Here is a list of the charities Canoe The Thames is currently supporting. If you wish to participate in the event you are welcome to support the charity of your choice and we'll add it to the list below:
Chestnut Tree House
Caring for a sick child can raise all sorts of practical, physical and emotional issues, which affect not only the child, but their loved ones too.
Chestnut Tree House aims to help tackle these issues, offering expert advice and support along the way for life-limited children and their families.
For more info visit http://www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/
Autism Concern is a charity which provides support and options to people affected by all forms of autism in gaining independence and control of their lives.
Oxfam is a vibrant global movement of dedicated people fighting poverty. Together. Doing amazing work. Together. People power drives everything we do. From saving lives and developing projects that put poor people in charge of their lives and livelihoods, to campaigning for change that lasts. That’s Oxfam in action.
Macmillan Cancer Care
We exist to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer, both those living with cancer and also their families and carers. Our primary focus for 2010 is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer.
International childcare trust
The ICT provide support for child development projects across the world, combining the delivery of practical assistance with capacity building and advocacy initiatives.
for more info go to www.ict-uk.org
Children With Leukemia
CWL are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to fighting Britain’s biggest childhood cancer.
For more than 20 years, they have been helping children affected by leukaemia. They fund research into causes and treatments, support families through welfare programmes and campaign on their behalf.
For more info go to http://www.leukaemia.org/
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights.
For more information visit their website at www.amnesty.org
Mind is one of the leading mental health charities in England and Wales. They work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress by:
- advancing the views, needs and ambitions of people with mental health problems
- challenging discrimination and promoting inclusion
- influencing policy through campaigning and education
- inspiring the development of quality services which reflect expressed need and diversity
- achieving equal rights through campaigning and education.
To find ot more visit their website at www.mind.org.uk
The RNLI is a charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. For more information visit their website at www.rnli.org.uk
St Luke's Hospice
St Luke's Hospice is an independent charity serving the multi-cultural/ethnic community of Harrow and Northern Brent. Unique in the area, they provide all their services free of charge to all and rely heavily on voluntary contributions from the community to ensure they remain open.
to find out more visit: http://www.stlukes-hospice.org/
Brain and Spine Foundation
The Brain and Spine Foundation was founded in 1992 to help the 10 million people affected by brain and spine conditions in the UK.
To find out more visit: http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/
The Martlets Hospice offers expert and compassionate palliative care. Their stated aim is to enhance the quality of life and ease the distress of patients suffering from cancer and other serious conditions and for whom curative treatment is no longer appropriate.
For more info visit: http://www.themartlets.org.uk/
ISA Children's Home
This is a small orphanage set up in 2002 in order to give a home to orphaned street children abandoned in the streets of towns and cities of Tamil Nadu in Southern India.
To read more yourself click here and then scroll down to the article entitled 'Social Migration 2006' The page has been automatically translated from German so is a bit odd but you'll get the Idea.
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the UK's leading charity dedicated to cancer research.To find our more visit their website at www.cancerresearchuk.org
WellChild is the UK charity dedicated to the needs of sick children and families. Their vision is for every child to have the best possible health.
Through Care, Support and Research, they provide children and families with practical solutions to real life problems, whatever the sickness.
To find out more visit their website at www.wellchild.org.uk
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
Leading the fight to end Duchenne.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood, affecting approximately 1 in every 3,500 live male births (about 20,000 new cases each year). Because the Duchenne gene is found on the X-chromosome, it primarily affects boys; however, it occurs across all races and cultures.
For more info visit www.parentprojectmd.org