UK Cruisers Charity donations

Each year, the club chooses a new registered charity as the beneficiary for its fundraising efforts.

Listed below are some of the charities we have helped in recent years.

2019/2020 - Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the world's largest cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Their vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured, from the most common types to those that affect just a few people. The total donated to the charity was £2,356.08

2018/2019 - Arthritis Research UK

Your donations to Arthritis Research UK support vital research programmes that provide answers about the causes of arthritis and result in better treatment for people living with arthritis. Their longer-term research programmes aim to find a cure for all the many forms of arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and arthritis in children. The total donated to the charity was £442.47

2017/2018 - Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society are the only UK charity investing in research into dementia care, cause, cure and prevention. They've committed to spending £150 million on cutting-edge research over the next decade. Every project funded directly addresses the needs and concerns of people affected by dementia. The total donated to the charity was £536.30

2016/2017 - When you wish upon a Star

When You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission, to grant the Wishes of children living with a life threatening illness. Our Wishes have the power to transform the lives of the children and families we work with and since 1990 we have proudly granted over 16,000 Wishes across the UK.
The total donated to the charity was £1,521.47

2015/2016 - Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support are the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment. The experts on the end of the phone. The advisers telling you which benefits youíre entitled to. The volunteers giving you a hand with the everyday things. The campaigners improving cancer care. The community supporting you online, any time. The fundraisers who make it all possible.
The total donated to the charity was £1640.45

2014/2015 - Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK are the leading UK charity for men with prostate cancer and prostate problems. The charity was set up in 1996, with an urgent mission to increase spending on prostate cancer research and raise awareness of the disease. The total donated to the charity was £1,258.37

2013/2014 - Dogs for the Disabled

Dogs for the Disabled is a pioneering charity that trains assistance dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities, and families with a child with autism. Through practical tasks their dogs offer freedom and independence, but in addition an assistance dog becomes a reason to go out, giving a new found confidence that opens doors to fresh opportunities including friendships, hobbies, education and even careers. The partnerships created between people with disabilities and dogs are life-changing. The total donated to the charity was £1,114.34

2012/2013 - SAMA (82) South Atlantic Medal Association

The main objectives of SAMA (82) are simply stated. They intend to maintain and promote a sense of pride and comradeship among all veterans of the South Atlantic campaign, and to keep them in touch with each other. To establish and maintain contact with other organisations involved in the welfare of the armed forces, and ensure that due consideration is given to the interests of all Falklands veterans. SAMA (82) will also investigate for consideration, by an appropriate organisation, any case of hardship or distress amongst South Atlantic veterans in which direct financial assistance is sought or recommended. The total donated to the charity was £1,308.89

2011/2012 - The British Polio Fellowship

The British Polio Fellowship aims to reach and offer support to all Polio affected people in the British Isles, to represent the needs of people who have had or may yet have Polio and to enable them to take their full part in the life of the community. The BPF does not receive any Government support or grants and is wholly reliant on the generosity of the general public, by way of street collections, and organisations such as UK Cruisers. The total donated to the charity was £862.50

2010/2011 - Help for Heroes

The charity is strictly non-political and recognises that war happens under any government and at times is unavoidable. However, this does not detract from the fact that there are casualties of war, and due to the commitment and sacrifices our servicemen and women make, it is even more important that they are supported and provided with aftercare should they suffer mental scaring, injury or worse still amputation. The total donated to the charity was £1182.61

2009/2010 - RSPCA

The RSPCA work tirelessly to deal with all animal welfare issues. The organisation will, by all lawful means, prevent cruelty, promote kindness to and alleviate suffering of animals.

The RSPCA also provide a 24 hour emergency cover for any animal that requires rescuing or treatment. The RSPCA receives no lottery or government funding and relies on public donations and legacies even though many people see the RSPCA as an emergency service for animal welfare. The total donated to the charity was £1384.77

2008/2009 - Leuka

The chosen registered charity for 1st March 2008 until 28th February 2009 was Leuka. Leuka is dedicated to raising funds to support research into the causes and treatment of leukaemia and the monies will go directly to Hammersmith Hospital, which is the national research centre for this disease. The total donated to the charity was £1188.50

2007/2008 - Breast Cancer Care

From 1st March 2007 until 29th February 2008, Breast Cancer Care received the monies generated from the sales of the UKC Club Calendar, the raffle / auction at our annual Picnic in the Park (PITP) event and a number of other fundraising methods. The total donated to the charity was £2197.02

A big thank you goes to everyone who helped raise the monies - well done to you all!

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