Here at My Favourite Voucher Codes we like to shout about great charities and the amazing work they do, and what better day is there to do this than this year’s International Day of Charity? Since we started, we’ve always given 20% of our profits to a different charitable cause every month, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to highlight the three organisations we’ve chosen to feature in this month’s charity poll. Our site users can vote on who they’d like to benefit from our September donation from the three charities below, but don’t worry if you’re chosen cause doesn’t win – we have polls running every month of the year so there are plenty of other chances…
A cancer diagnosis for anyone can be devastating, but for children it can be a particularly traumatic experience undergoing treatment whilst being away from their homes and families. CLIC Sargent was formed in 2005 after a merger of CLIC (Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood) and Sargent Cancer Care for Children, with the aim to provide practical, financial and emotional support for children diagnosed with cancer and their support networks and families. This support can include grants and information about benefits families may be entitled to and free accommodation for families that are close to specialist hospitals where children receive their treatment. CLIC Sargent also stays in contact with families after treatment to continue their work as well as raise public awareness on the specific needs of children and young people who are suffering from cancer. You can find more information on CLIC Sargent and the work it carries out at www.clicsargent.org.uk.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading charitable organisation that seeks to support and help those suffering from dementia as well as their families and carers. There are approximately 850,000 people suffering from dementia in the UK and this number is set to grow to 1 million by 2021 due to the continuing lack of cure. As well as providing help in support, Alzheimer’s Society plays a vital role in funding the continuing research that aims to defeat dementia as well as campaigning to increase public understanding and awareness of the effects of this disease. Through the National Dementia Helpline and their 3000 community-based services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Alzheimer’s Society aims to be the first point of contact for anyone affected by dementia, and you can find out more about the work that they do at www.alheimers.org.uk.
Papyrus – Young Suicide Prevention
With suicide now the biggest killer of young people under 35 in the UK, the work of Papyrus has never been so important. As the national charity for the prevention of young suicide, Papyrus empowers young people by encouraging them to lead suicide prevention initiatives in their own communities as well as delivering their own suicide prevention training and providing support through HOPELineUK. Papyrus also seeks to campaign to raise awareness about the extremity of young suicide and influence government policy on the issue, and their current campaigns include a push for more accurate statistics on young suicide, more appropriate media reporting surrounding the issue and the improvement of internet safety relating to pro-suicide sites. For more information on the work that they do, visit www.papyrus-uk.org.
As well as voting for their chosen cause, My Favourite Voucher Codes site users can also contribute simply by using the codes and deals available – every time you use a saving related to one of your favourite online stores such as Debenhams voucher codes, Boden promo codes or Sainsburys discount vouchers, some of your spend will go towards our monthly charitable contribution. So this International Day of Charity, take some time out to discover a bit more about your favourite causes and find out new ways in which you can help raise money and awareness.
By Anna Scott, 5th September 2016