I like to do my bit to help make the world a better place. I’m no Bill Gates (nor am I worth quite as much as him) or Leonardo DiCaprio (nor am I quite as cool as him) but I like to do my bit. I have supported numerous charities through the years including regular contributions to Anthony Nolan, The NSPCC and Cancer Research UK and have taken part in fundraisers which have led me to a walk through Cornwall for Greenpeace, to the Shine Night Walk, a night-time marathon through London in aid of Cancer Research UK.
I have also completed a 50K hike through the Brecon Beacons for the Cornwall Air Ambulance, the Relay For Life in aid of Cancer Research UK, a 10K pub crawl (it was tough ok!) for St Lukes Hospice and was heavily involved in collecting donations for the Pirate FM Toy Appeal for children’s charities through an employer.
I have no affiliation with any charity and occasionally change my regular donations. I also make one-off donations and participate in random fundraisers. My wife Kelly currently donates monthly to the NSPCC and Cancer Research UK.
I have supported the British Heart Foundation many times down the years. It is a charity that is close to my heart, especially as the work they do has benefited a close family member of mine. I currently donate monthly and am a Gift Aid Cardholder meaning any items I donate to the British Heart Foundation stores, which they sell for their ticket price, has 25% added to it.
For more information on how to donate please visit the British Heart Foundation Website.
Many of us will be effected by mental health issues in our lifetime, whether directly or a friend or loved one. I recently started donating to Mind due to the importance and relative lack of support, understanding and awareness of mental health issues. I currently donate monthly.
For more information on how to donate please visit the Mind Website.
In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. Men aged 50 or over, men with a family history of prostate cancer and black men are more at risk of getting prostate cancer. I currently donate monthly…and wear my pin page to help raise awareness.
For more information on how to donate please visit the Prostate Cancer UK.