Charities

Below is a list of the charities you can donate to via my website

To find out more about these charities just click on their link…

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Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation
Greenpeace
Solving Kids’ Cancer
Barnardo’s
St Martins In The Field
Refuge
 

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The Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation

 
Arundel Cricket Club
 

The Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation was formed and registered as a charity in 1986 (Reg. Charity No 1150351) and works alongside The Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club. Its purpose is to enhance the development and education of young people (mainly aged between 7-19 years) with a special emphasis upon the disadvantaged and those deprived of opportunity.

 

Over the years we have focused strongly on inner city regions nationwide and particularly London’s boroughs where the need has been greatest. We have used cricket and its associated activities as the medium for achieving our objectives. The Arundel Castle Cricket Ground in West Sussex has provided the heart for our project and it is to this world famous ground that the youngsters have come. Here we have outstanding outdoor facilities, an indoor school and a well-appointed pavilion from which we can provide catering for the purpose.

 

In addition to an experience offering cricket, we also conduct regular tours around Arundel Castle and its gardens, a facility that is well used to children with special needs and wheelchairs. Trips to the seaside at Littlehampton are all part of the routine and games of cricket on the beach a frequent occurrence. Crabs and seashells are much sought after and occasionally the local fishermen land a fish. The children love that.

 

For many years we have operated a now well-established Special Needs Programme. This includes about 40 visits a year from schools serving the needs of children suffering from a range of disabilities – physical and emotional – plus severe to moderate learning difficulties. More than 600 of these handicapped and frequently difficult children visit us each year.

 

At Arundel we have time to concentrate on the young. We would be so grateful if you would help us to help them.

 
John Barclay
 
 
JOHN BARCLAY, DL
Vice President & former Director
Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation
 
 

 

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Greenpeace

 
Greenpeace
 

Greenpeace is a movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction. Our vision is a greener, healthier and more peaceful planet, one that can sustain life for generations to come.

 

We are independent. We don’t accept any funding from governments, corporations or political parties – our work is funded by ordinary people. That means we are free to confront governments and corporations responsible for the destruction of the natural world and push for real change.

 

We do this by investigating, documenting and exposing the causes of environmental destruction. We work to bring about change by lobbying, consumer pressure and mobilising members of the general public. And we take peaceful direct action to protect our Earth and promote solutions for a green and peaceful future.

 

Greenpeace was founded in 1971 by a small group of concerned individuals, who set sail to Amchitka island off the coast of Alaska to try and stop a US nuclear weapons test. Their old fishing boat was called “The Greenpeace”. Today, Greenpeace is present in over 40 countries around the world. Our movement is growing every day and our commitment to realising our vision is as strong as ever.

 

We find ourselves at a pivotal point in human history now. Climate change is rapidly accelerating and we are feeling the effects of it ever more – in the changes to our air, sea levels and more extreme weather events. The need to act to protect our planet has never been so urgent, yet governments and corporations are still dragging their feet. Our mission is to promote radical changes and new solutions to the ways we live on this planet so that we can all call it home for generations to come.

 
 

 

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Solving Kids' Cancer

 
Solving Kids' Cancer
 

What we do...

 

Our vision

Solving Kids’ Cancer fights for a future where no child dies of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma or suffers due to its treatment.

 

Our mission

Helping those affected by neuroblastoma, an often aggressive and deadly childhood cancer, by:

Providing hope, information and support to families throughout their journeys.
Facilitating access to treatment in partnership with clinicians and researchers.
Advancing science through investment and clinical research.
Advocating for more effective and less toxic treatments.

 

Family support

We are there for families of children affected by neuroblastoma, providing support throughout their cancer journey and helping them with the widespread challenges they face.

 

Access to treatment

We provide evidence-based and impartial information to help families choose treatment options for their child and to access treatments and clinical trials if they are not available on the NHS.

 

Research

We initiate and fund innovative clinical research, bringing more, better and less toxic treatment options to the UK for children fighting neuroblastoma now. Through this, we are determined to advance science and find a cure for future generations.

 

Campaigning

We campaign and collaborate with the neuroblastoma community for the best treatment and care for children in the UK.

 

Our history

Solving Kids' Cancer started out as a foundation called the 2Simple Trust, set up in April 2006 to help a little boy called Jack Brown access a clinical trial in the USA to continue his neuroblastoma treatment. Jack had run out of treatment options here in the UK.
 
The success of Jack’s fundraising campaign saw the charity grow to help more and more families in need. Sadly, Jack passed away in 2009 but the 2Simple Trust's expansion culminated in becoming the Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance UK in September 2011, where our role soon after expanded from fundraising support for families to encompass broader family support, plus funding for cutting edge research.
 
In 2015, years of interaction, sharing resources and working together on research projects with the New York charity, Solving Kids’ Cancer, saw us change our name to Solving Kids’ Cancer (Europe).
 
In recent years we became the first charity to ever successfully appeal a NICE decision and subsequently led a coalition of 13 other charities to campaign for the approval of immunotherapy treatment for children affected by neuroblastoma in the UK.

 

Our five-year strategy

Following a comprehensive review of our direction and activities in 2017, Solving Kids' Cancer has produced a five-year blueprint for its work.
 
The charity focused its efforts on improving the lives of children and families affected by the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.
 
Along with the vision and mission above, the following priorities were agreed:

Strengthen governance to successfully deliver the charity's mission.
Engage and inspire long-term public support in the charity and fight against neuroblastoma.
Review and enhance the charity's support offerings.
Facilitate access to the best available treatments and most promising clinical trials.
Support and enable best-in-class clinical research, accessible in the UK.
Harness the combined power and resources of the neuroblastoma community to most effectively advocate for, and work in support of, children and their families.

 
 

 

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Barnardo's

 
Barnardo's
 

What we do

We protect, support and nurture the UK's most vulnerable children.

We help hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers via our 1000+ services across the UK.

We help children through the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation.

We provide support for young people in care – and we don’t forget about them when they leave the care system.

We give children caring for a loved one the help and support they deserve.

 

And that’s not all. Our specialist workers support families through domestic abuse, mental health problems, prison sentences, asylum seeking and much more.

 

We also amplify the voices of young people to influence Government on the issues that affect their lives, fighting their corner and making sure their voices are heard.

 

The scale of what we do may be big and complex, but our aim is simple – to provide the best outcome for every child, no matter who they are or what they have been through.

 

 

 

For many years we have operated a now well-established Special Needs Programme. This includes about 40 visits a year from schools serving the needs of children suffering from a range of disabilities – physical and emotional – plus severe to moderate learning difficulties. More than 600 of these handicapped and frequently difficult children visit us each year.

 

At Arundel we have time to concentrate on the young. We would be so grateful if you would help us to help them.

 
 

 

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St Martins In The Field

 
St Martins In The Field
 

About us

The St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity helps homeless and vulnerably housed people. We are best known for our annual BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal with St Martin-in-the-Fields. The money we raise directly supports people through The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields and across the UK through the Vicar’s Relief Fund (VRF) and the Frontline Network.
 
For over 90 years the BBC and St Martin-in-the-Fields have partnered to raise support from Radio 4 listeners to help homeless and vulnerably housed people. In the last two years the Appeal has raised over £5 million. The money we raise directly supports people through The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields and across the UK through the Vicar’s Relief Fund (VRF) and the Frontline Network.
 

Vicar’s Relief Fund

The Vicar’s Relief Fund helps homeless and vulnerably housed people through small-sum, rapid response grants to prevent eviction, access accommodation or set up home. The average size of grant is £250, with grant requests usually processed within 1-3 days. Grants are given to individuals across the UK through frontline workers.
 
We will provide grants for:

Preventing eviction – Rent arrears, service charge arrears, Debt Relief Orders and bankruptcy fees or money to pay for a hoarding clean up.

Accessing accommodation – Rent deposits, rent in advance, admin fees, ID, or temporary accommodation costs.

Setting up home – Household goods or moving costs.

 

St Martin’s Frontline Network

The St Martin’s Frontline Network exists to harness the ideas, energy and experience of those at the frontline working with homeless and vulnerably housed people. We do this by building relationships, sharing best practice, developing solutions and communicating the experience and views of the frontline.
 
The Frontline Network is based on the recognition that frontline workers are a key asset in tackling homeless and housing issues in the UK, and yet they can often be under-resourced in their organisations and their voices unheard by key decision-makers.
 
Aims of the Frontline Network:

Create a space for frontline workers to share experience and expertise.

Provide resources for frontline workers which enable them to reach better outcomes for their clients.

Highlight best practice within the sector.

Ensure the voices of frontline workers are heard by funders and decision-makers.

 
We develop partnerships with other organisations to deliver local events for frontline workers. These focus on building links between people and services, to share best practice, expertise and experience on common issues. The Network also operates at a national level through the website www.frontlinenetwork.org.uk to provide free resources including a Forum and Ideas Board, to fund innovative, creative solutions from the frontline.
 

The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields

The Connection is London’s busiest homelessness charity supporting people away from the streets through specialist services including: a day and night centre, street outreach, help finding employment, specialist mental health and addiction support.
 
Our address is:
 
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 4JJ
United Kingdom

Telephone 020 7766 5521
Email info@stmartinscharity.org
 
 

 

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Refuge

 
Refuge
 

Our history

Refuge opened the world’s first safe house for women and children escaping domestic violence in Chiswick, West London, in 1971.
 
Women and children flocked to our doors because, for the first time, someone was saying it was wrong to beat your partner. Back then, domestic violence was seen as a “private matter”, to be dealt with “behind closed doors”. Society turned a blind eye.
 
Since 1971, Refuge has led the campaign against domestic violence. We have grown to become the country’s largest single provider of specialist domestic and gender-based violence services. Now we support over 6,000 women and children on any given day.
 
 

 

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