Reg Charity 274467

ActionAid was founded in 1972 as a child sponsorship charity when 88 UK supporters sponsored 88 children in India and Kenya, the focus primarily being to provide children with an education. Global accounts are now reported in Euros and in 2007 and 2008 turnover was close to 180m Euros.

ActionAid is an international anti-poverty¬†non-governmental organization¬†whose primary aim is to fight poverty worldwide. ActionAid has been a growing organization for over 30 years. Today, it helps over 13 million impoverished and disadvantaged people, in 42 countries worldwide. ActionAid works with local partners to fight poverty and injustice. ActionAid‚Äôs vision “is a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys their right to a life with dignity.”

ActionAid‚Äôs mission is “to work with poor and excluded people to eradicate poverty and injustice.” In June 2010, ActionAid underwent a leadership transition, as Joanna Kerr became the new Chief Executive of the organization, replacing former Chief Executive, Ramesh Singh.

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Parkinson’s UK

Reg Charity 258197

Parkinson’s UK¬†is a¬†Parkinson’s¬†research and support charity in the¬†United Kingdom. In April 2010, the Parkinson’s Disease Society changed its name to become Parkinson’s UK.Its aims are to improve the quality of life for people affected by Parkinson’s and find a cure for the condition.

Parkinson’s UK is the largest charity funder of research into Parkinson’s in the UK, it funds research aimed at finding better treatments and improving the understanding of Parkinson’s and its causes. It raises money through donations, legacies, community fundraising, events and corporate partnerships. The charity offers support and information to people affected by Parkinson’s, their families and carers through a network of 350 local groups across¬†England,¬†Wales,¬†Scotland¬†and¬†Northern Ireland.

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