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AbbeyfieldCause areas: Care / Social, Elderly, Community Services
Abbeyfield exists to make older people's lives easier and more fulfilling. Since 1956 Abbeyfield volunteers and staff have worked tirelessly to provide housing, support and companionship to older people. Committed to care and independent living for older people in around 650 houses and 80 care homes across the UK, Abbeyfield relies on legacies to continue its valuable work and to plan and build for the future. Your legacy - no matter how large - will help us ensure that older people remain at the heart of their communities for generations to come.Read more
Action on Hearing LossCause areas:
Action on Hearing Loss is the only charity in the UK that is dedicated to funding
research into hearing loss.
Hearing loss affects 10 million people in the UK and it's a growing problem. It can destroy lives, cause relationships to break down, limit employment opportunities and
accelerate the onset of dementia. But it doesn't have to be that way.
Through our pioneering biomedical research, we believe that we can find a cure during our lifetime and offer hope to future generations. 60% of our funding for thisRead more
vital research comes from legacy gifts. A gift in your will could help us continue the search for a cure and provide advice and practical support to the millions of people who are living with this devastating condition every day of their lives. Please help.
Afasic unlocking speech & languageCause areas: Disability, Children / Youth
Afasic is the UK charity supporting children and young people with speech language and communication impairments and their families. Over 1 million are affected by this hidden disability. Afasic helps to give them the opportunity to reach their true potential.Read more
Africa Educational TrustCause areas: Overseas / International, Children / Youth, Education
The current mission of the Africa Educational Trust is to support people in Africa, regardless of age or gender, religion or physical capacity, ethnic group or displacement through conflict, where they are excluded from an appropriate education. Such support enhances access to quality education and may be provided directly to marginalised people, or indirectly through existing organisations.Read more
African Children's Educational Trust (A-CET)Cause areas: Overseas / International, Education
Award winning independent charity, run with passion by unpaid dedicated professionals through local partners, is changing the lives of thousands of disadvantaged Ethiopian youngsters, often orphans, the disabled or abandoned, through easier access to better quality education by individual scholarships and upgrading, building and furnishing rural community schools. Educate Ethiopians and help them develop Ethiopia.Read more
Alzheimer's Research UKCause areas: Medical / Research, Elderly
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. As research experts, we specialise in funding world-class, pioneering research at leading universities to find preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia. We believe science and innovation hold the key to defeating dementia and invest in the scientists learning more about the condition and its causes.
Our findings improve the lives of everyone affected by dementia now and in the future. We forge partnerships with Government and other key organisations to make dementia research a national priority.
We encourage everyone to join us in supporting research and achieving a world free from dementia.Read more
Alzheimer's SocietyCause areas: Medical / Research, Elderly
We are the leading care and research charity for people with dementia and their carers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and provide expert care, information and support. We campaign and lobby for fairer and better treatment. We are carrying out vital research that could one day lead to a cure. Our ultimate aim is to defeat dementia.Read more
Amber FoundationCause areas: Children / Youth, Homelessness
Amber is unique in its approach to helping unemployed, homeless young people gain the confidence, self esteem and skills they need to enter employment, college and their own accommodation. Our residential centres in Devon, Wiltshire and Surrey provide the space, time, guidance and support young people on the edge of society need to prepare for independent living.Read more
Ambulance Services Benevolent FundCause areas: Disability, Crisis / Rescue
The Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund was established in 1986. The Trustees are all volunteers and provide assistance to both serving and retired ambulance personnel in a variety of distressing circumstances, many arising from the stressful and demanding incidents they are called to deal with on a daily basis.Read more
AMREF UKCause areas: Overseas / International, Children / Youth
Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, AMREF is a truly African organisation whose vision is lasting health change in Africa. AMREF provides health care to Africa’s most marginalised and vulnerable communities in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Senegal and South Africa.
We believe that the power for health change lies within Africa's communities.
We ensure that communities have the knowledge, skills and means to maintain their good health and break the cycle of poor health and poverty. We:
- Support communities others cannot or do not reach
- Create better conditions for health, and nurturing the hidden but real energies within communities
Animal Welfare FoundationCause areas: Animals - wild, Animals - domestic, Grant making
AWF was founded 1983 with a generous legacy from Colleen Macleod to improve the welfare of all animals through veterinary science, education and debate. Set up and run by qualified vets who, concerned about a whole raft of issues concerning animal welfare, have a vision of alleviating unnecessary pain and suffering in all animals including pets, farm animals and wild animals.
AWF works across four areas – supporting research, veterinary education, stimulating debate across the veterinary profession on animal welfare issues and providing advice for pet owners.
We seek to deliver practical solutions to animal welfare issues.Read more
Anxiety UKCause areas: Health
Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy. We work regularly with external agencies and healthcare professionals to improve services for those living with anxiety disorders. We also campaign to raise awareness of anxiety disorders.Read more
Arthritis Research UKCause areas: Medical / Research, Elderly
Arthritis Research UK is the charity dedicated to leading the fight against arthritis. We are the biggest funder of research into the cause, treatment and cure of all forms of arthritis. More than 1 in 6 people of all ages struggle with arthritis every day and it is the biggest cause of pain and disability in the UK.
Gifts included in wills are vital to ensure that we can continue helping people who suffer from arthritis, as they fund almost half of our work. With your help we can take the pain away from people with arthritis and enables people to remain active, doing the things they love.
Asthma UKCause areas: Medical / Research, Information / Advice, Health
Over five million people in the UK have asthma. That's one person in every eleven who can't take breathing for granted. Asthma UK works together with healthcare professionals, researchers and people with asthma to develop and share expertise to increase our understanding and reduce the potentially life-threatening effects of asthma on lives. We fund ground-breaking research into identifying the causes of asthma, provide essential services like the Asthma UK Adviceline (0800 121 62 44) and campaign on issues that impact on the lives of those affected by asthma. Our vision is: control over asthma today, freedom from asthma tomorrow.Read more
Asthma, Allergy & Inflammation ResearchCause areas: Medical / Research, Science, Health
The UK has the highest prevalence of asthma in the world and 15% of 13-14 year olds have symptoms. Approximately 40% of the population has an allergic tendency.
The AAIR Charityfunds research into all respiratory disease and allergic conditions. AAIR is run by volunteers and most of the funds donated and raised by AAIR, go towards research.
Southampton University Medicine is one of the world's leading research centres with up to 140 staff and students working towards the cure, management and treatment of these debilitating respiratory conditions.
We welcome donations and visitors by arrangement.Read more
Asylum AidCause areas: Homelessness, Information / Advice, Human Rights
Asylum Aid is an independent, national charity working to secure protection for people seeking refuge in the UK from persecution and human rights abuses abroad.Read more
We provide free legal advice and representation to the most vulnerable and excluded asylum seekers, and lobby and campaign for an asylum system based on inviolable human rights principles.
Awards for Young MusiciansCause areas: The Arts, Children / Youth
We believe that all musically talented young people should have the opportunity to develop that talent – not just those from well off families. That’s why we’re here – to help young people with exceptional ability from lower income backgrounds. Many of these young musicians are struggling to meet the prohibitive costs of funding their gift. Our job is to ensure that they can continue to make music, by providing vital financial backing and supplying the opportunities that gives them the confidence to progress.Read more
Battersea Dogs & Cats HomeCause areas: Animals - domesticRead more
Beanstalk (Volunteer Reading Help)Cause areas: Children / Youth, Education
Beanstalk is a national literacy charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers to work in primary schools with children who have fallen behind with their reading. Our vision is a nation of confident children who can read and grow up to lead successful lives.
Beanstalk reading helpers work with children on a one-to-one basis, giving them their full attention and support to improve reading levels, increase overall confidence and inspire a lifelong love of reading. With Beanstalk's support the child's approach to learning and enjoying reading is often transformed.Read more
bibic - changing children's livesCause areas: Disability, Children / Youth
bibic transforms the lives of disabled children by empowering families with the skills, strategies and techniques they need to help their child to develop and reach their full potential. We work with children who have a brain-related condition or learning disability which can include cerebral palsy, autism, dyslexia and Down’s syndrome. We help families to achieve things that they never thought possible – a child’s first steps, learning to play with friends, their first words: even something as simple as being able to laugh or smile.Read more
Birmingham Royal BalletCause areas: The Arts, Children / Youth
Birmingham Royal Ballet aims to inspire audiences with work that is entertaining, relevant, exciting and technically excellent. We are committed to inclusion and access as ballet, dance and music are art-forms that everyone can experience, participate in and enjoy. We achieve this by creating and presenting ballets, nurturing and developing dance talent, and encouraging local communities to participate in ballet.Read more
Born Free FoundationCause areas: Animals - wild, Education, Environment / Conservation
The Born Free Foundation is an international wildlife charity founded by Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers following their starring roles in the classic film Born Free. Today, led by their son Will Travers, the Foundation is devoted to wild animal welfare and compassionate conservation, working to save animal lives, stop suffering, rescue individuals and protect rare species. Our charity is determined to end captive animal exploitation, phase out zoos and keep wildlife in the wild. We takes action for lions, elephants. gorillas, tigers, wolves, bears, dolphins, turtles and much more. Born Free works with local people to find solutions to help people and wildlife live together without conflict.Read more
Brain Tumour ResearchCause areas: Medical / Research, Health
Brain Tumour Research was launched specifically to raise substantial funds for brain tumour research.
In the UK more children and people under the age of 40 die of a brain tumour than any other cancer – yet brain tumour research is woefully under-funded!
We aim to change that bringing better hope and care to thousands of brain tumour patients and their families through raising at least £7million per year to fund world class brain tumour research programmes and projects at UK universities where brain tumour research is already established. This will accelerate progress significantly, making a clinical difference and improving outcomes.Read more
Bread and Water for Africa UKCause areas: Overseas / International, Religion
Bread and Water for Africa UK was founded to support and strengthen grassroots organisations across Africa. Over the years, we have identified 11 community programmes in Kenya, Ethiopia, Burundi, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Mozambique, founded by driven and innovative leaders that address key problems within their respective communities. Together with these partners, we are working to give communities the tools and resources they need to help themselves. Bread and Water for Africa UK provides support for projects aimed at improving health care, orphan care, agricultural development, education and vocational training, clean water access and income generation.Read more
Breakthrough Breast CancerCause areas: Medical / Research, Health
Breakthrough Breast Cancer is a pioneering charity dedicated to the prevention, treatment and ultimate eradication of breast cancer. We fight on three fronts: research, campaigning and education. Our aim is to bring together the best minds and rally the support of all those whose lives have been, or may one day be, affected by the disease. The result will save lives and change futures - by removing the fear of breast cancer for good.Read more
British Heart FoundationCause areas: Medical / Research, Health
Our vision is of a world where people do not die prematurely from heart and circulatory disease, the UK’s biggest killer. We’re dedicated to keeping vulnerable hearts beating and do this by funding pioneering research and providing vital patient care, support and information. Every day we are able to help many people because someone kindly thought of us at the time that they made their Will, resulting in countless lives being saved and improved. By leaving a legacy to the BHF, your special gift would become a permanent gift of hope to future generations. Thank you.Read more
British Homeopathic AssociationCause areas: Medical / Research, Animals - domestic, Information / Advice
The British Homeopathic Association promotes homeopathy practised by conventional doctors, vets and other statutory healthcare professionals for the benefit and safety of all patients. We provide information to the public, fund research, enable the education of doctors, vets, nurses, pharmacists and other professionals, and promote access to homeopathy. Our aim is to see homeopathy fully integrated into the healthcare system and available as a treatment choice for every woman, man, child and animal.Read more
British Red CrossCause areas: Overseas / International, Crisis / Rescue, Care / Social
We have been helping people in crisis for over 140 years, whoever and wherever they are. Across the world, we provide emergency supplies and medical assistance to those in need following conflict or natural disaster. We respond within hours and stay long afterwards to help communities recover and cope better in the future. In the UK, we help vulnerable people by providing medical equipment, transport and care in the home. We train over 120,000 first aiders every year and our volunteers support the emergency services whenever disaster occurs. Please help safeguard our life-saving work with a gift in your Will.Read more
British School of Osteopathy
Cancer Research UKCause areas: Medical / Research, Information / Advice, Health
Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. The groundbreaking work of our scientists, doctors and nurses is funded entirely by generous supporters, many of whom choose to remember our work when they write or amend their Will. More than a third of our vital work is funded by legacies, and gifts of this kind have helped to save hundreds of thousands of lives. Our commitment is to continue this progress and help more people survive the disease in the future. If you would like to help us beat cancer by considering a gift in your Will, please visit our website and request an information pack.Read more
Cats ProtectionCause areas: Animals - domestic
Cats Protection is the UK’s largest feline welfare charity. Every year we help more than 200,000 cats and kittens through the tireless work of our network of 29 adoption centres, 1 rehoming centre and more than 250 volunteer run branches located throughout the UK.
We focus on the three key areas of homing, neutering and education as we work towards our vision of a world where every cat is treated with kindness and understanding of its needs.
We never put a healthy cat to sleep, and we rely entirely on the generosity and support of the general public.Read more
Chichester Cathedral Restoration & Development TrustCause areas: Heritage, Religion
The Trust's Objectives are to restore the fabric of Chichester Cathedral and, alongside its spiritual purpose, to develop its use for the arts and as a contemporary resource for the community.Read more
Christian AidCause areas: Overseas / InternationalRead more
Citizens AdviceCause areas: Community Services, Information / Advice
The Citizens Advice service helps people to resolve their problems and take control of their lives. As the UK's largest advice provider it is equipped to deal with any issue from debt and employment to consumer and housing plus everything in between. This advice and support is available to anyone, free of charge.
In the last year alone the Citizens Advice service helped over 2 million people with 7 million problems. But it's not just here from times of crisis, it also uses clients' stories anonymously to campaign for policy changes that benefit the population as a whole.Read more
Combat Stress (Ex Services Mental Welfare Society)Cause areas: Disability, Medical / Research, Care / Social
Combat Stress provides effective clinical treatment and welfare support to veterans of the British Armed Forces and Merchant Navy who suffer from mental health problems attributable in whole or part to their service, in order to enable them to maximise their mental, physical and social capabilities.
Intervention is based on the assessed psychological, social and welfare needs of the individual. Using a multidisciplinary, holistic approach through short-term residential clinical treatment and support services in the community clinical interventions range from brief therapy to chronic disease management.Read more
Contact the ElderlyCause areas: Care / Social, Elderly, Community Services
Contact the Elderly organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for people over 75 who live alone with little or no support from family and friends. One Sunday afternoon a month volunteers use their car to take older members to and from a volunteer host’s home for tea, cake and companionship. Our hosts take it in turn to welcome the small group of older people and volunteer drivers into their home for a few hours. These Sunday afternoon tea parties are a lifeline of friendship bringing older people and volunteers together for an afternoon of stories, laughter and conversation.Read more
CoramCause areas: Children / Youth, Care / Social
Coram Family promotes resilience in vulnerable children and young people enabling them to take responsibility for their own lives and achieve their full potential. We have been caring for children since 1739.Read more
CORDA: Preventing heart disease and strokeCause areas: Medical / ResearchCORDA supports high quality clinical research into the prevention of cardiovascular disease (heart attacks and strokes)through development and application of safe and painless non-invasive methods.Read more
Diabetes UKCause areas: Medical / Research, Care / Social, Health
Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes. There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK with diabetes, including an estimated 850,000 people who have Type 2 diabetes but do not know it.
- We fund pioneering research into care, cure and prevention for all types of diabetes.
- We help people manage their diabetes by providing advice and support.
- We campaign with people with diabetes and with healthcare professionals to improve the quality of care across the UK’s health services.
Dimbleby Cancer CareCause areas: Medical / Research, Care / Social, Health
Dimbleby Cancer Care is a charity dedicated to the support and care of people affected by cancer. It provides information, financial advice, counselling and psychological care, support groups and complementary therapies. People can now survive cancer for much longer, yet life after treatment can still pose problems. Dimbleby Cancer Care's Research Fund was established to meet these challenges, and makes available up to £500,000 each year for senior specialists throughout the UK to test and improve existing support services; improve psychosocial care for patients and their families; and to ensure better continuity of care for all those affected by cancer.Read more
Disability Rights UK
Dogs for the DisabledCause areas: Disability, Animals - domestic, Children / Youth
The bond between people and dogs is very special. A dog can make us smile when we are feeling down, keep us fit and active, and can break the ice when we are meeting new people.
Since 1988 Dogs for the Disabled has been building on this special relationship by providing trained assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities and for families with a child with autism.
Through practical tasks our dogs offer freedom and independence, but an assistance dog also becomes a reason to go out, offering the confidence to undertake new opportunities including friendships, education and even careers.Read more
Dogs TrustCause areas: Animals - domestic
Dogs Trust is the UK's largest dog welfare charity. Every year we care for around 16,000 stray and abandoned dogs at our nationwide network of 17 rehoming centres. We never destroy a healthy dog. We also promote dog welfare through educational, neutering and lobbying campaigns.Read more
Dyslexia ActionCause areas: Children / Youth, Education
Dyslexia Action improves lives through education by providing a range of services for people of all ages who have dyslexia and struggle with literacy. These include assessments, teaching, training, resources and awareness raising.Read more
East ParkCause areas: Disability, Children / Youth, Care / Social
East Park strives to provide excellent, person centred residential care and education to young people between the ages of 5 and 25 with complex additional support needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and physical and sensory impairments. With the young person at the centre, our work focuses on seeking innovative, personalised approaches enabling each individual to reach his or her maximum potential.Read more
English Touring OperaCause areas: Disability, The Arts, Children / Youth
English Touring Opera goes further than any other company to bring the power of live opera to communities across the UK.
We tour high quality productions from Perth to Truro, maintaining affordable ticket prices.
Our mainstage productions are complemented by an award winning programme of education and outreach work. This includes taking specially written operas into schools, touring multi-sensory operas for children with learning disabilities, and delivering projects to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers.
Throughout all of our work we aim to nurture the next generation of singers, designers, directors and conductors.Read more
Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens
FULFIL THE WISHCause areas: Disability, Children / Youth, Sport
Fulfil the Wish a a charity that help children and young people living with lifelong disabilities and complex health needs,
From the magic of Disneyland to the thrill of the zip wire our varied range of group holidays, days out and activities not only offer fun and enjoyment but also offer opportunity to make new and lasting friends
Children of varing physical abilities are able to share experiences on equal terms and families can enjoy quality time together supported by an experienced team of vomunteers.Read more
Garvald EdinburghCause areas: Disability, The Arts, Care / Social
Garvald Edinburgh is a Scottish charity offering creative opportunities and support for people with learning disabilities since 1969. We currently support 140 people with learning disabilities through training workshops where craft, catering and artistic skills are learned, as well as accommodation through supported tenancies and community housing. Many of the people we support have multiple disabilities and additional needs, requiring one-to-one support. Our work is inspired by the ideas of Rudolf Steiner - of key importance is the recognition of the unique contribution each person makes to the wider community whatever their apparent disability.Read more
GingerbreadCause areas: Care / Social, Information / Advice
Gingerbread is the national charity working with single parent families. With over 90 years of campaigning and service-delivery expertise, we work with single parents to understand the particular challenges they face and to ensure that their needs are met. We provide expert information and advice, membership and training opportunities, and campaign against poverty, disadvantage and stigma.Read more
Guide DogsCause areas: Disability, Medical / Research, Animals - domestic
We provide guide dogs, mobility and rehabilitation services to blind and partially-sighted people. Two out of three guide dogs are paid for by gifts in Wills. "When my wife Jeanette passed on, she left a gift in her will to support two guide dog puppies, including Buster. I met Buster and his owner Tony and could see just what a worthwhile thing my wife had done, which is why I'm going to do the same." Mr Jenkins, Guide Dog pledgerRead more
Handicap International UKCause areas: Disability, Overseas / International
Handicap International is an international development organisation focusing on issues around disability and inclusion. We work alongside disabled people to provide long-term support and emergency relief. Our activities include rehabilitation, support for inclusion in all aspects of daily life, and the elimination of preventable causes of disability, such as landmines and cluster munitions. Our vision is of a world where all disabled people can fullly access and exercise their human rights.Read more
Hearing Dogs for Deaf PeopleCause areas: Disability, Animals - domestic
To offer greater independence confidence and security to deaf people by providing dogs trained to alert them to chosen everyday sounds. Homepage image shows 11 year old Elizabeth and her 'team' hearing dog, RussRead more
Help the HomelessCause areas: Homelessness, Grant making
Help the Homeless was founded in 1975 with the principal aim of supporting the care and treatment of the single homeless. The reasons for people being homeless vary enormously, but may include ill-health, those who are discharged offenders, drug and drink addicts or other adverse circumstances in their lives such as mental illness. Homelessness is not just about the people that the public sees and thinks about - principally "rough sleepers" living on the streets - but the whole range of people who lack a home. We financially support hostels, drop-in centres and the like with small (and occasionally large) grants especially those organisations who seek to prepare people to take their place once more in society by becoming less dependent on charitable or State funding.Read more
Hughes Syndrome FoundationCause areas: Medical / Research, Health
Hughes syndrome is a medical condition in which there is a tendency for the blood to clot. It causes migraines, memory loss, dizziness, strokes, heart attacks, and blood clots in the arms/legs and lungs - all of which are potentially fatal. It is also theRead more
leading treatable cause of recurrent miscarriage and other pregnancy problems
including pre-eclampsia and still birth. The HSF aims to save and improve the lives of those affected by Hughes syndrome by achieving earlier diagnosis and improved treatment for patients.
Humane Slaughter Association (HSA)Cause areas: Animals - domestic, Education, Information / Advice
Caring for food animals beyond the farm gate. The HSA, established in 1911, is an independent charity that works to achieve the highest worldwide standards of welfare for food animals in markets, during transport and at slaughter through scientific and technical advances, education, training and advisory services for all those concerned with food animal welfare.Read more
I CANCause areas: Disability, Children / Youth
I CAN's vision is a society in which all children have the speech, language and communication skills to learn, achieve and make friends. I CAN works to support the development of speech, language and communication skills in all children with a special focus on those who find it hard. We do this through a network of specialist nurseries, schools and assessment centres as well as advising parents and training teachers and mainstream schools.Read more
Independent AgeCause areas: Care / Social, Elderly, Information / Advice
Independent Age is a growing charity empowering thousands of older people across the UK and Ireland to live more fulfilling lives. Founded 150 years ago, we are an established voice for older people and their families, committed to making a positive impact through the ‘ABC’ of advice, befriending and campaigning.
We address the three poverties affecting older people: financial poverty, poverty of information - ensuring they access the benefits and support they are entitled to, and poverty of social contact - offering befriending services to help alleviate isolation and loneliness.Read more
International Fund for Animal WelfareCause areas: Animals - wild, Animals - domestic
International Fund for Animal Welfare works to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals globally by reducing commercial exploitation of animals, protecting wildlife habitats, and assisting animals in distress. We seek to motivate the public to prevent cruelty to animals and to promote animal welfare and conservation policies that advance the well-being of both animals and people.Read more
Kidneys for Life fundraising for MINTCause areas: Medical / Research, Health
Kidneys for Life … One Day !
Chronic kidney disease is on the increase and can strike anyone at any age, especially as we live longer yet have less healthy lifestyles. If you develop the disease it is likely you will need dialysis or even a kidney transplant. Research into the prevention of these treatments is essential to increase patients' life expectancy and quality. Kidneys for Life raises funds for research into kidney disease, transplantation and dialysis. It also helps fund improvements in patient amenities at the various dialysis units attached to Manchester Royal Infirmary, where this charity is based.Read more
Liverpool Women's CharityCause areas: Medical / Research, Health
Liverpool Women’s Charity is known as “Kitty” and raises charitable funds to provide services and equipment not normally provided by the NHS.
By doing this Kitty helps to ensure that Liverpool Women’s remains at the forefront of women’s health and that every patient can receive the additional care and support that means so much to both patients and staff.Read more
Lymphoma AssociationCause areas: Medical / Research, Health
Lymphoma is the most common cancer diagnosed in the under 30s and the 6th most common cancer diagnosed overall in the UK. The Lymphoma Association is the only UK charity to provide this specialist information and support and is reliant on voluntary income to keep its FREE services running for patients, their family, friends and carers.Read more
Maggie's Cancer Caring CentresCause areas: Care / Social, Information / Advice, Health
Maggie's unique centres are located on hospital grounds to provide the very best complement to medical care. Our effective combination of practical, emotional and psychological support is available to anyone affected by any type of cancer for as long as they need it. People affected by cancer come to Maggie's through many routes, and the journey to us can often be an isolated and frightening one. But time and again people tell us that they feel different from the moment they walk into a Maggie's Centre. Our programme is designed to help people find the strength within themselves to manage their cancer journey, wherever it may take them.Read more
MencapCause areas: Disability, Care / Social
Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity for children and adults with a learning disability their families and carers. We have campaigned for 60 years to bring positive changes to thousands of lives, fighting for equal rights, campaigning for greater opportunities and challenging people's attitudes and prejudices.
If you're a parent of, are related to, or support someone with a learning disability, you may be concerned about providing for them when you are no longer around. Mencap's Wills and Trusts team offer free support and advice through a range of booklets, ‘Planning for the Future’ seminars across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and an in-house wills and trusts solicitor to advise you of the most appropriate solution.
Everything Mencap does is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers. These include:
- Supporting people with a learning disability to get a job or take a college course, or find a place of their own to live in
- Offering advice about things like respite care, individual budgets or transport services
- Running residential, day care services and leisure groups that are so important to so many people with a learning disability, and their families and supporters
- Supporting people with a learning disability to be part of their local communities
- Lobbying the government to change laws so that more people with a learning disability can have control over their own lives.
Help us be there to support future generations of people with a learning disability and their families. You can transform lives with a gift in your will.Read more
Multiple Sclerosis TrustCause areas: Disability, Medical / Research, Health
The MS Trust is a leading UK charity for people with multiple sclerosis, their friends, families and for the health and social care professionals who work with them. We aim to make a real difference through the provision of information and professional education, by funding practical research and by campaigning for the improvement of MS services.Read more
My Daddy is a Soldier AdventuresCause areas:
My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures, supports British Army children (there is in excess of 100,000) who face daily unique challenges while they have a soldier parent away from the family home. Army children often celebrate their birthday or Christmas without one of their parents and they can be away for six to nine months at a time and will often be in a combat zone like Afghanistan but also places such as Kenya, Belize, Canada, Falklands, Cyprus and the like. Times when communications are limited and sporadic, we support and offer fundamental resources and events for Little Troopers.Read more
National Animal Welfare TrustCause areas: Animals - domestic
Founded in 1971 the Trust is now one of the top 10 animal rescue and re-homing charities in England, and runs 5 rescue & re-homing centres across the country. Our centres are located in Watford, Berkshire, Essex, Somerset and Cornwall.
The Trust is Home to a surprisingly wide variety of animals primarily dogs and cats but farm animals, horses and donkeys, ducks, poultry and small domestic pets too.
The Trust is a non-political and non-campaigning organisation, it simply concerns itself with looking after some of life's casualties. It receives no money from the government and relies entirely on voluntary contributions to carry out its work.Read more
National Coal Mining Museum for EnglandCause areas: Heritage
The National Coal Mining Museum for England is a unique collection of buildings, displays and galleries which reveal the hidden world of coal mining through the centuries, telling the stories of mining methods and machinery, the miners and their families. Visitors can descend 140m underground and learn how coal was mined and moved by men, women, children, ponies and machinery. Please leave a gift in your Will to us and help us to keep the history of coal mining alive.Read more
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)Cause areas: Information / Advice
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is the umbrella body for the voluntary sector in England. We work to support the voluntary sector and to create an environment in which voluntary organisations can flourish.Read more
National Migraine CentreCause areas: Disability, Medical / Research, Health
The City of London Migraine Clinic is the only independent, charitable clinic in the UK that is entirely focused on headaches and migraines. We have unparalleled experience in helping people suffering from migraines, cluster headaches and other types of headaches. This year (2010) we celebrate 30 years having treated over 43,000 patients. The clinic has helped pioneer and trial several drugs that are now commonly used throughout UK and is home to internationally renowned specialist in the field Professor Anne MacGregor. Recently, we have been awarded the title ﾫ Best Migraine Clinic ﾻ in the Migraine Heroes Healthcare Awards 2010.Read more
Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network (England & Wales)Cause areas: Elderly, Community Services
People join Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network (NHWN) to make the areas where they live safe, friendly and pleasant places to be. The old stereotype of the Neighbourhood Watch curtain twitcher is wrong for one very simple reason: it implies fear. NHWN is about the opposite: making sure that no one has to feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place they live. It’s about people looking out for each other, crossing barriers of age, race and class to create real communities that benefit everyone. NHWN encourage working with other charities, the police and local authorities to achieve best practice.Read more
Network for Animals Charitable TrustCause areas: Animals - wild, Animals - domestic, Crisis / Rescue
Network for Animals Charitable Trust works to advance the welfare and conservation of animals throughout the world. The Trust aims to reduce commercial exploitation of animals, help animals in crisis and distress, work to prevent cruelty to wild and domestic animals and educate policy makers and public in respect of the foregoing.Read more
Newcastle Upon Tyne Dog and Cat ShelterCause areas: Animals - domestic
Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter is one of the busiest animals homes in the North East. Established over 100 years ago, the charity cares for thousands of lost, neglected, unwanted and abandoned animals every year until they can be either reunited with their owners or found a loving new home.Read more
Northamptonshire Association for the BlindCause areas: Disability, Elderly, Information / Advice
NAB – Supporting people with sight loss
We are the largest provider of services to visually impaired people in Northamptonshire, yet we remain a wholly independent charity, run by local people for local people.
When you lose your sight you can lose more than just your ability to see. It can feel like your world is falling apart. Sight loss can affect everything you know and take for granted.
By remembering nab in your Will you can ensure that we can continue to offer vital services and support in the future, helping the next generation of blind and partially sighted people to lead full and rewarding lives.Read more
NSPCCCause areas: Children / Youth, Care / Social
The NSPCC is the UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. We campaign to change the law, provide ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline, offer advice for adults, and much more. By leaving a gift in your will you can help us to achieve our vision to end cruelty to children in the UK.Read more
Platform 51Cause areas: Crisis / Rescue, Children / Youth, Health
Platform 51 supports girls and women as they take control of their lives. Girls and women are at the heart of all we do. Our activities, services and campaigns are about things women need and want. We give them a platform to have their say and challenge discrimination.Read more
PorchlightCause areas: Care / Social, Homelessness
Porchlight works across Kent to change people's lives for the better. We work with vulnerable people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. By helping the most vulnerable and isolated people access housing and support services, we help change lives, prevent the breakdown of communities and reduce poverty. Through our success we challenge negative attitudes and beliefs surrounding exclusion.Read more
ProgressioCause areas: Overseas / International, Religion, Environment / Conservation
Progressio is an international charity with Catholic roots that works in 11 developing countries. Progressio challenges poverty with people power. With the right skills and knowledge, people can overcome the barriers that keep them poor. Our innovative approach places skilled development workers with local communities. We work on projects that tackle poverty and improve lives. And we challenge the unjust systems and policies that perpetuate poverty. We currently work in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Malawi, Nicaragua, Peru, Somaliland, Timor-Leste, Yemen and Zimbabwe.Read more
Prostate Cancer UKCause areas: Medical / Research, Information / Advice, Health
Every hour one man dies from prostate cancer.
And this number is increasing. Prostate cancer is predicted to become the most common cancer in the UK by 2030. Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.
What do we do?
- Support men living with prostate cancer and prostate disease.
- Find answers by funding research into causes and treatments of all prostate disease.
- Lead change by campaigning, creating conversations and co-operating with others.
We can help you deal with prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. Call our Specialist Nurses on 0800 074 8383.Read more
QVH Charitable FundCause areas: Medical / Research, HealthRead more
Refugee ActionCause areas: Overseas / International, Information / Advice, Human Rights
Refugee Action is an independent charity working with refugees to build new lives in the UK. We provide advice and support to asylum seekers and refugees as well as run innovative projects to widen the opportunities available. We work in partnership; empowering those people seeking sanctuary to rebuild their lives with dignity. We ensure that refugees have a voice; we campaign for their rights and lobby for change. We also challenge the misconceptions around asylum and strive for racial tolerance in our diverse society.Read more
Refugee CouncilCause areas: Community Services, Human Rights
Refugees have fled war and persecution, leaving behind everything they called home. Often, they find that the Refugee Council is the only place they can turn to for help.
We are the leading charity working with refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. We provide practical and emotional support so refugees can regain hope and rebuild their lives in safety. We challenge government policy and speak out for a fair and humane asylum system.
By including the Refugee Council in your Will, you can help to ensure that refugees are protected and have somewhere to turn in years to come.Read more
Rehearsal OrchestraCause areas: The Arts, Children / Youth, Education
The Rehearsal Orchestra runs orchestral courses for future professionals and serious amateurs. Since 1957, we have offered high-level training through intensive rehearsal, exploring the core orchestral repertoire under the batons of prominent conductors, and allowing players to develop their skills without the pressure of concert performance. Places on every course are heavily subsidised to allow as many musicians as possible to benefit from our services, and charitable gifts make a real difference in enabling this.
‘The Rehearsal Orchestra does invaluable work on the quiet and with the minimum of fuss.’ Sir Simon RattleRead more
RemapCause areas: DisabilityRemap volunteers design and manufacture or adapt equipment for disabled people where no suitable item is available. This service is free to the client.Read more
RNBT (Royal Naval Benevolent Trust)Cause areas: Crisis / Rescue, Care / Social
The RNBT helps serving and ex-serving ratings in the Royal Navy and other ranks in the Royal Marines and their dependants - the RNBT Family.Read more
RNIBCause areas: Disability, Medical / Research, Health
RNIB - supporting blind and partially sighted people
Every day another 100 people will start to lose their sight. RNIB is the UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight loss. We believe in a world where blind and partially sighted people enjoy the same rights, freedoms, responsibilities and quality of life as people who are fully sighted and one in which no-one needlessly loses their sight. We provide a vast range of services and support, which empower people with sight problems to lead full and independent lives.Read more
RNLICause areas: Crisis / Rescue
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a registered charity that exists to save lives at sea. It provides the UK and Republic of Ireland's 24 hour rescue service predominantly crewed by volunteers. It is entirely funded by voluntary donations and seven out of ten lifeboat launches are only possible thanks to legacy donations. Homepage image credit: Nigel MillardRead more
Royal Air Force Benevolent FundCause areas: Disability, Care / Social, Elderly
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity. We provide financial, practical and emotional support to all members of the RAF family, from children growing up on RAF stations, to those serving today to keep our skies safe, to the veterans who fought for our freedom.
We help members of the RAF family deal with a wide range of issues: from childcare and relationship difficulties to injury and disability, and from financial hardship and debt to illness and bereavement. We spend over £22 million each year supporting over 68,000 people.Read more
Royal Central School of Speech and DramaCause areas: The Arts, Children / Youth, Education
Uniquely placed as a conservatoire of drama, Central is a small but international community of theatre practitioners. Our alumni are celebrated in all the major awards –BAFTAs, Oliviers, and Oscars etc (in fact, Sir Laurence Olivier was an alumnus). It is a community embracing the widest range of skills in theatre, with the largest postgraduate and research tier in the drama training sector.
Central’s goal is to ensure that by graduation, students are able to move seamlessly into professional practice. To that end, the School maintains expensive industry-standard theatre production facilities and a continuous programme of productions resourced and managed to a professional standard.Read more
Royal Veterinary College Animal Care TrustCause areas: Medical / Research, Animals - domestic, Education
The Animal Care Trust - because animals will always matter... The Royal Veterinary College's animal hospitals provide specialist veterinary care to thousands of animals each year, pioneer new treatments and train the next generation of veterinary professionals. The ACT is the College's registered charity and raises funds to support these hospitals, enabling our vets to save the lives of more animals. Our hospitals run on a non-profit making basis - income from clients only covers the basic running costs. A gift in your will means we can afford more care and equipment that can make all the difference to our patients and their owners!Read more
Sailors' SocietyCause areas: Overseas / International, Care / Social, Religion
Your legacy will provide a lifetime of support for seafarers worldwide as the Sailors' Society seeks to replace isolation with belonging for this invisible workforce upon whom we all depend. We do this valuable work through a network of Port Chaplains who offer practical help, emotional and spiritual support and, when in dire need, financial assistance and family liaison. Our Port Chaplains visit thousands of ships every year, directly addressing seafarers’ needs - irrespective of belief or nationality - as well as maintaining vital links within the Ports that they operate.Read more
SamaritansCause areas: Community Services, Health
Someone to talk to- people contact us when things are getting to them.
We're always here- round the clock, every single day of the year.
A safe place- volunteers are ordinary people, and keep all their conversations private.
People can be themselves- whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life's done to them.Read more
SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)Cause areas: HealthRead more
Save the ChildrenCause areas: Overseas / International, Children / Youth
Over the last 90 years we have helped achieve vital breakthroughs for children and have saved millions of lives with the help of our supporters. With your support we can make history in the future together. A quarter of the donations provided by supporters come from people who have kindly left a gift in their will to Save the Children. Without them, we couldn't have achieved these milestones for children:
- Our report "Unemployment and the Child" helped ensure children in the UK got free school milk in 1944
- We opened the first of many tuberculosis clinics and child health care centres in 1955
- We helped reunite 40,000 children with their families in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide in 1994
- We helped children and their families rebuild their lives after the devastating Boxing Day tsunami hit Asia in 2004.
- We respond quickly during emergencies, reaching more than 60 million children a year affected by devastation in countries such as Haiti, Pakistan and Japan.
ShelterCause areas: Homelessness, Information / Advice, Housing
Shelter believes everyone should have a home. In our affluent nation, tens of thousands of people wake up every day in housing that is run-down, overcrowded or dangerous. Many others have lost their home altogether. We help people to find and keep a home in a place where they can thrive, and we tackle the root causes of bad housing by campaigning for new laws, policies and solutions. Your legacy gift will bring better housing and life opportunities to a whole new generation.Read more
Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent SocietyCause areas: Crisis / Rescue, Elderly, Grant making
Founded in 1839, The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society (commonly known as - Shipwrecked Mariners' Society) assists the survivors of shipwreck supports the families of those lost at sea. Today our aim is to provide financial help to former merchant seafarers, fishermen and their dependants. We pay an immediate grant to the widow of a seafarer who dies at sea or ashore. Regular grants are paid to former seafarers, their widows and partners and those who are no longer able to work at sea through accident, disability, ill-health or for compassionate reasons. Special grants are made to meet crisis situations.Read more
SightsaversCause areas: Disability, Overseas / International, Medical / Research
For over 60 years Sightsavers has been working in the developing world to save sight and promote equal opportunities for people who are blind or have low vision. We work with our partners to prevent avoidable blindness and restore sight to those who are needlessly blind. Where sight loss is irreversible we provide education, training and support, providing people with the skills to live a more independent life.
For more information about Sightsavers, visit our website.Read more
Society for the Assistance of Ladies in Reduced CircumstancesCause areas: Care / SocialThe Society gives financial assistance to women domiciled and habitually resident in the United Kingdom who are living alone and in genuine need irrespective of age or social status. Read more
Society of St JamesCause areas: Care / Social, Homelessness, Community Services
The Society of St James is Southampton's largest homelessness charity, supporting over 3000 people annually. Established in 1972 to provide accommodation and support to homeless people in the city, SSJ now offers a range of services for vulnerable adults. The people that we support often have diverse and complex issues, including homelessness, addictions, and mental health problems. We therefore have developed services to cater for all of these needs. At SSJ, we believe that everyone has a right to a home, and that people should be given the opportunity to develop the skills they need to lead a fulfilling life.Read more
Sue RyderCause areas: Care / Social, Elderly, Health, Hospices
Sue Ryder provides incredible care for people with incurable illness. Whether it’s bringing comfort to someone’s final days or enabling them to make the most of their ife, we are here for them and their loved onesRead more
Target Ovarian CancerCause areas: Medical / Research, Information / Advice, Health
Target Ovarian Cancer is dedicated to achieving a long and good life for every woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the UK, and working to improve diagnosis and treatment of this disease.
Our works focuses on:
- Education: Working to achieve early stage diagnosis and providing much needed practical and emotional support for women with ovarian cancer.
- Advocacy: Raising the profile of the disease with the public, governments and the media, and empowering women and those involved in their care to campaign for improvements.
- Research: Advancing medical research into the development of new treatments and continuing to learn about the disease.
Target TuberculosisCause areas: Overseas / International, Education, Health
Our vision is a world free from Tuberculosis. TB kills 2million people a year and these deaths are needless as it is both preventable and curable. In Africa and Asia TB takes thousands of lives every day. We exist to reach those most vulnerable with lifesaving TB education, testing and treatment. We empower communities by training local volunteers in TB identification and testing, we educate people so they can recognise the symptoms and know where to get help and we ensure people receive the treatment they need to regain their health. Your gift will help us save even more lives.Read more
The Anthony Nolan TrustCause areas: Medical / Research, Health
Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Every day we match remarkable donors willing to donate their blood stem cells to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants.
Every 20 minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. We help two people get the transplants they desperately need every day. However, at present there are another two people each day who we cannot help because we simply do not have the funds, and so these people have no chance of survival.
Our aim is to provide a lifesaving transplant to every person with blood cancer who needs our help.Read more
The Brain Tumour CharityCause areas: Medical / Research, Children / Youth, Health
- Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40
- Less than 2% of the money spent on cancer research goes into brain tumours
The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity. We fund scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offer information and support to those affected, whilst raising awareness and influencing policy. We are the only brain tumour charity to be a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities and to fund research through a fair, open and transparent process of independent peer review.
We lead the UK-wide HeadSmart campaign for earlier diagnosis of childhood brain tumours to reduce long-term disabilities and ultimately save lives.
We receive no government funding and rely 100% on voluntary donations. Gifts left in Wills are vital to enable us to continue funding the pioneering research and work that is so desperately needed to change the outcome for those affected by brain tumours.
Do something amazing today and be part of tomorrow’s lifesaving discoveries with a gift in your Will to The Brain Tumour Charity. Thank you.Read more
The Brigitte Trust
The Church of England Pensions BoardCause areas: Religion, Elderly, Grant making
For more than 60 years the Board has offered retirement housing provision to retired clergy, their spouses, widows or widowers.
One in four of those retiring from the service of the Church of England seek our assistance.
As well as providing homes for retirement, the Board also has seven supported housing complexes offering help with day to day living. In addition, we run a nursing and dementia care home.
The Board’s charitable funds support this work. They can provide grants to supplement a low income, or subsidise residents or patients who are unable to meet the full fees for their care.Read more
The College of St. BarnabasCause areas: Care / Social, Religion, Elderly
Established in 1895, we are financially independent of the Church of England. We therefore rely on the compassion and generosity of others to help us in our work of caring for elderly and infirm Anglican Clergy. Our beneficiaries often come to us in financial hardship, and with long-term care and social welfare needs.Read more
The Dan Maskell Tennis TrustCause areas: Disability, Sport
The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust raises funds for people with disabilities who wish to play tennis from beginner to elite athletes. The 3 areas are wheelchair, deaf and learning disabilities.Read more
The Elizabeth FoundationCause areas: Disability, Children / Youth
The Elizabeth Foundation provides a range of early intervention and support services to very young deaf children and babies and their families, including families who have just received a diagnosis of deafness in their child. This follows our belief that it is the right of every child to be given the opportunity to learn to talk.Read more
The Fountain CentreCause areas: Medical / Research, Care / Social, Health
The Fountain Centre is a special place within St Luke’s Cancer Centre in Guildford. We offer information and support, counselling and a wide range of complementary therapies – to cancer patients, their carers and relatives, those bereaved and hospital staff. The Centre is run by a small team and 95 volunteers. We help 650 people every month, but we want to do more, and have launched an appeal to fund additional facilities within the hospital’s Radiotherapy Department. By Easter 2012 we hope to be improving the lives of even more people living with cancer.Read more
The Gordon FoundationCause areas: Heritage, Children / Youth, Education
"Great achievements often come from humble beginnings. The Gordon Foundation and Gordon's School keep alive the memory of General Gordon and with your help we can continue to honour his beliefs and philanthropic aims" Lt General Sir Anthony Pigott.
For many years, the Gordon Boys' Home gave "necessitous boys" a new start in life. Now as Gordon's School, many hundreds of boys and girls have been given the best start in life through an excellent academic education as well as opportunities to embrace new experiences, active involvement in the unique school ceremonies and confidence to excel in all they do.Read more
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust LtdCause areas: Heritage, The Arts, Education
Founded in 1967, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Limited is a registered charity with the twin aims of education and heritage conservation. The Trust cares for 36
scheduled monuments and listed buildings within the Ironbridge Gorge World
Heritage Site and operates 10 museums which collectively tell the story of the
Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
The Trust is one of the largest independent museums in the world and it has one of the biggest education programmes. More than 525,000 people visit the Museum each year, 70,000 of whom are school children. It aims to conserve, maintain and interpret the remarkable monuments to Britain's industrial history that survive in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. All of the Museum collections have been Designated of national importance and they include Coalbrookdale ironwork and engines, porcelain, social history, industrial art, archives, tiles and ceramics.Read more
The King's FundCause areas: Medical / Research, Care / Social, Health
The King's Fund seeks to understand how the health system in England can be improved. Using that insight, we help to shape policy, transform services and bring about behaviour change. We also offer a wide range of resources to help everyone working in health to share knowledge, learning and ideas.Read more
The Migraine TrustCause areas: Medical / Research, Information / Advice, Health
The Migraine Trust is the health and medical research charity for migraine in the United Kingdom. We are committed to supporting people living with migraine by providing them and their families with evidence based information. We seek to raise awareness of migraine as a serious public health issue. The Migraine Trust funds and promotes research into migraine in order to better understand it, to improve diagnosis and treatment and ultimately to find a cure for this debilitating condition.Read more
The National Brain AppealCause areas: Disability, Medical / Research
The National Brain Appeal is dedicated to raising funds for the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery - a world leader in research and treatment of brain disorders. These include brain and spinal cancer, dementia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke and head injuries.Read more
The Paget's AssociationCause areas: Disability, Medical / Research, Health
Paget’s disease is a metabolic bone disease affecting between 4-8% of people over 55 years of age. The UK has the highest incidence of Paget’s disease of bone in the world with approximately 230,000 people affected. The charity was founded in 1973 and supports people with Paget’s disease, their families and carers.
The Paget’s Association operates a nurse helpline, produces information booklets, maintains an informative website, publishes a quarterly newsletter and holds regular information meetings. We also work to raise awareness about the condition and support and fund research into all aspects of Paget’s disease.Read more
The Polycystic Kidney Disease CharityCause areas: Medical / Research, Information / Advice, Health
About 70,000 adults and children in the UK have Polycystic Kidney Disease or PKD - life-threatening inherited conditions that cause renal (kidney) and sometimes liver failure. In the rare version, one third of children die before birth. Over 12 million people are affected worldwide.
We support those affected by PKD, their families and carers, with information, help and understanding.
We raise awareness and fund research into the causes of PKD, with the hope of discovering treatments and a cure.Read more
The Rainforest Foundation UKCause areas: Human Rights, Environment / Conservation
The Rainforest Foundation UK supports traditional peoples of the world�s rainforests in their efforts to protect the environment and fulfil their rights to life, land and livelihoods. Since it was founded in 1989 the Rainforest Foundation has protected more than 100,000 square kilometres of rainforest and in the next 20 years we aim to protect 1,000,000.Read more
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts - RADACause areas: The Arts, Education
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) is a world-renowned vocational training establishment equipping exceptionally talented actors, technicians and theatre practitioners for careers in theatre, film, television and radio. As a founding affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, RADA offers international leadership in drama training and ensures that training standards are maintained and advanced. RADA’s courses are validated by King’s College London and are accredited by the National Council for Drama Training.
An institution accepting the most talented regardless of background or financial circumstances has always been at the forefront of RADA’s mission. RADA auditions all applicants and offers a range of scholarships and bursaries, ensuring that a student has never been turned away for financial reasons. RADA’s Education and Outreach Department supports this ethos of social inclusion, participation and embracing diversity, providing activities for the community who might benefit from drama training for cultural, educational or social reasons.Read more
The Salvation ArmyCause areas: Care / Social, Religion, Community Services
The Salvation Army is an international Christian church and charity, and we seek to put our belief into action through social welfare provision. In the UK, we are one of the largest and most diverse providers of social and community services. We are passionate about the diverse and life changing work we do now, and our ambition is to be able to do even more.
We care for many thousands of people in need. Homeless people, elderly people, children and families, prisoners, people struggling with addictions, the emergency services, HM Forces – anyone who needs us can turn to us for care, compassion and practical support.Read more
The Silver Line HelplineCause areas: Care / Social, Elderly, Information / Advice
The Silver Line is a simple concept – a free 24 hour helpline, available every day and night of the year, where you can ask about services in your area, talk in confidence, get some friendly advice or quite simply have a chat. And for people who would appreciate a regular call from the same person every week we offer Silver Line Friends who are volunteers and share our belief that a simple connection with another human being can make a difference.Read more
The Talking TrustCause areas: Disability, Children / Youth, Education
The Talking Trust supports young people with severe speech, language & communication disabilities to achieve their potential.
We provide specialist residential and day education, therapy and care through St Mary’s School and College for young people aged 7 -19 years, and give opportunities for students to practice and develop confidence, independence and life skills.
Our students often have other complex needs including medical issues, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and occasionally psychological and emotional difficulties.
The Talking Trust services are UK wide. Please help us to help young people with communication disabilities.Read more
The Westminster Society for people with learning disabilitiesCause areas: Disability, Care / Social, Community Services
The Westminster Society for people with learning disabilities aims to provide quality services and create new opportunities for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and their families in London. It is our mission to support people to achieve integration within their community, whilst encouraging full expression of their individuality and freedom of choice. You may have a friend or family member with a learning disability or simply understand their needs, and be concerned about providing for them in the years to come when you are no longer around. Your gift could enable us to do this for you.Read more
The Wildlife TrustsCause areas: Animals - wild, Environment / Conservation
The Wildlife Trusts' vision is a UK rich in wildlife: water voles returning to our riverbanks, rocky reefs bursting with brightly coloured fish and the song of the skylark ringing out over wildflower meadows. People are part of this vision: school children learning about wildlife, farming that provides for people and wildlife, and families enjoying the natural world. Your local Wildlife Trust is working to make this vision a reality near you by managing nature reserves, delivering large-scale habitat restoration, campaigning for wildlife and inspiring people about nature. A gift in your will can help us to achieve this vision for wildlife and everyone. When the time is right please remember your local Wildlife Trust. Homepage image credit: Tom Skinner/www.seeing.org.ukRead more
Theodora Children's TrustCause areas: Medical / Research, Children / Youth
Theodora Children's Trust brings music and laughter to children in hospital through visits from giggle doctors; professional artists trained to work in a hospital. For most children, hospitals can be frightening; away from home and the people they love. Imagine their delight when a giggle doctor transforms the ward into a magical play space!Read more
Traidcraft ExchangeCause areas: Overseas / International
Fighting poverty, helping people and communities to flourish is what Traidcraft has been doing successfully for more than 30 years. In some of the world’s poorest countries, we’re helping small-scale farmers and artisans use their skill, enterprise and determination to work their way out of poverty and build better futures for themselves, their families and their communities. It’s not easy. The challenges are huge – but so are the rewards: a home for a family, a well for a village, an education for a child. With your support we’ll do even more. Please help if you can.Read more
UK YouthCause areas: Children / Youth, Education
UK Youth operates nationally and works with over 750,000 of the most disadvantaged and hard-to-reach young people in the UK. UK Youth develops and promotes innovative non-formal education programmes for and with young people, supporting them to achieve their potential and empowering them to make a difference.Read more
United ResponseCause areas: Disability, Care / Social
United Response is a national charity that supports people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities to take control of their lives.
We do this in many different ways – from supporting people to live as independently as possible in their own homes to helping them access their community, get training and seek work opportunities. We also campaign with, and on behalf of, the people we support on the issues that affect their lives.
We believe that people with disabilities are equal participants in society and should have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.Read more
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW)Cause areas: Animals - wild, Animals - domestic, Science
Improving animals' lives through education and science. UFAW, established in 1926, is an internationally recognised, independent, scientific and educational animal welfare charity concerned with improving knowledge and understanding of animals' needs and how best to meet them in order to promote high standards of welfare for farm, companion, laboratory, captive wild animals and those with which we interact in the wild.Read more
Victim SupportCause areas: Children / Youth, Care / Social, Information / Advice
Victim Support is the only independent national charity providing emotional support and practical help to victims and witnesses of crime, on a free and confidential basis. We are not part of the police or courts, and victims do not have to report the crime in order to receive our support.
Whilst we are a national charity, all our services are managed and delivered on a community-led basis by local people. Most of the face-to-face support we offer is delivered by our 6,500 professionally-trained volunteers, who help victims, witnesses and their families and friends to overcome the devastating impact of crime.Read more
Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship
VitaliseCause areas: Disability, Elderly
Vitalise provides services which make a vital contribution to the physical and emotional well-being of disabled people. We give carers a much needed break to help ensure families stay together and provide inspirational opportunities for volunteers.Read more
White Lodge CentreCause areas: Disability, Children / Youth, Care / Social
White Lodge Centre supports disabled children, young people and adults, families and carers in Surrey and the surrounding areas. This is achieved by providing high quality, innovative and individually planned services.Read more
Workers' Educational AssociationCause areas: The Arts, Education, Community Services
WEA’s mission is to:
- Raise educational aspirations
- Bring great teaching and learning to local communities
- Ensure there is always an opportunity for adults to return to learning
- Develop educational opportunities for the most disadvantaged
- Involve students and supporters as members to build an education movement for social purpose
- Inspire students, teachers and members to become active citizens
We deliver our mission by developing partnerships to meet individual and collective needs, using active learning and a student centred approach in which teachers and students work as equals.Read more
World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK)Cause areas:
World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK) is the principal UK charity dedicated to cancer prevention.
We fund cutting edge scientific research into how diet and lifestyle affect cancer risk, and analyse the latest evidence from around the world.
We translate this into practical health information, to help people reduce cancer risk for themselves and their families.
Today one in three people in the UK develop cancer and one in four will die of it. Wouldn't it be wonderful if far fewer people ever had to face the shock of a cancer diagnosis?
Please remember us in your will and help future generations live healthy lives, free from cancer.
World Land TrustCause areas: Overseas / International, Animals - wild, Environment / Conservation
The World Land Trust (WLT) is an international conservation charity. We work to protect the world’s most important and threatened habitats and endangered species.
A gift in your will can save wilderness for species such as tiger, elephant, jaguar and orang-utan, together with the countless other creatures that live alongside them.
Acre by acre we purchase and protect land, support habitat restoration and create wildlife corridors between protected areas. Our partnerships with local individuals, communities and organisations – our ‘conservation partners’ around the world - empower local NGOs by providing finance for land purchase and by building capacity.Read more
WWF-UKCause areas: Animals - wild, Environment / Conservation
We're changing things for the better.
The environment is in crisis. But we remain positive.
WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation. And we’re tackling the most serious conservation challenges facing the planet, building a future where people and nature thrive together.
That’s why we’re passionate about sharing the planet’s resources more sustainably, taking action on climate change and protecting endangered wildlife.
Gifts in wills are essential for our vision of a world worth living in for the future.Read more
Yorkshire Dales Millennium TrustCause areas: Heritage, Education
Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust works to support the natural and built environment, and the social and economic well- being of this special area.Read more