Here is a summary about each of the charities with a link to the various websites:
Brain Tumour Charity
The Brain Tumour Charity is the leading brain tumour charity in the UK. Currently, brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 years of age. We fund scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offer information and support to those affected, whilst raising awareness and influencing policy. Our aim is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours. . Please have a look at our website to see more about our work. This aim is shared by our dedicated supporter groups who raise funds for research into brain tumours on behalf of The Brain Tumour Charity. Often, as in Ian’s case, these funds are set up in memory of a loved one who has lost their battle with a brain tumour. The Ian Widdup Fund was set up in the memory of Ian, a lifelong fan, by his widow, Angela, who is a season ticket holder with you.
Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Being diagnosed with cancer is a frightening experience and the emotional, practical and financial implications of treatment are intensely challenging for the whole family. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement. CLIC Sargent runs a dedicated campaign called the ‘Big Bucket Collection’ in December each year and it would be fantastic if we could link a collection at AFC Wimbledon with our campaign later this year. For more information, click on our website.
Crisis - the national charity for single homeless people
Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life changing services and campaigning for change. For more inforation, click on our website.
We are Hanna's Orphanage, a small charity set up to help the children of Ethiopia by supporting the expansion and maintenance of Hanna Orphans' Home, an orphanage in Addis Ababa. We fundraise in the UK and provide the orphanage with money, resources and volunteers to support them. We are entirely volunteer run, with no paid staff, so that the money we raise can go straight to the orphanage. We will always be able to tell you where your money went and what it was spent on. For more information on what we do, and how we have been able to help the orphanage, please click on our website.
HealingUK offers free complementary healthcare to people with disabilities which are unavailable or restricted on the NHS. We help people with life-limiting and/or life-threatening conditions and offer treatments to help benefit a person’s condition. We help those who would otherwise be unable to benefit from such needed therapies and services. Our therapies and services range from massage to psychotherapy and support in helping deal with illness. Our work makes a profound impact and we pledge to help anyone who would benefit from any of our treatments. This includes both children and adults who are afflicted by conditions such as cancer, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis.We also provide treatments for young people with autism, behavioural problems and/or long term learning difficulties. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of those most in need, but are least able to afford them. More information on the work that we do can be obtained from our website.
The Horse Rangers Association
The Horse Rangers Association (HRA) is a voluntary youth organisation which supports the personal development of children and young people by teaching them how to ride and care for horses, especially those who would not otherwise have this opportunity. Children gain skills and knowledge, but more importantly they are encouraged to develop responsibility, resilience, care for others and teamwork skills, and to learn the value of hard work and commitment. Rangers earn badges to mark their level of achievement and are encouraged to teach and mentor younger members as they progress. Over 340 children and young people attend every week throughout the year. Visit our website for information.
All day, every day, Samaritans are available to offer emotional support to callers, with more people than ever turning to us for help. You need no qualifications to be a Samaritan – just time, and the temperament to be there for callers and to let them say what is troubling them without judging them or offering advice. For more information, click on our website.
Meningitis Research Foundation
Meningitis Research Foundation’s vision is a world free of meningitis and septicaemia. We work toward this vision by funding research into prevention, detection and treatment of the diseases, promote education and awareness amongst health professionals and the public, as well as provide support to those affected. More information can be found on our website.
We are a local, independent charity which supports people with a learning disability and their families in Merton. We run clubs and activities that help people to have new experiences, take part in activities and enjoy life. At every home Wimbledon match there is a group of 5 or 6 residents that come to matches with their carers. You will usually see them sitting in the middle bar having a thoroughly good time. The same group were heavily involved in the recording of We are Wimbledon that was made at the end of last season. We are a perfect fit to be one of AFC Wimbledon's chosen charities. Click on our website for more information.
Morden Little League
Morden Little League Football is a charity that offers free football for boys in school years 2- 8and girls in school years 2 - 9. We have been running since 1968 and on a Saturday morning there can be over 600 boys & girls playing football all being organised by volunteers. For more information visit our website.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money to help The Royal Marsden provide world-class treatment and care for the 40,000 cancer patients we see each year, and to support the hospital’s pioneering work in cancer research and education. For further information about the charity and to read about our most current appeal which is to raise funds for our new Translational Genetics Laboratory, please visit our website by clicking on royal marsden.
Stroke Association is the major stroke charity in the UK.We work with people who share our commitment to changing the world for people affected by stroke - with stroke survivors and their families; with decision makers; with researchers and medics; as well as with our supporters. Together we will get stroke the attention it deserves.We believe that stroke can and should be prevented; and we believe in the power of research to save lives. We know that with our support people can and do recover well. These beliefs drive us forward to change the world for people affected by stroke.Please visit our website for more information.
Surrey Sands supports parents across Surrey and across the County boarders. Our aim is to support anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or within the first few weeks of life. This tragedy happens in the UK to 17 babies a day, 6500 babies a year and is non discriminatory across all walks of life. It is a very misunderstood lifelong grief; Sands are there to offer empathetic support and understanding from the point of loss for as many years as each family requires.Please have a look at our website, which is updated every few days, and gives you a greater understanding of all our support services.