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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.


  • Disability  and Freedom - conceptual image of woman in wheelchair, open arms facing sea
    How a Turn2us grant helped Hayley

    Turn2Us highlight a recent case in which their support and assistance provided a grant that transformed the life of the recipient. Read about Hayley's story

  • Smallwood Trust - The Smallwood Trust logo and an image of a smiling mother with her young child
    Smallwood transform grant-making to individuals

    Smallwood Trust have found that small amounts of financial assistance can ease pressure, enabling women to focus on other areas of their lives, and will now be providing more flexible grants targeted at removing barriers to improving women's lives.

  • Don McCarthy CBE - Ambassador for the retailTRUST
    Mentoring programme in memory of Don McCarthy

    retailTRUST, the trade charity for the retail sector and supporting service industries, has launched the elevator mentoring programme in memory of the late Don McCarthy CBE.

  • Peter Waterman - On board a GWR engine
    Pete in the driving seat for charity tour

    Record producer and broadcaster Pete Waterman OBE launched a nationwide tour of railway stations as part his new role promoting the Railway Benefit Fund (RBF).

  • Pharmacy - Pharmacist with selection of drugs in hands
    New Chief Executive at Pharmacist Support

    Pharmacist Support has appointed Danielle Hunt as the new Chief Executive of the charity.

  • Horticulture - Older man spreads arms across growing plants
    Perennial pledge to support more in 180th year

    To mark its 180th year, Perennial wants to reach more people with its tailored one-to-one support services than ever before. The Party for Perennial, now in its fifth year, kicked off activities demonstrating the sector’s support for the charity.

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra - Conductor leads orchestra members
    HMUK partnership with Association of British Orchestras

    The new strategic pairing will see HMUK become the inaugural charity partner of ABO by continuing its support at future ABO events in Manchester next year and London in 2021. HMUK will also support the ABO's professional development programmes, created for ambitious managers and musicians in the sector to drive their own knowledge, skills and profile.

  • Sometimes we say we're fine when we're not - GroceryAid and Time to Change focus on mental health
    Mental health spotlight on #TimetoTalk day

    GroceryAid joined Time to Change to encourage those affected to seek support and speak about their mental health.

  • Children and creatures - Friends of the Elderly visit
    FOTE home welcomes children - and creatures!

    Residents at the Retired Nurses National Home were delighted to welcome local primary school children to the home last week. But it wasn’t just the children who came to visit!

  • Edith Cavell - Statue at Norwich Cathedral
    Commemoration service honours Edith Cavell

    Cavell Nurses' Trust is working with the Florence Nightingale Foundation to host a special service at Westminster Abbey commemorating the life of Florence Nightingale as well as the Centenary of Edith Cavell's reinterment on 15th May 2019 at Westminster Abbey.

  • Le Tour de Cuisine - Hospitality Action’s fifth annual fundraising event
    Le Tour de Cuisine

    Hospitality Action’s fifth annual Le Tour de Cuisine - Cotswold Cycle Challenge, sponsored by Sky and The Calcot Collection, takes place on Monday 10th June. Since the first event in 2015 intrepid riders have raised a whopping £220,000 for Hospitality Action.

  • #AnxietyArch - Architects Benevolent Society (ABS) #AnxietyArch campaign

    Throughout 2019 the Architects Benevolent Society (ABS) will be putting the mental wellbeing of architectural professionals and students at the top of the agenda through its #AnxietyArch campaign.

  • The Grand Prix Trust - Trust beneficiaries assemble for group photo behind a topiary of a F1 car in the pit lane
    Record-breaking year for the Grand Prix Trust

    The Grand Prix Trust assisted more clients than ever during 2018, by means of financial help and signposting. They have been able to assist with a wide variety of matters including medical needs, redundancy, household items and respite. Here is one example:

  • SBA The Solicitors’ Charity - Tim Martin CEO
    Change at SBA

    The SBA The Solicitors’ Charity has announced the departure of its CEO, Tim Martin. Tim spearheaded and oversaw a huge programme of change and modernisation for the Board.