December 06, 2016
SHORTLISTED CHARITIES FOR MARKETTIERS CHARITY OF THE YEAR 2017 COMPETITION
We are delighted to share our top 10 shortlisted charities who entered our Charity of the Year competition, to give UK charities the chance to raise awareness of their organisation through receiving a year’s free consultancy, research and broadcast activation from the market leaders in broadcast PR.
Calaid | http://www.calaid.co.uk/
We are a group of volunteers collecting urgently needed donations for those living in the Calais refugee camps. We believe that no person should be without access to basic human rights like shelter and warmth, and by collecting donations we can work to improve these conditions.
The Point of Care Foundation | https://www.pointofcarefoundation.org.uk/
Our vision is radical improvement in the way we care and are cared for.
We work to improve patients’ experience of care and increase support for the staff who work with them. We do this by providing evidence and resources to support health and care staff in the valuable work of caring for patients.
SeeAbility | https://www.seeability.org/
SeeAbility a social care provider of specialist support and accommodation for people with sight loss and multiple disabilities. They campaign and raise awareness to prevent avoidable sight loss for people with learning disabilities.
Active Communities Network | http://www.activecommunities.org.uk/
Active Communities Network is an international youth and community development charity operating across the UK, Ireland and South Africa as well as supporting like-minded charities and NGO’s across the globe. We utilise sport as our primary method to develop pathways for young people to succeed and transition into adulthood. Our grass roots projects are targeted in the heart of communities blighted by socio economic deprivation. We build young people’s skills, improve confidence & self-esteem, broaden their horizons and raise ambitions to ensure they can succeed into employment, education and training.
St Giles Trust | http://www.stgilestrust.org.uk/
St Giles Trust is a charity that helps ex-offenders and disadvantaged people to move their lives forward. We work in prisons and communities across the UK. Our aim is to break the cycle of offending, crime and disadvantage. We put ex-offenders at the heart of the solution by enabling them to become trained professionals, using their skills and experiences to help other offenders to change their lives. We believe everyone deserves a second chance and are a leading employer of ex-offenders. Over 40% of staff working at St Giles Trust have had a conviction.
UK Community Foundations | http://ukcommunityfoundations.org/
We are a national network that works locally, inspiring people to give to their community, raising awareness of local need and connecting people to causes that make a difference.
Our network consists of 46 community foundations. The community foundations are the vehicle for giving – we distribute funding via the community foundations. They provide expert knowledge on which local needs are priority areas – and how best to address these issues. We support local projects on a range of issues, such as poverty alleviation; emergency crisis response; and youth engagement. For example we have provided communities with a huge amount of support in the aftermath of last year’s floods.
End Youth Homelessness | https://www.eyh.org.uk/en/
End Youth Homelessness is a new partnership of charities and businesses that have joined forces to raise awareness, gather support and influence government to make a change and eradicate youth homelessness in the UK. Our mission is to collectively get these young people into a home and a job, ensuring a positive future for them. We also aim to increase opportunities for our young people, with UK businesses on board to offer training, placements and apprenticeships.
Brainstrust | http://www.brainstrust.org.uk/
brainstrust is a UK based brain tumour support charity. We provide personal 24/7 support from the point of diagnosis onwards, and build resources that help people living with a brain tumour become stronger. We also work with hospitals to secure the best care possible for brain cancer sufferers. And, because we truly understand, we’re able to campaign for the brain tumour community to help solve real issues.
Anaphylaxis Campaign | http://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/
The Anaphylaxis Campaign has launched a new awareness programme called Anaphylaxis Information Matters – AIM – to drive greater awareness of the risks associated with severe allergies, which can lead to anaphylaxis and death. Currently one in three of the UK population, or 21 million people, live with an allergy of some form and this number is increasing at an alarming rate. Up to 7 million have allergy severe enough to require specialist allergy care. Despite this, allergy services in the UK are massively underfunded, with a wide gap between patient need and service provision. In the NHS, there is an insufficient level of expertise in allergy, with very few specialists to treat patients, just 30 UK specialists equating to one specialist per 700,000 patients.
Young Epilepsy | http://www.youngepilepsy.org.uk/
Young Epilepsy is the national charity working exclusively for the 112,000 children and young people aged 25 and under with epilepsy and associated conditions. We exist to improve the lives of children and young people with the condition to enable them to fulfill their potential and ensure they have the best quality of life. With over 100 years expertise we provide world class diagnosis, assessment and rehabilitation for children and young people with epilepsy. We also undertake research into the condition and how it can be treated. Our unique blend of specialist services includes a school, college and residential services providing education and healthcare for children and young people with epilepsy, autism and other neurological conditions.