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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.
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.
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.
Dementia has left us powerless for too long. Research is fighting back.
Our mission is to bring about a life-changing dementia treatment by 2025.
Alzheimer's Research UK is the world's leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Our vision is a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia. Research will get us there.
Research is already providing hope to people affected by once-incurable diseases, like HIV/AIDS and cancer. The diseases that cause dementia are no different – they are physical diseases that can be beaten.
We have a committed team supported by an army of fantastic researchers, supporters, and volunteers. People like you. A gift through your payroll will power ground-breaking research and help us to bring about a life-changing dementia treatment by 2025.
Do you believe in the power of research to defeat dementia? Join us with a payroll gift.
Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading support and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them.
There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to one million by 2025. This is why we need your support so urgently to help people today, and to find a cure for tomorrow. Payroll giving is one of the easiest and most flexible methods of charitable giving, providing a reliable and vital stream of income. Giving regularly through your pay allows us to plan for the future and help care for the 850,000 people living with dementia.
We now have over 3,000 services providing support to people with dementia and their carers across local communities. Through campaigning and lobbying we strive to influence government policies and raise awareness of the challenges faced by people affected by dementia. Our Helpline now operates into the evenings and last year we supported over 40,000 people. Additionally, we had over 58,000 users of our online discussion form, Talking Point. We helped influence the government to commit £150 million to a world leading Dementia Research Institute, as a founding partner we have committed £50 million. Through our research programme we work to improve the knowledge we have about dementia and its treatment - and to pursue the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
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.
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.
Blind Veterans UK supports nearly 5,000 ex-Service men and women who suffer from sight loss. We help these veterans to learn vital life skills, as well as supplying free rehabilitation, training and the support they need to live independent lives. It doesn’t matter when a veteran lost their sight – we can help.
Many of our veterans feel isolated within their own communities. We help them by organising activities and events such as lunches, reunions and clubs, which gives them the opportunity to make new friends and be part of a community with a shared experience.
We know there are 45,000 veterans out there who still need and deserve our help. Your Payroll Giving donation can ensure that no one who has served our country should face blindness alone.
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)
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
Bowel Cancer UK is the UK's leading bowel cancer charity. We're determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed, that's almost 42,000 people every year. Bowel cancer is the UK's second biggest cancer killer with more than 16,000 people in the UK dying every year. However, it shouldn't be because it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone survives bowel cancer if diagnosed at the earliest stage. However, this drops significantly as it develops. Early diagnosis really does save lives.
Bowel Cancer UK support and fund targeted research, provide expert information and support to patients and their families, educate the public and professionals about the disease and campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care. Our vision is a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer but we can't achieve this alone. Support us. Take action. Because you can help save lives. Today.
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.
Brain Research Trust is the umbrella charity for research into conditions of the brain and nervous system. We were established in 1971 to promote and support research into the causes, treatment, prevention and cure of neurological diseases.
We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.
We believe that we can change the future of breast cancer and make sure that, by 2050, everyone diagnosed with the disease lives – and is supported to live well. But we need to act now.
We are the British Heart Foundation and we fund research to beat the world's biggest killers. We fund over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. We also offer support and information for the people affected by heart and circulatory diseases and campaign for polices that protect heart health.
We've helped transform survival rates but heart and circulatory diseases still kill 1 in 4 people in the UK, causing heartbreak on every street. Which means our work is still as urgent and vital as ever.
"Heart diseases. Stroke. Vascular Dementia. Diabetes. They're all connected, and they're all under our microscope."
Support for cancer patients, improve your health (raising awareness of symptoms), campaigns, public affairs (supporting legislation that helps individuals improve their health)
Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured, from the most common types to those that affect just a few people.
With help from our supporters, we’re focusing our efforts in four key areas:
- Working to help prevent cancer
- Diagnosing cancer earlier
- Developing new treatments for cancer
- Optimising existing treatments to make them more effective
In the 1970’s, only 1 in 4 people in the UK survived cancer. Today, thanks to research, that figure has doubled. But we still have a long way to go. Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see 3 in 4 people surviving the disease by 2034.
By donating to Cancer Research UK through Payroll Giving, we can make this possible.
Donating £4 a month (or £48 annually)
£46 will allow us to buy special restriction enzymes that work like molecular scissors to cut up the long strands of DNA in our cells.
Donating £7.50 a month (or £90 annually)
£100 could fund a PhD student for 1 day. Our PhD students complete a 4-year training programme to equip them with the skills they’ll need to make the research breakthroughs of the future. We fund around 400 PhD students in labs across the country.
Donating £10 a month (or £120 annually)
£120 could pay for three patients cancer biopsies – where a tiny amount of tumour is removed with a needle to be studied in the lab.
Donating £20 a month (or £240 annually)
£240 could fund the work of a statistician for 3 days. Statisticians are key to interpreting the data produced by our research – from experiments in the lab to clinical trials of treatments.
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.
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.
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.
We are the UK's leading charity for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Founded as a patients' association in 1979, we now have 40,000 members across the UK.
These aren't just people who have Crohn's and Colitis our members also include their families and friends, health professionals and others who support our work. We're here for everyone affected by these diseases. Our supporters have helped us set up 50 Local Networks across the nation who arrange educational meetings, generate publicity and organise fundraising.
From reassurance right now, to hope for the future, we're here for everyone living with Crohn's and Colitis.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
Kidney disease is a silent killer. There are three million people in the UK with it right now. One million don't even know they have it and there is no cure. Prevalence of kidney failure continues to rise, as do factors like diabetes and obesity which put you at risk. We are the UK's leading kidney research charity. We rely almost wholly on the generous donations of the UK public and we believe that everybody deserves a life free of kidney disease. We are pioneers in our field. For decades our developments in treatment, better information for patients and raising vital public awareness have been saving lives. As the likelihood of kidney disease striking you becomes ever greater, our work is more essential now than ever. We are Kidney Research UK.
The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust raises money to support 13 – 24-year-olds fighting cancer. We provide support mechanisms to improve young cancer patients’ quality of life on hospital wards and after treatment; and fund medical research specifically into cancers that affect 13 – 24 year olds.
We are a small charity based in Huddersfield which supports the 43 hospitals which specialise in the treatment of teenager cancer across the UK and Ireland.
Examples of some of our projects:
- Every Christmas for the past 13 years we have sent 1000's of gifts across the country to the 100's of young cancer patients who cannot get home for Christmas Day. The chance to put a smile on their face means the world to us & we work all year in order to raise funds to be able to make this happen year on year.
- We fund End of treatment gifts to the patients at the Leeds General Infirmary Radiotherapy Unit. We send young cancer patients a special gift to celebrate the end of a very cruel time in their lives. We often send them a voucher so they can treat themselves, along with various other goodies, so they know we are thinking of them.
- Scalp Cooling is currently the only form of treatment available to combat hair loss during chemotherapy and until now, it has not been available to teenagers and young people.
However, we have teamed up with pioneering scalp cooling company Paxman and launched the ‘Teenage and Young Adult Scalp Cooling Service’ which returns choice and control over treatment to young cancer patients. This incredible offer will have a huge impact on the mental wellbeing of young patients.
- We offer Laptops & iPads to the hospitals which specialise in teenage cancer. We knew that young cancer patients were frequently spending long periods of time away from home, receiving treatment which is highly incapacitating, and often then being in isolation afterwards.
We felt that laptops and iPads would help provide distraction therapy, provide resources to breakdown the feelings of loneliness & isolation as well as help young people maintain normality by having contact with friends, families, keeping up with studies and current affairs.
Amongst many case studies from this is a young mother receiving treatment maintained daily contact with her children through FaceTime; reading stories, helping with homework and maintaining family life whilst in isolation.
- Research - We are currently funding a ground breaking piece of research at The University of Huddersfield, where cancer researchers are developing a new form of treatment based on a molecule named CD40, which destroys cancerous tumours without harming any healthy cell tissue.
- The charity is going to add a new focus its “support” aim in 202 to concentrate on the mental wellbeing of patients, ensuring that young people with cancer are being supported as a whole; Body and Mind. Our experiences and conversations with young cancer patients strongly suggest that despite the increased conversation organisations seems to be having about the importance of mental health support, the need is still not being met as it should.
We propose to start working with groups of young cancer patients to find out from them what their needs are, what currently works for them and where more support is needed. We aim to provide that missing support, whether that is face to face support through an appointment or drop in system or whether young patients would respond better to remote support through devices such as iPads, which could of course be delivered very quickly.
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
Being told 'you have cancer' can affect so much more than your health – it can affect your family, your job, even your ability to pay the bills.
But life with cancer is still life. We get that. And, after over 100 years of helping so many people, we get what's most important: that we treat everyone as a person, not just a patient.
With your help we can do more for people living with cancer, giving each person the support they need to look after all that matters and take care of their health, protect personal relationships and deal with work and money worries.
We want to help everyone with cancer find their best way through, from the moment of diagnosis, so they're able to live life as fully as they can. You can be someone who makes that happen.
Registered charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and the Isle of Man (604). Also operating in Northern Ireland.
Marie Curie is here to help anyone with a terminal illness.
Marie Curie Nurses work night and day, in people's homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. If you're living with a terminal illness, they can help you stay surrounded by the people you care about most, in the place where you're most comfortable.
Our hospices offer the reassurance of specialist care and support, in a friendly, welcoming environment, for people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones - whether you're staying in the hospice, or just coming in for the day.
Through our information and Support services we help everyone affected by a terminal illness get the information and support they need, whether you have an illness yourself or you're a family member or friend.
We'll be by your side with care and support every step of the way, bringing light in the darkest hours.
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.
A leading UK and international meningitis charity that brings together people and expertise to defeat meningitis and septicaemia wherever it exists.
At Meningitis Research Foundation we are driven by our supporters and beneficiaries, many of whom have first-hand experience of the devastating consequences of the disease.
That's why our vision is a world free from meningitis and septicaemia. A world with access to effective disease prevention. A world where people who do get the disease get the best diagnosis and treatments possible. A world where people affected and their families get the vital support and information they need.
We fund research into the detection, treatment and prevention of meningitis. We provide information for at-risk groups and health professionals and we give support to people affected. We also ensure that evidence delivers the best results â€“ whether it is changing government policy or improving health services. Death and disability from meningitis in the UK has reduced greatly since MRF was founded in 1989 and we are expanding our work into the developing world
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Ovarian Cancer Action strives to stop women dying from ovarian cancer by funding world-class scientific research leading to innovative treatment and progressive solutions.
Your mum, son or friend. Anyone can get Parkinson’s, young or old. Every hour, two more people are diagnosed.
Parkinson’s is what happens when the brain cells that make dopamine start to die. There are over 40 symptoms, from tremor and pain to anxiety. It gets worse over time and there’s no cure. Yet.
We’re here for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Due to the coronavirus crisis, we’ve seen a sharp increase in demand for our support. Parkinson’s puts people at increased risk of complications if they get coronavirus. People have serious health concerns and questions - and these are changing every day.
We’re rapidly expanding our support in pioneering new ways. We’re boosting our helpline capacity, providing tailored exercise-classes and building an online community.
With your help we can deliver critical support to everyone who needs us, wherever they are, when they need it most.
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.
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.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only UK charity wholly dedicated to beating lung cancer. We support patients and their families with our nurse led helpline and national support groups. We fund various research projects aiming to detect lung cancer earlier and at a time in which curative treatment becomes a reality.
Anyone with lungs can get lung cancer. Man, woman, young, old, smoker and non-smoker, lung cancer does not discriminate, but sadly people do. Lung cancer claims far more lives than any other cancer type in the UK, yet shockingly it receives the least funding. Sadly outcomes for patients are extremely poor with the average survival rate just under 6 months.
Together we have the potential to revolutionise the future of lung cancer, giving patients and their families the attention and support they deserve. Through raising awareness, challenging the stigma, campaigning for improved treatments and funding more research, with your help we hope to support all those living with lung cancer.
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.
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.
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.
The Spinal Injuries Association is a national charity dedicated to helping the 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK rebuild their lives.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
No one should have to live with the pain, fatigue and isolation that arthritis causes.
We're the 10 million people living with arthritis, the friends, parents, carers, researchers, healthcare professionals, fundraisers, volunteers and supporters all united in our ambition that no one should live with the relentless pain. It's a big ambition, and we can't do it without you. Join us today.
Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK have joined forces to become Versus Arthritis, joining award-winning care with outstanding medical research.
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.