Charities

The Gastro Card is committed to supporting West Midlands’ based Charities. Corporate organisations can have their own personalised Gastro Card, which can also include one of our charities on it’s design. 

You can then make an agreed donation to the charity. To find out more about this, please contact us here:

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Acorns Hospice

Supporting Acorns Childrens Hospice

Supporting Acorns 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. Acorns is currently supporting over 600 children and 865 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.

Acorns provides tailored nursing care for each child; short breaks, emergency and end of life care at each of our three hospices:

Acorns is West Midlands based with Hospices in Selly Oak, Walsall and Worcester.

To find out more about Acorns Hospice visit their website www.acorns.org.uk

 

Birmingham Settlement

Birmingham Settlement

Supporting Birmingham Settlement

Founded in 1899, Birmingham Settlement is the one of the oldest charities in the city. It forms part of a movement of social reform activists outraged by the plight of the poor in the 19th century. Originally Birmingham Settlement’s work concentrated on providing support to women and families in the seriously deprived area of St Mary’s, now known as Newtown.

Birmingham Settlement has always been at the forefront of pioneering innovation, developing a nationally recognised reputation for excellence. In 1907, it opened the first kindergarten in Birmingham, which was followed shortly after by a Happy Hour Out of School Club. Yet, as time has passed we have built services that support all individuals and communities, not just women and families. In the 1970s the Settlement’s Money Advice programme received national recognition when its key principles for Money Advice were adopted as the industry standard.

Birmingham-Settlement-staff-July-1931

Today, Birmingham Settlement continues to deliver responsive programmes that remain true to the original ethos of the organisation. Currently we support the community with:

  • Older people’s services
  • Children’s Services
  • Money Advice
  • Building cohesion
  • Digital Inclusion
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Development support for voluntary and community organisations.

In 2009, we undertook a review of our Vision, Mission, Objectives and Values as part of a continuing process to ensure we meet the needs of today’s communities. They were agreed as below.

Vision

Birmingham Settlement supports people to lead fulfilling and happy lives; creating and sustaining communities and places where people want to live.

Mission

The role of Birmingham Settlement is to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities facing social and economic exclusion. We will do this by working with others to influence policymakers and challenge the status quo. In doing so, we will create a cohesive enhanced environment with opportunity and choice.

Objectives

  • To deliver services flexibly and appropriately for all sections of the community.
  • To ensure services are linked and appropriate referrals are made.
  • To provide our clients with the best possible service through efficient, competent skilled staff.
  • To work alone and in partnership to support the development of the voluntary and community sector.
  • To lobby and influence local, and where opportunity permits, regional and national policymakers.
  • To achieve an appropriate balance between public sector, earned and other income whilst enhancing financial stability and securing long term financial viability

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Values

The following statements underpin the work of the Settlement and its staff. We are:

  • Committed
  • Non-judgemental
  • Accountable – with integrity, honesty and transparency
  • Caring
  • Enabling
  • Responsive

To find out more about Birmingham Settlement visit their website: birminghamsettlement.org.uk

       

 

Help Harry Help Otherssupporting Help Harry Help Others

Many people may not realise that the charity, formed by Harry’s Mom, Georgina Moseley consists of a very small dedicated core team of just two staff, day to day at their offices based in Yardley, which works tirelessly with the many Harry Supporters.

Harry Moseley was an incredibly brave boy who sadly lost his battle with cancer on 8th October 2011.

 Please read below to find out about Harry and why he started his campaign in his own words;

My name is Harry, I’m 11 years old and I have an inoperable brain tumour. When my friend Robert Harley became ill because of his brain tumour I set up my campaign Help Harry Help Others.

I started making and selling beaded bracelets to raise money for brain tumour research. Sadly Robert, aged just 55, died shortly after I started my campaign but I am determined to continue in his memory. That’s why I’ve started my campaign, so that the whole of the UK can wear one of my bracelets and help raise money to help others.

Help Cure
Our ultimate goal is to find a cure for brain cancer as it now kills more children than any other Cancer yet it is the least funded. Harry and his friend Robert are the reality that unless a cure is found more people will sadly die from this terrible disease.
Help Harry Help Others funds vital research direct with Universities and laboratories to ensure we give hope to all those with brain tumours. Our medical research team advise on the most effective projects that need desperate funding.

Help Cope
People don’t understand the huge financial impact of being diagnosed with Cancer. This fund is aimed to support those diagnosed with any type of Cancer and provides grants and support for items that will have an impact on their life. This is not a ‘wish’ fund but is established to help with the more practical things and finances where families struggle as a result of being diagnosed with Cancer. Recent grants have been given to cover things like Rent, utility bills, buying household equipment like ovens, washing machines, beds. We have also paid towards funeral costs and provided money for car parking and food.
If you require help apply online at www.hhho.org.uk click on ‘how we can help’ followed by ‘HelpCope’.

HelpCare
Whilst we are striving to find a cure and also support families along their Cancer journey sadly some people will lose their battle to Cancer. HelpCare is where we support other charities and services that specifically look after patients that we cannot save. We give grants to hospices, hospitals and other charities that look after those who are at ‘end of life’ or ‘palliative’ care.

If you require help apply online at www.hhho.org.uk click on ‘how we can help’ followed by ‘HelpCope’.

Can you support us so we can HelpHarryHelpOthers?

Perhaps you could organise: a sponsored event, a dress down day at work / school a charity night

For more information or to make a donation please visit the website at: http://hhho.org.uk/