The National Trust

The biggest conservation charity in Europe, the National Trust promotes and preserves areas of historic interest and natural beauty. Founded in 1895 and covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the National Trust looks after heritage spaces including houses, parks and castles, countryside and coastlines. Covering 250,000 hectares of land and 780 miles of coastline, manyContinue reading “The National Trust”

MND Association

MND Association works to improve access to care for people living with Motor Neurone Disease in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, alongside campaigning for those living with MND and supporting research into the illness. Formed in 1979, MND Association provides information and practical support for people living with Motor Neurone Disease, as well as theirContinue reading “MND Association”

Borne 

Borne is a UK charity dedicated to researching premature birth and improving frontline medical care. Based in London, Borne supports and funds scientific research into premature birth and fosters interdisciplinary collaboration between medical teams, with the aim of improving front line medical care and ending premature birth. It works with obstetricians and midwives and runsContinue reading “Borne “

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity provides specialist nurses and support for seriously ill children living with complex, lifelong conditions. The charity works in partnership with the NHS to help ensure that children and families have the care and support they need. This includes improving the healthcare outcomes and resilience of children and families, with aContinue reading “Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity”

Head Up!

Head Up! offers advice and support regarding higher education access to young people who are neurodivergent or live with disabilities, physical or mental health conditions or specific learning difficulties. Founded and run by university students, Head Up! offers information, resources and mentoring, aimed at improving higher education access, to young people living with disabilities, learningContinue reading “Head Up!”

The LUNA Project

Based in Glasgow, the LUNA Project is a charity that supports and raises awareness of young people with long-term health conditions and disabilities. ‘LUNA’ stands for ‘Learning to Understand Needs and Abilities.’ Founded in 2019 by young people for young people, The LUNA Project aims to facilitate support for those living with long term illnessesContinue reading “The LUNA Project”

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support is a UK charity providing education and support for cancer patients and their families. It campaigns on cancer-related issues and provides information about cancer to those affected by it. Founded in 1911 as the Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer, Macmillan provides advice about different types of cancer, available treatments,Continue reading “Macmillan Cancer Support”

HARP

HARP is the leading Southend-on-Sea charity helping local people overcome homelessness for good. HARP provides essential services and long-term solutions to support local people taking steps to overcome homelessness. On average, HARP helps over 1,000 people in the greater Southend area, who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness every year, and currently provideContinue reading “HARP”

Age Concern Southend

Age Concern Southend is an independent charity providing support to elderly people in the Southend area. Please note: This entry refers solely to the local Southend-on-Sea branch of Age Concern / Age UK, and not the national charity Age UK. Age Concern Southend began in 1974 as Southend Older People’s Welfare and have been helpingContinue reading “Age Concern Southend”

The Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust is a UK charity providing emergency food and support to people dealing with poverty. The Trussell Trust supports a UK-wide network of food banks, providing emergency food and support for those dealing with poverty. It campaigns for change to end the need for food banks. How You Can Help Time: Various andContinue reading “The Trussell Trust”

Show Racism the Red Card

Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity, established in 1996. Show Racism the Red Card provides educational workshops, training sessions and more to tackle racism in British society. The charity utilises the status of football and football players to publicise its message. It delivers training to over 50,000 individuals eachContinue reading “Show Racism the Red Card”

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross is the British branch of the Red Cross, a humanitarian network providing crisis relief in the UK and globally. Internationally, the British Red Cross provides support for those caught up in conflict, famine, natural disasters and those living in refugee camps. In the UK, they provide help for refugees and asylumContinue reading “British Red Cross”