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.

Doctors For Nepal

DOCTORS FOR NEPAL is a UK charity based in East Sussex which aims to improve healthcare in rural Nepal by empowering impoverished students to serve as Doctors or nurses in their isolated rural communities by:
– Providing scholarships to medical school or nursing college to impoverished Nepalese students
– Supporting rural healthcare projects
– Facilitating student electives to Nepal
– Providing Nepalese students with books and laptops

Once the student has completed their scholarship and qualified as a doctor or nurse, they return
to one of the many rural regions of Nepal for a minimum of four years to provide desperately
needed medical care to the isolated communities of Nepal.

Peace Direct

Our vision:
Every day, people suffer and lives are destroyed because of war. But even in the world’s deadliest war zones, there are local people working to stop violence, and build peace. Our vision is to support these people, and many more like them. Together we can stop wars, one person at a time.

What we do:
We partner with local organisations who are working to stop violence and build peace where they live. This could be supporting women in Democratic Republic of Congo to rebuild their lives after war, or giving young people in Pakistan a peaceful alternative to joining an extremist group. Our partnerships span across more than 11 countries, working with the knowledge and expertise of local people to find sustainable solutions to war and violence. To find out more go to www.peacedirect.org

Arthritis Care

Who we are and how we can help

If you have arthritis we understand how it can affect you and your life. Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed with arthritis or have been living with it for some while, we’re here with guidance, information and support.

Whether you’re worried about the future, want information about staying in work or you just want to talk, Arthritis Care is here to help you make the choices to get back in control of your life.

There are branches and groups throughout the UK run by people with arthritis, a Helpline and an online community where you can chat to others with arthritis and the things that matter to you. To find out more go to arthritiscare.org.uk

Loveworks

Loveworks is a positive, proactive Reigate charity. We carry out projects for local people in need. We want you to volunteer and have a range of ways, many simple and easy, for you to put something back into your community and help make a difference. Our two fold purpose has been to encourage local people to give their time and skills to support our projects, both at grassroots and behind the scenes to allow us to provide something timely and relevant to local people who are struggling with life in order to make them feel valued and special at a time when they, for good reason, are feeling just the reverse.

Contact A Family

Contact a Family provides information, advice and support to thousands of families with disabled children, whatever their disability or health condition. We bring families together so they can support each other. We campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.

Queen Alexandra Hospital Home

Since 1919, The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home has been providing the highest standard of nursing and rehabilitation for disabled ex-Servicemen and women of any age. Its aim is to help individuals to live as actively and independently as possible, in a caring, friendly environment that they can consider their home. As a registered charity, QAHH must raise over £1.3 million each year in order to provide its services to residents.

Oracle Cancer Trust

Oracle Cancer Trust (Registered Charity 1142037) is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to funding head and neck cancer research.
Every day in the UK, 31 people are diagnosed with head and neck cancer. It is now the sixth most common cancer nationally and globally. Head and neck cancers are visible cancers. These are cancers which can affect the senses, voice and face.
Despite this, head and neck is a little talked-about cancer and receives substantially less funding than other cancer types. There is an urgent need to improve prospects for patients.
Oracle’s aim is to invest in research that will help to improve the chances of survival and quality of life of head and neck cancer patients everywhere. Oracle’s research spans targeted therapies, radiotherapy, imaging and surgery. Currently the charity is investing in eleven cutting-edge research projects. Oracle aims to increase this number to be supporting 18 projects by the end of 2019.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Home-Start Chichester & District

Home-Start Chichester & District is an independent, registered charity which supports local families with young children. It provides practical and emotional support to parents facing difficulties with health and wellbeing, financial hardship, disability, bereavement or loss of confidence in their ability to give their children the best start in life.
Parents with at least one child under five can request or be referred to our service and receive one to one support from experienced staff and volunteers for 2-3 hours weekly for up to a year.
Home-Start works with parents to manage and resolve problems, with children to promote their all round development and with the whole family by playing and learning together in a happy secure home environment.
Last year, Home-Start Chichester & District supported 96 families and 205 children under five. It raises funds to cover the cost of recruiting, training and supervising the 40 volunteers through the generosity of local supporters including City, District and Parish councils, trusts and foundations and individual donors.
Thank you for your support – we really value your contribution which makes out work possible.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 best chance of survival. 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.

Thank you for your continued support!

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 

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.

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.

Dyscover

Dyscover is a specialist charity in Surrey which offers long term support to people with aphasia, a communication disability most often caused by stroke.
Aphasia is an isolating, frustrating condition which has an enormous impact on individuals and whole families.
Led by Speech and Language Therapists, Dyscover helps people to communicate to the best of their ability, regain confidence and reconnect with life through a programme of conversation groups, courses and social activities.
Dyscover receives no statutory funding and so is entirely reliant on grants, donations and local fundraising. We are extremely grateful to all those supporting us through Just Walk 2016.

The Mary How Trust

The Mary How Trust offers health screenings to spot the early signs of cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Prevention is all-important for your future wellbeing – and early detection is the key to stopping illness in its tracks. We’re here to give you the chance of a brighter future.

Instead of a fixed fee we invite donations based on ability to pay, so people from all walks of life can take action to stay well and protect their health.

It’s our wonderful supporters who make this service possible. Together, we can save lives! Thank you.

Kids for Kids

KIDS FOR KIDS helps children the world has forgotten, children in Darfur, Sudan, who live lives of inexcusable and unimaginable hardship.  We are enabling families to stay together, in their own homes.  In Darfur mothers are forced to rely on their eldest son to search for work across the world in order to send money home so his brothers and sisters will not die of starvation.   Because in Darfur children are dying.  Kids for Kids transforms the lives of individuals and whole communities – but we desperately need your help.

Kids for Kids adopts whole villages, lifting them out of abject poverty.  We are different, because our projects are what people tell us will help them the most.  Our grassroots projects not only make an immediate difference to individual families – their children have milk to drink, a blanket to sleep under, a mosquito net to protect them from malaria, farm tools, blankets and mosquito nets – we are transforming the lives of the whole village, providing health care, veterinary care and, most important of all, water near at hand.  We even plant trees, transforming the desert.

KIDS FOR KIDS has already adopted 78 villages – over 364,000 people whose lives have been transformed long term – in one of the most remote and inaccessible regions of the world. Children are hungry, thirsty and at risk.  We know we can change their lives, for good, with your help.

Myaware

Myaware has been around for nearly 40 years. We aim to make life easier for people living with myasthenia, a severe muscle weakening disease.

It is a little known condition. We are working hard to raise awareness. We are here to support people and their families. We give practical advice and we link people so that they can support each other.

We also seek out and fund the research that brings us closer to a cure. We also raise cash for specialist nurses and advisors. It all helps.

ACE – Animal Care in Egypt

help improve the lives of local communities and the welfare of their working animals, by easing and preventing the suffering of those, and all animals through provision of sustainable veterinary treatment and education programmes for local people.

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