We aim to support charities and organisations that are dedicated to helping people with everyday health conditions. In the past year we have donated over £900,000 to 23 charities, impacting the lives of over 2 million people.
Here is a snapshot of some of the causes we have supported...
Every year over 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness. The Children's Trust offers the largest residential brain injury rehabilitation unit in the country. We donated £40,000 to fund a Health Play Specialist as well as outings and activities throughout the year. Through play, children practice the skills they learn in rehabilitation sessions in a fun and exciting way.
To find out more, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk
Challengers is dedicated to providing exciting and challenging play and leisure opportunities for disabled children and young people. It's a great opportunity for young people to get involved with activities with the level of support they need. We donated £55,000 to enable Challengers to grow its young adult provision that supports ages 18 - 25.
To find out more visit www.disability-challengers.org
Revitalise transforms the lives of individuals and families who face the daily challenge of giving and receiving care. It provides a setting where guests can get away from it all for a few days, safe in the knowledge that their care needs are taken care of. In 2014 we donated £49,560.
Music in Hospitals brings the joy of live music to adults and children in hospitals, hospices, day care centres, special schools, nursing and residential homes. We donated £27,000 in 2014, which was used specifically to put on concerts for Dementia patients in the Greater London area, reaching 3,000 people.
Grief Encounter is one of the UK's leading child bereavement charities, providing free, pioneering services and support to children, young people and their families who have suffered the loss of a parent or sibling. We donated £17,448 to fund its e-counselling services, so the charity can reach those who are unable to attend face to face sessions via email and skype, ensuring they receive support when they need it most.
To find out more visit www.griefencounter.org.uk
The magicians, puppeteers, clowns and musicians from POD bring magic, fun and laughter into the lives of children in hospital. The charity gives monthly shows in over 150 hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. We donated £16,500 to POD, securing the future of the charity for another year.