Charity Websites


Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process

Macmillan Cancer Support

Europe’s leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers. The Macmillan Helpline 0808 808 0000 offers free advice and support from 9am – 8pm Monday – Friday.

Diabetes UK
Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

Asthma UK
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it

Alzheimer’s Society
Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Guide Dogs for the Blind 
Guide Dogs wants a world in which all.

blind and partially-sighted people enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. Their mission is to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people. We campaign for improved rehabilitation services and unhindered access for all blind and partially-sighted people.

Caring Matters Now
The Caring Matters Now support group is the only dedicated UK charity to provide information and support for those affected by Congenital Melanocytic Naevi (CMN). Congenital Melanocytic Naevi is a brown or black mole present at birth. CMN can be very large, covering up to 80% of the body, and very numerous – up to hundreds in one individual. People with large or multiple CMN have an increased risk of malignant melanoma (a type of cancer).

At the moment, large or multiple CMN are largely untreatable.  The Caring Matters Now support group has three main aims;

  1. support those affected by CMN
  2. raise awareness about CMN
  3. raise funds for CMN research

The charity has over 300 families registered and 14 UK regional support contacts in operation. 

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Mental Health Foundation
Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live

Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. We provide expert advice and information as well as specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. We also support people who have sensory impairments with additional disabilities

Epilepsy Action
Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK’s estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.

John Eastwood Hospice
The mission of the John Eastwood Hospice Trust is to support its NHS partners in the organisation and delivery of palliative care services, both in the John Eastwood Hospice and in the community.
The hospice provides services for patients with advanced cancer and other conditions requiring specialist palliative care such as Motor Neurone Disease.

British Heart Foundation
Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease. We will achieve this through our pioneering research, our vital prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for people living with heart disease.

We need you to share our vision because, together, we really can beat heart disease.

Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through this website.

MS Society
Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS. It affects two million more. We offer hope for the future by investing millions in research, and help for today through our information, support and campaigning.


Drug and or Alcohol misuse may be happening in your home or affecting someone close to you. You may feel alone, unable to cope, frightened, angry or confused. However you are not to blame. Families are often crucial to recovery and Hetty’s can offer you strength to feel you can cope better. Call 01623 643476 for more information

What is U3A? – U3A is a membership charity for those in their third age – retired or semi-retired, the third age being a stage of life rather than a specific age. It provides the opportunity for lifelong learning in its broadest sense, enabling members to share their interests, knowledge and skills, learning from each other. This keeps the mind and body active, raises self-esteem and forges new friendships.

To find out more about the U3A visit: or call 02084666139 or email [email protected]

Local meetings take place as follows: Forest Town and District U3A – meet 1st Friday of the month in the Forest Town Arena – 10:00am start.