We’re raising £100,000 to support these great charities: Bloodwise – Campaign to Protect Rural England – Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children – Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charities – Papworth Hospital Charity
Bloodwise is the UK’s specialist blood cancer charity. We fund world-class blood cancer research and offer crucial information and support to patients and their families.
Blood cancer is the UK’s fifth most common cancer. It claims more lives each year than breast cancer or prostate cancer, but only 4% of people know that it is the third biggest cancer killer.
There are 137 different types of blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders. This means that when someone is diagnosed with blood cancer, it’s hard for them to know where to turn for the information and support they desperately need. Bloodwise is here for them.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) believes a beautiful, thriving countryside is important for everyone, no matter where they live. Millions of town and city dwellers recharge their batteries with a walk or a bike ride in the local Green Belt, spend weekends and holidays in our National Parks, or enjoy fresh local produce. People who live in rural areas keep our countryside beautiful and productive.
The countryside is unique, essential, precious and finite – and it’s in danger. Every year, a little more is lost forever to urban sprawl, new roads, housing and other developments. Rural shops and services are closing, and increasingly intensive farming is changing the character of the countryside. Climate change, too, will have serious impacts on the rural environment.
CPRE works locally and nationally to stand up for the countryside: to protect it from the threats it faces, and to shape its future for the better.
Our mission at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is to enhance Great Ormond Street Hospital’s (GOSH) ability to transform the health and wellbeing of children and young people, giving them the best chance to fulfil their potential.
We provide funds to four key areas in order to support the hospital.
- We provide funds to help modernise and redevelop GOSH by replacing and expanding outdated clinical facilities and accommodation, enabling the hospital to treat more children in modern environments.
- We fund child, family and staff support projects to help improve the experience of patients and their families, enable clinical innovation and provide important support for the hospital’s dedicated staff.
- We provide funding for vital research to pioneer new and kinder treatments for rare and complex conditions. Over the next five years we will increase our investment, spending over £50 million.
- We ensure that the hospital can harness the latest technologies by investing in new equipment and related capital projects.
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity supports these two world-class centres in their fight against heart and lung disease. Raising money for equipment, research and amenities that fall outside the scope of NHS funding, the Charity’s projects are not ‘nice-to-haves’ – they are often vital to patients’ lives and wellbeing. They make the hospitals not only excellent but extraordinary.
As pioneers in the research and treatment of heart and lung disease, our hospitals treat newborns with heart problems, toddlers affected by asthma, teenagers living with cystic fibrosis and adults needing transplants, to name only a few. These life-threatening conditions could affect any of us. This is why the hospitals’ work is so important, and the Charity’s support so worthwhile.
Papworth Hospital Charity exists to support the ground-breaking work of Papworth Hospital. With increasing pressures on NHS resources, the charity plays a vital role in ensuring the hospital continues to provide the highest standards of care, whilst also ensuring the development of new ways of treating heart and lung disease.
Pioneering medicine and innovative surgical advances at Papworth Hospital have not only transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients but also helped shape cardiothoracic medicine internationally. This has been made possible through the generous funding provided by Papworth Hospital Charity.
Heart and lung diseases remain two of the biggest killers in the UK.
It is estimated that 3.5 million men and 3.5 million women in the UK are currently living with cardiovascular disease.