January Charities

Friends of the Earth 

Friends of the Earth is a movement of people who want to protect our planet. They work with local groups, experts, business leaders and politicians to protect the environment, promote safe and healthy food and water for everyone and support alternative energy solutions. They are determined to create a cleaner, fairer world for everyone and encourage local activism and collection action. They campaign to see bees, reduce plastic in our oceans, beat climate change, fight air pollution and stop fracking. Read more about them here


RSPCA are the oldest animal welfare charity around. They campaign for law changes to improve the welfare of animals in in labs, on farms, in the wild and in our homes. They also help to rescue, rehabilitate and regime neglected animals. Read more about them here


Crisis is a UK based charity that aims to end homelessness. They provide help so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good. They offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people. They put effort into research to help improve their own services but also to find more permanent solutions to homelessness. The work Crisis does is crucial especially given the context in the UK, where it is estimated that 320,000 people are homeless and the number of rough sleepers has risen by 169% since 2010. Read more about Crisis here

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support provide much needed help to those who have a cancer diagnosis enabling to find their best way through and live life as fully as they can. They provide advice about money and work, someone to listen to, training courses for carers and family members. Further to this they carry out research to better understand cancer and the experiences of those living with it. They estimate that 2.5 million people are living with cancer in the UK. With recent analysis suggesting that 1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives it is easy to see that Cancer affects all of us, whether directly or indirectly. Read more about Macmillan here.