Lord Mayor's Charities 2015-16
The MS Society
The MS Society provides funding for research and support to people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. The MS Society has three branches in Birmingham that provides information and support to those living with MS and their families or carers. The charity provides funds for research into the treatments and potential cores of Multiple Sclerosis.
Fisher House is a ‘home away from home’ for military patients and their families. Located on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham site, just a short walk away from the military ward, Fisher House offers free accommodation to the families of ill or injured military personnel and also to the patients themselves who may be returning for treatment. The facility was opened in 2013 by HRH Prince Charles. It costs the charity approximately £25 per night for a family to stay in Fisher House.
Cancer Research UK is one of the largest cancer charities in the UK, providing funding for crucial research into all types of cancers. Cancer Research UK funds over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses in the UK helping to fight cancer. Approximately 450 people survive cancer every day, thanks to research. Cancer Research UK also provides patient information to help those fighting cancer and to raise awareness of the symptoms with the aim that more people’s lives will be saved.
Birmingham Trees for Life
Birmingham Trees for Life is a project devoted to promoting awareness and understanding throughout the City of the value and importance of trees, to raise money to enable more trees to be planted, and to encourage the involvement of everyone, especially young people, in planting trees. Since BTFL was formed, over 40,000 trees have been planted across Birmingham’s public parks and open spaces.
The ME Association
This year, a one off donation will also be made to The ME Association, which funds and supports research and provides information, support, education and training to help people suffering with ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy) and CF (Cystic Fatigue Syndrome).
Lord Mayor's Charity Appeal
If you wish to make a donation to the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal please make cheques payable to:- ‘Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal 2015/16’ and post to: Lord Mayor’s Office, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB.
Alternatively you can make a donation online at: http://www.justgiving.com/lordmayorbirminghamLord Mayor's Charity Website
(0121) 303 2040