Whereas many young people get a bad reputation purely by what has been said in the press in the past, there are some who do fantastic and amazing work. This is highlighted even more with Aylesbury Youth Action. A volunteer group that brings together young people aged between 14 and 24 from the town together to give back to the community be that either helping the elderly or working on a local project.
Set up by former Wigan, Blackburn, Reading and Bristol Rovers striker Jason Roberts, the foundation is based around giving disadvantaged youths a 'sporting chance' through activities. The charity does work in both the UK and in Grenada - who Roberts played for internationally.
Encouraging people to talk about organ donation with the view to increasing the amount of people who eventually donate, Live Life Give Life increase awareness through events, activities and publicity drives. They also raise funds for the patients who are involved in the organ donation process, among various other things.
The Society for Abandoned Animals works tirelessly to care for and rehome neglected animals throughout the area. Following the devastating closure of their charity shop, (ironically due to lack of funding) the SAA has stood up to adversity, continuing to provide the utmost love and professional attention for such a worthy cause. However, their funds constantly need boosting, surely we can help, can't we?
Rochdale Dog Rescue may not get as much press as some of its more esteemed counterparts such as the Manchester Dogs Home, but still the work they do is essential. Finding and rescuing dogs that have been taken to local pounds, these healthy animals can be as close as seven days from being put down and when brought into emergency kennels these dogs have a further chance of survival. However they can not be kept here forever and the intention is to rehouse these dogs as quickly as possible to ensure their safety
Positioned on the outskirts of Chorley, The Legacy Rainbow House is a specialist centre treating children and young adults who have suffered from rare genetic disorders that have lead to life limiting conditions including brain injuries and more.
With one of the largest collections of working canal boats in the UK, the, 'Wooden Canal Boat Society' has what it takes to turn a kindly donated 100 year old canal boat named, 'Hazel' into a much-needed wellbeing vessel. Once renovated, 'Hazel' will provide passengers suffering from mental conditions and those in need of associated respite, with inspirational trips along Ashton's waterways. Despite having a Christmas launch date in mind, vital funding is still desperately needed to ensure this old boat is up to transforming lives with the fantastic new experiences she can potentially bring.
For over 20 years, Streetlife has been helping some of Blackpool's most vulnerable youngsters get back on their feet. Offering food, shelter, rehabilitation and education, the organisation has been a pillar of the local communities support structures and has made a real change in the city.
Angel's Animal Rescue have been helping care for and rehabilitate injured, abandoned and unwanted animals in their local community for over 20 years. This includes cats, dogs and even hedgehogs, with a special focus on horses. Along with this, they also provide activities for some of the vulnerable members of society with their Equine Therapy sessions.