Set up by Damian McCoy in the autumn of 2003 after he watched a program about ill children in the UK, Wipe Your Tears has spent over a decade attempting to help unwell young people and the families that support them. Their aim is to help out in any way possible, including aiding those who have been the victims of domestic abuse or who are terminally ill.
Working with thousands of young people, children and the families that support them each year, KIND is a charity which stresses the importance of investing in the future. Working primarily in Liverpool and the Merseyside area, KIND provides imaginative and innovative ways to combat the many forms of disadvantage that children can come across.
The Tree of Hope charity has the stated mission of attempting to transform the lives of sick children as well as empowering the families that support them. Offering hope to those who are in need of specialist medical surgery, therapy or treatment, the charity hopes to give a better of quality of life to those who are ill and improve their young lives.
Working with those who have learning disabilities, as well as providing support for their families and carers, Mencap is the largest charity of its kind in the UK. As well as fundraising for their cause, Mencap fight for equal rights and better opportunities for those with learning disabilities as well as trying to change attitudes and challenge prejudice.
The Charities Aid Foundation aims to help individuals and companies support the appeals and charitgies that they care about. They do this through simple, straightforward solutions, as well as their various charity campaigns - with #GivingTuesday perhaps being the most notable.
Part of the International Red Cross system, the British Red Cross was founded in 1870 and has grown to be one of the largest organisations of its type in the UK. Aimed at helping people who are in crisis, part of their ethos is to help anyone without discrimination, regardless of their ethnic background, political beliefs or social status.
Aimed at helping single homeless people across the UK, Crisis has become a vital cog in helping some of the most vulnerable members of society get back on their feet and thrive. The charity's state aim is to end homelessness, which they aim to do by raising awareness, increasing support structures and campaigning for change.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People - better known as the RNIB - is a charity that was set up for those who are blind or have partial vision and sight loss. As well as raising funds for those who have difficulty seeing, they also offer practical advice on how to deal with every day problems, tips on how to stay in work and technology that can help the blind stay active members of their communities.
Bringing together the worlds of music and science, The Musical Brain is a charity that encourage research into the connection between the arts and the benefits it can have for healing purposes. Forging ahead with research, the charity has found some of the most highly respected minds in the field who can push their work forward by using music to help treat those who are suffering from brain related injuries or illnesses including post traumatic stress disorder.