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Last updated June 2019

Member News

News relating to the activities and work of our ACO charity members. Please contact us if you would like to add news about your organisation here.


  • Whisk - Whisk dripping with yellow cake mixture
    Celebrating Nurses Day

    Cavell Nurses’ Trust were encouraging people to bake a difference, and join their Raise Your Whisks campaign and host a bake sale during the week of 5th May, from International Midwives’ Day until International Nurses’ Day.

  • ISM Report - Impact of Brexit on Musicians
    ISM releases Brexit Report

    The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), the professional body for the UK’s musicians, has published its latest report into the effects of Brexit on the music profession, titled Impact of Brexit on Musicians.

  • ABTA LifeLine -  Hawaiian Big Charity Day event
    ABTA LifeLine goes tropical

    It may have been a dark and dreary day in May, but ABTA LifeLine brought sunshine to offices by asking ABTA staff members to dress in tropical clothing for their annual Big Charity Day.

  • Orkney Garden Festival - The Garden House in Orkney
    Orkney Garden Festival supports Perennial’s 180th

    The biennial Orkney Garden Festival takes place in Scotland this July, giving visitors a selection of open gardens to visit, and talks and demonstrations from well-known gardening personalities.

  • Body Image - Woman stands at mirror and measures waist
    Live Chat on Body Image

    Wimbledon Guild held a live Twitter chat on body image during Mental Health Awareness Week, encouraging people to join in the conversation.

  • Pharmacist - Woman looks at shelf of drugs and appears anxious and frustrated
    Pharmacist Support’s Boots Partnership

    Pharmacist Support announced their wellbeing partnership with Boots, following a successful pilot in 2017, to reach more of those in the profession facing difficult times.

  • Big Peat RAF Edition - A bottle of the RAF Edition surrounded by RAF memorabilia
    Big Peat RAF Edition

    Douglas Laing & Co, a leading family Scotch whisky business, has launched Big Peat ‘The RAF Edition’ in aid of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

  • Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society - Image titled Homeward Bound, by John Roberts, winner of the Working at Sea category of Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society's annual Ultimate Sea View competition
    Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society turns 180!

    Some ACO members have been around for a surprising number of years, and this year one of our oldest members Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is celebrating their 180th anniversary with their campaign Shipwrecked One Eighty.

  • Cute dog with knitted hat - photo courtesy of
    The Crafty Vet Project

    Vetlife are encouraging the veterinary community to discover their creative side with The Crafty Vet Project, and to discover the mental health benefits of crafting.

  • Sir Mark Sedwill - Whitehall civil servant
    New appointments at The Charity for Civil Servants

    The Charity for Civil Servants this month announced the appointment of Sir Mark Sedwill KCMG, Cabinet Secretary, as President and Peter Schofield CB, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions, as Chair of the charity.

  • Horse racing - Jockeys with tack in stables
    Racing Welfare launch mental health report

    Racing Welfare published the findings of their year-long mental health research project ‘A lifestyle rather than a job': a review and recommendations on mental health support within the British horseracing industry. ACO attended their report launch event at Royal Windsor Racecourse on 13th May.