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Charities Day returns to Franklin's Gardens

Charities Day is back at Franklin's Gardens this weekend as Saints take on Bath Rugby (kick-off 2.45pm).

Now an annual event, this Saturday's bucket shake will benefit not just one worthwhile cause but a whopping 15 different charities, as the Club invites local and national organisations to Franklin's Gardens.

And with each charity given a bucket shake position around the ground, plus their logo on the sleeve of one of Saturday's starting line-up, you can find more information about all the visiting charities below.

Keep an eye out for them all around the ground and please give generously!

ASTHMA UK
We work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world-leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life-threatening asthma attack.

You can either use our fundraising page here where the money will go directly towards our fundraising target.

Find out more at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mid-life-challenge

PROSTATE CANCER UK
Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer. As the number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer continues to rise (making it the most common of all cancers by 2030), now is the time to take control. 

Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, we will stop prostate cancer being a killer.

Find out more at www.prostatecanceruk.org/donate

MAKE A WISH
Make-A-Wish Foundation grant life-changing wishes for children living with critical illnesses in the UK.

We've seen the effects a wish can have on a seriously ill child: from creating incredible memories, building confidence and bringing happiness, to providing respite from the daily struggles that come with a critical illness. We know what wishes can give, and this is the driving force behind why we continue to do what we do.

But we can't make these life-changing experiences happen without the generosity of people like you.

Find out more at www.make-a-wish.org.uk

RSPCA NORTHAMPTON
Our small local animal charity is an independent branch within Northamptonshire & every penny raised goes towards those local animals in our care. We have a No Kill policy for all of our animals, unless under strict guidance from a vet, which means we will rehabilitate and rehome no matter what the cost. 

Find out more at www.rspca-northamptonshire.org.uk

PARTNER SCHOOLS WORLDWIDE LTD
Kimbolton Ghana Partnership works with Partner Schools Worldwide in organising volunteering pupils to visit our partner school in Elmina, Ghana, to help develop areas such as sport, library and computer resources as well as general maintenance and clean water installation in the wider community. 

We have set up a new crowd-funding page through Just Giving that will run from now for the next 120 days.

Find out more at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/frankie-freeman-hall-ghana

THE LEWIS FOUNDATION
The Lewis Foundation on a weekly basis provides free gift packs to adults receiving treatment for cancer in hospital.  All adults receive a gift for free with no donation expected in return and it is not means tested. 

The patients can pick from a gift list a choice of gift they would like ranging from books, pocket radios and puzzle books. The aim is to take people's minds off thinking about the treatment they are going through and use this as an ice breaker to get to speak to people and provide support. 

Find out more at www.justgiving.com/lewis-foundation

NORTHAMPTON ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND
As Northamptonshire’s leading local sight loss charity, NAB provides advice, support and products to help visually impaired people live life to the full. We do this through our empathy, experience and expertise.

Find out more at www.nab.org.uk

NORTHAMPTON DISTRICT SCOUTS
Northampton District Scouts International Support Team is going out to the World Scout Jamboree 2019 in North America across July and August. This is to support the activities that are being run during the event but to also Learn and develop new skills. 

Scouting gives the chance for young people to develop skills for life. Across Northampton District there are 22 groups which will offer activities and skills for life.

Find out more at www.Northamptonscouts.org.uk

BACZAC
BacZac His Legacy is a charity that has been created by the family and friends of Zac Forskitt.

Zac at the age of 20 was diagnosed with two rare forms of cancer. Both friends in Northampton and Nottingham where Zac was at University studying, with the aid of patrons of Old Northamptonians pulled together to create #BacZac. 

The selling of #BacZac beanies along with many fundraising efforts, people looked to raise money to support not only Zac but his family with the many obstacles along the way.

Find out more at www.baczac.com

MHA LIVE AT HOME NORTHAMPTON
MHA Live at Home Northampton enables older people to maintain their independence and live more fulfilled lives. These services aim to relieve social isolation and encourage older people to take an active part in the communities in which they live.

Find out more at www.localgiving.org/liveathomenorthampton

SPURGEONS CHILDRENS CHARITY
Spurgeons Children’s Charity supports vulnerable and disadvantaged children across England. 

Through the delivery of support and intervention services, and by speaking up on behalf of those who need us most, we give vulnerable children and families the chance for a better future. 

Over the last year, we made a real difference to the lives of almost 3,000 children, young people and adults, and protected 1200 from neglect, harm and abuse.

Find out more at www.spurgeons.org

JO’S CERVICAL CANCER TRUST
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women, their families and friends affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.

We were established in 1999 by James Maxwell, after his wife Jo passed away from cervical cancer. It was Jo's wish that every woman affected by cervical cancer could get the support and information they needed. Read our history to learn more about how the charity was founded and our rebrand in 2010.

Find out more at www.jostrust.org.uk

STAND UP TO CANCER
Brought to you by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, Stand Up To Cancer is an annual fundraising campaign that brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research. 

Stand Up To Cancer funds translational research, which takes developments in the labs and accelerates them into brand new tests and treatments for cancer patients who need them right now.

Find out more at www.standuptocancer.org.uk/ways-to-donate

BRITISH RED CROSS
The British Red Cross responds to the needs of people in crisis in the UK and overseas, through wartime and peace. We mobilise the power of human kindness to build a world where everyone gets the help they need in a crisis, helping vulnerable people and communities prepare for and recover from emergencies and build resilience to withstand future crises.

Find out more at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/britishredcross-northampton2018

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE HEALTH CHARITY FUND
The Northamptonshire Health Charity supports Northampton General Hospital (NGH) and all the Community Hospitals in Northamptonshire, helping to make help make wards more comfortable, buy the very best equipment and improve the environment for patients and staff above and beyond that which the NHS can provide.  

We are currently fundraising to provide a transport buggy for the volunteers at NGH to take patients and visitors to appointments in the hospital.  

Find out more at www.nhcfgreenheart.co.uk

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