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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.


  • Janet's Story - Turn2Us feature Janet and her family
    How did Turn2us help Janet?

    Janet was working as a journalist before she suddenly had to stop. Turn2Us tells her story and about how their assistance helped her and her family.

  • John Deere Tractor - RABI supporters bring tractors onto the dance floor
    Supporters bring tractors onto the dance floor

    A harvest ball held at the Pavilions at the Yorkshire Showground raised £5,200 for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.

  • Lynsey de Paul Prize winner - Amahla, winner of the 2018 prize
    Lynsey de Paul Prize winners announced

    PRS Foundation and PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund have announced the latest winners of the Lynsey de Paul Prize.

  • Lionheart - Graphics from the report cover
    LionHeart 2018 Impact Report published

    LionHeart has published its latest Impact Report showing how the charity has grown and helped more people than ever before over the last five years.

  • iprovision - Graphics used in promotion of their new book
    iprovision features in CIPR book

    Platinum is a new book from the CIPR showcasing excellence in public relations. Edited by Stephen Waddington Found.Chart.PR Hon FCIPR, Platinum is the story of the CIPR as told by its members, including a chapter about iprovision, the CIPR Benevolent Fund.

  • Raymond Blanc - The famous chef aboard a Eurostar train
    Festive Fundraising Dinner with Raymond Blanc

    Hospitality Action is offering the opportunity to join Raymond Blanc OBE and his Executive Head Chef Gary Jones and Chef Pâtissier Benoit Blin from the two Michelin-starred Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons at their Christmas fundraising dinner in London on 26th November.

  • The Reverend Richard Coles - Portrait of the artist and celibate vicar
    Rev. Coles confirmed for HMUK’s flagship event

    Hitmaker-turned-vicar and former Strictly contestant The Reverend Richard Coles is to deliver the sermon at this year’s Festival of St Cecilia, Help Musicans UK’s annual festive fixture. It will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral on November 21st.

  • Mont Ventoux - Cyclist nearing the summit
    Cycling Furniture Makers raise £14,000

    Eight members of The Furniture Makers’ Company have raised almost £14,000 for the charity by collectively cycling all three routes of Mont Ventoux in Provence (a regular feature of the Tour de France) in a single day.

  • Friends of the Elderly  and The Act Foundation - logos for the two charities
    More FOTE grants thanks to partnership

    In April 2018, Friends of the Elderly began a partnership with The ACT Foundation, who are matching the annual £100,000 grant fund for the next five years, taking the total fund to £1million.

  • Introducing DogBot - Launched as part of the charity's Mental Wellbeing campaign, DogBot is a virtual canine counsellor
    Introducing DogBot

    Launched as part of the Charity for Civil Servants’ Mental Wellbeing campaign in October, DogBot is a virtual canine counsellor.

  • CWC: Charity Times Award Winners 2018! - Members of the CWC team collect their award from guest host Holly Walsh
    CWC: Charity Times Award Winners 2018!

    The Care Workers Charity won ‘Change Project of the Year’ at the 2018 Charity Times Awards and was also shortlisted for Charity of the Year, for an income of up to £1 million.

  • Cavell Nurses’ Trust climb Snowdon  - Walkers at the summit of Snowdon during Storm Cal;lum
    Cavell Nurses’ Trust climb Snowdon

    Seventy-nine intrepid adventurers pulled on their hiking boots and raincoats to walk to the top of Snowdon in October. This was all to raise money for UK nurses facing hardship and was a key event in the #10kForNurses fundraising campaign taking place throughout the month.

  • ABS Ambassadors - Banner graphics featuring ambassadors for ABS
    Celebrating the work of ABS Ambassadors

    Since launching the Architects Benevolent Society Ambassador programme, it has gone from strength to strength. There are now over 40 volunteer ambassadors in the UK.

  • AGBI - graphics from the AGBI website
    AGBI Artists’ Christmas Cards

    To help raise funds, the AGBI produces charity Christmas cards and greetings cards by distinguished artists connected to the charity.

  • Red Bull Aston Martin - Vehicle being driven on two wheels, showing advertising for the Grand Prix Trust on the belly pan
    Grand Prix Trust

    The Industry Leader Challenge fundraiser this year sees Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner take on the daunting task of learning to stunt drive an Aston Martin on two wheels. This is no easy task! Luckily, Christian is getting lessons from a leader in the stunt driving industry, Terry Grant.

  • GroceryAid - Helpline staff and GroceyAid logo
    GroceryAid working with Macmillan

    GroceryAid know that a crisis can happen at any time in your life. When you are least expecting it, things can happen that knock you off course physically, mentally and financially.