We have adopted the following as our sponsored charities for 2016 and would be pleased for your help in supporting these worthy causes. That loose change soon adds up and if you want to make regular donations please visit their web sites for information on this and the work that each charity does.
Help For Heroes
H4H offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving our country. This support is provided at four Help for Heroes Recovery Centres across the UK and through support grants to individuals and other charities.
Sick, injured and homeless pets have relied on Blue Cross since 1897. Abandoned or unwanted, ill or injured, pets turn to them for help every year. Their doors are always open, and with your support, they always will be.
Each year, thousands of cats, dogs, small pets and horses turn to Blue Cross animal hospitals, clinics and re-homing services for treatment and to find them the happy homes they deserve.
Caring for more than 40,000 pets every year is not enough – there are many, many more out there who still desperately need help. By 2020 Blue Cross want to be helping 70,000 animals a year and your support will help to make sure this happens.
The National Garden Scheme
The NGS has a rare and simple fundraising and grant-making model. Funds are raised annually by visitors paying to attend open gardens and to enjoy home-made teas or buying plants. The totals raised dictate the amounts that are donated annually within a twelve month period. Currently the NGS's target is for 80p of every £1 raised at gardens to be donated to the annual beneficiaries. In the great majority of cases the owners of gardens donate the total amounts raised at their open days, only very occasionally are minimal expenses deducted. Their generosity is responsible for the millions of pounds that the charity is able to donate every year. Since its foundation, the National Gardens Scheme has donated over £45 million to nominated beneficiaries, of which nearly £23 million has been donated within the last ten years. Our continuing support means that for most of our beneficiaries we are the largest cumulative donor in their histories.l