What’s Special To You At Christmas?
For many, this Christmas will be overshadowed by suffering rather than joy, pain rather than love and difficulty rather than comfort.
That’s why two foundations supporting three charities have united to spread a message. The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation and The James Milner Foundation have joined forces this Christmas to raise money for Help for Heroes, Bloodwise and NSPCC and now all we need is you. Support the Christmas Way single and tell us what is special to you at Christmas.
Every donation, no matter how big or small could help to change a life. If you don’t know what these foundations do, you can read a summarised version of their goals and tasks below.
NSPCC help children who have been abused, they protect children at risk and find the best ways to prevent child abuse from ever happening. The NSPCC works directly with children and families in their service centres across the UK and Channel Islands and gives support to a lot of adults and young people in need through the NSPCC helpline and ChildLine.
The NSPCC works with schools all over the country through their “speak out, stay safe program” that helps children keep themselves safe. Another of their project “Together for Children” helps children who have experienced abuse. 1 in 5 children in the UK are abused and that is one too many. The NSPCC through the help of your unselfish donations aims to eradicate child abuse in the country.
Help For Heroes
The Help For Heroes Foundation was started by Bryn and Emma Parry in 2007. Their objective? To help those who have put their life on the line in the UK’s armed forces.
10 years later and the “Help for Heroes” is an internationally recognised charity that has been able to help over 22000 people.
Despite the UK’s war in Afghanistan getting over, the Help for Heroes foundation still needs your support, Many people are living with serious and complex injuries that need continuous support especially as they grow older.
Help for heroes spends the money you have donated generously to fulfil their commitment to ensuring to help every affected military personal by meeting their mental, physical and basic requirements. The money is also spent on research programs to understand their future challenges and to get a better understanding of the trauma that the army personnel face.
Help For Heroes is in need of a few supplies. You can opt to donate new and recycled utilities like clothes, cookware, medical kits and sleeping mattresses instead of direct cash donations. Being open for a couple of months, we’ve stocked up on cooking utensils, first aid kits and mini ambulance vehicles. If you’d like to participate, we’re short on single-sized mattresses.
We’re accepting used and new mattresses at our Salisbury collection centre. If you’re going to be sending through a newly bought mattress, use a reliable resource to weigh out the features against their costs. Here’s a good reference that illustrates the desirable features that you should look for in a mattress.
Bloodwise is the UK’s leading blood cancer charity. While huge progress has been made in improving the treatment methods since the 1960s, blood cancer is still the 5th most common cancer in the UK with a death rate higher than breast or prostate cancer. The survivors of blood cancer suffer the long term effects of the treatment.
Bloodwise charity was started by David and Hilda when they lost their daughter Susan to leukaemia in 1960, encouraging them to start something that would help families from avoiding the same faith.
Bloodwise has invested over 500 million pounds into the research of blood cancer which has had a massive impact in giving a better understanding in blood cancer, therefore improving the treatments of all types of blood cancer.