Charities raising money for life threatening conditions

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  • Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

    Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)



    Telephone: 01737 363 222


    Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is the UK charity that supports those affected by conditions that can cause young sudden cardiac death. CRY provides bereavement support and funds fast -track expert pathology investigations at the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology. CRY raises awareness of signs and symptoms of cardiac conditions and supports young people diagnosed with life-threatening conditions through the myheart Network. CRY funds medical research and operates a nationwide cardiac screening programme for any person between the age of 14 and 35. CRY funds fast -track expert medical services at the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology.


  • SUDEP Action

    SUDEP Action



    Contact01235 772850

    SUDEP Action is dedicated to raising awareness of epilepsy risks and tackling epilepsy deaths including Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. We are the only UK charity specialised in supporting and involving people bereaved by epilepsy. 

    Our services include bereavement support, counselling, help with understanding the inquest process and in collaboration with UK research teams, the involvement of bereaved families and professionals in research through The Epilepsy Deaths Register.


  • John King Brain Tumour Foundation

    John King Brain Tumour Foundation

    Telephone:  0208 894 1111 

    The John King Brain Tumour Foundation is a registered charity supporting the Atkinson Morley Wing of St George’s Hospital, Tooting, UK, treating Glioblastoma brain tumour patients. With your support we are fundraising for the McKissok Ward garden, surgical equipment and research not currently funded by the NHS.

    The charity’s first major project is to raise money for a state-of-the-art microscope, not available through NHS funding. This will allow more of a brain tumour to be removed during surgery prolonging a patient’s life.

    Ultimately, we want to support research into this fatal cancer which receives only 0.5% of all government cancer research funding and has an average life expectancy of just 15 months. Sadly, many more young people are being diagnosed with malignant brain tumours. Brain tumours kill more under 40’s than any other cancer. 

  • Kidney Research UK

    Kidney Research UK

    Telephone: 0300 303 1100



    Kidney disease is a silent killer. There are three million people in the UK with it right now and there is no cure. We are the leading charity committed to developing treatments, patient information and raising vital public awareness to help save lives. We are Kidney Research UK. Your support can help fund research to save lives.


  • Prevent Breast Cancer

    Prevent Breast Cancer



    Telephone:  0161 291 4405

    Prevent Breast Cancer is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer – we’re committed to freeing the world from the disease altogether. Unlike many cancer charities, we’re focused on preventing, rather than curing. Promoting early diagnosis, screening and lifestyle changes, we believe we can stop the problem before it starts. And being situated at the only breast cancer prevention centre in the UK, we’re right at the front-line in the fight against the disease.

    Join us today, and help us create a future free from breast cancer.

  • Breast Cancer Care

    Breast Cancer Care



    Telephone:  0345 092 0805

    Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide charity providing specialist support and tailored information for anyone affected by breast cancer. Our clinical expertise and emotional support network help thousands of people find a way to live with, through and beyond breast cancer.

  • The Brain Tumour Charity

    The Brain Tumour Charity

    Telephone: 01252 749043



    Brain Tumour UK, Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust and The Joseph Foote Trust have merged to become the largest brain tumour charity in the UK. We fund ground-breaking research and offer support and information to those affected. Our aim is to improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment.

  • British Lung Foundation

    British Lung Foundation

    Telephone: 020 7079 7912



    One person in five in the UK is affected by lung disease.


    We offer hope and support so that no one has to face it alone. We campaign for positive change in the nation’s lung health. We search for new treatments and cures.


    We are the UK’s lung charity. Help us to fight lung disease through prevention, support and research.

  • Prostate Cancer UK

    Prostate Cancer UK



    Contact: 020 8222 7622

    Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer. As the number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer continues to rise (making it the most common of all cancers by 2030), now is the time to take control. Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, we will stop prostate cancer being a killer. Ignoring prostate cancer won’t beat it, so join the fight.

    Prostate Cancer UK (formerly known as The Prostate Cancer Charity) is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company number 02653887. Registered office: Fourth floor, The Counting House, 53 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QN. VAT Registration Number: 905 9415 18.


  • Sarcoma UK

    Sarcoma UK

    Telephone: 0207 250 8271 




    Sarcoma UK is the only cancer charity in the UK focusing on all types of sarcoma. Our mission is to amplify sarcoma awareness, inspire involvement, and fund ground-breaking research to transform the lives of everyone affected by sarcoma.



  • Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust

    Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust



    Telephone: 07584705673

    The Solan Connor Fawcett family cancer trust is a registered not for profit charity which was set up in memory of loved ones lost to this horrible illness which sadly at some point will affect almost every household. The trust provides free financial , emotional and practical support for families and individuals throughout County Durham and Darlington who are facing a cancer diagnosis .

    Since 2015 the trust have supported hundreds of families and sadly we receive new referrals every day from local health organisations and practices. We proudly support local hospices, hospital cancer units , district and Macmillan nurses to name but a few. Donations and Fundraising is needed to ensure that we can continue provide the services on a daily basis , whenever needed in a professional yet personal manner.

    If the boiler breaks then we send a plumber to fix it immediately, if a family has a hospital appointment , we can provide a taxi if needed or help with the fuel and parking costs, we can help with groceries , utility bills etc, we have helped pay for funerals and bucket lists, we have a fully stocked free wig bank which is open 6 days a week , we have a therapy room where we provide free treatments to help with the side effects of the chemo etc, we have regular support groups and coffee mornings and we have regular trips and days out for families and carers.

  • Bowel & Cancer Research

    Bowel & Cancer Research




    Charity Mission Statement:

    Every year more than 41,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with bowel cancer and over 250,000 individuals live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

    We are committed to saving and changing lives.

    No one should die of bowel cancer live with chronic bowel disease or face life with a permanent stoma.

    About us:

    From the National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation and research labs around the country, we aim to deliver our vision by funding scientific and surgical research to save lives and improve the quality of life for individuals with bowel cancer and other bowel problems, such as chronic diseases like Colitis and Chron’s and chronic symptoms like Irritable Bowel Syndrome. We also have a special interest in supporting surgical innovations intended to reduce the numbers of people who need to rely upon a stoma as well as supporting ways that involve the public in research. We wish to raise awareness of bowel cancer and other bowel diseases to improve people’s knowledge of symptoms and break down taboos.

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