Charity of the Month – RNIB

The charity of the month is RNIB. The full name of this charity is Royal National Institute of Blind People. It is one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people. RNIB does an amazing job providing help and support to those who are experiencing sight loss. Some of the ways the charity provides assistance is through practical and emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services and products in their online shop.

An average of 250 people begin to lose their sight everyday. This is why RNIB has such an important role to play in creating a society where sight loss does not become a hindrance in leaving a best life.

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You can support RNIB in a variety of ways;

Donate and fundraise

Giving to amazing charities like RNIB is kind of my thing. I like to support them in anyway I can in their great work. Every little helps. Find out more about giving and fundraising.


Supporting the charity by being a volunteer is always a great gift. The details on how to volunteer with RNIB can be found here. You can also apply for the internship programme if you are after more hands on experience.

Shop the online store

The RNIB online store has loads of products for people who are blind or partially sighted to help them enjoy everyday activities and leave an independent life. There are many products available from lightning products to electronic magnifiers. Have a look on here.

Sharing this post

A simple way to support this charity is by sharing this post on your social media platforms so more people read it and spread the word.

You can also find out more about other charities on here.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day.

Charity of the Month – Shout 85258

The charity of the month this February is Shout! I am now working closely with this charity and their work is so amazing. For those who are not familiar with Shout 85258, it is a free, confidential, 24/7 text-messaging support service for people struggling with their mental health. Also, Shout 85258 is the first service from Mental Health Innovations and it was launched in May 2019. Since the launch, Shout has had more than 1,000,000 conversations with people who are experiencing mental health distress.

Charity of the Month – Shout 85258

It is great to discover services like Shout 85258 working hard to help those who need support in an easy and confidential way. Many of us rather communicate via text messages these days, so having a charity step up and provide support in an innovative way is really helpful.

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Here are some facts about mental health in the UK from Mind and NHS:

  • 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England.
  • 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England.
  • 1 in 10 children experiences mental illness.

Mental health illness can be a lonely experience for those dealing with it. In a busy noisy world, it is hard dealing with any form of distress. Plus, there’s still a stigma attached to mental health illness, which is why we must continue to talk about it and raise more awareness so more people feel comfortable seeking help.

How to help Shout 85258

There are many ways to get involved in supporting this charity. You can help Shout 85258 continue to support those in need by donating, volunteering, fundraising and partnering. Another way of getting involved is by sharing the Shout 85258 number on social media to spread the word.

Thanks for reading and sharing. You can check out some other charities I support here. Have a lovely week ahead.


Charity of the Month: St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice

The charity for the month of October is St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. This hospice has a skilled team consisting of nurses, therapists social workers, benefits advisers, counsellors, befrienders and a Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy team. It was set up in 1988 and it has been providing palliative care which goes beyond the scope and the finding of the NHS.

I got to hear about St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice some days ago from their fundraising team, and a quick look on their website told me all I needed to know. This charity is mainly funded by donations; about 85% of the care is funded by charity donations from the community and all the services provided by the hospice are free for the patients and their families.

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Charity of the Month: St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice

St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice also has 9 shops and a furniture warehouse which helps raise funds for patient care. The shops have a lovely range of clothing, furniture, and accessories. Watch this video below to find more about the shops and how they work:

During a typical 24 hours at the Hospice our staff will support around thirty local people and their families through a range of services including complementary therapies, one to one care and bereavement support – St Luke’s Hospice.

How to Support St Luke’s Hospice Charity

So how can you support this charity? If you are able to, here are some quick ways you could help people get the care they need:

  • You can donate. If you are a UK taxpayer, you should remember to gift aid your donations to make them go even further.
  • If you live in Cheshire, you can visit one of the 9 shops to grab some bargains.
  • There are fundraising opportunities available.
  • Also, there are volunteering roles available.

There are so many other ways to support this charity from as little as £1, please click here for more information. You can also read about other charities here.

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