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We are proud to be partnered with a wide range of charities nationwide. Please see below for our ever-growing list of charity partners. If you would like your charity to appear on this list please get in touch on info@different-travel.com to find out how you can partner with us.

International Aid Charities

We want a world without poverty, so we work with local people to fight hunger, seek justice for women and education for children, and cope with emergencies. Wherever there is poverty and injustice, in over 40 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas, ActionAid is working to help people free themselves from poverty. Whether we’re building a well, hiring a teacher, or lobbying a government, we make sure that every pound we spend goes as far as possible.

Baraka Community Partnerships (BCP) is a charity which began in 2007 when three friends, who had travelled much and seen inequality and poverty first hand, got together with a view to making a difference. It started with one project in Morocco and has evolved to encompass a multitude of projects concentrating in Zambia and Laos.

By developing schools, promoting healthcare and instigating water and sanitation projects, we try to galvanise communities to build their own sustainable, self-sufficient futures.

Hospices

Arthur Rank Hospice supports people in Cambridgeshire living with a life-limiting illness and those who need end-of-life care.

We care for more than 3600 patients each year across our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community team.

We aim to improve the quality of life for those who have a life limiting illness and their families and to help them relate positively to every challenge they may encounter during their illness and to see death as part of life’s journey.

Hospice care exists to freely provide help to people living with a life limiting illness, relieving symptoms, enriching patient’s lives and supporting them and their loved ones. The first Butterwick day hospice in Stockton was opened by Mary Butterwick OBE, in 1984. Skilled nursing, supportive therapies and experienced counselling coupled with constant fundraising have grown the Hospice over the last 26 years into a regional provider of excellent end of life care.

We provide compassionate care and support for people in our community with a life-limiting illness. Dorothy House focuses on quality of life, so patients can live well and die well.

We give care and support to patients and their families in Bath and north east Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset, whenever they need it; at home, in the hospice, or at one of our outreach centres. We respect the uniqueness of each patient and their family, and empower them to choose the type of care they receive.

We are the only organisation in this country focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down’s syndrome. Since 1970, we have grown from being a local parent support group into a national charity with over 20,000 members.

Our mission is to help people with Down’s syndrome to live full and rewarding lives.

Dove House Hospice is a charity providing excellent care for people in the local community with life limiting illnesses. We are specialists in palliative care which is the total care of patients whose illness is no longer curable and for whom the goal must be quality of life. Our services are available to anyone over the age of 18 years who has an illness which can no longer be cured.

Care is provided for patients with cancer, neurological illnesses, heart diseases, respiratory diseases, HIV/AIDS and many other illnesses. Our care incorporates physical, social, psychological and spiritual support delivered by a multi-professional team who embrace the family and significant others throughout the patient’s illness.

Our mission is to lead and coordinate the best personalised care for all ages, sharing our expertise to ensure that all families facing terminal illness get the right support in the best place possible, enabling them to make the most of the time they have.

Farleigh Hospice is a registered charity (no. 284670) which provides hospice care to people affected by life-limiting illnesses across mid Essex. We provide care for any illness that is considered life-limiting (including cancer, neurological diseases, and chronic heart, lung, and renal diseases), both in our Inpatient Unit and in our patient’s home environments.

We also provide support for families and carers, and for people who have been bereaved. Our bereavement support is available to anyone in mid Essex, even if their bereavement is not connected to our hospice.

Florence Nightingale Hospice provides a range of palliative and end-of-life care services to people in Buckinghamshire and parts of Oxfordshire and south Bedfordshire who have life-limiting illnesses such as chronic lung conditions, cancer and neurological conditions. It has an In-Patient Unit with twelve beds in the Hospice, and it supports patients in the home through the Nightingale 24/7 Care and Community Nursing Teams.

In addition, the Day Hospice offers physical, therapeutic and emotional support to people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, but who are able to live independently at home. The Hospice also runs the Lymphoedema Clinic and cares for and supports families and friends of patients, through the Bereavement Support Team and Florrie’s Children’s Team.

Garden House Hospice Care provides a wide range of services for patients, their carers, and families facing a life limiting illness. Free specialist palliative care is provided for over 500 adults a year living with advanced cancer, motor neurone disease or other life limiting illness in our community of 230,000 people in North Hertfordshire, Stevenage, Royston and surround villages.

We need to raise £2 million in charitable income every year so that we can run our services. The hospice relies on the support of volunteers to help run its services.

Helen & Douglas House is the world’s first children’s hospice and cares for terminally ill babies, children and teenagers at the hospice, at home and in hospital. This amazing children’s hospice is a home from home environment which helps families create happy memories together. It offers specialist symptom and pain management, respite and end-of-life care, as well as counselling and practical support for the whole family.

Hospiscare was formed in 1982 with two community nurses and the hospice was opened in 1992. We are an Exeter based local, independent charity which provides high quality care and support to people with a progressive life-limiting illness and those close to them living in Exeter, East and Mid Devon.

Our expert team of doctors and nurses will help from the day of diagnosis to the last days of life; we’re here for our patients every day. We currently have 160 staff and more than 1,000 volunteers. We employ a team of specialist nurses to work in the community visiting people in their own homes, community hospitals, residential and nursing homes. Last year we cared for 2,225 patients, their families and loved ones.

Isabel Hospice offer a complete service through our team of Community Nurse Specialists, Day Hospice for up 60 patients each week, three satellite Day Hospices, Hospice at Home, Family Support Service, a 16 bed In-patient Hospice and a Bereavement Service.

A fully trained team of volunteers supports the specialist medical staff in providing a warm, caring environment for patients and their families. You can help us continue to provide care for patients and their families by supporting one of our forthcoming events or by donating on-line.

Hospice Isle of Man is a registered charity that started in 1983. Nearly 400 patients are referred to Hospice each year with 200 admitted to the in patient unit. Day Therapy Unit in the Scholl Centre has more than 1,000 attendances per year.

Hospice at Home provides nearly 1,000 hours for adult patients allowing them to be nursed at home and 5,000 hours for children to help parents have a break from caring. Hospice education department provides nearly 2,000 teaching hours.

Phyllis Tuckwell is the only Hospice Care service for adult patients, and their families, living with cancer or another advanced or terminal illness (such as heart, lung or neurological disease) across the whole of West Surrey and part of North East Hampshire.

For 40 years we have provided supportive and end of life care to local people, serving 550,000 residents. Every day we support over 250 patients, carers and relatives in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford.

The Hospice of St Francis helps 2,000 local people and their families to live their precious lives well through improving symptoms, achieving personal goals and helping them to feel safe. Defined by each person’s need, our free care for people managing, or recovering from, serious illness has many forms – care at the Hospice, at home, or in our health and well-being Spring Centre which offers courses, workshops, clinics and therapies.

Based in beautiful surroundings just outside Berkhamsted, we’re also here for family, friends and carers. We offer advice for those worried about a loved one which could mean recommending group activities, supporting children through a close relative’s illness or providing practical support and advice when someone special is no longer here.

St Catherine’s Hospice was established in 1983 and we are experts in end of life care. We’re the leading provider of hospice care in Sussex and East Surrey, helping around 2,100 terminally ill people, their family members, friends, and carers each year.

We’re a local charity with a big ambition: to help everyone face death informed, supported and pain free. We also pioneer standards in end of life care through collaboration, research and training, reaching even more people facing death and bereavement.

St Leonard’s Hospice is an independent charity, providing specialist palliative care and support for local people with life limiting illnesses. We have an In-patient Unit, Sunflower Centre and Hospice@Home service. In this relaxed and friendly environment, every patient is recognised and treated as an individual. With our support patients are able to enjoy the best possible quality of life. Our care also extends to support families and carers.

In addition to a team of highly experienced doctors and nurses, we have specialists in a wide range of roles including complementary therapy, lymphoedema care, physiotherapy, social work, bereavement, occupational therapy and spiritual care.

Since 1988, St Luke’s has been providing palliative care to local people, supporting them in ways which go beyond the scope and funding of the NHS. Last year we supported over 1,000 local people with a huge range of support from end of life care on our ward to supporting carers, and from helping children cope with grief to helping patients return to work after an illness.

We are a charity and were established following a fundraising campaign in the mid 1980’s which was championed by local people, and 30 years later we continue to be supported in this way. In fact, nearly 85% of our care is funded by donations.

St. Margaret’s Hospice has been at the heart of Somerset’s community for over 39 years, delivering high quality, responsive and compassionate care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness.

At St. Margaret’s Hospice we are: patient centred, compassionate, respectful, brave, self-aware, informed and driven. These values weave through everything we do.

Whether it is for one day or several weeks, the time patients spend at the hospice is precious and cherished by their families. Through our medical expertise, nursing skills and specialist support services, we provide physical, emotional and spiritual care to our patients and their loved ones.

Since we opened in 1987 we have cared for more than 12,500 people with life-limiting illnesses throughout Hastings and Rother, through a number of different services.

Our mission is to provide high quality, responsive palliative care and bereavement support across Hastings and Rother, while working collaboratively with others to improve end of life care for all.

St Oswald’s provides specialist care for local adults, young people and children. We are situated in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne and our purpose-built facilities offer a range of flexible services to North East families. Within our adult service, we offer a day hospice, lymphoedema service, an inpatient unit, complementary therapy service, consultant outpatient clinic and an outreach service.

St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. We also support their loved ones.

We care for people with a serious progressive illness who have complex needs which cannot be met by other services. These include cancer and neurological, respiratory, cardiac and renal conditions.

Our mission is reaching out to transform end of life care for the people of Eastbourne, Seaford, Hailsham, Uckfield, Heathfield and all the points in between.

St Wilfrid’s Hospice was opened in 1982 in Mill Gap Road in Eastbourne when outpatients visited once a week for tea. In 1983 the hospice accepted its first inpatients and in 2013 it moved to the purpose-built building on Broadwater Way, equipped with a 20-bed Inpatient Unit and Wellbeing Centre.

We provide specialist care for people with any progressive, advanced life-limiting illness. Referrals are made by the patient’s GP or other healthcare professionals and care is delivered by a team that includes consultants in palliative medicine, specialist nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, counsellors and social workers.

Thames Hospice is the local charity providing expert care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. A vital part of our work is also supporting their families and carers.

We care for the physical, social and psychological needs of our patients, not just the condition. Our highly skilled medical team works with the patient, their family and carers, to develop a complete programme of care tailored to their individual needs.

Our services include therapy, nursing and medical care, as well as practical and emotional support in our Hospice at Windsor and in patients’ homes.

Willen Hospice is a registered charity that provides specialist care for people whose illness no longer responds to curative treatment (also known as specialist palliative care).

We provide care for people from the age of 18 years upwards and work in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. Willen Hospice provides services to three Primary Care Trusts – Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. The Hospice is based at a quiet lakeside area close to the City Centre.

Weldmar Hospicecare Trust is an independent charity working in Dorset. All our services are provided free of charge. 75% of the funds we need is raised locally; the rest is given by the NHS. We are the only agency providing specialist palliative care in north, south and west Dorset.

Animal Charities

World Animal Protection is an international non-profit animal welfare organisation that has been in operation for over 30 years. The charity’s vision is: A world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended.

  • We end the needless suffering of animals.
  • We influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda.
  • We help the world see how important animals are to all of us.
  • We inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better.
  • We move the world to protect animals.

From humble beginnings in 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. Cats Protection now helps around 200,000 cats and kittens every year through their network of over 250 volunteer-run branches, 29 adoption centres and two homing centres.

Their work doesn’t stop there however: they also provide an array of cat care information via their publications, website and Helpline; promote the benefits of neutering to prevent unwanted litters from being born and becoming the abandoned cats of tomorrow and seek to educate people of all ages about cats and their care.

Armed Forces Charities

Whatever challenges they’re facing, members of the Armed Forces community can rely on SSAFA. Our network of more than 5,800 trained volunteers provides practical and emotional support for serving personnel, veterans and military families across the UK and worldwide.

We exist to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.

Increasingly, veterans return from service to find they do not have the support network and resources to meet their most basic needs. When their resources are depleted, these veterans can become homeless and without hope. Hull 4 Heroes aim to ensure that their transition back into civilian life and regular employment is as seamless as possible.

Our ever-growing network of support creates homes, provides education and sources employment for veterans that have put their lives on the line in the name of their country and its people. They deserve better and we are here to help.

Children's Charities

Our vision is to put children, young people and families first, and by doing so make the Isle of Man a safe and progressive community – one of the best environments in the world to be born, raised and live.

The Children’s Centre develops, manages and pioneers a variety of community initiatives and services aimed at enabling children, young people, and families to realise their full potential.

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