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Charities

Accessible Derbyshire

Accessible Derbyshire is a registered charity established in 2013 by Gillian Scotford and Jane Carver: two Derbyshire women with 6 children between them, three of whom are disabled.

The aim of the charity is to improve the lives of disabled people, their families, friends and carers living in or visiting Derbyshire and the Peak District by:

  • Providing accurate information on accessible leisure and tourism in the area through its website: www.accessiblederbyshire.org
  • Supplying equipment to the leisure and tourism industry which increases accessibility
  • Improving Customer Service for people with access needs through training and development

The charity is currently half way through a two year challenge: ' The Big Push' which aims to make this the most accessible area of the country.

 

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care has been providing bereavement support to the people of Sheffield for the last 40 years. We provide bereavement support to anyone bereaved by death at any time from any cause. This includes children and Young people. We provide 1 to 1 support to adults in our offices in the centre of town. We provide home visitors for people unable to attend our offices, due to health or disability.

Bereavement can be a major cause of loneliness and isolation our social group 'Stepping Stones', is a lifeline to many. We receive no funding from any statutory agency in Sheffield, and rely entirely on voluntary contributions to continue our support.

 

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK's leading dementia support and research charity, here for anyone affected by any form of dementia. We provide information and practical and emotional support to help people live well with dementia, and we invest in world-class research with the ultimate goal of defeating it.

We also campaign to improve public understanding of dementia and the devastating impact it can have, and make sure it's taken seriously and acted on by our governments.

Dementia can happen to anyone and there's currently no cure. We believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

 

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust

We are a classroom in the countryside…

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust Ltd is an education and environmental charity based on a 138 acre working farm on the outskirts of Sheffield. We provide children and young people with an experience of farming, horticulture and the countryside. We particularly encourage schools and groups that experience financial and other disadvantages or special needs. From ‘Where our food comes from” programmes to physical activities including farm jobs, earth walks, pond dipping and pony riding, all our work is designed to engage your people in learning. Activities are delighted to raise confidence and self-esteem, develop team work and communication skills, unlock potential and raise aspirations. Each year we need to raise over £300,000.

 

Fable

Fable is a local charity which helps those affected by Epilepsy enhance their quality of life. We do this through many ways which include a Freephone advice line, a national patient support network, one to one and group support through informal meetings, advice on treatment specialising in Vagus Nerve Stimulation therapy a treatment for those with epilepsy uncontrolled by medication alone.

We fund grants for pieces of medical equipment and seizure alert bed alarms. Our dream factory project helps to make wishes and dreams a reality for those affected by Epilepsy.

 

Motor Neurone Disease Association

The Motor Neurone Disease Association was founded in 1979 by a group of volunteers with experience of living with or caring for someone with MND. Since then, we have grown significantly with Branches throughout the country, all supported with an ever-increasing community of volunteers, supporters and staff and all sharing the same goal – to support people with MND and everyone who cares for them, both now and in the future.

Our mission:

  • We improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers.
  • We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND.

We campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society.

 

The Chesterfield Royal Macmillan Cancer Centre

Every year 1500 people in North and North East Derbyshire are told they have cancer. Many will need ongoing treatment.

The facilities for cancer care at Chesterfield Royal Hospital are spread across the site. The Chemotherapy Unit is at full capacity, which means some patients have to travel to Sheffield for their treatment.

Macmillan needs your help to raise £2.5 million to create a new cancer that will include:

  • 21 chemotherapy chairs, 2 treatment beds & 3 treatment rooms
  • A Macmillan information and advice service ... and much more.

To find out more about the Appeal visit www.macmillanbuilds.co.uk or contact Rob Turner 07545 419 725 / rturner@macmillan.org.uk

Thank you to Music in the Gardens for choosing to support the Appeal in 2016.

 

 

Sheffield Futures

Not everyone gets the same start in life. Some people grow up in a safe, supportive environment, while others' circumstances may not be quite so straightforward. Regardless of a person's background, everyone deserves the opportunity to be the best individual that they can be. Sheffield Futures exists to provide those opportunities: to help everyone make good life choices.

From the big problems to the small stuff, our approach is about prevention, education, support when it's needed, practical help that changes lives and builds better communities.

We are here for everyone, but in particular, we give help and guidance to disadvantaged young people. Whatever their situation, Sheffield Futures will make sure they are given every opportunity to achieve a better future.