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So far this year, Brampton’s Charitable Trust has donated over £90,000 to 22 different charities across a broad range of categories. We have been particularly keen to respond to the suffering caused by the pandemic both locally and around the world. We are focussed on providing immediate aid to families, support for domestic abuse and mental health charities. We also believe that donating to environmental charities is critical and that the environment is intrinsically related to the current health crisis.
INCLUING THE RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (both at home and abroad)
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.
FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 18 independent organisations. Together, they take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups. The food that is redistributed is nutritious and good to eat. It reaches charities across the UK, including school breakfast clubs, older people’s lunch clubs, homeless shelters, and community cafes. Every week FareShare provide enough food to create almost a million meals for vulnerable people.
Ikamva Labantu (South Africa)
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.
MENTAL HEALTH CHARITIES
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.
Compassion in World Farming
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 (matched funding – Land for Life project)
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.
Adopt an Animal
WWF run a scheme where anyone can adopt an animal by donating any amount of money (large or small). The funds are used to protect precious habitats around the world and all the species which rely on them.
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.
For thirty years, Tusk has supported forward-thinking and successful conservation intervention in Africa. From the plains of the Serengeti to the rainforests of the Congo Basin, they are working towards a future in which people and wildlife can both thrive across the African continent. Poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict are having a devastating impact on Africa’s wildlife. Tusk believe local people and organisations are best positioned to address these threats, but are often under-resourced and lack the recognition they deserve.
POLITICAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Equal Justice Initiative
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.
Survival International is a human rights organisation formed in 1969 that campaigns for the rights of indigenous and/or tribal peoples and uncontacted peoples. The organisation’s campaigns generally focus on tribal peoples’ desires to keep their ancestral lands, fighting for tribal peoples’ survival. They aim to stop loggers, miners, and oil companies from destroying tribal lands, lives and livelihoods across the globe.
Campaign Against Antisemitism
Campaign Against Antisemitism is a volunteer-led charity dedicated to exposing and countering antisemitism through education and zero-tolerance law enforcement.
WORLD / DISASTER RELIEF
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 (including a portion to the Holocaust Survivors Centre)
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.
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.
Camp Simcha exists to make a difference to seriously ill Jewish children and their families. Their mission is to ensure that no such child or their family, anywhere in the UK has to suffer without our support. They offer practical emotional and therapeutic support services, as well as parties, outings and events – designed to bring some light at the darkest times.
Or Halev: Center for Jewish Spiritualty and Meditation
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. We’ve been involved in organising leading-edge, pioneering and transformative events including meditation retreats over the past ten years – touching thousands of lives.
The Plum Village Monastery is a Buddhist monastery of the Plum Village Tradition in the Dordogne, southern France. A global community of mindfulness practice centres offering retreats and teachings on engaged Buddhism and the art of mindful living, founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 1982.
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice
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.
Anthony Nolan Trust
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.
Someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer every 16 minutes. Blood cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer in the UK. Leukaemia UK support those affected by leukaemia and other blood cancers through the physical, psychological and emotional uncertainty that may come with a diagnosis, working to fund innovative and effective research for better treatments and care.
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