A Guide To Good Causes: A Guide To Charities Across The UK

When you're going about your daily life, it's sometimes easy to forget about what else is going on in the world. Whether it's a conflict you've read about on the news, or something you see first-hand here at home - there are plenty of people, animals and causes out there that are in desperate need of your support.

By playing People's Postcode Lottery, you'll be giving to thousands of charities that deal with issues like homelessness, child abuse, cancer care and animal welfare. While signing up to play is an easy and effective way to give back, you may also want to take a more hands-on approach by getting involved directly with a charitable cause.

Exactly How Many Charities Are There In The UK?

From some of the biggest charities in the UK that promote cancer care and animal welfare, to smaller local charities that assist children in need, there are quite literally thousands upon thousands of registered organisations that do fantastic work for people, animals and the environment.

To give you a better idea of all the incredible charities that are out there, we've put together a list of some of the organisations our players have raised money for.

Cancer Charities

CLIC Sargent

This amazing charity helps children and young people who have been diagnosed with cancer by providing emotional, clinical and financial support to them and their families.

Breast Cancer Care

This is the UK's leading charity providing support services and financial assistance to those going through diagnoses, treatment or recovery from breast cancer.

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is dedicated to supporting young people who have been diagnosed with or who are recovering from cancer. It does this by organising various sailing programmes which are designed to build friendships, independence and confidence.

Animal Charities

Battersea

Based in London, this well-known animal charity rescues and rehabilitates abandoned and abused dogs and cats.

Dogs Trust

Another charity that finds safe and loving homes for dogs is Dogs Trust. It runs dog rescue centres across the UK, where the organisation is able to bring stray or abandoned dogs and find them new owners and forever homes.

PDSA

PDSA was founded over a hundred years ago and provides vital health services to pets in need throughout the UK. It offers free or affordable veterinary treatments in animal hospitals around the country.

Cats Protection

Cats Protection is the UK's leading charity when it comes to feline welfare. In its numerous centres, Cats Protection is able to rehabilitate rescued cats and provide free neutering services.

Wildlife Trusts

This organisation helps preserve the environment and native wildlife for future generations by overseeing various protected nature reserves across the UK. Wildlife Trusts also run and promote events that encourage people to make the most of the great outdoors.

Children's Charities

Barnardo's

Barnardo's was founded over 150 years ago as a school for disadvantaged kids and now operates over a thousand services that support abused, exploited, excluded or underprivileged children.

Save the Children

Save the Children is a global organisation that aims to provide every child with the best start in life. It does this through various child protection programmes, by developing crucial support services and tackling issues like child poverty and starvation.

War Child

War Child is an internationally recognised charity that strives to support and protect children and young people growing up in countries experiencing conflict.

Children 1st

Formerly known as the Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Children 1st is Scotland's largest charity that's solely dedicated to providing children with a safer and brighter future.

Disability Charities

Whizz-Kids

Operating across the UK, Whizz-Kids is a brilliant charity that provides disabled children and young people with mobility equipment, in addition to empowering them with specialist training courses and social events.

Daisy Chain

Based in Stockton-on-Tees, Daisy Chain provides educational support, advice and a safe space for kids with autism and their families.

Homeless Charities

Crisis

Crisis is the UK's largest charity tackling homelessness head-on by working directly with those affected so they can rebuild their lives. It achieves this by providing accommodation, employment assistance and health services in many cities and towns across the country.

Depaul UK

Founded in 1989, this organisation specifically helps to keep young people off the streets.

How Can You Help?

In addition to playing People's Postcode Lottery, why not take a look at our Local Causes directory for charities in need of support in your area?