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Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
For more information, please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Multiple Sclerosis Society
The MS Society is the UK’s leading MS charity. Since 1956, we’ve been providing information and support, funding research and fighting for change.We fund research, give grants, campaign for change, provide information and support, invest in MS specialists and lend a listening ear to those who need it. For more information, please visit Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Barnardo’s vision is that the lives of all children and young people should be free from poverty, abuse and discrimination. Our purpose is to help the most vulnerable children transform their lives and fulfil their potential, no matter who they are, where they’ve come from or what they’ve done.
We believe in the potential of all children; we believe that every child deserves the best start in life and the chance to fulfil their potential. With the right help, committed support and a little belief, even the most vulnerable children and young people can turn their lives around.
For more information, please visit: http://www.barnardos.org.uk/
The Honeypot Children’s Charity
The Honeypot Children’s Charity’s vision is for every child to make the most of their one chance at childhood.
Since 1996 Honeypot has been working to enhance the lives of vulnerable children and young carers aged 5-12 years by providing respite breaks and on-going outreach support. We give young carers a break from demanding and stressful responsibilities at home and provide a safe, nurturing environment where children at risk can develop their full potential.
For more information, please visit: http://www.honeypot.org.uk/
St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral, the 5th on the site since 604AD, was designed by Sir Christopher Wren over 300 years ago. It is the Cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of London, scene of national and state occasions. The choristers of St. Pauls typically each spend 6 years singing at a huge number of services, concerts and events, their education funded by the cathedral with bursaries offered for their accommodation in cases of parental hardship.
For more information, please visit: http://www.stpauls.co.uk/
The Shane Warne Foundation
Our mission is to enrich the lives of seriously ill and under privileged children and teenagers in Australia. We are an umbrella Foundation, meaning we raise money through events donations and corporate sponsorship, and distribute those funds to a diverse cross section of charities and individuals who work hands on in these areas. We do this as it relieves the constant burden of fund raising faced by these great organizations and people, so they can effectively handle the day to day needs of the brave children they support.
For more information, please visit: www.tswf.com.au
Paul Hunter Foundation
“The primary target would be in developing the interest of snooker in the 8 -12 year olds age bracket and specifically targeting under privileged and disabled children in their infancy of playing snooker.
“Try to get kids off the streets”
Locally qualified coaches and clubs would apply for financial grants to the foundation, and it turn they would provide coaching sessions within there own communities at existing facilities such as snooker or social clubs. Each scheme would be assessed on its individual merits.
For more information, please visit http://www.paulhunterfoundation.org
La Licorne » is an association created by Pierrette Bres, a retired horse racing TV commentator. The association aims to help children affected by mental illness and behavioural problems, mainly Autism, through therapy with horses. Through her association Pierrette Bres shares with these children her passion of horses and sees the beneficial effects contact with ponies has on Autistic children.
Thus to continue to develop the discovery of new feelings and in turn a marked improvement in the children’s’ behaviour, the association has launched several new concepts around different auxiliary therapies: “The discovery of the sea and marine life” by organising boat outings; the set up of a video studio with computers and cameras to teach the children to discover their own image as well as recreational days with clowns and magicians with face painting and costumes offered by the association.
The amazing results encourage the development of their minds but are also a real ray of hope for their parents. Some autistic children can really improve their behaviour and go on to have a career under tutorage whilst also being independent.
“All these activities and projects couldn’t be realised without the generosity of our donors, so we would like to send our heartfelt thanks to BGC for its loyal support of our association which will enable us next year to carry out our project to construct a small equestrian centre for the children…”
For more information visit : www.lalicorne.org
Project FIND’s mission is to provide low- and moderate-income and homeless elders on Manhattan’s west side with the services and support they need to enrich their lives and live independently in the community for as long as possible.
Today, Project FIND operates three supportive housing residences that are home to 600 elders and five senior centers with 2,500 members. For all of our residents and center members, Project FIND is a true lifeline, providing housing, meals, and programs that help seniors cope with the challenges of aging by encouraging socialization, healthy living, hope, and optimism.
For more information please visit www.projectfind.org.
The Bobby Moore Fund
The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK raises money for research into bowel cancer. The Fund was set up in memory of Stephanie Moore’s late husband, footballer Bobby Moore OBE, in partnership with Cancer Research UK in 1993. Bobby Moore sadly died from bowel cancer aged just 51. Funds are spent on high-quality bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK. To date, we have funded 15 Bobby Moore Research Fellowships and a new bowel cancer laboratory at St Mark’s Hospital, London.
CHASE Children’s Hospice Service supports children who, through severe illness, are not expected to reach their 19th birthday. We give children and their familess care and support so that their lives can be as comfortable as possible. The CHASE care network covers Surrey, South-West London and some of West Sussex. CHASE will support families at all stages of the journey, from the day their child is diagnosed with a life-limiting condition, through to bereavement and beyond. It is a relationship that can last for many years and is vital to the wellbeing of all those affected- without it, many families would find it difficult to cope. We offer this crucial service to the families 24 hours a day, every day of the year, free of charge. We help in whatever way is needed, emotionally or practically, at the child’s home or at Christopher’s. This children’s hospice, opened in November 2001, is purpose built to provide a “home from home”. Families can stay here, or let the CHASE team look after their child whilst they take a much needed break.
Winston’s Wish helps bereaved children and young people rebuild their lives after a family death. It offers practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child as we know that the death of someone important can have a devastating effect on a young person.
Winston’s Wish provides support for bereaved children and young people up to the age of 18. Its also supports their parents or carers. Whether the death was sudden or expected, it works closely with children and families, in a variety of practical and creative ways, to create an atmosphere where they can share their thoughts and feelings and meet others.
Chance to Shine
Chance to Shine aims to give young people the opportunity to play and learn through cricket. We operate two major programmes – a schools cricket programme (Chance to Shine Schools) and a community-based cricket programme (Chance to Shine Street). Both programmes aim to develop and inspire young people, instilling skills, values and attitudes that will be valuable throughout their lives. We believe cricket can be a powerful and lasting component of a young person’s learning and development, in turn bringing wider social benefits. Our Schools programme engages children in 4,500 state schools all over the country and provides children with an introduction to the game, engaging both boys and girls alike. Since our foundation in 2005, our schools programme has benefitted over 3 million young people, 46% of which are girls. Our Chance to Shine Street programme operates in some of the more challenging and disadvantaged areas of the country, often affected by youth crime and anti-social behaviour. It uses the game to increase aspiration, promote social cohesion and create opportunities in diverse communities. Since 2008, the programme has grown to over 150 projects in major towns and cities across the UK. 85% of Chance to Shine Street projects are situated within the country’s 50% most deprived areas according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation, with 23% in the most deprived 5% and one third in areas most at-risk of crime; and more than half our participants live in the 20% most deprived parts of the country.
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DEBRA’s vision is of a world where no one suffers from the painful genetic skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). Until that day, we are focussed on improving the health and wellbeing of people living with EB by giving practical and emotional support that enables them to maintain independence and quality of life; funding specialist healthcare to provide high quality holistic care; and supporting pioneering research that is leading to improved treatments for this complex and distressing condition.
In 2016, DEBRA helped:
- 1,850 patients treated at four DEBRA-funded EB Centres of Excellence in the UK
- 2,554 members supported with information and peer-support activities
- 452 people and their families had expert support from our Community Support Team
DEBRA provided over £1m in funding for 13 major research projects dedicated to finding improved treatments and ultimately alleviating the most distressing symptoms of the condition. We also contributed £250,000 to the development of a Rare Disease Centre, which will open at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital London in 2017.
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Sparks raises money to fund pioneering child health research across the UK, helping to find new treatments and cures for children and families who desperately need them.
We need your support to discover new treatments and cures for children with complex and rare conditions, throughout the UK.
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