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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ovarian Cancer Action
Ovarian Cancer Action strives to stop women dying from ovarian cancer by funding world-class scientific research leading to innovative treatment and progressive solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke is a local charity for the care and prevention of chest, heart and stroke illnesses. Our vision is a Northern Ireland where chest, heart or stroke illnesses have been reduced and where those affected receive high quality services to meet their needs. To achieve this our work is focused in four areas: Care Services (cardiac services, respiratory services, stroke services and Self Management Programmes to help clients cope with a long term condition), Prevention and Health Promotion, Research and Policies. Our work has an immediate impact on the lives of thousands of people. We offer crucial practical and emotional support at some of the most difficult times in people's lives. We also provide support for families. All our funds are raised within Northern Ireland and are spent within Northern Ireland.
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.
Diabetes UK NI
Diabetes UK Northern Ireland works to Care for, Connect with and Campaign on behalf of the 80,164 people living with diabetes in Northern Ireland and their family and friends.
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.
Alzheimer’s Research 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.
Arthritis Research UK
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TinyLife is committed to providing a range of support services that meet the growing needs of families of premature and ill babies in Northern Ireland. TinyLife continues to support vital research to ensure that every pregnancy has the best chance of a healthy outcome and a healthy baby.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Kidney Research UK
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meningitis Research Foundation
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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