Who We Support
Cambridge RAG supports a whole range of charities, on a local, national and international level. The charities for the 2018-19 academic year are listed below.
Against Malaria Foundation
The Against Malaria Foundation helps to protect people from malaria. They fund anti-malaria nets, specifically long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), and work with distribution partners to ensure they are used. They track and report on net use and malaria case data. The equivalent of four 747s of children under 5 die from malaria every day, and this is something that the Against Malaria Foundation is working so hard to change.
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the leading dementia and Alzheimer’s disease research charity. They have a vision of a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia and a mission to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025. With your support, they’re focusing their energies in four key areas of action to make this mission a reality: understand, diagnose, reduce risk and treat.
Anthony Nolan is committed to combating blood cancer and blood disorders. They match incredible individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants. They also educate young people about the lifesaving difference they can make by joining our register. Through groundbreaking research, Anthony Nolan has been able to improve the success rates of transplants and improve the lives of all people with blood cancer.
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.
CAMFED (Campaign for Female Education)
CAMFED is an international non-profit organization tackling poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change. Since 1993, CAMFED’s innovative education programs in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania and Malawi have directly supported more than 2.6 million students to attend primary and secondary school, and more than 5 million children have benefited from an improved learning environment.
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.
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!
Jimmy’s provides 24/7 emergency accommodation for adults who find themselves homeless in the Cambridge area. They 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. They work together, settling them in suitable, safe accommodation.
MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station)
MOAS is an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to providing aid and emergency medical relief to refugees and migrants around the world. Since its inception, MOAS has reached over 100,000 children, women and men through our programs in the field. Founded in 2013 in response to the Mediterranean maritime migration phenomenon, today MOAS is working in Bangladesh to provide emergency medical care and assistance to Rohingya refugees fleeing from violence and persecution in Myanmar.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust creates world-class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone. They appreciate that having cancer at a young age comes with its own particular set of challenges and their services put the needs of young people first and allow them to face those challenges together.