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Coping with the devastating effects of losing your sight can be daunting and incredibly overwhelming. In the UK, 200 people are diagnosed with macular disease every day - a disease that causes loss of central vision.
To help support people at the point of diagnosis of sight loss, we've funded Hannah Keegan's role as an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) as part of our work with RNIB to provide both emotional and practical support. Here, Hannah explains how she's working alongside the NHS to support people with their everyday health.Continue Reading
Over The Wall is a national UK children's charity that provide free of charge camps throughout the UK to children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Our donation of £68,065 funded a Volunteer Co-ordinator for three years to help facilitate the camps.
Through the 200 volunteer days we offer to our employees, a group of them recently helped set up a Health Challenge Camp in Dorset. This was a five night residential camp for children and teenagers aged eight to 17 years who are experiencing or recovering from serious health challenges.Continue Reading
Music in Hospitals is a UK based charity which aims to improve the lives of adults and children with a range of illnesses and disabilities through professionally performed live music in hospitals, hospices, day care centres, special schools and nursing and residential homes.
Jeannie Travell, Senior Customer Advisor, tells us about her recent visit to see the charity in action.