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Action For Children
A proud heritage - Action For Children have been working with the UK's most vulnerable children since 1869. Action For Children were originally called the National Children's Home, or NCH, until September 2008 when they changed their name to one that better describes what they do and what they value - Action for Children.
Passionate about potential - Action For Children believe all children and young people have unique potential and that they should have the support and opportunities they need to reach it.
Action for Children helps nearly 170,000 children, young people and their
families through nearly 450 projects across the UK. They also promote social
justice by lobbying and campaigning for change.
Armed Forces Day
Across the country people are getting involved: communities are holding local events and businesses are showing their support for the UK's armed forces.
Armed forces day in the UK is usually held at various locations in the UK on the last Saturday in June every year and to find out how to get involved, what's going on in your area, plus find out how you can celebrate Armed Forces Day in support of our nation, just click on the link below. The website for the Armed Forces Day, is www.ArmedForcesDay.org.uk
Army Benevolent Fund
Although we changed our name in 2010 to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, our vision
remains the same: "That all soldiers, veterans and their immediate families
should have the opportunity to avoid hardship and enjoy independence and
In return, the charity provides financial assistance for serving soldiers and ex-soldiers when they are in real need. That's what they've been doing since 1944.
They have seen a 30% rise over the recent past in applications from soldiers who have taken part in previous and current conflicts and currently raise £7 million a year to meet this need.
As a result of current operations, it is anticipated that the requests for assistance will rise significantly in the coming years. It is the aim of The Soldiers' Charity to be sure that we can help each and every soldier that needs our help. We depend entirely on your donations and goodwill to do this. The website for the Army Benevolent Fund, is www.SoldiersCharity.org
- British Cycling is the national governing body for cycle sport in the UK
As the governing body of cycling, British Cycling has a range of responsibilities, which, for operational purposes, the organisation groups under two main headings:
Excellence - British Cycling runs the lottery-funded GB Cycling Teams in road, track, mountain bike, cross-country and paralympic cycling and is offering an increasing amount of support to the GB team in non-Olympic disciplines. More details of Excellence can be found in the GB Team section of the website.
Participation - British Cycling members have access to an extensive events programme, racing licences and a range of benefits. British Cycling underpins cycling with programmes focusing on Facilities, Major Events, Coaching, Volunteers, Club Development and Grass-Roots participation. The British Cycling website is at: www.britishcycling.org.uk
British Forces community in the UK, with friends and families overseas, from Afghanistan to Iraq, Germany to the Falklands, Cyprus to Canada - not to mention our FM stations in Northern Ireland. Many of our programmes are heard simultaneously in the UK and across the Forces' world, some will come from our studios in operational areas or Germany and all of them will feature our brilliant mix of music from the 60s to the present day. www.bfbs.com
Just click once on the following link for some of the best advice on helping yourself to have a healthy heart: www.bhf.org.uk
The majority of the population, both older and younger people, are able to lead healthy, active lives. However, for many people there comes a time when, either for themselves or for someone close to them, there is a critical need to know what is available in the way of care or living support and how it can be accessed - for short or long term needs.
In this situation, people are often faced with very little
choice. Often, they are told that a care home is the only option. A home may be
an excellent choice for some people but, as this site will show, there are lots
of other possibilities and options to think about.
Change 4 Life
We all know it can be hard these days to live a happy, healthy life but Change4Life can help. After all, none of us are perfect. The way we live in modern society means a lot of us, especially our kids, have fallen into unhealthy habits. Even the best of us can make small changes.
Would you like loads of ideas and help to give your family a happier, healthier future? Then you already know why you should join Change4Life. As part of Change4Life, you will receive tons of helpful information, games, tools, tips and a free welcome pack. You can also search for what is happening in your local community. We'll update the site all the time so don't miss out - come back and see us regularly.
Where will I find Change4Life?
In a word - everywhere! Making a Change4Life is really important, so we're going
to be talking to you through your telly, your radio, your parks, your local
halls, your supermarkets, in your children's schools and, with any luck, in your
home too. And that's just for starters!
Childline Children's Charity
Since it was launched in 1986, ChildLine has saved children's lives, found refuges for children in danger on the streets, and given hope to thousands of children who believed no one else cared for them. ChildLine has now counselled well over one million children and young people.
ChildLine is the UK's free, 24-hour helpline for children in distress or danger. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advise and protect children and young people who may feel they have nowhere else to turn.
Almost 1,400 volunteers provide a counselling service, supervised by a team of professional supervisors and managers. Every day around 4,500 children call ChildLine, but lack of funds means that only 2,500 of them will get through to our counsellors for comfort, advice and protection. www.childline.org.uk
Childrens Hospices UK
Its work includes:
CTC - The National Cycling Charity
CTC, the national cycling charity has championed the cause of cycling for well over a century. We promote all forms of cycling, protect the interests of existing and would-be cyclists, and inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling.
As an independent, democratic and expert organisation, our activities reflect
the commitment of our members, volunteers and partners to make cycling
mainstream, making a lasting difference to the lives of individuals and communities.
Here's what we do in a nutshell.
Each year we care for around 16,000 dogs at our nationwide network of 17 Rehoming Centres. No healthy dog is ever destroyed.
We run subsidised neutering campaigns in areas of the UK with the most acute stray dog problems.
Our Education Officers give thousands of classroom presentations every year. Free teaching resources are made available to all schools in the UK.
Our FREEDOM Project helps pet owners who are fleeing domestic violence by fostering their animals while they start a new life.
The HOPE Project gives preventative veterinary care to dogs belonging to homeless people.
We advise government on any matters concerning dog ownership.
The largest dog welfare charity in the UK.
European Cyclists' Federation - (ECF)
The Aims and Objectives of the European Cyclists Federation:
The website for the European Cyclists' Federation is www.ecf.com
Forces Pension Society
As a not-for-profit organisation, we value our independence, which gives us the freedom to campaign objectively on behalf of our members and of members of the Armed Forces generally.
We campaign on behalf of all ranks of all Services and their dependants
to improve the benefits of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme. Unless you are a
fully qualified Pensions expert, the complex and constantly changing nature of
the Armed Forces Pension Scheme needs explanation and guidance.
If you have any niggling doubts concerning your understanding of the full implications of your pension situation, now is the time to join us and ensure you get the best pension to which you are entitled. It could save you (or your dependants) a lot of needless hassle, or money, or both. The website for The Forces Pension Society is www.forpen.org
Great Ormond Street Hospital
GOSH - the Hospital - GOSH offers the widest range of paediatric specialties under one roof in Britain, and pioneers new treatments and drugs through its research body, the Institute of Child Health. Come on our hospital tour, or find out more about the Hospital's inspiring work at www.gosh.nhs.uk
Great Ormond Street Hospital is the largest paediatric research and training centre in Britain. All areas of the hospital take part in research, including a particular focus on research by nurses and professionals allied to medicine.
Among their many achievements, our researchers have devised mini-bone marrow transplants for children too sick to have a full-blown BMT (bone marrow transplant), the development of a hepatitis C vaccine and ground-breaking gene therapy trials. New drugs have also been pioneered for the treatment of epilepsy, arthritis and HIV, while new techniques for cardiac surgery have made it safer and more effective.
Family accommodation - Great Ormond Street Hospital houses 1,000 parents each week on site. It aims to give a bed for the night to one parent of every inpatient, and both parents of intensive care patients. Number 3, Powis Place, was recently purchased for £350,000 to house parents of children in the Intensive Care Unit.
The website for the Great Ormond Street Hospital, is www.gosh.org
Help For Heroes
This is not about politics, there's no need to criticise or complain, why moan about it being dark when you can light a candle? This is about ordinary decent people wanting to to do their bit to help, to raise money by joining in and so creating something that has become rather wonderful.
Over the last few weeks we have seen this support building into a a huge, unstoppable wave. The RFU hosted the Rugby Challenge Match at Twickenham and 52,000 of you cheered on the Rugby Legends and raised over £1.3m. A business man decided to do his bit and paid £1.5m to fly with the RAF's Red Arrows. The finalists of Simon Cowell's X Factor joined in and sung Hero which has become the fastest selling record of the decade. Even James Bond has signed up with over £500,000 raised for H4H and the Poppy appeal at the Royal Premier of Quantum of Solace.
There are thousands of events happening all over the country as people decide to show their support, people who are prepared to get on and do something, to light a candle in the dark. All of us at Help for Heroes are staggered by the support and would like to say thank you to all of you who have made this work..... Now keep going!
The website for Help For Heroes is www.HelpForHeroes.org.uk
Holiday apartment on the Costa Blanca, on the sunny east coast of Spain
The apartment has two bedrooms; a main double bedroom and the 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds, with hot and cold air-conditioning, free 24/7 Wi-Fi and 24/7 English television channels. The area of La Mata is very flat, making it ideal for the elderly, disabled etc. The property also has a balcony and a swimming pool. For a great holiday apartment rental on the Costa Blanca, just click on the following link: www.CostaBlancaHolidayApartment.com
International Animal Rescue
At International Animal Rescue we do exactly what our name says - we save animals from suffering around the world. We cut free dancing bears in India, rescue primates from animal traffickers in Indonesia and treat stray dogs and cats around the world. And so much more... Whenever we can, we release rescued animals back into the wild. and if that's not possible, we give them a safe haven for life.
The website for International Animal Rescue is at: www.InternationalAnimalRescue.org
NCPCC - Childrens charity in the UK
* Focus on areas in which we can make the biggest difference.
* Prioritise the children who are most at risk.
* Learn what works best for them.
* Create leverage for change.
When we have an idea we think will reduce harm to children, we test it. We
measure it carefully to ensure that it works. If it does we tell others, in
order to make sure that these new ideas and services are taken up by them to
help other children.
* Those who experience neglect.
* Physical abuse in high-risk families (those families with violent adults, alcohol and drug abuse and mental health issues
* Those who experience sexual abuse.
* Children under the age of one.
* Disabled children.
Putting it into practice
When we have an idea to reduce harm to children, we will test it. We'll measure it to ensure it works. If it does, we'll do everything we can to make sure that these new ideas and services are taken up to help other children.
To help end cruelty to children in the UK we:
* Create and deliver the services that are most effective at protecting children.
* Provide advice and support for adults and professionals worried about a child.
* Work with organisations to ensure they effectively protect children - and challenge those who do not.
* Campaign for changes to legislation, policy and practice in order to keep children safe.
The website for the NCPCC is at www.nspcc.org.uk
Our Priorities -
The fundamental long-term priorities for PDSA are:
Royal British Legion
Who we help - The Royal British Legion help serving and ex-service personnel and their families. Not just those who fought in the two World Wars, but also those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting today.
What we do - We provide welfare services, campaign on a range of issues affecting Service people, are custodians of Remembrance, raise funds through the annual Poppy Appeal and we are a membership organisation.
The website for The Royal British Legion - UK, is www.britishlegion.org.uk
RSPCA - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
We're proud of who we are and what we do. We've come so far, and in this section we hope to answer all of your questions and curiosities about us.
You can learn all about our heritage, and find out about the people who put our mission into action - and what they really do.
Plus you can keep your thirst for knowledge well watered and stay informed with our natty newsletters and magazines.
The website for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals www.rspca.org.uk
SAT Animal Rescue
S.A.T was founded in 1992 by a group of people of all nationalities who saw the need for a sanctuary for the abandoned dogs that roamed the streets of Torrevieja. Today, with its kennels at Dolores which can home up to 70 dogs, it is still a multi-national organisation and a registered charity with the Valencian Community. Our aim is to prevent unnecessary suffering and rehome the many abandoned dogs within the Costa Blanca area. No longer do we only cover Torrevieja, we have cries for help from as far as Murcia and as far inland as Pinoso and Sax. Luckily for us, there are now more places like ours that take in abandoned animals and we can deal with the immediate problems in the Vega Baja area more readily.
We have a huge amount of volunteers who do just about anything to make the stay of our 'guests' at Dolores a happy one. Dog walkers, shop workers, fundraisers and general all round helpers all help to ensure that the SAT Animal Rescue runs smoothly. The SAT animal rescue can always do with more help though and volunteers are always needed, but especially to help in our SAT shop at Guardamar, at the Sunday sales at San Luis and San Miguel, and to fundraise, as these are our only sources of income, this side of SAT is all important. If you can help in any way please contact the kennels on (0034) 966 710 047 and they will put you in touch with the right person. Remember though, there is an answer machine so please follow the instructions on the message should the kennel staff be elsewhere working and not answering the phone at that time.
The SAT animal
rescue centre at Dolores only caters for dogs but SAT also helps other animals when
necessary. We work closely with other charities and individuals dealing with
many different types of animals so although we cannot house them we can advise
SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity
SSAFA works in partnership with other military charities and specialist organisations to ensure that those who turn to us for help get the support they need.
We put Armed Forces families at the heart of everything we do.
Welfare advice and support - we help serving personnel, veterans and their families across the UK. Our network of around 7,000 committed volunteers worldwide offer welfare support for people from throughout the military community, from World War Two veterans to the families of young service personnel wounded in Afghanistan. Our network of branches provide help for veterans and their families in the community. Our service volunteers work on military bases to help families meet the challenges of service life.
Health and Social Care services - our professional staff give direct support to serving personnel and their families in the UK and overseas through contracts to the NHS and Ministry of Defence. Our doctors, nurses, midwives and social workers deliver health and community care for British Forces in Germany and worldwide.
We also provide Personal Support and Social Work Services at RAF bases throughout the UK and social work support across the world.
Specialist services - Armed Forces families face unique challenges and so it is important that we
provide services that address their specific needs. These services address a
variety of unique welfare needs and issues experienced by military families:
Torrevieja Forums, the forums for Torrevieja and the whole of the Costa Blanca south
For more details on the Torrevieja Forums, just go to their website www.TorreviejaForums.com
Established by Royal Charter in 1996, UK Sport works in partnership with the home country sports councils and other agencies to lead sport in the UK to world-class success.
UK Sport is responsible for managing and distributing public investment and is a statutory distributor of funds raised by the National Lottery.
Accountable to Parliament through the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, UK Sport's work is directed by the board, which meets every two months.
UK Sport will work in partnership to lead sport in the UK to world-class success.
For more details on this
excellent cause, just go to UK Sports website :
We Are The English
We Are The English website www.WeAreTheEnglish.com
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