ADAPT Prembabies Registered Charity No. 1138777

 ADAPT is a small charity who provide support to families with premature and poorly babies on the neonatal units at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital and after they have gone home.

Having a premature or poorly baby can happen to anyone and because everything occurs so quickly and usually unexpectedly, it can leave the parents feeling upset, confused, scared and vulnerable. We have support workers who visit the Neonatal Units. They are there to support in any way they can – as someone to talk to but may also be able to help with more practical and financial issues.

The adult gift is a starter baby pack for parents of a premature or poorly baby in Leicestershire which has tiny nappies, cotton wool, wipes even a teddy - everything new parents need when babies arrive early.

The children's gift is a small teddy bear for a baby in an incubator.


Aim for Change Registered Charity No. 1107924

 Your Christmas gift this year will support the work of Aim for Change, a Leicestershire based charity which cares for underprivileged and vulnerable children and adults in Uganda and Pakistan. We achieve this by providing education, health care and self-sufficiency. We are 'reaching out' and transforming lives by ensuring that 100% of all sponsorships and donations reach the individuals, families and projects they are given for.

 The adult gift is stationery and equipment to enable a poor primary School pupil in Uganda to attend school.

The children's gift is a chicken to generate income for a Primary School in Uganda.


Cystic Fibrosis Trust Registered Charity No. 1079049

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust provides vital support and information to parents and families when they need it most – having just learned that their newborn child has cystic fibrosis.

The gift is to help a family with nowhere else to turn to, by paying for 1½ hours of post diagnosis counselling support with helpline staff.

Dial A Ride Community Transport Scheme  Registered Charity No. 1054668

Our charity has been in operation for over 25 years and provides transport for the elderly and disabled in the Hinckley and Bosworth area. The service currently runs a  rota of around 45 volunteer drivers taking clients to health appointments, social visits or shopping trips using their own vehicles as well as a 16-seater minibus, to transport the elderly/disabled to lunch clubs, shopping, days out, social clubs etc.

The gift is a trip to a lunch/social club for a disabled (wheelchair user) or elderly person.


Faith India Ministries - mission work in India. All support for the work is raised through: - Refreshment  UK – charity 1153542

The Caste system, still a severe problem in rural India, has meant the ministry is now working extremely hard with a caste referred to as "The Untouchables". This includes a high number of widows, orphans, elderly and people living in poverty. The children’s home has around 35 children where they receive care, regular meals and an education. The children sleep in 2 separate rooms and live out of a very small suitcase which contains everything they own.

The gift is milk and vegetables for a child in the orphanage for one month.

Feed the Hungry Registered Charity no. 1112955

Feed the Hungry is a non-profit Christian mission dedicated to three core activities: -
Feeding the Hungry
Disaster Relief
and Supporting Orphanages.

At Feed the Hungry we directly oversee the entire relief process, making your contributions get into the hands of those in need through local churches and  missions. Our current goal is to feed 162,000 children around the World every day.

The gift is 2 months of food for a child in Zimbabwe.


Hinckley Area Foodbank  Registered Charity no. 1154754

Emergency food for local people in crisis.

13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK. Hinckley Area foodbank is part of a UK-wide foodbank network runby The Trussell Trust. Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Hinckley AreaFoodbank is run by a partnership of 9 Churches, building on the good work already carried out by the Salvation Army in Hinckley.

The adult gift is a food parcel for a local family or individual in need this year.

The children’s gift is a basket of food towards a food parcel for an individual in need this year.


Hinckley Homeless Group   Registered Charity 1016170

The Christmas gift this year will support the work of Lawrence House, a 12-bedsupported accommodation unit for young single homeless people. Residents can stay for up to 1-year learning about training & careers, benefits,budgeting and a whole range of life skills. Help and advice is always available.  Each new resident is given two sets of bedding as part of their “move in” box for them to keep.  

The adult gift is a towel/bedding bale for a homeless young person moving into Lawrence House.

The children's gift is a bag of toiletries for a homeless young person moving into Lawrence House.


Inter Care Ltd  Registered Charity 275637

The Christmas gift this year will support the work of Inter Care – Medical Aid for Africa. Established in 1974, Inter Care sends targeted medical aid to rural health units in some of the poorest parts ofAfrica.  The health units we support serve a catchment population of over 10 million and include clinics, hospitals,dispensaries and centres.

The gift is 1 outreach rucksack for an Inter care partner health unit, weighing 4 kg.,containing requested, vital medical aid including bandages, syringes, needles and gloves.


Karibuni Children   Registered Charity 1044872

Karibuni Children is a UK Registered  Charity which has been transforming the lives of children from the streets and slums of Kenya since 1995, by feeding and educating them. The children Karibuni supports live in the most abject poverty with no hope of moving out of their situation.  We have long realized that if you are hungry and your stomach is empty and rumbling, you will be unable to learn, and take advantage of the education offered.  Therefore, as well as full education, the children are given nourishing food.

In the nurseries, children are given breakfast about an hour after they arrive – usually millet porridge and a drink. At lunchtime they have a meal of meat and vegetables, and fruit.

Children in primary schools all receive a nourishing lunch including meat, vegetables and fruit.

The gift is to feed a nursery or primary school child in Kenya for a month.


Leicester City of Sanctuary   Registered Charity 1172819

City of Sanctuary is a movement to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. Our goal is to create a network of towns and cities throughout the country which are proud to be places of safety for people seeking sanctuary and helping them integrate into their local communities.

The adult gift is lunch for an asylum seeker for a month at our weekly "drop in".

The children's gift is essential clothing for an asylum seeker.  This may be winter hats and gloves, or items of school uniform for a child.


The Leprosy Mission    Registered Charity 1050327

The Leprosy Mission is an international Christian development organisation working worldwide in around 29 leprosy-affected countries. Leprosy is a human rights issue and our work goes beyond medical cure and treatment to include detection, education, advocacy, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Around 3 million people are disabled as a result of leprosy and a new case is diagnosed every 2 minutes. In many communities, the stigma attached to the disease is as devastating as the disease itself. Leprosy is generally found in the poorest countries in the world. Leprosy-affected people are very often from the poorest communities within those countries. These are the people The Leprosy Mission reaches out to. Protective sandals help to prevent ulcers from developing in numb leprosy affected feet, which can lead to severe disability – and amputations.

The gift is a pair of orthopaedic sandals (supplied by the Leprosy Mission.)


Mary’s Meals    Registered Charity SCO 22140

Mary’s Meals provides one good meal to more than 1.3 million of the world's poorest children every school day.

The adult gift is to provide a child with a nutritious meal in their place ofeducation every day for the whole school year.

The children's gift is to provide 50 nutritious school meals.


The Medaille Trust    Registered Charity 1117830

Combating modern slavery by: offering safe housing, providing support for victims, raising awareness in communities, and partnering with law enforcement authorities.

The gift is a Welcome Pack for a person arriving at one of our homes. This willinclude shampoo, shower gel, toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant.


The Nevett Fund for Children    Registered Charity 1099628

Father Albert Nevett (from Hinckley) spent over 60 years in India helping extremely poor and disadvantaged families. The charity was formed to support and continue his work by providing educational opportunities to help lift young people and their families out of poverty. The fund is currently supporting projects in the states of Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. This year we are supporting a new Physical Education BSc. Course at Loyola College, Vettavalem in rural Tamil Nadu.


The gift is sports equipment for a student joining this university degree course.



Next Generation    Registered Charity 1099628

Next Generation is a forward thinking, progressive charity, supporting people of all age groups within the heart of communities across the Borough of Hinckley and Bosworth.

The gift is - A Session with the Young People's Counselling Service.


HBC Pathways    Registered Charity 1134868

Take A BREAK Day respite care for people with Dementia

Take-a-break lunch and social club for people who have early to mid-stage dementia. Our aim is to offer a welcoming, sociable and enjoyable place for people living with dementia.

The gift is a Taster Session for a person living with dementia, at our Take-a-Break respite group.



Rainbows Hospice for children and young people    Registered Charity 1014051

Rainbows is here for children and young people who’ll live short lives.  We provide a place for children to play, laugh and receive the best care possible.  Along with the way we support Mums, Dads, Brothers, Sisters, and Grandparents – because life-limiting illnesses affect the whole family.

The Christmas gift this year is a smile, a smile on the face of one of our children. What gift could be more special than that?



The Salvation Army    Registered Charity 214779

The Salvation Army is a Christian Church and registered charity, working in 131 countries worldwide, that offers support, friendship and practical help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

The adult gift is Christmas Day at the Salvation Army: transport, lunch, party and tea.

The children's gift is a Christmas Day present for an older person.


Special Needs Integration Projects (SNIPS)    Registered Charity 1162574

Founded in 1986, Special Needs Integration Projects (SNIPS) is a charity which helps children, young people and adults with learning disabilities in S W. Leicestershire.

People with learning disabilities often miss out on the everyday social activities the rest of us take for granted. They also miss out on the opportunity to socialise and meet people of their own age, which has an effect on their confidence and self-esteem.

Our focus is on respite for parents and offering a sense of 'belonging' to the young people who come to us.

The gift is an hour of respite care for a person with learning disabilities


Tools with a Mission    Registered Charity 1104903

Tools with a Mission aims to collect unwanted tools, refurbish them, sort them into Trade Kits, and send them across the world for livelihood creation.

The adult gift is- A Screwdriver/Pliers set for a young person to start his trade.

The children's gift is- A Scholar Pack for a child starting school.


The Vine    Registered Charity 1094075

We are a lovely little charity coffee shop and bookshop in the heart of Hinckley town centre. The Vine seeks to enable the love of Jesus to be known and shown in the local area, through resourcing the Church, creating community and sharing joy and fellowship.

The gift is a light meal and hot drink for a person in need.


Work-Link    Registered Charity 1094075

Work-Link is a small independent charity based in Hinckley, who provide an "Open Door" project specifically designed for local people predominantly who have learning difficulties or mental ill health. We provide meaningful opportunities helping individuals up skill via hands on work experience and training. All this is done through ReUse. Donations of furniture are kindly given to us and we either sell it to the general public or refurbish it, turning a piece of junk heading for landfill, into a quality piece of furniture. Last year Work-Link saved nearly 80 tonnes of furniture going to landfill.

The gift is to provide a training opportunity in our refurbishing area for aservice user to become proficient in refurbishing furniture for sale by the charity.



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