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The Bus Shelter

The Bus Shelter is a hunger program which provides food parcels for vulnerable families and rough sleepers with a warm, dry and safe environment in their refurbished double-decker buses. They send over 100 food parcels a week that are delivered by volunteer drivers who want to help fight poverty and hunger in Suffolk, UNITED KINGDOM.

Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/tiffersbus/

#Food access  #homelessness  #health

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Friends of the Earth

Friends of the earth are part of an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. 

Donate. Save Britain's bees. Get your bee saver kit today.

What you get in the kit:

  1. Wildflower seeds – grow bee food, so your neighbourhood bees don't go hungry.

  2. A garden planner – to help you create a bee-friendly garden all year round.

  3. A bee spotter guide – so you can identify your new garden visitors.

  4. Step-by-step guide – full of useful hints and tips for saving bees.

  5. A bee postcard – to send to your loved ones.

#Animals  #environment  #sustainability

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Blue Cross

BLUE Cross are a charity that has been helping sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets since 1897. Pets help us in so many ways and they depend entirely on us. That’s why at Blue Cross, they believe in helping pets because pets help us.

blue cross care for around 40,000 pets every year but we know it’s not enough – there are many, many more out there who still desperately need us and we must be there for them.

  • £2 a day could keep a cat warm and safe at one of our centres

  • £20 could fund an unwanted horse’s basic hoof care

  • £136 could provide clinical care for a homeless dog during their stay with us

#Animals 

Home Start

Home-Start in Suffolk aims to give children the best possible start in life. We support parents to grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children, improve their Health and wellbeing and widen their links locally.

  • £10 will support a family with telephone or video calls for one week

  • £15 will support a family with home-visiting for one week

  • £25 will support a family attending a family group for a month

  • £50 will support a family with home-visiting for one month

#CHILDREN   #mentoring

Over the Rainbow

Over The Rainbow Children’s Charity supports children living with serious or life-threatening illnesses.
We do this by either providing specialised equipment to help with day to day living for the child or by providing some fun days out.

 

There is no statutory right for young people with a disability to be provided with medical equipment from the government or NHS, children are therefore slipping through the net, and that is where your donation may be able to help.

#CHILDREN   #DISABILITIES

RE:ACT

RE:ACT specialises in high tempo, dynamic and complex emergencies and crises, deploying our highly trained RE:ACT Response Teams in the field and on the ground where they can make the greatest difference.


RE:ACT Responders apply military expertise in planning and problem solving, collaborating with humanitarian partners to rapidly develop and share situational awareness, identify critical gaps in the response and fill those gaps in the fastest time possible with the most effective solutions.

#DISASTERRECOVERY

Mermaids UK

Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.

Our support…

  • Reduces isolation and loneliness for transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people and their families.

  • Provides families and young people with the tools they need to negotiate education and health services.

  • Helps young people to cope better with mental and emotional distress, and equips their parents with what they need to offer individual support.

  • Improves the self-esteem and social skills of children and young people.

  • Improves awareness, understanding and practices of teachers, GP’s, CAMHS, Social Services and other professionals.

#CHILDREN   #LGBTQ+

The Blurt Foundation

 

Think of us as the knowing nod. You’ve seen it – a slight bob of the head, often accompanied by a smile. A little movement that says, “I understand”, “I’m listening” and “I’m here for you”. That’s us.

We really understand how devastating depression can be. Jobs come to an end, relationships break down and lives can be lost, all through the effect of depression. That’s why the work we do here at Blurt is so important – it not only changes lives, but saves them.

#MENTALHEALTH

Black Girls Brunch UK

 

Black Girls Brunch  are dedicated to empowering, inspiring and amplifying Black Women in the UK.

So often Black Women are ‘one of’ in a room of professionals. We created this event to remind Black Women that they are not alone, that there are like-minded women who deal with challenges and the same issues that they too face.

 

By creating an event for Black Women to network and connect with others in different fields thus creating professional and personal relationships; we hope to aid in the empowerment and growth of Black Women as a collective.

#antiracism  #women

Black LGBT+ Therapy Fund

 

At present, we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, Black people are fighting for the right to live and Black LGBTQIA+ people are having to explain that we exist and that the two co exist as part of our identities.

 

Amongst a number of other things, Black LGBTQIA+ people been isolated from their families, made homeless and have not been able to exist in their true identities in front of family. This is taking a huge toll on the mental health of a number of us. 

We really hope this is a cause you can get behind and donate to.

#antiracism   #lgbtq+   #mentalhealth

Tiny Owl Publishing

 

Diverse-led Tiny Owl faces extreme financial pressure at the moment. As result of the pandemic our costs are growing, and many of our projects for this year have been put on hold. 

Tiny Owl was established in 2015 with the aim of publishing high quality, diverse and inclusive picture books for everyone.

Our beautifully illustrated books draw inspiration from cultures all over the world, including Persian legends and the stories of Rumi. We’re a small indie publisher but we think globally, often matching authors and illustrators from different countries to form unique collaborations. 

#arts   #antiracism

Art in Empty Spaces

 

We provide free project spaces and studios for artists by matching creatives with vacant shops to regenerate our high streets.

Hypha Studios will be open to the public, creating a new form of engagement in the centre of our communities - whether it be live music/ exhibitions/ceramic classes/life drawings, the public will be able to attend the events and new spaces that are created.  

The studios will allow artists to sell work/ state entry fees or ticket prices at their discretion so that they can support  and develop their own careers. During Covid the studios will have recorded open days and performances. These will be launched on IGTV.

#arts 

Charlotte Bale
Admin