Local Charities

Welcome to the Local Charities Page – The Parish shows no preference to individual charities mentioned on this page. If you are a local charity who would like to feature on this page please contact the webmaster using the link at the bottom of this page.

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to cancer research, helping more people beat cancer every year. Our work has saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
Would you like to volunteer or fundraise for Cancer Research UK? For more information please contact Victoria Gilham, Area Volunteer Manager for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire on 01480 468126 or 07909 967718 or e-mail her at victoria.gilham@cancer.org.uk To view the Cancer Research UK website please click HERE

Afghan Heroes The mother of a soldier who died in an explosion in Afghanistan in July had the idea to set up a charity to provide support for those directly involved in the conflict. Afghan Heroes has been launched by a group of mothers with the aim of helping our service personnel directly on the front line; the families of those who have fallen and our returning service personnel who have witnessed these horrific losses of their fellow comrades. If anyone wishes to donate any items to the troops in Afghanistan, please either send to Afghan Heroes Unit 1 Wayside Farm Evercreech, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QW or for more information e-mail our local contact Katrina Doubleday at hatsbydoo@btinternet.com. To view the Afgan Heroes website please click HERE

Karenaid is a small Christian charity that was started Slip End, whose aim is to provide support and finance, and to raise awareness of the plite of the Karen refugee’s in Thailand and Burma. For more information on Karenaid and to view the website please click HERE

Keech Hospice Care In 1986 the idea of a hospice for terminally ill adults in South Bedfordshire was instigated by Dr. ‘Wink’ White, a local retired GP. In 1997, the charity launched a £3 million appeal to build a second hospice for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families, initially from Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. In 2002, work on a specialist hydrotherapy pool was completed, linking the two hospices together. On 1st October 2009, the charity changed its name to ‘Keech Hospice Care’. From that first germ of an idea back in 1986, Keech Hospice Care today has grown into one of the region’s most respected and supported charities. To view the Keech Hospice Care website please click HERE

Motor Neurone Disease Association – Luton & South Bedfordshire Branch The Branch exists to provide help and support to people with MND and people living with MND in the Luton and South Bedfordshire area. The Association’s National Office can provide a wide range of loan equipment such as riser armchairs and suction machines. Often, more specific items are required, which is where the local Branch can help. We arrange the supply of small items of equipment or help with the funding of larger items. Within the Branch we have an Association Visitor who will come along to discuss your specific needs and recommend the help that we can provide. They can also suggest other organisations that can be useful. To view the Motor Neurone Disease Luton & South Bedfordshire Branch website please click HERE To view the Motor Neurone Disease Association national website please click HERE