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The 2019 walk results are now available, just go to the 'Results' tab above. And don't forget to get your copy of The Mail on the 16th May.

Thanks to everyone who made 2019's #InspiredWalks such a success. We hope you all enjoyed the day. Walkers should have received a survey, please let us know what you think went well, badly and needs improvement for next year.

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Watch out for more info on next year's walks which will be held on the 2 nd May 2020.

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 ascending Charity Number Organisation Bio
ZEST Cumbria CIC


A local community action group created to help make Furness a cleaner, greener and safer place to live, work and visit.

Xenolith Explorer Scout Unit


Our Aim
The aim of Scouting is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

Our Vision
To be the explorer scout unit that delivers a challenging and exciting programme to meet the requirements of the Chief Scout Awards, Queen Scout Award and Explorer Belt and provides its members with the opportunity to experience local national and international events.

Wirral Society of The Blind and Partially Sighted


Established in 1989, the Wirral Society of The Blind and Partially Sighted provide services and support for people living with sight loss. We are the only voluntary organisation based in Wirral providing the practical, social and emotional support people need to enable fulfilled and independent living. The Charity has grown over the years to provide services that have been identified and developed through working alongside people who use and need our support. We support people of all ages from children and young people, people of working age and senior citizens. We take a positive approach to visual impairment focusing on what people can do and achieve. We provide the following activities:
* Drop in information and advice
* Low vision equipment and living aids
* Low vision support groups
* Arts and creative activities
* Social and support groups
* Low vision assessment clinic
* Eye clinic liaison service( based at the local district hospital)
* Information technology courses
* Children, young people and family support groups.
* Advocacy support service( benefits advice, housing, employment, financial budgeting)
* Health and well being activities( gentle exercise and relaxation, health eating)

Wings For Warriors


we provide our wounded warriors with the skills to achieve an exciting rewarding and sustainable future for many years to come in civil aviation

Wildcats wheelchair sports club


Wildcats is a disability sports group that has been providing inclusive sports and activities for several years. Our current members are aged 4 to 30 and we actively encourage siblings, friends and parents to take part to break down barriers. It's all about fun, learning life skills, making friends and exercising whilst having a good time. We provide all equipment from wheelchairs to table tennis balls. It is solely run by volunteers.

When You Wish Upon A Star


The charity grants wishes for children with life threatening and terminal illnesses. These range from family holidays, meeting celebrities, and of course, seeing the real Santa!

Wetheriggs Animal Rescue & Conservation Centre


Animal rescue and conservation charity, with lots of our volunteers having special needs of various sorts.

Westmorland Red Squirrels


Red squirrel conservation in SE Cumbria, including removing threats to their survival and public education in the need for urgent action to prevent their extinction.

West Cumbria Care and Support


West House is West Cumbria’s leading care and support provider for adults and children with learning disabilities; at home, in the community and in the workplace, hundreds of people are supported to live meaningful, rewarding lives.

We offer a wide range of services including support at home, community activities services, children's services including a residential respite home, and training for people with learning disabilities through our garden centre Grow West at Allerby, the West House Pottery at Westfield, and Cafe West in Workington, Whitehaven and Keswick.

West House is a not-for-profit organisation and registered as a charitable Industrial and Provident Society number 28282R. West House is a charitable membership organisaton, with about 70 shareholding members. Our membership comes from 3 groups: people who use our services, family carers and supporters. The membership elects 12 people to represent them on the Management Board. This Board elects two Co-Chairs to lead the organisation one of whom will always be someone who uses our services.

We Love Manchester Emergency Fund


On 22 May 2017 a bomb exploded at Manchester Arena killing 22 people and injuring many more. Following the attack people from all around the world donated money to show their love, support and solidarity.

The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund was established on 26 May 2017 to coordinate, administer and distribute the various monies donated in response to the attack. On 30 May 2017, the Fund formally became a registered charity (Charity Number 1173260) with the Charity Commission.

The objectives of the fund are:

• To relieve financial need among the victims and survivors of the disaster including families and dependants of those killed or injured

• To relieve sickness or disability whether physical or mental of victims of the disaster and their dependants

• To support such other charitable purposes as the trustees shall consider appropriate.

Walney First Responders


Ambulance Service First Responders

Walney Community Trust


We provide facilities and activities for recreational community and leisure occupation in the interest of social welfare for people who have need by reason of their youth, age, or social and economic circumstances, with the object of improving their conditions of life on Walney in Barrow in Furness. To relieve people who are in conditions of hardship, struggling with addictions, family breakdown, youth pressures, or who are aged or sick, to relieve the distress caused

Walney Community Centre (Leonard Cheshire Disability)


Walney community centre was taken over by Leonard Cheshire Disability in 2016. Our aim is to make this a unto date hub for all the community to benefit from. Over the next 8 years we aim to develop the centre and bring it up to modern standards. There are already lots of groups such as karate, brownies, local college, dancing classes and much more that use the facility. We rely 100% on donations to do this.

Vision Aid Overseas


making essential walk in available eye care to remote and deprived countries

Vickerstown PTA

Friends of Vickerstown aims to enhance the time pupils spend at Vickerstown School, and to support the staff, by helping to provide the best facilities and equipment (e.g. IT, SEN, learning resources) for the education of the children.

We put on treats and activities for every child to enjoy and aim to make school the best experience it can be for everyone.

Vale of Leven Autism and Aspergers Forum


VOLAAF is a parent led charity based in the West of Scotland Autism and Aspergers Centre, Station St, Renton.
We are a support service for families/carers with children who have been diagnosed with ASD or are going through the process.

We run youth clubs for the children including siblings and run support services for the parents. We have a very knowledgable committee who are available to help and offer advice on a wide range of topics. In addition we also run training events, outings and holiday playschemes.

UVHS Circles Social Group

The Circles Group is a club that is run for a selection of our more socially vulnerable SEN students on a Tuesday night after school. The aim of Circles is to build confidence and self-esteem within the student and to challenge them to cope with new social situations, with support. This allows them to develop strategies and understanding of how to deal and live in the wider community and move forward in their day to day lives.

Some of the activities that we do with the students include visits to a local coffee shops, the cinema, Conishead Priory and Ford Park. In school we do Yoga with a local instructor, craft and cooking activities, Sign Language, team sport activities and lots more.

At the end of the summer term we finish the year with a one night residential at a local Outdoor Residential Educational centre. This visit allows the students to be involved in activities which involve teambuilding interaction and trying new opportunities to build their own self esteem in a safe and secure environment suited to their individual needs.

Urswick Playground Association


Urswick Playground Association maintain the village playground, pay annual insurance and for safety checks and fund raise for new equipment.

Urban Extreme Indoor Skate Park


Urban Extreme Indoor skate Park is based in Barrow in Furness and offers the community a safe and controlled environment where they can ride there : Bmx, Scooter, Skates or Skateboard. We are the only indoor park in cumbria. We are hoping to install an outdoor BMX track this summer which just makes our facility a greater place for the community.

Unique Kidz and Co


Unique Kidz & Co, founded in 2009 by two mums, is an OFSTED registered childcare service for disabled children, young adults and their families. Unable to find suitable childcare for their own disabled children, Jane & Denise created the charity which originally provided afterschool and holiday clubs for children aged 5-18. The charity has now extended it's services to include '4Ever Unique', which provides daytime support for young adults aged 16-25 and runs from its own building in Morecambe.
It is our mission to provide children with disabilities with the same opportunities as other children in a fun, friendly and stimulating environment.

Ulverston Tri Club

Ulverston Tri Club is a triathlon based in Ulverston offering triathlon training sessions and events to all abilities at locations in Ulverston and Barrow.

Ulverston Orienteering Club

Ulverston Orienteering Club is the Orienteering Club which was formerly run by UVHS. It is a Club for young people up to the age of 19 who want to progress with the sport of Orienteering. The Club sends teams to the Cumbria Schools and British Schools Orienteering Championships every year and every two years has had members selected for the World Schools Orienteering Championships - the most recent of those competitions was in April 2017 where 12 members of the Club were selected to represent England in the WSOC in Palermo, Sicily. The Club fund raises to provide training, kit and competition costs for its members.

Ulverston Mind


Ulverston Inshore Rescue


To provide an effective Rescue Service for any human,animal or boat in peril on the sea or sands of Morecambe Bay. To search for missing persons. To provide emergency support for events. To assist emergency services as requested to do so. To help residents in times of flooding.

Ulverston Cricket Club

Ulverston is a small, friendly, community, cricket club, founded in 1849
We play our cricket at Priory Road in Ulverston.
We have two adult teams playing in The North Lancashire and Cumbria League and four junior teams in the Barrow and Furness District League. We are a ClubMark accredited club.
New players of any age and ability are always welcome.

Ulverston Canoe Club


We are a newly formed charity offering a varied programme of paddlesport (kayaking, canoeing and sea kayaking) activities to the community on the Furness peninsula and further afield. We are working with Sport England, Active Cumbria and British Canoeing to particularly encourage young people, females and others facing challenges in accessing our sport to join us (these groups being targeted by Sport England) and with local Wildlife and Rivers Trusts to encourage engagement with and respect for our incredible environment.

Ulverston Amateur Swimming Club

We are a competitive amateur swimming club; coaching & teaching swimming to children & adults from the age of 7 upwards.



The object of the Society is to educate the public in the dramatic and
operatic arts to further the development of public appreciation and
taste in the said arts (to assist and further such charitable
institutions and charitable purposes as the General committee shall from
time to time determine); and in furtherance of this object, but not
otherwise, the Society through its General Committee shall have the
following powers:

a) To promote plays, drama, comedies, operas, operettas and other
dramatic and operatic works of educative value.

b) To purchase, acquire and obtain interests in the copyright of or the
right to perform or show any such dramatic or operatic works.

c) To purchase or otherwise acquire plant, machinery, furniture,
fixtures, fittings, scenery and all other necessary effects.

d) To raise funds and invite and receive contributions from any person
or persons whatsoever by way of subscription, donation and otherwise;
provided that the Society shall not undertake any permanent trading
activities in raising funds.

e) To do all such other things as shall further the objects of the

Ulverston & District Disabled Club


the club has been running for 26 years and has grown into a good and friendly club. since i took over as secretary for the past 10 years plus my main aim is to get enough money from organizations such as yourselves to provide them with 6 free trips a year which has so far been successful. we meet every week and have tea & biscuits and a game of bingo.

Tyume Valley Schools Development Association


TVSDA is a small educational charity which has been working in the Ciskei - one of the old apartheid-era 'homelands' in SA for 14 years. All our funds are spent in SA; visiting volunteers and committee members pay their own expenses. We run English and IT courses for the 30 small schools and twice yearly residential study camps for primary school children and school leavers. We believe we are making progress on improving school certificate results and increasing opportunities for youngsters in this remote area, burdened with high HIV, TB and poverty rates, with few job opportunities and minimal public services.

Tuesday Handicapped Club


We are a club for adults with learning difficulties run by volunteers, we have a membership of around 40 and meet every Tuesday evening in the Centenary Centre. we arrange disco's outings and birthday parties for our clients and take some of them to Blackpool on holiday every summer.

Trinity Hospice


Trinity Hospice has been at the heart of the Fylde Coast for more than 30 years, providing exceptional care and support for people on the journey towards the end of life. Each year, our specialist nursing teams touch the lives of thousands - and we know more will call on us for help in the years to come.

We are a hospice without walls - helping people in their own homes as much as we do at our specialist facility in Bispham. Our family of services includes our In-Patient Unit, Day Therapy Unit, Hospice at Home, Clinical Nurse Specialist at home ad in the hospital, bereavement support through the Linden Centre and Brian House Children's Hospice.

Trinity is a charity and can only meet the needs of all who need us because of the generous help from our supporters. We get just a third of our total running costs from the government to help run our hospice services, which means we must fundraise to meet the £8 million we need each and every year.

Tigerlily Trust


Tigerlily Trust - local registered charity that supports bereaved families who lose their child at any stage during pregnancy, or later in childhood. They are dedicated to helping parents come to terms with their loss and provide much needed resources for parents both immediately following their loss and ongoing support throughout their journey, ultimately promoting a healthy pathway towards healing. They work within the Morecambe Bay NHS Trust area providing tangible remembrance items for bereaved parents, support groups and one to one support across the bay.

The Woodland Trust


The Woodland Trust is the UK's largest woodland conservation charity. Established from humble beginnings in 1972 by our founder Kenneth Watkins OBE, we now have over 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 sites covering over 26,000 hectares, all over the UK and all open for free public access. We protect and campaign on behalf of this country’s woods, plant trees, and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people. Our vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. In Cumbria we have been working across the landscape to build partnerships with landowners large and small, helping them to plant trees and hedgerows to make the landscape more resilient in the face of climate change, flooding and species loss.

the uk sepsis trust


Every 3.5 seconds, someone in the world dies of sepsis. In the UK alone, 52,000 people lose their lives to sepsis every year. This is more than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined. Globally, sepsis claims 6 million lives a year. Yet with early diagnosis it is easily treatable.
The UK Sepsis Trust exists to fight this life-threatening condition, stop preventable deaths and support those affected by sepsis

The Sick Childrens Trust


Every day, children are diagnosed with serious and life-threatening illnesses or have terrible accidents that leave them fighting for their life. Often transferred to hospitals far from home, life for the whole family is thrown into complete turmoil. The Sick Children's Trust keeps families together by providing free, high-quality 'Home from Home' accommodation to relieve just some of the emotional, practical and financial strains at a traumatic and stressful time.

The Royal Marines Charity


The Royal Marines Charity is the Corps Charity. Chosen by Royal Marines and here to support Royal Marines and their families. It has among the widest purposes of any service charity in that it looks after both serving and retired Royal Marines, and their dependents – this converts into some 125,000 potential beneficiaries.

The Rotary Club of Furness Charitable Trust

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The Rotary Club of Furness raises money through various fund raising activities, Street /Shop Collections ,Concerts, Raffles ,The Tour d Furness Bike Ride, Marshalling at events , etc, and then distributes it within the community by supporting local charities, projects and other needy causes .As part of a national and international organisation our charity work reaches across the globe

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust


The Pulmonary Fibrosis trust is a UK charity run entirely by patients and carers to provide practical emotional and financial support to people living with PF.

The Porthole Community

The concept of The Porthole is to provide a Music and Arts and Community Venue environment for community groups, groups of isolated older people, groups of vulnerable young people and Youth Clubs with a Drop-in Cafe with affordable meals and place to meet up.

The inspiring public spaces on offer where community groups can take place will be used to reduce isolation and loneliness and encourage greater community participation.

One of our objectives is to help secure the future of the building for the enjoyment of the community of Barrow Island and the wider Furness area.

The Pituitary Foundation


The Pituitary Foundation is a small rare disease charity.

The Pituitary Foundation is a national support and information organisation for pituitary patients, their families, friends and carers. We are the UK's leading charity providing support to people affected by disorders of the pituitary gland such as Acromegaly, Cushing's, Prolactinoma, Diabetes Insipidus and Hypopituitarism.

The Pituitary Foundation operates throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland. We are a membership organisation and have in the region of 2,300 subscribed members. We are a relatively small charity, with ten members of staff and supporting our work we have a team of 100 volunteers across the country

The Owl Sanctuary


The Rescue and Rehabilitation of Owls, Education to the public with a Unique hands on experiance to all.

The National Trust


The National Trust was founded in 1895 on the simple and enduring idea that people need historic, beautiful and natural places. They offer us perspective, escape, relaxation and a sense of identity. The natural world also gives us fresh air, clean water and clear seas.

We look after coastline, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages, historic houses, gardens, mills and pubs and one of the world's largest art collections. We rely on the support of our members, donors and volunteers to restore them, protect them and open them up to everyone to explore:
- 775 miles of coastline
- Over 248,000 hectares of land
- Over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments gardens and parks and nature reserves.
- Close to one million objects and works of art
The health of the countryside, protection of heritage and the wellbeing of people living in towns and cities is where the National Trust started. Looking after the places in our care now and in the future is our first responsibility, but our strategy over the next 10years is also about how we rise to the big challenges of the 21st century and how we work with others to …

- Play our part in restoring a healthy, beautiful, natural environment
- Offer experiences that move, teach and inspire
- Help to look after the places where people live

The Lullaby Trust


The Lullaby Trust provides emotional support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness of sudden infant death.

Working with the NHS, we run a national health-visitor led service for bereaved parents, Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which supports families before and after the birth of their new baby.

We are committed to supporting research to understand why so many babies a year die suddenly and unexpectedly in the UK and to find out more about how to prevent these tragic deaths.

The Lullaby Trust operates nationwide across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We run an information line for parents and professionals (0808 802 6869) and a dedicated line for bereaved families (0808 802 6868). Both are free to call from landlines and mobiles.

We campaign tirelessly, lobbying government to keep sudden infant death on the public health agenda. Since we formed as The Foundation for the Study of Sudden Infant Deaths (FSID) in 1971 we have played a key role in the reduction of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by over 80%.

The Kepplewray Trust


The Kepplewray Centre is an inclusive residential outdoor activity centre that offers adventure for all. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience outdoor adventure no matter what their ability. We tailor activity sessions to the needs and abilities of the participants and offer accommodation in an accessible building on the edge of The Lake District National Park.

The Joshua West foundation

Money raised is split between asthma uk and local youth groups,including swarthmoor jfc

The Friends of Chapel Street Infants and Nursery School

The Friends of Chapel Street Infants and Nursery is group of parents and people from the local community who raise money for resources for our infants who are aged 3-7 in Dalton. There are presently 137 children on roll.

The Eric Twiname Trust


The Trust was established in 1980 in memory of Eric Twiname, a renowned Cumbrian dinghy sailor, journalist and author. Eric started his sailing career at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club. Its aims are to perpetuate Eric’s diverse sailing interests, principally those that arose out of his teaching and coaching of young dinghy sailors. To that effect its primary objective is for the provision of funding or equipment that will assist those in full-time education at schools and universities in the United Kingdom to sail or yacht race, the emphasis being directed towards youth. The trust has provided funding to Sailin Clubs throughout the Lake District.

The Duddon & Furness Mountain Rescue Team


Mountain search and rescue team covering south west Cumbria; including, mountains, fells, rural, urban and coastal (shore side only) areas; 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

The Daisy Garland


The Daisy Garland is a family-run, national Children's charity working exclusively for children with drug resistant epilepsy. It was set up in September 2004 in memory of our daughter, Daisy, who died in her sleep from SUDEP (sudden unexpected Death in epilepsy patients) when she was 6 years old. We provide active support to some of the 18,000 children in the UK suffering from drug resistant epilepsy and their families. Our two main projects are to fund specially trained Daisy Garland Ketogenic Dietitians to work within NHS hospitals successfully treating children with drug resistant epilepsy. We also provide grants for night-time breathing monitors for use in the home keeping children with epilepsy safe at night while they sleep. For more information about the vital work that we do please visit our website at

The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity


The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is the only dedicated charity for patients and research at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

By choosing to support our charity, you will help us to transform cancer care for people right here in our area. Last year, work began on building Liverpool's first cancer hospital in the heart of the city, backed by our £15m appeal, which will also ensure significant investment in our Wirral site.

The Christie charity


The Christie charity provides enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds. Gifts from the public make a huge difference to the care and treatment that The Christie is able to provide to our patients and their families.

The Bubble Foundation Uk


We support the work of the Children's Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Great North Children's Hospital, providing funds for toys, medical equipment, parents support and medical research.

The Brickworks


We work in partnership with the Episcopal Church of South Sudan to provide scholarships to young people so that they can train as clinical officers, nurses, midwives, teachers and pastors. We help fund Primary Health care services and help to improve primary education by constructing new school classrooms.

The Brain Tumour Charity


We are committed to having the biggest possible impact for everyone affected by a brain tumour, to defending the most amazing part of the human body, so that the diagnosis of a brain tumour is no longer a death sentence.

We fight brain tumours on all fronts through research, awareness and support to save lives and improve quality of life.

We fund pioneering research to find new treatments, improve understanding, increase survival rates and bring us closer to a cure.
We raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours, to reduce diagnosis times and make a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.
We provide support and information for anyone affected to improve quality of life.



Who Are We And What Do We Do..
I started the Birkett-Smith Animal Sanctuary six years ago on my smallholding in Dorset and formalised as a registered Charity two years after that in 2013. We are now the largest Sanctuary and Rehabilitation centre of it's kind in the UK. Here at The Sanctuary we provide forever homes for domestic, farm and wildlife animals. Most have behavioural issues, are aggressive, old, disabled, human scared etc. So we basically take in the animals that stand little or no chance of gaining homes let alone the security of a forever home and our experience now encompasses neurological disability and dysfunction, deafness, blindness and partial paralysis. Our 200 animals include dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, horses, all farm birds, emus and even a seagull! We are also one of the the very few UK sanctuaries that will take aggressive and fear aggressive dogs as we have a no kill policy full stop. We rehabilitate these animals as much as we can over time to enable them to achieve a happy life here at the sanctuary. I'm not classed as a rescue but I am a rescuer and that is the other side of our sanctuary.

At the end of 2014 I noticed that there was a huge gap in the system, dogs needed somewhere to recover. The poundies and the failed rescue dogs needed another option for another chance and in most cases a last chance. They needed a chance at living, a chance at rehab in order to be able to go into a home, some for the first time, some to start over and this is where the idea for SOS Havens was born. I had the space, I had the ability and the passion and I was already rehabilitating our sanctuary dogs so I extended my reach and opened the sanctuary to UK rescues. The SOS Havens give them a place of safety and a place where whatever their reactions they are accepted. A place where whatever their issues they are given time, time to link in and to enable them to face the world again but a new world under the protection of their rescues with lifetime RBU after rehab.

There are few dogs that can't be re-homed in time, there are some that could be but are safer due to their strength or issues to not go back into a domestic environment simply because thier safety can't be guaranteed but there are many more that can safely move into foster after rehab and continue their journey to their forever sofa. Unfortunately most of these dogs are beyond the remit of normal rescues and sadly many of them are put to sleep before they get the chance to mend. I work with these damaged dogs, along side my own sanctuary dogs to install faith in them and glue them all back together with love and care until they are whole again and to show the world that it is possible to undo what others have done to them. They leave here with new skills and thier rescues gain the knowledge needed to help them move onto the next step in thier journey. The SOS Havens have become a last chance for many, the final hope.

Due to the nature of the animals we have, their care can be intensive and very costly and it all takes time and volunteers and without our Birkett - Smith Family this would not be possible. So please support us in any way you can as we continue to grow and save lives and join us with our fundraising and projects as slowly one by one we take in animals to safety.

Joy Keys xx

The Birchall Trust


The Birchall Trust provides counselling to survivors of rape and sexual abuse in South Cumbria and North Lancashire enabling them to overcome the effects of sexual trauma. The support we provide is mainly therapeutic support in the form of one-to-one counselling for survivors of rape and sexual abuse is South Cumbria and North Lancashire. The service is available for male and female adults and children, families and friends are also supported through one-to-one counselling and guidance on how best to support their loved ones, where appropriate. The organisation aims to provide education about the effects of sexual abuse and works to prevent this crime within the community.

The Alkaptonuria Society


Alkaptonuria, also known as AKU or Black Bone Disease, is an extremely rare genetic condition, which can cause significant damage to the bones, cartilage and tissues of those affected. AKU normally only affects one in every 250,000 people worldwide. AKU is a recessive condition that is caused by a mutation of one chromosome, this means that if two people carry the faulty gene, their child still only has a 25% chance of developing AKU.

It causes a build-up of toxic acid in the body that eats away at the patient's bones, cartilage and tissue, turning them black and brittle – a process called ochronosis. This leads to a variety of life-changing disabilities. Patients develop early onset osteoarthritis, which leads to joint replacements and extreme pain.

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Teenage Cancer Trust


Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ We’re the only charity dedicated to making this happen.

Swarthmoor Junior FC


Local football club for junior age group under 7 up to under 16 age groups.

Submariners Association - Barrow Branch


We fund and support local and national service and ex service charities and improve the lives of ex service families locally.

Submarine Employee Benevolent Fund

Awtg Charities Commission

Stroke Association


We are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke. We rely on your support to provide vital services, campaign for better stroke care and to find better treatments.

There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK with 100,000 strokes happening in the UK each year. That’s one stroke every five minutes.

Even though you are now twice as likely to survive a stroke compared to 20 years ago, stroke is still the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK.

We know we need to change how people think about stroke and challenge the myths surrounding it. We push for greater awareness of stroke and its warning signs and campaign for better stroke care.

We believe:
-strokes can and should be prevented
-everyone has the right to make the best recovery they can after stroke
-research has the power to save lives and ensure people make the best recovery they can.

These beliefs drive us forward to change the world for people affected by stroke.

Steve Prescott Foundation


The Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) is the legacy of former professional rugby league player Steve Prescott MBE who passed away in 2013. The SPF supports The Christie, The Rugby League Benevolent Fund and The SPF Special causes fund. The SPF fund allows those hospitals, researchers and surgeons who deal in Pseudomyxoma related conditions and multi visceral transplantation to apply for grants to the Trustees of the SPF who will ensure that the money will have a direct and significant effect on people's lives. The donations we receive really do make a difference to people’s lives.

St Marys Hospice


St Mary's School Ulverston PTA

Our PTA aims to raise extra funds to support school activities which might otherwise not be possible, as well as to build a social community with the school at the centre.
Our events are open to anyone to attend and we welcome participation from children, parents, grandparents and friends of the school.

St Johns Hospice


St John’s Hospice has been providing care and support to patients and their families across North Lancashire, the South Lakes and parts of North Yorkshire since 1986. We care for and support adults with life limiting conditions. The hospice is dedicated to ensuring that every patient enjoys the highest quality of daily life and to ensure we put local patients and families at the heart of everything we do to ensure that on the journey towards end of life we provide the right care in the right place at the right time.
We aim to achieve the best possible quality of care for patients with an advanced progressive illness and we do this through the provision of our three main services; In Patient Unit, Day Hospice and are Hospice @ Home community nurses.
Unfortunately to provide this care St John's hospice currently has to raise over 5.2 million pounds a year of which only 1/3rd is provided by the NHS leaving a shortfall of 3.4 million pounds.

St John Ambulance


Our vision
Everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them. No one should suffer for the lack of trained first aiders.
Our mission:
Is to:
• provide an effective and efficient charitable first aid service to local communities
• provide training and products to satisfy first aid and related health and safety needs for all of society
• encourage personal development for people of all ages, through training and by volunteering within our organisation.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity


SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army or the Royal Air Force.

We're ready to help you and your family, whenever and wherever you need us.

SSAFA Cumbria


SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity. We in Cumbria provide assistance and support to servicemen and women and their dependants. With only a few volunteers to cover the whole county we ensure that those in the wide services community, past and present who are in need get all the help that we can provide for individuals and families.

Spring Mount Christian Fellowship


We are a church on Abbey Road, and soon to be at Salthouse Pavilion on Roose Road, Barrow-in-Furness, working with and in the community.

Special Kids in the UK


Special Kids in the UK is a charity for families who have a child of any age with special needs.

Families who have children and young people with special needs often deal with similar challenges. They may have concerns about education, services, therapies, respite and other issues directly related to their child. Special Kids in the UK aim is to bring families together for friendship, to share information and to support one another.

South Lakes Maidens

We are the home for women and girls cricket in Furness and the south Lakes


The aim of the group is to provide friendship , support and information to women who have had breast cancer or are undergoing treatment .The group is run by women who have had breast cancer .

South Lakeland Mind


We provide counselling (indoor and outdoor) , peer support (individual and group) and massage for relaxation therapy to anyone who is living with mental health problems.

South Lakeland Hydrotherapy Trust


Our charity supports the health and well-being of local communities through the provision of hydrotherapy services at Sandgate Hydrotherapy Pool in Kendal. The Pool caters for people from across our region with short term needs (e.g. recovering from accidents or surgery) as well as those with long-term disabilities, providing a valuable service in what is recognised as a centre of excellence in this field.

South Cumbria Pupil Referral Unit

South Cumbria Pupil Referral Unit is a school providing education for some of the most complex and vulnerable students in the County.

South Cumbria Dyslexia Association


South Cumbria Dyslexia Association is a locally based organisation
that was founded in 1981 to provide advice, support and professional
assessment for dyslexic people of all ages

Over the years we have been proud to play a part in raising
awareness of dyslexia and related specific learning difficulties
including Specific Language Difficulties, Auditory and
Visual Processing Difficulties, Attention Difficulties and Dyspraxia.

We currently offer the following services:

Comprehensive Diagnostic assessments for Specific Learning Difficulties including dyslexia.
Advice and information
Conferences and information sessions or teachers, classroom assistants and parents
Meetings for parents
Private tuition: we maintain a list of tutors with specialist qualifications
We circulate a regular short newsletter with information or links to information about current developments in understanding dyslexia
and supporting dyslexic people and local events.

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SMA Support UK


SMA Support UK is the only charity providing emotional and practical support to families and individuals affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy across the UK. We also fund research into treatments and an eventual cure.

Sir John Barrow School Parent Teacher Association


Advance the education of pupils in the school by
-developing effective relationships between staff, parents and others associated with the school.
-engaging in activities or providing facilities or equipment which support the school and advance the education of the pupils.



We are a small family run charity who support a nursery school and other organisations in The Gambia. We have supported the school for over three years,maid teachers salaries, paid school fees for all of the children and provided school equipment and uniforms. We also support local hospitals and clinics by shipping hospital beds and equipment including wheelchairs, baby essentials and medicine.

Signal Film and Media


We are a local charity that gives disadvantaged young people of all ages the chance to learn, get qualifications and gain confidence by learning how to make films. Films made by our participants have won awards and have helped dozens of local young people express themselves creatively and to grow their self esteem and potential. We provide a unique place in our isolated area, where disaffected and creatively-inclined youngsters gain life-changing experiences which help them to progress to further education and work. Dozens of our alumni have gone on to work in creative and film-related jobs which would have been outside their grasp without the activities we provide with the kind support of our donors.

Sight Advice South Lakes


Sight Advice South Lakes is a small, local, independent Charity supporting people living with sight loss in the district of South Lakeland. In the last 12 months we supported over 1200 local people. We aim to support people with visual impairment to
improve the quality of their lives, together with promoting greater awareness
of sight issues.
We aim to do this by:
• Enabling visually impaired people to live independently
• Providing practical and emotional support to visually impaired people and
their families and carers
• Enabling visually impaired people to access social support and activities
• Promoting awareness of sight issues and to campaign with, and on behalf
of, visually impaired people

shopmobility furness


We are a small local charity which hires wheelchairs and mobility scooters to day hirers and yearly members to promote independence and allow people access to shops doctors etc

SHINE for Autism

SHINE for Autism is a community led initiative driven by dedicated local parents, carers and professionals.  Our main aim is to create an autism friendly community by developing knowledge and understanding of autism, leading to unconditional acceptance and integration in our community. We hope to achieve this by:

- Providing resources, support and information for individuals with autistic spectrum disorder and their parents/carers.

- Providing the opportunity for parents/carers to meet in order to develop a mutual support network and enable sharing of skills, experience and knowledge within the group.

- Organising recreation facilities and opportunities for individuals with autistic spectrum disorder to develop social networks, friendships, peer groups and self-esteem.

- Providing workshops, online forums and 1:1 support for parents/carers to gain knowledge and strategies to enable them to support individuals with autistic spectrum disorder.

- Raising public awareness of the issues affecting individuals with autistic spectrum disorder and their parents/carers both generally and in relation to their social exclusion through fundraising and public training/awareness.

- Providing small grants to local schools/individuals to provide support/equipment for autistic individuals.

Sedbergh Playgroup


We run a Playgroup for 2,3 and 4 Year old children

Seascale Badminton Club

We are a badminton club giving support and coaching to young people.

Save the Children


Save the Children works in more than 120 countries, including the UK. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save Grange Lido

Grange Lido is a very rare Art Deco swimming pool in a spectacular position in South Lakes looking over Morecambe Bay.

The Lido is a much loved community asset which has a place in the hearts of people locally and across the country. Since closure 25 years ago, it has been threatened with being filled in and desperately needs some TLC.
We are progressing imaginative proposals to transform it into a vibrant community owned leisure facility with a restored 50m pool at its heart. Our plans can become reality with support from you, our community and Council.

Sarcoma UK


Sarcoma UK is a national charity that funds vital research, offers support for anyone affected by sarcoma cancer and campaigns for better treatments. It is the only cancer charity in the UK focusing on all types of sarcoma.

Our mission is to ensure everyone affected by sarcoma receives the best treatment, care, information and support available and to create the treatments of the future.

Sandside Lodge School

Sandside Lodge is an Ulverston based school, which has a catchment which currently stretches from Grange, to Windermere, to Millom. Our students have a large range of complex needs. We are in the process of having a new school built in Ulverston, beside Ulverston Victoria High School. Its an exciting year! We need your help to furnish it with the kind of equipment that our pupils need and deserve. Please consider donating to our school. To find out more, visit our website Thank you very much.

Samaritans Of Barrow - Furness & South Lakes


Samaritans Of Barrow, Furness, and South Lakes provides a listening service for people who are in distress, despair or suicidal. By providing a warm , empathic , confidential and non judgemental listening service, Samaritans aims to reduce distress and help callers talk through their difficulties and the options available to them. By doing this through telephone calls, emails, text and face to face calls in branch, Samaritans aim is to reduce the numbers of people who die by suicide.

SAFA CUMBRIA - Self Harm Awareness for all Cumbria


We are committed to making a positive difference to the lives of individuals who self harm and to those who support them. Our primary goal is to empower the individual to take responsibility for their own lives by offering counselling and trusting support.
Also we seek to eliminate the stigma and discrimination associated with self harm by creating greater awareness through training and education.

Ryan Stanford Appeal


In August 2009, Ryan aged 1 year old from Lancaster was diagnosed with a terminal illness called Alper’s Syndrome. Ryan sadly passed away aged 6 years 10 months on 23rd June 2015.

Alper’s Syndrome is a genetic disorder which affects both the brain and the liver. It causes progressive loss of developmental milestones and severe epilepsy. This terminal illness is extremely rare and little information is known about it.

Ryan suffered from uncontrollable seizures, was fed directly into his stomach, had extremely low muscle tone and could not support his own head or make any controlled movement himself.

The Ryan Stanford Appeal is raising money to fund research specifically on Alper’s Syndrome in the hope that cures or treatment can be sought.

RUMIC Foundation Trust


We support young persons in South Cumbria by making donations for specialist treatment, special equipment etc. We also run a fleet of minibuses that are used by schools to enable youngsters to have the opportunity to take part in trips and get to school in the first place.

Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

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Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. It exists to support sailors, marines and their families, for life.

Its Group of charities includes the Royal Marines Charity, the Royal Navy Officers’ Charity and the Naval Service Sports Charity.

Since 2007, it has funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today. It also distributes millions of pounds annually to military charities which care for the children, families and veterans of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

Royal National Lifeboat Station - Helensburgh


RNLI lifeboat crews protect hundreds of communities around the UK and Ireland through our 24-hour search and rescue service. To do so, they rely on the safest, most reliable lifeboats and modern stations to launch from.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution


The Volunteer crews and lifeguards of the RNLI continue their lifesaving work of saving lives at sea. It is a lifeline to thousands of people who need us at sea and around the coast and return them safely to their family. Last year the RNLI come to the rescue of an average of 22 people a day who were in difficulty in or around the water.

Rotary Club of Furness Peninsula


The Rotary Club of Furness Peninsula exists to assist the community by giving our time and service where it is needed, be it at home or abroad and by identifying local, national and international charitable projects that we can raise funds for through our activities. We do community activities like marshalling at the K2B Elterwater base for the last 7 years, to provide walkers with encouragement, nourishment, water and soft drinks. We also organise social events for our members and families with the emphasis on having fun whislt doing good. This funding will assist the club to raise the profile of the club, increase our membership and serve those in our local community and abroad. Most importantly the funding will enable us to give those less fortunate than ourselves the opportunity to experience gifts of kindness and friendship that will make in many cases everlasting changes to their lives.



Rosemere Cancer Foundation


Over 8,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year
in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Effective treatment remains a priority within the NHS but it is expensive and there is little left over for non-essential items and facilities that may make all the difference to a patient's experience of the treatment process.

The Rosemere Cancer Foundation exists to provide those
‘extras’ wherever possible in both the Rosemere Cancer
Centre and the local Cancer Units across the region.

Wherever you live, you can be sure that by supporting
the Rosemere Cancer Foundation you will be helping to make a real difference to cancer patients in your local area.

Roose Community Bowling Club

We are a Bowling Club, we have been established since 1991. We have over 100 members (male and female). Roose Community Bowling Club provides facilities for Crown Green Bowling for its members and adjacent communities of Roose and Holbeck. We have two greens and provide opportunities for men and women of all ages to participate in both organised league bowling and social bowling. We have twelve teams including senior citizens, ladies and gents, playing most days and nights, training sessions are held for juniors on Saturday mornings. Round Robins sessions for social bowlers are held on Sundays.

Ronald McDonald House Charities


At Ronald McDonald House Charities we provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at specialist children's hospitals across the UK, enabling families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life. We support families while their child receives care and treatment in a specialist children's hospital by giving them a warm and welcoming place to rest their heads, just a moment away from their child. Over the last 29 years we have helped tens of thousands of families during some of the toughest periods in their lives.

When a child is in hospital their family can often be faced with having to travel long distances each day and either pay for costly hotel rooms or sleep on a chair at their bedside. Our Houses provide our families with a comfortable place to stay that's close to their child, giving them more time and energy to focus on being together.

There are currently 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK, all just moments away from their respective children's wards, with plans for further developments well under-way. Our dedicated teams of staff and volunteers welcome families to stay for days, weeks and even years, and help them to feel as at home as possible.

As an independent charity, we rely on the support and generosity of our volunteers, fundraisers and donors, and thanks to their tireless efforts the Houses are able to help over 8,000 families each year. It is our mission to ensure we have sufficient funds and expertise to develop and sustain free accommodation at every specialist children’s hospital in the UK. This will allow us to help thousands more families stay together, while their child is in hospital, in the years to come.

Rainbow House Cumbria


We are a local charity that helps children with Cerebral Palsy and other brain related injuries to access Conductive Education therapy on the Cumbria area. This therapy provides them with essential skills to lead more active, independent and fulfilled lives.

Radio Lonsdale


Radio Lonsdale is a charity organisation that has been broadcasting radio shows to patients and staff of hospitals in the Furness area for over 50 years.

PSP Association


PSPA supports those living with PSP and CBD, two degenerative brain diseases that affects between 3,000 - possibly 10,000 poeple in the UK. We strive to create much-needed awareness plus raise sufficient funds to support the work we carry out such as research into treatments and possibly a cure, funding local support groups, and funding our helpline that offers emotional and practical support to those living with PSP and CBD and their families.

Pitt Hopkins UK


Pitt Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS) is a rare genetic syndrome caused by mutations in or deletions of the tcf4 gene.

The symptoms of PTHS become more apparent in childhood and can include characteristic facial features (wide mouth, widely spaced teeth and cupid bow top and full bottom lips), learning difficulties, seizures, episodes of unusual breathing patterns and chronic constipation.

Pennington Nursery


Pennington Nursery has been providing nursery care in the Swarthmoor/Pennington/Ulverston area since 1993, mainly for children under statutory school age. It started off, many years before this as a parent and toddlers group in Pennington Reading Rooms. Over the years, due to increasing need and demand, we became a registered Charity, developed a board of Trustees and also became the provider of breakfast and after school clubs for Pennington Infants and Junior School. On average each week, we look after 20 – 2 year olds, 30 pre-school children and 50 children attending Afterschool and Breakfast Club, different children on different days. We are a vibrant and busy Nursery with great staff and a happy, caring atmosphere for local children and their families.

Peace Hospice Care


Peace Hospice Care is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients and families facing a life limiting illness by providing care and support in the setting of their choice.
We supported over 1,500 people last year
All our services are delivered free of charge to patients across Hertfordshire by a highly skilled team of specialists.
Peace Hospice Care provides a day service, inpatient care, hospice at home and supportive care including bereavement support. We also work with schools, colleges and care homes providing them with educational support.

PCD Family Support Group


The PCD Family Support Group was formed in 1991 to:
Provide support to patients and their carers who have, or are suspected of having, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) - a rare genetic lung disease
Bring PCD to the attention of medics who may come across PCD and continue to provide an up to date information service for them and the general public
To promote research to aid diagnosis and treatment of patients with PCD
Support the NHS and other bodies to ensure patients have access to diagnostic services and on-going care
Fundraise to support the above activities

We are a registered charity which is run by a committee of volunteer trustees. We are also supported by the PCD Medical Board which is a group of clinicians with an interest in PCD. This group is chaired on a rotational basis by Professor Andy Bush, Professor Chris O’Callaghan , Professor Claire Hogg and Professor Jane Lucas.

Parkinsons UK


We're the Parkinson's charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson's

Parkinsons Furness Support Group


We are support group who try to help people with Parkinson. We hold monthly meeting and we as having a therapy clinic at the medical centre in Ulverston once a month. We are trying to encourage more people with Parkinson to come along to our meetings.

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide


Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. In 2016, 1,666 young people took their own lives. That equates to over four per day. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.
PAPYRUS is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide.
We draw from the experience of many who have been touched personally by young suicide across the UK and speak on their behalf in our campaigns and in our endeavours to save young lives. Together we believe that with appropriate support and education, many young suicides can be prevented.
We deliver awareness and prevention training, provide confidential support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK, campaign and influence national policy, and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities.
Here are some of our core beliefs:
PAPYRUS believes that many young suicides are preventable
PAPYRUS believes that no young person should suffer alone with thoughts or feelings of hopelessness
PAPYRUS believes that no one should have to go through the heartbreak of losing a loved one to suicide
PAPYRUS believes that everyone can play a role in preventing young suicide

Over The Wall


Over The Wall is a national charity providing free Therapeutic Recreation camps for children aged 8-17 across the UK whose lives have been affected by serious illness, as well as their siblings and families.

Our residential activity camps boost the children’s confidence, giving them access to a range of activities, whilst making friends and building up a support network with other children who have been denied the right to a healthy and care-free childhood.

“I have been searching for so long for the therapeutic, fun environment you offered my son. He has come home Calm, relaxed and happy. His self-esteem has grown beyond belief.” - Camper Parent



OutdoorLads runs a range of sociable outdoor activities for gay, bi men and trans guys right across the UK and further afield - activity based things like hiking, climbing, camping, biking, canoeing, scrambling, running and sailing. as well as purely social events.

We have three dedicated members of staff running our office, but it's important to recognise that everything else we do is done by one of our many, amazing volunteers.

Friendly and welcoming:
Our events are friendly and typically people get stuck in to make sure we all have a good time. The event leader will know who is on their first event and will make a special effort to make you feel welcome.

Experienced, or novice, it doesn't matter:
Whether you already have outdoors experience or want to try something new, whether you want to get fitter or just want to 'get out more', sign up for your first OutdoorLads event.

You’ll have a great time with friendly guys who all have a shared love of the outdoors.

Our lady's of the Rosary Dalton PTA

PTA at a small school in Dalton-In-Furness.

Orphans Home of Grace

Orphans Home of Grace was founded in 1999 by Mrs Carmel Lammon, an Australian lady who came to Kenya with a vision of reaching out to vulnerable and disadvantaged children. They receive no government funding, and rely totally on charitable donations.
The Home provides a safe environment for the children aged 3 to 18, and offers shelter, good nutrition, education and medical care in order to improve their standard of living as well as their future prospects. Some children have complex health needs, ie HIV/Aids or recurrent malaria. They need to pay for medical care, school fees and all the other needs of the children.

Old Hutton Home School Association


Old Hutton Home School Association (or PTA) is made up of a committee of parents, teachers and friends of Old Hutton C of E School, just outside Kendal. We like to put the "fun" in fundraising, with cake stalls, movie nights and secret gift stalls, in order to contribute towards school trip transport costs, the annual Christmas party, and other fun things not covered by the school budget.

Nottingham Hospitals Charity


Nottingham Hospitals Charity enhances patient care at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH ) NHS Trust's Queen's Medical Centre & City Hospital. Donations help provide improved facilities, equipment, research & staff development. You can choose to support the area of our hospitals that is closest to your heart, or fundraising can support where ever the need is greatest.

North West Air Ambulance Charity


A huge thank you for choosing to raise money for your North West Air Ambulance Charity.

In a split second unexpected things can happen that will change your life forever. It is in these moments that our crew of pilots and HEMS paramedics and doctors will be at the right place at the right time delivering vital pre-hospital care to the patient, reducing the risk of long term injury and saving lives.

Just as many critically injured patients would not survive without the service, your North West Air Ambulance Charity would not be here without you.

Our lifesaving service is funded by the generosity of people like you through donations, fundraising activity, lottery membership and through our network of retail outlets.

As a charity we need to raise more than £8 million each year to stay operational.
• £9 could fund one minute of a North West Air Ambulance mission.
• £250 could supply a primary response bag that carries the drugs and medical equipment our medical team needs to treat patients in major trauma incidents.
• £2000 could fund a year's supply of foil medical blankets, designed to retain body heat for patients in shock.
• £13,500 could fuel one of our aircraft for a month.

Welcome to Team NWAA, together we can make a lifesaving difference to people across the North West.

North West 4x4 Response


We are 4 X4 Logistical support for emergency services and other user bodies in times of need or adverse conditions

North Walney Primary School PTA


A newly formed PTA which supports the new Headteacher at North Walney Primary School and its bid to provide all of the children with experiences and visits beyond what they are normally involved with.
The groups is made up of parents and staff members and is well supported by the local community.

Newton Primary School

We are a small village school with parents interested in raising money to support the school. We are raising money for a variety of resources to use throughout the school.

Newbarns Primary School

Newbarns Primary and Nursery School is committed to providing the best in resources for the children. Additional funding is spent subsidising trips out of school, visiting artists, authors and theatre groups, as well as extra play equipment for all children to enjoy.

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society


NASS is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting anyone affected by ankylosing spondylitis (axial spondyloarthritis) (AS) - a severe form of inflammatory arthritis that mainly affects the spine. In severe case, the bones of the spine fuse together, causing a lifetime of pain, suffering and isolation.

AS is estimated to affect 200,000 people in the UK, and symptoms are usually first noticed between the ages of 18-35. It is estimated that up to 200,000 people live with AS in the UK.

Narcolepsy UK


Narcolepsy is a rare neurological condition that affects the brain's ability to regulate the normal sleep-wake cycle. Narcolepsy is estimated to affect about 1 person in 2,500. That means that in the UK there are approximately 30,000 people who have narcolepsy, though it is believed that the majority have not been diagnosed.

Normal sleep takes the form of a regular pattern of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) and non-REM stages. During a fully night's sleep, every 90 minutes or so a normal sleeper experiences several minutes of REM sleep, during which dreaming occurs, before switching back to non-REM sleep.

Myeloma UK


Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma. We are helping myeloma patients live longer and with a better quality of life.

How? By accelerating the discovery, development and access to new treatments, while helping patients and their families cope with everything a diagnosis of myeloma brings.

Multiple Sclerosis Society


We’re the MS Society – since 1953, a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers.

We understand what life’s like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between.

And we’re driving research into more – and better – treatments. For everyone.

Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

MS Research


Motor Neurone Disease Association


The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association is dedicated to supporting people affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, improving care, promoting research and campaigning to raise awareness.

Morecambe Bay Renal Patients Association


The charity supports patients and their families with renal disease ranging from pre-dialysis, through the various dialysis options, through possible kidney transplant and beyond. Our area covers most of Morecambe Bay and especially South Cumbria and North Lancashire.

Moorside Primary School PTA (MOORFS)


Raising money to support our school and our children

Moorfields Eye Charity


At Moorfields Eye Charity, we believe that we can help bring new treatments to patients with eye diseases faster than ever before. By raising funds for the crucial research, education and patient care at Moorfields Eye Hospital and its research partner, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, we are able to help ensure that they remain at the forefront of ophthalmic care and research.

Moorfields Eye Charity is the main fundraising and grant-making charity for Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

Mind in West Cumbria


We're Mind in West Cumbria; your local Mind Charity. We believe that no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We're on your doorstep, on the end of a phone or online. We'll listen, give you support, advice and fight your corner.

From our office base in Workington, we offer a variety of services to support the local residents suffering from mental health issues.

Mind in Furness


Our vision is to work proactively and in partnership with statutory and other organisations and individuals:

to promote mental health and to improve the quality of life for people suffering from, or with the potential to suffer from, mental distress by providing and encouraging user-led activities and services and
to increase awareness of those issues through education and a strong, positive presence in the local community.

Millom Striders


Millom Striders is a running club set up to encourage people to start running but also to improve their running. Millom Striders are the driving force behind an initiative to create a community track which will be accessible to all and will enable the community to run or cycle in safety.

Millom Rugby League Children Playgroung

We would like to develop an area of land on the premises that is currently empty space. We would like to use this space to offer children a safe, fun place to play while their parents are playing, training, spectating or attending a function.
The club is used by Millom Football, Millom Fight Club, Slimming World, Mini Rugby ranging from 6 years up to 16 years old, Millom Ladies Rugby, 2 open age rugby teams, many many supporters and away fans and is also used for lots of functions such as weddings, christenings, discos, birthday parties etc.
By having a park facility it will ensure the children have a safe, fun space to play, while socialising and making life-long friends. It will encourage the children to be active and learn new skills instead of sitting in the club on hand held computer games.
The cost of the full installation will be about 30k, so any money that is received will be very much appreciate.

Millom Recreation Centre


To provide or to assist in providing facilities for recreation, physical
education or other leisure time occupation in or in connection with the town
of Millom and its neighbourhood.
To organise, promote, manage, and conduct all kinds of recreation
And leisure activities including the provision of indoor and outdoor sports and
Games facilities, Gymnastics Club and Youth Provision

Millom Parents and Carers Disability Group


MPCDG puts on activities for children with disabilities, in and around the Millom area. K2B and C2B donations will go towards; swimming, horse riding, fencing, canoeing, ghyll scrambling, bush craft, trampolineing, Minecraft Club, minibus exertions and many more activities. Thank you

Millom National Children's Choir of Great Britian Group

Millom National Children's Choir of Great Britain Group has been created to help 8 local families raise funds so their talented children can attend the prestigious Choir of Great Britain events.

Here is their story told by Head Teacher of Millom St James RC School Nerissa Nicholas.

This group of eight children are all pupils, or former pupils, at my school and have sung with me in my school choir since they were 5 years old. They are really exceptionally talented children and an absolute pleasure to work with. They have performed with me in the South Cumbria Music Festival every year and won numerous trophies, both as individuals and as a choir. They also perform throughout the year at numerous concerts and fundraising events for charities and groups in the town. They bring a huge amount of pleasure to many people.

They attended auditions in Manchester to join the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. They were all successful in being offered places in this prestigious choir and this now gives them the opportunity to work with the very best choral teachers and conductors in the country as well as singing with other talented children from all over the country. This is a huge achievement for them and such a wonderful opportunity. I was personally contacted by the organiser of the committee to tell me how impressed the audition panel had been with the group and how unusual it was to have seven children accepted all from one school!

However, the expectation is that they will now attend two residential weeks in Shrewsbury at a cost of £655 per child per week, a total of £1310 per child and an overall cost of £10,480 for the full group without the additional cost of travel to and from Shrewsbury and Birmingham, which from our isolated area will be quite a cost on its own!

Unfortunately, it is unlikely that all of them will be able to take part unless we are able to secure some help with the financial aspect and this would be such a shame!

Enabling these children to take part in this National choir would help to show them and other children in the local area that they can achieve their goals and hopefully help to raise aspirations for the future.

Millom Junior Football Club


Millom Junior Football Club is a non-profit organisation, which was formed in 2015 to provide the children of the local area the opportunity to play football.

The club currently has teams in all age groups ranging from under 7 to under 16 level, which play in the Barrow & District Junior Football League. All teams are sponsored by different businesses in the local area, which provide the funding to purchase match day kits for all our teams.

All of the teams are coached by volunteers in the local community. The majority of these coaches are qualified to at least Level 1, with the remaining working towards achieving this qualification. All of the coaches are CRB checked to ensure they are cleared to work with children.

Current running costs are covered by donations paid by Parents and fundraising events.

Millom Bike Group

We are a group of motorcycling enthusiasts who meet up once a month to talk bikes and raise money for the Air Ambulance (of whoch marshalling at the K2B is one of our fundraising activities)

Mill Lane PCA


We are a Parent Carer Association offering support and advice to other parent carers and financial support to Mill Lane Day Opportunities for over 30 years which is a day service offering a variety of opportunities to adults with moderate to profound learning disabilities. Our financial support has enabled the development of outside activity areas, a soft play area and a sensory room. We also provide support in areas such as funding actors and musicians to perform within the building to allow those with more profound needs to access entertainment within an accessible environment. We aim to offer to provide help, support and advice to parents, carers and adults with learning disabilities within the Furness and wider area.

Meningitis Research Foundation




A charity raising money for local causes

Mayfield School Development Fund


Maryport Rescue


Maryport Rescue was formed in1978 following the tragic loss of 3 local men who went fishing in the Solway Firth on a small boat and never returned .over the years we have grown and developed into the service we have today ,we offer a 24/7 emergency lifeboat service ,swift water flood rescue and Search and rescue team available when called by HM Coastguard ,Cumbria Constabulary ,Cumbria Fire and Rescue .

Marie Curie


Marie Curie provide specialist support and care for people living with a terminal illness and their families

Manna House


Manna House provides help and support for those in housing need including those who are homeless or vulnerably housed in South Lakeland.

Make-A-Wish Foundation UK


Macmillan Cancer Support


Right there with you - we're here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. We understand that cancer and cancer treatment can throw a lot your way. It can affect your body, your money and your relationships. We provide information to help you make your best decision about treatment, and guidance about dealing with its effects. Our advisers help with money and work matters, and with benefits and grants. We’re there for you at diagnosis and beyond, providing reassurance for you, your friends and your family.
March 2019 sees the opening of our Cancer Information Service at Furness General Hospital.


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LUPUS UK is the only National Registered charity supporting people with Lupus, supporting research projects and welfare fund.

Lowick Green Management Group


A Charitable Incorporated Organisation (C.I.O.)set up in 2012 to restore and protect the future of Lowick Green. A precious, environmentally sensitive village green providing an educational and environmental village resource for the local community and visitors to the Lake District National Park.

Lowick Community Hall


Provide affordable bookings for classes, meetings and events. Main base at Lowick bridge for K2B on day of walk.

Love Barrow Families CIC

CIC number- 10606596

Love Barrow Families CIC is an innovative, dynamic and forward thinking family -led organisation, working with complex, vulnerable and marginalised families from the most deprived wards in Barrow in Furness to improve their life outcomes. Uniquely, we facilitate the whole family to regain their physical and emotional well-being after the isolation, trauma and hardship of their lived experiences.

Little Acorns Under 5's - Kirkby


Little Acorns is a registered charity and is the only playgroup in the Kirkby-in-Furness area providing baby, toddler and pre-school activities for those under five years of age.

Lindal Preschool and Toddlers


We are a local Preschool and Toddler group based in Lindal in Furness and have been running for almost 50 years. We provide a nurturing, caring and educational environment for local children, aged 2 to 5 years from a rural community as well as a stimulating breakfast and after school club for Lindal and Marton Primary school.

Lindal Moor Cricket Club


We provide opportunities to play cricket for men, women, boys and girls in Lindal and Low Furness

Lindal & Marton Primary School

We are a small community primary school situated between between Lindal Village and Marton Village.

Levens Valley AC running club

We are a group of parents and running enthusiasts training together for track, fell and cross country. We encourage our members of all ages (8-60+) to work hard together to stay fit, healthy and competitive. Our kids are shown how to improve their skills and contribute to the community. We train in Barrow (track), Ulverston (fell) and Haverthwaite (xcountry) to maximise community accesss and reach. We support each other in races and events whatever the level and actively seek to share the positive benefits of running for everyone's physical and mental we'll being.

Langdale Valley Association




RICS is partnering with LandAid, the property industry charity, to deliver an inspirational programme to help end youth homelessness and deliver the biggest ever, single fundraising initiative in LandAid’s history. As part of RICS 150-year anniversary in 2018, we want to highlight our public interest responsibility and the value of the surveying profession in developing influential solutions to society’s challenges in the UK.

It costs around £15,000 to provide one bed space — we need your support to help raise the funds and deliver our mission to end youth homelessness.

This fundraising programme will enable LandAid to fund the provision of 150 bed spaces across all 12 RICS UK regions including the North West. RICS professionals will also have the opportunity to register their interest to provide pro bono support to local front line charities.

Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association


The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association is the umbrella body for mountain rescue teams in Cumbria (UK).

Covers the Lake District and Cumbria
12 member teams
A registered charity solely funded by voluntary contributions
Teams are largely autonomous, but LDSAMRA coordinates the development of operational matters such as radio communications and insurance, as well as the day to day running of an efficient, voluntary rescue service. It also distributes to the teams any donations or legacies received and makes special allowances for major projects such as building extensions.

Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs Association


We are a charity dedicated to the training of dogs to search for lost people mainly in the mountain environment of the lake district.

Lake District Mobility


Lake District Mobility aims to provide specialist 'all terrain' scooters (Trampers) to outdoor businesses and attractions to improve access to the countryside for people with limited or restricted mobility. At present they have a Tramper available at Whinlatter, with two to start running at Langdale Estate in March 2019. They will be increasing the number of sites as they are able to do so. People with a wide range of mobility problems are able to use the Trampers from age 14 onwards.

Lake District Calvert Trust


Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to achieve their potential through the challenge of adventurous activities in the countryside in order for them to develop, change perceptions and make positive and lasting changes to their lives.
The Trust has been delivering outdoor activity programmes for people with disabilities for almost 40 years. The centre provides a life-enhancing service to people affected by disability: be it sensory, learning or physical , we help break down barriers and enrich as many lives as we can. Our provision is all-inclusive; we offer residential stays for individuals, family groups, specialist schools, supported living homes, accessible sports clubs and charity groups.

Kirkwood Hospice


Kirkwood Hospice provides specialist care, free of charge, to adults in Kirklees with advanced, progressive illnesses at any time from diagnosis to the end of life, respecting their individual needs and wishes. Care and support is also provided for their family members, friends and carers, both during the illness and after death. Through education, training and partnership with others, the Hospice improves care for everyone affected by a life-limiting illness.

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.

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.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team


We have been rescuing people in difficulties on the fells around Keswick since 1947, averaging about two rescues a week in recent years. All our members are volunteers and number between 45 and 50. We are all on call 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We are entirely reliant on charitable support, with no government funding.

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 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.

K2B pool of local charities

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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.

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.

John Ruskin School

Community school

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Hawcoat Park Youth Rugby

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

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 Cricket

Cricket team playing in the northlancs cricket league

Haverigg Inshore Rescue Team


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

Haverigg Cricket Club


We are a village Cricket Club with over 150 social members and around 100 spectators during the season each Saturday and at Cup matches on Sundays. We have an active Junior Section with trained volunteers. Our Club remains committed to being a voluntary organisation with a strong Community focus. We strive for continual improvement of our facilities and aim to offer the best opportunities to all. We are an important social and recreational venue for the village and we encourage the community to attend games and events, promoting closer bonds.

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.



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.

Grace House


Grace House offers specialist short break care to children and young people aged 5-18 living in the North East, who have a complex physical disability, health needs or life limiting condition. Children and young people come and stay with us for planned, regular mini-breaks, enabling them to have fun and spend time with their friends, in a home from home environment that can meet all their needs. The children have the time of their lives while their parents or carers have a break from caring. We offer regular activities including cooking sessions, trips out, gardening and sensory play.

We also support parents and carers through our One Place, Your Space project. We offer counselling services both for parents and children with disabilities and we will soon be introducing a sibling counselling service as well. Parents can access one hour of holistic therapy a month, reiki, massage or aromatherapy allowing them to relax and have some time for them probably for the only time in the month. There are also regular peer to peer groups available for support.

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.

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Furness Young Carers


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.