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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.
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.
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.
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
YMCA is an organisation based firmly on Christian values. We are not a church, in fact we include people from many different churches in our membership and also those who do not have a faith. However, we are inspired as a movement by the example of Jesus, particularly where he served the poor and in his unconditional love for people.
In our work we reject relationships built upon power and see young people and others as having real value and of equal status. We wish to include people in the YMCA regardless of their choices in life, to love them unconditionally and to serve the needs of the most vulnerable in society.
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.
The Scottish SPCA is Scotlands animal welfare charity.
We rescue animals in danger, find pets new homes, investigate abuse and prevent cruelty through our free Prevention through Education programme for Scottish schools.
Founded in 1839, the Scottish SPCA has been helping animals in Scotland for over 175 years.
We are the only animal charity in the UK recognised as a reporting agency to the Crown Office. This means our inspectors can enforce the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.
Donations are vital because we receive no government or lottery funding. Please help defenceless animals in Scotland by making a donation today.
Epilepsy Scotland works with people living with epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard. We want to make sure the needs of people with epilepsy are met. This is why we campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scottish Wildlife Trust
For 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland's land and seas.
The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities.
The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At Aberlour, we are there for children, young people and families across Scotland, helping transform lives for the better. We can support you through challenges like:
living with a disability
growing up in and leaving care
the impact of drugs and alcohol
We are committed to getting it right for our children by tailoring our services to help each child, young person and family achieve your own personal goals.
Giving children the best possible start in life is at the heart of everything we do.
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.
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.
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.
We are working hard to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK, supporting them to become confident and independent young adults.
Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. Alz Scotland campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services.
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.
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.
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.
Capability Scotland campaigns with, and provides education, employment and care services for, disabled children and adults across Scotland.We work with disabled people, their families and carers to provide a mix of services that meet their aspirations at all stages of their livesWe are also a campaigning organisation, committed to using our strong influence to ensure disabled people achieve the same human and civil rights as the rest of society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scottish Cot Death Trust
A baby dies every nine days of cot death in Scotland and the majority of families will never know why their healthy baby has died, for no apparent reason. The Scottish Cot Death Trust is the only cot death charity in Scotland trying to find the answers through funding research.
The Scottish Cot Death Trust also provides a wide range of support for bereaved families and educates the public and professionals about cot death and how to reduce the risks. By supporting the Scottish Cot Death Trust you can help us make a difference.
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.
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Quarriers is one of Scotland's largest social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people's lives.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
Friends of the Earth Scotland
We are a campaigning organisation that appeals to all walks of life with a shared vision of a better place to live. We are the leading organisation in Scotland that is working for environmental justice, campaigning for the planet and its people.
The Bighearted Scotland Charitable Trust was formed in 1994 when a group of charities decided to work together to raise vital funds for their individual causes. A donation to Bighearted Scotland works harder by helping a wide range of good causes for children, adults and animals with a range of issues including epilepsy, special needs, exclusion, animal protection, disability, cancer and mental health problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kidney Research UK
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
Sense Scotland was formalised as a charity in 1985. It grew quickly, from its beginnings as a small group of families pressing for services for their children, who were affected by deafblindness, many because of maternal rubella. Since then, the organisation has gone on to successfully support thousands of disabled people and their families, in thousands of projects and services, throughout Scotland.
For 30 years Sense Scotland has been working with people who have communication support needs. We believe everyone should have a choice in how they live their life.
VSO is the world's leading international development organisation that uses volunteers to fight poverty and reduce inequality.
Our vision is simple: a world without poverty. Our approach is unique: sending skilled volunteers from sectors such as health, education and business to work with partners who have requested our help. VSO enables a two-way exchange that benefits the volunteer and the community they serve far beyond the life of the placement.
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.
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 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 email@example.com or submit an enquiry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
Penumbra is an innovative Scottish mental health charity, working to improve mental wellbeing across the nation.
With over 350 staff across Scotland, we work to PROMOTE mental health and wellbeing for all, PREVENT mental ill health for people who are at risk and to SUPPORT people with mental health problems.
We provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery. Penumbra campaigns to influence national and local government policy, and to increase public knowledge and understanding about mental ill health.
Penumbra is seen as one of the most significant mental health voluntary organisations in Scotland. It is known for the quality of its work, its creativity and ability to work in partnership with a range of organisations and groups.
Arthritis Research UK
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.
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