Rybka's Charity Support of 2019
As we rapidly approach the season of festivities, warm homes, and time with our loved ones, it is also a time at which we should turn our thoughts to those who are in a less fortunate situation. Below is a list of the charities that Rybka is so proud to have supported this year through various means. Click the charity name to access their websites, find out more, and discover how you can contribute to the charities.
Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby. They fund life-changing projects that support children and young people with disabilities or living in disadvantageous situations. Since 1983, they have funded more than 1,000 projects, across the UK and Ireland, totalling over £28 million. Their focus is to help children and young people with disabilities through projects such as sensory rooms, playground and outdoor activities, health and wellbeing and specialist equipment.
Age Scotland is the leading charity representing older people in Scotland and supporting their rights and interests. Their mission is to inspire, involve and empower older people in Scotland, and influence others, so that people in Scotland enjoy better later lives. They inspire older people by encouraging them to realise the opportunities, and overcome the challenges, of later life.
Seamab is committed to transforming the lives of children. They help some of the most vulnerable children in Scotland. Their work gives children back their childhood, making sure they feel safe, loved and happy. They provide care and education for children in Scotland who need intensive and specialist support.
The Lighthouse Club provides a confidential 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline which is available to the industry’s workforce and their families in the UK and Ireland. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, the helpline provides the first point of contact for those who need to access a range of completely confidential support services including emergency financial aid to construction families in crisis, advice on occupational health & mental wellbeing and support on legal, tax and debt management matters.
Ty Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities and offers care to children, and support for their families, throughout Wales. They offer comfort, care, and support to life-limited children, young people, and their families. They provide this service in the hospice, in the community, and in their home so they can make the most of the time they have left together. They allow parents and carers to relax and recharge their batteries, and they make sure the needs of brothers and sisters are never forgotten.
The Marie Curie charity believes that everyone living with a terminal illness diagnosis should be able to get the most from the time they have left. They offer support to everyone affected by the diagnosis to achieve the best quality of life, and support and to keep the person’s independence and dignity for as long as possible. This includes treating or managing pain and other symptoms with medicines, therapies and other specialist approaches. It also means giving emotional support to the patient and the family when they need it most.
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity and is dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and cure of Alzheimer’s. They fund a broad range of research projects to understand dementia and drive us towards better diagnosis, prevention, and treatments.
Beatson Charity supports people affected by cancer at every step, transforming the way cancer care is funded and delivered. They provide services, research, and education to invest in a better future for cancer patients and their families.
Grassmarket Community Project has been developed in partnership by Greyfriars Kirk (Church of Scotland) and the Grassmarket Mission. Grassmarket Community Project takes an innovative approach to creating community and providing sanctuary and support to participants, many of whom are amongst the most vulnerable of our citizens. Through mentoring, social enterprise, training and education in a nurturing environment, the Project develops skills that enable participants to develop to their full potential and move away from cycles of failure.
Spifox is the Scottish Property Industry’s Festival of Christmas. The sole objective is to raise funds during the business year for disadvantaged children or young people in Scotland. This enable the various beneficiaries to either purchase equipment and/or to provide facilities to assist in them in better performing their function of care and support.
Through education, influence, research, and action, Project Seagrass is committed to the conservation of seagrass ecosystems and ensuring that the benefits they provide communities are sustained now and for the future.
Seagrass produces more oxygen than all of the rainforest and grasslands combined and can sequester carbon dioxide 35x more effectively than a pristine Amazon rainforest. Unfortunately, due to human activity (coastal development and dredging activities, and indirect impacts of declining water quality), we are losing the equivalent area of 2 football pitches every hour. The work that the charity is doing to protect and plant seagrass meadows is vital to alleviate the climate emergency that we are facing.
The Scottish Government figures state there are 1 in 3 children living in poverty in Scotland, so Hub West Scotland launched their Christmas Winter Warmer Appeal for charity partner PEEK (Possibilities for Each and Every Kid), a charity which works to improve the life chances of children and young people living in the Glasgow area. The appeal aims to provide children living in poverty in Glasgow with warm winter jackets.
Bethany Christian Trust is a national charity whose mission is to relieve the suffering and meet the long term needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. They provide high-quality support services and accommodation for people who are at risk of becoming homeless, who are currently homeless and who have previously been homeless. The charity supports people in a broad range of ways including: housing, education and employment, addiction recovery, emotional well-being, street outreach, community integration, offending reduction and social support.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all the individuals, companies, and organisations that have supported these charities by launching appeals, taken part in challenges, and raised our awareness of the charities and their missions.