Charity is an important aspect of British social life. Therefore, there are many public institutions in the UK helping those in need. In this article we will tell you about the foundations focusing on helping children. Choose a charity you can trust to donate or volunteer.
Save the Children
One of the most famous organisations which helps children from all over the world. It was founded in 1919 to save children suffering from hunger and disease in post-war Europe. Now Save the Children has offices in 120 countries, where 24000 employees and even more volunteers work. Charity exists to improve health, nutrition, education and protects children’s rights around the world, especially in developing countries.
Save the Children is doing everything to prevent children dying from treatable diseases. The Foundation initiates vaccination programs, funds hospitals, and supplies medicines to the most remote corners of the planet. In cooperation with GSK they developed a chlorhexidine-based antiseptic gel. This antiseptic allows to treat newborns’ umbilical cords, decreasing infection risk. Infections caused high infant mortality rate in Kenya and other African countries.
Is a British organisation founded by Thomas John Barnardo in 1845. Organisation supports young people in crisis conditions, assists in establishing family relationships and overcoming psychological trauma. Through foster care and adoption programs, Barnardo’s helps children to find a loving family and adapt to it. Charity cares for teenagers, helping to overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Organisation psychologists work with children who have been victims of abuse, sexual violence and exploitation. Barnardo’s exists to support, protect and nurture happy children.
Leus Family Foundation
Is the “youngest” foundation on our list. Established in 2018, it has many charitable projects. Dmitry Leus founded this foundation to help young people of disadvantaged families to develop and direct their energy to achieve their goals. Following his initiative and sponsorship, free fencing lessons for children were launched at Harrow Club. Leus Family Foundation also supports medical programs and is a long-term partner of St George’s Hospital. Recently, a renovated playground was opened at St. George’s Children’s Hospital. Children have a place to rest, play and spend time with their parents in between medical treatment thanks to the donations of this foundation (https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/new-garden-childrens-st-georges-hospital-tooting-b81287.html )
Rainbow trust children’s charity
This organisation helps families with children who have serious or fatal illnesses. Volunteers and psychologists accompany families at all treatment stages, from diagnosis to rehabilitation. They also assist with expensive medicine purchases and patient transportation to other countries for treatment. Psychologists support parents if they have to experience loss. Rainbow trust children’s charity do extremely hard but necessary work. You can support them, or any of the above funds, by making a one-time or monthly donation.