OUR 2019 CHARITY PARTNERS
MAGPAS AIR AMBULANCE
MAGPAS supporters are vital to keeping our air ambulance flying and getting enhanced care to people in serious medical emergencies. You help us to raise over £5 million each year to keep our service available 24/7. That’s why we want to be transparent and accountable to you - our fundraisers, volunteers and donors.
It costs £2,584 a day to operate our helicopter and we respond, on average, to four emergencies each day. Every penny you raise really does make a difference.
Our fundraising team can support you to make your event, idea or challenge a success. We can provide you with fundraising materials such as collection buckets, leaflets, banners and merchandise plus tips for promoting your fundraiser.
Mind BLMK works across our communities to support positive mental health and wellbeing. Working closely with a range of partners, we offer a number of activities from our wellbeing centres and local venues to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, and our aim is to make sure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone.
BEDFORD DAYCARE HOSPICE
Bedford Daycare Hospice provides holistic care for adults suffering with a life-limiting illness who are registered with a Bedford Borough or Central Bedfordshire GP.
Cancer and non-cancer patients alike are cared for in a calm, homely atmosphere from the point of diagnosis, through investigations and treatment to remission or palliative care. The “whole person” is cared for; mind, body and spirit. Away from the clinical environment the patient can just be themselves in a safe place where the focus is on living.
THE OLLIE FOUNDATION
The OLLIE Foundation a charity devoted to preventing youth suicide. Set up by three parents who lost their sons to suicide, they vowed to do something to stop it happening to others. The funds you help us raise enable us to train members of local communities in suicide prevention and intervention. As well as delivering training OLLIE helps signpost people to the wide range of support that is available, works to reduce the stigmas surrounding suicide and educates people about suicide and mental health.
Access Bedford’s aim is to work with the D/deaf and hard of hearing community to make Bedford more accessible. Access Bedford is set up to promote social inclusion among members of the D/deaf and hard of hearing community living in Bedford and the surrounding area and we do this by:
Raising public awareness of the issues affecting D/deaf people
Campaigning for the promotion of British Sign Language to be on an equal footing to spoken and written English
Providing recreational facilities and opportunities for D/deaf people
There are no paid staff in Access Bedford - everything is done by fantastic and committed volunteers and the support of the local Deaf community.