Charities of the Month – March

Disadvantaged groups

The Cathedral is committed to supporting community groups which serve people facing challenging circumstances.

‘The Week’s Good Cause’ Donation Point provides a dedicated space for Somerset organisations, both to raise awareness of the group’s aims, and to raise funds for that work.

MARCH

St Margaret’s Hospice and Parkinsons’ UK

St Margaret’s Hospice is a local charity with two inpatient units in Taunton and Yeovil. We are committed to providing specialist palliative care, advice, support and respite to patients and their families. Our care is available to any adult with a terminal or life limiting illness, for example, cancer, motor neurone disease and chronic lung disease. Through our medical expertise, nursing skills and specialist support services, we offer physical, emotional, social and spiritual care to our patients and their families.

http://www.somerset-hospice.org.uk/

Parkinson’s UK

We’re the Parkinson’s support and research charity. For more than 40 years we’ve been working to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. The main symptoms of Parkinson’s are tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement. There’s currently no cure for Parkinson’s and we don’t yet know why people get the condition. One person in every 500 has Parkinson’s. That’s about 127,000 people in the UK. The Mendip branch exists to offer friendship and support to all those with Parkinson’s, and their carers in the Mendip area.

http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/