Hounds for Heroes gives assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women from the UK’s armed forces and emergency services. The dogs are specially trained to help with everyday tasks so their owners can remain active and independent, and they provide some companionship and love for the brave and dedicated people who most need it.
Knitted Knockers knit 100% cotton breast prostheses for women who have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Lightweight, soft and breathable, the prostheses allow women who have suffered from breast cancer or other conditions to feel comfortable and confident as they recover – and they’re given free of charge to those who need them most.
Root Camp runs residential courses to change young people’s attitude towards food, helping them to live healthier, more independent lives. In our urbanised society, it’s never been so important to remember the link between food and farm – at Root Camp, teenagers discover first-hand where their food comes from, and learn to make healthy meals from scratch for the first time.
Children’s charity The Teapot Trust uses art therapy to improve the lives of young people with long-term medical problems. Chronic illness can cause anxiety and emotional problems for children, but by helping them to express themselves through art, The Teapot Trust works hard to improve their lives.