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Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the leading funder of cancer research in the UK

Web - http://www.cancerresearchuk.org

Cancer Research UK

Royal National Society for the Deaf

RNID is the largest charity working to change the world for the UK’s 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people.

They do this with the help of their members, by campaigning and lobbying, raising awareness of deafness and hearing loss, providing services and through social, medical and technical research.

Their vision is a world where deafness and hearing loss are not barriers to opportunity and fulfilment.

Web - http://www.rnid.org.uk


Royal National Society for the Blind

The RNIB are the UK’s leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight loss.

Our pioneering work helps anyone with a sight problem – not just with braille and Talking Books, but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.

Our projects such as Talk and Support and Parents’ Place make a difference to people’s lives. We need your support to fund our vital work. As a charity we rely on your generosity.

People are still losing their sight unnecessarily. We campaign to eliminate avoidable sight loss and support research into the causes and latest treatments of eye disease.

Web - http://www.rnib.org.uk


Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.

They have over 170,000 members and work for people with diabetes, their carers, family and friends. We represent the interests of all people with diabetes by lobbying the government for better standards of care and the best quality of life.

Web - http://www.diabetes.org.uk

Diabetes UK

Motor Neurones Association

The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association is the only national organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to the support of people with MND and those who care for them.

Web - http://www.mndassociation.org



Scope is a UK disability organisation whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. One in 400 children born in the UK has cerebral palsy.

Web - http://www.scope.org.uk


Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the only UK charity focusing on all muscular dystrophies and related muscle diseases. More than 60,000 people in the UK are affected.

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has pioneered the search for treatments and cures for nearly 50 years, and are dedicated to improving the lives of all those people affected. We rely almost entirely on voluntary donations to fund our groundbreaking and vital work.

Web - http://www.muscular-dystrophy.org

Muscular Dystrophy Campiagn

The Stroke Association

The Stroke Association is the only UK wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. It funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its Rehabilitation and Support Services. These include Communication Support, Family and Carer Support, information services and welfare grants. We also campaign, educate and inform to increase knowledge of stroke at all levels of society, and we act as a voice for everyone affected by stroke.

The Stroke Association produces a number of publications including patient leaflets, Stroke News (a quarterly magazine) and information for health professionals.

Web - http://www.stroke.org.uk

The Stroke Association

Arthritis Care UK

Arthritis Care exists to support people with arthritis. They are the UK’s largest organisation working with and for all people who have arthritis.

They are a user led organisation which means people with arthritis are at the heart of their work – they form their membership, are involved in all of their activities and direct what they do.

Web - http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk

Arthritis Care


National Osteoporosis Society

The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in the UK.

The charity was established in 1986 and has since grown into a well respected national charity with approximately 25,000 members and over 50 members of staff.

Web - http://www.nos.org.uk

National Osteoporosis Society

Spinal Injuries Association

The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national charity for spinal cord injured people. We are unique in that we are a user led organisation with all our Trustees being spinal cord injured themselves.

Web - http://www.spinal.co.uk

spinal injuries association

British Lung Foundation

One person in seven in the UK is affected by a lung disease. Whether it's mild asthma or lung cancer, the British Lung Foundation is here for every one of them.

The British Lung Foundation supports people affected by lung disease through the individual challenges they will face. Support is the focus of many of their activities, including a nationwide network of Breathe Easy support groups.

They help people to understand their condition. They do this by providing comprehensive and clear information on paper, on the web and on the telephone.

The foundation also works for positive change in lung health by campaigning, raising awareness and funding world-class research.

Web - http://www.lunguk.org

British Lung Foundation

Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion safeguards the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces. They are one of the UK’s largest membership organisations and recognised as custodians of Remembrance. They also run the annual Poppy Appeal.

Web - http://www.britishlegion.org.uk

Royal British Legion

British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation was founded in 1961 by a group of medical professionals who were concerned about the increasing death rate from cardiovascular disease.

Their aim was to raise money to help fund extra research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory disease.

Since then there have been vital major advances in the treatment and prevention of heart disease.

In 1986, the BHF become more involved in public education, and in 1990 moved into rehabilitation.

Heart surgery is now commonplace and thousands of people are healthier and live longer thanks to new drugs.

The BHF plays a vital role in funding pioneering heart research in the UK, which in turn has an huge impact around the world.

Many of today's new drugs and treatments might never have been possible without the existence of the BHF.

Web – http://www.bhf.org.uk

British Heart Foundation

Help For Heroes

Help for Heroes is a British charity launched in September 2007 to help provide better facilities for wounded British servicemen and women. It was founded by Bryn Parry, a cartoonist and former member of The Royal Green Jackets, after he visited soldiers at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham. The charity was launched after a meeting with General Sir Francis Richard Dannatt KCB CBE MC, the Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army. Help for Heroes has attracted a number of high profile trustees and patrons and has the support of the Army Benevolent Fund and the Ministry of Defence. It has also attracted support from national newspapers in the United Kingdom (UK), such as The Sun and The Sunday Times who made it one of the beneficiaries of their Christmas appeal in 2007, raising a total of £674,000 for Help for Heroes.

Web – http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk

Help For Heroes

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is one of the largest, most diverse providers of social services in the UK after the Government. Founded in East London in 1865, they are now working in 115 countries worldwide. The Salvation Army also supports the work of the emergency services by providing refreshments, shelter and counselling at major incidents. Recently this has included the 7th July London bombings, the devastating hurricanes in Southern USA, and the severe floods in Carlisle and Boscastle.

Web - http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk

The Salvation Army

SSAFA - Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association

From the provision of Health and Social services, to supporting the ex-Service community; from running a confidential support line, to delivering holidays for children with additional needs. SSAFA covers a very broad spectrum of issues. They try to bring their solutions to the widest audience possible - anybody whose life has been touched by time in the Armed Forces.

Web - http://www.ssafa.org.uk


Counsel And Care

Counsel and Care is a national charity getting the best care and support for older people, their families and carers.

Web: www.counselandcare.org

Counsel + Care

Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre

The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre (MSRC) is a proactive and innovative charity, passionately committed to supporting anyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis through access to unbiased information and advice. Our approach is to encourage individuals to make choices that are appropriate to their daily lives, empowering them to maximise their potential.

 Web: www.msrc.co.uk

Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre

The Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Many of the 25,000 members have personal experience of dementia, as carers, health professionals or people with dementia themselves, and their experiences help to inform our work.

 Web: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimers logo


Age UK

The Age UK Group works to improve later life for everyone by providing life-enhancing services and vital support. Age UK has a vision

of a world in which older people flourish. We aim to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, campaigns,

products, training and research.                                                                                                              

web: www.ageuk.org.uk

Age UK


Parkinson's Society  

The Parkinson’s Society provides information and support through their UK-wide team of information and support workers and other services and support networks.
Bringing people with Parkinson's, their carers and families together via local groups and an online community. They can also provide details about different medical professionals and information on how they can help people with Parkinson's

web: www.parkinsons.org.uk

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