We are proud to support the following organisations:
Skylarks provide support for children with additional needs. Everything about Skylarks is focused on children and the atmosphere is bright, optimistic and supportive – understanding that all children want to have fun and feel safe, and that parents need a helping hand when days are tough.
Little Village is London's biggest baby bank. It provides vital kit for families struggling to pay for essential kit – like clothes, beds and toys. Many of the people who come for help are often socially isolated and have little or no knowledge of wider networks of support available to them.
Candlelighters support families facing children's cancer in Yorkshire. Based in Leeds, they are right there for children going through cancer treatment and their families. From providing Play Therapists on the ward at the hospital, to accommodation for parents, financial support and so much more.
SHiFT works with children and young people who are caught in the destructive cycle of crime and associated behaviours. Their approach is centred around the relationship between each child and their SHiFT Guide. Guides work intensively with a maximum of five children over an 18-month period, doing whatever it takes to support and enable them to reach their potential.
The Miscarriage Association provides support and information to anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy. Miscarriage is the most common kind of pregnancy loss, affecting around one in four pregnancies. The team has the knowledge, compassion and experience to help, and their volunteers, who have been through pregnancy loss themselves, provide peer support and comfort.
The Parent Rooms began in 2014 as an informal online peer support group started by Michelle Bradley who, at that time, was struggling with postnatal anxiety, depression, and PTSD. In June 2019, after five years of providing informal online peer support to over 700 parents across NI, The Parent Rooms incorporated as a charity to develop a regional peer support network across Northern Ireland for parents experiencing mental health difficulties.
The Cares Family helps people find connection and community in a disconnected age. They opened in 2011 after the founder, Alex, was canvassing for votes as a council candidate in the local elections. As he was doing his rounds, knocking on doors, he met Fred, a neighbour in his 80s who hadn't been out of his house for three months. Alex wheeled Fred in his wheelchair to the voting place, and the next day returned to help Fred get a haircut.
Free Your Mind support individuals that have experienced childhood Domestic Violence and Abuse in the home. They provide therapeutic support for children and young people coping with the trauma of living around Domestic Abuse. They are the only charity that works directly with children and young people who have witnessed Domestic Abuse in the home, and the fallout of this on their mental health.
The Bodie Hodges Foundation was formed in 2012, to support families who have been bereaved of a child of any age and to promote organ donation. Our vision is to give hope to families bereaved of a child by providing a range of services that support grieving families and encourage them to rebuild and remember.
Buttle UK is a charity dedicated to helping children and young people in the UK who have experienced crisis, living in financial hardship and dealing with multiple challenging social issues. We provide support designed to improve emotional, educational and social outcomes through our Chances for Children grants and, for some children whose home environment is disruptive and chaotic, grants which allow them to go to boarding school.