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Social welfare organisations: Benevolence funds
These funds are attached to individual professions and offer financial help to people in need.

Registered charity
No. 211645
ABF The Soldiers' Charity

We are ABF The Soldiers' Charity. We give lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families. They risk so much for us, but for them, it's "just doing their job". In return, we give them down-to-earth help and friendship, with no hassle or bureaucracy. That's what we've been here to offer for 66 years.


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Registered charity
No. 295819
ABTA Benevolent Appeal for Mia

The ABTA Benevolent Fund is ABTA's own welfare charity helping past and present employees of ABTA Members, who are in need. This appeal with Travel Weekly and Cooperative Travel is dedicated to raising funds for Mia. Mia,21, has 'locked in Syndrome' following a recent stroke.


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Registered charity
No. 1090978
Airborne Forces Charities

Airborne Forces Charities is a grant giving foundation which supports the well-being of serving and retired soldiers of the Parachute Regiment, associated units and youth organisations.


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Registered charity
No. 800434
Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund

The ASBF help serving and retired NHS ambulance personnel, and their dependants, in times of exceptional hardship, poverty or need. The ASBF provides grants and other support for individuals reqiuring specialised equipment and home adaptations for medical needs. It also provides aid for those experiencing extreme financial hardship.


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Registered charity
No. 265139
Architects Benevolent Society

The Society is the only registered charity in the UK for architects, assistants, technologists and landscape architects and their dependants. We give practical help to people of all ages who have experienced illness, accident, bereavement or other personal misfortune. Our support ranges from grants and loans to accommodation and confidential advice.


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Registered charity
No. 1106768
The Barristers' Benevolent Association

The BBA is here to assist barristers (past and present), members of the judiciary (past and present) and their dependants who are needy and deserving through difficult times, financially or ill health.


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Registered charity
No. 297877
BEN - Motor And Allied Trades Benevolent Fund

BEN is the automotive and partner industries' own charity offering help, support, financial assistance and advice to over 15,000 people in their own homes every year. The Fund also provides a home to over 350 disabled and elderly people in one of four nursing and residential centres. Any individual who works or has worked in one of the industries BEN encompasses is eligible for help along with their dependants.


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Registered charity
No. 1023376
The Benevolent

The Benevolent Society was founded in 1886 to make a real difference to the daily lives of those who have worked in the drinks industry and now need help. Today, it helps more than 500 people from across the industry, providing financial grants, sheltered accommodation, care home facilities and support.


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Registered charity
No. 1127287
Birmingham YES Group

1. THE RELIEF OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AT CHRISTMAS TIME AMONG PEOPLE LIVING IN THE BIRMINGHAM AREA BY PROVIDING SUCH PERSONS WITH FOOD BASKETS FOR A CHRISTMAS MEAL, WHICH THEY OTHERWISE COULD NOT AFFORD THROUGH LACK OF MEANS. 2. TO ADVANCE EDUCATION AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT.


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Registered charity
No. 1095897
Caravan

Caravan is the charity for people in the grocery, provisions, greengrocers and off-licence industries. In the last year we have assisted over 1,800 former workers and their dependants, from warehousemen and delivery drivers to sales representatives and checkout operators who, for a variety of different reasons, are struggling to cope. Assistance consist of quarterly cash payments and help with the essentials of modern day living and an annual home visit from our assessors. Caravan is the trading name of the National Grocers Benevolent Fund, A Registered Charity Reg. No 1095897 (England & Wales) & SC039255 (Scotland). A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales No 4620683.


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Registered charity
No. 1132286
The Care Professionals Benevolent Fund

The Care Professionals Benevolent Fund is the registered charity for the Care Sector and aims to support current, former and retired care professionals.


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Registered charity
No. exempt
Civil Service Benevolent Fund

The Civil Service Benevolent Fund is the principal occupational charity for all current, former, and retired civil servants, and employees of associated public sector organisations. It provides help, advice, and grant giving services, and last year alone gave nearly 4 million in financial assistance to over 9,000 people.


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Registered charity
No. 1111600
Community Foundation for Surrey

The Community Foundation for Surrey is an independent charitable trust. It aims to improve the lives of people in Surrey by raising the level of charitable giving and making sure that this money goes to where it is really needed.


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Registered charity
No. 1120317
Dream 100 Kids Trust

The aim of the Dream 100 Kids Trust Charity is: to relieve poverty, hardship or the distress of families with children to promote the physical or mental welfare of families with children in need of care and attention to improve the lives of individual families with children and children's groups living in North Essex and the surrounding area by providing donations to drive education, health, welfare, ability and opportunity


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Registered charity
No. 1047987
East Anglian Ambulance NHS Trust Charitable Fund

Working with the ambulance service the charity serves the Community First Responder groups in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. The First Responders are all local volunteers trained in first on scene life saving skills. The charity also supports local ambulance stations and other healthcare initiatives, such as bicycle paramedics.


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Registered charity
No. 261600
Eastbourne Rotary Benevolent Fund

Supporting community, youth, vocational projects and local charities in the Eastbourne area and nationally where appropriate. Providing international relief, and supporting the Rotary Foundation and such other charitable purpose, as the club shall decide from time to time. Rotary is Humanity in Motion.


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Registered charity
No. 1012131
The Electrical And Electronics Industries Benevolent Association

It assists people in need who work or have worked in the electrical and electronics industries.


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Registered charity
No. 207812
Elizabeth Finn Care

Elizabeth Finn Care is a grant-giving charity that supports people struggling to cope with sudden or unexpected changes in their circumstances. We provide a financial and emotional safety net for people from over 120 different occupations.

We help by providing both one-off and ongoing financial help, tailored to individual circumstances, as well as emotional support through our experienced caseworkers and national volunteer network.


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Registered charity
No. SC006609
Erskine Hospital

Erskine (formerly Erskine Hospital) was founded in 1916 to care for the wounded returning from World War I. Today, the charity provides unrivalled respite and long term care for young and old ex-Service men and women throughout Scotland. Over 70,000 have been cared for by Erskine and demographics indicate there is demand for places up to at least 2020.


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Registered charity
No. 1093387
The Fire Fighters Charity

Every 30 seconds in the UK fire fighters are called to an incident, risking their lives to save others, but sadly they often sustain physical injuries whilst carrying out their duties. The Fire Fighters Charity is here for fire fighters during their times of need. The Charity offers vital support services across the UK for all fire fighters, assisting in excess of 17,500 individuals every year. Our modern, dynamic and award-winning charity has three UK centres, located in Cumbria, Devon and West Sussex, which provide therapy, rehabilitation and recuperation facilities. Our pioneering Beneficiary Support Services offers local and remote assistance to fire service personnel in need nationwide ? providing solutions to real life problems. It costs over 9 million every year to keep the Charity running, and with no government funding, we are completely reliant upon donations and fundraising, so your support is very much needed. To find out more, please visit www.firefighterscharity.org.uk.


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Registered charity
No. 1015519
FIT - FURNISHING INDUSTRY TRUST

It enhances the lives of people who are working, or have worked, in the UK furnishing industry and who are facing financial hardship or a personal crisis. It provides grants for desperately needed one-off items and weekly grants for individuals, couples and families suffering ongoing hardship.


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Registered charity
No. 259583
Guild Of Motoring Writers Benevolent Fund

The Benevolent Fund supports members of the Guild of Motoring Writers and their families in times of need by providing advice, practical help, and financial support in the form of grants or loans.


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Registered charity
No. FS No.18 BEN
Hair and Beauty Benevolent

It helps people who have worked in the hairdressing and beauty industries either by paying a quarterly beneficiary payment or by buying much needed equipment for the disabled. It also helps children of parents who have worked in the hair and beauty industries.


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Registered charity
No. 291213
Havenpoint - Chabad UK

We are dedicated to serving Jews of all ages regardless of religious background or affiliation. Havenpoint operate two Chabad Community Centres in London.


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Registered charity
No. 1101083
Hospitality Action

Hospitality Action is the hospitality industry benevolent organisation, helping past and present workers of all ages who are in crisis, such as the bereaved, the ill and the disabled. HA currently offers financial aid and information, and also supports a youth guidance scheme educating on alcohol and drugs misuse.


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Registered charity
No. 1013978
The Household Cavalry Central Charitable Fund

Following the recent experiences of The Household Cavalry in Afghanistan, this fund has been set up to provide financial support to injured soldiers and their families to provide financial assistance to injured soldiers and their families that the Armed Forces and NHS cannot.


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Registered charity
No. 1108432
Human Givens Foundation

The Human Givens Foundation funds research and public education into the ?givens? of human nature and fosters initiatives that use up-to-date bio-psycho-social knowledge in practical ways, particularly where the development of life skills is vital: education, mental health and wellbeing, psychotherapy, medicine, social work, policing, industrial relations and diplomacy.


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Registered charity
No. 208925
IET Connect - the Institution of Engineering and Technology Benevolent Fund

We provide welfare advice and funding to IET members and their dependants, in times of need. As well as access to a free legal helpline, we can offer outplacement support to help unemployed members get back into work.


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Registered charity
No. 238256
Ironmongers Foundation

The Ironmongers? Foundation was established in 1963, the 500th anniversary of the Ironmongers? Company being granted their first charter. It enables the Company to give: a) scholarships to disadvantaged young men and women to read material sciences at university b) money for the restoration of historic iron work c) relief in need


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Registered charity
No. 1123322
The Joseph Salmon Trust

The Trust aims to help parents bereaved of a child in the Huddersfield and Mirfield areas. Our main focus is to assist parents in paying for headstones and funeral expenses, with other financial issues being addressed on an individual basis.


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Registered charity
No. 268736
The Law Society Charity

The Law Society Charity is a charitable fund set up by the Law Society in 1974. It makes grants to a wide range of organisations and individuals, with a view to furthering law and justice.


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Registered charity
No. 205670
Lighthouse Club

It helps to relieve poverty suffered as a result of accident or disability or ill health by persons employed or formerly employed within the building and civil engineering industries and allied trades in the United Kingdom including the widows and children of such people


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Registered charity
No. 261245
LionHeart

It helps members and past members of the R.I.C.S. and their families in need.


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Registered charity
No. 221172
The London Irish Centre

The largest Irish welfare organisation outside Ireland, caring for thousands of the most vulnerable in our community. Please help us to help them.


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Registered charity
No. 247190
The Market Research Benevolent Association (MRBA)

The Market Research Benevolent Association exists to help those who work or have worked in market research in any capacity, whether as researchers, interviewers, or office staff, as employees or independents, and whether members of The Market Research Society or not.


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Registered charity
No. 1124515
The Melissa Nathan Foundation

The Melissa Nathan Foundation: Supporting families in crisis The Melissa Nathan Foundation was founded to provide financial support for families that are in crisis. Melissa would frequently do this herself without ever telling anyone about it. The stories of her kindness and generosity in helping families in their moments of need have only emerged since she died. Our wish is to continue to help families in Melissa's name. The families might be struggling to cope with illness, incapacity, poverty or other domestic crisis. Whatever the cause, we want to help deal with the consequences. Please help us by making a donation here


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Registered charity
No. 243387
National Benevolent Fund For The Aged

The National Benevolent Fund for the Aged was founded to improve the quality of life for older people in the UK who live on a low income. NBFA does this by providing direct practical assistance through the provision of emergency telephone alarms; TENS pain relief machines as well as organising free holidays.


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Registered charity
No. 1120317
North Norfolk Radio Families First

The aim of the North Norfolk Radio Families First Charity is: to relieve poverty, hardship or the distress of families with children to promote the physical or mental welfare of families with children in need of care and attention to improve the lives of individual families with children and children's groups living in North Norfolk and the surrounding area by providing donations to drive education, health, welfare, ability and opportunity


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Registered charity
No. 210571
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Registered charity
No. 1120088
PCA Benevolent Fund Limited

PCA Benevolent Fund is committed to helping as many current/former cricketers as possible. It has helped to re-train retired cricketers in new skills, funded healthcare provision for tragically ill children of players, provided counselling in coping with depression, bereavement and addiction and funded vital operations to improve players’ lives.


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Registered charity
No. 15408R
Perennial - Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society

Perennial - Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society is the UK's only charity dedicated to helping horticulturists in need. Its nationwide team of caseworkers provides advice to those who are working in, or retired from the industry, helping them to overcome problems related to ill-health or disability, low income, poor housing or running a small business. It also provides retirement homes and regular grants.


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Registered charity
No. 221438
Pharmacist Support

Pharmacist Support is an organisation working for pharmacists and their families to provide help and support in times of need. All support provided by the Charity is specifically tailored to an individual’s circumstances and includes assistance relating to financial hardship, stress, addiction and emotional and practical support.


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Registered charity
No. 251021
Police Dependants' Trust

24 hours a day, of every day, of every month of every year Officers put their safety, their health, and sometimes their lives, at risk to protect us. Every year over 25 thousand Officers are assaulted. They are there for you; will you be there for them and their children.


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Registered charity
No. SC014096
poppyscotland

poppyscotland (The Earl Haig Fund Scotland) was founded in 1921 to provide practical help to ex-Servicemen, women and their dependants. Today it provides financial assistance to individuals, pensions advice, supports the employment of disabled ex-Servicemen and donates to other charities providing specialist services


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Registered charity
No. 1011420
QOGLR Trust

The Trust gives welfare and benevolence grants to Gurkhas, ex Gurkhas (in UK and Nepal) and their families in times of need, as well as helping to preserve The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment's esprit de corps and ethos.


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Registered charity
No. 1120317
Radio Norwich Families First

The aim of the 99.9 Radio Norwich Families First Charity is: to relieve poverty, hardship or the distress of families with children to promote the physical or mental welfare of families with children in need of care and attention to improve the lives of individual families with children and children's groups living in Norwich and the surrounding area by providing donations to drive education, health, welfare, ability and opportunity


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Registered charity
No. 242552
Radlett Synagogue

We are the mainstream communal organisation for Orthodox Judaism in the UK.


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Registered charity
No. 206312
Railway Benefit Fund

The Railway Benefit Fund, formerly known as the Railway Benevolent Institution, was founded in 1858 to provide support to railway staff (active and retired) and their dependents when they needed help through illness, injury, bereavement, or adversity.


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Registered charity
No. 1090136 and SC039684
Retail Trust

Retail Trust is the only charity that looks after the needs of all three million people working in retail. We are here to help change people's lives for the better and to look after the talent that works across the industry when they have had problems they don't know how to deal with. It might be bullying or worries about pressure at work. It might be things to do with addiction and wanting to shake them. It might be struggling to cope with a personal tragedy in life. Or it might just be needing someone to share with, who will understand, listen, suggest help or just give good advice.

See us as your safety net. And in case you or people you know need it, be aware of our helpline number 0808 801 0808 and email [email protected]

We are your charity, able to deal with the issues you might come across, so keep us in mind....


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Registered charity
No. 1029525
Rotary Club of Romsey Test Trust Fund

The Club is part of Rotary International, based in Romsey, Hampshire. Members provide service for all sections of communities in need, both locally and internationally, by volunteering their time, and organising fund raising activities. An Annual Sponsored Walk (Walk the Testway) is held in October, providing a platform for any charitable cause to raise funds.


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Registered charity
No. 208858
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

RABI was founded in Victorian times by farmers who were concerned about the level of poverty that existed in the farming community. In 2010 we will celebrate our 150th anniversary

Times may have changed but there is still hardship, especially for elderly or disabled people and families who struggle to make a living from the farm. Each year, RABI makes payments totalling around 2million to help people facing financial difficulties.

RABI supports elderly farmers and farm workers, and those of any age who are disabled, with regular grants or one-off payments for special items that they are unable to afford themselves. Around 250,000 each year is paid out for disability aids and essential household appliances.

Working farming families who are facing hardship because of illness, bereavement or some other crisis can receive short-term help. Just imagine you?re a dairy farmer, with cows to milk two or three times a day, but your young child is seriously ill in hospital. Paying for help on the farm and even the cost of travel can soon mount up and cause financial difficulties. That is when RABI can step in.

When there is a crisis such as major flooding or outbreaks of animal disease, RABI makes emergency payments (over 900,000 in 2007 when there was an outbreak of foot and mouth) to help with domestic expenses.


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Registered charity
No. 1085050
The Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Charity

The Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Charity Fund was established to help the serving and former members of the Royal Anglian Regiment and their dependants who are: in need, hardship or distress.


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Registered charity
No. XN93134
The Royal Irish Regiment Benevolent Fund

The fund renders aid, financial or otherwise to members of The Royal Irish Regiment, their widows and/or dependants in times of need.


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Registered charity
No. 1069059
Royal Marines Benevolent Fund

The RMBF was formed to relieve need, distress or hardship suffered by any person who is serving, has served or is a dependant of a Royal Marine, irrespective of rank. It also provides immediately on the death of either a serving RM or a reservist on duty a sum of money for the next of kin to help them cope with any pressing financial matters.


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Registered charity
No. 248733
The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund

The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund exists to maintain the efficiency and 'esprit de corps' of the Royal Marines and to provide benevolence support for those in need. In addition to benevolence work, there are many other calls upon this fund. These range from the provision of wreaths for Rememberance services, support to veterans reunions and the RM Museum to the construction and maintenance of war memorials.


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Registered charity
No. 207275
Royal Medical Benevolent Fund

The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund is the leading charity for the medical profession. We help doctors and their families looking to return to work after accident, illness or other crisis; those looking for help to avert a crisis; and those needing help to retain dignity and self-sufficiency, where employment is no longer feasible.


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Registered charity
No. 248487
RTR BENEVOLENT FUND

To relieve either generally or individually, present or past Members of the Royal Tank Regiment and their immediate dependants who are in condition of need, hardship or distress.


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Registered charity
No. 237778
Sailors? Society

The Sailors' Society provides a personal lifeline for seafarers throughout the world. Existing to enrich and enhance the well-being of the world's 1.2 million seafarers, the charity offers practical help, emotional and spiritual support, financial assistance and family liaison through our Port Chaplains and Seafarers' Centres. Our Port Chaplains visit thousands of ships every year, directly addressing the needs of seafarers - irrespective of belief or nationality - as well as maintaining vital links within the Ports that they operate. www.sailors-society.org


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Registered charity
No. 1105052
SBSA

A Military Charity; whose aim is to relieve members or their dependants who are in need by virtue of financial hardship or sickness. To Perpetuate the memory of those members who have died in the service of their country. To foster esprit de corps, comradeship and welfare.


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Registered charity
No. 1132431
Shanti Microfinance

Shanti Microfinance provides technology, training and microfinance to grass roots entrepreneurs in slums in India.


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Registered charity
No. 212034
Shipwrecked Mariners' Society

The Shipwrecked Mariners' Society provides financial help to merchant seafarers, fishermen and their dependants who are in need. In the last year the Society paid a total of over £1.7 million in charitable grants in over 3,100 cases and it received over 700 new applications for assistance. The charity's work continues to be much in demand. Thank you for your support.


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Registered charity
No. 1126444
Shivia Microfinance

We are a UK-based charity that works with communities living below the poverty line in India and Nepal. We provide both training and small loans (£50-100 on average) to communities so that they can start up sustainable enterprises and lift themselves out of abject poverty.


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Registered charity
No. 1109578 (England and Wales), SCO38665 (Scotland)
Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity is the charity for the UK confectionery industry (previously the Confectionery Benevolent Fund). We have been supporting industry employees and their dependents since 1918. We provide practical, emotional and financial support to past and present employees who are experiencing difficult circumstances and we help them to make their lives a bit easier.


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Registered charity
No. 1094092
Tottenham Tribute Trust

TTT is an organisation dedicated to serving the needs of former Spurs stars who find themselves in a situation that compromises their quality of life. It is an organisation that reaches out to members of the Spurs family who are fighting hard times either financially, medically or both and is dedicated to making sure that no former Spurs player is forgotten.


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Registered charity
No. 1023552
UNISON Welfare Bucket & Spade Appeal

UNISON Welfare offers wide ranging support to members of UNISON, the public service trade union, and their families. Help includes debt advice and support; financial assistance; family holidays; help following accident or illness and breaks for carers.


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Registered charity
No. 1129074
Upholland and Tawd Vale Lions

Serving the communities of Upholland, Skelmersdale, Rainford, and close surrounding areas. Contributing to charities, and providing help & support to those people less fortunate than ourselves.


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Registered charity
No. 224776
Veterinary Benevolent Fund

It provides financial assistance for deserving members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons or their relatives and dependents, and supports the profession through the Veterinary Surgeons' Health Support Programme and Vet Helpline.


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Registered charity
No. 1123246
Walking With Giants Foundation

It is a Charity set up to enrich the lives of individuals affected by a rare form of dwarfism called Majewski Osteodysplastic Primordial Dwarfism Type II along with their families Individuals affected by MOPDII are classed as the smallest people in the world Please visit our website for more Info


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Registered charity
No. SC030567
ZFTF

ZFTF was founded in 1999 and is the only charity dedicated to assisting displaced and often destitute Zimbabwe farmers and their families to resettle in the UK and other countries, and to help them rebuild their lives.


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