Charities we support
There is number of charities that regularly receive donations from FirstMaid – because giving back is important. Find out about some of them below.
Soi Dog Foundation is a not-for-profit, legally registered charitable organisation in Thailand, the United States, Australia, the UK, France, Canada and Holland. Soi Dog rescues and cares for thousands of dogs every year. Soi Dog helps the homeless, neglected and abused dogs and cats of Asia, works to end the dog meat trade throughout the region, and responds to animal welfare disasters and emergencies. Soi Dog has reached a milestone of over 131,506 dogs and cats sterilized. Thousands more have been treated for injury and disease by providing emergency and ongoing veterinary treatment for abused and neglected street dogs and cats read more
Cancer Research UK is a cancer research and awareness charity in the United Kingdom. Its aim is to reduce the number of deaths from cancer. As the world’s largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the UK, both by the charity’s own employees and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy read more
The Albert Kennedy Trust supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans homeless young people in crisis. They have offices in London, Manchester and Newcastle. Every day they deal with the effects homelessness can have on young people’s lives. The new Purple Door Project is designed to take LGBT young people out of danger and off the streets. They stay in the safe house for up to three months whilst specialist workers provide a bespoke intervention which covers longer-term accommodation, support, mentoring, and advocacy read more
Unicef has launched its largest ever appeal to provide urgent humanitarian aid to children and families affected by the crisis in Syria. Unicef is delivering life-saving food, clean water and vaccines, as well as providing warm winter clothing and blankets. In 2015, in Syria alone, Unicef supplied 1 million children with clothing kits, thermal blankets, school heating or vouchers for winter supplies. Unicef is helping children in Mosul (Iraq). Over 3 million people are already internally displaced within Iraq, and more than 4.7 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance read more
Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They help more than 7 million people every year, providing companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most. There are three centres that provide Age UK Manchester’s home care and day care in Manchester. Age UK Manchester’s Advice Service offers information, advice and support to people aged 60 or over. They provide high quality day, home and residential care above of running a number of projects and services for older people throughout Manchester read more