Alzheimer’s Research UK is the world’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to causes, diagnoses, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, uniting big thinking in the field and funding the innovative science that will deliver a cure.
Over the past century, mankind has achieved incredible feats of science, engineering and medicine and we can make the same progress with dementia.
It is our mission to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025 – but we need your support.
For more information, please visit www.alzheimersresearchuk.org.
Registered Charity Numbers: 1077089 and SC042474.
Blue Cross is a charity that has been helping sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets since 1897. We help thousands of pets in need - and their owners - every month. We provide veterinary treatment for pets whose owners can’t afford private fees, and find loving new families for dogs, cats, horses and small animals when they need a new home.
We work in the community too, visiting schools, youth groups and young offenders with our workshops on pet welfare and responsible dog ownership, and provide advice for all pet owners. And we’re there when the time comes to say goodbye to a pet, with our confidential Pet Bereavement Support Service helpline on hand to help owners through pet loss.
We receive no government funding and are totally reliant on donations from our generous supporters. With your help, we can make sure our doors are always open. Pets change lives. We change theirs.
Visit www.bluecross.org.uk to find out more.
Registered Charity Numbers: 224392 and SC040154.
Registered Charity Number SC022695
DEBRA is the national charity supporting people directly affected by, and working with, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a potentially fatal skin condition that causes constant pain due to unstoppable internal and external blistering.
We have a vision of a world where no one suffers from the painful genetic skin blistering condition, EB.
DEBRA focuses its work in two areas
We fund pioneering research to find effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for EB.
We provide care and support to improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with EB.
Find out more by visiting our website at www.debra.org.uk
Together we fight EB and together we will beat EB.
DEBRA is a charity registered in England and Wales (1084958) and Scotland (SC039654). Company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (4118259).
HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity, is the nation’s only cholesterol charity and aims to prevent premature deaths caused by high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. The charity works to raise awareness of the risks of high cholesterol, campaigns for better detection of those at risk, provides advice and information to patients and clinicians, and supports health care professional training.
Cholesterol is a major modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), and over half of all adults in England have raised cholesterol (>5 mmol/L. This means that raised cholesterol is an issue for a large proportion of the adult population. Despite this, many people do not understand the risks associated with high cholesterol and are not supported or empowered to improve their cholesterol levels and their overall risk of cardiovascular disease.
In the UK around 120,000 people have an inherited form of high cholesterol called FH (familial hypercholesterolaemia) which means they could be at risk of dying in their 20’s 30’s or 40’s – and, in some cases, as teenagers. With the correct diagnosis, treatment and support people with high cholesterol need not die prematurely. Our vision is simple; we would like the majority of adults in the UK to know and understand their cholesterol levels, and to be supported to take any necessary action.
Please visit www.heartuk.org.uk for more information.
Registered Charity Number: 1003904
Universify Education exists to address education inequality by enabling Year 10 non selective state school students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve their potential in higher education by addressing barriers to their success.
Our one year programme is free for attendees and involves: a week-long summer course; monthly 1-1 academic coaching from undergraduate volunteers, and a 3-day Easter GCSE revision residential. We start earlier than most outreach work to help grow the pool of viable applicants to highly selective universities from disadvantaged backgrounds. We focus improving on educational aspiration, boosting school attainment and maximising students’ application prospects.
Universify Education partners universities and schools to offer a cost-effective, evidence-based approach that reaches young people often perceived as excluded. The programme addresses the barriers preventing participation in higher education. Results are encouraging: 84% of teachers agreed that engaging in Universify Education’s programme benefited student attainment at GCSE and student surveys demonstrated that there was a 67% increase in the number of students “very likely” to apply to a highly selective university.
To find out more please visit our website at www.universifyeducation.com/
Registered charity number: 1167240.
Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days.
For some their Special Day is the opportunity to return some normality to their lives. For others it is the last chance to fulfil a dream. But for all, it is a life-affirming experience that can lift spirits, reunify families and be a source of strength when it’s needed most.
To date, Willow has provided more than 13,500 Special Days for young adults diagnosed with a life-threatening condition such as cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease.
Registered Charity Number: 1106746
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life-saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across the whole of Yorkshire. The service is operational seven days a week, 365 days a year. The Charity currently attend over 1,000 incidents a year, an average of 4 incidents every single day. Last year they treated 1067 patients at scene and carried 599 of those to hospital for emergency treatment.
The YAA currently operates two helicopters – one based at Nostell Air Support Unit, near Wakefield and the other at RAF Topcliffe, near Thirsk. To keep both of Yorkshire's Air Ambulances maintained and in the air, the YAA needs to raise £12,000 every single day, which is the equivalent of £4.4m a year. The generosity that they receive really is the life blood of the Charity.
More information about the vital work of Yorkshire Air Ambulance can be found at www.yaa.org.uk.
Registered Charity Number: 1084305.