Comic Relief is an operating British charity, founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia. The highlight of Comic Relief’s appeal is Red Nose Day, a biennial telethon held in March, alternating with sister project Sport Relief. A prominent biennial event in British popular culture, Comic Relief is one of the two high-profile telethon events held in the United Kingdom, the other being Children in Need, held annually in November.
£21.50 raised by Anshul at UpStarts4StartUps on 4 March 2017 at BrainJuicer, London
Teenage Cancer Trust is a cancer care and support charity in the UK that exists to improve the cancer experience of young people aged 13–24. Founded in 1990, the charity’s key service is providing specialist teenage units in NHS hospitals. It also trains and funds staff who are teenage cancer specialists. The units are dedicated areas for teenage and young adult patients, who are involved in their concept and creation. Medical facilities on the units are equipped with computers, TVs and game consoles.
£41 raised by Ineesh at UpStarts4StartUps on 4 March 2017 at BrainJuicer, London
Azbukum is a Serbian language school and a centre for Serbian culture. It is founded in 1995 as an independent and non-profit association specialized in educational programs for foreigners willing to learn Serbian. More than five thousand people from all over the world have been participating in the Azbukum programs: learning Serbian and discovering cultural and historical heritage of the Serbs
£21 raised by Luka at UpStarts4StartUps Academy on 4 March 2017 at BrainJuicer, London
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF is a United Nations (UN) programme headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its executive committee. UNICEF was created by the UN General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War 2.
£40 donated by Rosie & Lucas at the UpStarts4StartUps event on 4 March 2017 at BrainJjuicer, London
We currently have approximately 500 children and young people in Gloucestershire with epilepsy. The paediatric epilepsy service consists of two paediatricians with a specialist interest in epilepsy and an epilepsy nurse specialist.
£26 raised by Olivia and James at UpStarts4StartUps on 4 March 2017 at BrainJuicer, London
After a long campaign by Dr Charles West, the Hospital for Sick Children was founded on 14 February 1852 and was the first hospital providing in-patient beds specifically for children in England. Despite opening with just 10 beds, it grew into one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals through the patronage of Queen Victoria, counting Charles Dickens, a personal friend of Dr West, the Chief Physician, as one of its first fundraisers.
£162 donated by Ami, Aryan, Zaza, Imani, Jess, Iva, Lenny & Rahul at UpStarts4StartUps Academy at BrainJuicer on 4 March 2017
Stokenchurch Dog Rescue was formerly known as The High Wycombe & District Dog Rescue and Welfare Society. It was set up by local residents in 1963 to save the lives of stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs, as well as those impounded by the police.
Donation £18.50 Mia Briant, UpStarts4StartUps event 9 July 2016
Dogs Trust, formerly known as the National Canine Defence League, is an animal welfare charity and humane society in the United Kingdom which specialises in the well being of dogs. The Charity rehabilitates and finds new homes for dogs which have been abandoned or given up by their owners.
Donation £12.50, Silvia Poole, UpStarts4StartUps event 9 July 2016
Afrikids is a child rights organisation working in northern Ghana to alleviate child suffering and poverty.
Donation £17, Florence Torreiro and Mia Gaule, UpStarts4StartUps event 9 July 2016
The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a charity and award winning visitor centre that has for many years worked in the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and the research of birds of prey.
Donation £24 Toby Spalinger and Heath Poole, UpStarts4StartUps event 9 July 2016
SightSavers is an international non-governmental organisation that works with partners in developing countries, to treat and prevent avoidable blindness, and promote equality for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.
Donation £24.40 Hannah and Isabel Williams, UpStarts4StartUps event 9 July 2016
The British Heart Foundation is a charity organisation in the United Kingdom that funds research into improving treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Donations £38.60, Christy and Grace Francis, and George Carrington, UpStarts4StartUps event 9 July 2016.
Cancer Research UK is a Cancer research and awareness charity in the UK, formed on 4 February 2002 by the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. Its aim is to reduce the number of deaths from Cancer.
Donation £18.50, Owen Rajendera, UpStarts4StartUps event 9 July 2016
Techfugees is a social enterprise coordinating the international tech community’s response to the needs of Refugees. Techfugees organises conferences, workshops, hackathons and meetups in around the world in an effort to generate tech solutions that can help refugees.
Comic Relief is a charity dedicated to alleviating poverty.