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 has led me to a walk through Cornwall for Greenpeace to the Shine Night Walk, a nighttime marathon through London in aid of Cancer Research UK.
My wife Kelly and I donated to Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation on behalf of our guests at our wedding in 2015, two charities that are close to our hearts.
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.
The charities I am currently supporting are:
British Heart Foundation
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.
Prostate Cancer UK
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.