St Ann’s Hospice
St Ann’s Hospice is Greater Manchester’s largest hospice, caring for over 3,000 patients and their families and carers who are affected by cancer and non-cancer life-limiting illnesses. St Ann’s Hospice provides care on three sites and in people’s own homes, working in partnership with acute hospitals, primary care trusts, community services and voluntary organisations. Care is free of charge, and many services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week by 400 employed staff members and 800 volunteers. St Ann’s Hospice has to raise £16,000 every day to ensure the highest quality of care is provided to all patients and their families.
DEBRA is the national charity that supports families and individuals affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a painful genetic condition that causes the skin to blister and shear at the slightest friction, or even spontaneously. DEBRA focuses its work across the core areas; pioneering research to find effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for EB; providing social care support to help individuals live with dignity, including advice, emergency grants and social interaction; providing a specialist EB nursing service in partnership with the NHS, to deliver optimal healthcare to children and adults living with EB.