to all five member charities, making it a unique way of supporting a range of charities helping thousands of animals in desperate need of help in both the UK and across the world.
The five member charities are the Animal Health Trust, Blue Cross, The Mayhew Animal Home, SPANA and World Horse Welfare and here are some of the things they do:
Imagine not being able to move, sleep or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson's can feel like.
Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson's.
Parkinson's UK is here to make sure people have whatever they need to take back control. We drive better care, treatments and quality of life.
Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson's
Rethink Mental Illness
Welcome to Rethink Mental Illness. We help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. Here is just a selection about what we do, and what it means for you.
Who are we?
We believe a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness.
Over 40 years ago, one man bravely spoke about his family's experiences of mental illness in a letter to the Times and in the process brought together hundreds to talk about their experiences of mental illness and support each other.
Today we directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. And we change attitudes and policy for millions.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
We have over 40 service centres which offer a combination of services to children, families and professionals. We support parents and families in caring for their children and provide therapeutic assistance to help children move on from abuse.
The NSPCC helpline and ChildLine provide help and support to thousands of adults, children and families. Year on year, the number of calls and online contacts is increasing and helping to protect more children.
Our helpline counsellors are there 24 hours a day, ready to help parents, adults and people working with children do whatever they can to protect them.
Everyone who comes into contact with children plays an important part in keeping them safe. We train and support a large number of individuals and organisations so that they have the right skills and effective procedures in place to better protect children.
Our Information Service can help you find the latest policy, practice, research and news on child protection and related subjects. And, its free. To find out how we can help you with your child protection questions and research, call 0808 800 5000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an enquiry.
Education Support Partnership
At Education Support Partnership we believe that no teacher should have to cope with emotional strain alone, which is why we're always here to listen. Our dedicated helpline, the only one of its kind, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For people who care about sight loss and the preservation of sight, Blindcare is an equal partnership of charities making a bigger difference because we can help more people, more effectively, by working together.
Blindcare was founded as a consortium of charities more than 25 years ago and became a registered charity in 1993. Our partner charities are responsible for more than 90% of all expenditure for the welfare of blind and visually impaired people. We are a very successful example of charities working together as equal partners to increase awareness and fundraise for a common cause.
Our donors help blind and visually impaired people of all ages and fund research to reduce the occurrence of eye disease in future generations.
We want our Armed Forces (both Regular and Reserves), veterans and their families to know they can depend on SSAFA for support now and for the rest of their lives. Our values mean we are committed, practical and understanding.
We are working hard to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK, supporting them to become confident and independent young adults.
PDSA is the UK's leading vet charity. Our vision is a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet, through preventing disease, educating owners and offering lifesaving treatments. Every year we provide 2.7 million treatments, helping almost half a million pets and bringing peace of mind to 300,000 owners.
You can help stop MS.
Help fund innovative research, better support and better treatments, until we can stop MS – once and for all
Over 100,000 of us in the UK have multiple sclerosis (MS). It's unpredictable, and different for everyone. It's often painful and exhausting, and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel. It can make it hard for us to work, and do the things we enjoy. But it doesn't have to be this way.
We're the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers. We understand what life's like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between. And we're driving research into more – and better – treatments. For everyone.
Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.
£10 could buy lab equipment that will help researchers find new and better treatments for everyone with MS
£20 could help run the MS helpline for one hour, giving someone affected by MS information and emotional support when it's really needed.
Addaction helps people change their behaviour to become the very best that they can be. It could be their drug or alcohol use or worries about their mental health – we support people to making lasting change in their lives.
With over 120 services from Cornwall to Scotland, we help adults, young people, families and communities to change for the better.
We are one of the UK's leading and largest specialist drug, alcohol and mental health treatment charities. We believe that effective treatment needs to be tailored to the individual. Each person needs committed and caring support as they move forward step by step.
Chestnut Tree House
Chestnut Tree House is the only childrens hospice in East and West Sussex and cares for 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-limiting conditions from Sussex and South East Hampshire.
•Assessment, advice and information for children and young adults with life limiting or life threatening conditions 24 hours per day.
•Specialist short breaks, emergency and end of life care provided at Chestnut Tree House 24 hours per day.
•Support for the entire family following diagnosis through the whole disease process by the multidisciplinary team at Chestnut Tree House
•Bereavement support which includes befriending, counselling and spiritual care
•Support and advice on the transition from paediatric palliative care services to adult services
At Chestnut Tree House our goal has been to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families, and to offer a total package of practical, social and spiritual support throughout each childs life, however short it may be.
The World Wide Fund for Nature is an international non-governmental organization founded on April 29, 1961, working in the field of the biodiversity conservation, and the reduction of humanitys footprint on the environment.
YMCA is the largest and the oldest charity working with young people in the world. Across England there are 114 YMCAs. Each one is a thriving and active community. A community that is transforming lives.
We focus on young people and help them play an active and fulfilling role within their communities. We call this a youth minded community approach.
Every day, we match incredible individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people with blood cancer and blood disorders who desperately need lifesaving transplants.
We also conduct world-class research into stem cell matching and transplants, so we can make sure every person in need gets the best possible treatment.
Dogs for Good
We are an innovative charity, exploring ways dogs can help people and communities overcome specific challenges and transform lives.
-We train assistance dogs to support adults and children with a range of disabilities, and children with autism
-We place specially trained community dogs in schools and communities, helping both adults and children overcome specific challenges
-We run PAWS family dog workshops which provide support and advice to parents of children with autism to explore the difference a pet dog could make to their family
We see time and time again the incredible things which can happen when you bring people and dogs together.
Action Not Disability
Action Not Disability (AND) is formed from six disability charities who promote independence for disabled people. AND gives you the unique opportunity to help six charities at once.
We're the UK's biggest nature conservation charity - we focus on conserving the UK's wildlife and restoring and protecting its natural habitats.
We want to inspire you to give nature a home, whether you're a farmer with hundreds of acres or a gardener nurturing a tiny window box.
Aid for the Aged in Distress
AFTAID is a relatively small charitable organisation which is near unique in offering direct financial assistance in the form of grants, often in emergency situations and covering a wide range of quality of life issues which are not being addressed elsewhere. We dont have staff on a payroll.
Mental Health Foundation
We are working for an end to mental ill health and the inequalities that face people experiencing mental distress, living with learning disabilities or reduced mental capacity.
We develop and run research and delivery programmes across the UK that provide evidence and expertise to know what works and how to intervene earlier.
We use what we learn to help everyone by offering straightforward and clear information on every aspect of mental health and learning disabilities.
Our advice also helps people help the people they care about too - in their families, their communities or their work. We influence policymakers and advocate for changes in services, using firm evidence and the voices of people with direct experience of the issues.
We campaign on the issues that affect public mental health and wellbeing and the lives of people who have, or are close to someone with a learning disability. We aim to inspire the development of a society free from stigma and discrimination, where everyone can achieve their potential to flourish and thrive.
Our vision is for a society in which people who are blind and partially sighted enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.
Our purpose is to deliver the guide dog service and other mobility services; to break down legal and physical barriers; and to enable people who are blind and partially sighted to get around on their own.
We campaign for the rights of people who are blind and partially sighted to have the same freedom of movement as everyone else.
We undertake quality canine, ophthalmic, psychosocial and technological research that informs our services, policies and campaigning activities.
Sightsavers is a UK-based international charity which fights avoidable blindness and promotes equal opportunities for visually impaired people.
What we do
We want to eliminate avoidable blindness and get equality for people with disabilities.
We help blind people to see, prevent others from going blind unnecessarily, and support people to live independently if their sight loss cannot be undone.
The causes of avoidable blindness go further than eye disease, so we do not just slap a sticking-plaster on the problem – we campaign to make a fairer world and change lives for the long term.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of people affected by epilepsy by promoting public awareness and education, by undertaking research and by delivering specialist medical care and support services.
Spinal Injuries Association
The Spinal Injuries Association is a national charity dedicated to helping the 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK rebuild their lives.
Save the Children
From Bangladesh to Birmingham, Glasgow to Gaza, every child is full of potential
Save the Children helped 17.4 million children through our work in 2014 in 120 countries including UK. We run world-class programs to save childrens lives and challenge world leaders to keep to their promises to give children a brighter future.
When disaster strikes, there is no time to lose. Our teams respond quickly and do whatever it takes to save childrens lives. In 2014 we responded to 97 emergencies in 54 countries - delivering life-saving food, water, healthcare, protection and education to over 5 million people.
Education has the power to transform childrens futures. We are helping millions of children go to school and improve their skills for a brighter tomorrow.
Living on the streets or in refugee camps, or shut away in institutions – wherever children are vulnerable, they need protection from abuse, exploitation and neglect.
Save the Children started in Britain in 1919 and started working with children here soon after. Today we continue, through our UK programmes and campaigning, to tackle child poverty here at home, so children, whatever their background, have the chance to fulfil their potential
Friends of the Earth
An organisation that campaigns for solutions to environmental problems.
Friends of the Earth helps people to see things differently. Its the first step on the road to change using the following approach:
We look for the best solution
Can we, or you, find a better way?
We back up ideas with facts and the latest science
We know people are not the problem - theyre the way well find the solutions
We know working together makes us stronger
We are part of a family of local and international organisations
We work well with friendly politicians, business and other organisations.
St John Ambulance
St John Ambulance is the nations leading first aid charity.
Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people.
Our volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. We are also always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public.
Bliss exists to ensure that all babies born too soon, too small or too sick in the UK have the best possible chance of survival and of reaching their full potential. They work in a number of areas including: improving family centred care, Bliss nurses, resarch and support services (helpline, website, nurses, volunteer network)
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK pioneers life- saving research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Our ground breaking research into the prevention, control and treatment of cancer has seen survival rates double in the last 40 years. But we can't stop there. Sadly it is still the case that more than 1 in 2 of us will develop cancer at some point in our lives, so it's vital that we continue to fight this terrible disease.
We have a bold ambition to see 3 in 4 people surviving cancer in the next 20 years, but we can't achieve this alone. With help from our supporters we're focusing our efforts in four key areas –
working to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments by personalising them and making them even more effective. We are fighting for a world where no one's life is cut short by cancer. And we can only do this with the support of people like you. Together we will beat cancer sooner.
Together for Short Lives
Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them. We support families, professionals and services, including children's hospices. Our work helps to ensure that children can get the best possible care, wherever and whenever they need it.
From the moment of diagnosis, for whatever life holds, we help to ensure that families make the most of their precious time together.
There are an estimated 49,000 children and young people in the UK living with a life-threatening or life-limiting condition that may require palliative care services. We are there for every single one of these children, and their families, so they know where to go for help and are aware of the support available to them. With the right kind of information, it can become easier to access care and support, as well as practical and emotional help for the whole family when it's needed most. We help families get this information so they know what to expect at different stages throughout their journey.
Children in Crisis
Children in Crisis was established in 1993 in the UK to give children in some of the world's poorest countries the education they need to help transform their lives.
Our vision: All children receive the learning needed for their flourishing and wellbeing
Our mission: Where resources are few, where education is needed to heal the nation, and where it is too remote for others, our aim is to support children to read, write, think, pursue their life goals and contribute positively to their communities.
"We shape approaches which are not too costly but are effective and potentially scalable, not only by us, but by poorly resourced local NGOs and local authorities. We know that the environments we work in are unstable and uncertain, so we ensure that our solutions are resilient, and can be adapted by local communities if things go wrong". Koy Thomson, Chief Executive of Children in Crisis.
Alongside Africa is a UK-based not for profit organisation that is committed to a world in which every person has the opportunity to earn a living. We do this by providing opportunities, not aid and focus our efforts in developing countries – initially in Africa.
Our work supports the development of hospice care in the UK and internationally. By supporting hospice people, championing the voice of hospice care and promoting clinical excellence, we help hospice care providers to deliver the highest quality of care to people with life-limiting or terminal conditions and their families.
Hope For Children
Hope for Children is an international charity that passionately believes every child has the right to a happy, healthy and positive childhood.
Almost half of the world's children are vulnerable and living in poverty. We are changing this by making a safe and fulfilling childhood a reality for more of the world's children.
We are improving their access to education and healthcare, empowering their families to support themselves whilst developing their confidence and self-esteem. Most importantly we are giving them hope.
Action Medical Research
There are hundreds of thousands of children in the UK whose lives are devastated by disease and disability.
It's too many. Far too many. Research can put a stop to this.
For more than 60 years Action Medical Research has helped pioneer treatments and ways to prevent disease that have benefited millions of people in the UK and across the world. Our research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths.
But we urgently need to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and we can't do it without you. Medical research for children is underfunded in the UK. For every project Action funds there's another one we have to turn away – simply because of a lack of funds.
Join our fight for little lives today and help save and change children's lives.
Alzheimer’s Research UK
World Cancer Research Fund UK
World Cancer Research Fund International is the worlds leading authority on cancer prevention research related to diet, weight and physical activity.
We are a not-for-profit organisation that leads & unifies a network of cancer prevention charities with a global reach. These charities are based in the USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Hong Kong.
Since it started in 1982, the World Cancer Research Fund network has been a pioneer in research and health information on the link between food, nutrition, physical activity and the prevention of cancer.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea, they provide on call a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service. With their lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue, we are committed to saving lives.
At the RNLI, we are committed to using robust evidence to support all of our lifesaving activity.
We use this evidence in a number of ways: from using cutting-edge science to engineer and design our boats to applying innovative social research methods to ensure that we understand our supporters. The diversity of the RNLIs research, insight and analysis reflects the wide range of work we undertake to save lives at sea.
RNLI researchers and analysts produce in-house analysis, as well as working with experts from academia and the private sector.
In addition they work internationaly to provide communities with knowledge, equipment and skills to reduce the number of water related deaths.
retailTRUST is the only charity that looks after all 4.5 million people working in retail, plus those retired from the sector and its associated businesses.
We provide help and support to people whatever challenges they face. While retail offers unparalleled opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds, it has many people on or near the minimum wage, which currently stands at £6.50 for workers aged 21 and over. When something goes wrong, these people can be very vulnerable. retailTRUST has services in place to make sure that we can be there for those who need the support and assistance.
Our range of services includes:
• Free and confidential Helpline 0808 801 0808
• Free Counselling Services
• Free Legal Advice
• Free Debt Advice
• Free hardship grants
• Redundancy programme
• Course Funding
• Retirement Housing
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity provides emotional and practical support for families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. We support the whole family including parents, carers, the sick child, brothers, sisters and grandparents.
Rainbow Trust support is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Support is given from the moment of diagnosis to, in some cases, bereavement and beyond. We will support for as long as we are needed.
We believe families shouldn't have to cope on their own at their time of greatest need. Our vision is that one day, every family in England caring for a child with a life threatening or terminal condition will have access to our Family Support Workers.
Oxfam is a global movement of people who won't live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won't stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.
Sheffield Hospitals Charity
Together we can do more to help ensure patients receive outstanding care. Your support will help pay for specialist equipment, pioneering research, support services and the transformation of your local hospitals into more comfortable and welcoming environments.
Patients receiving treatment now and in the future, in the Northern General, Royal Hallamshire, Weston Park, Jessop Wing and Charles Clifford Dental hospitals will all benefit from your support.
Spinal Research is the UK's leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck.
Every year, 1,000 people in the UK and Ireland are paralysed following an injury to their spinal cord. Spinal Research raises money to fund research into clinical treatments as well as vital basic science research. Thanks to such pioneering research, paralysis can now be treated and we stand on the brink of applying therapies that will restore movement and feeling and transform the lives of paralysed people.
Our pioneering research relies on dynamic fundraising and the help of our tireless supporters. We have funded over 120 research projects which have achieved a number of groundbreaking changes in the field.
We believe that, with everybody's help, paralysis can be beaten.
One gift to Childlife supports four charities providing care and support for children, young people and their families.
Throughout the UK, thousands of children and young people are facing challenges in their lives as a result of illness, disability or social circumstances. Childlife helps to improve the lives of children and young people by raising funds for the work of its four member charities.
Our partner charities supporting children are Ataxia UK, Acorns Childrens Hospice, National Deaf Childrens Society and the National Childrens Bureau. Together they reach many thousands of families every year, providing a range of direct services, information and advice.
National Deaf Children's Society
The National Deaf Children's Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
We have offices in London, Birmingham, Belfast, Cardiff and Glasgow.
Deaf Child Worldwide is our international development wing. It's the only UK-based international development agency dedicated to enabling deaf children to overcome poverty and isolation.
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that saves wetlands, which are essential for life itself. Wetlands are the primary source of drinking water for people and wildlife. They also connect us with nature, and with ourselves, through beautiful landscapes and inspiring encounters with wildlife.
WWT's ethos starts with the simple act of feeding a duck. That innocent connection with nature is more special if you're feeding – say - the world's rarest goose, saved from extinction by our expert aviculturists. It's even more special if you're surrounded by some of the UK's top wildlife at one of our world class reserves, carefully designed and managed so wildlife will flourish.
We take this wetland expertise around the world. We rescue endangered species from the edge of extinction. We investigate what's damaging the wetlands on which people and wildlife depend. We protect, repair and actually create exciting new wetlands for people and wildlife.
We work with communities, businesses and governments to help people live sustainably alongside wetlands, benefitting from the water, food, materials, shelter, livelihoods and enjoyment a well-managed wetland can provide.
WWT is one of the world's leading science and conservation institutions in its field. But we're unique because we never forget it all starts with the simple pleasures, like feeding a duck. And maybe a nice cup of tea.
Action for Mental Health
Action Mental Health (AMH) is a local charity which works to enhance the quality of life and the employability of people with mental health needs or a learning disability in Northern Ireland.
AMH deliver services and projects across the country with health promotion work that takes place in schools, cross-border counties and with local employers.Their employment services assist people to remain in work as well as providing skills and sourcing opportunities for those who want to re-enter the workforce.
They have specific projects for young people, older people, people living with alcohol abuse, employees, employers, people managing long-term conditions, partnership work with other mental health and disability charities as well as working within our prisons.
They provide their clients with many opportunities, encouraging them to adopt healthier lifestyles and to widen their social networks. They also provide them with the skills to build a better future, set personal goals, develop coping skills, re-engage with society and become more employable..
Dementia can happen to anyone and there's currently no cure. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021.
At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.
Deafblind UK is a membership organisation of, and governed by, people who are deafblind or have both a sight and hearing loss. We champion the rights and interests of all people who are deafblind or have a combined sight and hearing loss and deliver quality services to give these individuals autonomy and control over their lives. Through our work we support equality, independence and choice.
GOSH Childrens Charity
"Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity raises money to enable the hospital to provide world class care and to pioneer new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare.
Together with our research partner, the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), we form the UKs only academic biomedical research centre specialising in paediatrics.Since its formation in 1852, the hospital has been dedicated to childrens healthcare and to finding new and better ways to treat childhood illnesses.
What we do:
Each year, there are over 240,000 patient visits to the hospital.
Most of the children we care for are referred from other hospitals throughout the UK and overseas. There are more than 50 different clinical specialties at GOSH.
Finding new and better treatments and cures for childhood illnesses has always been central to our work. Take a look at our research review to find out more.
GOSH is also at the forefront of paediatric training in the UK. We train more childrens nurses than any other hospital. We also play a leading role in training paediatric doctors."
The Salvation army works to bring salvation to the poor, destitute and hungry by meeting both their ""physical and spiritual needs"". It is present in 126 countries, running charity shops, operating shelters for the homeless, and providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid to developing countries.
The Salvation Army provides a range of services to support families, young people and children through their local churches (corps) and community centres. Many of these facilities are registered and regularly inspected by Ofsted or the relevant local authority.
Services for the homeless
The specialist support programme is designed to preserve the dignity of victims, protect and care for them in safe accommodation, and provide access to confidential client-based support services to give victims the space to reflect, recover and rebuild their lives.
Support for eldergy
People can find themselves in poverty because of a major change in circumstances, others come from a background of entrenched, generational poverty. We support people on a journey towards a sustainable outcome.
The Family Tracing Service is here to support people who are looking for family members
We offer tailored support to help people become job-ready, to get a job and to stay in work and we do so as a locally-based organisation operating from more than 1,000 locations.
At our confidentially-located community setting, we offer safety and ongoing support to women and their children as well as single females who have experienced domestic abuse. Each resident is respected and valued as an individual and the support they are offered is holistic and tailored to meet individual needs.
Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.
Crisis provides services in: Education, employment, housing, health and welfare. With more than 40 years of work, they have built up a huge body of expertise and experience directly influencing policy and practice in a number of areas. They also deliver and commission research to better understand the causes and nature of homelessness.
The Trussell Trust
Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK, with individuals going hungry every day for a range of reasons, from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income.
The Trussell Trust partners with local communities to help stop UK hunger. Our 400-strong network of foodbanks provides a minimum of three days' emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.
We recognise that stopping hunger is about more than providing food, which is why we're working with foodbanks to provide a range of new services like money advice and Fuel Banks, helping people to break the cycle of poverty.
Having started our work in Bulgaria, we also work with our international partner, FSCI, to tackle poverty in Eastern Europe.
National Autistic Society
We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism
We have nearly 20,000 members, around 100 branches and provide:
information, advice, advocacy, training and support for individuals and their families
information and training for health, education and other professionals working with people with autism and their families
specialist residential, supported living, outreach and day services for adults
specialist schools and education outreach services for children
out-of-school services for children and young people
employment training and support and social programmes for adults with autism.
A local charity with a national presence, we campaign and lobby for lasting positive change for those affected by autism in England, Wales/Cymru, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness on sudden infant death. Working with the NHS we run a national health-visitor led service for bereaved parents, Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which supports families before and after the birth of their new baby.
Age UK is the countrys largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.
The over-60s is the fastest-growing group in society and there are more of us than ever before.
Ageing is not an illness, but it can be challenging. At Age UK we provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people.
We stand up and speak for all those who have reached later life, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations.
A world where everyone can love later life
Our vision is ambitious. It will not be easy to get there, and it wwill not be a quick journey, but we believe it is how things should be for older people and we work every day to achieve this.
The Age UK network comprises around 170 local Age UKs reaching most of England.
Our family also includes Age Cymru, Age NI and Age Scotland, as well as Age International, with whom we support vulnerable older people in more than 40 countries worldwide.
CLIC Sargent is the UKs leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.
•We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to children and young people with cancer, and their families
•We give financial support including grants and benefits information to children and young people with cancer to help deal with the financial impact of cancer
•We provide free Home from Home accommodation close to specialist hospitals, so that families can be close to their children during treatment
•We offer free holidays and short breaks so that families can spend time together, with the support of our care professionals, away from the everyday challenges of childhood cancer
•We provide children, young people and families with a wide range of valuable information on childhood cancer and its impact
•We campaign and influence others to raise awareness of the needs of children and young people with cancer and to improve the support they receive.
Barnardos works to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people.
As one of the UKs leading childrens charities, Barnardos works directly with over 200,000 children, young people and their families every year. We run over 900 vital services across the UK, including counselling for children who have been abused, fostering and adoption services, vocational training and disability inclusion groups.
We lobby the government regularly using our original research based on the direct work we do with children and young people.
We raise awareness of the issues affecting vulnerable children whilst demonstrating how Barnardos, with your help, transforms the lives of these vulnerable children.
In 2014, supporters helped Unicef UK raise a record £93.7 million for children in danger, according to our latest annual report.
Highlights included our fifth Soccer Aid event, which raised £6.5 million to keep children safe, and the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, where more than 1 billion people saw Unicef's work for children around the world.
Your support helped Unicef provide:
Emergency aid for children in 19 countries and regions
24 million tetanus vaccines for mums and babies through our Pampers 1 pack = 1 vaccine campaign
1 million sets of winter clothing for the children of Syria
Specialised treatment and care for children and parents affected by Ebola
and much, much more.
Bowel Disease Research Foundation
BDRF funds practically-oriented research which increases understanding while delivering direct and demonstrable improvements in the treatment of and survival rates for people with bowel disease. Their method of operation is to invite applications from all practitioners in bowel disease. All bowel diseases are eligible for consideration. Bids received are evaluated by peer review to ensure only the highest-quality projects are approved. BDRF gives priority to projects which offer real hopes of progress for existing patients.
SeeAbility is a UK charity supporting people with sight loss and multiple disabilities. Our highly trained staff, supported by SeeAbility rehabilitation specialists in visual impairment and speech and language specialists, work to develop the skills of the people we support, enabling them to make the choices they want and enjoy a fulfilling life with as much independence as possible
We share our expert knowledge proactively across the UK to raise awareness and increase access to eye care and vision services.
SeeAbility's Children in Focus Campaign is currently carrying out the most extensive research to date into sight testing for children in special schools in England, as part of our plans to transform eye care for children with disabilities.
You can find out more about our work at www.seeability.org and read our latest annual report at www.seeability.org/annualreport.
Laura Crane Trust
he Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust is the only UK charity funding medical research specifically into cancer affecting teenagers and young adults, where it can frequently strike in dangerous and complex forms. The Trust also funds measures to improve the quality of life for young cancer patients, both during and in the aftermath of their illnesses. Support is offered to all of the hospitals throughout the UK which treat teenage cancer (currently 39). To view a map and full list of the hospitals, please click to find out more...
Plan International UK
Plan International UK is a children’s charity that’s been around for 80 years. We strive to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world.
We recognise the power and potential of every single child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. We encourage and help children take an active role in finding solutions to their problems and realising their rights and their full potential.
93,000 children in 50 countries are sponsored through Plan International UK.
When you sponsor a child with Plan International UK, you’re not just helping one child - you’re making improvements that benefit everyone in their community and beyond. Projects include building schools, digging wells, training teachers and providing vaccinations. Sponsorship educates an entire community, it improves medical infrastructure, it provides water and sanitation and ensures that a community is prepared for disaster, should an emergency happen.
Welcome to Changing Faces. We're a charity for people and families who are living with conditions, marks or scars that affect their appearance.
Our work is divided into two areas:
We aim to help individuals lead full, confident and satisfying lives. We give practical and emotional support to adults, children and their families. We also provide training, support and advice to professionals in health and education.
We aim to transform public attitudes towards people with an unusual appearance. Our goal is 'face equality' and we promote fair treatment and equal opportunities for all, irrespective of how they look. We campaign for social change: lobbying for integrated health services; influencing schools and workplaces to create more inclusive environments; and pushing for anti-discrimination protection and enforcement.
When a child is fighting a life-threatening condition, it has a huge impact on them and their whole family. The children Make-A-Wish support are often enduring things most of us could never imagine. They’re going through gruelling treatment, endless medical appointments and spending time in hospital away from their home, friends and family. A far cry from the childhood they should be enjoying.
Granting their One True Wish provides seriously ill children with hope for the future, strength to cope and resilience to fight their condition. They’re given quality time away from the daily realities of living with their condition and have the chance to make magical memories they can treasure forever – whatever their future may hold.
Over 30 more than years, Make-A-Wish has transformed the lives of more than 11,000 desperately ill children by granting their One True Wish. By giving a regular donation you can help grant these life-changing wishes. Thank you.
Ethan, 6, is living with a complex heart condition. When he turned to Make-A-Wish, funds donated by people like you helped to grant his One True Wish to be an American Police officer for the day.
Tenovus Cancer Care
If you have cancer or you're close to someone who has, it can be frightening and stressful. We can help. We bring treatment, emotional support and practical advice to where it matters most; the heart of your community.
Tenovus Cancer Care is here to help you cope, and through our vital research, we offer hope. We're the leading cancer charity in Wales and, whenever you need us, we're here for you.
Cats Protection, the UK's leading feline welfare charity, helps over 194,000 cats and kittens per year through its national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 31 adoption centres.
CP also provide an array of cat care information via their publications, website and Helpline; promotion of the benefits of neutering to prevent unwanted litters from being born and becoming abandoned cats and seek to educate people of all ages about cats and their care.
The childrens society fights child poverty and neglect, and help all children have a better chance in life.
Our frontline services: We run quality services that draw on clear evidence and good practice that are being replicated across the country. We work locally where we can make the greatest possible change for disadvantaged children.
Campaigning for change: We are growing our ambitious programme of campaigning to champion change at a national and local level. We have a strong track record of challenging misconceptions, and changing attitudes and practice. We do this by uncovering desperate situations, exposing injustice and addressing hard truths.
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Leonard Cheshire Disability is the Uks leading charity supporting disabled people.
Every year, we support thousands of people in the UK and around the world with physical and learning disabilities to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.
They support disabled people in many different ways, to reflect what they tell us they want. This includes providing care in peoples own homes, in supported rented accommodation, in residential homes, in day centres and through respite services.
We make a difference to the lives of thousands of people by supporting them to develop skills through our employment, education, enterprise, health, volunteering and digital inclusion projects.
We campaign alongside disabled people to bring about changes for the better, and to challenge ignorance and unfairness in society.
Internationally, we are part of a Global Alliance of Leonard Cheshire charities that works to improve the lives of disabled people in 54 countries.
WaterAid is an international organisation whose mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Through our partners, we reached 2 million people with safe water and 3 million people with sanitation last year.
Everything we do is shaped by our six values:
Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it's dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters. We also advocate saving populations from cruelty and depletion, such as our campaign to end commercial whaling and seal hunts.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity making a daily difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis, and those who care for them.
They achieve this by funding research to better understand and treat cystic fibrosis, review standards of cystic fibrosis care, and provide information and advice to the CF community.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation aims to provide help and hope to people affected by lung cancer. Founded in Liverpool in 1990, it is the only UK charity to focus solely on lung cancer care. The charity has a dual focus - saving lives and supporting people affected by lung cancer. It funds lung cancer research, supports the prevention of lung cancer by encouraging and helping people to avoid or quit smoking, and raises general awareness of lung cancer and its symptoms. It also supports lung cancer patients by running support groups, providing information to the NHS, and other measures.
The organisation was founded as the Lung Cancer Fund in 1990 by Professor Ray Donnelly, a thoracic surgeon working in Liverpool, where it provided the first lung cancer support nurse in 1991. In 1993 Donnelly proposed the creation of an international centre for lung cancer research. At this time UK entertainer Roy Castle had been diagnosed with lung cancer, and he agreed to raise £12 million to build, equip and run the new centre. The Lung Cancer Fund was therefore renamed the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. Castle continued fundraising for the charity until his death in September 1994.
The charity has since expanded its operations to include a retail wing operating shops in the Merseyside area. It has funded numerous research projects across UK universities, and provides a research fellowship at the University of Nottingham. In 2011 it raised a total of £2.3 million towards lung cancer prevention and care.
We are a UK charity providing a fantastic selection of high-quality audiobooks to some 38,000 people across the UK who find it difficult or impossible to read due to illness or disability. We help a wide range of organisations and individuals and provide our audiobooks on 3 easily accessible formats: through the post on CD, downloaded online and streamed from this website. Members can choose from a range of options to find the service that best suits their needs.
The charity charges a membership fee but this is heavily subsidised.
Bowel and Cancer Research
Provides funding of the National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation and its continuing support for research from here as well as around the UK
Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.
Arthritis Research UK
British Heart Foundation
BHF funds thousands of research projects around the UK that are fighting heart disease.
They also help people millions of people every year with our up to date information about heart disease so the UK public are better informed.
BHF publications offer information for heart patients and also have resources for healthcare professionals.
They campaign for policies that protect heart health and and provide better services for heart patients.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.
We are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need:
We fund nurses and other specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres.
Provide practical help at home anything from some precious time off for a carer, to a lift to hospital.
Provide emotional support, so we listen, advise and share information through our cancer support specialists, website and trained professionals.
Provide financial help| to cope with the extra costs cancer can bring, so we give benefits advice, and grants for anything from heating bills to travel costs.
Force for change:
listening to people affected by cancer and working together to improve cancer care. This could be anything from getting a coffee machine installed in a waiting room, to bringing about changes in the law.
We fight discrimination – from challenging unfair travel costs and insurance policies to improving the national benefits system.
What Shelter does
Shelter offers free, expert housing advice to anyone – no matter what their situation. Our free helpline is open 365 days a year and we have face-to-face advice centres up and down the country, as well as specialist legal and support services for those who need more in-depth housing help. Our expert advisers will listen to and support clients, and can help them take action or negotiate on their behalf.
Our team of solicitors offer expert legal advice, help fight repossession and eviction, and can attend court to defend people who are at risk of losing their home. They can challenge local authority homelessness decisions, and step in when councils are not doing enough to support those in housing need. They also defend tenants by helping to pursue claims against landlords where disrepair is causing a serious risk of harm or in cases of unlawful eviction.
Our specialist support services are there for families who need more in-depth help to keep their home, or to settle into a new one after being homeless. Our teams work with families like these over time, giving them the full, practical support they need to get back on their feet.
We help millions with housing problems every year, so we know better than anyone where a change in the law could make all the difference. We campaign to get these changes made, tackling the root causes of the housing crisis so that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
We're Mind, the mental health charity.
We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.
Yorkshire Charities Group
Epilepsy Action is the UK's biggest community of people committed to better seizure control and more public awareness of epilepsy.
St Gemma’s Hospice - expert care for people with terminal illnesses and invaluable support to their loved ones.
NSPCC We protect children today, prevent abuse tomorrow and transform society to make abuse a thing of the pas.t
Sue Ryder person-centred hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis.
St Anne’s Community Services provides a wide range of quality services for people who require support.
The Conservation Volunteers creating healthier and happier communities for everyone
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is the leading animal welfare charity whose vision is to work for a world in which all humans respect and live in harmony with all other members of the animal kingdom.
They work in a variety of different areas with the provision of the following: vetinary care, low cost vetinary care, pet respite, animal rescue, campaigns, investigating cruelty, prosecution and rehabilitation.
World Animal Protection
Our vision is a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended. Together we can move the world for animals.
We move the world to protect animals and help people to see how important animals are to all of us.
Midlands Air Ambulance Service
Midlands Air Ambulance is the charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. This constitutes the largest air ambulance operating region in the UK.
Breast Cancer Now
Right now, breast cancer is at a tipping point. More women are surviving. But more are being diagnosed than ever before. One in eight women in the UK will face breast cancer in their lifetime. And every 45 minutes, another woman dies from the disease.
We are going to change that.
We are Breast Cancer Now, the UKs largest breast cancer charity – and we are dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease.
Bowel Cancer UK
Bowel Cancer UK is the UK's leading bowel cancer research charity. We are determined to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer. We support and influence research, educate patients, public and professionals about bowel cancer and campaign for early diagnosis and best treatment and care for all those affected.
Victim Support is the independent charity for victims of crime in England and Wales. We were set up over 40 years ago and have grown to become the oldest and largest victims' organisation in the world.
Action on Hearing Loss
AOHL provide a range if support for people with hearing loss and tinnitus including:
- Day-to-day care for people who are deaf and have additional needs.
- Communication services and training.
- Practical advice to help people protect their hearing.
- Campaigning to change public policy around hearing loss issues.
- Supporting research into an eventual cure for hearing loss and tinnitus.
Meningitis Research Foundation
Leukaemia UK is a leading blood cancer charity. We support families affected by leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma and other blood cancers.
In the UK someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer every 14 minutes. At Leukaemia UK, we understand that a blood cancer diagnosis can turn your life, and that of your family and friends, upside down. We are here to help.
For over 40 years, Leukaemia UK has been making a difference to those living with blood cancer by funding essential emotional support, key hospital facilities, giving critical financial relief and funding innovative research into better care and treatments for blood cancers.
Thanks to advances in research, funded by organisations like Leukaemia UK, over 90% of children diagnosed with the most common form of childhood leukaemia survive. Our aim is to support research further so that similar results can be achieved for adults in the near future.
Leukaemia UK relies totally on voluntary donations so your support is invaluable.
Visit us on our website www.leukaemiauk.org.uk
Hope for Tomorrow
Hope for Tomorrow is a national cancer charity dedicated to bringing cancer treatment closer to patients' homes. Our Mobile Chemotherapy Units effectively reduce the long distances of travel and waiting times for treatment that patients often endure, and also help them to avoid the stresses and strains of busy Oncology Centres.
Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we train c.6000 professionals, helping them to better understand the needs of grieving families.
Childhope is an international childrens charity supporting street and working children
Millions of children face poverty and violence in their everyday lives. We believe all children deserve a life free from injustice and abuse.
Working with local partners in Africa, Asia and South America, ChildHope listens to children and actively involves them in finding solutions to transform their futures.To create long-lasting change, solutions needs to come from the ground up – from the children themselves, communities and organisations. In this way, we ensure that the projects are relevant and realistic.
Our vision is a future where no-one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.
Since founder Steve Dayman lost his son, Spencer, to meningitis and septicaemia and started the meningitis movement in the early 1980s, we have funded more than £12million of vital research through the Spencer Dayman Research Fund. Our Search for a Vaccine campaign has supported the development of 4 vaccines against forms of meningitis & meningococcal disease. Three of these vaccines have already saved thousands of lives and soon we have now seen the introduction of the fourth, the Men B vaccine, which we fought so hard to get introduced into the national immunisation programme.
There are 137 different types of blood cancer, all with different names, symptoms and challenges. You will probably recognise two or three, but many might be unfamiliar and some don ot even sound like cancers. It makes blood cancer hard to understand and can leave patients feeling isolated. We are facing a crisis in awareness: people simply do not know enough about blood cancer.
As the UKs biggest blood cancer charity we knew we had to do something. We want to show patients and their families that their cause has a champion and that – with continued investment in world-class research, thought leadership and patient support – we believe the writing is on the wall for all 137 blood cancers.
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