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Thanks to all who took part in 2018's K2B and C2B walks. A massive £333,205 was given away to your charities and good causes; see our Charity Awards page for the full detail.

Watch out for more info on next year's walk which will be held on the 11 th May 2019.

Approved charities

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When entering a team for the walk, team co-ordinators will be able to to nominate up to three of the charities and good causes listed below to receive the donations made on behalf of the team.

Organisation Namesort descending Charity Number Organisation Bio
11th Barrow The Beacon Scout Group


11th Barrow Scout Group, with over 50 children, comprising of Beavers, Cubs & Scouts of ages 6 - 15, and adult leaders.

17th barrow scout group


local scout group in the holbeck area with a beaver, cub and scout section. we own our own hut which is also used by a rainbows group and a pensioners coffee afternoon group. we support young people through scouting to grow in confidence, develop lifelong skills and attitudes that will help them live healthy, active lives as positive members of their community.

1st Dalton Guides


We are a local group for girls age 10+ empowering them to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today, through adventure, friendship and fun.
We are part of the leading charity for girls with nearly half a million members world wide

1st St Peters Ireleth with Askam Brownies

We are a Brownie Unit which is part of Girl Guiding UK. The girls follow the Guiding programme for their section and work on topics covering You, Community and World.
The girls also work towards gaining badges

1st Ulverston Rangers (Girlguiding)


The Senior Section (Rangers) is a flexible, fun programme open to young women between ages 14 and 18. The opportunities are immense, from international volunteering to improving their CV. Girls develop the skills and confidence that they need to reach their potential - as students, colleagues, parents, friends and citizens.

23 Hart Street
3rd Duddon Askam & Ireleth Scout Group


Askam Scout Group provides activities for children aged 6 to 14 years based on the Scout movements programme, although based in Askam it takes children from areas like Kirkby-in Furness and Lindal

6th Duddon Dalton Methodist Scout Group


Weare Beaver and Cub Scout Group taking part in community events providing indoor fun and adventure in both indoor and outdoor Scouting activities.

A Caring Space

A caring space is a group for adults who care for other adults who have mental health issues. We meet monthly at st Matthews community halls on Highfield road, Barrow the last thursday in every month 1pm until 3pm. All 4 trustees are a mix of carers and ex carers so we have that personal experience. We offer respite for our carers, who can have very stressful lives, in the form of leisure and craft activities and occasional trips out. We all gain a lot of support from each other and many friendships have been formed through our group.

A Stitch Different CIC

Not for profit organisation ran by parent carers of disabled children who make affordable weighted therapy & sensory items. We also create meaningful activities for the disability community in the form of workshops & work experience to aid independence/ self esteem

A590 Youth Theatre Group

We are a group of volunteers who manage & run the A590 Theatre Group which is based in Hindpool Barrow. We cater for the age group 7 to late 20s with many of our members coming from under privileged backgrounds, a number having disabilities both physical & mental, we currently have 60 members. Beside drama and the arts we teach them life skills such as teamwork, listening, communicating etc.

Abbeyfield Barrow in Furness Society Ltd


We are sheltered housing providing accommodation for 11 elderly residents, the Barrow Society was established 50 years ago and has been used by the local community continually over these years, residents have an en suit room and are provided with all meals and have a 24/ 7 on call support system.

ABF The Soldiers Charity


ABF The Soldiers' Charity is the Army's National charity and we exist to help soldiers, veterans and their immediate families in times of need.

Aching Arms


Bringing comfort after pregnancy and baby loss
Aching Arms is a baby loss charity run by a group of bereaved mothers who have experienced the pain and emptiness of leaving hospital without their baby.
Our aim is to raise awareness of the impact of pregnancy and baby loss and bring some comfort to bereaved parents and their families after the loss of a baby.
We provide Aching Arms bears to hospitals for midwives to give out. We also reach out to bereaved families who contact us via our website, email, Facebook or Twitter and post dedicated bears directly.

Action for Children


Our children's centres in Barrow aim to provide a range of quality services for children and their families. We offer support and advice to disadvantaged children esp under 5's. We know that parents are fundamental in all aspects of their child's development and sometimes all they need is some extra support to get them started or on track again. We offer the timely and tailored support which can make all the difference . The local community we serve has some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country, so it can sometimes be a challenge to provide our services to all who need them

Age UK Barrow & District



Alder Hey Children's Charity


Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is the busiest children’s hospital in the UK caring for over 275,000 young patients each year. Alder Hey is a Centre of Excellence for children with cancer, heart, spinal and brain disease and a National Centre for head and facial surgery, we are one of only four centres nationally to provide epilepsy surgery and one of two accredited major trauma units for children in the North West – our A & E department treats nearly 60,000 children every year. We are here for every child every day, providing remarkable care with excellence and dedication.

In October 2015 we moved into our brand new world class hospital, Alder Hey in the Park, the only hospital in Europe built entirely in a park.

Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises funds to support the hospital’s pioneering work and aims to improve the quality of life for not only the young people we see each year, but through innovations and research into childhood diseases, the quality of life for children in hospitals across the world.
Every donation we receive enables us to achieve that little bit more from buying vital equipment to building a better environment and providing facilities for families – your support means the world to us, thank you.

Alice's Escapes


Alice's Escapes offers holidays in the South Lakes for families with terminally and seriously-ill children, as well as bereavement breaks for those who have suffered the tragic loss of a child.
Given a terminal prognosis at just fourteen-years-old, Alice's dream was to provide a break from hospital - an escape where families could simply enjoy being together.
Alice selflessly chose to dedicate her remaining time to good causes and her drive and determination was rewarded in April 2012, when Alice's Escapes became a reality. With three holiday lodges, one fully-adapted for disabled guests, our breaks are provided free-of-charge and include attractions and a comprehensive grocery pack.
Sadly, Alice lost her courageous battle in 2013, but her family and friends remain committed to continuing her incredible legacy.
We now also offer bereavement breaks for those who have sadly lost a child.
• Grit ... Courage ... Determination •

Alzheimer's Research UK


Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The charity powers world class studies that give us the best chance of beating dementia sooner. Its scientists’ groundbreaking work focuses on prevention, treatment and cure.
In the UK more than 850,000 people are currently living with dementia. Worldwide the figure stands at more than 44 million.
There are currently no treatments to stop the diseases that cause dementia. While some treatments can help people to live with their symptoms a little better, there are no treatments that slow or stop diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s Research UK is leading the fightback by supporting dementia research projects worth more than £33 million in leading universities across the UK.

Alzheimers Society


The Alzheimer's Society offer a range of knowledge and information service relevant for both staff and people affected by Dementia. We help someone with dementia to do the things they love and understand their diagnosis. We help support their families and carers, and provide information and support for any form of dementia through our publications, helpline and website. We campaign for a better quality of life for people with dementia and a greater understanding of dementia. We are united against dementia.

Anchor Trust Seymour Court


Anchor Trust Seymour Court provides sheltered retirement housing in Barrow in Furness, and supports residents in leading a more active independent living with social activities.

Animal Refuge Furness


We have operated in the Barrow area for 40 years, Taking ALL the stray dogs that come into the council pound and finding them new homes.We also take in,care for and rehome stray and abandoned cats.We have a scheme to Trap, Neuter and release feral cats too.

Animal Welfare (Furness)


We protect and provide sanctuary for unwanted and distressed animals until loving new homes are found. We also facilitate neutering and micro-chipping services.

At Animal Welfare (Furness), we rescue, rehabilitate, nurse and rehome hundreds of cats, dogs and other animals each year in the Furness area. Since our foundation in 1985, we have been providing compassionate advice on caring for all animals to the local community and our work relies on your support.
You really can make a huge difference!
We thank you for you continued support.

Annie Mawson's Sunbeams Music Trust


Sunbeams is a Community Music Charity in Cumbria for people with disabilities of all ages. The Charity was founded in 1992 by Cumbrian born Harpist and Singer Annie Mawson MBE. Every month Sunbeams delivers over 100 live Community Music sessions in Music For Life® and Music For Dignity® Programmes to 1,458 disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages in 52 different venues across the County of Cumbria and at their new bespoke Centre outside Penrith. Sunbeams is reliant upon donations, fundraising and grants to keep the charity going and in order to provide their services free of charge .

Anthony Nolan


Anthony Nolan is a pioneering charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Every day, we use our register to match remarkable donors willing to donate their blood stem cells to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants.

Arthritis Research UK


Arthritis Research UK is the biggest funder into the cause, prevention or treatment into arthritis in the UK

Askam & Ireleth Community First Responders

Askam & Ireleth Responders was founded in May 2011 and covers Paradise, Ireleth, Askam, Greenscoe and Greenhaume. The volunteer CFR's provide life saving medical assistance and reassurance to patients whilst the ambulance is travelling to them and in busy periods attend calls in Dalton and Barrow.
As the CFR's live within the community they serve they are able to attend call outs very quickly and provide the care required.
Askam & Ireleth Responders have also provided public access defibs to be used in emergency situations in conjunction with the Ambulance Service.
All monies raised / donated go to providing the emergency equipment required by our team and public access defibs for the local area.

Askam Community Events

Askam Community Events exist to help promote community spirit in the local area. We organise a couple of events a year, the biggest being the Carnival Parade and Gala held in June. We also run a Christmas Festival with lantern parade. Through doing these events we raise money to cover the costs, and any profits we do make are donated out to other local groups and charities. For example Askam Unitied Football Club, the local Brownies, Rainbows, Scouts, pensioners club to name but a few we donated to in 2016.

Askam Karate Club

small village club open to all kids above 6 years of age both boys and girls everybody is welcome . We try to have fun whilst teaching at all levels all instructors are volunteers and no one is paid. After paying rent the money which is left over is used for coures,competions and equipment.

Askam Sisterhood

Sisterhood is an ecumenical ladies group which meets fortnightly, at Duddon Road Methodist Church, Askam-in-Furness. The members are aged from 60+ to 90. The Sisterhood committee also runs a chair based exercise. The exercise class is led by a qualified instructor, and meets weekly to encourage members to keep active - by gentle exercises to music

Askam Youth Action

We are a youth group in Askam which runs on a Thursday evening. We have about 60 -80 children attending.

Ataxia UK


We fund and promote research with the aim of bringing about treatments and a cure for ataxia by 2020. We want a cure for this generation. Until this is achieved, we will do all that we can to provide support services to the families and carers of people with ataxia to enable those with the condition to have the highest possible quality of life.

Autus Cumbria

Autus Cumbria work locally with Individuals with ASD



We are constituted to promote the wellbeing of disabled people, their carers and families in the Borough of Barrow in Furness in any way deemed lawful. We provide a wide range of activities and services for this client group. We are a totally independent registered charity having to raise our own funds to enable us to operate. We also work with professionals to help them best understand the needs and ways of our client group.

Barrow & Districts Society for the Blind Limited


Barrow & Districts Society for the Blind (the Society) is the lead provider of support for visually impaired people in the South West area of Cumbria. It has operated since 1923 and runs a successful residential home, a charity shop and sustainably provides home visits within the community.

Barrow Army cadet Force

We provide and deliver a comprehensive military based training syllabus to children aged 12 -18. Subjects include first aid, weapon handling and shooting, Navigation, military knowledge, Drill and all aspects of field craft. We also provide Duke of Edinburgh awards and BTEC qualifications.

Barrow Busy Buses

Community Interest Company

Barrow Busy Buses is a affordabe transport company offering good, quality, transport at a affordable price to schools, community organisations and sports bases activity projects.

Barrow Celtic FC


Barrow Celtic Association Football Club main objective is to promote and organise Junior and Open-age Association Football in the district, this will include proactive engagement with the local community.

Barrow Celtic Juniors Football Club


Barrow Celtic Juniors Football Club offer children and adults the opportunity to learn, train and play football competitively in the local area. We provide players with the equipment and qualified coaches to be able to do so.

Barrow Citizens Advice Bureau


Our aims are to to provide free, confidential, impartial and independent advice and information for the benefit of the local community, and to ensure individuals do not suffer through a lack of knowledge or an inability to express their needs effectively
* to exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services
Barrow Citizens Advice values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

Barrow Community Basketball and Sports Association Ltd


Barrow Community Basketball and Sports Association Ltd provides basketball coaching and playing opportunities to boys and girls from school year 1. We also provide the same service for men and women. We organise and deliver school basketball leagues during the season including primary, senior and college teams. We are the home to Barrow Thorns basketball club which again provides coaching and playing opportunities to both junior and senior age groups. The club teams play in National Leagues all over the Country.

Barrow Community Kitchen

The kitchen was set up in 2015 to provide a hot meal once a week for those who had been sanctioned and benefit stopped. This has now become a place for a meal and a chat 4 days a week still offering a free 3 course meal on a sunday. The centre promotes social inclusion and community spirit with many activities planned for the future for all ages.

Barrow Digital Photography Club

We aim to help digital photographers make the most of their skills and equipment in a friendly and sociable way.

Barrow Foodbank


Barrow Foodbank aims to provide relief to individuals and families in crisis in South West Cumbria, through the provision of emergency food supplies either directly or through approved partner agencies. We engage the whole community in collecting food, which is then banked and used to give to local people in food crisis.

Barrow Island ARLFC


Rugby league club

Barrow Ladies Rugby League


Open Age Ladies Rugby League Team.

Barrow Operatic and Dramatic Society


To encourage people from all walks of life to appreciate theatre, song and dance as either a performer, helper or member of an audience. To offer a safe environment for all who wish to participate.

Barrow Romania Action Group


Providing humanitarian aid to the Antonio Orphanage in Romania.

Barrow Rotary Club Trip to Calvert Trust


The Calvert Trust organises activity holidays for disabled people, emphasising their abilities and providing them with an array of outdoor activities such as abseiling, sailing, horse riding (carriage driving) and other outdoor activities, Calvert Trust Barrow aims to send at least one person and their carer on the activity holiday.

Barrow Savoyards

Barrow Savoyards bring Gilbert and Sullivan operettas to the local area in amateur productions. We endeavour to provide a style of music, acting and dancing that no one else in the area brings. We have members of all ages and welcome young people from the age of 14. Through our workshops within local schools Barrow Savoyards strides to be accessible to all ages and to keep the works of Gilbert and Sullivan alive today.
This year Barrow Savoyards are broadening their repertoire and bringing operettas from other composers to the area and hope to continue to provide this style of productions for years to come.

Barrow Sea Cadets


Barrow Sea Cadets offers an environment where young people aged between 10-18 find new confidence and inspiration, helping them to develop life skills, like team work and independence through nautical adventure. Our aims are brought from the heart of Royal Navy traditions. We strive to teach respect, loyalty, self-discipline, commitment, honesty and integrity.

Barrow Senior Citizens Section Committee


We are an organisation that oversees 5 senior citizens clubs around Barrow, Abbotsvale Over 55's Group, Cotswold Crescent Over 55's, James Dunn Senior Citizens group, Stackwood Avenue senior Citizens Group and the Strand Senior Citizens Club. All funding is shared equally between these group that reach out to approximately 200 elderly citizens of Barrow combating loneliness and depression in our elderly population.

Barrow Shipyard Junior Band
Barrow Tri Services Comittee

The Tri Service Comittee was set up in 2018 to organise and manage the Armed Forces Day celebrations held in Barrow in Furness. The comittees aim is to ensure that Armed Forces Day is commemorated, involving as many of the towns civil and military based organisations. This year, that involved the organisation of the Armed Forces Day Parade, including the reception held afterwards, attended by town/county dingnitaries as well as the majority of the members of previously mentioned organisations. Whilst not directly a charity, the comittee is made up of members of various other town organisations and funding for events comes from charitable donations from the organisations and various companies.

Barrow Womens Community Matters


Women's Community Matters is a one stop shop for women specific services. We offer a range of courses, activities, groups and one to one support to women aged 14 and over in the area. We deliver our services with love, care, compassion and kindness. We stand alongside women as they make decisions for themselves about any changes they may want to make in their own lives.

Bay Hospitals Charity


Bay Hospitals Charity - we fund over and above NHS funding. We improve the hospital environment, support clinical teams and ensure our patients receive the best possible treatment and care. We are here to support you, your family, friends and neighbours from the cradle to the grave and at every stage in between.

Bay Search and Rescue


Beatson Cancer Charity


Beatson Cancer Charity is determined to beat cancer and is committed to securing significant funding to support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families

Bendrigg Trust


Bendrigg Trust specialises in delivering high quality courses for disabled and disadvantaged people. We aim to promote inclusion, encourage independence and build self-confidence through the safe provision of adventurous activities.

At Bendrigg Trust we believe in equality. We provide a wide range of adventure activities, led by highly qualified and experienced Tutors, for all ages and abilities. Based at our 60-bed residential centre just outside Kendal, our outstanding indoor facilities compliment beautiful outdoor venues and provide opportunities for active participation in all weather conditions.

Bendrigg is a registered charity and since 1978, the Trust has encouraged independence and built self-confidence for over 79,000 disabled and disadvantaged people throughout the UK.

Beyond FGM


Beyond FGM is a grassroots charity working in Pokot, Kenya to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) and early/child marriage.
We work with local communities by bringing education to remote villages where FGM rates are very high.
In Pokot FGM is carried out as a rite of passage into womanhood so that the girls are married off almost immediately after having FGM done to them.
We have developed an alternative rite of passage ceremony (ARP) whereby girls come together for a week of seminars and workshops on negative aspects of FGM, their right to education and empowerment to refuse FGM and choose their own path in life.
There is then a big public ceremony with the whole community which acknowledges the altered status of the girls to be young responsible adults but no cutting involved.
To date over 4000 girls have participated in our ARP ceremonies. Robust follow up tells us that the vast majority of these girls have remained uncut and at school. Several girls have now graduated from colleges and become teachers.
The girls continue to be role models in their communities and many of them become active campaigners against the practice.

Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity


As the registered charity for Birmingham Children’s Hospital we exist to make things better for the children, their families and the staff who treat them. We provide funding for important equipment, pioneering research and all the important extras that make our hospital so special

The Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity raises funds for those projects and services which fall outside the remit of the NHS. Thanks to the generous support of our fundraisers the hospital can provide a level of patient care beyond what NHS funding alone can deliver. Together we can make projects happen sooner and to a greater degree than might otherwise have been possible.

Blackwell Sailing


Started as a small project for people with learning disabilities in 1993. Moved to our present site in 2003 nearer to Bowness and now provide sailing (and a few other activities) for both adults and children who live in Cumbria with a broad range of ability. We operate non-commercially with a large team of volunteers.

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans


Blesma, The Limbless Veterans helps all serving and ex-Service men and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support. Our programmes allow Members and their families to face the challenges ahead with renewed confidence and self-belief.
We work tirelessly for our Members when the conflicts that have affected their lives are no longer a focal point in the nation’s media. Since 1932, we have been the only national Service charity that supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives. Our Members range from the youngest amputee veterans to those who fought in WWII.

Blood Bikes Cumbria


Blood Bikes Cumbria provide a free volunteer based service to the local NHS. supplying out of hours transportation of blood, blood products, blood samples tissue samples, small items of medical equipment, medical records, basically anything that needs to be moved between hospitals, when normal transportation services are not available. we operate 365 days per year in all weathers, with a team of volunteer riders and drivers, who provide their services without payment of any kind. Blood bikes Cumbria also supply the Great North Air Ambulance base in Cumbria with fresh blood supplies every day, ensuring that the air ambulance can carry out their lifesaving Blood on Board operation.



We're the UK's specialist blood cancer charity. We've been working to beat blood cancer since 1960. We fund world-class research; provide practical and emotional support to patients and their loved ones; and raise awareness of blood cancer.

Blue Skies Hospitals Fund


We are the registered charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We aim to enrich the care and treatment provided to our patients. This is done by nurturing the delivery of the latest technology, the most effective staff training and development and the highest standard of care

Bluebell Foundation


The loss of a pregnancy, death of a baby, infant or child, or the struggle to conceive can have a real impact on the families involved.
The Bluebell Foundation provides support for people experiencing grief associated with loss during pregnancy, death of a baby, child or young person, those with fertility issues and families where a child has life-limiting or life-threatening illness.
We also provide support for children and young people up to the age of 18 who are grieving through the death or anticipated death of someone important to them.
We hope to enable families to begin to understand their grief. We cannot replace the life lost but we can try to help people cope with the loss.
The Bluebell Foundation was formed in 2007 by a group of people who have been through a similar or the same experiences. They felt setting up this charity would help people through such a traumatic time, and help them talk to other people who have suffered the same or similar loss.
Bluebell provide support to families and individuals when they are ready. You do not need to wait a set amount of time. We are available for you when you feel the time is right

Bluebirds Trust

Bluebirds Trust works to support disadvantaged groups in the local community and connect them through Barrow AFC. For example, we raise funds to provide match tickets for people who otherwise may not be able to afford attend a match. In the last few years this has extended to over a thousand people in the Furness Area. Organisations supported have included The Well Project, Furness Carers, Love Barrow, families whose children attend local primary schools.

Bonus Swimming Club for the Physically Disabled

Local swimming club for the physically disabled of all ages. Exercising in the pool enables members to have a freedom of movement which many struggle with otherwise.

Bootle Village Hall





Brake has been operating for over 20 year to help stop road deaths.

Breast Cancer Now


Breast Cancer Now are the Uks largers Breast Cancer research charity. Dedicated to funding ground breaking research bringing us close to our goal that everyone who devleops breast cancer with live and live well by 2050.

British Heart Foundation -National


Raises money to fund life saving heart research.

British Red Cross


The British Red Cross helps people whoever and wherever they are. In Cumbria we support people affected by crises and disaster such as major floods, house fires or unexpected hospitalisation. Across the region our volunteers are on call 24/7 to deliver emergency, medical, practical and emotional care for people where it is needed most. We run Wheelchair loans, Emergency Response and First Aid courses from our office in Carlisle and centres around Cumbria.

In crisis situations, whether this is a major natural disaster affecting millions or an individual facing immobility anywhere in Cumbria, people need the Red Cross to be there when there is no one else to turn to. We have our national and international presence, but we are incredibly committed to delivering local Cumbria services on the basis of our local community’s needs.

Butterfly Hugs


Butterfly Hugs is a local charity formed to raise money for young families affected by life limiting and terminal illness in the South Lakeland and Furness area. We are dedicted to supporting local families in their hour of need either financially or provide support in the form of meet ups and connecting families. Butterfly Hugs has been formed as a charity that wil be a legacy of Connie and Joe Elson who suffer the rare condition MLD. Connie and Joe have drawn our attention to rare illnesses and the lack of support in our area of the country.

Cancer Research UK


Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We’ve already saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Every year more people in the UK die from cancer than any other disease and sadly, 1 in 2 people develop cancer at some point in their lives.
Over the last forty years survival rates have doubled, which means two in four people are living for 10 years or more after being diagnosed. We hope to accelerate progress and see three quarters of patients surviving 10 years or more in the next 20 years.
We take our learning’s from the lab right to the patient’s bedside and work to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer – so at Cancer Research UK we really are tackling cancer on every front. What’s more, we are the only charity with the knowledge and expertise to tackle all 200 types of cancer.

CancerCare North Lancashire & South Lakeland


CancerCare is a unique independent charity dedicated to helping families and individuals in North Lancashire and South Cumbria who are affected by cancer and other potentially life-limiting conditions.

Delivered by qualified and experienced staff, CancerCare’s wide range of free professional therapy services are designed to help individuals and their families come to terms with and manage the challenges of a serious health condition. Services include counselling, hypnotherapy, Alexander Technique, aromatherapy massage, group activities, support groups and a Children and Young People’s Service.

With 35 years of experience, CancerCare helped more than 30,000 local people affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions.

CancerCare has three dedicated centres based in Barrow (the Furness Centre at the Trinity Church Centre on Warwick Road), Kendal (The Lakes Centre on Blackhall Road) and in Lancaster (Slynedales on Slyne Road) and also provides outreach services in local hospitals and community outlets including Furness General and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

All CancerCare services are provided free of charge. This is only possible through fundraising and generous donations from local people and businesses.

Cardiac Risk in the Young


Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is the UK charity that supports those affected by conditions that can cause young sudden cardiac death. CRY provides bereavement support and funds fast -track expert pathology investigations at the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology. CRY raises awareness of signs and symptoms of cardiac conditions and supports young people diagnosed with life-threatening conditions through the myheart Network. CRY funds medical research and operates a nationwide cardiac screening programme for any person between the age of 14 and 35. CRY funds fast -track expert medical services at the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology.

Caritas Care


About Caritas Care

At Caritas Care we believe that everyone deserves chances, choices and opportunities to live the best lives they can. We‘re about giving people from all walks of life hope and we make sure that we’re there to help them through any barriers they may face.

That is why the services and projects are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of all children, families and communities. We support people in building the lives that they want and we believe that everyone has the right to be able to reach their goals and aspirations, no matter what their background may be.

Our diverse range of services support people through:
•Disability Support Services
•Homelessness facility
•Ex Offender programmes
•Community based services: Nursery, Community Centre

Casualties Union


We create the illusion of illness or injury by make-up, from a faint to a heart attack, or from a splinter to a protruding broken bone. We study how the victim would behave, acting with appropriate posture, facial expression and speech. we respond to how we are treated by providing vital feedback both during the scenarios or afterwards. We protest if our injury is handled clumsily, and reward good treatment with a smile of relief and a 'thank you'.
Who Do We Do It For? - First aiders, paramedics, doctors, nurses, police, fire-fighters, mountain rescue teams, airports, shipbuilding, local authorities, and many more. We attend classes, assessments, competitions and emergency exercises in which procedures, equipment and communication are put to the test. We strive to protect the well-being and safety of our communities.

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity


Our Charity exists to enhance the experience of the 240,000 children cared for by Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital each and every year.

Our aims are very straightforward: to support excellence in the treatment, research and care that we provide to our young patients, now and always. We aim to make a real difference to the children and young people in our care by ensuring they continue to receive the highest quality treatment in the highest quality facilities.

We do this by focusing our fundraising efforts on three key areas, namely treatment, research and care. These can include the purchase of specialist equipment to diagnose and provide treatment of our young patients more quickly and easily, creating as child-friendly an environment as possible and funding pioneering medical research to increase our understanding of children’s illnesses and the optimum way to treat them.

People and organisations from across the country are already active supporters of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity. Our supporters include thousands of individuals, businesses and community organisations, each making their own unique contribution to make life better for the hospital’s patients and their families.

Childrens Cancer and Leukaemia Group


Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group is a leading children’s cancer charity and the UK and Ireland’s professional association for those involved in the treatment and care of children with cancer. Each week in the UK and Ireland, more than 30 children are diagnosed with cancer. Two out of ten children will not survive their disease.

Over the last 40 years, CCLG has played a key role in the major improvements in survival rates and the standards of care for children. We bring together childhood cancer professionals to ensure all children receive the best possible treatment and care.

There are still some childhood cancers with a poor outlook, and many treatments can have long-lasting side effects. Further research is therefore vital, and the ultimate aim of CCLG is to cure as many children as possible while reducing the short and long-term side effects of treatment. We fund and support research into childhood cancers, and we help young patients and their families with our expert, high quality and award-winning information resources.

Churches Together in Grange-over-Sands and District Youth Trust



Citizens Advice Allerdale


Citizens Advice Allerdale provide free, independent, impartial and confidential advice on a wide range of areas including debt, benefits, employment, housing, relationships, consumer issues and many other problems.

We are an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales.

We are made up of a number of paid staff and volunteers and between us we are able to fulfil our aims and principles, which are:

To ensure that individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge on their rights and responsibilities or of the services available to them, or through an inability to express their needs effectively.

And equally to exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services both locally and nationally.

Climbers Against Cancer


Through the worldwide climbing community, we aim to increase awareness and raise funds for research in the continued fight against a disease that affects so many. Climbers Against Cancer is run mainly by volunteers and none of the money raised is used for administration, travel or any other expenses.

College House Day Nursery


We are a charitable ran nursery and we have been open now for 8 years. Our aim is to provide a high standard of care and education for children aged between 3 months and 10 years. Our nursery is staffed with highly qualified and permitted staff who support the children to meet there full potential though individual planning, based on individual interests and needs. We are trained to support children who have Special Educational Needs including medical needs. We work closely with families and able to offer extra support where needed, for example, parental support, children in need of safeguarding, and for those on a low income we provide places for children who are entitled to the 2 year old educational grant. We continuously strive to develop the nursery further and seek new resources to enhance the nursery environment.

Combat Stress


Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity
for veterans’ mental health.
For almost a century, we’ve helped former servicemen
and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety,
depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Today, we provide support to veterans from every
service and every conflict.
On the phone and online. In the community
and at our treatment centres.
We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible
injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones.
So when a veteran is having a tough time, we’re there to
help tackle the past and to help them take on the future.

Coniston Amenities Fund


To support the groups and organisations that provide resources for the well-being of the community within the Parish of Coniston

Coniston C E Primary School Home School Association


We are a group of parents, school staff and school friends who raise money to pay for outings or resources to enrich pupils' lives either in school or during after school activities. The money raised ensures that costs to parents are kept to an affordable level and also we can provide school with resources that they are not able to afford from their very tight education budgets.

Coniston Christmas Lights

We .are a volunteer group in Coniston who raise money to light up the village at Christmas. We also provide a free party for all children in the area with Father Christmas, reindeers and entertainment

Coniston Cricket Club

Coniston Cricket Club is a voluntary organisation which provides individuals, both children and adults from Coniston and the surrounding area the opportunity for socialising and recreation through the sport. We currently have 2 mens' teams who play in the Westmorland Cricket League, with games played once or twice a week and also training midweek.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team


Mountain Rescue across the UK is a voluntary organisation which relies solely on the support and generosity of the public; whether that be as an active member out on the fells; as a supporter with fund raising and/or admin activities or a friend providing donations. Whether it is time or money given without this the team simply could not function or be there when they are needed most.

Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was founded in 1947 and was the first team of its kind in the UK. There are currently over 30 highly trained volunteers on the active list, turning out in all-weather 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and all funded solely by donations.

Coniston Sports and Social Centre


To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Coniston and the surrounding area the provision of facilities for recreation and other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances or for the public at large in the interest of social welfare and with the object of improving the conditions of life of the said inhabitants.



We are a charity providing information, support and guidance to people with hemiplegia and their families in the UK.

Copeland Citizens Advice Bureau


Citizens Advice Copeland - The aim of our service is to provide the advice and support people need to deal with the problems they face. We are an independent charity who provide a free, independent and confidential service across the borough of Copeland. A team of 12 paid staff and 40 volunteers deliver advice services on issues including debt, welfare benefits, housing, employment, energy, relationship and family problems.

Coronation House


Provide very sheltered accommodation for 10 residents

Crake Community First Responders

We are a Community First Responder's Group operating in South Cumbria and Crake Valley. Community First Responders are equipped and trained community based volunteers who are paged out from Ambulance Control to provide critical care of patients and situations pending the Ambulance arrival. Other activities include promoting Public Access Defibrillators and assisting CPR Training.

Creating Space for Carers in Furness

We are a group for Carers of people suffering from serious Mental Health illness. e.g.: Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar and Severe Depression. The group is led by two ex Mental Health Workers. We hold Monthly meetings to disseminate information and support one another. When funds allow we hold a bar snack or a short trip for respite.

Cri du Chat Syndrome Support Group


The Cri du Chat Syndrome Support Group was founded in the mid 1980s by Ann Wilson, a parent of a child with Cri du Chat Syndrome, after discovering there was no support group specifically for this syndrome.

A steering group was formed in 1991, and the group became a registered charity (#1044942) in 1993.

The support group is made up of families and relatives of those with CdCS, as well as research members who have expressed an interest in this condition. However, the group is open to anyone with an interest or need, whether in the UK or abroad.

The group provides information, advice and support through its Clinical Advisory Group, formed by members of the committee and outside professionals.

We receive no government funding and are funded by individual and corporate donations as well as fundraising activities.



Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.

Croft Care Trust


Croft Care Trust is a local charity founded in 1955 to provide support and care for people with physical and learning difficulties. It was originally set up to provide support and help for the families of children with difficulties, but as our clients progressed through life we changed to meet their needs into what we are today.
We now have a 23 bedded nursing unit and a 23 bedded residential village for people over the age of 18 years.
The aim of Croft Care Trust is to provide a safe and caring environment for residents as long as is needed. We seek to maximise the development of each individual within their own potential and our mission is to strive to meet the hopes, needs and aspirations of each individual in our care.

Crohn's and Colitis UK


We’re the UK’s leading charity in the battle against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Founded as a patients’ association in 1979, we now have 35,000 members across the UK.

These aren’t just people who have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – our members also include their families and friends, health professionals and others who support our work. They’ve helped us set up 50 Local Networks across the nation. These arrange educational meetings, generate publicity and organise fundraising.

We work to make life better for the 300,000 people in the UK with Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of IBD.

Crooklands Casuals Football Club

A Charter Standard Club we have teams from age 5 to 16, with 120 children. We have 2 Senior and 9 Mini and Junior Teams.
We endeavour to provide a safe, friendly, caring and supportive environment.
Your support would help us provide team equipment, indoor training facilities in winter, first aid and football kits.
It would also help us with the many other costs associated with running a football club.


CRPS UK is a charity run by and for those living with CRPS. We are focused on helping those with CRPS to live the best lives that they can, and are working to raise awareness of the disease through education and research.

Cumbria Alcohol Drug Advisory Service


Cadas was established in 1980 and is a well-respected and registered charity. We have helped thousands of people and their families over the last 38 years offering holistic and strengths based approaches supporting individuals in recovery. Our approach is underpinned by the Asset-Based Community Development Model (ABCD). Our core service comprises of individual and group support, volunteering, peer mentoring and mutual aid via peer led support groups, programmes and workshops of educative and preventative initiatives.
Cadas offers a range of support primarily delivered by trained volunteers to enable people in recovery improve their emotional, physical and mental health.

Cumbria County Scouts


Every year Cumbria County Scouts help 4000 young people across the county to enjoy new adventures. Every 4 years this includes sending a contingent to the World Scout Jamboree. In 2015 this was in Japan and in 2019 it will be in West Virginia, U.S.A.. The whole experience extends over 18 months from the selection process, through various training and team building activities, to fundraising to ensure that no one is denied the opportunity to take part for financial reasons. Cumbria County Scouts promote equality and inclusion. We aim to promote personal development and encourage our members to be involved with and support their local communities.

Cumbria Rungwe Community Link


Our aims & objectives

The Cumbria-Rungwe Community Link was established in 1987 with the aim of linking two rural communities from West Cumbria in the UK and the Rungwe district in Tanzania. Our principle objective is to promote awareness and understanding between what may appear to be two very different cultures. Through a process of experiencing something of each other’s lives we seek to promote friendship and a realisation of what people have in common.

The Cumbria-Rungwe community link is a unique charity based in West Cumbria. It was established in 1987 with the aim of linking our rural community with that of the rural community of Rungwe District in Tanzania. The idea was for both communities to share and understand both the similarities and differences of their respective cultures.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust


Cumbria Wildlife Trust is recognised for our conservation work, which has safeguarded 44 spectacular nature reserves in the county and restored hundreds of sites of different habitats, often in partnership with others. We are also passionate about sharing our knowledge and skills with young people and inspiring them to be the future of conservation.
We were established in 1962 and have a long, successful, track record.

Cyril Flint Befriending Charity


Cyril Flint Befrienders offers a free one to one befriending service for lonely and/or socially isolated older people, many of whom have disabilities or long term illnesses which impact on their way of life. We ask each older people what they wish to gain from befriending and try to ensure the service we are offering is meeting their needs and having the greatest impact possible; some are struggling to get out due to lack of confidence and want a friend to accompany them to the shops, others are housebound, feeling cut off from society and want a friend to visit them weekly for some conversation and to offer a connection to the local community, which they have previously felt shut off from.

Feedback has evidenced that having a befriender helps to reduce older people's feelings of loneliness and isolation and it also helps to improve the older person’s self-esteem and confidence, as they are not used to people visiting them because they want to, instead being used to paid professionals visiting them, if anyone. It is hoped that by continuing the work we are doing to reduce their loneliness we are helping to ward off the mental health implications of this such as the on-set of dementia, anxiety and depression.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust


Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-shortening genetic condition that slowly destroys the lungs and digestive system. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity fighting for a life unlimited, when everyone living with CF can look forward to a long, healthy life.

Dalton Carnival Committee

Dalton Carnival is a community event that takes place on the second Saturday each June. We aim to raise funds to keep the Carnival sustainable and distribute donations each year to charities, clubs and organisations primarily in Dalton & Newton.

Dalton Community Association


DCA is dedicated to provide services to the community of Dalton and the surrounding areas .These services are provided in Dalton Community Centre , DCA raises funds to maintain and run the centre . Groups that use the Centre include Age Uk, Dalton Youth , and Jack & Jill Playgroup. It is the only community venue in Dalton area capable of housing all these groups

Dalton Community Church

We are a new entity as a result of the merging of Dalton Methodist Church and Dalton URC. We are committed to work in and for the Community and make our premises widely available to Community Groups

Dalton in Furness District Recreational Charity Trust


Dalton Leisure Centre is a busy community facility centred around our 20m warm water swimming pool and Splash Zone providing sporting facilities in the form of swimming, squash, aerobics classes, gyms etc. Many schools undertake swimming lessons from the Dalton area and beyond. We provide ante natal classes for pregnant ladies and swimming sessions for toddlers right through to Adults. The aquamobilty classes cater for those who maybe are recovering from injury/operations or would rather take part in a less intensive water based class such as our Waterobics.
Our café not only provides a viewing area for the pool but members of the local community meet regularly in what is a warm and safe environment.

Dalton Junior Football Club

Voluntary run junior football club based in Dalton. Providing free football to children in Dalton and the surrounding areas.

Dalton Juniors fc

We provide junior footballing opportunities for children aged 3 years upwards in the town of Dalton in Furness, Cumbria. We are based in the heart of the town and currently have 100 children using us. All officials are volunteers. We rely solely on subscriptions and sponsorship and local fundraising for our income. We need to fundraise to expand our growing numbers, train coaches and increase equipment.


Local dance school ran entirely by volunteers. Competition outfits and transport to competitions which take place all over the country costs each dancer a considerable amount of money. We therefore constantly fundraise as much as possible in order to keep the costs down. It is most disappointing when a child has to give up a hobby they love due to financial straint.

Dazzle for Children


Our organisation supports local children and families through our kids clubs, imformation centre as well as offering a training facility for young people.

Defying Dementia (Lancaster University)


Raising funds and awareness of research into neurodegenerative diseases at Lancaster University.

Dementia UK


Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia through our world-class Admiral Nurses. We work hand in hand with families, helping them cope with the fear, uncertainty and difficult everyday reality of dementia. In providing the compassionate, expert support families need every step of the way, we help them to live more positively with dementia in the present; and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence, and less fear.

Derby Mountain Rescue Team



Derian House Childrens Hopsice


Who we are
At Derian House we feel privileged to be counted as the friends of the many families we have cared for and supported since the hospice opened, as well as those to whom we continue to offer ongoing support. We know there will be countless others in the future who will need us to be there for them, to provide not only a high standard of specialist care for their child, but a reassuring framework of emotional support for them as a family.
Our ethos is to ensure that quality of life is enhanced for children and young people with life threatening conditions.
Each child’s condition is different and how each family copes is different. In supporting any child and the family everything is centred around their wishes, which are fully respected at all times.
Far from being a place of sorrow, Derian House is a place of love, laughter and respect. Everyone visiting remarks on the happy, welcoming atmosphere, and even at the worst time in their lives, parents speak of their gratitude for the safe haven that is Derian House.
In looking back over the past twenty three years, and all that has been achieved, we also look forward to the future and the fresh challenges it will bring. Whatever those challenges may be, we will continue to do our utmost in striving to meet the highest standards of care, and the needs of the many families who depend on Derian House for the care and support it provides for them and their children.

Diabetes UK


Diabetes UK is looking towards a world where diabetes can do no harm. We provide information, help and peer support, so people with diabetes can manage their condition effectively. We are one of the largest funders of diabetes research in the UK.

Dogs Trust


Dogs Trust give stray and abandoned dogs a second chance at a brighter future with responsible, caring new owners. They are funded entirely by the generosity of their supporters and without their support it would be simply impossible to care for around 17,000 stray and abandoned dogs at their 20 rehoming centres.

Doris Banham Dog Rescue


We save the lives and rehome lost and abandoned dogs due to die in council pounds because they have not been reclaimed by their owners or received any offers from other rescues. We take dogs regardless of age, breed or veterinary condition. We have rescued over 15,000 to date. 100% of donations spent on the dogs, all unpaid volunteers, on call 365 days per year.

Dowdales School

Secondary School providing educational, stimulating and resourceful provisions for local students

Dravet Syndrome UK


Dravet Syndrome UK is an independent UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by Dravet syndrome through support, education and medical research.

Drop Zone Youth Projects


Drop Zone Youth Projects works with young people across the Furness area to realise their aspirations. We provide support, guidance and advice on all issues which affect young people.

Duddon Canoe Club

Charity Bio

Duddon Dragons Explorer Scout Unit


Explorer Scout Unit

Duddon Inshore Rescue


Duddon Inshore Rescue is a voluntary organisation providing a 24 hour on-call service dedicated to fostering the safety of individuals, by providing and maintaining an effective search and rescue operation for assistance to anyone or anything in peril from the sea in the area of the Duddon estuary and Walney waters in Cumbria. We aim to work closely with the local community and welcome volunteers from all backgrounds. Since the inception of Duddon Inshore Rescue we have been involved in over 400 incidents on or around the treacherous waters of the Duddon estuary.

Dystonia Society Furness & South Lakes Group




We would like to be considered as your charity. We are your local charity, serving the local community.

We offer specialist care, supportive care and end of life care for patients with life-limiting illnesses of all kinds and their families both in the hospice and in their own homes. Inevitably the hospice has its times of sadness, but people are often surprised to find that it is a happy place too. Here everyone is special, whether patients come to us or we go to them.

Our supporters raised the money to build the hospice over 33 years ago, and have continued ever since, for which we are truly grateful. To enable us to continue our care, we need to raise £3.5 million every year, which is over £9,500 per day. This is not an easy task, but we are confident that with the help of supporters like you we will achieve this.

Eden Valley Hospice


Eden Valley Hospice cares for adults from the Cumbria and South West Scotland area with life-limiting illnesses, especially cancer, but also other conditions such as motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, heart failure, chronic lung diseases, renal failure, multiple sclerosis and chronic neurological conditions. We strive to provide the highest standards of nursing and medical care, to sustain quality of life and dignity and to provide patients with relief from pain when they need it most.

To the families, friends and carers of our patients we extend the same loving support, help and counselling, as such illnesses affect whole families.

The Hospice operates as a 12 bedded adult in-patient unit as well as a day hospice. The Hospice helps its patients enjoy a better quality of life, often enabling them to do things which they thought had gone forever. It is a special place which is full of life, not just a place where people go to die: many benefit from day hospice care and others return home following a period as an in-patient or attend our out-patients clinics.

Adult in-patient services are available to individuals with complex problems associated with a life limiting illness. Our specialist services are delivered by a multi professional team including doctors, nurses, counsellors, social workers, chaplains and therapists. Planned admissions include short term relief for carers and end of life care is supportive and sensitive to the needs of the patient and their loved ones.

The Day Hospice offers supportive care to people with living with a life threatening or life limiting illness. The surroundings are very relaxed and comfortable offering a choice of activities that are centered on wellbeing, companionship and support.

We provide an Outpatient Clinic which runs three times a week. This is an introduction to the palliative care service, symptom control, an alternative to admission, psychological support and a link with the Oncology service.

The Family Support Team is here to help and support our patients, their families and their carers. They can help manage the future challenges and help people feel more resilient and able to face the future with courage. We also offer help with a range of activities, including memory boxes, boxes of hugs and kisses and writing about the future.

Spiritual Care is provided by our chaplaincy team made up of a Chaplain and her team of volunteers. They are available to provide compassionate companionship to patients and families and to be a support in whatever way they may be asked.

Reiki Therapy is available to all Patients and Carers as a gentle therapy to aid relaxation, makes you feel at peace, reduce anxiety, relive stress and help boost the immune system. You start moving toward your unique physical, mental, and spiritual balance, and your body's own healing mechanisms begin to function more effectively.

By its very nature the care and support the Hospice provides is expensive. Raising the ongoing funds to sustain the service is a huge challenge given the geographic/catchment area of the Hospice and population from whom we have to draw funds. In 2015 we provided adult in patient care for 308 patients and 84 patients in day hospice.

The Hospice employs either full or part time 107 staff. In addition to this the Hospice benefits from the help of around 440 active volunteers who are involved in every aspect of the hospices operation. We estimate that we save approximately £400,000 yearly by having volunteers supporting our staff based on full time equivalent roles, but this figure can’t represent the level of commitment, empathy and dedication that we are gifted by each volunteer for the thousands of hours that they offer us year on year.

Emmanuel Christian Centre


We are an active local charity involved with a number of community based projects. We currently run the Meals on Wheels service for Ulverston and surrounding area since the council scrapped the service. We provide a free meals service in the community to people in need such as illness or bereavement. We also organise other events in the year for the elderly. Every year we hold a free community Christmas Day lunch for anybody in the area. We run cookery courses for the vulnerable or people struggling to manage their finances. In addition, we hold regular youth meetings and events. We also run a weekly parent and toddler group.

Engineers for Overseas Development North West


EFOD challenges its members to undertake development projects amongst some of
the poorest communities in rural Africa and provides them with an opportunity to broaden
their skills and experience. The North-West branch has completed 3 successful projects and now embarking on their 4th.

Epilepsy Research UK


Epilepsy Research UK supports ground-breaking independent research into the causes, treatment and prevention of epilepsy to help transform the lives of the 1 in 103 people living with epilepsy in the UK today.

Epilepsy Society


We are the leading national epilepsy medical charity working for everyone affected by epilepsy. We lead the world with our ground breaking medical research into causes and treatments for epilepsy.



Erskine has been proud to care for our country’s veterans since 1916. We provide unrivalled nursing, respite and dementia care in four homes throughout Scotland for over 800 UK veterans and their spouses. Uniquely offering a very special blend of dedicated care and compassion in the companionship of like-minded people.

Family Holiday Association


The Family Holiday Association is the only national charity dedicated to providing seaside breaks and day trips for families coping with some of the toughest challenges life can bring. We help UK families struggling with problems such as severe and long-term illness, bereavement, mental health issues, disability and domestic violence. Evidence shows that our work results in stronger, healthier and happier families and communities. Each family we support is referred to us by someone already working with them in a supporting role. Our referral network includes teachers, health visitors, social workers and other charities such as Barnardo’s and Shelter. By working with referrers, we can be sure that the funds we raise help the families who will benefit most.



Fighting Ependymoma is a charity dedicated to supporting research into childhood ependymoma brain tumours in memory of Chris Bramhall



FND Hope UK mission is to provide awareness, support affected individuals, and advance in to Functional Neurological Disorder [FND]. We aim to drive high quality standards for FND care while empowering patients to better health.
1) Raise awareness and understanding of FND through Social Media, Charitable Events, Medical Conferences and other educational materials.
2) Coordinate a voluntary FND patients register to assist Drs in the advancement of new and ongoing research in partnership with the Genetic Alliance.
3) Work with Medical and Allied health professionals to provide better understanding of FND, improve medical protocols and promote ethical standards.

Forever Stars


We fundraise for the development of bereavement equipment and services for parents of stillborn babies and neonatal baby loss. This includes building bereavement suites within the NUH Trust

Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness


The Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness supports the work of St Paul’s Eye Unit. We fund research into new treatments and preventative technologies that can and do change the lives of millions of people around the world, both young and old, who are affected by sight loss.

Freedom Wizard

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Freedom Wizard enables those with limited mobility access to the Cumbrian fells. We use our small fleet of all terrain wheelchairs and guide our guests to places a standard wheelchair is unable to reach.
To date we have guided 160+ guests to the summits of Skiddaw, Blencathra, Sale name but a few.
The impact is has had on our guests, their family and friends has been incredible.
Our future is exciting whilst our work continues to be rewarding.

Friends of Abbot Hall Playground

We are a constituted community group raising funds to renew our local playground for our children and our entire community.

Friends of Croftlands Infant & Nursery School

We are a group of parents and school staff who raise money to pay for resources and equipment to enrich pupils' lives.

Friends of Low Furness

We are a group of teachers, parents and friends who support our local village school. We raise money to buy equipment and pay for extra activities for our children. We have bought outdoor and play equipment in recent years. We ensure the children have access to a rich curriculum by spending our money with advise from school staff and the children.

Friends of the Adventures Youth Club

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We work to raise funds to support a locally run youth club for disabled young people. The youth club is expanding into a more social well being and development club and we now have groups of varying ages and have also recently opened specialist clubs for Minecraft and Lego enthusists.

Furness Abbey Fellowship

We are a heritage and educational small charity to support Furness Abbey. We raise funds and awareness of this very important historical building

Furness Carers


Furness Carers is the only generic Carers organisation within the Furness area which supports unpaid Carers. Carers look after family, partners or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability. We support all Carers both Adults 18+ and Young Carers 5-18 year old.

Furness Creatives

Furness Creatives aims are to engage with the Barrow community in their creative pursuits. To establish community art space with a relaxed and friendly working group of mixed ability artists to encourage the study, practice, and development of the arts. With creative’s working on a basis of mutual self-help, with special emphasis given to the encouragement of beginners by the more experienced members.

Furness First Aid Corps

We provide free first aid course to the local community. We also provide first aid cover at local events, galas etc.

Furness Group Riding for the Disabled


We provide horse-riding opportunities to disabled children in the Furness area. We are based at Seaview Riding School on Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness and offer riding to 18 children each Wednesday morning from 2 special schools and 4 mainstream schools during school term time (24 sessions per annum). We also offer riding to an additional 18 children on a Thursday evening when they come along with their parents/guardians, but because of the dark nights and cold weather we are only able to offer 18 sessions per annum. We also take 5 riders from either George Hastwell or Sandside Special Schools each year to the Clwyd Special Riding Centre in Northern Wales for a 5 day holiday.

Furness Homeless Support Group


Furness Homeless Support Group is a local charity which originally began as a Christmas Shelter in 1989. We soon realised that the need was prevalent all year round and have gradually grown through the years to incorporate the facilities we now have. Our project now comprises of a day centre, 9 units of short term supported accommodation, a 1 bed flat, a 2 bed house and a 3 bed house for those in need of continues support. Our day centre is open to anyone who wishes company or to partake in a low cost quality meal. We house individuals who have found themselves homeless who require support to enable them to ultimately move on to sustain their own tenancy. People come to us with multiple issues including mental health, learning difficulties, substance misuse. The support we provide includes areas such as budgeting, debt reduction, living skills, accessing health care, cooking and planning healthy meals on a budget, liaising with specialised agencies regarding alcohol/drug use, mental health services, debt, volunteering etc.

Furness Lions Club


Our Motto is "WE SERVE".
We help the elderly, youth organisations, disabled and support the local hospital and hospice. In general terms we help people who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Furness Mental Health Trust


Furness Mental Health Trust (FMHT) is unique in the Furness Area in being a Service User and Carer Led and Run Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO/ULO), registered with the Charity Commission and members of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Cumbria CVS, Cumbria Action for Health (A4H) and Cumbria Mental Health Provider Forum (CMHPF).

FMHT aims to promote emotional wellbeing, improve Mental Health, and reduce the impact of poverty in the Furness and South Lakes area, which includes some of the most impoverished wards in the North West of England, by providing the opportunity people and their families have to access support sessions and group personal development activities and services as described in our Objects, Aims and Activities.

(1) The relief of sickness and the preservation of health among people with Mental Health problems and their families in particular but not exclusively by the promotion of Mental Health services in the Furness area of Cumbria.
(2) To advance the education of the general public in all areas relating to Mental Health problems.

Aims and Activities:
The promotion of Mental Health and related services within the Furness area of Cumbria in particular but not exclusively by:
(1) Supporting people with Mental Health problems overcome Social Exclusion, Poverty, Stigma and to build resilience and coping strategies etc.
(2) Providing access to Leisure and Social Activities.
(3) Providing access to/loan of Computer Equipment and provide Training in the use of such equipment.
(4) Providing help with/access to appropriate Housing.

Furness Motor Neurone Disease


We are a fundraising and support group for people living with Motor Neurone Disease in the Furness area.

Furness Multicultural Community Forum


This project is aimed at young people (8- 19 years old) from diverse cultures living in Furness. The objective is to break down any barriers in accessing activities and services that will promote healthy and active lifestyle, to enjoy and achieve, to stay safe and to make positive contribution in the community through volunteering opportunities. Young people’s benefit is to increase confidence, self-esteem, resilience and social integration.

Furness Multiple Sclerosis Society


The Multiple Sclerosis Society Furness Group offers completely free of charge therapies to all of it's members living in the Furness area. These therapies are; Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Chiropody, Reflexology and Counselling. We have a 24 hour support line which is manned by volunteers and we run social outigs for those who are less able to get out and about.

Furness Parents Diabetes UK Group

Supports young children with Type 1 diabetes and their families. Organises actvities to bring families together so they realise they are not alone in dealing with their condition.

Furness Stroke Support Group

Support group for people who have suffered strokes.

Furness Tradition


Furness Tradition grew from some discussions some 20 years ago asking the question “what are our local traditions, music, dance and tales here in South Lakeland – and how do they relate to traditional folk arts nationally and internationally?” From that has grown an annual festival, lots of youth work, sessions, workshops, lectures, concerts, a community band and even two books of local tunes.

Furness Young Careers


We support young carers aged 5-18. A young carer supports someone at home who has an illness or disability. The care provided can range from emotional support through to personal care e.g. help with bathing.

Give Us A Break 2010


Give Us A Break 2010 are a small West Cumbrian charity who are raising funds to build and operate a short break centre for disabled and disadvantaged children. The new centre's ethos is that all children will be able to have fun in a safe, accessible and beneficial environment while allowing the children's parents and carers to have a much needed break from caring for their children 24/7. This will help the children's families to recharge their batteries and cope better with the daily demands of looking after their children. By doing so it will prevent families from going into 'crisis'.

We believe that 2019 and 2020 will be exciting times for GUAB2010. We are actively looking for land to build our centre. Any funds donated or awarded will go to the land purchase and/or the centre's building works. Cumbria has almost 2500 children identified as having Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. Less than 200 get overnight stays to allow families to recharge their batteries. Please help us to help them. Give them a break by donating to Give Us A Break 2010 and make those families lives just a little bit easier.

Thank you for taking the time to read about us.



We fly three air ambulance helicopters across the North-East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. We bring pioneering pre-hospital care to the scene, rescuing hundreds of severely injured or ill patients every year.

Greenbank and Castlefield Residents Association

We aim to protect and improve the physical and social environment of our neighbourhood of 158 households of varying ages, from retired people to families and small children. We get the street lighting sorted out, street furniture repaired, new benches installed, raise funds for a new play area, and represent the interests of residents with SLDC, LDNPA and the Parish Council.

Grizebeck Village Hall Committee


Set up in 1963 to run the Village Hall at Grizebeck. The original hall was built in 1928 but was replaced by a new hall in 2011.

Haverigg Inshore Rescue Team


Haverigg Inshore Rescue Team is an independent lifeboat operating from Haverigg with the aim of preserving life at sea.

Hawcoat Park Cricket

Cricket team playing in the northlancs cricket league

Hawcoat Park Ltd


Hawcoat Park Sports Club (still known to many locals as Vickers Sports Club) is a truly unique facility in Barrow in Furness. The club comprises 15 acres of playing fields and caters for a variety of sports at both Junior and Senior levels. Sports played at Hawcoat Park include Archery, Bowls, Cricket, Football, Rifle and Pistol shooting, Rugby League, Rugby Union, and Table Tennis.

Hawcoat Park Youth Rugby

We are the youth section of Hawcoat Park RUFC running teams for 10 - 16 year olds.

Hawkshead Bell Tower Fund

No number, part of The Church of England which us exempt.

The Bell Tower Fund is specifically set up to fundraise to save the belltower of this very famous parish church. It needs an enormous amount of work done We need to raise £70,000 and are engaged in many community events as well as applying to large grant making bodies.

Headway South Cumbria


We are a branch of Headway covering South Cumbria. We are working to improve life after brain injury by providing information, support, events, activities and opportunities locally.

Our aim is to work together with people affected by an acquired brain injury so they can move forward and make progress.

We currently support over 60 people who live between Barrow and Shap. Many are unable to drive because of their injuries, and few currently are able to return to work.
As a small group we seek help and support from the community.

Thank you for your help

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People


Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has been through an incredible journey to get where we are today. In a nutshell, we train dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they would otherwise miss – simple sounds that many people take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these – thanks to a hearing dog – makes a real difference to deaf people’s lives. Deafness can be a very isolating disability. A hearing dog can give a deaf person a newfound sense of independence and confidence now they have a loyal companion and a true friend by their side.

Heart Link (East Midlands Heart Care Association)


Formed in 1981 to support families who had a child with a heart defect treated at Leicester hospital from East Midlands areas. Since then have also been increasingly involved with raising funds to support the Children's Ward and Paediatric Intensive Care at Glenfield Hospital Leicester supplying vital medical equipment and improving facilities for patients and families whilst staying at the hospital.

HEFF - Hospital Equipment Fund for Furness


HEFF are the Hospital Equipment Fund for Furness. We are a local group who raise funds via our charity shop on Cavendish Street, events and local supporters to buy medical equipment for our hospital. We aim to fund specialist equipment that would not normally be funded by the NHS but will enhance the care of patients.

Huntingtons Disease Association


The Huntington’s Disease Association (HDA) is the only organisation providing a dedicated service of advice, guidance and support for people in England and Wales who are devastated by Huntington’s disease.

We run a regional Specialist HD Advisory service to support those directly affected by the disease, and their families and carers, delivered by our HD experts and tailored to the individual needs of the families we work with.

There are approximately 6,000 people suffering from Huntington’s in the UK. For every person diagnosed another four people are at risk. That’s 24,000 people whose lives will, at some point, be turned upside down by the anguish of waiting for a diagnosis, or taking their chances without.

Supporting individuals and families is our core focus. Our 23 Specialist HD Advisers are currently working with a total of 13,639 people affected by HD across England and Wales. Many of these are HD patients, but they also help those at risk, and their families and carers, who shoulder the heavy burden of caring for their loved ones.

Huntingtons Disease Association - Cumbria Branch


Provide support to Huntington's Disease sufferers and their families in Cumbria, increase the general awareness of this genetic neurological disorder and provide training and facts sheets for families, carers and medical and social workers.

Independent Community Autism Activity Network (I CAAN)


I CAAN is a group of volunteers that organise activities for people with autism and their families in Allerdale and Copeland.
I CAAN organises activities for the whole family.  Typical activities include swimming, trampolining, soft play, dance, drama, keep fit, horse riding, craft workshops, general sports sessions and family day-trips.
I CAAN is totally run by volunteers, many of whom are parents of children with autism.
I CAAN  is totally funded by local fundraising

Institute For Cancer Vaccines and Immunotherapy


The ICVI have been funding research into immunotherapy and vaccines as a cure for cancer at St Georges Hospital in London since the year 2000. We are the only cancer charity that specifically funds this new type of treatment and are very proud to have been at the forefront of this ground breaking research for so long. Professor Angus Dalgleish, a world renowned oncologist with over 3 decades of experience in this field, heads up our research team and guides and inspires all the amazing research into this field at St Georges.

Invest in ME Research


Invest in ME Research (IiMER) was set up with the objectives of making a change in how ME is perceived and treated in the media, by health departments and by healthcare professionals. We aim to do this by identifying the three key areas to concentrate our efforts on - funding for biomedical research, education and lobbying. Invest in ME Research aims to collaborate and coordinate events and activities in these areas in order to provide the focus and funding to allow biomedical research to be carried out.

Invest in ME Research want to establish a national strategy of biomedical research into ME and establish a UK and European Centre of Excellence for biomedical research into ME. Please help make ME an illness which is properly understood and where adequate funding is provided for biomedical research into ME allowing treatments and cures to be found.

Ireleth Temperance Hall


Village hall run for the benefit of the community and managed by a committee of volunteers. It is non-profit making and all funds raised by hall rental, events etc is used for the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the hall. The hall dates from 1872 and is a much loved part of community life and used by a number of groups such as the Parish Council, yoga classes, regular community coffee mornings etc. The hall is part of the Arts Out West initiative which brings music and other acts to rural venues.

Jack's Journey


Jack's Journey is a Cumbria based charity which supports local families through childhood cancer.

The charity has been established by Jack Gibson’s parents following Jack’s diagnosis with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia aged 17 months.

Following the support they received during his initial treatment, the family decided they could support others in a similar situation by providing financial support but also with a holiday home, away from the worries of home life, which Cumbrian families can use free of charge.

James Rennie Parent Teachers and Friends Association


James Rennie School is a special school for students aged between 3 and 19 living in Carlisle and North Cumbria. The school caters for approximately 140 pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties. Some pupils also have autistic spectrum condition, sensory loss or physical difficulties.

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)


JDRF is the type 1 diabetes research charity, aiming to cure type 1, and in the process, making lives easier for those with type 1.

Jigsaw Cumbria s Children s Hospice


Jigsaw provides day to day care, support and activities to children and young people living with a life limiting illness. Our care is provided in a home from home setting and each young person’s care is personalised towards their own needs. Our ethos is to work in partnership with the children and young adults, their family, carers and other professional. We aim to maintain the children and young adult’s normal routine and make each stay as special and as enjoyable as possible.

John Eastwood Hospice Trust


The Hospice Trust supports the NHS in the provision of specialist palliative care services and to enhance the quality of life for patients and their families by:
the recruitment, training and co-ordination of voluntary staff to support the professionals in their work; the on-going provision of additional resources and higher level services not provided by the NHS; the development and improvement of facilities at the hospice.
by providing higher level resources

John Ruskin School

Community school

Jos Appeal


Jo's Appeal was set up in memory of my wife, former Evening Mail journalist Jo Davies, who died last August, aged 38, five-and-a-half years after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Jubilee House Day Centre Amenity Fund (PAVE)

PAVE is a service which provides support and opportunities to vulnerable adults within the community.
Many of the people they support have multiple disabilities and would not be able to access the activities which are provided on their own.
This service gives people the chance to have experiences in the community and this breaks down isolation and social barriers.

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Kendal Lads & Girls Club


Kendal lads and girls club is a purpose built youth centre on the banks of the river Kent. It is the home of Kendal amateur boxing club, Kendal majorettes, Youth ability, Lifesteps and a youth club. Then centre has been in Kendal since 1965.

Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team


Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team was formed in 1950 s. The purpose of the team is to search and rescue people and animals who are inaccessible to our ambulance services because of geography.

Kendal Sea Cadets


Kids Out South Cumbria


Kids Out was formed over 25 years ago to help under privileged children. The help is usually in the form of a special day out. Assistance is provided through Local Rotary Clubs who raise the funding. On 18 June 2018 80 children & helpers will visit South Lakes Safari Zoo at Dalton in Furness.
Your assistance for £800 would be appreciated.

Kidsafe UK


Kidsafe UK is a local children's charity established in 2004 and is designed to offer a sound and thorough approach to safeguarding children in schools. The Kidsafe programme empowers children to recognise signs of abuse in an age-appropriate way and to speak out about anything that makes them feel sad, scared or worried.

Kirkby Youth Club

Kirkby Youth club runs on a weekly basis for the young people of Kirkby-in-Furness and surrounding rural district. It is open to school children from year 3 and above. The youth club provides a range of activities requested by the young people in a safe and welcoming environment.

Kirkby-in-Furness Community Centre


We provide sports and leisure facilities for the residents of Kirkby-in-Furness. We own our sports field with cricket and football pitches, two tennis courts and a bowling green.
We also provide and maintain a children's playground and toilets open to the public 24 hrs.