The British Red Cross helps people whoever and wherever they are. In crisis situations, whether this is a major natural disaster affecting millions or an individual facing immobility in a small town, people need the Red Cross to be there when there is no one else to turn to. This year, like every other year, millions of people will depend on us to be there when it counts.
Our dedicated volunteers across Merseyside support people affected by emergencies and crises such as major floods, house fires, unexpected hospitalisation or destitution in the asylum process. Across the region our volunteers are on call 24/7 to deliver emergency, medical, practical and emotional care for people where it is needed most.
From our Liverpool office, we run Independent Living, Wheelchair loans, Emergency Response, First Aid courses, Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links. Every crisis is personal so it is vital that we continue to offer help and comfort to those who find themselves caught up in a disaster.
Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research is a Salford-based charity that funds and manages research into new and improved treatments for children with cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death in children in the UK. 25% of children diagnosed won’t make it to their 30th birthday. Many of the children who do survive, suffer life-long, life-limiting side effects caused by the treatments used to cure them.
We look for treatments which are less damaging to the bodies of children and with the aim of reducing both short and long term side effects, whilst still retaining the effectiveness of the treatments.
Claire House Children’s Hospice helps seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full by creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality to family life.
In the last six years, the amount of children coming to our hospice has increased by 84%. We desperately need your help to ensure that we can continue caring for more and more local children in the community.
Currently, for every seriously or terminally ill child we help, there is at least one we can’t. Join the Claire House running team and help us to keep local families smiling.