As you may be aware, we have for some years had a Charitable Trust. We have been particularly keen to respond over the past 3 months to the suffering caused by the pandemic both locally and also around the world in providing immediate aid to families, support for domestic abuse and mental health charities as well as donating to environmental charities, which I believe is critical and that the environment is intimately related to the current health crisis.
The students also raise funds each year for a charity of their choice. They hold bake sales, take part in sponsored events, amongst other activities. This year they chose the Anthony Nolan Trust. The Charitable Trust always matches the amount raised. We also aim to support any members of staff who fundraise for charities, often those which are close to their hearts.
This year the Charitable Trust has supported the following charities:
Family Action, a long-standing charity formed in 1869, transforms lives
by providing practical, emotional, and financial support to those who
are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the
country. Today they work with over 45,000 families through over 140 community-based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants programmes. Their innovative services reach out to those in need, strengthen families and
communities, build skills and resilience, and improve the life chances of children and adults
Refuge provides specialist support to women and children escaping domestic violence and other terrible situations. Services include: 24-hr national helpline, women’s refuges, outreach and floating support, independent domestic and sexual violence advocates. They raise awareness and influence policy and legislative change. Since lockdown began, calls and contacts to their National Domestic Abuse Helpline have rocketed by around 66%.
SafeLives, formerly known as CAADA is a national charity supporting a strong multi-agency response to domestic abuse. SafeLives provides practical tools, training, guidance, quality assurance, policy and data insight to support professionals and organisations working with domestic abuse victims. The aim is to protect the highest risk victims and their children.
Corona Care Challenge is a local charity formed at the beginning of the pandemic to put together and deliver as many care packages as they can – to those who could not get out during lockdown. They have also put together packages for those who are blessed enough to leave hospital, so they have essentials when they arrive home.
They are also supporting all the incredible staff at the NHS across London, they’ve provided them fresh cooked meals and supplying drinks and snacks during their long shifts plus some hospitals have set up internal food banks for the staff to be able to take home essential items for their families.
They have also bought and distributed a number of iPads across hospitals in their community. This is so doctors and nurses can call patients loved ones who are not lucky enough to have this way to communicate with people.
Ikamva Labantu works throughout Cape Town’s township communities towards a more just society where human rights can be fully actualised. Ikamva’s work focuses on early childhood development, the wellbeing of older persons and afterschool initiatives that keep children safe and off the streets. They have been particularly active in working to protect vulnerable communities during the epidemic.
Young Minds are committed to improving children’s wellbeing and mental health. Discover information, advice & support for young people affected by mental health. Changing Attitudes. Empowering Young People. Supporting Parents. Training Professionals.
Specific advice on how to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic: With the right help and support, we can get through this.
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools. They provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. They also offer expert training and professional qualifications.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM exists to change this. Join the campaign to take a stand against suicide.
Open Door offer a range of evidence-based therapies including: Counselling, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescents (IPT-A), Family Therapy, Group Therapy. They have a number of specialist services including: a Psychotherapy Service for young people with special needs
a secondary school therapy service the Parenting Teenagers Project for parents of young people aged 12-21
Compassion in World Farming is a campaigning and lobbying animal welfare organisation. It campaigns against the live export of animals, certain methods of livestock slaughter, and all systems of factory farming. It believes that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialised approach – so are relentlessly focused on ending factory farming.
WWF-UK’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable and reducing pollution and wasteful consumption.
The Wilderness Foundation UK mission is to harness the positive power of nature to change lives. Each year we work with over 5,000 young people across the UK, including some of the hardest-to-reach most disadvantaged youth, to offer programs that utilize the irreplaceable quality of wilderness and nature as a catalyst for transformational personal growth and change.
The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the United Kingdom concerned with the creation, protection, and restoration of native woodland heritage. It has planted over 43 million trees since 1972.
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Founded by Bryan Stevenson.
Quilliam is the world’s first counter-extremism organisation. It has a full spectrum approach to promote pluralism and inspire change. Co-founded by Maajid Nawaz.
Campaign Against Antisemitism is a volunteer-led charity dedicated to exposing and countering antisemitism through education and zero-tolerance law enforcement.
WaterAid is an international charity, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Only by tackling these three essentials in ways that last can people change their lives for good.
Jewish Care is the largest provider of health and social care services for the Jewish community in the UK. Every week, the lives of 10,000 people are touched by their important work.
Holocaust Survivors Centre
A support service for survivors who were in Europe during the war or those who came to the UK as refugees. It also provides support for Jewish refugees from former Yugoslavia.
Impact on the Street was started by a group of friends who knowing that the homeless crisis in London was at an all-time high, they wanted to do whatever they could to help.
Every few weeks, they arrange teams to go out and deliver approximately 100 care packages. Each cost around £40.
Each care package contains a SLEEPING BAG, THERMAL CLOTHING, UNDERWEAR, FOIL BLANKET, HAND WARMERS, TOILETRIES, WOMEN’S SANITARY PRODUCTS, THERMAL FLASK, TEA, COFFEE, NON PERISHABLE SNACKS (CHOCOLATE, CRISPS ETC) POT NOODLE, FIRST AID KITS and they have now distributed to over 1000 homeless people in Greater London.
The Beam Foundation aims to promote the education of people experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities, and people with a criminal record by providing assistance in the form of crowdfunded vocational training and support in finding employment once training has been completed.
UJIA is the largest Jewish charity in the UK working with young people and focusing on strengthening Jewish identity and a connection to Israel through formal and informal educational programmes. The Young UJIA allows the youth of today to work together to run events and raise money for the same cause.
Or Halev organise mindfulness meditation retreats throughout the world, teaching spiritual practices including mindfulness as a means of bringing about self-transformation and developing wisdom, understanding and insight.
HaMakom is a place to experience, develop and practise compassion, wisdom, generosity, gratitude, awe, kindness and love. They’ve been involved in organising leading-edge, pioneering and transformative events including meditation retreats over the past ten years – touching thousands of lives.
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is a community-based hospice service providing support for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families in North and Central London and Hertsmere.
Tommy’s fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents. The charity believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy or birth and want every parent to have the best possible pregnancy outcomes and to take home happy, healthy babies.
CoppaFeel help everyone stand the best possible chance of surviving breast cancer by educating people on the importance of getting to know their boobs and pecs!
The Anthony Nolan Trust match incredible individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants. They educate young people about the lifesaving difference they can make by joining their register. They conduct ground-breaking research to improve the success rates of transplants and improve the lives of all people with blood cancer. They are there with support, advice and information for people with blood cancer and their families.
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