2017 - 2023

When Jan and Liz became friends during their treatment for breast cancer, they realised there was no group to join that didn’t focus on the disease, but brought together the courage, strengths and determination of those affected to provide a encouragement and support to others in a way that could create positive changes for individuals. Members often go on to support others as a result of their own experiences, which is what makes this a truly special charity run by local people in the Hull and East Yorkshire area.

2011 - Present

The Matthew Good Foundation was created in memory of Matthew Good who sadly passed away while running for charity. One of the aims of the Foundation is to promote safety and best practice in race medicine and treatment of illnesses commonly found during marathons and other similar events. These types of illnesses most commonly include, hypothermia (overheating), hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), hyponatremia (low blood salt) and sudden cardiac arrest.

2019 - 2022

The Junction Community Hub is open in Hedon, East Yorkshire, every Thursday from 2pm to 4pm. Visitors will find a friendly face, good coffee and cake, a warm atmosphere and a programme of activities and events each week from singing, crafts, quiz and more. The Junction is also supported by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Alzheimers UK and is a Dementia Friendly group.

2018 - 2020

In the north of the Philippines live indigenous groups and tribes, nestled amongst the mountains and forests. Largely the have been left to their own devices and happily existed for millennia. However, with an increasing corrupt and dictatorial government, these communities are now being marginalised and even murdered to make way for government hydro & mining schemes.

2018 - 2020

We support an NGO who aims to setup trading cooperatives within the Congo which add value for products that the Pygmy people collect.

April 2021

Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust (Harry’s HAT) was founded in 2018 to help children and their families who are affected by Hydrocephalus (water on the brain). Harry’s HAT aims to make life better for children and their families who are affected by Hydrocephalus, by working towards a cure.

April 2021

Khushi Kantha aims to create opportunities for mothers in Bangladesh by using their existing embroidery skills to create products that are marketable in high-income countries such as the UK. Every purchase will empower a mother in Bangladesh to provide for her children with dignity and contribute to the circular economy. To turn this vision into a reality, Khushi Kantha needs funds to set up full-scale production in Bangladesh.

April 2021

Mind Moves is a mobile mentoring service based in Merseyside, taking place from a car, or on a walk – literally, while on the move, aimed at supporting people with their mental and physical health and guidance around better decision making. It is a referral service, aimed at supporting people from 11 years to adults who need a little extra support or guidance.

April 2021

The Yorkshire Rewilding Network aims to bring together anyone in the region who has an interest in rewilding — to inspire one-another, share knowledge and experience, and work towards a brighter, more sustainable future for all inhabitants… be they creatures great or small.

April 2021

A group of volunteers that got together in March 2020 after realising the demand for fresh food within the local food banks was growing daily. They started to grow from seed fresh fruit and vegetables to supply the local food banks and schools projects within Reading and Wokingham area and want to expand to other areas across the UK.

Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation

Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation

The Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation (HAWO) is based in Argyll’s Knapdale Forest, an important area for biodiversity. They work with national organisations to monitor species and perform biodiversity restoration work, conserving the habitat for the future. They also provide sustainable tourism activities and educate local school children in wetland ecology.

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Getting Clean CIC

Getting Clean CIC

Getting Clean is a Leeds-based community interest company (CIC) with a mission centred around addiction recovery, community improvement, and environmental sustainability. Their primary objectives include supporting individuals in recovery, enhancing the local community, creating pathways to employment, promoting environmentalism, and challenging addiction stereotypes.

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Poole Sailability

Poole Sailability

The volunteer team at Poole Sailability use their fleet of four sailboats to provide sailing activities in Poole Harbour and the surrounding area for people with a wide range of disabilities, including local school children from SEN Schools. They also have a club to ensure that those with a keener interest in sailing are able to keep up their hobby in a safe and inclusive environment.

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The Ocean Trust

The Ocean Trust

The Ocean Trust aim to rebuild coral reefs in the Western Indian Ocean, starting with the Lamu archipelago, Kenya where they are based. Using a simple but effective method, the reefs are being rebuilt by local people, who also benefit economically from the alternative livelihoods, employment and education opportunities created.

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Menopause and Cancer

Menopause and Cancer

Menopause and Cancer is a patient-advocacy organisation providing unique digital and in-person support to those over 18, with any cancer type, who experience menopause as a result of treatment or surgery. Dani Binnington founded Menopause and Cancer after being thrown into surgical menopause at 39, following a cancer diagnosis five years earlier, and receiving no information or support.

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Outkast Panda Crew

Outkast Panda Crew

Outkast Panda Crew are a team of volunteers improving the lives of young adults in the Hull area who are at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour and crime by offering them a route to positive engagement and success in their community. After visiting the project and seeing it’s impact, the Matthew Good Foundation worked with Init Creative to help the crew to produce this mini-documentary and get their powerful message out to more funders.

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Walking 4 Hope

Walking 4 Hope

Walking 4 hope is a charity that supports families and young people who find it difficult to deal with the pressures that day to day life presents, including those experiencing or at risk of poor mental health. They ​provide recreational/leisure time activities in the interest of social welfare, and offer practical advice, support and signposting to other organisations when required. They also educate the wider public on mental health through the distribution of material produced by expert organisations.

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Reel Creative

Reel Creative

This digital education charity empowers children in Hull from diverse backgrounds by unlocking their creativity and digital fluency. Their mission is to promote technological literacy for all local children, bridging the gap for those who may not have had such opportunities before. Through carefully curated experiences, Reel Creative sparks creativity, fosters self-confidence, and instils a broad range of digital skills including video production, graphic design, online content creation and AI.

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Fathoms Free

Fathoms Free

Fathoms Free is dedicated to safeguarding marine wildlife and the environment in Cornwall by removing abandoned fishing gear and other marine debris. Known as Ghost Fishing Gear, this lost equipment endangers marine life through entanglement, and negatively affects marine ecosystems and food chains when it breaks down into microplastics. Fathoms Free urgently responds to reports to locate and remove ghost gear, preventing further harm.

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