At the start of 2021, I wrote this post about charities to consider supporting during the year. I really enjoyed writing it and think it got a pretty great reception, so I’ve decided to do the same thing again this year, with 6 different but equally incredible charities which will hopefully put them on your radar for 2022.
Supporting charities that I love, care about and are close to home is really important to me. It’s always a big focus of mine throughout the year. Especially given the couple of years everyone has had, I think it’s been more obvious than ever that we just all need to do a little more for each other, help one another and offer support where possible.
And it’s also important to note that support doesn’t always have to come in the form of money. Of course these charities rely a lot on monetary donations and wouldn’t be able to function properly and give the help without it but there are lots of ways to support a charity if you don’t currently have the money to do so.
If you are thinking about donating money to charity, it’s important to do your research into the charity itself but I know that every £1 is hugely helpful to all the ones mentioned below. I can trust that my money is going to do good when donating to the following charities, so you can have that peace of mind too.
So here are 5 more amazing charities to consider supporting in 2022:
The Trussell Trust – Stop UK Hunger
I became familiar with this charity when, back in 2020, Conservative MP’s decided to reject the free school meal plan for children during the pandemic. This was a real low point and understandably made a lot of people very angry. When I was doing my research into charities relating to hunger in the UK, The Trussell Trust immediately grabbed me.
The Trussell Trust’s vision is that eventually, the UK won’t need food banks. But in the meantime, whilst we do need them, they do a lot of work to help support food banks and provide emergency food and support for people in poverty in the UK. They support more than 1,200 food bank centers throughout the UK!
How can you support The Trussell Trust?
- Read more about them and the work they do on their website
- Make a monetary donation here
- Find your nearest food bank and donate food supplies directly
- Think about volunteering at your local food bank
CoppaFeel! is an incredible charity, founded by Kris Hallenga and her twin sister Maren, which aims to deliver help, support and information about breast cancer in young women, after Kris was diagnosed herself with secondary breast cancer at the age of 23. CoppaFeel!’s goal is to to give everyone the best possible chance of surviving breast cancer by speaking at schools and Universities, campaigning at festivals and even running their OWN festival – Festifeel!
Kris has also recently wrote a book, Glittering a Turd, which I pre-ordered as soon as I could and is absolutely fantastic. Kris shares more in-depth accounts and stories about her breast cancer, from diagnosis until now, as well as how the charity came into fruition. You can use their Self Checkout for more information and guidance on checking your breasts as well as getting texts to remind you!
How can you support CoppaFeel!?
- Buy Kris’ book, Glittering A Turd, to find out more about her story and the story behind the charity
- Make a monetary donation here
- Share your story for the opportunity for it it be published by CoppaFeel!
- Treat yourself to something from the CoppaFeel! shop
Parkinson’s is a disease that has affected both mine and my boyfriend’s family in various people, so this is one that’s definitely close to home but also a very worthy charity to consider supporting this year because Parkinson’s doesn’t currently have a cure but due to over 50 years of groundbreaking research, they are helping people manage their disease better than ever before.
You’re probably familiar with Michael J. Fox, the face of the Back to the Future franchise, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at an abnormally young age of 29 but has since gone on to create the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. Another very worthy foundation but as I’m UK based, Parkinson’s UK is much closer to home for me.
How can you support Parkinson’s UK?
- Make a monetary donation here
- Find an event near you to taking part in to help raise money
- Find out how parliament is handling policies to help support those with Parkinson’s, you can also find an email address on this page if you wish to find out more information on how to contact your local MP
- Consider leaving a monetary gift in your will
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
As a dog lover, Battersea is always at the top of my list of places to donate to and support. Battersea’s mission is to never turn away a dog or cat in need and after three million animals have passed through their doors, they still strive to help every last one of them as much as they can and ultimately, find them their furever home.
They have 3 centers: London, Old Windsor and Brands Hatch and in each one, they help to care for hundreds of animals every single day. They have a non-selective intake policy, which means they accept any breed, any age, including cats and dogs with serious medical problems.
How can you support Battersea Cats and Dogs Home?
- Buy a gift for an animal at Battersea, like a grooming pack or a welcome kit
- Thinking about getting a dog or a cat? Consider rehoming!
- Sign up for the Paw Draw Weekly Lottery
- Volunteer at one of the centers or consider fostering a Battersea animal
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
Jo’s Trust are the UK’s leading cervical cancer charity and they are amazing at providing an incredible amount of information on all things cervix! There’s still a lot of misinformation about things like HPV and cervical screenings so Jo’s Trust is a fantastic place to go to for safe information that you can trust, whether you’re just about to attend your first screening or have been diagnosed.
They have a helpline which you can call for support as well as an online forum and 1:1 cervical cancer support which you can find on their Get Support page. It’s scary for young women to be faced with things like cervical screenings, colposcopies and cervical cancer diagnoses, so Jo’s Trust is a beacon of light for anyone who needs that support
How can you support Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust?
- Make a monetary donation here
- Check out their fundraising events
- Help to raise awareness by telling your story
- Check out the Jo’s Trust shop
Those are my picks of some wonderful charities to consider supporting this year. I’d love to hear whether you support any of these or which charities you would add to this list!
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this is a wonderful list of charities to support in 2022. I think charities are one of the best ways to give back to the community and use your money for good cause. thanks for this wonderful reminder.
I completely agree 🙂
Some amazing charities to support in 2022, I have some special charities that I donate to as they’re very close to my heart, but I would love to donate to these ones too! x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
Think we all have those charities that hit home a little more than others!
Seeing as I’m not in the UK, most of these charities were completely unfamiliar to me, but it was really interesting to learn more about them. At this time, my husband and I haven’t been able to sort charity donations into our budget, but it’s something we’re planning to include within the coming months. Once that’s the case, I’ll definitely have to come back to your post to reevaluate which of these might be something we could support! Thank you so much for sharing the information.
Remember there’s lots of other stuff you can do – not just monetary donations! What about donating some unwanted clothes / books etc or volunteering for an afternoon? 🙂
When I am in a better position I would love to choose some charities to support. You have shared a great list of charities that you can support. I would like to adopt a tiger or other big cat, as well as children’s charities and the Naomi House Hospice which is where a pupil and friend of ours passed away when we were in year 8 of secondary school. Thank you for sharing Jenny.
Lauren – http://www.bournemouthgirl.com
Born Free would be great for the adoption one! I’ve used BF for the last few years. Sounds like some wonderful charities to support x
I’ve been wanting to read Glittering a Turd for some time now and this definitely makes me want to even more!
You absolutely should – such a great book but a truly inspirational woman x
Ah, this is such a lovely post, Jenny. I already support our local animal charities and a cancer charity but you’ve just reminded me about the Parkinsons one. My grandfather had Parkinsons so it’s definitely a charity I’d like to start supporting, thank you x
Ah it’s a common thing isn’t it – much more common than we’re aware of. It’s a fantastic charity too 🙂 x
I absolutely LOVE this post! You’ve shared the most amazing charities who I’ll be donating too throughout the year. Thank you for sharing this and bringing these charities to peoples attention, I’m sure it’ll help these charities a lot. Xo
Elle – ellegracedeveson.com
I do hope so! Xx
Jenny, this post is amazing and just all kinds of goodness and good karma rolled into one! I donate to the same charities each month but I’m going to look more into the ones you’ve mentioned and have a think about doing more in 2022
Hehe Awh thank you! Who do you donate to? 🙂