Allocated Charities

Thanks you to everyone who voted for our Allocated Charities this year, we had a record number of University of Birmingham students getting involved and we're pleased to announce our three Allocated Charities for 2017/18 are:

Birmingham St. Mary's Hospice

Beat

Little Hearts Matter

Our allocated charities are voted for each year by committee and students at The University of Birmingham to ensure we are raising money for charities that matter to you. Our allocated charities receive the money raised from many of our events including our bar crawls and hitchhikes!

Little Hearts Matter

Little Hearts Matter is a Birmingham-based charity that helps and supports children with single ventricle heart conditions (or half a heart) and their families. Being born with half a heart means there is a low chance of survival through infancy, children have to have three operations by the age of six and even then their hearts will never be fully ‘fixed’. We help families through a number of services including a support line, information booklets, events , youth services and a community of families all going through this life-changing condition.


Being chosen as a Carnival RAG charity is a pretty big deal to everyone at LHM. Our young, vibrant team have loads of fundraising ideas and are so excited to get involved with Carnival RAG. We guarantee we'll put our whole hearts into it!

Beat

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity - our vision is an end to the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses and include anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. We estimate 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder.


We will work with Carnival RAG to bring you many fun and exciting opportunities to get involved with fundraising for Beat throughout the year. From challenge events, to BEATS for Beat charity music festival – we will support Carnival RAG to raise as much money as possible to support those affected by an eating disorder.


The funds raised will help us to continue providing our vital services such as our helplines, online support groups and message boards, as well as training and supporting our Beat Ambassadors and help us campaign for better treatment and understanding.

Birmingham St. Mary's Hospice

Birmingham St Mary's Hospice provides end of life care and support to individuals living with a terminal illness, their loved ones and carers across Birmingham and Sandwell. Most of our care is provided in people’s home or in community locations close by, in addition to our inpatient and day services at the Hospice in Selly Oak.

The Hospice's mission and ambition is 'Hospice Care For All'. Our aim is for the best hospice care is available for all patients, families and carers across our community, wherever and whenever they need it. Our vision is for the best experience of living is available to everyone, leading up to and at the end of life.

It’s likely that many students will have, or know someone who has lost a loved one to a terminal illness and acknowledge how important it is for people to have the best experience during the end of their life. Being so local to the University of Birmingham, in a place that hopefully feels like home to students, provides a stand-out opportunity for students to not only support their local Hospice but to also see the difference they will make to the lives of people living with a terminal illness.