Each academic year we nominate a local and a national charity which our Academy supports through fundraising events and activities. For the year 2017/18 our nominated charities are The Salvation Army and Cancer Research UK.
The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity.
The Salvation Army in the UK and Republic of Ireland are part of the wider international Salvation Army, which is operates in 128 countries, demonstrating Christian principles through practical support; offering unconditional friendship, and very practical help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs.
Inspired by their faith, they help individuals to develop and grow in their personal relationship with God and engage in a programme of practical action to serve the community, to help those who are suffering and in need, and to speak out against social injustice.
Cancer Research UK is a cancer research and awareness charity based in the UK, formed in February 2002 by the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.Its aim is to reduce the number of deaths from cancer. As the world’s largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the UK, both by the charity’s own employees and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy.
Cancer Research UK’s work is almost entirely funded by the public. It raises money through donations, legacies, community fundraising, events, retail and corporate partnerships. Over 40,000 people are regular volunteers.