Grumpy Old Men supports three charities in Help For Hero's, Macmillan Cancer support and Zoe's Place. Currently we have a donation system where members donate to an account which funds the hosting of this website.
All extra funds are split 3 ways and donated equally to our sponsored charities. We the GoMmittee stress that no member has to donate and it is only if they wish to do so.
Alternatively if you wish to donate directly to the charities themselves please clicks the links available at the bottom of each article.
"It’s about the blokes, our men and women of the Armed Forces. It’s about Derek, a rugby player who has lost both his legs,
it’s about Carl whose jaw is wired up so he has been drinking through a straw. It’s about Richard who was handed a mobile
phone as he lay on the stretcher so he could say goodbye to his wife. It’s about Ben, it’s about Steven and Andy and Mark, it’s about them all. They are just blokes but they are our blokes; they are our heroes. We want to help our heroes."
We would like to ask you all to show your support for the too often forgotten Hero's who do what they are ordered to do no questions ask for there country and fellow comrades & who are unfortunately enought to be injured in the line of duty. We may not all agree with the reason or even understand why the armed forces are where they are but I feel that these often unsung Hero's and there families deserve our support so please give as much as you can no matter how small, every little helps
Alternatively if you wish to make a donation directly, please click on this link which will take you directly to the Help For Hero's website
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. One in three of us will get cancer. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.
As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. This means they need more than medical help, they also need practical, emotional and financial support.
We are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It's not only patients who live with cancer, so we also help carers, families and communities. We guide people through the system, supporting them every step of the way. We fund nurses and other specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres. But we give so much more than medical help.
People need practical support at home, so we provide anything from some precious time off for a carer, to a lift to hospital. People need emotional support, so we listen, advise and share information though our cancer supports specialists, website and trained professionals. People need financial help to cope with the extra costs cancer can bring, so we give benefits advice, and grants for anything from heating bills to travel costs. Together we listen, we learn, we act to help people live with cancer.
We are a force for change, listening to people affected by cancer and working together to improve cancer care. People who live with cancer are experts by experience. Together we use this knowledge to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by cancer. This could be anything from getting a coffee machine installed in a waiting room, to bringing about changes in the law.
We fight discrimination – from challenging unfair travel costs and insurance policies to improving the national benefits system.Together we challenge the status quo, we push for change, we lead the way.
We believe we can all help. We can raise money– through marathons, coffee mornings, street collections, sponsored events. We can give time– at cancer care centre’s, events, and fundraising groups.We can share experiences– online, in the media, with each other. We are Macmillan.
To All Members
We would kindly ask you all to show your support to the Macmillan Cancer Support, I am sure we have all had or will have someone in our family who is unfortunate enough to have some form of cancer & speaking from experience the support that Macmillan give not only to the sufferers but also their families is a huge help so please give what you can so Macmillan can continue to be a lifeline to so many people who sometimes have no one else.
We would also like you to give your support to Zoe's place who's hospices provide wonderful ‘home from home’ environments for babies and infants aged from birth to five years old who have life limiting or life threatening conditions.
As the only baby specific hospices in the UK, they offer palliative, respite and end of life care completely free of charge and ongoing support to families. If you wish to visit their site you can do so here http://www.zoes-place.org.uk/