Over the last few years, fundraising and charitable work has become ingrained in our culture here at Barrington James and 2020 will be no different. We are delighted to announce that our Head Office have selected three incredible charities to partner with and fundraise for throughout the year.
The British Heart Foundation fund over £100 million of research each and every year. This research covers everything from all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them – heart diseases, stroke, vascular dementia and diabetes. They’re all connected, and they’re all under the microscope of BHF. Heart and circulatory diseases kill 1 in 4 people in the UK. Their research, is the promise to protect the people that we are closest to and love. Research is who they are. The promise of future preventions, treatments and cures. People’s donations have got them this far, every breakthrough they’ve made has been funded by fundraisers and it must continue.
Cancer Research UK are the world’s largest charity dedicated to saving lives through research and have been instrumental in doubling the cancer survival rates in just 40 years. Their vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. They want survival in the UK to be among the best in the world and are focusing their efforts in four key areas – working to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments by personalising them and making them even more effective, however with no government funding for their research, it’s only thanks to the generosity of their fundraisers that this research can continue and survival rates continue to increase.
The Lucy Rayner Foundation raises awareness and provides support for young adults with mental health challenges. The foundation was set up by Jenny Rayner after her daughter Lucy, aged just 22, took her own life. This life changing event inspired Jenny and her family to begin campaigning about the mental health challenges faced by young adults, quickly finding that the support and help available to recognise and treat young adults with mental health challenges is inadequate and significantly underfunded. The foundation now offers a number of different support services for people with mental health challenges, are actively involved in a number of projects to help raise awareness and runs a series of successful fundraising events to support their efforts. Without support they simply can’t deliver these services. Every penny that is raised helps to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in young people, and to eradicate the stigma that surround the words ‘Mental Health’.
As with all our charities, they have been chosen due to a personal connection to our staff and we are looking forward to giving back. Stay tuned to all our socials throughout the year to see what we are up to and how you can get involved and support us or contact us to find out more.