Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS
Sickle Cell Society (Twitter)
The Sickle Cell Society believes that individuals suffering from sickle cell disease has the right to quality care. This can only be achieved if funding is made available to educate health carers and other professionals about the condition. The Society does not discriminate between the types of sickle cell disorders or the ethnic groups concerned. Both sexes are equally affected, and should have equal access to support and services within a confidential and sensitive environment.
Jaggy Khela MRPharmS (Interview)
Cancer Research UK (Facebook)
We are the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We’ve saved millions of lives with our groundbreaking work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. People’s chances of surviving cancer have doubled in the last 40 years, and we’ve been at the heart of that progress.
Dr Kieran Hand MRPhamS (Interview)
Medical Missionaries of Mary (JustGiving)
MMM is an organization of Catholic Sisters with religious vows. The Sisters are qualified in a wide range of health care professions, or other skillsets that support this effort- such as business administration.
MMM is located in 13 countries of Africa, Europe and the Americas. Our motto is ‘Rooted and Founded in Love’ (Eph 3:17)
The MMM way of life is described in our Constitutions as ‘a call to an extraordinary adventure’. It is an adventure in faith.
Dr Mark Tomlin MRPharmS (Interview)
World Wildlife Fund (Twitter)
Our ultimate goal has always been people living in harmony with nature – so we’re about respecting and valuing the natural world and finding ways to share the Earth’s resources fairly.
To achieve that, we spend a lot of time working with communities, with politicians and with businesses too. Most of the threats to wildlife and habitats come from human pressures – from conflicts over land, particularly forests, or increasing demand for food, fuel or water.
Katerina Havlova MRPharmS (Interview)
Macmillan Cancer Support (Twitter)
We are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It’s not only patients who live with cancer, we also help carers, families and communities. We guide people through the system, supporting them every step of the way. We fund nurses and other specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres. But we give so much more than medical help.
Sue Gough MRPharmS (Interview)
The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) (Twitter)
ACWW has a uniquely down-to-earth approach. Working in partnership with its members and member societies, ACWW offers mutual support, friendship and practical help to women and communities around the world.
With Consultative Status at United Nations, ACWW gives women a voice at International level through its links with United Nations agencies.
Patricia Lee MRPharmS (Interview)
Save the Children (Twitter)
We helped 3 million children through our health and hunger work in 2010.We run world-class programmes to save children’s lives and challenge world leaders to keep to their promises to give children a brighter future.
Save the children works in the following areas: Children’s right, Climate change, Education, Child poverty, Health & HIV, Hunger and Protection
The charity’s sole purpose is the relief of children suffering from neuroblastoma, and to achieve this it raises funds for medical research into improving both diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The Society also offers an opportunity for parents to give each other mutual help, support and comfort.
Neuroblastoma is a rare and aggressive childhood cancer. About a hundred children in the UK are diagnosed each year.
Perveen Bhardwarj MRPharmS (Interview)
The NSPCC is inspired by a belief that we can make a difference for all children. That’s why we aim to end cruelty to children in the UK. Even if it takes many generations to realise it, we achieve much more for children by having this inspirational vision.
The NSPCC needs to deliver the biggest impact it can, but our limited resources are only a fraction of the government and voluntary sector’s budget for children.
Adel Sheikh MRPharmS (Interview)
Cancer Research (Twitter) – see Jaggy above & Cystic Fibrosis Trust (Twitter)
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity making a daily difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis, and those who care for them.
Since started in 1964 CF Trust have dedicated itself to promoting excellence in research and clinical care, as well as providing practical support and advice to people with cystic fibrosis and their families.