2017-2018: Local Charities

Cambridge Central Aid Society

For over 100 years, CCAS has helped the most vulnerable people in Cambridge with small grants for basic necessities like food, clothing, bedding and household equipment. We are often the last resort for desperate people – women fleeing domestic abuse, families in the poverty trap and young homeless people.

FoodCycle Cambridge

For the past 7 years, FoodCycle Cambridge have been taking surplus food donated by supermarkets and using it to create healthy, delicious and free meals for local people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. Everyone is welcome to come along and be part of the FoodCycle community!

Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre

Cambridge Rape Crisis is a local specialist sexual violence charity providing dedicated support services to survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual violence. We provide a confidential helpline, email support, counselling, an advocacy service and group work. We supported just over 1000 survivors last year. We listen and believe.

Jimmy’s Cambridge

We provide 24/7 emergency accommodation for adults who find themselves homeless in the Cambridge area. We are there for them in a crisis, providing not only food and shelter but hope, opportunities, general/specialist support as they work towards an independent lifestyle. We work together, settling them in suitable, safe accommodation.

2017-2018: National Charities

beat. Eating Disorders

Beat’s vision is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. We are a champion, campaigning for positive change. A guide, translating complex information into practical guidance for those affected by eating disorders. And a friend, with phone and email support available 365 days a year.


850,000 children and young people, 3 in every classroom, have a diagnosable mental health problem. Thousands of these children are not receiving the support they need. YoungMinds exists to create change driven by young people’s experiences, so that they are empowered to cope with life’s adversities and follow their aspirations.

2017-2018: International Charities

Street Child

At Street Child, we believe that every child has the right to an education and a safe home. From building schools and training teachers, to connecting orphaned children with families and giving parents in poverty business grants, our sustainable projects in are about giving the world’s poorest children a chance.

Cool Earth

Cool Earth helps mitigate climate change by improving the livelihoods of economically vulnerable local communities affected by the risks of deforestation across the planet. Sustainable community-owned and led partnerships are the most effective approach to protecting trees and the rainforest’s critical biodiversity from illegal loggers. Strong communities promote strong forest.

Against Malaria Foundation

We help protect people from malaria. We fund anti-malaria nets, specifically long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), and work with distribution partners to ensure they are used. We track and report on net use and malaria case data. The equivalent of four 747s of children under 5 die from malaria every day.

Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger.