The Connect FM Toy Appeal is going to help the following charities with toy donations. Thanks to all of them for signing up to help.
We support disadvantaged children in England – our Head Office is in Rushden, Northants and we currently work with children and families in Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Wiltshire, Birmingham, West Midlands, Norfolk and in 12 prisons across the country ( We have family centres within those prisons)
Service Six is a Northamptonshire based charity that celebrates its 40th birthday in 2019. Throughout its forty years of operation the charity has supported tens of thousands of local children, young people and their families in times of crisis. Through its work Service Six helps the vulnerable members of our community to become healthier, happier, safer and more resilient in meeting their many future challenges.
Alfe’s Cause support families across Northamptonshire whose children are diagnosed with cancer by arranging and funding monthly meetings. We also arrange therapy sessions for the children who are diagnosed and their siblings to help them understand and cope with what is happening. We are currently in contact with 32 families totalling over 50 children aged between 1 and 17.
Little Miracles is a charity based in the East of England which supports children with additional needs, disabilities and life-limiting conditions, and their families. Services include daily activities and peer group sessions at our centre in Peterborough, trips, events, Family Support, Counselling, Bereavement support, behaviour support, Occupational Therapy, educational opportunities and back t work programmes for families, sibling support and much much more.
We are a charity that raises funds for our school.
Thomas’s Fund provides music therapy at home and in hospital in northants for children with life limiting illnesses who can not attend school regularly to I’ll health and disabilities. We also work in Northampton general hospital
The charity was founded in 2006 inspired by our daughter Anna who died from a brain tumour aged only 3 . Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and young people and for those who survive their lives can be severely compromised . Anna’s Hope aims to help children in the region with a brain tumour during treatment and after treatment to reach their full potential. It does this through a Specialist Nurse , Specialist Neuro Rehabilitation , Support Groups and Family breaks. We now help over 120 children each year. We are run by volunteers and all funds raised goes to supporting children with a brain tumour.
The purpose is the advancement of care and education of local 0-5 year olds by supporting the work of children’s centres and early years educators in Corby.
Niamh’s Next Steps
On Sunday 20th May 2012 we lost our amazing little girl Niamh to a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. In her memory Niamh’s Next Step was created and our aim is to continue raising awareness of Neuroblastoma and funds to help other families and children diagnosed with this vile cancer. Awareness, education, research and hopefully one day a cure inâ€‹ Niamh’s memory. To date we have supported countless families with children fighting neuroblastoma and have put nearly £500000.00 into childhood cancer research projects in the UK.
Home-Start Wellingborough & District
We offer support and friendship for families, this may be due to postnatal illness, a child’s disability, family breakdown bereavement or maybe isolation and unable to connect their the local community. Whatever the reason, Home-Start provides non-judgemental practical and emotional support to help build family’s confidence and ability to cope. We aim to reduce family isolation and increase social support networks, strengthen parent-child relationships, improve parents’ physical health & Emotional well being.
Northamptonshire Deaf Children’s Society
Imagine not being able to watch your favourite TV show, chat to your friends on the phone, go to the cinema or theatre whenever you want, or just being able to join in the conversation at dinner…This is what our children face everyday. Communication is a major barrier – both understanding and being understood. We hold informal monthly get-togethers so the children can spend time with their peers and family members can gain mutual support. We also organise inclusive trips and activities which they would otherwise struggle to participate in. We are completely self-funded and run by parent volunteers.
The Daisy Chain Company (Npton) Ltd
The Daisy Chain Club was started in September 2000, when a few families wanted somewhere to go with all the children in the family without standing out. The group was originally given some funding from Scope Northamptonshire to start up, and the group met at the PHAB centre once a month on a Sunday. Once the group started building up in numbers it was decided to meet during the school holidays as well. The club is run by parents who all have a child with a disability or special needs, therefore giving a friendly welcome feeling to new members. Everyone can understand what others are going through, and its great to chat to someone who knows how your feeling!!
Northamptonshire Young Carers Service
Northamptonshire Carers is an independent local registered charity within the voluntary sector offering assessment and support services to both adult and young carers. The organisation is affiliated to the Carers Trust National Network. The Young Carers Service is incorporated within the organisation. It has been in operation since 1995 and has gained an excellent reputation amongst both families and professionals.
A Young Carer in relation to Northamptonshire Young Carers support would be aged 5-17yrs of age. Those we support aged 18-25 years are referred to as Young Adult Carers. All are young people who help care for someone (usually a family member) who have a long term illness or disability. This includes Mental Health, Physical Health, Sensory Impairment, Learning Difficulties and Substance Misuse Problems. A number of the young people at any given time will be dealing with the terminal illness of a close relative. The care being provided is over and above what you would expect of the young person’s age and will be having a noticeable impact on such issues as their well-being, education and aspirations. We provide support, information and advice to Young Carers and their families offer them someone to speak to and more importantly offer them a chance to meet others in a similar situation on our groups and activities.
Children are Butterflies
Children Are Butterflies is a Northampton based charity. We offer practical and financial support when arranging a funeral that was probably not expected and not planned for, and more importantly, emotional support through an established network of parents and families who have suffered similar losses. It may be a lonely time, but with Children Are Butterflies …
“You Are Not Alone”
We are a home visiting charity who offer support and befriending to families living across the Borough of Corby. We recruit and train highly skilled volunteers to visit families in their own homes once a week for approximately two hours. Emotional and practical support is offered as the early years of parenting can be the most challenging.
Home-Start Northampton offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children living in the Borough of Northampton.
Home-Start recruits and trains local volunteers, who are usually parents themselves, to visit families at home once a week for 2 to 3 hours to support them with identified needs and offer informal, friendly and confidential support. Families must have at least one child under 5 years of age.
To help give children the best possible start in life, Home-Start supports parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links with the local community.
NC TLC Trust
At the NC TLC Trust, we support children from the ages of 0-18 who have been diagnosed with tumours, cancers and Leukemia. The charity helps to fulfill wishes of very poorly children and their families, offering respite, family care services, grant funding and, in very sad cases, we help to pay for funeral expenses for those warriors who have gained their angel wings.
Home Start Kettering
Supporting local families in the Kettering area. Volunteers visit the family once a week to help families with various things they may be struggling with.
We are a supported living project for young single families. We have 13 families who have there own self contained flats and we furnish these. We have staff to support families with anything from benefit claims, budgeting and how to maintain a home. We support them with appointments, attending college and even helping them work. Some have nonsupprt from families and really struggle withnthis time of year. Our families are at risk of depression and debt.
Chelsea’s Angels Children’s Cancer Charity
We are a local children’s cancer charity set up in memory of 3 yrs old Chelsea Knighting who lost her battle in 2009.
We as a charity aim to create SMILES, make MEMORIES and offer SUPPORT to children fighting cancer. We offer that support to siblings and siblings of angels lost to cancer. We also support ward 27 at Leicester Royal Infirmary where many children go if they are diagnosed with cancer.
Kettering Biker Escorts
We are a community organisation of 800 motorcyclists who come together to give back to our local community. This would be for things such as birthdays, weddings, funerals, surprises, Easter egg runs to KGH as well as Christmas toy runs to KGH. We are currently advertising for our toy run to skylark ward on 23rd December any help would be greatly appreciated.
The Henry Allen Appeal
The Henry Allen Trust was set up in Feb 2014 as Henry’s last wish, he wanted to help the other children. We support children and Families Battling Childhood Cancers with treats and wishes, financials grants, hospital visits and work alongside professionals to change processes.
The Harry’s Rainbow Charitable Trust
We support bereaved children in the Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas y facilitating contact with others, organising regular groups and activities and trips as well as organising short breaks for the families.