Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is a Cancer Research and awareness charity in the United Kingdom formed on 4 February 2002 by the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. Its aim is to reduce the number of deaths from cancer. As the world's largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the UK, both by the charity's own employees and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy.
Cancer Research UK's work is almost entirely funded by the public. It raises money through donations, legacies, community fundraising, events, retail and corporate partnerships. Over 40,000 people are regular volunteers.
St Andrew's Hospice is an independent charity providing care and treatment for those living with life threatening illnesses.
They are here for all the family. Providing support for loved ones and carers is a central part of our mission.
The Hospice provide a service completely free of charge for the adult population of North and South Lanarkshire and strive to meet the needs of all irrespective of religious, cultural or ethnic background.
World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity, working to bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places.
Poverty, conflict and disaster leave millions of children living in fear. Fear of hunger and disease. Fear of violence, conflict and exploitation. Fear that robs them of a childhood.
Local staff work in thousands of communities across the world to free children from fear. They live and work alongside them, their families and communities to help change the world they live in for good.
Their worldwide presence means we're quick to respond to emergencies like conflict and natural disasters. We also use our influence and global reach to ensure that children are represented at every level of decision-making.
This can be done because people like you are prepared to sponsor, donate, pray, campaign or simply share the stories of boys and girls who have been given hope for the future.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, is a French founded (now international and federal) humanitarian aid non-governmental organisation and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2007 over 26,000, mostly local, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, logistical experts, water and sanitation engineers and administrators provided medical aid in over 60 countries. These doctors and nurses decided to volunteer their time to solve issues of world health.
Médecins Sans Frontières was created in 1971, in the aftermath of the Biafra succession, by a small group of French doctors and journalists who believed that all people have the right to medical care regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people outweigh respect for national borders.
The organization actively provides health care and medical training to populations in about 70 countries and frequently insists on political responsibility in conflict zones such as Chechnya and Kosovo. Only once in its history, during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, has the organization called for military intervention. In order to be able to speak and act freely, MSF remains independent of any political, religious or economic powers.
Compassion is an international Christian child development and child advocacy ministry. Partnering with local churches, we are committed to the spiritual, economic, social and physical development of children living in extreme poverty in 26 countries, enabling them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.
Compassion's holistic child development programmes focus on the spiritual, economic, social and physical needs of children through all stages of development. Programmes are unique in that they are Christ Centred, Child Focused and Church Based.
Compassion is committed to meeting the needs of children at every stage of their development from their mother’s womb into early adulthood. The RESPOND Initiatives play a vital role by removing barriers to effective child development. They complete the strategies of our core programmes by tackling issues such as AIDS, malaria, disaster response and unsafe drinking water.
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