First Aid for Life support many incredible charities and here are some that are particularly close to our hearts
Stay Safe for Older People was founded by Emma Hammett RGN (First Aid for Life) and Carolyn Cripps OBE (Fit for Safety) in partnership with RoSPA, AGE UK and the Trading Standards Scams and Fraud team. It is a self-funded social initiative to help older people and those who care for them.
There is currently a wealth of invaluable information available in discreet locations across the web and it can be difficult to find exactly what you are looking for. Stay Safe for Older People has brought advice and resources from key organisations and experts together in one site to make it much easier for older people and those who care for them to access this vital information when they need it.
Stay Safe for Older People (www.staysafe.support) is a free information and resource website signposting older people and their family, friends and carers, to the wealth of expert advice and support under one umbrella site. The contents of this continually updated site aiming to help older people stay safe, remain healthy and independent and prevent avoidable hospital admissions resulting from accidents in the home environment.
Ickle Pickles are the smallest and sickest babies who need intensive care in Neonatal Units – Whether born too soon or with an illness the NHS cares for over 20,000 ickle pickles every year.Advances in Neonatal medicine have realised incredible improvements in survival rates – in 1975, half of all babies born weighing less than 1.5kg (3.3 lbs) died. Compare that to today where over 90% of premature babies weighing 800g or more (equivalent to a bag of sugar) survive.Over the same period the pressures on Neonatal care have spiralled due mainly to the expanding population of the UK and an increase in multiple births as fertility treatment has improved.
With NHS budgets being continually squeezed there is a real and tangible need for public donation and support for neonatal care.The Ickle Pickle Partnership turns gifts and donations from generous people into specialised equipment such as incubators and ventilators to help Neonatal units provide incredible levels of care for Ickle Pickles.Besides our own appeals, we enable parents and families to run their own localised appeals for the specific Neonatal unit that helped their ickle pickle – together we can make a big difference.
The RNLI do a fantastic job and I can’t support them enough
London’s Air Ambulance – Thank you for all you do!
The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) do a fabulous job and I run numerous courses with them and for them.
Huge thanks to all of the incredible volunteers that make everything happen.
Biggleswade Ivel Rotary Club – Mosquito Nets Project
This is a small project that is making a big difference and my brother is actively involved in taking the mosquito nets to the people.Biggleswade Ivel Rotary Club has supported St Andrews’ Clinics with money for training of heath care workers, equipment, motorcycles, inoculations etc…
Biggleswade Ivel Rotary Club has supported St Andrews’ Clinics with money for training of heath care workers, equipment, motorcycles, inoculations etc…
- In 2004 St Andrew’s Clinics started providing mosquito nets for Maasai people in the Lake Magadi area of Kenya.
- The life cycle of mosquitoes is only weeks. If all the female mosquitoes in an area are deprived of anyone to bite for a few months, the disease would die out
- Every year in Lake Magadi area, malaria kills 6 children in every 1000 + a comparable number of adults who have been weakened by AIDS, TB, childbirth, accidents, malnutrition…
- Nets for every family member – young & old, infected or not
- Training to improve malaria awareness and a support structure to maintain the nets & their potency
- Target = 2,500 nets for trained/ supported families
The Klevis Kola Foundation
The Klevis Kola Foundation is a community organisation with members from all over London. Klevis Kola supports refugee and asylum-seeking families and helps them to play their full part in the community.
Arriving as a refugee in the UK can be a terrifying and disempowering experience. Difficulties with language, accessing services and overcoming prejudice are ever-present.Klevis Kola exists to help refugees overcome those challenges, and to help them rebuild their lives at the centre of the community. Klevis Kola works closely with a number of organisations in south London to deliver services for refugees and asylum seekers. Projects include after school and youth clubs, trips and holidays, a summer scheme, advocacy work, and a football club. Our main partners are Student Action for Refugees at St George’s, University of London.
Klevis Kola exists to help refugees overcome those challenges, and to help them rebuild their lives at the centre of the community. Klevis Kola works closely with a number of organisations in south London to deliver services for refugees and asylum seekers. Projects include after school and youth clubs, trips and holidays, a summer scheme, advocacy work, and a football club. Our main partners are Student Action for Refugees at St George’s, University of London.
An amazing charity to encourge dentists to volunteer short periods of time to provide dentistry to the poor and disadvantaged in Burma, in particular around Lake Inle.
There is no access to dentistry and oral neglect is rife. Burmadent aim to educate and treat the 200,000 people living on the Lake.