Build Africa was founded in 1978 as part of International Christian Relief, and has nearly four decades’ experience of helping communities escape poverty. After becoming fully independent we directed our work away from aid relief and towards long-term development through community empowerment. Build Africa believes in the power of education to help end poverty. We work to give children the education they need and fight the inequalities that stand in their way, knowing that education has the power to transform a child’s life, give them a more prosperous and healthy future, and help their entire community beat poverty and inequality. Put simply, an education can change everything – so we work hard to give every child the opportunities they need and make sure that nothing stands in their way.
Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds specialist referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.
The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning. They improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers; fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments; bringing them closer to a cure for MND. MNDA campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society. The MND Association is a world leader in funding cuttingedge MND research and facilitating international research collaboration.