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Charity Escapes is delighted to be working with a small number of charities who are doing some amazing things. We’ve listed some of our charity partners below with some more details about what they do and how they spend money raised from selling Charity Escapes. If you are a charity and would like to work with us, please click here to find out how we can work with you to help raise money and your profile.

Maggie's

Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer. Simply drop-in at any time - you’re always welcome. Help and support is available from any of their 29 superbly designed centres located across the UK.

To find out more about Maggies, please visit www.maggiescentres.org

 

CHUF
CHUF supports both children and families of those recieving caridac care in hospitals across the country. They raise vital funds for large and small pieces of equiptment, facilities, aftercare, salaries and research. CHUF's charitable activities go far beyond that however, they also provide holistic care to all children by providing services and facilities that allow heart children to develop their skills and mature as any healthy child normally would.

To find out more about CHUF please visit http://www.chuf.org.uk/
My Sisters Place  

My Sisters Place is an independent specialist domestic abuse service for women, aged 16 years and over. As a feminist organisation, they offer a confidential women only space to discuss your concerns. Their purpose is to deliver accessible, effective, specialist services that are informed and evaluated by service users experiences promoting individual freedom and quality of life.

They also aim to explore new and innovative ways to address domestic violence issues with a range of partners, and share best practice locally and to challenge inequality in access to safety, justice, health and wellbeing and campaign for change to shape future policy and practice. 

To find out more about the work they do please visit https://www.mysistersplace.org.uk/

Street Child
Street Child believe that every child deserves the right to safety and to be empowered through education. Working in some of the poorest areas in the world, they strive to ensure that every child has the chance to go to school and learn. They began their work in Sierra Leone in 2008 working with a small number of street children, nine years later they have helped to transform the lives of more than 100,000 children across Sierra LeoneLiberiaNepal and Nigeria

To find out more about their incredible work please visit https://www.street-child.co.uk/
JDRF
JDRF is commited to eradicating type 1 diabetes and its effects for everyone in the UK with type 1, and at risk of developing it. They're proud to be a part of a global network of independent and coordinated organisations working towards a shared vision of a world without type 1 diabetes.

If you'd like to know more about the work JDRF are doing then please visit https://jdrf.org.uk/ 
UK Youth
UK Youth is a leading national charity, committed to providing access to appriopriate, high quality services in every community so that young people are empowered to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstanes. 

To find out more about UK Youth, please visit https://www.ukyouth.org/
The Children's Trust
Charity Escapes is proud to partner with The Children's Trust. This international charity works with children and families to provide specialist care for those who have a brain injury.Thousand of families each year are affected by brain injury to children and The Children's Trist provides a wide range of services to support families.

​For more information, visit their website www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk.
Changing Lives

Changing Lives provides specialist support services for thousands of vulnerable people and their families, every month. Through their pioneering and innovative work they help people to make positive, lasting changes in their lives.

Although they began as a homeless charity, today they work with people suffering all types of social exclusion by reaching out in to communities across the country. They offer specialist support services for women and families,  dedicated recovery centres, temporary and long-term accommodation opportunities, and employment and volunteering opportunities.

To find out more about Changing Lives, please visit http://www.changing-lives.org.uk/

Remembering Rebecca
A registered charity in memory of Rebecca Sands who gained her angel wings, aged 21 months, in August 2010. The charity offers financial assistance to children, from birth to 16 years, with Lissencephaly and other neurological conditions.

If you'd like to read more about Rebecca's story and find out about the incredible work the charity are doing then please visit https://www.rememberingrebecca.co.uk/
Josie's Dragonfly Trust

Josie’s Dragonfly Trust makes a very real and positive difference to the lives of young cancer patients with limited time.They passionately believe in the importance of happy memories and work tirelessly to make them happen for young people and their families.

To find out more about Josie's Dragonfly Trust, please visit: www.josiesdragonflytrust.org

Tiny Lives
Tiny Lives area a charity that supports premature and sick newborn babies and their families on the Neonatal Unit at the RVI hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. The fund aims to provide the highest quality of care on an ongoing basis and needs to raise at least £250,000 every year to support a range of facilities, staff, and equipment.

To find out more about the work this charity are doing please visit http://www.tinylives.org.uk/
North East Homeless
North East Homeless believe in the prevention or relief of poverty anywhere in the North of England by providing or assisting in the provision of material items such as food or clothing (but not exclusively), and Outreach practical support to vulnerable individuals, to enable them to improve their lifestyles and be self-sufficient, to show empathy and sympathy to such vulnerable people so they feel valued.

To find out more about their work please visit https://northeasthomeless.org.uk/
St Oswald's Hospice
St Oswald's Hospice provides specialist hospice care to North East adults, young people and children with life-limiting conditions. They focus on making the most of time and improving quality of life for everyone in the North East living with an incurable condition, as well as supporting their families. 

To find out more about St Oswald's Hospice, please visit https://www.stoswaldsuk.org/ 
Heel and Toe
Heel and Toe was established to help children with cerebal palsy and any other movement condition, by providing free Conductive Education Therapy, and in 2009 they extended their service to help children with dyspraxia. Their aim is to help children overcome problems with their movement, enabling them to become more active and live indepenent lives.

To find out more about Heel and Toe, please visit http://heelandtoe.org.uk/
YMCA North Tyneside  

YMCA North Tyneside is a charity that has been dedicated to strengthening people in our local community since 1879. YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by, and faithful to, our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.


To find out more about YMCA North Tyneside, please visit http://ymcanorthtyneside.org/
Penny Brohn UK Penny Brohn help people living with cancer to live as well as possible, no matter who you are and whatever your circumstances. Their approach provides a powerful combination of physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual support that is designed to help anyone affected by cancer, at any stage of the disease.  Through courses, groups and individual sessions you can learn how to eat well and stay active, manage your emotions and relationships, and reconnect with the things in life that you love – all of which are linked to health.

To find out more about their amazing work please visit https://www.pennybrohn.org.uk/
MAD Foundation

The MAD (Make a Difference) Foundation helps people in some of the world’s poorest countries to help themselves, by working with them at a grassroots level to develop much needed community resources.

The MAD Foundation has funded over 300 community Projects, including the building of 128 classrooms, 80 toilet blocks and pit latrines, 12 pre-schools, 1 HIV clinic, 1 green house, 1 kitchen with a bread oven, 100 sinks and wash stations, 1 technical block, 8 permanent family houses and 20 fishing boats destroyed by the 2004 Tsunami, 13 Water tanks for schools, 8 playgrounds, 5 bridges, 5 storm-drains, 2 bakeries, 1 Fish farm and a guinea pig shed. We’ve also planted over 25,000 trees, dug and laid 25 miles of water pipeline, taught 85,000 lessons, coached 63,000 sports sessions, renovated 6 orphanages and a home for street kids.....and they're still counting!

To fond out more about the MAD Foundation please visit http://madleadership.org/

Prism Youth Project
Prism Youth Project are helping some of the most disengaged young people aged 12-21 in the Bradford District to improve the quality of their lives. They achieve this through the provision of alternative education and accredited youth work initiatives, tailored to individual needs, and by offering guidance and support which empowers young people to move into mainstream educational, employment and training opportunities.

To find out more about their work please visit http://www.prismyouthproject.org/
St Gemma
A Leeds-based charity providing the best possible care for thousands of local people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. They offer specialist medical and nursing care along with invaluable support to families and friends. All care is provided for free and open to all.

To find out more about St. Gemma's incredible work please visit https://www.st-gemma.co.uk/ 
Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People  

Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) is a national disability charity based in Surrey. We have more than 80 years’ experience of developing innovative services which support people with disabilities to increase their independence and achieve their goals in life.

They work with children and adults with physical and learning disabilities or acquired brain injuries. Whether it’s developing life skills to live as independently as possible, rehabilitation to rebuild a life after a brain injury, or learning to drive a specially adapted car, we support each person and help them to fulfil their potential.

If you would like to know more about this charity then please visit https://qef.org.uk/

CEO Sleepout
CEO Sleepout was oficially set up as a charity in 2013 to fight homelessness and poverty. Thier campaign is funded with money raised by executives who sleep outdoors for one night to raise sponsorship from their business contacts and friends.

The biggest project they have created to date is the not for profit restaurant: The Fork In The Road. A number of the restaurant’s staff will always be those who’ve come through a programme designed to offer precious opportunities to those who need a helping hand.

To find out more about CEO Sleepout, please visit http://www.ceosleepoutuk.com/
 
Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust support young people with cancer who are in need of specialised nursing care. They've built world-class specialist facilities in 28 hospitals across the UK, providing a home away from home for young people while they receive treatment. They also fund specialist nurses and youth support co-ordinators to support the young people in these units. They've been specially trained to understand what it's like to have cancer when you're young, giving support and helping young people to feel less isolated.

If you'd like to find out more please visit https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/
Willow Burn Hospice
Every year Willow Burn provides much needed care to hundreds of people. Their vision is to create a community that holds no boundaries in treasuring lives through the provision of specialist supportive, palliative and end of life care. 

To find out more about the amazing work this charity does everyday then please visit https://willow-burn.co.uk/
Children and Families Across Borders
Children and Families Across Borders aim to protect vulnerale children who have been seperated from their families across international borders. They believe that  all children should have the opportunity to enjoy their right to a family life wherever possible, and be protected from abuse and exploitation, regardless of where they are from. Their work has been transforming children's lives for over 60 years and has never been more relevant. 

To find out about this important work please visit http://cfab.org.uk/

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