CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITY
While the 501st Legion was initially founded to unite costumers with a penchant for Star Wars villainy, one of our real-world missions is to bring good to our communities through volunteer charity work. The 501st Legion is always looking for opportunities to brighten the lives of the less fortunate and to bring awareness to positive causes on both a local and global scale.
The Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity help seriously ill babies, children and young people by supporting their medical care, mental health and family’s wellbeing. Their hospital team delivers daily arts activities, youth work and family support; their Grants Programme funds child-friendly spaces and play initiatives, life-changing equipment and bereavement support.
The Children's Hospice Across Scotland for over thirty years has been offering a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. This includes palliative care, family respite and support – through their hospices, homecare services and hospital presence.
Founded in 2001, Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity has fundraise to ensure that every baby, child and young person treated at Scotland's largest children's hospital receives the extra special care they deserve. We raise funds to help those who tirelessly care for and nurture young lives at their most vulnerable; to invest in equipment, research and the continued improvement of facilities and services for children and families in hospital.
Their support covers both regulars and reserves in all our Armed Forces and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service.
The challenges that ex-service personnel face are complex – from low income to life-changing injuries or hidden wounds, like depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. Armed with this information, we are improving our services for younger, working-age veterans, and we will make sure they know we’re here when they need us.
Since 2003, The Catherine McEwan Foundation has been helping people living with Crohn’s and Colitis access better treatment, better care and live better lives. We change the lives of children, young people and adults with inflammatory bowel disease by funding much-needed improvements in IBD healthcare across Scotland, including investing in pioneering research.
Glasgow City Mission is the world’s first City Mission and has been at the forefront of compassionate care for the city’s marginalised since 1826. We offer spirit-led, faith-filled community to vulnerable adults and children within the city, by fighting against poverty and disadvantage in Glasgow. We strive to constantly adapt to the changing needs of our age and the specific needs of those we meet.
Macmillan Cancer Support is there to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer. They’re here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, by providing physical, financial and emotional support. They'll do whatever it takes, no matter what a person's needs are, they will listen and support them however they need them to — big or small.
St Vincent’s Hospice is a charitable organisation at the heart of the community, offering specialist care and services to all those affected by life limiting illness. Sadly, every day, people in our local communities receive the devastating news that they have an illness that can no longer be cured. That is when St Vincent’s Hospice comes in, supporting individuals, and their loved ones, on the journey ahead, whether that be for many years or in just the final weeks and days of life.
They are here to help all serving and retired members of the UK's fire family to live healthier and happier. They’re here to ensure that you and your loved ones can easily access empowering information, advice and support, whenever you need it, helping you to live healthier and happier. Whether you’re looking to make positive changes to your lifestyle, or in need of support with recovery from injury or illness.
BBC Children in Need believes that every child should have the chance to thrive and be the best they can be. They are committed to being there for children across the UK when they're need the most. They are there to make sure that every child has the childhood they deserve – and the support they need to thrive. They are committed to funding the grassroots organisations and project workers across the UK that provide the vital positive relationships children need to help them navigate the challenges in their lives.
They provide more than 100 services across Scotland. They are there for adults and children with a physical or learning disability, and families facing poverty, family breakdown and disadvantage. There to help young people facing homelessness or mental health difficulties, for carers of all ages, and for people affected by epilepsy. Their vision is for people to have greater independence, be included in their communities, and have choice and control over their support. They believe in challenging stigma and inequality, and giving people the opportunity to thrive.