ACLT is a UK charity that strives to increase the number of ethnic minorities on the UK stem cell (bone marrow), blood and organ donor registers. We provide a lifeline to those living with blood cancer or other illnesses where a transplant is required to save a life. Founded in 1996 by Beverley De-Gale OBE and Orin Lewis OBE, after their son Daniel was diagnosed with acute leukaemia. About us - http://aclt.org/introduction-to-aclt/
Action Radiotherapy is the only UK charity dedicated to improving radiotherapy treatment and patient access to advanced radiotherapy on the NHS. The charity also supports the national network of over 2,000 health professionals all working to improve the standards and the awareness of radiotherapy in the UK.
The Angela Bird Charity has been set up to help those left behind after loss and bereavement. We offer support in a safe, homely environment, allowing space to be heard. Taking yourself back to the basics like ABC can help release the various emotions change brings.
Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with blood cancer and blood disorders. 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. It all began in 1974. With her three-year-old son Anthony in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant, Shirley Nolan set up the world's first register to match donors with people in desperate need.
90,000 babies are born premature or sick in the UK each year. Bliss champions the rights of each one to receive the best care. We empower families, influence policy and practice, and enable life changing research.
The Bone Cancer Research Trust is the leading charity dedicated to fighting primary bone cancer. Their mission is to save lives and improve outcomes for people affected by primary bone cancer through research, information, awareness and support. For those affected by the disease right now, their top-quality information and supportive network means no-one should have to feel alone or isolated.
Bowel Cancer UK - We are 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. Your donation will support vital research and lifesaving work to stop bowel cancer.
Beating Bowel Cancer is the support and campaigning charity for everyone affected by bowel cancer. We provide practical and emotional help – on the phone, digitally and face to face. We campaign tirelessly to raise public awareness of bowel cancer and ensure Governments and health services provide the highest quality care and treatment.
The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. We are committed to having the biggest possible impact for everyone affected by a brain tumour, to defending the most amazing part of the human body, so that the diagnosis of a brain tumour is no longer a death sentence.
The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is a UK charity dedicated to helping people affected by retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer in babies and young children. It provides support and information to families and individuals, raises awareness, and funds research into prevention and treatment.
If you would like to get involved with Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group, to lend support in any way you can, follow this this link to find out how.
If you would like to get involved with CLDF, to lend support in any way you can, click this link to find out how.
The CML support group is a patient-led online support network for everyone living with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, whether they are patients or their family and friends as well as clinicians, researchers and anyone with an interest in this rare condition. The group was started by two CML patients being treated at Hammersmith Hospital haematology clinic online in April 2000. Patients are in the best position to share knowledge and experience of the disease and its treatments and offer support to those who are more recently or newly diagnosed.
Combat Stress is the UK's leading mental health charity for veterans, providing free specialist clinical treatment and support to ex-servicemen and women across the UK with mental health conditions.
Diabetes UK’s mission is that by bringing people together to work in partnership, we will support those living with diabetes, prevent Type 2, make research breakthroughs in diabetes, and ultimately find a cure.
Epilepsy Action exists to improve the lives of the 600,000 people in the UK affected by the condition. Epilepsy can happen to anyone at any age and from any walk of life. We're here to support people every step of the way through living with the condition.
Two million people are currently living with a degree of sight loss in the UK that has a significant effect on their daily lives. That’s bad enough, but our increasing and ageing population, coupled with eye disease triggers like obesity and diabetes, mean that number is projected to more than double by 2050. It may therefore surprise you to learn that of all the money spent on medical research in the UK less than 2% is invested in eye disease. National Eye Research Centre exists to redress this critical level of underfunding and invests in the research that will combat sight loss and blindness. We receive no government funding and need your help to fund these research programmes.
Fable Charity actively promotes a treatment for people with uncontrolled Epilepsy called Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy, and gives advice and distributes information packs about the treatment. The charity also co-ordinates a national patient support network which links patients, carers and family members to others in like situation which helps relieve the feeling of isolation felt by so many. Fable also operates an Freephone advice line and an information service, distributing informative literature on all aspects of the condition, along with operating a wishes and dreams project and funding pieces of medical equipment to enhance patient’s quality of life. Fable works towards being a lifeline to some, and understanding ear to many and an open door to all.
If you would like to get involved with Harrison's fund, to lend support in any way you can, follow this link to find out how.
If you would like to get involved with Home-Start's fund, to lend support in any way you can, follow this link to find out how.
The National Kidney Federation (NKF) is unique because, although there are a large number of kidney charities, the NKF is the national kidney charity actually run by Kidney Patients for Kidney Patients. Unlike other kidney charities, the NKF has only two roles; campaigning for improvements to renal provision and treatment, and a national patient support services.The NKF provides a dedicated Helpline 0845 601 0209 offering medical information leaflets, help and advice.
If you would like to get involved with Kidscape, to lend support in any way you can, follow this link to find out how.
If you would like to get involved with Macmillan, to lend support in any way you can, click this link to find out how.
Did you know that some babies are born without eyes, or with underdeveloped eyes? MACS is a vital lifeline, helping parents and children to connect with a network of affected families and giving access to a range of essential services.
Mesothelioma UK is a national specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. The charity is dedicated to providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and education, and to improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and their carers.
The Mouth Cancer Foundation (MCF) is a charity dedicated to the relief of sickness and the promotion and protection of good health among those suffering or at risk of Mouth, Throat and other Head & Neck Cancer by the collation and dissemination of relevant information among the public generally and by the provision of support to patients, carers and health professionals.
The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. One person in six in the UK lives with poor literacy, which holds them back at every stage of their life. We run projects in the poorest communities, support schools and campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents.
If you would like to get involved with literacy trust, to lend support in any way you can, click this link to find out how.
There are over 25,000 people in the UK affected by Neurofibromatosis and as of yet, there is no cure. The Neuro Foundation is the authoritative voice of Neurofibromatosis in the UK. Our mission is to improve the lives of those affected by NF by providing first class support, information and advice for those with the condition.
No Panic specializes in self help recovery providing people with skills to help with their recovery. the National Organisation for Phobias, Anxiety Neuroses, Information and Care is a charity that helps people to recover from any anxiety disorder, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder and the anxiety effects from tranquiliser withdrawal. We also give support to their family and carers..
Every child has the Right to Read. Children from disadvantaged backgrounds should not be doomed to educational disadvantage. Right? Our charity specialises in delivering its powerfully effective, fast-acting, popular Butterfly reading programme to thousands of literacy-needy children – at our Saturday classes and, increasingly, in schools.
If you would like to get involved with Real action, to lend support in any way you can, click this link to find out how.
Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for people affected by mental illness. Since 1972 we have brought people together to support each other. We run services and support groups that change people’s lives and challenge attitudes about mental illness. We support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, live independently and realise they are not alone. We give information and advice to 500,000 more and change policy for millions.
SeeAbility is a UK charity supporting people with sight loss and multiple disabilities. As well as providing specialist support enabling people to develop and make the choices they want, we act as the national voice on behalf of children and adults with sight loss and multiple disabilities, challenging health inequalities faced by these people and their families.
Shine provides specialist support from before birth and throughout the life of anyone living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, as well as to parents, families, carers and professional care staff. Shine enables people to get the best out of life.
Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. We do what we do because 80 per cent of blindness in the world is avoidable, and we think that’s astoundingly unfair.
SNAP (Special Needs And Parents) is an Essex charity that helps families with children and young people who have any special need or disability. Our aims are to inform, encourage and support parents, allowing them to grow in strength and knowledge so they are better equipped to give the best possible help to their children.
Springboard provides high-quality, one-to-one interventions in schools for children and young people who live in areas of high deprivation.. Springboard believe every child and young person should be able to read, write, speak and listen; however, in reality there are as many as 14.9% of adults aged 16-65 in the UK who lack functional literacy skills. Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (2011) The 2011 Skills for Life Survey: A Survey of Literacy, Numeracy and ICT Level in England. London: DfBI
Student Minds is the UK's student mental health charity. We want students to have the skills, knowledge and confidence to talk about their mental health and look out for their peers. We believe in peer support and deliver research-driven training and supervision to equip students to bring about positive change on their campuses through campaigning and facilitating peer support projects.
Together for Mental Wellbeing is a national charity that supports people with mental health issues to lead fulfilling and independent lives. We value people as experts in what works best for them, and each individual we work with influences and shapes the support they and others receive from us. We work with approximately 4,500 people every month in around 70 locations and our services include support in the community, accommodation-based support, advocacy and criminal justice services. For more information, visit www.together-uk.org
Wessex Cancer Trust is a community focussed charity providing local practical and emotional support for everyone, living with or affected by cancer in Hampshire, Dorset, the Isle of Wight, the Channel Islands and Wiltshire. Our free services include counselling, complementary therapies and health and wellbeing information.
If you would like to get involved with YoungMinds, to lend support in any way you can, follow this link to find out how.
International Animal Rescue works to improve the welfare of suffering animals and to conserve endangered species and their habitats. We care for rescued dancing bears in India and rehabilitate orangutans and other primates that have been victims of deforestation and the pet trade in Indonesia.
Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats in the world. We rescue and provide a permanent home for abandoned, neglected and abused cats such as tigers, lions, leopards and bobcats. Big Cat Rescue’s mission is to provide the best possible home for the cats in our care, end abuse of big cats in captivity and prevent extinction of big cats in the wild.
Thousands of abandoned or unwanted, ill or injured cats, dogs, small pets and horses turn to Blue Cross animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services every year for treatment and to find happy new homes.
The Born Free Foundation is a dynamic international wildlife charity, devoted to compassionate conservation and animal welfare. Born Free takes action worldwide to protect threatened species and stop individual animal suffering. Born Free believes wildlife belongs in the wild and works to phase out zoos. We rescue animals from lives of misery in tiny cages and give them lifetime care.
Born Free protects lions, elephants, tigers, gorillas, wolves, polar bears, dolphins, marine turtles and many more species in their natural habitat, working with local communities to help people and wildlife live together without conflict. Our high-profile campaigns change public attitudes, persuade decision-makers and get results. Every year, Born Free helps hundreds of thousands of animals worldwide.
Our charismatic bumblebees are in decline because of a loss of their habitats, over 97% of the UK's grasslands have been lost in the past 70 years. We work for a different future in which our communities and countryside are rich in bumblebees and colourful flowers, supporting a diversity of wildlife and habitats for everyone to enjoy.
Deers are an important part of our natural heritage. However their very success can put them in conflict with people, the environment and other animals. The BDS is the principal organisation focusing on deer welfare and promoting their conservation in balance with the environment.
Cat Chat, the Cat Rescue Resource, helps over 8,000 rescued cats out of shelters and into homes each year. Our on-line cat homing services are given free of charge to rescue organisations large and small, across the UK and Ireland. We are particularly committed to finding homes for the harder-to-home cats, and shelters often refer to us as their ‘Rehoming Lifeline'.
In the UK Today, almost two million people are living with sight loss and of those, around 180,000 rarely leave their home alone and many suffer from depression and struggle with feelings of isolation. Guide Dogs is here to help solve this problem. We provide individual support that overcomes the emotional and physical challenges faced by people living with sight loss.
The Donkey Sanctuary was founded as a charity in 1969, by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE. She dedicated her life to champion donkeys, and it is only through her amazing devotion that the Sanctuary grew to the international charity it is today. Sadly Dr Svendsen passed away in 2011 but her memory lives on in our work. During the last 45 years, The Donkey Sanctuary has made a profound difference to the lives of donkeys and people all over the world. This is down to the drive and belief of our wonderful Founder, Dr Elisabeth Svendsen, MBE, our staff and volunteers, and of course our fantastic supporters and partners worldwide.
Marinelife is a UK based charity established to co-ordinate and develop a growing portfolio of global cetacean and seabird research and monitoring projects. Our goal is to help conserve marine animals and to raise awareness amongst the public and policymakers of the threats they face.
Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. rescues dogs of all breeds and ages from high-kill shelters reducing the numbers being euthanized. Most of our dogs come from rural shelters in South and North Carolina, as well as Virginia. Our organization provides pet adoption services to families located in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania and neighboring states. We rely on foster families who open their homes to give love and attention to each dog before finding a forever home. Th Operation Paws for Homes, a 501(c)(3) organization, is 100% donor funded. Our goal is to fulfill the dreams of dogs who find themselves abandoned in shelters.
If you would like to get involved with Operation Paws for Homes, to lend support in any way you can, click this link to find out how.
The Penguin Foundation raises funds to protect and enhance Phillip Island's natural environment through research, conservation and education. Phillip Island supports significant vegetation communities and wildlife populations including migratory birds within its woodland, wetland and coastal environments.
If you would like to get involved with the penguin foundation, to lend support in any way you can, click this link to find out how.
WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins - defending them against the many threats they face through campaigns, lobbying, advising governments, conservation projects, field research and rescue.
Our vision is of a world where all pets are well cared for in loving homes for life. We take in unwanted and lost animals, provide shelter and care, find secure and loving homes, provide advice, support and guidance for pet owners and increase the public's awareness of its responsibility towards animals in society. We work within the East of England and North London from our 3 Centres. Open 7 days a week come and visit us to find your perfect pet.
If you would like to get involved with Wood Green, to lend support in any way you can, click this link to find out how.
World Horse Welfare improves the lives of horses in the UK and worldwide through education, campaigns and hands-on care. Equids across the full spectrum of the horse world are positively impacted by their work, from pet ponies to sport horses and working horses in developing countries.
If you would like to get involved with World Horse Welfare, to lend support in any way you can, click this link to find out how.