Nottingham Hospitals Charity is the charity at the heart of care for patients at Nottingham’s hospitals, raising money to improve facilities, fund new state-of-the-art equipment, provide important additional services for patients, support staff development and initiate local medical research at Queen’s Medical Centre (including Nottingham Children’s Hospital), City Hospital, Ropewalk House and Hayward House hospice.
In November 2016, Nottingham Hospitals Charity launched the Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital, with the aim of raising £4 million by 2021 to help to transform children’s care and research new treatments. Nottingham Children’s Hospital – based within Queen’s Medical Centre – cares for more than 60,000 young people every year. Children from across the Midlands are treated for everything from cancer and leukaemia to kidney disease, organ transportation, life-long acute respiratory problems and broken bones.
To find out more about the charity and how to get involved please visit; www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk
The Charity Challenge
You could WIN £150 worth of vouchers to spend at Rutland Cycling!
Take part in the charity challenge to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize. All you need to do is select the box during the entry process. Once you’ve done this, any money you raise will be eligible for rewards. The more you raise/donate, the better the reward.
£20 – gets you an enhanced goody bag,
£100 – gets you entered into the draw to win vouchers from Rutland Cycling worth £150.
Please note that only money raised for Nottingham Hospitals Charity will be counted towards the Charity Challenge. The deadline for submitting all donations is 31st July 2019.
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Women’s Aid Integrated Services (WAIS)
Women’s Aid Integrated Services (WAIS) is a charity based in Nottingham and South Nottinghamshire that helps women, children and teenagers affected by domestic abuse. Domestic abuse isn’t just physical…it’s also about control and fear and it’s surprisingly common:
- 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime and
- 1 in 5 children are exposed to it
We run the local free 24-hour free Helpline (0808 800 0340); we have expertise in working with women from all backgrounds; we run two refuges as well as many crisis and recovery services. We even have a pet fostering service so that women can move into emergency accommodation without the worry of leaving a pet in the care of violent person.
Every year we support over 5,000 women, 600 children and we take around 10,000 callls on our Nottingham and Nottinghamshire domestic and sexual abuse Helpline.
Find out more at www.wais.org.uk/home.php
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, there are many questions that need answering. "How do I tell my family?" "What will I do about my work during my treatment?” Medical teams in NHS hospitals give the best possible medical care but they simply do not have time to answer all of the overwhelming questions that come when you are told you have cancer. At Maggie's we do.
Based in the grounds of Nottingham City Hospital, the Maggie’s Centre is a welcoming, non-clinical place where we provide free support to people with cancer and their loved ones. People need time to talk – about their cancer, symptoms, treatment and feelings. Anyone with any type of cancer, and their loved ones, can drop in to access a Cancer Support Specialist, Benefits Advisor, Psychologist, and attend the many groups and courses to improve wellbeing.
Find out more here: www.maggiescentres.org/nottingham
At RideWise we help people to gain a skill for life by providing free, safe and inspiring cycle training, helping them to get out and active. We work with a range of people including, children, families, adults, those with disabilities, job seekers and many more.
We aim to get as many people out on their bikes to ride safely and confidently. We help improve the environment across Nottingham, by enabling people to make greener transport choices.
We offer National Standards Cycle Training, Learn to Ride sessions, Dr Bikes, Bike Maintenance courses, Build a Bike courses, Journey Planning, Led rides, Led walks and much more!
We also work with Nottingham businesses to support them to travel more sustainability to improve the air quality in Nottingham.
Find out more here: www.ridewise.org.uk
Think Children is an effective local charity providing early help for children aged 4-11 years old with emerging social, emotional or behavioural issues across Nottinghamshire and the City of Nottingham. Our school-based support fills a gap in local services for children who can’t access statutory intervention and for whom there is often little or no other help available. Parents/carers have told us that “nobody wants to know until it’s too late!”
We work with children often struggling to cope with a wide range of issues such as relationship difficulties, parental separation, bullying, bereavement, domestic violence and low self-esteem. Our service is as accessible, inclusive and non-stigmatising as possible.
Each child is offered one-to-one sessions that enable them to use the imaginary world of play to release pent-up emotions, clarify how they see their situation and move on with new coping skills.
Statistics show that the majority of children continue to show improvement three months after the sessions have ended, demonstrating that these are fundamental, long-lasting changes that can help a child reach their full potential.
Find out more here: www.thinkchildren.org.uk