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Proud to have assisted in raising money for many national & local charities, we are happy to continue as always, to help host an event for you, within your requirement.

As well as helping our community by supporting local charities and events through our chosen charity scheme, or, if they prefer, to a charity of their own choice.

Learn more about this remarkable charity in which we support.



RSPCA Tameside & Glossop Branch

**Urgent Appeal**
The branch needs local people who can foster puppies or kittens in their own homes.

Read more about these appeals: Puppy Fosterers. or Kitten Fosterers.

The Tameside and Glossop branch of the RSPCA is separate and independent from the parent charity (National RSPCA) and run entirely by unpaid volunteers.

RSPCA Tameside and Glossop Branch is self funding so we rely entirely on the generosity of the public. Without the support, time Volunteered, Fundraising and Donations from local people we wouldn’t be able to help so many Tameside and Glossop animals in need.  

Thank you!



MAD (Making a Difference) Appeal for Francis House

Apprentices are MAD are a charity raising funds to provide specially adapted buses for children’s residential / respite care homes in theUK. These homes provide care for less fortunate, vulnerable children who have profound learning disabilities and are also physically disabled, and are in urgent need of specialised transport for their children.

We are currently raising funds to provide a M.A.D Bus for Francis House children’s hospice in Manchester who look after terminally ill children from across the North West.

 We now only need to raise £10,000 to reach our target and would love to present the bus to the children by summer 2012.

Make A Donation that will really make a difference.

PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO:  The Apprentices are Mad - The M.A.D. Bus Appeal or DONATE HERE

Registered Charity Number: 1126558




Hope Tameside (Hope for Paediatric Epilepsy)

What Is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition defined as a tendency to have recurrent seizures (sometimes called "fits"). Seizures are caused by a sudden burst of excess electrical activity in the brain, causing a temporary disruption in the normal message passing between brain cells. This disruption results in the brain’s messages becoming halted or mixed up - as the brain is responsible for all the functions in your body, what you experience during a seizure will depend on where in your brain the epileptic activity begins and how widely and rapidly it spreads. For this reason, there are many different types of seizure and each person will experience epilepsy in a way that is unique to them.

This support group is run by the parents of children with Epilepsy and Carolyn Taylor, a Paediatric Epilepsy Specialist Nurse at Tameside General Hospital.

The group gives them an opportunity to build relationships, share and gain knowledge from others who may or had similar experiences.

It can also helps to build confidence and provide mutual support through contact with other parents.

"The family support group has gone from strength to strength over the last year. This would not have been possible without the dedication of the committee members of HOPE"

"Working together with the families will continue to improve awareness of epilepsy within Tameside to allow children and young people better opportunities; in order for them to reach their full potential."

Carolyn Taylor
Tameside Hospital

 New cases of epilepsy are most common among children, especially during the first year of life. The rate of new cases gradually declines until about age 10, and then becomes stable.

The death rate among people with epilepsy is two to three times higher than the general population and the risk of sudden death is 24 times greater.

SUDEP have suggested that the person may suffocate from impaired breathing, fluid in the lungs, and being face down on the bedding.

Because SUDEP typically happens at night, anxiety and fear of being alone and helpless during a nocturnal seizure may compromise sleep quality in patients with epilepsy, thus increasing the likelihood of seizure activity. So it seems that for many epilepsy patients there develops a cycle: fear of nighttime seizures = insufficient sleep = increased seizure activity.

All proceeds raised will be used to provide respite to families in the way of short breaks/day trips, and also to help the group offer grants to families to purchase anti-suffocation pillows, which can potentially reduce the risk of SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death In Epilepsy).

With these pillows are their first priority but cost around £47.94 each and at a recommendation of 2 per child, but as you can imagine families are finding it hard at this present time.



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Details of our other individual charities we have been proud to support since 2007:

Droylsden Resource Centre  //www.tameside.gov.uk

This thriving day centre provides vital resources to residents with learning disabilities, offering then the supports and friendship in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Denbighshire & Flintshire Branch of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Our legendary Paranormal Investigation fundraising events are a fantastic way to raise money for LLR. We have hosted a number of these events over the years, in venues such as Stanley Palace (Chester) and Ruthin Gaol (North Wales), and work alongside a professional paranormal investigation team with the latest equipment and methods.

Great for team building, a fascinating evening out with friends and family or for those who are interested in all things paranormal, these events always prove to be a night to remember!

NGVFA - National Gulf Veterans and Families Association

The NGVFA is an independent registered charity supporting those affected by Gulf War 1 and Gulf War 2 (Iraq), the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, and all future desert conflicts.

SAMM National (Support After Murder & Manslaughter)

Due to a personal issue with two of our team members we have in the past also helped raise funds for this cause. 



Breast Cancer Awareness - Support for you
Their services are for people affected by breast cancer, to offer support and information when you need it.


 The UK Shadow Seekers are also been proud supporters of The Morecambe Winter Gardens Preservation Trust and The Friends of Bradford Art Galleries and Museums (Bolling Hall).


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