Naomi House & Jacksplace

Naomi House & Jacksplace Hospices

Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices provide expert hospice care to more than 280 life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.

Their nursing, care, play and family support teams are experts in delivering the crucial emotional, spiritual and developmental aspects of care that families need.

Their emphasis on innovation, clinical excellence and holistic care means they can care for children and young people with some of the most complex medical needs.

When a child or young person is diagnosed with a life-limiting condition Naomi House & Jacksplace becomes their home from home.

The teams take the time to really get to know the family and fully understand their wishes. They offer them vital respite support, giving them the chance to recharge their batteries and regroup in a calm, fun and welcoming environment. In times of emergency, Naomi House & Jacksplace is there, giving families the help they need through difficult times. And at the end of a child or young person’s life, they pull out all the stops to give them a peaceful and dignified end, surrounded by family members.

Fine Cell Work

Fine Cell Work

Founded by Lady Anne Tree in 1997, Fine Cell Work trains men and women in prison to do high-quality, paid needlework in the long hours spent in their cells. This fosters confidence, hope and self-discipline. Fine Cell Work’s aim is to enable them to acquire new skills, to earn and save some money and to acquire the  self-belief to stop offending.

The sale of their work gives prisoners a sense of connection with the world outside prison. Currently working in 30 British prisons with up to 500 prisoners in each calendar year, and around 270 at any one time, Fine Cell Work specifically addresses key issues affecting prisoners’ offending behaviour; development of work skills, relationships and mental resilience. Taught by experienced volunteers, prisoners in their cell organise their own work and decide how to spend their earnings which establishes a work ethic and creates the opportunity for them to send money out to family members or to save for their release.

The beautifully handmade work is supported by designers such as Pentreath and Hall, Melissa Wyndham and Kit Kemp. Fine Cell Work has completed specialist commissions for artists including Tracy Chevalier, Gavin Turk and Cornelia Parker, and institutional customers including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Jerwood Foundation and the Worshipful Company of Glaziers.

the little princess trust

The Little Princess Trust Supported By CIA

The Little Princess Trust is a children’s cancer charity and their mission is to supply real hair wigs to children suffering with cancer, for the duration of their treatment.  However, in addition they assist children with other conditions which also result in hair loss, the most common being alopecia.  The Trust’s commitment to these children is different.  Despite being set up to help children with cancer, the Trust is able to supply children that do not have a cancer diagnosis with a single wig.  Whilst they are unable to commit to supplying more than one wig, they hope that this gesture will help the child and family whilst they decide on their long-term plans for dealing with this condition.

They work with specialist suppliers and experienced hairdressers who offer wigs tailored to the individual child’s needs to give the most realistic look and feel, as close as possible to their original hair.  Theystrive to put parents/carers in contact with suppliers as local as possible.

The Trust receives no formal funding and so relies on the enthusiastic efforts of kind souls in the community who are willing to give up their time to fundraise.

Other kind-hearted supporters don’t necessarily fundraise for the charity, but choose to donate their hair instead.  The Little Princess Trust can use this donated hair (as long as it complies with their guidelines) and arrange for it to be made into wigs.

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Rotary Club Cirencester

Rotary Club of Cirencester and CIA

Rotary’s motto is “service above self” and that is the bond which ties together the 40 plus members of the Cirencester Rotary Club. Members give their time to a range of fundraising activities enabling Rotary to support charities in the local area and to help people abroad when disaster strikes.

The Cirencester club was founded in 1929 by people seeking to help others and each other; today it has the same ideals for all its members, both men and women. Members meet regularly at the Royal Agricultural College.

Cirencester Rotary Club is part of Rotary International which has a worldwide membership of 1.2 million members; there is an international Charity, The Rotary Foundation, which is rated as one of the top five not-for-profit organisations in the world and is heavily involved in the End Polio Now campaign.

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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity. They are dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease.

Their cutting-edge research is focused entirely on breast cancer. They have already made enormous progress in understanding the disease.

Breast Cancer Now is bringing together the brightest minds to discover how to prevent breast cancer, how to detect it earlier and how to treat it effectively at every stage.

And they are finding ways to stop secondary breast cancer – when the disease spreads to other parts of the body – which cuts short 1,000 UK women’s lives each month. Every breakthrough made is rooted in the realities of women affected by the disease.

Breast Cancer Now is the catalyst that connects the laboratory bench with the hospital bedside, the GP’s office, the MP’s surgery and the policies that govern the health service. Through their policy work, they take what is discovered in the lab and work to make it available to everyone affected by the disease.

They make the voices of patients and their families heard, and support the health service to champion their needs.

Breast Cancer Now’s public health campaigns help thousands every year become breast cancer aware and empower them to take action to reduce their risk of the disease.

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