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Every three months, shares a donation of £25,000 between three national causes - we need your help to decide who gets what.




The Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust

Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK. The Trussell Trust’s 400-strong network of foodbanks provides a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. In the last year we gave 1,182,954  three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis, including 436,938 children. We expect this figure to rise.

We know that stopping hunger is about more than food, so we also work with foodbanks to provide a range of services to help them break the cycle of poverty and avoid future a crisis.



Samaritans will respond to over 600 calls for help in the next hour from people struggling to cope.

You may remember a time when you needed some support: a relationship ending suddenly, financial worries or job-related stress. Life can change at any given moment and Samaritans is here to help anyone who needs us get through those difficult times. We can provide emotional support by phone, e-mail, text and face to face.

You can help us be there for anyone who may need it, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Help us be there when it matters.

Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly is a national charity, working in local communities, that changes the lives of older people by tackling loneliness and social isolation through face to face contact. Supported by a growing number of volunteers, the charity organises free monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people, who are aged over 75 and live alone.

The tea parties offer regular companionship to older people who have little contact with family or friends. They bring people of all ages together, develop fulfilling friendships and support networks, and give everyone involved something to look forward to each month.




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