Teenage Cancer Trust make sure young people don't face cancer alone. That might mean providing treatment and support for young people in one of our comfortable, contemporary specialist cancer wards, or travelling to other hospitals and to young people's homes to make sure we reach everyone who needs us, wherever they live.
We also spread the word about the impact of cancer on young people. We do presentations in schools. We help medical professionals and politicians to understand why young people with cancer need specific support. And we publish a wide range of no-nonsense information resources.
We make sure that we're there for young people from the moment cancer is diagnosed until long after treatment is over. Whether it's helping young people return to work or school, or giving advice about dealing with long-term side effects, our events and support help young people figure out what normal looks like now.
The Ghana Education Project (GEP) is an award-winning UK-registered charity supporting education, equality and development in Northern Ghana.
The charity does this through the education and training of young people, building community facilities and promoting equality for girls and women.
GEP’s flagship project is the pioneering Kyabobo School for Girls in the Volta region, which opened in September 2013 and recently welcomed its second intake of pupils. By 2016, the school will be providing a high quality secondary education for over 300 girls, with the aim of becoming a beacon school for the whole of Ghana.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has its own Family Support Trust (previously called the Strathclyde Widows and Orphans fund). This is actually the oldest fire and rescue charity in the UK.
The charity changed its name in 2007 and following reform of the service in Scotland, it now rolls out its charitable services across the country.
It provides services such as bereavement and hardship grants, supports retired members and their families, a children’s investment trust ( for those suffering parental loss) and provides rest and recuperation facilities amongst many other registered beneficiaries.
Suzy Lamplugh Trust was founded in 1986 and is the UK's only personal safety charity committed to creating a safer society for all. Our mission is to campaign, educate and support people to help reduce the risk of violence and aggression for everyone.
Our work can be divided into three key areas:
1. Helping and supporting people – we run the National Stalking Helpline, support people who have an increased risk of experiencing violence and aggression, and run community projects.
2. Education – we provide advice, training, guidance, workplace support, free resources, information, and consultancy.
3. Campaigning – we work in partnership with other charities, private and statutory organisations, raise awareness, and influence policy makers.
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