Charities we support

Aspire Competitions has supported 59 charities to date

The Lily Foundation
The Lily Foundation

Donation · £500 on 13/09/2021

Suggested by · Jimmy

My friend Steve Withers lost his daughter Charlie to Leigh’s Syndrome which is a life limiting neurological degenerative disease which in Charlie’s case robbed her of skills such as speech, swallow and even the ability to sit unaided. He is running the London Marathon in memory of Charlie and raising money for the Lily Foundation who supported his family and are working towards finding a cure for all Mitochondrial Diseases (including Leigh’s).

https://www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk/

Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Donation · £500 on 06/09/2021

Suggested by · Paul Griffin

Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to Yorkshire’s most seriously injured patients.

https://www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk/

Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust
Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust

Donation · £500 on 06/09/2021

Suggested by · Harry Fellowes

Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust works to raise awareness, fund research into rare cancers of childhood and produce educational materials.

https://www.gkcct.org/

Mind
Mind

Donation · £500 on 30/08/2021

Suggested by · Jon Carter

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

https://www.mind.org.uk/

Mac Millan
Mac Millan

Donation · £500 on 30/08/2021

Suggested by · Paul Smith

McMillan gives people with cancer everything they've got. They offer emotional, physical and financial support from the moment you’re diagnosed.

https://donation.macmillan.org.uk

Margaret Green Animal Rescue
Margaret Green Animal Rescue

Donation · £200 on 24/08/2021

Suggested by · Darren Easom

Margaret Green Animal Rescue takes in pets that become homeless due to a change in circumstances. This can include pets that have been mistreated, neglected or abandoned.

https://www.margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk

Sue Ryder
Sue Ryder

Donation · £250 on 23/08/2021

Suggested by · David Forsyth

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition.

https://www.sueryder.org/

Scottish Huntington's Foundation
Scottish Huntington's Foundation

Donation · £250 on 23/08/2021

Suggested by · David Forsyth

The Scottish Huntington's Foundation is driving forward specialist personalised care for everyone in Scotland whose lives are impacted by Huntington's disease.

https://hdscotland.org/

The Great North Air Ambulance
The Great North Air Ambulance

Donation · £500 on 23/08/2021

Suggested by · Rachel Walton

The Great North Air Ambulance Service brings pioneering pre-hospital care to the scene, rescuing hundreds of severely injured or ill patients every year.

https://www.greatnorthairambulance.co.uk/

Nowzad
Nowzad

Donation · £500 on 23/08/2021

Suggested by · Jimmy

Nowzad works too relieve the suffering of animals in Afghanistan; companion animals, working equines, strays and all other animals in need of care and attention.

https://www.nowzad.com/

Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK

Donation · £500 on 16/08/2021

Suggested by · Bridget Midwinter

Cancer Research UK funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They also provides cancer information to the public.

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/

Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice
Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice

Donation · £500 on 16/08/2021

Suggested by · Nigel Wright

Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice provides expert palliative care and support people with life limiting conditions.

https://www.sueryder.org/how-we-can-help/sue-ryder-manorlands-hospice/support

Children with Cancer
Children with Cancer

Donation · £500 on 16/08/2021

Suggested by · Sarah Suart

Children with Cancer aims to find cures and provide care for children with cancer.

https://www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk/

Ashgate Hospice Care
Ashgate Hospice Care

Donation · £500 on 09/08/2021

Suggested by · Sarah Leivers

Ashgate Hospicecare provides compassionate, specialist palliative and end of life care to patients with a life-limiting illness and their families across North Derbyshire.

https://www.ashgatehospicecare.org.uk/

Dorest and Somerset Air Ambulance
Dorest and Somerset Air Ambulance

Donation · £500 on 09/08/2021

Suggested by · Lee Steele

Dorest and Somerset Air Ambulance provides relief from sickness and injury for the people of Dorset and Somerset, by the provision of an air ambulance service.

https://www.dsairambulance.org.uk/

Downs-syndrome association
Downs-syndrome association

Donation · £500 on 02/08/2021

Suggested by · Helen Kingdon

Downs-syndrome association is a national organisation, committed to improving quality of life for people with Down’s syndrome.

https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/

Childrens Hospice South West
Childrens Hospice South West

Donation · £500 on 02/08/2021

Suggested by · Stuart Milne

CHSW provides hospice care for families with children who have life-limiting conditions.

https://www.chsw.org.uk/

Darlington Mind
Darlington Mind

Donation · £500 on 02/08/2021

Suggested by · Elizabeth Green

Darlington Mind provide a wide range of support services including wellbeing and recovery services to help people experiencing emotional and mental health problems.

https://www.darlingtonmind.com/

Fiveways School
Fiveways School

Donation · £500 on 19/07/2021

Suggested by · Sharon Da Silva

Fiveways school adopts a rigorous approach and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

http://www.fivewaysschool.co.uk/

Pontefract Colonoscopy Unit
Pontefract Colonoscopy Unit

Donation · £500 on 19/07/2021

Suggested by · Sean O'Connor

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute hospital services to more than half a million people living in the Wakefield and North Kirklees districts of West Yorkshire.

https://www.midyorks.nhs.uk/

Sarcoma UK
Sarcoma UK

Donation · £500 on 19/07/2021

Suggested by · Lisa Pascoe

About us Sarcoma UK is a national charity that funds vital research, offers support for anyone affected by sarcoma cancer and campaigns for better treatments.

https://sarcoma.org.uk/

Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK

Donation · £500 on 12/07/2021

Suggested by · Lisa Bussell

Cancer Research UK funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They also provides cancer information to the public.

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/

Marie Curie
Marie Curie

Donation · £500 on 05/07/2021

Suggested by · Damien Braniff

Marie Curie provides frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line, and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of death and bereavement.

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/

Fire Fighters Charity
Fire Fighters Charity

Donation · £500 on 05/07/2021

Suggested by · Michael Taylor

The Fire Fighters Charity offers specialist, lifelong support for members of the UK fire services community, empowering individuals to achieve mental, physical and social wellbeing throughout their lives.

https://www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/

Jersey Hospice Care
Jersey Hospice Care

Donation · £500 on 28/06/2021

Suggested by · John Higgins

Jersey Hospice Care supports over 1,000 people each year. They provide a holistic approach to care, incorporating physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects.

https://www.jerseyhospicecare.com/

Alzheimers Society
Alzheimers Society

Donation · £500 on 28/06/2021

Suggested by · Taryl Thomas

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. They campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Street Scene
Street Scene

Donation · £500 on 21/06/2021

Suggested by · Michael Aronsohn

Street Scene provides residential and other support services for various addiction problems in their Bournemouth and Southampton rehabilitation centres.

https://www.streetscene.org.uk/

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance
Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

Donation · £500 on 21/06/2021

Suggested by · Penelope Coleman

The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is one of the UK’s leading Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Charities.

https://www.ambucopter.org.uk/

CALM
CALM

Donation · £500 on 14/06/2021

Suggested by · Alistair Carlton

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide.

https://www.thecalmzone.net/

Cornwall Air Ambulance
Cornwall Air Ambulance

Donation · £500 on 14/06/2021

Suggested by · Martin White

Cornwall Air Ambulance is the charity that provides critical care to the most seriously sick and injured people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

https://cornwallairambulancetrust.org

Wakefield Hospice
Wakefield Hospice

Donation · £500 on 07/06/2021

Suggested by · Jon Fitzpatrick

Wakefield Hospice is committed to providing the highest level of symptom management & care for people who have advanced active, progressive & life threatening illness.

https://www.wakefieldhospice.org/

Cancer Care
Cancer Care

Donation · £500 on 07/06/2021

Suggested by · Robert Pointer

Cancer Care offer a wide range of free professional therapies and services outside the medical arena.

https://www.cancercare.org.uk/

Cancer Research
Cancer Research

Donation · £500 on 07/06/2021

Suggested by · Edwina Ford

Cancer Research UK funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They also provides cancer information to the public.

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/play-your-part

Working Families
Working Families

Donation · £500 on 31/05/2021

Suggested by · Dean Newporthall

Working Families provides free legal advice to parents and carers on their rights at work, and gives employers the tools they need to support their employees while creating a flexible, high-performing workforce.

https://workingfamilies.org.uk

RSPCA
RSPCA

Donation · £500 on 31/05/2021

Suggested by · Michael Walker

Through investigations and prosecutions the RSPCA stand up to those who deliberately harm animals

https://www.rspca.org.uk/

Hounds for Heroes
Hounds for Heroes

Donation · £500 on 17/05/2021

Suggested by · Styfan Pidhajeckyj

Hounds for Heroes provides specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK Armed Forces and Emergency Services.

https://houndsforheroes.com/

St Michaels Academy
St Michaels Academy

Donation · £500 on 10/05/2021

Suggested by · Owen & Jimmy

St Michael’s mission is to develop personal fulfilment within all of their pupils so that they continue their lives with determination, self-esteem, initiative and pride.

http://www.stmichaelsacademy.co.uk/

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity
Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity

Donation · £500 on 03/05/2021

Suggested by · Ross Anderson

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity supports the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, as well as other children’s healthcare settings across Scotland.

https://echcharity.org/

St Mary's Hospice
St Mary's Hospice

Donation · £500 on 03/05/2021

Suggested by · Joyce Tam

St Mary’s Hospice provides care and comfort for patients living with any life-shortening illness or long term condition and their family.

https://www.stmaryshospice.org.uk/

Sands
Sands

Donation · £500 on 26/04/2021

Suggested by · Maureen Redpath

Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity in the UK.

https://www.sands.org.uk/about-sands

Just Giving: Gary English
Just Giving: Gary English

Donation · £500 on 12/04/2021

Just Giving is a crowdfunding website, raising money for Gary English, a beloved Son, Brother, Father, Uncle and Friend who sadly lost his life.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/gary-english

Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK

Donation · £500 on 29/03/2021

Suggested by · Mr Stuart Smith

Cancer Research UK funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They also provides cancer information to the public.

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/get-involved/donate

Hafal
Hafal

Donation · £500 on 22/03/2021

Suggested by · Heather Richards

Hafal is a Member-led Charity supporting people with mental health problems – with a special emphasis on those with a serious mental illness – and their carers and families.

https://www.hafal.org/

Marie Curie
Marie Curie

Donation · £500 on 22/03/2021

Suggested by · David Mulholland

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity. They provide nursing, hospice care, and a free support line to help dying people and those left behind.

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/

Rowans Hospice
Rowans Hospice

Donation · £500 on 15/03/2021

Suggested by · Colin Cooper

Rowans Hospice provides free care and support to adults in the community who have a life-limiting illness and their families.

https://www.rowanshospice.co.uk/

The Berwick & District Cancer Support Group
The Berwick & District Cancer Support Group

Donation · £500 on 08/03/2021

Suggested by · Robbie Skelly

The Berwick & District Cancer Support Group was founded in 1992 and their main service is to provide free transport to any cancer sufferer to all major hospitals in the area.

https://berwickcancersupport.co.uk/

Marys Meals
Marys Meals

Donation · £500 on 08/03/2021

Suggested by · Thomas Aitkin

Mary’s Meals provides life-changing meals to some of the world’s poorest children every day they attend school - our second donation to them!

https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/

McMillan
McMillan

Donation · £500 on 01/03/2021

Suggested by · Michael Hirrel

McMillan gives people with cancer everything they've got. They offer emotional, physical and financial support from the moment you’re diagnosed.

https://donation.macmillan.org.uk

Marys Meals
Marys Meals

Donation · £250 on 22/02/2021

Suggested by · Marie

Mary’s Meals provides life-changing meals to some of the world’s poorest children every day they attend school.

https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/

Wateraid
Wateraid

Donation · £500 on 15/02/2021

Suggested by · Adam Cloke

WaterAid provides clean water, decent toilets and hygiene knowledge to people who don’t yet have access to them.

https://www.wateraid.org/uk/

Cransley Hospice
Cransley Hospice

Donation · £250 on 08/02/2021

Suggested by · Jamie Stockham

Cransley Hospice raises money so that patients, families and carers can be supported when someone has a life limiting illness and needs expert help.

https://www.cransleyhospice.org.uk/

Yeovil NHS
Yeovil NHS

Donation · £1,000 on 01/02/2021

Suggested by · Owen

Yeovil District Hospital has been an NHS Foundation Trust since 2006 and is a single-site hospital, providing some off-site clinical care in the brand new state-of-the-art facilities provided at South Petherton Hospital.

https://yeovilhospital.co.uk

Wish upon a star
Wish upon a star

Donation · £1,000 on 01/02/2021

Suggested by · Jimmy

2 Wish Upon A Star provides immediate and ongoing bereavement support for families, individuals and professionals affected by the sudden and traumatic death of a child or young adult aged 25 or under, help to continue to provide the ongoing support by making a dontation!

https://www.2wishuponastar.org/make-a-donation/#options

Cancer Research
Cancer Research

Donation · £500 on 25/01/2021

Suggested by · Grant Baker

Cancer Research funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They also provides cancer information to the public.

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/get-involved/donate

Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK

Donation · £250 on 18/01/2021

Diabetes UK is leading the fight against the UK's biggest and growing health crisis. And it's a fight that involves us all – sharing knowledge and taking on diabetes together.

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/

Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK

Donation · £250 on 11/01/2021

Diabetes UK is leading the fight against the UK's biggest and growing health crisis. And it's a fight that involves us all – sharing knowledge and taking on diabetes together.

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/

Young Minds
Young Minds

Donation · £250 on 11/01/2021

Suggested by · Dean Caine

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.

https://youngminds.org.uk/about-us/

Foray kids radio
Foray kids radio

Donation · £500 on 04/01/2021

Suggested by · Glen Morrice

https://planetradio.co.uk/mfr/

Guide dogs for the blind
Guide dogs for the blind

Donation · £500 on 28/12/2020

Suggested by · Owen

Guide Dogs provides a wide range of services for children and young people, including mobility and life skills, large print books and grants for specialist technology. They're there for the whole family, providing support and advice on a range of issues, including education.

https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/