Supporting Charities with your Help

We donate 1% of all income taken to charity, via the safe and approved Virtue app. Each has been carefully selected by us, and we hope that many of you are already well aware and possibly supporters of some of them. Each has a connection to health in its broadest remit, and we are pleased to be able to give a little back, with your help. To learn more about any of them please click the links provided. 
Introducing our charity of the month: Action Medical Research.

Support Paddington's favourite UK charity and help sick babies and children.

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity funding vital research to help sick babies and children.

They are on a mission to save and change children's lives through medical research, developing treatments, vaccinations and cures.

Our chosen charities for 2024

Bowel Cancer West

Charity for January 2024

£1,317.13 raised with your help.

The charity was founded to improve survival rates of people with bowel cancer in the south west of England. Currently the disease has a dangerously low profile, but we are looking to change that through our dedicated team of volunteers and trustees who ensure that every pound raised is invested effectively to put the brakes on the UK's second-biggest cancer killer. 

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Long Covid-19 Foundation

Charity for February 2024

£1637.43 raised with your help.

Our vision is to create a world where no life is lost or ruined by Long Covid.

We support people suffering with Long Covid, the disease that destroys millions of lives in the UK and globally. We provide most relevant educational resources gathered from top medical and scientific experts worldwide. We education and we aim to pave the way to the world where no life is lost or ruined by Coronavirus.

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ShelterBox

Charity for March 2024

Working towards a world where no family is without shelter when disaster strikes.

We are impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter when disaster strikes. This drives us to transform the support of our donors, fundraisers and volunteers into the hope and power of families all over the world - the power to rebuild homes, lives and communities. Our impatience leads to determination. We will do whatever it takes to ensure that no family goes without shelter.

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Thyroid UK

Charity for April 2024

Help to support people with thyroid disease.

Providing information and resources to promote effective diagnosis and appropriate treatment for people with thyroid disorders in the UK.

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The Pituitary Foundation

Charity for May 2024

Donate now to support pituitary patients.

The Pituitary Foundation provides support to pituitary patients and their families. Pituitary diseases are rare and often hard to diagnose so they can be very isolating. We aim to provide support and information for patients during what can often be a very long and difficult journey.

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Mind Out

Charity for June 2024

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) people.

We work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

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Action Medical Research

Charity for July 2024

Support Paddington's favourite UK charity and help sick babies and children.

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity funding vital research to help sick babies and children. We are on a mission to save and change children's lives through medical research,developing treatments, vaccinations and cures.

learn more

More Than Fibro

Charity for August 2024

Our vision at More Than Fibro is to raise awareness of the condition fibromyalgia. We aim to end the stigma surrounding the condition by educating the greater community and helping them to support those around them.

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Harpenden Spotlight on Africa

Charity for September 2024

To raise money to build a maternity wing at the health clinic.

Harpenden Spotlight on Africa works in partnership with an experienced team on the ground, alongside local government and community leaders, HSoA delivers projects in challenging environments, transforming the lives of some of the poorest people in Africa. HSoA works in four areas: education, health, clean water and economic development, meeting basic needs and allowing people to build fulfilling lives.

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Mind Body for Ehler Danlos Syndrome

Charity for October 2024

Supporting those impacted by Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes.

As a charity we are strongly focussed on individuals, with the goal of making a positive impression on those impacted by Ehlers-Danlos syndromes. We provide support by actively advocating and educating the general public and medical community; financially supporting individual sufferers and their families through offering grants; and with the hope of contributing to vital clinical future research activities to help save lives and improve individual sufferers' quality of lives.

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The Pernicious Anaemia Society

Charity for November 2024

We have no funding other than donations to help us help sufferers.

We are an International Charity (charity reg. no. 1147839) that is based in Bridgend, South Wales. Our Mission : To secure a full and comprehensive review of the way in which Pernicious Anaemia is diagnosed and treated that will lead to more timely diagnoses and better treatment. We do this by providing information and support to patients and healthcare professionals, engaging in research and lobbying decision makers.

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Christmas for Kids

Charity for December 2024

Christmas for Kids (also known as C4K) is a charity which devises and performs shows for free at children's hospices. Our shows are specially written and designed to be multi-sensory, interactive, fun and accessible - comprising singing, storytelling, puppetry and lots of silliness!

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Charities we have supported throughout 2022/2023

British-Ukrainian Aid

Charity for November 2022

£2530 Raised with your help.

Supporting people suffering from the war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Assisting individuals who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged, including the injured, orphaned, and disadvantaged.

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Christmas for Kids

Charity for December 2022

£785.50 Raised with your help.

Christmas for Kids (also known as C4K) is a charity which devises and performs shows for free at children's hospices. Our shows are specially written and designed to be multi-sensory, interactive, fun and accessible - comprising singing, storytelling, puppetry and lots of silliness!

learn more

Thyroid UK

Charity for January 2023

£2155.95 Raised with your help.

Help to support people with thyroid disease.

Providing information and resources to promote effective diagnosis and appropriate treatment for people with thyroid disorders in the UK.

learn more

Long Covid-19 Foundation

Charity for February 2023

£1411 Raised with your help.

Our vision is to create a world where no life is lost or ruined by Long Covid.

We support people suffering with Long Covid, the disease that destroys millions of lives in the UK and globally. We provide most relevant educational resources gathered from top medical and scientific experts worldwide. We education and we aim to pave the way to the world where no life is lost or ruined by Coronavirus.

learn more

Shelterbox

Charity for March 2023

£1625.47 Raised with your help.

Working towards a world where no family is without shelter when disaster strikes.

We are impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter when disaster strikes. This drives us to transform the support of our donors, fundraisers and volunteers into the hope and power of families all over the world - the power to rebuild homes, lives and communities. Our impatience leads to determination. We will do whatever it takes to ensure that no family goes without shelter.

learn more

The Pituitary Foundation

Charity for April 2023

£2974.41 Raised with your help throughout April & May.

Donate now to support pituitary patients.

The Pituitary Foundation provides support to pituitary patients and their families. Pituitary diseases are rare and often hard to diagnose so they can be very isolating. We aim to provide support and information for patients during what can often be a very long and difficult journey.

learn more

The Pituitary Foundation

Charity for May 2023

£2974.41 Raised with your help throughout April & May.

Donate now to support pituitary patients.

The Pituitary Foundation provides support to pituitary patients and their families. Pituitary diseases are rare and often hard to diagnose so they can be very isolating. We aim to provide support and information for patients during what can often be a very long and difficult journey.

learn more

Think Pacific

Charity for June 2023

£1553.10 Raised with your help.

Our Aim is to Deliver the Most Beneficial Projects for Fiji.

We’re purposefully small, ethical, personal and in direct partnership with the Fijian Government. Our projects have a sustainable impact and those who join leave Fiji with a second family and as a valued member of our Think Pacific community.

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Action Medical Research

Charity for July 2023

£1442.49 Raised with your help.

Support Paddington's favourite UK charity and help sick babies and children.

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity funding vital research to help sick babies and children. We are on a mission to save and change children's lives through medical research,developing treatments, vaccinations and cures.

learn more

More Than Fibro

Charity for August 2023

£1432.54 raised with your help.

Our vision at More Than Fibro is to raise awareness of the condition fibromyalgia. We aim to end the stigma surrounding the condition by educating the greater community and helping them to support those around them.

learn more

Harpenden Spotlight on Africa

Charity for September 2023

£1792.20 raised with your help.

To raise money to build a maternity wing at the health clinic.

Harpenden Spotlight on Africa works in partnership with an experienced team on the ground, alongside local government and community leaders, HSoA delivers projects in challenging environments, transforming the lives of some of the poorest people in Africa. HSoA works in four areas: education, health, clean water and economic development, meeting basic needs and allowing people to build fulfilling lives.

learn more

Mind Body for Ehler Danlos Syndrome

Charity for October 2023

£1213.22 raised with your help.

Supporting those impacted by Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes.

As a charity we are strongly focussed on individuals, with the goal of making a positive impression on those impacted by Ehlers-Danlos syndromes. We provide support by actively advocating and educating the general public and medical community; financially supporting individual sufferers and their families through offering grants; and with the hope of contributing to vital clinical future research activities to help save lives and improve individual sufferers' quality of lives.

learn more

The Pernicious Anaemia Society

Charity for November 2023

£1,248.36 raised with your help.

We have no funding other than donations to help us help sufferers.

We are an International Charity (charity reg. no. 1147839) that is based in Bridgend, South Wales. Our Mission : To secure a full and comprehensive review of the way in which Pernicious Anaemia is diagnosed and treated that will lead to more timely diagnoses and better treatment. We do this by providing information and support to patients and healthcare professionals, engaging in research and lobbying decision makers.

learn more

Christmas for Kids

Charity for December 2023

£456.44 raised with your help.

Christmas for Kids (also known as C4K) is a charity which devises and performs shows for free at children's hospices. Our shows are specially written and designed to be multi-sensory, interactive, fun and accessible - comprising singing, storytelling, puppetry and lots of silliness!

learn more