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Magpas Air Ambulance: Saving lives 24/7

Every second counts in an emergency. Magpas Air Ambulance is often the first on the scene, and its new airbase could see response times cut even further.
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St. Anne’s Hostel: Keeping people and their pets together

St. Anne’s is one of the few homeless hostels that are dog friendly. The charity is now starting an ambitious project to provide long-term homes for formerly homeless people and their canine companions.
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Head2Head: Involving disabled young people in drama

A work experience placement with the Royal National institute for the Blind led to Anni Rhodes-Steere launching a theatre company for disabled children and young people. 15 years on, Head2Head reaches thousands of people across the South of England.
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Whitley Bay Big Local: helping to bring a community together

“I dropped in one day for a coffee and a chat, and I kept coming back. Everyone is looking forward to the refurbishment. It means the centre can grow, which will help the people to grow.”
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Common Ground Against Homelessness: offering homes for life

“There’s a revolving door of homelessness. People move into temporary accommodation, get kicked out because of their behaviour or addictions and end up back on the streets. We want to offer people long-term stability and support.”
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Alice Charity: Tackling child poverty

Almost a quarter of children in Stoke-on-Trent are living in poverty. Find out how one charity is tackling child hunger and adult isolation.
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Wat Buddharam Leeds: one of the UK’s newest Buddhist temples

Wat Buddharam Leeds has been welcoming Thai Buddhists since 2014. Read more…
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Ruby’s Fund: Supporting SEND children and their families

It can be difficult to access support if your child has additional needs. Ruby’s Fund provides that support, and gives children the opportunity to play and learn, and family members the chance to socialise with their peers.
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Folkestone Sports Centre Trust: Ready to hit the ground running

Closures due to the pandemic resulted in Folkestone Sports Centre losing over 90% of its income. With ongoing support from Charity Bank, it was ready to reopen as soon as circumstances allowed.