Our Chosen Charities


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Supporting our military and thanking them for their service is important to us at Orion Land. We support a number of military charities that provide support to our wounded, injured and sick and those in need of support throughout their service and veteran lives. We have a close affinity to Help for Heroes, The Not Forgotten Association and the Special Boat Service Association.

Help for Heroes

Believe those who serve our country deserve support when they’re wounded. Every day, seven people have to leave the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds; their lives changed forever. Help for Heroes help them, and those still serving, to recover and get on with their lives by giving them physical, psychological, career, financial and welfare support for as long as they need it. They also support their families, because they too can be affected by their loved one’s wounds.

www.helpforheroes.org.uk

The Not Forgotten Association

Through social activities and challenges, The Not Forgotten combats the causes of isolation and loneliness amongst the wounded, injured, sick and disabled members of the Armed Forces community. Founded in 1920 for servicemen injured in the Great War, today they remain true to their founder’s original principles; providing recreation, leisure and entertainment to serving personnel and veterans of any age who are wounded, injured, sick or disabled – whatever the cause. The Not Forgotten achieves this by working closely with other military charities and organisations, complementing their work but not duplicating it, in order to support an individual on their recovery pathway. They consider it a privilege to support over 10,000 individuals each year under the mantra of ‘Comradeship to Challenge’, which illustrates the variety and scope of their recreational and entertainment programme. Each event is designed to enhance mental and physical wellbeing, restore confidence, boost morale and improve the chances of these individuals and their families enjoying a normal, if not better, life.

www.thenotforgotten.org

The Special Boat Service Association

Is funded entirely by voluntary subscription and donations and is open to all serving and former members of the SBS. Their mission is to relieve members and their families who are in need by virtue of financial hardship, injury or sickness. Due to the sensitive nature of the unit they do not advertise or broadcast details and therefore do not have a public website. However, if you wish to donate to them please click the link here.

St Mungo’s

St Mungo’s has a vision that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfill their hopes and ambitions. To do this, the charity provides support directly to its clients, either to prevent them becoming homeless or to help people recover from homelessness. By building relationships with communities and the wider public, they aim to increase understanding of homelessness and empathy towards the people who experience homelessness and are an advocate for policy change by combining their clients’ voices with the experience they have about what works.

Since being set up 50 years ago, St Mungo’s has developed a recovery-based approach. At the heart of all of their services is their commitment to empowering individuals, to support people in their recovery journey and to prevent homelessness in the future. Each client goes to St Mungo’s with a unique set of skills and strengths and St Mungo’s staff use these as the starting point for moving towards a healthier, happier and more stable life.

www.mungos.org

MIND

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem, but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. MIND believe that no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They listen, give support and advice and continue to seek wider support. When someone is experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change their lives. That’s what MIND do, by empowering people to understand their condition and the choices available to them.

MIND’s goals are:

Staying well: Support people likely to develop mental health problems, to stay well.

Empowering choice: Empower people who experience a mental health problem to make informed choices about how they live and recover.

Improving services and support: Ensure people get the right services and support at the right time to help their recovery and enable them to live with their mental health problem.

Enabling social participation: Open the doors to people with experience of mental health problems participating fully in society.

Removing inequality of opportunity: Gain equality of treatment for people who experience both mental health and other forms of discrimination.

Organisational excellence: Make the most of our assets by building a culture of excellence.

www.mind.org.uk

The Harley Charitable Trust

Doctors at the Children’s Heart Unit at the Royal Brompton Hospital have welcomed a fully working model of both a baby (0yrs – 3yrs) and a toddler (3yrs-5yrs) which allows them to gain practical experience for open-heart surgery on very young children. The models are fully functioning, life-like children with internal organs which react in the same way as humans. The response from the medical team at the Royal Brompton has been overwhelming, saying the valuable lessons they have gained has made a significant difference to their practical experience.

The Harley Charitable Trust, of which Jean Woolley is a Trustee, was a major sponsor for the two infant models and continues to support the Royal Brompton Children’s Heart Unit.

YMCA

We are a charity and have been serving the local community for over 130 years. Whilst our focus is on young people, we work with all members of the community, in the belief that everyone should be able to reach their full potential, regardless of their background. We call this a youth minded community approach.

Every night we provide supported accommodation for homeless people locally, providing young people with opportunities to develop the necessary life skills to find work and live independently.

Every day we do inspiring work, supporting young people and helping them belong, contribute and thrive in their local communities.