Christmas 2018 - Charity Cards

Autistica harness the potential of cutting edge science to change and save lives. Our scientists across the UK work to transform our understanding of autism and advance new therapies and interventions that can help autistic people and their families live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

Age UK is dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life by providing vital services to support, inspire and enable older people.

Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity. Each year they support over 9,000 young people with a safe place to stay and the vital health and learning services they need to move on and live independently.

Children with Cancer UK is the nation’s leading charity dedicated to research into childhood cancer. The charity liberates visionary researchers, accelerating breakthroughs and matching extraordinary children with extraordinary research. With your help we can fight the injustice of cancer in children and keep families together for longer.

The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres,treating over 44,000 patients a year with one of the world’s largest radiotherapy departments and the UK’s largest chemotherapy unit. The Christie charity supports the work of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust through its fundraising activities, and delivers projects, equipment and improvements that are over and above what the NHS funds.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains dogs that help deaf people leave behind loneliness and lead their lives to the full, through constant, lifelong companionship. Equally as important, they help by alerting deaf people to crucial sounds like the smoke alarm, and everyday sounds such as the doorbell. This combination of practical assistance and faithful friendship is completely life-changing.

The Honeypot Children’s Charity provides respite holidays and on-going outreach support to young carers and vulnerable children. Their vision is for every child to make the most of their one chance at childhood. Honeypot gives them a break from the demanding and stressful responsibilities at home and provides a safe and nurturing environment in which to develop their full potential. The children who visit Honeypot are aged 5-12 years and have experienced a variety of challenges in their lives. They offer a programme which includes an annual respite break at one of their two beautiful houses; one situated in Hampshire and the other in mid-Wales. In addition they provide outreach support as well as Christmas and birthday cards and presents.

KIDS is a national charity that transforms the lives of disabled children, young people and their families. Our aim is for all disabled children to be able to realise their aspirations and be part of an inclusive society. We support over 13,500 disabled children and young people aged 0-25 with life-changing educational, leisure, respite and skill development programmes, whilst also offering practical advice and support to their families. Thank you for helping us to continue our vital work.

We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Today. Now. We’re on your doorstep, on the end of a phone or online. Whether you’re stressed, depressed, or in crisis. We’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner. And we’ll push for a better deal and respect for everyone experiencing a mental health problem.

The MS Trust is a UK charity dedicated to making life better for people living with multiple sclerosis. We provide trusted information to help people with MS live the best life possible; train and educate MS health professionals to offer the best care and fund MS nurses in the areas of greatest need. Our information is free so we rely on donations, fundraising and gifts in wills to fund our services and are extremely grateful for your support.

Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people. We support thousands of people in our own centres and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals. When delivered by a trained practitioner, music therapy can be used to support people living with a wide range of needs. It can help a child with autism to communicate, reduce anxiety for those living with dementia or provide comfort and celebrate the life of someone facing terminal illness. Music therapy can be life-changing for so many people. By buying this card, you are helping to change lives through music.

Place2Be is the UK’s leading children’s mental health charity working with schools. We provide emotional support to children and families, supporting them through difficult times. We also provide expert training to professionals and schools.

Rainbow Trust supports seriously ill children and their families. When serious illness affects a child, family life is turned upside down and time becomes more precious than ever. Rainbow Trust pairs each family with a dedicated expert Family Support Worker to help them face and make the most of each new day.

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. We are here for every person who faces communication barriers in a world that relies on being able to see and hear well to be connected. Our flexible and personalised services empower people to communicate and express themselves – be it through speech or sign, touch or movement, gesture or sound, art or dance. We support children, young people and adults in their home, in the community and at our centres, in their education and transition to adulthood and through our holidays, arts, sport and wellbeing programmes. We also offer practical help and support to families and carers, including information, advice, short breaks and family events.

Sightsavers works in more than 30 countries around the world to prevent avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for people with visual impairment and other disabilities. 36 million people in the world are blind, but 80 per cent of this could be prevented or cured, often with straightforward, cost-effective treatment.

Terrence Higgins Trust is the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity. Founded in 1982 when Terry Higgins became one of the first people in the UK to die with AIDS, Terrence Higgins Trust has been at the forefront of raising awareness of the epidemic. It provides services for people living with and affected by HIV and promotes good sexual health

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.