After spending sometime going through this years charity applications, we have shortlisted the charities down to 10 charities. In the next week, students will be able to vote for a charity in the polling section of MyBristol. Once all votes have been counted, we will select the top 3 to be our partner charities.
The shortlisted charities are:
The AMAR Foundation uses a sustainable model working with native volunteers to build and improve the lives and livelihoods of some of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged people fleeing conflict and persecution.
The Lullaby Trust
Aims at raising awareness against the unexpected cot deaths of many healthy babies early on in their lives, by educating people, especially new parents, about signs/symptoms/safe ways to sleep, so that healthy infants aren’t lost so easily.
The Trauma Recovery Centre
Facilitates the creative and purposeful recovery of children and young people facing trauma, challenge and crises of various forms.
REACT aims at providing a rapid response for terminally ill children from low-income families, providing them with; specialist equipment, education and respite care for the whole family.
A student charity that tries to tackle educational inequality by matching up student volunteers with disadvantaged children aged 7-16 who don’t speak English as their first language and are struggling at school.
The UK’s leading cancer charity for children providing clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them and their families cope with cancer and get the most of life.
The Reading Agency
A charity inspiring 1.4 million children, young people and adults to read for pleasure, well being and empowerment every year, using specially selected reading and activities to help young people understand and manage their mental health.
The UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke, helping 66,000 stroke survivors to regain their independence and make the fullest possible recovery; through clinical research, dedicated support services, and campaigns for better stroke care.
Supporting and raising awareness for those with meningitis, big student focus e.g ‘off to uni campaign’ which helps students realise the difference between meningitis and a hangover, Spencer Dayman research facility in Bristol they’d love to show us their groundbreaking research.
‘Something to look forward to’
Provide people being treated for cancers the money and opportunity to go out and spend time together. This is an initiative that aims to combat the negative mental health effects on not only the sick individual but also their family and friends, and is important especially for those struggling with money or time.