Charity for Kids aim is to help Disabled, Sick/Terminally-ill Children/Families by improving their current quality of life in & around the area of Hastings, St Leonards, Bexhill on Sea & Battle (East Sussex). We want to be able to support Families throughout the UK, but one step at a time!
Help for Heroes was founded in October 2007 to help the wounded servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. The message of the charity is simple: We are strictly non political and non critical; we simply want to help. We believe that anyone who volunteers to serve in time of war, knowing that they risk all, is a hero. These are ordinary people doing extraordinary things and some of them are living with the consequences of their service for life. We may not be able to prevent our soldiers from being wounded, but together we can help them get better.
Life-saving charity Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance carries a specialist doctor and critical care paramedic who can carry out advanced medical procedures at scene, giving patients the best chance and quality of survival. The medics take to the scene the type of expertise and equipment normally found only in the resuscitation area of a hospital’s emergency department and can fly patients to the most appropriate hospital according to their needs which is often the major trauma centres in London. It costs £6million a year to keep both helicopters flying and the charity relies almost entirely on donations
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Richard House Children's Hospice, based in Newham, east London, deals with death, dying, loss and grief and we are honoured to accompany families on their journeys through life and death, creating positive memories along the way. The services provided at Richard House are free to the families we support and the majority of our services are funded by voluntary donations. We wish you every success in your fundraising challenge! If we are lucky enough to be chosen by you as a beneficiary of your efforts, we very much look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
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Many people who make a Tandem Skydive do so whilst raising funds for a worthwhile cause. In return for raising a minimum amount the costs of the training and flight can be paid for out of the money you raise. However, this is between you and your charity. We suggest you raise at least £390 and once the costs of your training and flight have been deducted your charity will receive at least £130.
Hospice in the Weald provide specialist palliative care to patients, families and carers in West Kent and North East Sussex. Our services include a 15 bed In Patient Unit, Hospice Day Service, Hospice at Home and Counselling Support Services. Every donation, no matter the size, helps us to reach the £7million every year we need just to sustain our current work. All our services are offered free of charge and for every £1 raised, 90p goes directly towards patient care.
At RDA, our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK. The Chalkdown Group Riding for the Disabled is based at Duckhurst Stables in Staplehurst in Kent and runs on a Thursday during term.
Enthusiastically run by a very loyal and hard working group of volunteers we have two morning sessions and one afternoon session. All money raised goes directly to the our charity.
Heart of Kent Hospice is an independent charity providing expert care for people facing the challenge of a life limiting illness. Our catchment area includes Maidstone, Aylesford, Tonbridge and Malling and the surrounding villages.
Our specialist teams care for nearly 1,000 patients and their families each year at home or in the Hospice, improving their quality of life and helping them live each day as fully as possible. Heart of Kent Hospice need to raise over £4million every year to continue to offer these services free of charge to everyone who needs them. £3.2 million of this comes from the generous local community.
John Aspinall started his famous animal collection in 1957 when he bought Howletts Wild Animal Park. In 1973 he bought Port Lympne Wild Animal Park to help house the growing groups of animals. Today the two wild animal parks are home to over 1000 animals and 100 different species. The Aspinall Foundation, is the registered charity set up to work with the wild animal parks in Kent who are responsible for the reintroduction and ongoing mangement in the wild of animals that have been born in Kent. To date The Aspinall Foundation have reintroduced western lowland gorilla, black rhino and przewalski horses born in Kent back into the wild.
The Children’s Trust provides care and therapy to children with acquired brain injury, multiple disabilities and complex health needs. It is particularly renowned for its first class rehabilitation service for children with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The charity is based at a 24 acre site in Surrey and boasts state of the art facilities to help children make the best recovery possible. To complement this service the charity now gives the opportunity for families across the UK to receive support through the Brain Injury Community Team.
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