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Macmillan Cancer Care Northern Ireland
In Northern Ireland Macmillan provides practical, emotional and financial support. The charity provide the highest level of cancer care and their benefits services help people with the financial impact of cancer. Every day 23 people in Northern Ireland hear the devastating news that they have cancer and 11 people die from the illness. Northern Ireland’s population of people living with cancer will double between 2010 and 2030 to over 110,000. No one should face cancer alone and with the continued support of people in Northern Ireland, Macmillan can be there for people with cancer, as well as their families, carers and friends.

Northern Ireland Hospice - ‘Dignity in Caring’
Northern Ireland Hospice is a local charity caring for local people providing invaluable support and care to people who are suffering from Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and AIDS. For the past 30 years Northern Ireland Hospice has cared for thousands of terminally ill patients. It provides specialist care to children, young people and adults with life-limiting illness. Its main aim in both the adult and children’s service is to provide the best quality of life for the patients and their families The need for hospice care continues to grow and is expected to increase even more in the future, not just for adults and children with cancer related illnesses, but also for those affected by other life limiting conditions. All hospice services are provided free of charge and therefore rely heavily on voluntary donations.

Irish Heart Foundation
This charity provides help and support for men, women and children with heart disease. They provide assistance to those who have inherited heart conditions such as Long QT Syndrome. Monies are used for areas such as improving diagnostic techniques and organising Support Group weekend camps for families. Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease are more effective than ever before, and death rates have fallen dramatically. This charity continues to work hard to help those afflicted.

Barefeet
This is an African charity run by a former Dominican pupil, Adam McGuigan. Based in Zambia this project aims to help ‘street kids’ and orphans who face starvation, drug addiction, abuse and death. Monies raised will help young people gain a voice, purpose and a sense of belonging.


Alzheimer's Society
The Alzheimer's Society believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. They provide support for anyone affected by dementia, and they do everything they can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most. Based in Coleraine this charity helps those who live in the Causeway area.