Age Scotland traces its roots back to the turmoil of the Second World War, which left many older people in Scotland without families. Our aim to help Scotland’s people enjoy a better later life, has driven our work now for more than 70 years, and although our name may have changed during this time, our commitment to older people in Scotland remains as strong today as it has always done.
AICR is now known as Worldwide Cancer Research. Our updated name allows us to tell everyone why cancer research should be funded on a worldwide basis and why a donation to Worldwide Cancer Research is the most effective way to help scientists find answers.
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’. In the last 80 years our bumblebee populations have crashed. Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically. Bumblebees are familiar and much-loved insects that pollinate our crops and wildflowers, so people are rightly worried.
The Dog Aid Society of Scotland is a small dog re-homing Charity based in Edinburgh. DASS re-home all breeds of dogs through a home from home basis all over Scotland. Run solely from donations, all dogs are neutered, vaccinated and micro chipped. DASS conducts home visits to make sure all of the dogs go to loving homes. As the dog stays with their current owner until a new home is found, the dog does not need to go into kennels which many find very stressful.
East Park provides a vital service to families across Scotland, delivering excellent residential care and education to children and young people aged up to 25 with complex additional support needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, physical and sensory impairments, learning difficulties and behaviour challenges. We have provided services for 140 years and the need for our specialist provision is growing.
Since our founding in 1883, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has relied almost entirely on gifts in Wills to keep its doors open and, in turn, saving thousands of animals. The Home does not receive any government funding and would not exist without the generosity of animal lovers like you.
The HALO Trust is the world’s largest humanitarian landmine clearance charity. We destroy landmines and explosives that remain long after war is over, preventing life-changing injuries and death. We also teach children and adults how to stay safe until we can remove these dangers for good.
Poppyscotland is the leading charity helping to support the Armed Forces community in Scotland. With operational demands in theatres such as Afghanistan we have seen a significant increase in demand on our services. Some of those returning will have to deal with life-changing physical injuries; some suffer flashbacks to deeply traumatic events; and for many, the loss of the security of the Armed Forces means that dealing with issues like managing finances, or finding a job or a home can be overwhelming and isolating.
Without plants there would be no life on Earth. They provide the air we breathe, the food we eat and many other products which support our daily lives. Yet a third of the world’s plants face extinction over the next fifty years. The loss of plant biodiversity poses significant threats to humankind, affecting food security, water supply and climate change, and there is an urgent need to better understand, protect and conserve them.
Every year, Shelter Scotland helps nearly a million people struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign so that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. We provide free, confidential advice and support via our website, helpline and national network of face-to-face services.