Tribe for Good Charity Nominations

We asked our Tribe community to nominate a UK-registered charities to support in Q1 2016. Below the members who nominated the shortlisted charities explain why the Tribe should choose that charity: 

Sport 4 Life UK (nominated by Tribe member Chris)

“The approach taken by Sport 4 Life provides an imaginative, yet deceptively simple, solution. S4L uses the popular activity of sport as a ‘hook’ to make their programmes interactive, fun and appealing. As a result, they deliver effective education, employment, and personal development programmes to young people for whom mainstream education has been disengaging and therefore create a real tangible impact on the communities in which they operate”.

For more info: http://sport4life.org.uk/

MIND (nominated by Tribe member Tom)

“Running and training can be an incredibly powerful support for anyone suffering from mental health problems. It would be good for Tribe to support the amazing charity Mind, which is committed to empowering people with mental health problems.”

For more info: http://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/

Kids Run Free (nominated by Tribe member Jill)

“Kids Run Free help to make running events more accessible to children, which is particularly important at a time when childhood obesity and associated illness is so prevalent. We need to do all we can to support ways of getting and keeping our future generations active”

For more info: http://www.kidsrunfree.co.uk/site/

The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation (nominated by Tribe member Patrick)

“Tribes across the world share sport; differences are irrelevant. Sport is more powerful than that and we at Laureus harness its power to change young lives forever. It reaches those most vulnerable and excluded, it tackles the toughest social challenges from gangs and crime to HIV/AIDS. Your Tribe loves sport, now it can share the power of sport.”

For more info: https://www.laureus.com/content/sport-for-good-foundation

Hope for Children (nominated by Tribe member Charlie)

“Hope for Children is a wonderful organisation that works tirelessly to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children. Focusing on education, healthcare and empowering families, what Hope does so fantastically well is to work closely with local partners to actively identify disadvantaged children and communities, ensuring that money raised makes a real difference to real lives.”

For more info: http://hope-for-children.org/

Alzheimer’s Society (nominated by Tribe member Hannah)

“My father has Alzheimer’s so I know first hand what a terrible disease it is and how it not only effects the sufferer but those who have to care for them. Alzheimer’s Society offer so much help and support as well as researching what we can do to prevent it”

For more info: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Syria Relief (nominated by Tribe member Meera)

“Syria Relief is a UK based charity with staff on the ground in Syria, working as a network to deliver humanitarian aid in hard-to-reach rural, besieged and heavily populated areas in Syria. As a result of their feet on the ground, the charity is able to quickly respond to situations that may need immediate action, working at times within a few hours of receiving information”

For more info: https://www.syriarelief.org.uk/

Wood Green Animal Shelter (nominated by Tribe member Martha)

“You don’t have to be cute and furry to be rescued by Wood Green – they take in unwanted and abandoned animals regardless of species! They help find them secure, loving homes then educate and provide on-going support for those adopting. They don’t have celebrity endorsement and so sometimes struggle to find enough money for medical care for their animals. They are legends with huge hearts and they deserve a lot of love publicity (and money!)”

For more info: http://www.woodgreen.org.uk/

Depaul UK (nominated by Tribe member Zoe)

“Depaul UK works with extremely disadvantaged young people who struggle with poverty, long-term unemployment and homelessness. It provides support for young people leaving care and the prison system in order to stop them having to sleep rough. They’re a relatively small charity, but they do an enormous amount of work helping to keep young people off the streets”

For more info: http://www.depauluk.org/about/mission-values/