The beneficiaries have been chosen carefully by the Board and will benefit from the money raised by the fundraising activities we manage throughout the year.

It has been really important to consolidate Des’ experience of volunteering for a charity and his knowledge of how difficult it is for organisations operating within the UK charity sector. He has seen first-hand the importance of non-restricted funding and how it can provide an absolute lifeline for very worthy causes to continue their very important and, often, unacknowledged work.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

EACH offers a holistic and family-centred approach to care for children and young people.  Care is delivered in the family home, at hospital, in the community, at one of their three hospices or a combination of all three.  Care includes; art therapy, care at end of life, day care and short breaks, hydrotherapy, music therapy, physio and occupational therapy, specialist play and symptom management support.


Focus12 is an independent charity providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation through both residential and day-care facilities.  The charity was established in 1997 and is able to provide a full range of services from individual therapy through to an intensive treatment programme of up to 12 weeks, which includes detoxification from alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines, cannabis and all other drugs.  They provide detox, rehabilitation and treatment alongside support for the families of people who have been affected by addiction.

Nordoff Robbins

Nordoff Robbins is a national music therapy charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK.  The charity uses music therapy and other music services to help a range of people with a range of challenges such as autism, dementia, mental health problems, stroke, brain injury, depression and life-threatening or terminal illnesses, such as cancer.


Centrepoint is the leading national charity working to give homeless young people, aged 16-25, a future. Through our supported accommodation services, which include hostels, foyers, and semi-independent flats, we ensure homeless young people have a safe place to sleep and live. To complement this, we deliver a range of in-house programmes that help our residents tackle issues such as poor mental health and substance misuse, access and maintain education, training and employment, and gain the essential life skills required to escape homelessness for good.