Charity Partners

Just Walk have partnered with Sussex based children's charity, Rockinghorse to celebrate the charity's work of improving the lives of sick children in Sussex for 50 years. 2017 represents the Golden Jubilee for the charity and Rockinghorse are encouraging supporters to sign up to Just Walk and take one of their charity discounted places to support the Sussex Giving for Sussex Children appeal. To find out more call Hannah on 01273 330044 or email Hannah.seltzer@rockinghorse.org.uk.

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First Days is a children's charity who believes that every child deserves the same start in life. We collect donated clothing, toys, equipment and furniture and redistributes them via childcare professionals who refer them to us. We would be delighted if you'd like to join our team and help us raise money to aid families who are struggling to meet the increasing demands of life. Please call 0118 921 9338 or email info@firstdays.net for registration details.

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Supporting charities

The charities listed below are the charities that are currently actively promoting this specific event or Across the Divide as a whole. Not to worry if your chosen charity isn’t listed here, you can still sign up to Just Walk and raise money for any charity or not for profit organisation.

Would your charity like to promote Just Walk and have your logo listed below? It’s easy to do and no costs involved, please contact us for further details.

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Teenage Cancer Trust

We make sure young people don’t face cancer alone. We do it by helping young people and their families deal with the many ways that cancer can affect your body, your mind and your life. We do it in partnership with the NHS and by bringing young people together so they can support each other. And we do it from the moment cancer is diagnosed until long after treatment is over.

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Maidstone Mencap

Maidstone Mencap has been running for over forty years and is an integral part of the surrounding local community.

The charity runs a playschool and social clubs for children and young people with learning and physical disabilities. Many of the children and young people who use our services also have additional medical needs, are autistic, have difficulty communicating or challenging behaviour; any of which may mean they are excluded from other clubs. We try our best to meet each child or young person’s individual needs, including responding to their likes and dislikes.

It is important to highlight Maidstone Mencap is a separate charity to Royal Mencap; although we are affiliated.
Royal Mencap strategically campaigns on a national level for the rights of those with learning and physical disabilities; whilst local Mencaps are the operational ‘hands-on’ and ‘arm-around’ those who need help and support in local communities.

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Momentum

Momentum ensures that no family has to cope alone when they are faced with the devastating reality that their child is seriously ill. Working in partnership with local hospitals including Kingston, Epsom and St Peter’s, Momentum supports the entire family during times of unimaginable strain – the children and their parents, but also siblings and grandparents.

The charity gives individually-tailored support through their family support programme, offering emotional and practical help as well as a range of therapy services including music, dance and drama. It aims to ease some of the stresses that come with a gruelling treatment plan, so provide trips, treats and respite holidays. Momentum also raises funds towards projects improve the facilities and healing environment for children during hospital stays, and has made some fantastic transformations already with many planned for the future.

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Safe Haven for Donkeys

Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land was set up in 2000 to help some of the thousands of donkeys facing overwork and cruelty in Israel and the Palestinian Territories every day. Sixteen years later, our sanctuary near the Israeli town of Netanya is now providing life-long care to around 220 unwanted and abused donkeys of all ages but the charity’s work does not stop at the sanctuary gates.

Our free veterinary clinics for hundreds of working donkeys, mules and horses every month in the Palestinian Territories offer wound treatment, hoof trimming, vaccinations and much more. Through education and support, our aim is also to improve the lives of the owners who themselves suffer terrible poverty and rely entirely on their animal to earn a basic living.

Charity number: 1083468

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St Catherine’s Hospice – W. Sussex & E. Surrey

 

St Catherine’s Hospice a local charity with a big ambition: to help everyone face death informed, supported and pain free. It could be a bath, a favourite meal, or helping someone manage their pain. For us, hospice care is whatever our patients need it to be.

 By raising money for St Catherine’s, you can be there for someone in Surrey or Sussex when life comes full circle. Every step you take on this walk could help us give counselling to a child who is grieving the loss of a parent, cook a patient’s favourite meal or care for someone at home so they can be surrounded by family in their final days.

Your fundraising means we can be there when and where people need us most.

Thank you.

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CLIC Sargent

What we do: When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. We provide specialist support, to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family. We will fight tirelessly for them, individually, locally and nationally, so that they can focus on the important things.

Our Vision: Our vision is that everyone under 25 with cancer, and their families, will get the support and help they need during their cancer treatment and beyond, including bereaved families living with emotional pain.

We want them to thrive, not just survive, and for everyone to join in that mission.

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The Disabilities Trust

The Disabilities Trust is a leading national charity, providing innovative care, rehabilitation and support solutions for people with profound physical impairments, acquired brain injury and learning disabilities as well as children and adults with autism.

People are at the heart of everything we do and our services across the country include purpose-built residential accommodation, community-based housing, respite care, special education and community enabling services to maximise each individual’s independence.

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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

We are The Soldiers’ Charity. We give lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families. They risk so much for us, but for them, it’s just doing their job. In return, we provide financial assistance when they are in real need. That’s what we’ve been here to offer for 70 years.

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Born Free Foundation

The Born Free Foundation is a dynamic international wildlife charity, founded in 1984 by the actors Bill Travers MBE and Virginia McKenna OBE, stars of the iconic film Born Free, and their son, Will Travers OBE, the charity’s President.  Born Free takes action worldwide to save lives, stop suffering and protect species in the wild.  Born Free never forgets the individual.  Our emergency teams rescue vulnerable animals from appalling lives of misery in tiny cages, often barren of any enrichment, and gives them lifetime care in spacious bush sanctuaries.

From small beginnings, the Born Free Foundation has grown into a global force for wildlife.  But a personal passion for wild animals and desire for positive change remain at our heart.  Described by The Times as ‘Big enough to make a difference, but small enough to care,’ Born Free is not a big anonymous organisation, but a family of like-minded people who share the same goals.  Our work to prevent individual animal suffering, protect threatened species and keep wildlife in the wild sets us apart from the rest. Learn more about Born Free history here.

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Alzheimers Society

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK ‘s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers through our publications, National Dementia Helpline, website, and more than 2,000 local services. We campaign for better quality of life for people with dementia and greater understanding of dementia. We also fund an innovative programme of medical and social research into the cause, cure and prevention of dementia and the care people receive.

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Church Mission Society (CMS)

We invite you to join and support a journey that began more than 200 years ago with a group of Christians whose hearts were stirred to put their faith into action. Together they worked to abolish the slave trade, they fought for the rights of oppressed people at home and they launched out on dangerous seas to share Jesus with the world. The shape of mission has changed since then, but Church Mission Society still shares in the pioneering, evangelistic, relational and faithful spirit of our founders. Over our history, more than 10,000 people have served as CMS mission partners. Today you’ll find our people in mission working in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and the UK. CMS. We release people to put their call into action globally, locally and in day-to-day life. We want to see all God’s people engaged in God’s mission, bringing to our world challenge, change, hope and freedom in Jesus.

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MS Society

More than 100,000 people live with multiple sclerosis in the UK. Every one of them shares the uncertainty of life with MS.

MS attacks at random and many of the symptoms are invisible to others. Symptoms usually start in your 20s or 30s and diagnosis can be scary and heartbreaking. MS can get steadily worse, or remain unpredictable throughout your life.

We’re the UK charity fighting to improve treatment and care to help people with MS take control of their lives.

We’re a world-leading funder of MS research. We’ve already made important breakthroughs, and we’re now at the start of a generation of MS research that holds incredible promise.

With your support, we will beat MS.

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Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Pancreatic cancer has a survival rate of only 3% – a figure which has not changed in forty years. Despite being the most lethal cancer, it has received little research attention and funding in the past. Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund is dedicated to defeating the disease and exclusively funds innovative research throughout the UK

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Scoliosis Campaign Fund

The Scoliosis Campaign Fund raises funds for the Scoliosis Association (UK) which aims to provide advice, support and information to people with scoliosis and to raise awareness among health professionals and the general public and the British Scoliosis Research Foundation which is the only charity that exists solely to promote research into the treatment of spinal deformities in the UK.

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Cardiac Risk in the Young

Every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed cardiac conditions. Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) aims to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) by working with cardiologists and family doctors to establish good practice and appropriate screening facilities to promote and protect the cardiac health of our young. By supporting CRY you will help save young lives from these potentially fatal cardiac conditions.

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Rise

Rise is a domestic abuse charity working in Brighton & Hove and West Sussex. Rise stands for Refuge, Information, Support and Education. Rise supports women, children, young people and LGBT people affected by domestic abuse. We are passionate about our vision: Freedom from Domestic Abuse. Our services include: refuge accommodation, resettlement, crisis appointments, helpline, counselling, housing, legal and financial advice, solicitors appointments, support groups, play therapy, 1-to-1 support and training and preventative education.

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Pancreatic Cancer Action

We are a small charity with a huge voice shouting about much needed change for pancreatic cancer, and are passionately committed to affecting real change.

Founded by a survivor who proves that there is hope, early diagnosis is achievable and survival is possible, our focus is on ensuring that patients are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at a stage that gives them the best chance of survival. Currently the survival rate after diagnosis is just 3%.

Hearing daily of more people diagnosed late and dying from pancreatic cancer is a powerful reminder of why our work is so vital.

Quite simply, we know that pancreatic cancer can be detected early, and as long as we are here and continue to be supported, we will do all we can do to make sure this happens more and more.

With your help, we fund research into improving early diagnosis, create award-winning awareness campaigns, provide educational courses for primary care professionals and provide information for patients and clinicians.

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Lymphoma Association

The Lymphoma Association was set up as the only UK support organisation specialising in lymphoma. It remains unique, being the only UK charity providing unbiased information and emotional support to anyone affected by Hodgkin lymphoma or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, whether patient, family member or carer. In the UK, lymphoma is the 6th most common cancer diagnosed by clinicians and the most common cancer affecting the 16-30 age group.

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Brain & Spine Foundation

There are 350 different conditions of the brain and spine and together they affect more than 10 million people in the UK. These conditions affect both children and adults and in many cases have long term impacts without the prospect of a cure. Neurological conditions and associated treatments are often complex and poorly understood by those affected and their families.

The Brain and Spine Foundation exists to provide information and to be there during diagnosis, treatments and in the longer term, to answer questions and provide support throughout a patient’s journey. We are the only UK wide charity providing support on the full range of neurological conditions.

“I called the Helpline and had an amazing chat with Eva, so much relevant information delivered with great patience and understanding. This is the first time I’ve called the Helpline and I wish I’d done it ages ago. It’s such a brilliant source of information and support for people like me as it can be so hard for us to find this kind of specific help and understanding for our conditions.”

The charity receives no government funding and is entirely funded by voluntary donations.

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Epilepsy Society

Epilepsy Society is the leading national epilepsy medical charity working for everyone affected by epilepsy, through our cutting edge research, awareness campaigns and expert care.

Our vision is a full life for everyone affected by epilepsy. 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.

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Safety Net

This year Safety Net are celebrating 20 year’s of working in Brighton & Hove helping to keep children safe.  Safety Net works to improve safety and well-being for children, young people and families at home, school and in their communities.  Our aim is to ensure that all children and young people know that they have the right to feel and be safe, and that they can get help when they need it. As a charity Safety Net relies heavily on grants and donations to continue to deliver our range of services for vulnerable children and families

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The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH)

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is among the top three centres in the world for the treatment of many complex orthopaedic conditions, including acute spinal injuries, bone cancer, and congenital limb deformities. As a national and international centre of excellence, we treat over 120,000 patients annually, from all over the world. More than 30% of the hospital’s work is for children, who undergo surgical procedures ranging from spinal correction to the lifesaving removal of cancerous tumours.

 The RNOH Charity is a vital partner in the way the RNOH delivers care. Since its inception in 1997 it has received and administered millions of pounds’ worth of donations, which have funded improvements to hospital facilities, supported pioneering research, and assisted in numerous other essential projects. 

While the RNOH Charity still works to enhance patient care, its primary focus until 2018 is to raise £15 million towards the RNOH’s Redevelopment Appeal to fund vital additional facilities and specialist equipment for the new hospital. Please click here for more information about the Appeal. 

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Orangutan Foundation

The Orangutan Foundation is working to conserve the critically endangered orangutan and its globally important habitat, the tropical forests of Borneo and Sumatra.

Founded in 1990 by Ashley Leiman OBE, it was the first organisation in the UK to raise awareness about the plight of orangutans.  The biggest threat facing orangutans is habitat loss. Having worked in Indonesia for over two decades, the Orangutan Foundation has a wealth of experience, a deep understanding of the situation on the ground and its programmes are guided by sound scientific evidence. Not only is Orangutan Foundation actively protecting the orangutan’s habitat it also provides excellent veterinary care and monitoring for rescued and released orangutans and other wildlife in need of help.  Key stakeholders who include local communities, grassroots Indonesian NGOs, local business and regional government are at the heart of the Foundation’s work. With their inclusion comes conservation success and sustainability.

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Action on Addiction

Action on Addiction brings help, hope and freedom to those living with addiction and supports their loved ones.

 

We are the only charity which provides treatment and family support as well as offering degree-level education in addictions counselling and providing professional education and training.  We also own the UK’s first dry café bar of its kind in the UK.  We help people get into recovery, and with our aftercare service, help people to stay there.  We help to change, rebuild and save lives.

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