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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

Turn2us

There are so many reasons people experience poverty in the UK. Bereavement, job loss, family breakdown, ill health and needing to care for a loved one are just some examples.

Turn2us was founded in 1897 as The Distressed Gentlefolk’s Aid Association and we’ve supported people living in poverty in the UK and Ireland for over a century by awarding grants so they can afford basics they need such as household items, home repairs and disability equipment, or that help them return to education, training or employment. Thanks to our generous supporters, over 4,600 people benefitted from our direct grants last year.

Today we also help many more people in need through our helpline and Turn2us.org.uk website and our free services are a vital lifeline for many living in financial hardship. Last year nearly 4 million people visited our website and our helpline received 90,000 calls.

Supporting Turn2us will mean we can be there for those who need us in the future. You could be helping a mother caring for a disabled child, a family whose life has been turned upside down by redundancy or an elderly widow with a chronic illness struggling to make ends met.

Our name has changed over the years but we’ve never wavered from our original mission – fighting poverty in the UK and Ireland.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 8834 9268, e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or visit www.turn2us.org.uk

Victim Support

Victim Support is the charity that contacts more than a million victims and witnesses each year. We support people both emotionally and practically, helping them cope and recover after crime.

Last year we helped more than 204,000 witnesses through the process of going to court, made 67,789 visits to victims of crime and supported 2,893 people through our Homicide service. Whilst we collate these statistics on an annual basis, we never forget that behind each one is an individual, their family and friends who have been affected by crime and are being given specialist support by our dedicated staff and volunteers.

For example, the family of Catherine Wells-Burr who were given invaluable support by Victim Support’s homicide service. They were assigned a case worker, Audrey Carson, who stepped in and took over many distressing tasks that had to be dealt with immediately such as closing Catherine’s student loans, liaising with the coroner and helping to arrange her funeral.

Audrey helped throughout the nine week trial helping the family cope with distressing evidence and media attention. As Catherine’s mother Jayne Wells-Burr said: “Our world fell apart and changed from how we knew it, to knowing it would never be the same again…our caseworker, came into our lives right from the early days and gave us invaluable support.”

A gift to Victim Support in your Will is a very special way to help victims and witnesses in the future.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 7268 0228, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or visit www.victimsupport.org.uk.

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