One Challenge, Two Great Charities
The purpose of our row is to raise funds and awareness for two great charities.
The Honeypot Children’s Charity
We are looking to raise 20k for honeypot children’s charity Since 1996 Honeypot has been working to enhance the lives of young carers and vulnerable children aged 5-12 years by providing respite breaks and on-going outreach support. We give young carers a break from demanding and stressful responsibilities at home and provide a safe, nurturing environment where children at risk can develop their full potential.
Our vision is for every child to be able to make the most of their one chance at childhood.
To support honeypot and island voyager we have set up a joint just giving page. At https://www.justgiving.com/islandvoyagers
This is what you donation can pay for
£10 single donation – Could pay for Arts and Crafts material for a Playbus session for 12 children
£20 single donation – Could buy the only Christmas presents a child may receive this year
£50 single donation – Could give a child a day’s respite break at Honeypot House
£100 single donation – Could fund an outing for 12 Honeypot children during a respite holiday at Honeypot House
£475 single donation – Could provide a full year of support for a Honeypot child and change their life forever
The cure for cancer? You’re it’
The University of Southampton is raising £25m to open the UK’s first dedicated Centre for Cancer Immunology at Southampton.
The University of Southampton leads the UK in cancer immunology research and is on the cusp of exciting breakthroughs in curing cancer. Your immune system is the best weapon you have against disease but cancer cells are ingenious and hard to defeat. Immunotherapy is a revolutionary new treatment, supercharging the body’s natural defences to seek out and destroy cancer. What’s more, it can offer a lifetime of immunity to that cancer.
With Southampton’s unique ‘bench to bedside’ approach, discoveries are now moving out of the laboratory and into life-saving cancer treatments, with outstanding results in clinical trials. Over half of patients, with hard to beat cancers such as lung and melanoma, are seeing significant improvements with immunotherapy and 20 per cent are living cancer free. With one in two of us now predicted to get cancer in the UK, this research offers new hope.
Building on these amazing developments and Southampton’s unrivalled expertise, the University has launched a major fundraising campaign to open a world-leading research centre at Southampton General Hospital – due to open in 2018.. The state-of-the-art Centre will be the first of its kind in the UK, connecting global specialists with cutting-edge facilities in one dedicated, interdisciplinary hub. The new Centre will welcome over 50 new staff and by the time it is fully operational will double the number of patient clinical trials. By pooling knowledge and extending resources, the Centre aims to accelerate research progress and save more lives from cancer.
Your body holds the cure to cancer and your support can make this happen.
How to get involved:
Make a donation to the to the immunology research centre via our JustGiving page at: justgiving.com curecanceryoureit
Find out more about the campaign at: www.southampton.ac.uk/youreit
Follow them on social media: Facebook page for Centre for Cancer Immunology
Click here image to watch this amazing video to see how your own killer T cells can be trained to spot and destroy cancer cells – explained by Southampton’s Professor Peter Johnson