Our In the Community scheme is currently online!
This initiative enables our members to decide how £500 is divided between two worthy local charities each quarter.
Simply click on the vote button on your preferred charity below:
This quarter’s voting concludes on 31st March 2021
Heart Link was established in 1981 as a support group for parents and families who had a child suffering from a heart defect. Since then, they’ve become increasingly committed to improving facilities for their young patients, their families and providing much needed valuable medical equipment at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital.
The work of Heart Link resulted in the E.C.M.O programme being introduced to the UK in the 80s – a modern invasive life-support system which can be used on patients with severe respiratory/cardiac failure -and has meant Leicester benefits from one of only four E.C.M.O centres in the country.
Since then, their contributions to Glenfield Hospital have included a specialised playroom, a helipad, and more innovative technology. All of this requires a great deal of funding, so Heart Link is immensely grateful for all donations.
Lamp has provided free independent mental health advocacy and services in hospitals, and in the local community across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland since 1989. They also provide independent advocacy that helps people with mental health issues and their carers, to ensure their voices are heard, empowering individuals to make a real difference in the quality of the support and care they receive.
The charity supplies information and support, and also organises and attends community events, to challenge stigma, increase awareness and help those whose lives are affected by mental health.
They rely upon the generosity of volunteers and donors to continue offering these services. In 2020 Lamp have seen a 400% increase in demand for their services, showing just how critical they are in providing support and advocacy to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.