Medical Research And Care

  • Action Medical Reseach


    Action Medical Research, for children, for life - the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children. We know that medical research can save and change children’s lives. We want to make a difference by treating sick and vulnerable babies, helping disabled children and targeting rare diseases in children.

  • Action on Hearing Loss

    Action on Hearing Loss

    Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID. We’re working for a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing. We offer a range of services for people with hearing loss, including people who are profoundly deaf. Our work includes campaigning and lobbying; providing training, products and equipment; and medical and technological research.

  • Alzheimer Scotland


    Alzheimer Scotland helps people with dementia, their carers and families. Our members include carers, relatives, people with dementia, professionals, groups and organisations. Our local services include; day centres, home support, drop-in centres, support groups, carer education, one-to-one support, welfare rights service and information and advice.

  • Alzheimer's Society


    Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them. There are 750,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to one million by 2025. Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Anthony Nolan

    Anthony Nolan

    Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Every day, we use our register to match incredible individuals willing to donate their bone marrow to people whose last chance of life is a transplant. But we can only find a matching donor for half the people who come to us. Your support could help find more donors and save more lives.

  • Arthritis Research UK


    Arthritis Research UK is the charity leading the fight against arthritis. We’re working to take the pain away for sufferers of all forms of arthritis and helping people to remain active. We’ll do this by funding high class research, providing information and campaigning. Everything we do is underpinned by research.

  • Asthma UK


    Asthma UK is the charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the 5.4 million people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma. We work together with people with asthma, health professionals and researchers to develop and share expertise to help people increase their understanding and reduce the effect of asthma on their lives.

  • Blindcare


    Blindcare is an equal partnership of ten registered charities working for people who are blind or visually impaired. Through the work of our partner charities we are able to provide education for adults and children, mobility training, research into the prevention of blindness and vital treatment to improve or restore sight.

  • Bliss


    Bliss, the special care baby charity, provides vital support and care to premature and sick babies across the UK. We offer guidance and information at a critical time in families' lives. We also fund ground-breaking research and campaign for babies to receive the best possible level of care regardless of when and where they are born.

  • Bighearted Scotland


    A donation to Bighearted Scotland works harder by helping a wide range of good causes for both children and adults across Scotland. We worth to help people with a wide range of issues including; epilepsy, special needs, exclusion, disability, cancer, mental health and alcohol problems, whilst also promoting environmental awareness and sensible drinking.

  • Bowel Cancer UK


    Bowel Cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, but it shouldn’t be. It is very treatable especially if diagnosed early. Bowel Cancer UK aims to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer. We are passionate about making sure people know the symptoms and understand how important it is to go to their GP if they have concerns. We also encourage people to take part in screening and to improve their bowel health and stack the odds against the disease by making simple changes to their diet and lifestyle.

  • The Brain Research Trust


    The Brain Research Trust promotes and supports vital research, with the help of our donors, the BRT supports world-class research at UCL's Institute of Neurology (IoN), London, and provides well over £1.5 million a year in research grants. Since the BRT was founded, we have given over £30 million to the IoN to help finance their research programmes and PhD studentships.

  • Breakthrough Breast Cancer


    Breakthrough Breast Cancer is a pioneering charity dedicated to the prevention, treatment and ultimate eradication of breast cancer. We fight on three fronts: research, campaigning and education. We believe passionately that this disease can be beaten and we are determined to save and change the lives of people now and in the future who have been, or may one day be, affected by breast cancer.

  • Breast Cancer Campaign


    Breast Cancer Campaign’s mission is to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure. We only funds research into breast cancer and will support research at any centre of excellence in the UK and Ireland. We have a particular interest in supporting innovative research and will fund the best breast cancer.

  • British Heart Foundation


    The British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity, dedicated to saving lives through pioneering research, patient care, campaigning for change and by providing vital information. But we urgently need your help. We rely on your donations of time and money to continue our life saving work.

  • British Lung Foundation


    The British Lung Foundation is the only UK charity working for everyone affected by lung disease. We focus our resources on providing support for people affected by lung disease today; and work in a variety of ways, including funding world-class research, to bring about positive change, to improve treatment, care and support for people affected by lung disease now and in the future.

  • Cancer Research UK


    Cancer Research UK pioneers life- saving research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Our groundbreaking research into the prevention, control and treatment of cancer has seen survival rates double in the last 40 years. But we can’t stop there as sadly it is still the case that more than 1 in 3 of us will develop cancer at some point in our lives. We are fighting for a world where no one’s life is cut short by cancer. And we can only do this with the support of people like you.

  • Charities For CHANGE


    Charities for CHANGE offers you the chance to support five fantastic charities with a single monthly gift. Charities for CHANGE is a unique group of charities, united in our mission to achieve positive change in the world, including Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

  • The Christie Charity


    The Christie Charity is the second largest hospital charity in the country and the most successful charity in the North West. Each year we raise £13m to fund cancer research and patient services that fall outside the remit of NHS funding. The Charity is currently contributing to the building of our new £35 million Patient Treatment Centre, which will include the largest phase I clinical trials unit in the world.

  • CLIC Sargent


    Every day 10 families are told that their child has cancer. Diagnosis often comes as a shock. Treatment usually starts straightaway and can last up to three years. As the children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent is there… with clinical, practical and emotional support, every step of the way.

  • Diabetes UK


    Diabetes is hard. Hard to explain. Hard to manage. Hard to live with. We’re here to make it easier. Diabetes UK is the UK’s leading charity for people with or at risk of diabetes and its largest charitable funder of pioneering diabetes research. One day our relentless search for a cure will end, but until then we’ll keep providing vital advice, information and support services, bringing people with diabetes together and campaigning on the issues that are most important to them.

  • The Elizabeth Foundation


    The Elizabeth Foundation is a voluntary organisation for deaf babies, pre-school deaf children from 0-5 years, and their parents. The Elizabeth Foundation provide - nationwide and often without charge - parent centred services for babies and young children with a hearing loss and offers their families.

  • Epilepsy Society


    As the UK’s leading epilepsy charity, we make a real and lasting contribution to the treatment, care and understanding of epilepsy. At the Epilepsy Society, we do this by giving information, support and care; providing medical assessment, diagnosis and treatment; raising awareness and undertaking ground-breaking medical research.

  • Eve Appeal

    Eve Appeal

    The Eve Appeal is the UK's only gynaecological cancer charity raising awareness of all five gynaecological cancers (womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal) and funding medical research to save women’s lives. Our research focuses on what will make the most difference; detecting these cancers early, predicting an individual risk and potentially preventing these cancers from developing.

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital


    Great Ormond Street Hospital is full of remarkable children whose bravery touches everyone. With our supporters, we help keep the magic alive for thousands of children who need our help every year. Help us save more lives, develop new treatments, build state-of-the-art facilities and support our remarkable patients and their families. With your donation we can help keep the magic alive.

  • Hospices UK

    Hospices UK

    Hospices UK is the national charity for hospice care and we represent and support more than 200 local hospices across the UK. We want the best possible care for everyone facing the end of life and with your support we can strive to achieve this. We co-ordinate national fundraising initiatives, provide grants, professional education, funding and a wide range of support services to help local hospices care for more than 360,000 seriously ill people, their friends and family every year.

    By supporting Hospices UK you can choose to give a percentage of your donation to one of our members so it can directly benefit your hospice of choice too.

  • The Katie Piper Foundation

    The Katie Piper Foundation

    Our vision is for a world where scars do not limit a person’s function, social inclusion or sense of well being. We deliver – directly or indirectly – intensive, comprehensive burns rehabilitation (post acute care discharge) in the UK. We support burns survivors throughout their recovery and help people with burns and scars to reconnect with their lives and their communities.

  • The Laura Crane Trust


    Cancer is the most common form of non-accidental death in teenagers and young adults in the UK. The Laura Crane Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to funding research specifically into cancers affecting 13-24 year-olds, where cancer can strike in dangerous and difficult forms, often necessitating very harsh regimes of treatment in an effort to save their lives.

  • Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research


    Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Blood cancers are indiscriminate and can affect everyone from babies to grandparents. Our life-saving research is focused on finding causes, improving diagnosis and treatments, and running groundbreaking clinical trials for all blood cancer patients. Your support means we can continue our life-saving work and ensure a better quality of life for those touched by blood cancer.

  • Kidney Research UK


    Right now, the lives of over three million people in the UK are threatened by chronic kidney disease. No one knows who or when kidney disease may strike next. It could be any one of us, young or old. That’s why Kidney Research UK is funding vital research projects. By helping scientists to understand more about the condition, they will get ever closer to finding better prevention, treatments and ultimately a cure. As a charity, we rely on individuals to help us fund research – and save more lives. Please support us.

  • Macmillan Cancer Support


    Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. We are Macmillan. As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. This means they need more than medical help, they also need practical, emotional and financial support.

  • Marie Curie

    Marie Curie

    Marie Curie provides high quality nursing, totally free, to give people with terminal cancer and other illnesses the choice of dying at home, supported by their families. Everyone should have the right to choose how they spend their last days. Please support us with a Payroll Giving donation and help us make a real difference to the lives of terminally ill people.

  • Meningitis Research Foundation


    Meningitis and Septicaemia are terrible diseases that can kill within hours. Our Vision is a world free from meningitis and septicaemia. We aim to achieve this by funding research to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, and to improve survival rates and outcomes. We also promote education and awareness to reduce death and disability, and give support to people affected.

  • Mildmay International

    Mildmay International

    Mildmay has been a pioneer in HIV since 1988. We opened Europe’s first AIDS hospice, where Princess Diana famously shook hands with an AIDS patient.

    Our hospital in the UK is now Europe’s only dedicated rehabilitation centre for HIV, dealing with the most complex cases of HIV. Mildmay also cares for thousands and thousands of people living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe, supporting marginalised and unreached people.

  • MS Society

    MS Society

    The MS Society is the UK's leading MS charity. Since 1953, we've been providing information and support, funding research and fighting for change.
    Every day in the UK, 14 people – typically in their 20s or 30s – are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a life-long chronic condition for which there is currently no cure. More than 100,000 people in the UK have MS. Every one of them shares the uncertainty of a future with MS. It attacks at random; many of its symptoms are invisible to others; it can worsen steadily, or remain unpredictable throughout your life. From one day to the next you might be losing or regaining your sight or your ability to walk.
    We fund research, give grants, campaign for change, provide information and support, invest in MS specialists and lend a listening ear to those who need it. Too many people affected by MS in the UK have to fight for the treatments, services, care and support they need. Our campaigns aim to change that.
    Our vision is a world free from the effects of multiple sclerosis. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure. Until then, we will do all that we can to enable people with MS to live life, knowing that they do not have to face MS alone.

  • Muscular Dystrophy Campaign


    Muscular Dystrophy Campaign provides support for over 60 types of muscle wasting conditions. Muscle disease is life-limiting and there is currently no cure for the 70,000 babies, children and adults affected. We fund pioneering research into treatments and cures, support those affected through our Care and Support services throughout the UK and campaign to raise awareness and bring about positive change. Help us to fight muscle disease – give us Strength in Numbers.

  • The National Eczema Society


    The National Eczema Society has two principal aims: first, to provide people with independent and practical advice about treating and managing eczema; secondly, to raise awareness of the needs of those with eczema with healthcare professionals, teachers and the government.

  • Northern Ireland Charities Together (NICT)


    Northern Ireland Charities Together (NICT) is a unique consortium of charities all providing services for people in Northern Ireland, including NI Chest, Heart and Stroke Association, RNIB NI and Ulster Cancer Foundation. Our aim is to make it easy for people of Northern Ireland to support our six charities through tax efficient payroll giving.

  • Parkinson's Disease Society

    The Parkinson's Disease Society is the UK's leading charity dedicated to supporting all people with Parkinson's, their families, carers and friends. We campaign for a better quality of life for people with Parkinson's, provide information and a local support network, and fund a wide programme of research into the cause, treatment, prevention and cure of the condition.

  • The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

    The only charity in the world wholly dedicated to defeating lung cancer- the biggest cancer killer in the UK. We work in; Research -for early detection and eventual cure of lung cancer. Patient Care – providing patient information, support and advocacy. Tobacco Control- Providing one of the most successful smoking cessation programmes in Britain and the Kids against tobacco smoke campaign.

  • Scope


    Scope is a charity that supports disabled people and their families. We work to raise awareness, change attitudes and influence government policy. We support disabled people and their families through practical information and support, particularly at the time of diagnosis and in a child’s early years, as well as offering them services which are primarily focused on those whose complex support needs are not met elsewhere.

  • Sense


    Imagine not being able to see or hear - how would you go to work, pour a coffee, phone a loved one? Sense exists to improve the lives of children and adults who are both deaf and blind, working to break them out of their isolated world, become active members of society and learn to communicate with family and friends.

  • Sense Scotland


    Sense Scotland has been working for over 20 years with children and adults who have communication support needs because of deafblindness, sensory impairment, learning and physical disabilities. One of our key areas of expertise is communication. Working closely with people, often on a one-to-one basis, we aim to find out what their aspirations are and how they want to live their lives.

  • Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity


    Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity is a registered charity that exists to support and enhance the services of Sheffield Children's NHS Trust and it's reputation as a centre of excellence for the research, prevention, care and cure of childhood illnesses.

  • Somebody Cares


    Somebody Cares is a unique consortium of four charities helping those affected by HIV/AIDS, substance misuse, homelessness and imprisonment overseas. This includes NAT (National Aids Trust) who are the UK's leading charity dedicated to transforming society's response to HIV.

  • Spinal Injuries Association

    Spinal Injuries Association

    The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national user-led charity for spinal cord injured (SCI) people. Being a user led, we are well placed to understand the everyday needs of living with spinal cord injury and are here to meet those needs by providing key services to share information and experiences, and to campaign for change ensuring each person can lead a full and active life. We are here to support you from the moment your spinal cord injury happens, and for the rest of your life.

  • Stroke Association

    Stroke Association

    We are the Stroke Association. We believe in life after stroke. That’s why we campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best possible recovery. It’s why we fund research to develop new treatments and ways to prevent stroke. The Stroke Association is a charity. We rely on your support to change lives and prevent stroke.

  • Sue Ryder

    Sue Ryder

    Sue Ryder provides incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. It's not just the expert medical care we provide, it's the emotional support and practical things we take care of too. We do whatever we can to be a safety net for our patients and their loved ones at the most difficult time of their lives.

  • Teenage Cancer Trust

    Teenage Cancer Trust

    Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer aged between 13 and 24. We build specialist units within NHS hospitals, bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. We want every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live.

  • Together For Short Lives

    Teenage Cancer Trust

    Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity for all children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and all those who support, love and care for them. We support families, professionals and services, including children’s hospices. We work to ensure that every child living with a life-limiting condition and their family get the best possible care and support wherever they are, and whenever they need it.

  • World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK)


    World Cancer Research Fund is the leading authority on cancer prevention research related to diet, weight and physical activity. We fund and support scientific research to ensure we have the latest and most authoritative research information at our fingertips and translate the results of this research into practical, easy-to-use tools and advice to help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.

  • Yorkshire Charities Group


    Yorkshire Charities Group is a joint venture between six Yorkshire based registered charities. Includes; Epilepsy Action who provide vital support, advice and information for the 456,000 people in the UK who have epilepsy, including 38,000 living in Yorkshire, St. Gemma's Hospice, Leeds is the 4th largest Hospice in the UK and every year cares for over 1,000 patients and their families, Sue Ryder Care Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds, has an in-patient unit with 19 beds, a day hospice and a team of community clinical nurse specialists who take the loving hospice care into the patients home.

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