As important as our international projects are we also understand that giving begins at home. To this end we regularly support a range of local and national charities, this year we have supported the The British Home, Caring at Christmas, National Campaign for Homeless People, Martin House: A Hospice for Children & Young People, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, Children’s Family Trust, and the Hopscotch Kidney Fund. We like to profile the good work achieved by some of these organisations on this page in the hope that others might also help however they can –
Charity Name: The British Home – Caring for severely disabled people
The British Home is an independent charity that provides specialised nursing and social care for people with long term medical conditions and severe disabilities. The British Home accommodates up to 90 adults of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
Web Site: http://www.britishhome.org.uk
Charity Name: Caring at Christmas
Caring at Christmas is a registered charity that helps homeless people at Christmas and throughout the year. They provide a number of key services:
Over the Christmas week, they run a Christmas Shelter for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in Bristol. This includes accommodation, food, medical services and entertainment. They co-ordinate, design, print and distribute The Survival Handbook which provides key information to homeless people and other stakeholders.
Web Site: http://www.caringatchristmas.org.uk
Charity Name: Shelter – National Campaign for Homeless People
Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing.
They do this by giving advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need, and by campaigning for lasting political change to end the housing crisis for good.
Web Site: http://www.shelter.org.uk/legacies
Charity Name: Martin House: A Hospice for Children & Young People
Martin House Hospice cares for Children and Young People with progressive life limiting illnesses, and provides support to their families. They are based in our purpose built hospice in Boston Spa, Wetherby and care for children and young people from throughout the Yorkshire region.
Web Site: http://www.martinhouse.org.uk
Charity Name: Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is a dynamic and innovative children’s hospice service, providing practical and emotional support to life-limited and life-threatened children and their families, within the communities of North London.
Charity Name: Children’s Family Trust
The Trust provides secure, supportive and nurturing foster homes for children in need. In 2003 the Trust broadened its work from a narrow focus on permanent care for children who need long-term fostering, to include those needing short-term care.
Web Site: http://www.thecft.org.uk
Charity Name: Hopscotch Kidney Fund
Hopscotch Kidney Fund for Children was established in 2006 to provide support and assistance to children with kidney disease. For any child, laughter and fun should be a major part of life. This should be no different if a child is ill which is why they support as many fun events and activities for children as possible, whether this is in hospital or at home with the family.
Web Site: http://www.hopscotchkf.org.uk
National Blind Children’s Society
National Blind Children’s Society has become a leading provider of Five Key Services offering, advice and support for blind and partially sighted children, their families and carers across the United Kingdom. The National Blind Children’s Society’s objective is to enable children and young people with visual impairment to achieve their educational and recreational goals. Their vision is
a world where children with a visual impairment have an equal opportunity to the provision of education.
The Stroke Association
The Stroke Association is the only UK wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. The Stroke Association funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its Life After Stroke Services. These include Information, Advice and Support, Communication Support and Life After Stroke grants. They also campaign, educate and inform to increase knowledge of stroke at all levels of society, and they act as a voice for everyone affected by stroke.
Alzheimer’s research UK
Their vision is a world free from dementia. They conduct world-class research to prevent, treat and cure dementia. They help people to understand dementia and the progress They are making. They forge partnerships with Government and other key organisations to make dementia research a national priority. As research experts, They specialise in funding world-class, pioneering research at leading universities to find preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia. They believe science and innovation hold the key to defeating dementia and invest in the scientists discovering more about the condition and its causes.
Great Ormond Street Hospital children’s Charity
The Hospital for Sick Children first opened its doors at 49 Great Ormond Street on Valentine’s Day 1852 with 10 beds. Dr Charles West was the driving force behind its opening, driven by the shockingly high level of infant mortality in the capital. They raise money to enable Great Ormond Street Hospital to provide world-class care for its young patients and their families and to pioneer new treatments and cures for childhood illness.