We donate monthly to Cancer Research UK.
My wife and I had a close female friend who died of breast cancer in 2011 and have another friend who is battling the disease at present. It brings it very close to home and hopefully our donations will go towards the research to help find a cure for this horrendous disease.
We also donate monthly to Kids Company a charity which my eldest daughter does voluntary work for helping deprived children. Here is a short bit about them.
Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996. They provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children.
Their services reach 36,000 and intensively support 18,000 children across London, including the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional challenges. For many, the roles of adult and child are reversed and, despite profound love, both struggle to survive.
These exceptionally vulnerable children not only negotiate significant challenges in their family homes, they also face immense threat within their neighborhoods. Often they are exposed to relentless violence, some are forced into working as drug couriers or prostitutes, and many experience chronic abuse.
Kids Company provide a safe, caring, family environment where support is tailored to the needs of each individual. Their services and support empower children who have experienced enormous challenges to lead positive and fulfilling lives. Despite great difficulties, the children they work with are hugely courageous and embrace the support they offer.
We sponsor a youth grass roots football team, Match reports and photos will be updated in the near future.