The Prince’s Trust is a champion of young people, no matter what their background. Despite lives stifled by unemployment, homelessness, being in care or being in trouble with the law, young people can succeed with your help. Be part of The Prince’s Trust community that gives vulnerable young people the chance to build a life for themselves. Help to train, mentor and support them to build their skills and confidence. Your Help is Needed!
The Royal Ballet School is one of the best ballet schools in the world and has trained many of our most famous dancers including Margot Fonteyn and Darcey Bussell. Young dancers from all over the world want to train at The Royal Ballet School and, if they are good enough, they can. Every year hundreds of children audition for just 12 places for boys and 12 places for girls. They are accepted into the School purely on their talent and potential and regardless of whether they can pay the school fees. Because of this, nine out of ten of the Royal Ballet School students rely on financial help from generous supporters, such as our Little Sharers, to fulfil their dreams to become one of the best ballet dancers in the world.
There are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK – that's more than 1 in 100 people, If you include their families, autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. You can’t always tell if someone is autistic, because it’s a hidden disability and it affects children and grown-ups. Lots of children say the worst thing about being autistic is being bullied so the National Autistic Society work to make the world a better place for Autistic people and their families.
Opportunity International provides life-changing opportunities to families in some of the poorest countries of the world. Millions of mothers live in poverty, struggling to feed their family and send their children to school. They are disadvantaged by a lack of opportunities to learn and have no access to the financial services needed to grow and develop a business – they are trapped in a cycle of poverty. This is where Opportunity International comes in. Our tailored financial solutions in micro-enterprise, education and agriculture educate, empower and equip people to send their children to school, feed their family nutritious meals and create jobs in their community.
Kids for Kids helps change the lives of the poorest children living in the remote villages of Darfur, Sudan. In this isolated area of Africa, where everyday life can be a struggle - no water for miles, not enough food - Kids for Kids run a range of simple, yet highly effective projects that have already transformed the lives of 370,000 people. Our simple Goat loans – providing kids for kids - supply urgently needed milk to malnourished children and give an income to their mothers - often for the first time. We dig and repair handpumps to provide water, train midwives and first aid workers, provide hard working donkeys and animal care training, as well as blankets, mosquito nets, ploughs and much more. And we don't forget grandparents - we provide chickens for the frail elderly so they have eggs. All of which helps the children and their families help themselves for the long-term.
Wellbeing of Women exists to find cures, treatments and preventions to keep women and babies healthy. Affiliated to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, we are the only charity supporting women and babies by funding research across the breadth of reproductive health and childbirth. It is a vastly overlooked and underfunded area and we are proud to say our work has led to many of the routine treatments used in everyday clinical practice, benefitting millions of women in the UK and worldwide.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years. Our aim is to transform current mental health provision
in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment.
We believe that every child and their family should be at the heart of the care they receive, working in partnership with professionals.
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. For these families, life is unthinkably tough. Their lives are shattered into a million pieces as they struggle to cope.
Each family is designated a Family Support Worker. That one Family Support Worker helps the whole family emotionally as they navigate through their new life they never imagined they’d ever face. Their Family Support Worker also helps with the practicalities of taking care of a sick child as well as siblings, while trying to keep life as normal as possible. Because of their support, families are better able to cope, and can face the future whatever it may hold.
Saving threatened habitats worldwide. World Land Trust works with local partners across the world to purchase and protect tropical forest and other threatened habitats for the wildlife that lives there. Since its beginnings in 1989, WLT has saved more than 600,000 acres, enabling overseas partners to create protected wildlife reserves and vital wildlife corridors for species to roam safely.
Almost two million people in the UK are living with sight loss that has a significant impact on their daily lives. Of those, around 180,000 rarely leave their homes alone and lead lonely, isolated lives. Guide Dogs aim is to help people with sight loss feel part of life.
The Guide Dogs charity provide support to help people with sight loss move around safely and confidently, to get out of their homes and be able to live their lives the way they choose. They are best known for achieving this through their world-famous guide dogs, but their work now encompasses so much more. In recent years they have extended their work to help people with sight loss tackle obstacles they face on a daily basis.
When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. We provide specialist support, to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family. CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly for children and young people with cancer, often when they feel they can’t. We do this individually, locally and nationally, so that they can focus on the important things, like getting well.
We're Ovarian Cancer Action. A charity dedicated to beating the UK's most deadly gynaecological disease. Ovarian cancer is a serial killer. It claims the life of another woman every two hours.
We fund vital research into the disease and help raise awareness by funding UK wide awareness campaigns.
We founded first dedicated ovarian cancer research centre in the UK. Here, our scientists work tirelessly to be able to understand ovarian cancer and how to stop it in its tracks.
We are determined to fight against and raise awareness of the disease that robs families of mothers, daughters, sisters, aunties, wives and partners.
Women deserve better.
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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity helps to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK. Our Roald Dahl specialist children’s nurses provide support to children with serious or rare conditions, and their families. We believe every child should have the best possible healthcare.