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Medical Research

Kidney Care UK

We are the UK’s leading kidney patient support charity, providing support for kidney patients and their families and campaigning to improve care services across the UK.

We provide support for more than 100 patients every week and invest over £3 million each year in patient grants. We provide practical and emotional support, funding patient research projects and improving care services. We’re here to give our total support to help improve the quality of life for everyone affected by kidney disease.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01420 541424 or visit their website at www.kidneycareuk.org

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

National Eye Research Centre

Two million people in the UK live with a degree of sight loss that has a significant impact on their daily lives. Our ageing population and the increasing incidence of important triggers for sight loss, such as obesity and diabetes, mean that number is projected to double to four million within 30 years. Most people say they would rather lose a limb than their sight, yet less than 2% of total medical research funding is directed at eye disease.

National Eye Research Centre is a leading charity that exists to raise more money to combat sight loss and blindness but we receive no money from the government and are dependent on the generosity of the public to fund our vital eye research programmes. 

For further information on donating to this charity tel 0117 929 0024 or visit www.nerc-charity.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 brain 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.

Psychiatry Research Trust

The Psychiatry Research Trust (PRT) was set up by a Trust Deed dated 20th January 1982. It raises funds for research into all aspects of mental illness and brain disorder undertaken at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and its associated Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals, and has a special interest in developing the researchers of tomorrow.

Throughout our existence we have received (and are eternally grateful for) a huge amount of help from volunteers who have raised money by running, dancing, swimming, cycling, and skateboarding for us; organising quizzes, raffles, coffee mornings, plant sales, book sales, and cake sales for us; performed plays, presented concerts, and sung Carols for us; remembered us on their birthdays and in their wills. They have been responsible for donations amounting to hundreds of thousands of pounds

If we are to continue to help the vast number of sufferers from mental ill health and brain disorders in this country, such generous people as they have been will always be essential to us in order that we may maintain the quality and relevance of the research work we support.

Only in this way will we be able to ensure that the tools of our research retain their cutting edge. These tools are essentially the people, the space for them to work in (clinics, wards and laboratories), the scientific and medical equipment they need to work with, and the library to provide them with the information they require. It is for these reasons that the Psychiatry Research Trust seeks your help.

For further information on donating to this organisation tel 0207 703 6217 or visit www.psychiatryresearchtrust.co.uk.