My Name'5 Doddie Foundation
When Doddie Weir, one of rugby’s most recognisable personalities revealed he was suffering from Motor Neuron Disease, he and his Trustees launched a charity to raise funds to aid research into the causes and investigate potential cures for this as yet, incurable disease. His charity also aims to make grants to individuals suffering from MND, to enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible.
Breast Cancer Haven
One person is diagnosed with breast cancer every 10 minutes. Fortunately, nine in ten people survive their diagnosis for five years or more, but they can be left struggling emotionally, physically and financially. Since it opened its doors in 2000, Breast Cancer Haven has been offering vital support to anyone affected by breast cancer. Whether that’s counselling or therapy – it’s all designed to help people find themselves again.
Derian House Children's Hospice
Derian House Children’s Hospice provides respite and end-of-life care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Despite the nature of their work, Derian House is not a sad place; their corridors are full of joy and laughter as they do everything in their power to make sure that children and families make precious memories together. This year they even created their own video of the popular ‘Baby Shark’ (doo, doo, doo, doo!)