DKMS is an international charity dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders. We recruit blood stem cell donors, provide second chances at life for those in need of a transplant, and raise funds to cover donor registration costs.

DKMS launched in the UK in 2013. We are the biggest stem cell register in the UK. We have registered over 950,000 blood stem cell donors to date and helped to give over 2,000 people a second chance at life. Over 2,000 people each year in the UK are in need of a blood stem cell transplant, however, just 3% of the UK’s population are registered as potential donors. Only a tiny proportion of these potential donors are from minority ethnic communities.

That’s why we exist. The more people who register as blood stem cell donors, the better the chance for someone in need of a blood stem cell transplant. To date, worldwide, DKMS has registered over 11 million potential blood stem cell donors, and over 100,000 second chances at life have been provided by DKMS.


Swimmers, coaches, parents/carers and the committee. It is all about fun, friendship, teamwork and pride in achievement.

Down Syndrome Swimming Great Britain (DSS-GB) is a volunteer led charity which enables children, young adults and adults with T21 or Mosaic Down syndrome to reach their potential as elite swimmers giving them the opportunity to compete at national and international level. We aim to become the resources hub within Great Britain for aspiring swimmers with DS, sharing good practice and practical information with families, clubs and coaches. DSS-GB aims to be The leading voice for aspiring swimmers with Down syndrome who wish to compete at National and International level. The resource for swimmers with Down syndrome to share specialist training, health and nutrition best practice and gain swimmer classification. The leading force in identifying future swimming talent amongst those with Down syndrome within Great Britain.


MDS UK Patient Support Group is a charity started in 2008 to raise awareness and offer support and information to patients and families affected by Myelodysplastic Syndromes & CMML . We also campaign to make treatments available and to increase Quality of Life (Q0L) for MDS & CMML patients.


We’re an award-winning RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) centre with a wide programme of activities, including assisted riding, horse care, carriage driving, equine therapy and hippotherapy.

Based in Teddington in south west London (but currently operating from nearby Petersham while the Stables is renovated), we are one of the few remaining urban stables, with horses and humans alike at the heart of the local community. There have been horses here since at least the 1830s, when the local fire service kept them to pull the fire wagon.

Today the charity is run by Natalie O’Rourke, helped by a team of RDA, Pony Club and Natural Horsemanship coaches. In 2022 our fabulous volunteers were awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS). We are led by the participant and their needs which means they set the pace.

We are the small Stables with the big team! Fewer than 10 are full or part time staff members, the rest are volunteers who give their time freely.


ZABRA - AfreeBra initiative was founded by two South African friends - Jeanette Kruger and Nandi Msezane and is managed entirely by volunteers. Our objective is to collect pre-owned bras for distribution to women who can't afford to buy their own.

We are currently collecting pre-owned and new bras for distribution through organisations in South Africa who work at ground-level with people in under-privileged areas. There are people in the UK, Europe, USA and South Africa collecting bras for re-use.

We have discovered that bras sent to recycling or charity in the UK and other developed countries are either cut up for fabric recycling or sent to Trade for resell in African and other countries. Considering the technology and cost involved to make bras, it makes sense for pre-owned bras to go to women who can still use them. When it is sold to Trade it is still difficult for women in certain income groups to afford these bras.

We are not a charity and don't accept any monetary donations.