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Raising funds for vital breast cancer causes
Walk the Walk is passionate about encouraging women and men to become fitter and healthier and to take control of their own well-being to reduce cancers.
Walk the Walk is a grant-making charity and organiser of Power Walking events, dedicated to raising money and awareness for breast cancer. Walkers can take on their challenges wearing our trademark decorated bras!
Registered no: SC029572.
Secure your place for £22.50
Help us be there for young people who need us.
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. We’re the only charity dedicated to providing expert care and support from the moment they hear the word cancer. We treat them as young people first, cancer patients second and everything we do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival.
Registered no: 1062559.
We’re the UK’s leading charity for Crohn’s and Colitis – the two forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Right now, over 300,000 people in the UK are living with these conditions. And the real number could be almost double that.
We’re working to improve diagnosis and treatment, and to fund research into a cure; to raise awareness and to give people hope, comfort and confidence to live freer, fuller lives.
We're here for everyone affected by Crohn's and Colitis.
Registered no: 1117148.
We exist to save lives and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support.
The ultimate aim of Meningitis Now is that no-one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and families affected get the support they need. Over a 30-year history, they have invested over £12m in research, contributing to five vaccines which have saved many lives.
You can help continue their research and support services; £10 can help get over 300 signs and symptoms cards out to increase awareness or £50 could pay for an hour of counselling, providing emotional support for someone affected.
Registered no: 803016.
The leading UK charity striving to beat multiple sclerosis.
MS can develop at any age and is for life. People in the UK are most likely to get a diagnosis in their thirties, but symptoms may be noticed years before. The MS Society aim to find a cure by conducting critical research and support people with MS through their campaigning, helpline and local community groups.
£10 of funds you raise could help them support someone calling the MS Helpline or £240 could help fund a short break for someone with MS.
Registered no: 1139257.
Providing information and support to lung cancer patients.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only UK lung cancer charity dedicated to helping everyone affected by the disease.
Since 1990, when the charity was set up by Professor Ray Donnelly, we have funded millions of pounds of essential lung cancer research, looking for ways to detect the disease as early as possible and save lives.
We support everyone affected by lung cancer – from diagnosis, through treatment, living with the disease and end of life care. We raise awareness, prevent future generations from getting it and challenge the misconceptions of lung cancer. We do all this so those diagnosed can live well with lung cancer for as long as possible.
Registered no: 1046854.
We’re the Parkinson’s support and research charity. Help us find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.
Around one UK adult in every 350 is diagnosed with Parkinson's, a progressive brain condition that can affect movement, sleep, memory and mental health.
Parkinson's UK funds ground-breaking research into a cure and new treatments, campaigns for better awareness and provides support to people affected by Parkinson's.
You can help raise funds where £20 funds an hour of specialist nursing care, £48 funds a clinical researcher for two hours or £140 pays for ten helpline advisers to provide advice and information.
Registered no: 258197.
Challenging attitudes on mental health to help those affected by mental illness.
Rethink Mental Illness improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through a network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning with the goal of making sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life.
Mental health support groups and services take place all over the country. From peer to peer support, to an advice and information service, the aim is to ensure people are respected, listened to and get the right kind of support at the right time.
Let’s stamp out stigma and help people severely affected by mental illness together. Sign up to take on an event or challenge for Rethink Mental Illness.
Registered no: 271028.
Making the discoveries that defeat cancer.
The Institute of Cancer Research has a mission to make discoveries that defeat cancer, the biggest killer in the UK claiming around 160,000 lives per year. Complex to treat because its molecular make-up can evolve and adapt, the Institute is conducting research to confront this ability.
Since 2005 they have progressed ten drugs into clinical trials and had a prostate cancer drug approved by NICE. They need your help to support their ongoing world-leading research.
Registered no: 534147.
Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes.
Diabetes UK is the charity leading the fight against the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time, creating a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK - more than dementia and cancer combined. That means we need to take action now. It’s a fight that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together until we achieve our vision. Join us.
Registered no: 215199.
Offering specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for families living with dementia through our world-class Admiral Nurses.
Dementia UK's Admiral Nurses and helpline provide specialist care and support for over 50,000 people across the UK affected by dementia. It is estimated that the number of people living with dementia in the UK will rise to over one million by 2021 and their ultimate target is to have 800 Admiral Nurses across all counties of the UK offering face to face contact.
With your help £27 could pay for an Admiral Nurse for an hour or £70 could help fund a Helpline Admiral Nurse for two hours.
Registered no: 1039404.
Making a real difference to cancer patients, both now and in the future.
The Christie charity is committed to revolutionising the fight against cancer by funding world reaching research, treatment and care, education and additional support services.
Patients are at the heart of everything we do and that's why The Christie charity is committed to continually improving the patient experience. Thanks to charitable support, we are able to provide a range of enhanced services in superb facilities over and above that which can be provided from NHS funding. Furthermore, this helps us to attract world-class clinicians and scientists who wish to work at The Christie for the benefit of all our patients.
Thanks to our world-reaching cancer research and ground-breaking treatments, more and more of our patients are going to beat cancer. In fact, cancer survival ratese have doubled in the last 40 years. But much of our pioneering, life-saving work is only possible with donations from the good people of the North West and all our supporters across the UK.
With your support, we can carry our more research, give more people the very best treatment and care - and save even more lives.
Registered no: 1049751.
Beating bowel cancer together
Increasingly affecting those in their 20s and 30s, over 16,000 people in the UK die of Bowel cancer annually making it the UK’s second biggest cancer killer.
Bowel Cancer UK provides support to improve the quality of life for patients and their families, but it is a preventable and curable disease, so their ultimate vision is to save all lives through research, campaigns and education.
Just £25 raised could help campaign for improvements to the screening programme or £50 can help improve surgical techniques for bowel cancer patients.
Registered no: 1071038.
All of us against arthritis.
Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care have merged. We are now Versus Arthritis. We’re the carers, researchers, healthcare professionals, friends and fundraisers, all united in our ambition to ensure that one day, no one will have to live with the pain, fatigue and isolation that arthritis causes.
We fund breakthrough treatments, campaign relentlessly for arthritis to be seen as a priority, and support each other whenever we need it.
Registered no: 207711 / SC041146.
Care and support for people with MND, their families and carers.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord leaving people unable to walk, talk or feed themselves. It's fatal with no known cure. We fund vital research into causes, treatments and a cure, providing care and support to those affected and raise awareness of the disease throughout society.
Registered no: 294354.
No one should have to face cancer alone.
Macmillan Cancer Support wants to make sure no one has to face cancer alone. A cancer diagnosis can change everything, so we're here to help you with anything from money worries to advice about work, healthcare options to just needing someone to talk to. We're a constant source of support to people affected by cancer and their families and carers.
As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. We fund specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres to help provide cutting edge support.
We rely completely on our supporters to help us make sure that people facing the toughest fight of their lives don't have to do it alone.
Registered no: 261017.
A full life for everyone affected by epilepsy.
Epilepsy Society are the leading national epilepsy medical charity working for everyone affected by epilepsy.
Through our cutting edge research, fundraising and awareness campaigns, and expert care, we want everyone affected by epilepsy to have the best opportunity for a full life – as free from seizures as possible.
We set out to make a difference to every person affected by epilepsy whatever their background, however seriously it affects them, and whether they have the condition themselves or are close to someone with epilepsy.
Registered no: 206186.
Together we can find and fund the bold ideas that will one day cure cancer.
Since Worldwide Cancer Research was founded in 1979, research has helped double cancer survival rates in the UK. But 1 in 2 people are still rocked by a cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. For us, that's 1 in 2 too many. Cancer doesn't stand still - and neither should we.
Our solution? We believe that bold research will cure cancer, and that the first step is the most important one. That's why we back the brightest minds around the world, funding pioneering discovery research. One day, cancer will no longer be feared, and the more projects we are able to fund, the sooner that day will come.
Registered no: SC022918.
We support people with dementia in Scotland to make sure nobody faces dementia alone.
Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity providing a 24-hour helpline, dementia resource centres and advisors whilst also funding vital research. Every £9.38 raised can pay for an hour of support from their Freephone Dementia Helpline; £100 could help their Community Activity Organisers run a group like Music Memories or £880 could fund a day of dementia research.
Registered no: SC022315.
Saving more women's lives through early diagnosis and treatment.
Ovarian cancer can be devastating, but there is hope. Target Ovarian Cancer saves the lives of more women in the UK by improving early diagnosis, discovering new treatments and offering support to sufferers and their families. We want to help those diagnosed to live their lives to the full.
Registered no: 1125038.
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The UK's leading Service charity providing care and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.
The Royal British Legion is the Nation's custodian of remembrance - safeguarding the memory of those who have died for our freedom. Our annual Poppy Appeal raises funds to help those in need today. In fact, we help the whole of the Armed Forces community including serving members, veterans, their families & dependants - regardless of age. Welfare is key to everything we do as we provide care, advice & support to the Armed Forces family with the aim of improving the lives of all service people - past, present & future.
Registered no: 219279.
The UK’s leading veterinary charity, saving and protecting pets.
The PDSA has a vision of a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet; through pet ownership education, prevention of disease and carrying out operations through their 48 hospitals. Every year they deliver 2.7 million veterinary treatments, many of them life-saving.
Every £5 raised can pay for needles used in an operation or £60 could help pay towards a heated operating table.
Registered no: 208217 & SC037585.
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