Who We Support
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Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance
Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) has been helping people across the counties of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, saving thousands of lives and keeping many families together.
We attend many different accidents from road traffic collisions, horse riding accidents, sporting injuries and medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests.
Our brilliant critical care paramedics, doctors and pilots work together to provide advanced clinical care to patient at the scene of the accident, before flying them to the hospital most suitable for their injuries – all in all giving them the very best chances of survival and recovery.
Flying out of Coventry Airport, WNAA attend an average of three rescue missions every single day. Each rescue mission costs an average of £1,700 and with no Government funding we rely on the support of the public and organisations like Coventry Charity Football Cup to keep our helicopter in the sky – thank you!
Life Path Trust
The Vision of Life Path Trust Limited is to enable people with learning disabilities to live their lives to the full. Our Mission is to provide people with the best support and services to enable them to feel valued and achieve their dreams.
The key values are: choice, rights, opportunity & inclusion and independence. We provide a range of services, in Coventry and Oxford which help people with a learning disability to live their life to the full. They are tailored to each person’s individual needs and wishes and range from domiciliary support and carer’s breaks to person centred planning, training and work support.Visit Website
Community Broadcasting Services
Community Broadcasting Services is a local registered charity, started in 1975 and run entirely by volunteers, which provides a free service of a weekly audio magazine programme for the blind and partially sighted in the Coventry area.
The 90-minute ‘Outlook’ programme covers local news, interviews, reports, history, sport and useful topical information. In addition there is a audio ‘Postbag’ feature in which listeners can send in messages, comments and tips for inclusion in the programme. ‘Outlook’ is recorded each week then copied to MP3 memory sticks which are sent, via the Post Office’s free ‘Articles for the Blind’ service, to some 300 local blind and partially sighted people. The service is entirely free and available to any registered blind or partially sighted person living in or around Coventry.Visit Website
Royal Air Force Association
The Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA), and the Coventry Branch, is a charity that provides welfare support to the RAF Family.
Our work is completely funded by the generosity of our members and through vital donations from our supporters to the Wings Appeal. The RAF Association is here to help the whole Royal Air Force family, providing friendship, help and support to current and former members of the RAF and their dependants.
The kind of welfare support provided by the RAF Association is wide-ranging: everything from providing home visits and respite care breaks, to offering advice and, in some circumstances, financial assistance in times of difficulty.Visit Website
BASICS ( Bermuda & Stockingford Intensive Care Support) was formed initially in 1989 to raise money for the coronary care unit at the George Eliot hospital as a thank you for saving the life of Kath, the wife of our founder, Peter Turner. I
t all started with a football match between Stockingford FA & Bermuda FA, and this still remains one of our fund raising events. In 1997 we became a fully registered charity & over the last 25 years we have bought more than £300,000 worth of equipment for the CCU which has only been achievable by the tireless 250 + supporters of our concerts which are held 4 times a year. To receive further donations from other charities, such as the Coventry Charity Cup just puts the icing on the cake! Sadly Kath passed away but we are still committed to carry on in her memory as she would have wanted. So from all the committee a big THANK YOU & may you continue to prosper.Visit Website
The Island Project School is a charity based school for pupils with Autism. The School was established by two mums Carol and Jacqui, one of which has a child with severe Autism. Starting with 1 child, the school quickly grew and reached capacity at 7 children. The school quickly became in undated with requests from desperate families seeking places and so the need for larger premises was required.
In 2009 the school relocated to a large vacant Country House in Meriden, Solihull. The school now caters for 28 SEN pupils. In 2010 The Island Project won the Children’s Champions Award for the schools category. January 2012 Ofsted report ‘Outstanding and all regulations met in all areas’ which is a very rare approval rating.Visit Website
Leading Players AtherstoneVisit Website
Guide Dogs For The BlindVisit Website
Warwickshire Counselling ServiceVisit Website
Breast Cancer Unit At University Hospital Coventry & WarwickshireVisit Website
Renal Unit At University Hospital Coventry & WarwickshireVisit Website
Coventry Deaf Sports & Social ClubVisit Website
Coventry And District Amateur Footballers Welfare FundVisit Website
We’re the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and we’ve been here, looking out for animals, since 1824. It’s our vision to work for a world in which all humans respect and live in harmony with all other members of the animal kingdom.
Through our campaigns we raise standards of care and awareness of issues for the animals who have no voice. We stand up to those who deliberately harm animals, animals can rely on us to rescue them when they need us most.
Every day, with the help of our people and our generous supporters, we take steps to achieve our mission. From rescuing a stranded deer to changing the law, we’ve already achieved so much and come so far.Visit Website
Mercia Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre
Mercia MS Therapy Centre is a small charity based in Aldermans Green providing therapies and support for people with multiple sclerosis, those recovering from strokes, children with cerebral palsy and autism and many more.
We rely entirely upon donations to fund our services and we have just celebrated our 30th anniversary. The therapies that we provide include hyperbaric oxygen, physiotherapy, reflexology, massage, foot health, acupuncture, yoga and counselling. We also hold coffee mornings and other social events for the 200+ people who use our centre each month. We aim to help everyone who comes to us remain as mobile and active as possible.Visit Website
The Acorn’s Children’s Hospice
Established in 1988, Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust is a registered charity offering a network of care for life limited and life threatened children and young people, and their families, across the heart of England. These children and young people are not expected to reach adulthood and require specialist care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the last year Acorns has supported over 700 children and more than 1,050 families, including those who are bereaved.
Acorns is the only organisation that provides this level of care to these vulnerable youngsters whilst offering a range of support services to the whole family to help them cope at every stage of their child’s life and beyond into bereavement.Visit Website
Children come to Zoë’s to live life to the full irrespective of their condition. We provide palliative respite life care for families with infants from birth to five years old, suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
Many parents struggle with completing day-to-day tasks when their child requires 24 hour care but Zoë’s Place can ease some of the strain. Respite care is a very important part of our services, enabling parents to enjoy special time together, and to rest safe in the knowledge that their child is being cared for by our trained nursing staff on a 24 hour one-to-one basis.
We provide our services free of charge and with little Government funding we rely almost entirely on the generosity of people and businesses within the community. We currently do not raise enough funds to provide our services every day but with your support, we hope to raise £1.3m every year, to enable us to open our doors every minute of every day.Visit Website
Coventry Resource Centre For The Blind
Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind offers practical and social support to people with visual impairments and was founded in 2010 by Rosie Brady and Tricia Griffiths.
It is the only centre in Coventry to offer so wide a range of services, including expert advice on and access to specialist commercial products that can help visually impaired people lead full and independent lives as well as activities designed to enhance life-skills. Among the opportunities are classes and support to use a specially adapted suite of PCs, sessions on cooking and eating well, and deaf-blind signing.
The Resource Centre is home to several social and interest groups appealing to people across the age spectrum, including professionally led music and craft groups, an allotment club and a luncheon club that provides a social space particularly for older members. There is also an increasing number of outside activities such as walks, sessions of blind golf and ten pin bowling.
Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind enjoys terrific support from its dedicated band of volunteers. The entire community – users, volunteers and staff – would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the organisations and individuals who raise the money that allows this important work to continue.
For more information, please visit the website www.coventryblind.org.uk or call 0240 7671 7522.Visit Website
Mary Ann Evans Hospice
“You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life.” Dame Cicely Saunders, nurse, physician, writer and founder of the Hospice movement.
The Mary Ann Evans Hospice provides exceptional care and support to patients and their families in through their Day Hospice, Hospice at Home, Lymphoedema and Bereavement service.
At the Mary Ann Evans Hospice we care for those with a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
We receive 28% of our running costs from Government funding, and the remainder is raised from the generous support of our local community. All care given by the Mary Ann Evans Hospice is provided free of charge although it is not free to provide, the shortfall in funding amounts to £1,500 EVERY DAY. The support we receive from our community is vital and really appreciated.Visit Website