Information on charities
Diabetes is a fast growing health threat in the UK. There are over 3 million people living with diabetes, and around 850,000 have Type 2 diabetes but don't know it. 7 million adults in the UK - that's one in seven - are at high risk of diabetes and the number is rising.
Up to 80 percent of cases of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented so Tesco and Diabetes UK are working together to create healthier communities, and to support everyone affected by, and at risk of, diabetes in the United Kingdom.
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- Registered Charity Number - England and Wales: 215199, Scotland: SC039136
Action for Children
Action for Children is a charity working in the heart of communities throughout the UK. With almost 500 children's projects we are where you live. We are committed to helping around 50,000 of the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people each year.
Our children's services staff are truly inspiring and it's what makes Action for Children special. We work with families in crisis by running child care courses, family mediation and emergency intervention support for family breakdown, domestic abuse, and homelessness. We also work with disabled children and their families by offering services including day-care, short breaks, after-school clubs, supported housing, and home care. We work with older children at risk of addiction, crime, homelessness or self-harm by giving them the skills to live independently and helping them to get into education, employment or training. And we find safe homes for children through our adoption and fostering services.
Action for Children is there to help those most in need. We need support from people like you to provide these young people with the help they need to transform their lives.
- For more information visit www.actionforchildren.org.uk
- Registered Charity Number - England: 1097940, Scotland: SC038092
Every year at Barnardo's, we transform the lives of over 190,000 children, young people and their families in local communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We address today's pressing social issues, such as poverty, homelessness, disability and youth unemployment. The success of our work depends on voluntary donations from the general public and for every £1 donated, 95 pence is spent directly on helping children who often have no-one else to turn to. We believe that every child deserves the best start in life and the chance to fulfil their potential. You can help us help them achieve this.
- For more information visit www.barnardos.org.uk
- Registered Charity Number - England and Wales: 216250, Scotland: SC037605
Save the Children
Save the Children works in more than 120 countries including the UK. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In the world's poorest countries, illnesses such as diarrhoea and pneumonia are allowed to claim 7.6 million young lives every year. But we can stop this. We know what works, we just need more of it. More vaccines, more antibiotics, more nurses and midwives.
Donate today and help us to save children's lives. Whatever you were born to do, do it for Save the Children.
- For more information visit www.savethechildren.org.uk
- Registered Charity Number - England and Wales: 213890, Scotland: SC039570
Together for Short Lives
There are an estimated 23,500 children and young people across the UK unlikely to reach adulthood. Some of them die when very young; others deteriorate over many years. Families caring for these children and young people - often 24 hours a day, seven days a week - are under enormous emotional, physical and financial strain. These are ordinary people leading extraordinary lives.
Together for Short Lives is the only UK-wide charity representing all of these families. They help ensure that every life-limited child and their family has the best possible care and support whenever and wherever they need it. Your donation will fund essential care for children where you live, focusing on improving the quality of their short lives and providing practical support for families for as long as they need it.
- For more information visit www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk
- Registered Charity Number - 1144022
Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. We build specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. We want every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live.
Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated during treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age can make a huge difference to their whole experience. We rely solely on donations to fund our vital work. You can help transform the lives of young people with cancer.
- For more information visit www.teenagecancertrust.org
- Registered Charity Number - England and Wales: 1062559, Scotland: SC039757
Disasters Emergency Committee
The Disasters Emergency Committee unites the 14 leading UK aid agencies in their efforts to finance relief for people suffering major disasters in poorer countries. They ensure donors' funds deliver effective and timely relief for people in need during emergencies around the world. They also strive to improve standards in the delivery of humanitarian aid, the raising of funds via the public and the monitoring of our operations to ensure money is spent in an effective and fully accountable way.
Donations will not automatically be sought when there is no 'live' disaster appeal. Any donations made when there is no 'live appeal' will be held by the charity and put towards the next appeal.
- For more information visit www.dec.org.uk
- Registered Charity Number - 1062638