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Charity Partners

 

Charity Partners

Spiral supports a range of charities with a portion of its profits each year. In addition to long-term partnerships, some charities are selected each year according to suggestions from within our team and in response to particular events.

We strongly believe in all these charities: we feel they are all doing great work, and we encourage you to read about their work and support them if you can.

The Autism Research Trust exists to accelerate the pace of autism research. Autism is a lifelong condition that affects 1 in 100 people. Together with their families, over 2 million people in the UK alone are dealing with the effects of autism every day. Spiral supports the Autism Research Centre (ARC) in Cambridge, which is at the cutting edge of autism research. The ARC aims to develop our understanding of the causes of autism and to evaluate interventions to ensure that people affected by autism receive the best possible support.

Action for M.E. is the leading UK charity for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and their carers. M.E. is a chronic, fluctuating illness affecting 250,000 people in the UK. It may be diagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS). M.E. symptoms may include persistent exhaustion, muscle and/or joint pain, sleep disturbance, feeling ’flu-like and having problems with memory and concentration. Action for M.E. will provide information and support, while campaigning for better services and more effective treatments and driving and investing in research – until our vision is achieved and M.E. is overcome.

 

Oxfam is a vibrant global movement of passionate, dedicated people fighting poverty together. Doing amazing work, together. People power drives everything we do. From saving lives and developing projects that put poor people in charge of their lives and livelihoods, to campaigning for change that lasts. That's Oxfam in action. In 2010 our work reached 17 million people, in 63 different countries.

We are the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Our ground-breaking work in finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer has saved millions of lives. Thanks to our supporters, our work has helped transform the way cancer is prevented, diagnosed and treated today. Survival rates have doubled in the last 40 years, and we’ve helped prevent many thousands of new cases of the disease.

North London Hospice helps people to live with a life-limiting illness. It also offers emotional and practical support to their families, friends and carers. Our community teams of healthcare professionals visit patients at home, enabling many people to remain there until the end of their lives. The Hospice receives only a small proportion of its funding from the NHS. It relies on donations and legacies to help raise the £6 million every year that is needed for its care to continue.

Cancerkin was set up in 1987 as the first hospital-based, dedicated breast cancer charity in the UK, concerned with treatment, supportive care, education and research. ‘Treat the patient, not just the cancer’ is its philosophy. The name ‘Cancerkin’ reflects concern also with the wellbeing of the patient’s family and friends and their needs are served in a variety of ways.

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a devastating, fatal disease for which there is no effective treatment and no cure: it is always fatal. The MND Association funds and promotes research to bring about an end to MND. Until then we will strive to enable everyone with MND to receive the best care, achieve the highest quality of life possible and die with dignity. We will also do all that we can to support the families and carers of people with MND.

The Prince's Trust is a youth charity that helps change young lives. We give practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation. We work with 14 to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. We have helped more than 600,000 young people since 1976 and support 100 more each working day.

Cambridge 105 is the community radio project for the city of Cambridge. A volunteer-based, community-owned organisation, Cambridge 105 is here to provide a broadcast voice for Cambridge. We are broadcasting live on 105 FM seven days a week. Everything from finances to programming is managed by people who willingly give up their time to do something they enjoy – being involved in community radio.

Volleyball England manages the Great Britain Sitting Volleyball Programme. The men’s and women’s squads took part at the London 2012 Paralympics. Many of these athletes have given up work, moved away from home and now train full time in London.

The British Table Tennis Federation is responsible for the training and selection of the athletes for the Olympics. The athletes in the various squads with two full time coaches operate out of the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. External contributions assist with training and cover overseas competitions in particular, allowing more of our athletes to have a chance to participate.

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