Giving at Christmas

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It’s that time of year for giving and receiving. Please find below a selection of charities that would welcome any donations to their cause.

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

Give in memory of someone you love

If the RAF was important to someone close to you, please consider donating to the RAF Benevolent Fund. We promise to use your gift to bring dignity and hope to the RAF family. It’s a wonderful way to honour someone you care deeply for. And it’s so easy to do. We help families organise a collection, instead of flowers. You can donate by post and online, or create a free online memorial page.

Tel: 020 7307 3444

Fight For Sight

Help us create a future everyone can see

Losing your sight is traumatic and life-changing. It means not being able to see your loved ones or the world around you. It means losing your independence. Fight for Sight is the leading UK charity dedicated to funding research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease. Your donation can help save sight and enable people to live life to the full. Help us create a future everyone can see.

Tel: 020 7264 3900

Not Forgotten Association

Ensuring that those affected by conflict are not forgotten

We provide entertainment, recreation and leisure for serving Armed Forces personnel who are wounded, injured or sick, and for ex-service men and women with disabilities. We do this through a unique programme of outings, concerts, events, holidays and adventure activities. For those unable to get out and about we provide televisions and TV licences.

Tel: 0207 730 2400

International Glaucoma Association (IGA)

Help continue the fight against glaucoma

Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable blindness. The IGA is the charity for people with glaucoma, with the mission to raise awareness, promote research and support patients and all who care for them. Our services are free and funded entirely by donations. Registered charity numbers: 274681 & SCO41550

Tel: 01233 64 81 64

Prostate Cancer Research

We need your support to continue with our cutting edge research

At Prostate Cancer Research Centre we undertake research that will improve the survival and quality of life of men with prostate cancer. Visit our website for information on prostate cancer and ideas on how to get involved. For a copy of our free information booklet ‘Treating prostate cancer- questions & answers’ contact us via our webiste below.

Tel: 020 7679 9366

Greater London Fund for the Blind

Raising money to change the lives of blind people

We are a fundraising charity, raising money to change the lives of blind people in many vital ways, including rehabilitation, mobility training, emotional support and social opportunities. Living with sight loss and visual impairment can be a terrible burden. Please help us to ensure that anyone facing this gets the support and skills they need to live a full life.

Tel: 0207 620 2066

Website: www.glfb.org.uk

The Royal Star & Garter Homes

We help people live their lives to the full

The Royal Star & Garter Homes is a charity that provides care to disabled members of the nation’s military family. We are there for people like Ron who, whilst serving in the Queen’s Royal Regiment, took part in the D-Day landings and was seriously wounded. Show your appreciation for veterans like Ron by making a donation today.

Tel: 0845 370 7500

Haig Homes

Helping heroes rebuild their lives

Haig provides homes for Service and ex-Service people in need of housing. This includes provision of specially adapted housing to suit the needs of badly wounded heroes coming out of Iraq and Afghanistan and following years of rehabilitation. To help these brave people rebuild their lives, we aim to raise £20m over the next five years through our fundraising campaign Coming Home. Please help us to help them at Christmas.

Tel: 020 8685 5777 /5782/5787

Scottish Mountain Rescue

Volunteering to save lives in Scotland

33 Mountain Rescue Teams with over 1,000 volunteers across Scotland. The teams offer a world-class, front-line, voluntary search and rescue service that is available any hour, any day and in any weather. In 2011 we dealt with 573 incidents, helping 693 people, which involved approximately 24,000 voluntary hours.

Tel: 01479 861370

Brace

Help BRACE in the fight against dementia

A new case of dementia occurs every seven seconds; there is currently no cure. BRACE is a charity dedicated to beating dementia through medical research. Please support us today by making a donation or remembering us in your will.

Tel: 0117 340 4831

PDSA

Donate to pets in need this Christmas

This Christmas, many much-loved pets will come through our doors in need of emergency veterinary treatment and care. Without PDSA they have nowhere else to go. To make a donation please call us today or visit our website below. Your contribution really will make a difference. Thank you.

Tel: 0800 019 9166

Hidden Lives Revealed

Help fund a unique resource

Hidden Lives Revealed is an exciting and unique resource for anyone interested in British social history. The website has something to offer if you are at school learning about the Victorians or even at university studying social work. Hidden Lives Revealed includes unique archive material about disadvantaged children cared for by The Waifs and Strays’ Society (later renamed The Children’s Society), who looked after children across England and Wales.

Tel: 020 7232 2966

Pharmacist Support

The leading independent charity for pharmacists

Any one of us can fall on hard times, need to offload anxieties and fears, or would appreciate specialist advice. As the leading independent charity for pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists and pharmacy students, we provide financial assistance and a range of free and confidential services to those confronted by difficult circumstances. We rely on donations from those in or associated with the profession.

Tel: 0808 168 2233

Epilepsy Research UK

Make a real difference

Over 450,000 people in the UK have epilepsy. Epilepsy can take many forms −from a momentary blank spell to a dramatic major convulsion. Even with control of seizures, the quality of life for people with epilepsy can be unpredictable and restricted. By making a donation to Epilepsy Research UK this Christmas, you could make a real difference to the lives of thousands of people. Please, will you help?

Tel: 020 8995 4781