Action on Addiction provides life-saving treatment to individuals and families affected by addiction. Our mission is to offer more individuals, families and communities the chance of help, hope and freedom from addiction.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity, focused on addressing the growing dementia crisis from all sides. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
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.
Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity. Each year they support over 15,000 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 and accelerates breakthroughs so that more children with cancer can ring the end of treatment bell. With your help we can fight the injustice of cancer in children and keep families together for longer.
Around 350 babies are born with craniosynostosis in the UK every year. Craniosynostosis occurs when a baby’s skull bones fuse together too early and can cause problems with brain and skull development. Headlines provides vital support to families affected by craniosynostosis and other rare craniofacial conditions.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains dogs that help deaf people leave loneliness behind and reconnect with life. The charity trains its clever dogs to alert deaf people to important and life-saving sounds such as the smoke alarm, intruder alarm, oven timer and alarm clock. Equally as important, hearing dogs provide constant companionship and emotional support to their deaf partners, which is completely life-changing.
The Honeypot Children’s Charity is the only UK charity that provides ongoing annual Respite and Learning Breaks to young carers across the UK, ages 5-12. Honeypot children are the main carers in their households that look after a disabled or severely ill parent and often this care extends to any younger siblings too. Honeypot provides these children with a safe and nurturing environment in which to develop their full potential and gives the children a break from their demanding and stressful home lives. The breaks take place at one of our two beautiful houses; one situated in Hampshire and the other in mid-Wales. Every Honeypot child will receive a Christmas present and birthday card as well as ongoing Outreach support during their Honeypot journey.
Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and palliative care. We work to ensure all adults and children living with a terminal or life shortening illness receive the care and support they need, when they need it. We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, where they are or why they are ill, should receive the best possible care at the end of their life. Hospice care transforms lives.
The Huntington's Disease Association is the only organisation across England and Wales offering support to people affected by Huntington's disease. Huntington's disease is a life-limiting, genetic disorder that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. This leads to symptoms affecting three main areas, movement, behaviour and cognition. Through our work we offer practical advice and support, training to health and social care professionals and fund research into the disease. We want a better life for anyone affected by Huntington's disease.
Since 1970, KIDS has been transforming the lives of children, young people and their families. We support over 15,000 disabled children across England with life-changing educational, leisure, respite and development programmes, whilst helping the families to thrive, not just survive. Our aim is for all disabled children to be able to realise their aspirations. 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.
Nordoff Robbins is the largest music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to enriching the lives of people affected by life limiting illness, isolation or disability. Our expert music therapists help children with autism speak for the first time, people with dementia reconnect with family members and give those living with mental health problems moments of genuine calm and peace. We support thousands of people through our centres in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Scotland and also work in schools, care homes, and hospitals around the country.
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.
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 75 per cent of this could be prevented or cured, often with straightforward, cost-effective treatment.
The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation is the world's first foundation dedicated to raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying by connecting communities and raising funds to support those doing real-world work to eradicate bullying.
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.