AlterNativity 2023

…. Here is a list of the Charities for 2023.

Adapt Prembabies

Adapt is a small charity who provide support to families with premature and unwell babies on the Neonatal Units at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital. We also provide ongoing care after families have gone home

Aim for Change

Aim for Change is a Leicester based charity and, since 2003, has been providing education, healthcare, and a growing number of self-sufficiency projects to many underprivileged and vulnerable children and adults living in remote parts of Uganda and Pakistan

Feed the Hungry    

Our Mission is dedicated to three core activities.  Feeding the Hungry, Disaster relief and Supporting Orphanages.  We ship donated food, clothing, and resources via trusted partners to schools and communities overseas.

Our current goal is to feed 278,000 children  around the world every day.

Faith India Ministries

The Ministry works hard with a caste referred to as “The Untouchables”. They are the lowest of the low in India. Society does not care for them. They are the orphans, they are the elderly, and people living in poverty. The children’s home caters for around 35 children where they receive care, regular meals, and an education.

Dial A Ride Community Transport Scheme

Dial a Ride is a door to door social car scheme for those living in the Hinckley & Bosworth area. If you don’t have a car of your own or have difficulty using public transport, the scheme can help take you to health/hospital appointments, social events/lunch clubs, visiting relatives/friends, shopping, hairdressers, leisure centre or somewhere you’d like to visit.

Hinckley Baptist Church – Pathways


A lunch and social club for people who have early to mid-stage dementia. Includes lunch and activities. Our aim is to offer a welcoming, sociable and enjoyable place.

Hinckley Area Foodbank

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That is why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support, to local people who are referred to us in crisis. During the year 2018-2019 we fulfilled 2.557 vouchers feeding 5,948 people, 2,083 of which were children, supplying 3 days emergency food. That’s equivalent to 53,532 meals. The Foodbank is run by a partnership of 9 churches.

Hinckley Homeless Group - Lawrence House

Hinckley Homeless Group came together and operates as a group of people interested and concerned about homelessness issues. Our main activity is running Lawrence House, it is a supported accommodation project for homeless young people in the Hinckley & Bosworth area of Leicestershire. We provide accommodation for 12 single people.


                    Hinckley Ukrainian Group Support.

HUGS supports Ukrainian families and individuals who have escaped warfare, pressed upon them.  Some have left families, husbands, sons, and fathers behind. Others endeavour to keep in touch with relatives of all ages who, for a variety of reasons, are still living in Ukraine.

Legs for Africa

We recycle prosthetic legs that would otherwise end up in landfill, and facilitate support groups so amputees in sub-Saharan Africa can live more independent, fulfilled lives.

Leicester City of Sanctuary

LCoS welcomes asylum seekers and refugees in and around Leicester, and supports them to rebuild their lives, develop their skills and feel part of the community. We offer a range of vital services and wider enrichment opportunities to asylum seekers and refugees: including support services and a hot meal; ESOL classes; a football session; sewing & IT classes. The key activity of LCoS is a weekly drop-in attended by between 70 and 100 asylum seekers and refugees.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Our vision. A better life for people and their families living with a terminal illness.

Our mission. To help people and their families living with a terminal illness make the most of the time they have together, by delivering expert care, emotional support, and guidance within their own homes

Mary’s Meals

Mary’s Meals provide one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. The meals help children to attend school regularly. It now costs approximately £16.00 to feed a child for a whole school year – each serving of Mary’s Meals costs just 8p.

We're now feeding over

1,500,000 children every school day.

Morning Star Ministries

Morning Star Ministries in India hosts a residential school for children from nearby slums across two sites. Currently, we have 40 children living with us and a further 40 who attend our day school plus 8 in further education. We believe that providing education is a crucial element in lifting people out of poverty and empowering them to succeed in life. We facilitate health care for the children in our schools.

Rainbows Hospice for Children & Young People

Rainbows is a place where life-limited children and their families can find care and support.  Our team of people help with end of life care, symptom management, short breaks and respite care.

We are also there to support parents and siblings through their bereavement.


Our goal is the prevention and relief of poverty in Malawi, one of the economically poorest countries in the world. In practice this means: installing clean, efficient cooking stoves; helping to mitigate climate change through our tree planting project and combat deforestation in Malawi; tackling HIV/Aids through our centre at Songani; supporting orphans so that they can go to Secondary School.

The Leprosy Mission

We are an international Christian development organisation that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patients. Our aim is to transform and empower the lives of people affected by leprosy. We provide a springboard to restore health, self-sufficiency and renewed hope. 

Women’s Aid Leicestershire

Our mission is to improve the lives of victims affected by all forms of violence and abuse. Protecting women and children and, at the same time, providing the right services and relationships that are empowering and supportive. Also, providing safe and secure services for women and children fleeing an abuse situation. There is a refuge within the local area to accommodate women and children at times of crisis.

The Vine

The Vine is a little coffee shop and Christian bookshop in the heart of Hinckley town centre, at the rear of the United Reform Church selling books, cards, gifts, Fairtrade food, hot & cold drinks, snacks, cakes and lunches. We provide a space to bring people together. Meal vouchers are available for the homeless to obtain a hot meal and drink.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army works within communities across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. They offer friendship, practical help and support to some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities. The local Community Kitchen held on Wednesday evenings, provides hot meals for people who would not otherwise have a meal. They offer shower facilities for personal hygiene care, and clothing if required




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