Adopt an animal today

The Aspinall Foundation are devoted to saving rare and endangered animals, returning them to protected areas in the wild. They are a charity which works to promote wildlife conservation. Set up in 1984, the Aspinall Foundation runs two zoos, Port Lympne Zoo and Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent, England. We also support a number of conservation projects overseas to protect endangered species.

The Aspinall Foundation zoos have an impressive record in the breeding of rare and endangered animals. They are currently home to 14 Indian, Siberian and Sumatran tigers. The Foundation set up a project for Gorillas orphaned by bush meat poachers in the Republic of Congo in the late 1980s and in 1998, set up an orphan gorilla project in the neighbouring state of Gabon.

Humans are likely to cause the extinction of a quarter of all known species in the next 20 years, unless we work to protect them now. 48% of primate species face exinction; threats include habitat destruction and illegal bush meat trade. If just one species disappears, many others will suffer. Imagine a world without these animals!

Adopt an animal with The Aspinall Foundation with adoptions ranging from L3.50/month for bronze adoption up to L15/month for platinum adoption. All animals at our parks can be adopted from big cats to elephants and monkeys to rhinos. Your adoption will help to protect, feed, maintain health and enrich through play, the animals under the care of The Aspinall Foundation. In return you’ll receive your adoption pack including PC wallpaper, e-factsheet and e-certificate for your adopted animal, a monthly newsletter, twice yearly updates on your animal and FREE entry to one of our parks. Gold or platinum adoptions may entitle you to further free entries and keeper experiences.

Register your support today and help preserve these animals for our children and future generations!

The Aspinall Foundation are devoted to saving rare and endangered animals, returning them to protected areas in the wild. Your support will help in many ways:

Managing Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks in Kent
Recreating living and breeding conditions as close to the natural environment as possible when animals can not be returned to the wild
Running the 2 Africa projects protecting and caring for reintroduced gorillas
Monitoring bush meat trade in local markets to reduce the trade in orphan gorillas
Providing environments where these magnificent animals can live and breed in safety
Register now and help the Aspinall Foundation save endangered animals before it’s too late!

Donate Online (NSPCC)

The National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children Charity (NSPCC) aims to change society and bring about an end to cruelty to children, in turn creating an environment where all children are valued and able to fulfil their true potential. The NSPCC seek to protect abused children and those in danger of being abused including developing programmes to help rescue and protect vulnerable children. The NSPCC is reponsible for running the Child Protection Helpline and ChildLine in the UK and Channel Islands as well as managing many other community-based projects.

Most of the work of the NSPCC is directly with children, young people and their families but they have a wider directive in seeking to achieve cultural, social and political change by influencing legislation, public attitudes and behaviours with the end goal of benefitting young people.

ChildLine is the most well known of the services provided by the NSPCC and is key to providing support for children in distress or danger 24 hours a day.

How your donations to National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children Charity will be used?
The National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children Charity raises money to bring about an end to cruelty to children by providing a number of key services aimed at children, young people and their families:

NSPCC Helpline – free and confidential way for public to protect a child
ChildLine – 24 hour helpline for children in distress or danger
Treatment and Therapeutic Services – helps to heal the psychological and emotional abuse suffered by the most vulnerable children
Domestic Violence Prevention – working to restore healthy domestic relationships
Schools Teams – listening and counselling services in schools
Young Witness Support – process of preparation for young witnesses giving evidence in criminal proceedings
Young People’s Centres – providing child protection services in communities
Independent Enquiry and Assessment Service (IEAS) – proactive network of teams working to ensure effective action is taken to protect vulnerable children
The NSPCC can never hope to end child cruelty alone and that is why everyone has a role to play working together because child abuse is a problem that must be tackled by society as a whole.

National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children Charity (NSPCC) News keeps you up-to-date with the latest National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children charity news.

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Donate Online to Shelter Charity

Shelter was founded in England in 1966 by the Reverend Bruce Kenrick, who was horrified by the state of the tenements round his Notting Hill parish. The setting up of the organisation in Scotland followed in 1968.

Since Shelter’s foundation, our country has undergone a long period of affluence and economic growth but complacency has allowed housing to slip down the public and political agendas.

In 2008, there is a seemingly unbridgeable gulf between the housing haves and have-nots. Housing is now the key factor determining a person’s health, wellbeing, and prospects in life. If you can’t afford to buy and can’t get a council house, renting privately may be your only option but this is often unaffordable to people on low incomes. The slums of the 60s are gone but the housing crisis still exists. Shelter has achieved great things in its history, but their work won’t stop until everyone in Britain can access a decent, affordable home.

Shelter make it easy for you to support them by donating online, donating by phone or post, through your payroll, in your will, ‘in memory’ donations or even by giving in celebration. Support Shelter today!

Solving the homelessness problem isn’t just about getting people off the streets. Shelter aims to tackle housing issues from the hidden housing crisis to building more affordable homes in the UK. Here are five additional reasons to give to Shelter:

  • Understanding of the system inside out so those who feel powerless and ignored can finally get regular support
  • Free helpline gives instant advice and supports victims on the first steps towards recovering from homelessness
  • Legal expertise to help hundreds of people every year fight for their housing rights in the courts
  • Help and support in settling children into a new and happier homelife; it’s often forgotten that bad housing and homelessness also affects children
  • Helping the most vulnerable people negotiate their way through the bureaucracy of the housing system

At the heart of Britain’s housing problems is the failure by successive Governments to build enough homes to keep pace with demand. Shelter’s Now is the Time Campaign is calling for more affordable homes, protection for people who are homeless or in bad housing and an end to the housing divide

Shelter don’t provide houses but they do provide answers. From the homeless to the home owner, Shelter has housing advice for everyone.

Donate to cancer research

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. In 2007/08 they spent £333 million on cancer research projects, and a further £11 million on cancer information and advocacy. Cancer Research funds the work of more than 4,500 scientists, doctors and nurses, all working together to beat cancer.

Their research receives virtually no government funding and their supporters are crucial if Cancer Research are to continue to make real progress against this disease. Regular donations from as little as £2 per month provide them with the stability of longer term funding which enables them to plan ahead.

People choose to donate to Cancer Research UK in a number of different ways. Many give regular donations from as little as £2 per month. Others give in celebration by asking friends and family for donations rather than gifts for birthdays, anniversaries or other special events. Many find it easier to leave a legacy donation in their will.

Cancer Research UK also organises many regional and national activities of which the ‘Race for Life’ series has gained enormous support and popularity. They also have over 600 charity shops selling both donated goods and new items as well as volunteers generating income and new support for the charity through their volunteering placements. Help beat cancer today!

Cancer Research are the largest single funder of cancer research in Europe and are leading the world in finding new ways to prevent, detect and treat the disease. They receive virtually no government funding for their research and are therefore reliant on the generosity of the public who have helped Cancer Research achieve some amazing progress over the last 100 years. Scientific research is expensive and the following examples give some sense of how much it costs to fund this good work:

  • £1,000 could buy around 110 digital timers – essential to allow cancer researchers to carry out precisely timed experiments
  • £54,000 could cover all the costs of funding one of their PhD students for around 18 months, helping to secure the next generation of cancer researchers
  • £90,000 could fund around one year of a national clinical trial to find the best dose of radiotherapy to use when treating patients with a type of lymphoma – cancer of the immune system
  • £250,000 could buy a DNA sequencer, helping scientists to identify potential genes associeted with increased risk of cancer, and to detect changes within those genes that could be involved in the disease
  • £900,000 is the average cost of running a lab for a year at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute

The research undertaken by Cancer Research has been at the heart of the progress that has seen survival rates for cancer double in the last 30 years. But too many lives are still devastated by cancer so it’s vital that their good work, funded entirely by the public, continues. Help beat cancer today!