Charity of the Year / Charity of the Month
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All around this website people are setting themselves their own individual challenges or goals. So why not use the opportunity to fundraise for a good cause? Our Charities of the Year and our Charities of the Month definitely have social objectives which deserve your support.
So we are delighted that:
our Charity of the Year is UK Youth and
our Charity of the Month is the Bowel Disease Research Foundation.
Bowel Disease Research Foundation (BDRF)
BDRF fund research into bowel disease. Their vision is a world where bowel disease is eradicated and their mission is to develop clinical practice and improve patient’s lives through impactful research.
Over 1 million people in the UK suffer from problems with their bowels. Bowel Disease includes: bowel cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and any other bowel disorders.
Their research helps to develop treatments for patients and aims to radically improve their quality of life. The charity receives no government funding and relies 100% on public and private donations to fund their work.
BDRF is the subsidiary charity of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) who are the representative body of leading medical practitioners working in the field of bowel disease.
The charity has been in existence since 1992 and has invested over £2.8 million into research projects that have improved treatments and helped set up national guidelines for medical practice in the UK.
To make a donation, or to find out more about their work and the impact their research has made, please visit the BDRF website.
Working across the country for over a century, UK Youth is a leading charity, committed to providing access to appropriate, high quality youth work services in every community. We want to ensure that young people are empowered to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstances.
Young people with complex needs and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are being hardest hit by rising inequality and cuts to local services.
Through the UK Youth Movement, they build capacity, unlock funding and a develop a sense of connection with young people and the youth workers who support them. Together they reach 1.6 million young people, offering support, training and access to high quality services.
Ways to get involved
UK Youth have places in a variety of challenge events from the London Marathon and Great North Run, to Ride London. They also encourage individuals taking on their own challenge to become part of Team UK Youth where they will support on your fundraising journey.
UK Youth host a fundraising events throughout the year including:
Art for Youth
Art for Youth London – 11th – 13th December 2019, London
Art for Youth North – 2020 dates TBC, Harrogate
Hugely popular art exhibitions which have directly raised £1.6 million for the charity. These events provide quality artwork at affordable prices, giving art enthusiasts the opportunity to buy pieces by talented contemporary artists with 35% of sales going to UK Youth.
Another opportunity to support UK Youth’s vital work is by attending their annual Gala Dinner. Here, supporters, ambassadors and corporate partners can hear from some incredible young people and youth organisations the charity support. For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UK Youth have a large variety of volunteering opportunities – from supporting their outdoor learning centre in the New Forest to becoming a mentor for young people. Their open opportunities can be found on their online platform.
Opportunities to support the charity aren’t limited to the above. Whether it’s a collection, bake sale or monthly giving there are plenty of ways to get involved and support the next generation.
You can find out more or give a donation by visiting the UK Youth website.
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