Charities we support and help

 

There are many worthy Charities that could all do with support, here are a few we support..

 

Aspire

Every eight hours someone is paralysed by a spinal cord injury.

Aspire is a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury; it can happen to anyone at any time and no one is prepared for how it will change their life.  Aspire exists because there is currently no cure. We provide practical help to spinal cord injured people in the UK so that they can lead fulfilled and independent lives in their homes, with their families, in work places and in leisure time.

 

The individual affected will lose muscle and sensory control and the vast majority become full time wheelchair users for the rest of their lives.  Historically, the majority of spinal cord injuries have been sustained by those aged 21 to 30, with nearly three quarters of newly injured people being male, although increasingly it is affecting older people too.

 

Through its projects and programmes, Aspire offers practical support to the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK so that they can lead fulfilled and independent lives in their homes, with their families, in work places and in leisure time.

Help For Heroes

How we help our heroes

Our mission is to deliver an enduring national network of support for our wounded and their families. We will inspire and enable those who have made sacrifices on our behalf to achieve their full potential.

The war in Afghanistan may be over, but for those who have suffered life-changing injuries, their battles are just beginning.

We've estimated that, of the 220,560 individuals deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2014, up to 75,000 servicemen and women (and their families) may need our support in the future. We will not let them fight these battles alone.

Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance is the charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. This constitutes the largest air ambulance operating region in the UK.

Since 1991, the charity has responded to more than 42,000 missions averaging 2,000 per year, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK.

The charity’s three aircraft each carry a crew comprising pilot, two paramedics or flight doctors plus full life-support medical equipment. Operating from strategically located regional airbases, 90 per cent of the region is within reach within eight minutes.

If a patient reaches hospital within the Golden Hour (60 minutes after their injury) their chances of survival are dramatically increased. That is why the rapid response of the Midlands Air Ambulance is so vital in an emergency situation.

PDSA

Helping pets in need for almost 100 years, PDSA touches the lives of more pets and their owners than any other animal charity in the UK today.

 

With 51 PDSA Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices delivering vital lifesaving care daily, there is no other animal charity that compares to PDSA in terms of the scale and impact it has on animal welfare.

 

And it’s all due to the vision of one incredible woman: Maria Elisabeth Dickin. She was determined to raise both the status of animals in society and the standard of their care. Take a look back through the years at some of the milestones in our history.

Redwings

 

Rehabilitation

At Redwings we believe firmly in second chances for all equines. Particularly when we know that a horse with behavioural problems has not been born like that, but has learned to act that way through necessity. Horses are naturally peaceful, sociable, uncomplicated creatures that want a quiet life. Nine times out of ten, if they’re behaving strangely it’s because a human or two has muddled them up somewhere along the way.

 

Welfare is all about quality of life

Redwings would like every horse, pony, donkey and mule in the UK to enjoy a good quality of life and our welfare team work in lots of different ways to help improve welfare for horses all over the country. As well as bringing more than 150 needy equines into the Sanctuary every year, we contribute to the welfare of hundreds more by sharing our knowledge and expertise.

 

Redwings currently provides permanent specialised sanctuary care to more than 1300 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that no longer have a working life but retain a quality of life. Many have been through traumatic experiences before they were rescued or have ongoing veterinary needs and we are delighted to be able to offer them a safe and secure home for the rest of their days.

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