May 2011: Save The Dolphins
Having rented the harrowing documentary The Cove, we are moved this month to save the dolphins.
To find out just how brutally the Japanese slaughter these beautiful, intelligent animals, check out http://www.savejapandolphins.org/ From there you can find out more about the cause, the fight and the solutions – and donate.
April 2011: Race For Life
This month, we’re proudly supporting Amy Rowland
Amy is a senior features writer at That’s Life magazine and is running a 5k race for life. Over here at Phoenix Features, we know Amy very well and we can attest that she usually only runs a bar tab – so we are very proud of her determination to complete the race and raise money for Cancer Research UK. You can sponsor Amy here aand find out more about Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life here
March 2011: ATA Museum
This month, we’re donating to the ATA museum.
The world’s only dedicated Air Transport Auxiliary Study Centre and Exhibition is under development at Maidenhead Heritage Centre. Currently in the initial design stage, it is expected to open to the public in 2011 but urgently needs donations in order to help bring alive the incredible ‘Grandma Flew Spitfires’ project.
The museum intends to pay tribute to the brave, ballsy women of World War 2 who refused to sit back and let men have all the fun – they wanted to fly too! To donate, just go to click here and follow the instructions.
February 2011: Hedgehog Care
This month we’re donating to the wonderful Lancashire Hedgehog Care Trust.
The charity is dedicated to providing care and treatment for sick, injured and abandoned hedgehogs, with the aim of rehabilitating them back into the wild
They don’t just need monetary donations – Meat based cat food, fleece material to make blankets, washing powder, dishwasher tablets, cotton buds, cotton wool, newspapers, Rescue Remedy, bin bags, disposable gloves and small towels are all sought after too – please see their website for how to make donations.
January 2011: Avaaz
Avaaz, launched in 2007, empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change.
Avaaz are currently campaigning for a ban on the chemical pesticides that are rapidly killing off our bee population.
Quietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But a global ban of one group of pesticides could save bees from extinction. Avaaz want to build a giant global buzz calling for these dangerous chemicals to be outlawed in the US and EU until and unless they are proved to be safe. You can sign the petition to save bees here
December 2010: Group B Strep Support
This month we’re donating to Group B Strep Support http://www.gbss.org.uk/
GBS is the most common cause of life threatening infection in new born babies.
The charity was nominated by Laura Murray, who’s daughter was born with GBS and was very poorly for a while, but thankfully made a full recovery. It’s a charity very close to Laura’s heart. Their aim is to ensure every pregnant woman in the UK is given accurate information and testing for GBS.
November 2010: The Royal Humane Society
The Royal Humane Society is a charity that grants awards for acts of bravery in the saving of human life and, also, for the restoration of life by resuscitation.
The Society was founded in London in 1774. They are an entirely self supporting charity and rely entirely on voluntary donations.
To visit their website click here
October 2010: Meningitus UK
[/custom_frame_left]Meningitis UK is a national charity based in Bristol. Our sole focus is on prevention and funding lifesaving research to eradicate all forms of meningitis. Meningitis is a terrifying disease which can kill in less than four hours and tragically is most prevalent in children and young people.
September 2010: Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. We are Macmillan.