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Environment

Environmental Investigation Agency

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is an independent campaigning organisation committed to bringing about change that protects the natural world from environmental crime and abuse.

Our vision is a future where humanity respects, protects and celebrates the natural world for the benefit of all.

Our undercover investigations expose wildlife crime and highlight the most pressing threats to our natural world. Our investigators often work in dangerous situations, infiltrating criminal organisations and collecting evidence. This evidence is used to produce reports and films which help prosecute environmental criminals, highlight issues to both high-level decision makers and the public and change laws around the world.

Our findings are combined with scientific documentation and representation at international conventions, creating the hard-hitting campaigns which have earned us a global reputation.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 0207 354 7960 or visit eia-international.org

Royal Forestry Society

The RFS is the largest and longest established education charity promoting the wise management of woods in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Our mission is to inspire passion and excellence in woodland management. We do this through education and knowledge-sharing, which have been at the heart of the RFS ethos since its foundation in 1882.

This is our vision: that all woodlands are actively managed, and valued by all, for their social, economic and environmental benefits. To this end we provide a suite of educational offers: from woodland visits for primary school children, through to bursaries for forestry students and opportunities for all interested adults to learn how to manage woodlands sustainably, through training, mentoring, field meetings and online resources.

The RFS makes a unique and distinguished contribution, through the dissemination of practical and applied learning to all those involved in caring for trees and woodland. This learning is based on a long history of evidence based enquiry; informed experimentation, and willingness to share expertise freely. Our membership is inclusive of all woodland interests, which enriches the quality of this learning. Our divisional structure enables an annual programme of woodland meetings which is second to none, and our journal is highly prized for its unique mix of scientific articles, practical forestry advice and personal experience.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01295 678588 or visit www.rfs.org.uk.

Entertainment

The Royal Variety Charity

The Royal Variety Charity cares for thousands of entertainers throughout the UK who need help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or hard times, and Brinsworth House, in Twickenham, Middlesex, is the Fund's dedicated nursing home, caring for elderly members of the entertainment profession.

Members of the entertainment profession have given us so very much enjoyment over so many years; many working tirelessly throughout their careers raising funds for others, so please give whatever you can back to them.

Every pound is so gratefully welcomed and will help us to ensure that we maintain a high standard of care for our many residents and dependents around the UK.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 0208 898 8164 or visit www.royalvarietycharity.org.

Elderly

ZANE

ZANE: Zimbabwe A National Emergency provides aid and comfort to destitute people in Zimbabwe. Its main focus is supporting elderly people; those who lost their pensions and savings when the Zimbabwean economy collapsed and are now entirely dependent on charity to survive.

ZANE provides aid to around 1,800 destitute elderly people, including over 600 war veterans and their widows. It assists with rent, medical bills and food. However, there is also a desperate need to support children and young people, particularly in helping them gain an education so one day when the situation in Zimbabwe improves, they will be able to work and help re-build the country.

ZANE funds a clubfoot correction programme and to-date has treated over 2,600 children – enabling them to walk and live a life free from disability. ZANE also runs creative therapy projects to help women and their families who have been victims of political violence, abuse, and extreme poverty. ZANE also funds education projects including pop-up classrooms in high density townships.

ZANE provides aid, comfort and support to the most destitute people in Zimbabwe. It receives no statutory funding and relies entirely on voluntary donations. More information is available at www.zane.uk.com

Dementia Concern

Dementia Concern is a local independent charity. Its aim is to support people with dementia and their carers in the London Borough of Ealing to live as independently as possible by providing information and support services and practical help. The charity started in 1993 and now works with more than 1,000 people with dementia and their carers each year.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 8568 4448 or visit www.dementiaconcern.co.uk.

Alzheimer's Research UK

We are the UK’s leading research charity aiming to defeat dementia. We power world class studies that give us the best chance of beating dementia.

Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK. 24 million of the UK population have a close friend or family member with dementia. As well as the huge personal cost, dementia costs the UK economy £24 billion a year, more than cancer and heart disease combined. Despite these figures, dementia research is desperately underfunded.

Our pioneering work focuses on prevention, treatment and cure. We rely on gifts from the public to help us fund the best possible research. Currently, gifts in Wills fund approximately 1 in 3 of our vital research projects, moving us closer to a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01223 824500 or visit their website at www.alzheimersresearchuk.org

Camphill Foundation UK

Camphill Foundation provides much-needed financial support to projects which greatly enhance the quality of life of adults, children and young people with learning disabilities. Camphill communities throughout the UK and Ireland offer safe and supportive environments in a variety of semi-rural and urban settings where individuals can feel at home and develop their personal abilities and interests. There is also a strong sense of belonging to a diverse but cohesive intentional community and supported living network. Work opportunities abound, giving a real sense of meaning, purpose and achievement, which is essential for a person’s well-being.

Camphill Foundation supports development projects such as the building of new accommodation, establishing new workshops and facilities, developing agricultural and horticultural activities, providing new equipment, and various educational, training, cultural and social initiatives. Support is often in the form of grants to help projects get started and loans at a low rate of interest, usually over several years.

Supporting Camphill Foundation means also fostering a new understanding and recognition of people with disabilities and enabling them to develop and make use of their astonishing talents and skills as fully engaged, talented and co-responsible members of the community carrying out important and meaningful work which is both fulfilling for them and of great value to others.

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For further information on donating to this charity tel 01454 601995 or visit their website at www.camphillfoundation.net

Children

Action for Sick Children

Action for Sick Children's mission is to ensure that healthcare in the UK meets the unique needs of all children and young people and their families. With over 50 years’ experience, they campaign on all aspects of healthcare, whether in hospital in the community or at home and from national policies to individual family cases. 

Action for Sick Children believe that family focused environments, as well as excellent medical services, are critical to aiding recovery. Action for Sick Children provides leadership at local and national levels. They harness the experience and expertise of children, parents and their families as well as healthcare professionals. They define standards in child healthcare and lobby to implement these standards.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 0161 486 6788 or visit their website at 
www.actionforsickchildren.org.uk

Siloam Christian Ministries

Active in India saving eye sight by treating glaucoma and poor folk with cataracts. 

Through Siloam you can also sponsor children’s education in India, Kenya and Vietnam. Our children’s character development programme in Kenya, Uganda and India help teach Christian character traits to youngsters in home work clubs. 

Siloam helps independent missionaries and indigenous projects that don’t attract the attention as the larger charities. Siloam is satisfied in knowing that the projects it supports overseas comply with all the accounting criteria demanded by the UK Charity Commissioners. Inspections are carried out on a regular basis to overseas projects and fundraising material, gathered to share with sponsors and donors in the UK. 

At the present time Siloam is sponsoring more than 40 different projects overseas for which your financial help and prayer support are eagerly sought. Affiliated with Childcare Worldwide.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 08000 27 79 17 or visit their websites  www.siloam.org.uk and www.childcareworldwide.org.

ZANE

ZANE: Zimbabwe A National Emergency provides aid and comfort to destitute people in Zimbabwe. Its main focus is supporting elderly people; those who lost their pensions and savings when the Zimbabwean economy collapsed and are now entirely dependent on charity to survive.

ZANE provides aid to around 1,800 destitute elderly people, including over 600 war veterans and their widows. It assists with rent, medical bills and food. However, there is also a desperate need to support children and young people, particularly in helping them gain an education so one day when the situation in Zimbabwe improves, they will be able to work and help re-build the country.

ZANE funds a clubfoot correction programme and to-date has treated over 2,600 children – enabling them to walk and live a life free from disability. ZANE also runs creative therapy projects to help women and their families who have been victims of political violence, abuse, and extreme poverty. ZANE also funds education projects including pop-up classrooms in high density townships.

ZANE provides aid, comfort and support to the most destitute people in Zimbabwe. It receives no statutory funding and relies entirely on voluntary donations. More information is available at www.zane.uk.com

World Medical Fund

When children in the remote villages of sub-Saharan Africa are ill or in pain, they have no hope of seeing a doctor or nurse. Poverty exacerbates the issues caused by a lack of transport and infrastructure - together, these problems deny children access to proper medical care.

The children we focus on live in villages with no motorised transport, at least 24 kilometres from the nearest tarmac roads and more than 40 kilometres from any medical facilities. Even if a sick child is able to make the journey to a public hospital, there often aren’t enough qualified staff and the pharmacy shelves are usually empty. While the private and mission hospitals in Malawi offer qualified treatment and medicine, all of this must be paid for - and the costs are beyond the means of the poor.

We have worked in Malawi since 1998, initially caring for AIDS orphans and were horrified to discover the level of morbidity and mortality suffered by the young in the rural areas. We came up with a simple solution, a Children's Mobile Clinic. A rugged 4 x 4 carrying a clinical team and medicines. Visiting village sites on a monthly basis we treat over 30,000 cases of sick children every year, saving many, many young lives.

Some of the children we see require minor surgery so we set up a Mobile Surgical Unit, an operating theatre on wheels converted from an ex Army 10 ton truck, to perform minor surgery deep in the African bush. See the Ken Howard film on our work. Some of the children we see are innocent victims of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, infected at birth by their HIV positive mothers. We have set up an antiretroviral therapy programme for them named Thandizo (Helping in Chichewa) that is producing amazing results and has been certified as a Centre of Excellence.

We receive no governmental funding, rely entirely on donations and operate with minimal administrative costs (less than 4%).

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01553 617 166 or visit their website at www.worldmedicalfund.org

Child Aid

Child Aid was formed in 2000, by a small group of people who accidentally became involved in the problems many rural villages experience in Southern India. It was a story of one person sponsoring a few children from a charity based outside of the UK, on the understanding that he visited those children. Which he did, following that visit, it almost became mandatory to start a similar charity to help, based in the UK. Now Child Aid is a very active charity involved in a wide range of activities in Southern India.

It has funded the education of children in six villages in rural Tamil Nadu, it has built a five classroom primary school. It has changed the lives of three other villages providing toilets in those villages - a luxury no rural village ever had. Then the Tsunami came and Child Aid was on the spot only a few weeks after – a story on it own. It has worked to supporting a children’s home for girls who had no parents and is shortly to build a childrens home of its own from land donated by a supportive Indian businessman.

It is easy to say, but it is true, every sponsorship `penny, ever cent` from individual sponsors goes to helping the child or children sponsored. None of the individual sponsor’s hard earned donation goes to administration. This to date has been down to the Trustees and a number of individual supporters and corporates who like the various projects being undertaken by Child Aid and have supported Child Aid itself.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01932 588860 or visit their website at 
www.childaid.org.uk

Molly Olly's Wishes

Molly Olly’s Wishes supports children with life threatening or life limiting illnesses and their families throughout the U.K. We do this through a wishes programme that funds additional help beyond that given by the NHS, discussing the individuals needs with the relevant health professionals.

The help may be in the form of equipment, it may be an alternative therapy treatment to compliment traditional medicine or even organising a special occasion for a child that would otherwise be isolated from everyday possibilities due to the restrictions of their illness. They often find visits to hospitals and clinics tedious as they are without home comforts and are confined to beds or wards. Therefore we hope to provide funds to ensure they get the right kind of support and provide equipment or suitable entertainment to give them a happier time during their stay.

We also distribute our Olly The Brave packs. Olly The Brave is a toy lion with a removable mane and a central line attached to his chest. The toy comes with a story book of Olly and how he and those close to him come to terms with his illness and the procedure of having a line put in. The lion’s mane is detachable to help children come to terms with the hair loss that may result from the treatments they undergo. We donate these packs to over 20 hospitals throughout the U.K who in turn give them out to the children in their care.

In essence, we are there to help make the dark days a little brighter for these children and their families. If you wish to learn more about those we help and how we help them, or wish to donate, please go to www.mollyolly.co.uk

Thank you.

Team Molly Olly x

Parenting Together Ltd

Family Mediation and Children’s Rights Advocates

For fifteen years I challenged anyone and everyone showing less than absolute kindness to the emotionally damaged and abused children in my care.

The most rewarding job in the world without a doubt but gradually their sadness overwhelmed me, I cried almost every journey home from work and I could not bear to read another childs traumatic care history wondering if I could ever make that child laugh again or convince them to trust another human being.

Parenting Together is my given vow to defend the Rights and emotional health of children deprived the love and protection of both parents.

Gerry Hannah, founder of PARTOG

"Thank you for submitting evidence to the Human Rights (Joint Committee) Committee. I am pleased to inform you that your submission has been published ( 19/02/15 Report on Domestic Violence and Abuse of Women and Girls)

"... it is more than a good cause; it works" (NSPCC Business Chair, 2015)

"(The Home Secretary) would very much like to receive further information on your research and, indeed, your findings" (Nov. 2014)

“About 90% of all MPs agree with you and support what you are trying to achieve here” (Mike Penning MP, March 2015)

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01677 451 836 or visit their website at www.partog.co.uk

Kidney Kids Scotland

Helping children with renal illness and their families

Supporting hospitals over Scotland supplying them with much needed equipment and funding for posts recognised as being essential

Tel: 01324 555843

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www.kidneykids.org.uk 

Mothers' Union

The Mothers’ Union was established in 1876. Its purpose was to encourage parents in caring for their children, not just physically and mentally but also spiritually. From the outset it recognised that strong relationships and the role of family, however defined, are crucial in building healthy communities.

Our vision

Whilst the ways in which we operate to fulfil that need may be different from that of the world of the 19th century, our vision today is still of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful, and flourishing relationships. This is the essence of our work.

Our mission

We aim to show our Christian faith by the transformation of communities worldwide. We can do this through the promotion of stable marriage, family life and the protection of children. This is our mission. It is what we aim to achieve.

Our values

There are more than four million members of Mothers’ Union today in 83 countries around the world. Each member subscribes to the same values; the moral and ethical codes that are central to the ways in which we operate.

Firstly, we are firmly rooted in a voluntary ethos centred on mutual respect and collaboration.

Secondly, our governance, leadership, and programmes are driven by and undertaken through members within their own communities worldwide.

Thirdly, we work with people of all faiths and none.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 7222 5533 or visit their website at www.themothersunion.org

Camphill Foundation UK

Camphill Foundation provides much-needed financial support to projects which greatly enhance the quality of life of adults, children and young people with learning disabilities. Camphill communities throughout the UK and Ireland offer safe and supportive environments in a variety of semi-rural and urban settings where individuals can feel at home and develop their personal abilities and interests. There is also a strong sense of belonging to a diverse but cohesive intentional community and supported living network. Work opportunities abound, giving a real sense of meaning, purpose and achievement, which is essential for a person’s well-being.

Camphill Foundation supports development projects such as the building of new accommodation, establishing new workshops and facilities, developing agricultural and horticultural activities, providing new equipment, and various educational, training, cultural and social initiatives. Support is often in the form of grants to help projects get started and loans at a low rate of interest, usually over several years.

Supporting Camphill Foundation means also fostering a new understanding and recognition of people with disabilities and enabling them to develop and make use of their astonishing talents and skills as fully engaged, talented and co-responsible members of the community carrying out important and meaningful work which is both fulfilling for them and of great value to others.

PLEASE HELP US TO ACHIEVE THESE AIMS

Click here to view our advert.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01454 601995 or visit their website at www.camphillfoundation.net

BASPCAN - The Association of England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales for Child Protection

As we now know, abuse and neglect can have a devastating impact on the developing child. Tragically for some children the consequences of abuse are fatal, but for many more, it is likely to result in short term trauma, as well as very long-lasting consequences, which impact on their physical and mental health.

For nearly 35 years BASPCAN has quietly work away behind the scenes, helping challenge the myths and misunderstandings so often associated with this highly emotive area of work. Through the sharing of knowledge gleaned from research, findings of enquiries and from examples of best practice, this small inter-professional network grew and today BASPCAN is unique in its position as the only multi-disciplinary professional membership association (with charitable status) of its kind.

Through programmes of cost effective training and the publication of our peer-reviewed journal ‘Child Abuse Review’, we attempt to explore research, policy and practice, enabling practitioners to develop the quality and effectiveness of their work with children, families and communities. Thanks to donations from the public and industry, BASPCAN has been able to administer an annual Research Award Programme to support the innovative work of our members.

All donations and legacies, however small, assist us to fulfil our objectives and support our work in safeguarding children and young people.

If you can consider making a legacy to BASPCAN in your will, your solicitor will be able to advise on this.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01904 613 605 or visit their website at www.baspcan.org.uk

 

 

Their Future Today

Their Future Today isn't just making a child's life better, it is giving a child a life.

We are proactively changing the lives of our worlds' most vulnerable children existing alone in desperate conditions in Institutions in Sri Lanka. Whether it is providing another pair of hands to feed a hungry baby, a cleaner healthier environment, nutritious food, medical supplies or clothing, or reuniting an abandoned child whose family have had to take desperate measures to keep their child alive, or giving a child the key to education we are committed to giving these children a more positive future. 

Feel assured that our dedicated team both here and in Sri Lanka will be making your donations work hard, we can even give you receipts detailing how your money is spent. 

We believe in total transparancy and you can feel assured your contribution will directly make a significant impact on these childrens' lives.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01932 770347 or visit their website at www.theirfuturetoday.com

Cancer

Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund is a registered charity, number 1007819. The Charity was set up in 1992 by Virginia Bates, Ralph’s widow. Ralph died from pancreatic cancer aged 50 in 1991 only a few months after being diagnosed. He starred in the TV series “Dear John” and “Poldark” and in many Hammer horror movies.

Pancreatic cancer is a most debilitating and aggressive illness. It does not differentiate between sexes and can strike at any time. Research into ways to combat the cancer is essential as there has been no meaningful improvement in survival rates over the last 30 years.

Research funded by our Fund has identified a combination of drugs which has prolonged the life expectancy of sufferers but there is still a long way to go to complete the research. We rely on donations and legacies to keep this research going. Our Trustees do not receive remuneration of any kind and do not claim expenses. Approximately 95% of all incoming resources is spent on our charitable aims.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 02380 515 950 or visit their website at www.ralphbatespcr.org.uk

Ovacome - Ovarian Cancer Charity

Ovacome is a long established ovarian cancer charity. We were founded and are run by women with ovarian cancer themselves and are therefore especially sensitive to the needs of women with this devastating diagnosis. We have been supporting women affected by ovarian cancer and their families since 1996.

Ovacome exists to support women and their family through providing dedicated help and information. Our fully qualified nurses give expert guidance, personalised clinical and research information, emotional support and resources to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer or worried they might be at risk; and their family and friends.

We run the only ovarian cancer online forum which is accessible, informal and patient led; where women with ovarian cancer, and their family, can discuss their experiences with other women suffering from the disease. They offer each other encouragement, knowledge, understanding and friendship creating a much needed support community across the UK. Our nurses contribute to the forum and offer advice and answers to questions. It is an important and valuable support hub for those coping with ovarian cancer. Our support can go on for years. We have a membership of approximately 5,500 but provide support and help to thousands more.

Ovacome campaigns to help women and health professionals to recognise the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer – and for high quality care and treatment to be available to all.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 7299 6654 or visit their website at www.ovacome.org.uk

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Pancreatic cancer is tough. Tough to diagnose, tough to treat, tough to research.

For too long this disease has been sidelined. We want to make sure that everyone affected by it gets all the help they need.

We provide expert, personalised support and information via our Support Line and through our range of publications. We fund innovative research to find the breakthroughs that will change how we understand, diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer. We campaign for change; for better care, treatment and research, and for pancreatic cancer to have the recognition it needs.

Pancreatic Cancer UK relies on the generosity of people like you to fund our vital work. We couldn't do it without you. Donate now and help us to develop our Support and Information services so that we can be there for even more people affected by pancreatic cancer, as well as fund innovative research into early diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Together we can take on pancreatic cancer. We won’t stop until we transform the future for patients.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 3535 7090 or visit their website at www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk

Brain Research Trust

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 fund basic and clinical research at University College London’s world-renowned Institute of Neurology (IoN). Since Brain Research Trust was founded, we have donated over £45 million to UCL Institute of Neurology to fund research into neurological conditions.

There are more than 250 neurological conditions. With your support Brain Research Trust can continue investigating conditions including Alzheimer's Disease, Brain Tumours, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, Motor Neurone Disease, Migraine, CJD, Brain Trauma and Spinal Cord Regeneration. See our research section for further information.

We do not receive any government funding and we rely on the generosity of our supporters. To enable our life-saving research to continue, please donate or help us in other ways.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 7404 9982 or visit www.brt.org.uk

The National Brain Appeal

The National Brain Appeal raises funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Institute of Neurology (jointly known as Queen Square).
The National Hospital is one of the world’s leading centres for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with a wide range of neurological and neuromuscular conditions including multiple sclerosis (MS), brain cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, Prion disease, and head injury.

One in six people in the UK are affected by a neurological condition. That’s more than the number of people living with cancer, coronary heart disease and diabetes combined. In spite of this there has been a continuing lack of national prioritisation to deliver better outcomes for those affected. Our aim is to improve the outcome and quality of life for everyone with a neurological disorder by funding pioneering research, providing access to the latest technology for expert diagnosis and training tomorrow’s leading clinicians. Your help can make this possible.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 3448 4724 or visit www.nationalbrainappeal.org.

Prostate Cancer Research Centre

The Prostate Cancer Research Centre carries out research into the causes of and treatment for the UK’s most frequently diagnosed male cancer.

The Centre is based at the University College London and is under the leadership of Professor John Masters. It now employs a team of scientists and support staff who need over £1.5 million every year to fund its highly respected research programme. This site sets out what we do, how prostate cancer patients and their families benefit from our work and how you can help to support it.

The Centre's mission is to raise funds to undertake research that will improve the survival and quality of life of men with prostate cancer.

Our current research programmes focus on three key areas:

• Understanding prostate cancer development and progression
• Managing prostate cancer – identifying the men who will benefit from treatment
• Treating prostate cancer – to bring results from the laboratory bench to the bedside

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 7848 7546 or visit our website at www.prostate-cancer-research.org.uk or click here to watch a video on the work we do.