Action for ME

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is a long-term (chronic), fluctuating, neurological condition that causes symptoms affecting many body systems, more commonly the nervous and immune systems. M.E. affects an estimated 250,000 people in the UK, and around 17 million people worldwide.

People with M.E. experience debilitating pain, fatigue and a range of other symptoms associated with post-exertional malaise, the body and brain's inability to recover after expending even small amounts of energy.

Action for M.E. takes action to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect faced by people with M.E. We do this by meeting need now to improve the lives of people with M.E. while taking action to secure change for the future. Read more about this in our 2016-2021 strategy.

For more information about supporting Action for M.E. through the Unity Lottery, contact the fundraising team by email or phone on 0117 927 9551.

Together, we can stop M.E. stealing lives.

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All Hallows Healthcare Trust

All Hallows Healthcare Trust provides a seamless service of integrated health and social care for the local population and is constantly evolving and developing existing services and introducing new ones to help improve the health and well-being of people living in Great Yarmouth and Waveney, South Norfolk and North Suffolk.

The care team aims to support people with health and social care needs to stay in their own home and community rather than be admitted to an acute or main hospital or into long term care. It provides medical care to people when they have been admitted and then discharged from a main hospital, helps people to remain independent and helps to identify any on-going needs.

Current services include:

  • Community Hospital
  • Nursing Home
  • Physiotherapy
  • Long Term Care Unit
  • Homecare
  • Bathing Service
  • Adult Day Centre
  • Palliative Daycare
  • Continuing Healthcare in the Community
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Befriending
  • Housework
  • Laundry & Ironing
  • Specialist Palliative Services

Without the kindness from local people, it would not be able to function as well as it does and certainly wouldn't have achieved what it has today.

"Donations and legacies help ensure we are able to continue our vital work."

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The Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders (AMEND) is a UK-registered charity (no.1153890) providing free information resources and support services to anyone affected by multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) and associated endocrine conditions. AMEND provides patient support via phone, email, social media groups, and our own professional counselling helpline and Mindfulness resources. We produce patient information resources for adults and children with strong medical advisory team assistance. AMEND awards Research Grants, an Annual Young Investigator Award, and funds conference places for endocrine nurses. Our Annual Patient Information Day and other events are popular with patients who benefit from meeting others with these rare disorders. AMEND also distributes its MEN Passport free to patients to help them to keep track of their ‘MEN journey'. Membership and resources are all free and available to everyone everywhere via the charity's HONcode certified website at

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British Liver Trust

The British Liver Trust supports patients and families affected by all types of liver disease and liver cancer, which can affect people at any age, right from childhood through to parents and grandparents. 75% of people with liver disease or liver cancer are diagnosed in hospital when liver disease is advanced, so we campaign to help people get diagnosed early to help save lives.

Our helpline and online community support thousands of people and our patient guides and booklets are used by thousands more, as well as being given out in hospitals.

Your support will help us be here for everyone with liver disease or liver cancer.

By joining the Unity Lottery you will not only help fund our work, but for just £1.00 a week you'll be in with a chance of winning up to £25,000.

It couldn't be easier to enter and help us fight liver disease.

Thank you and good luck!

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British Thyroid Foundation

Thyroid disorders affect 1 in 20 people in the UK. It is mostly women who are diagnosed but men, children and even babies can suffer too. The most common form of the disease is hypothyroidism (underactive) but we also support people with hyperthyroidism (overactive), thyroid eye disease and thyroid cancer. Thyroid disorders often run in families.

The BTF raises awareness about thyroid disorders and the physical and emotional impact they can have on people's lives. We provide reliable, free information on all aspects of thyroid disease. Through our comprehensive support network – a regular newsletter, telephone helplines, local groups and information events - we enable people to help themselves and others and thereby to avoid the distress and isolation they may otherwise experience.

Through our collaboration with medical experts we ensure that patients are given up to date information and by listening to people's experiences we can feed back their concerns to the medical community. Since 1997 we have given over £220,000 to research projects that look into a wide range of aspects of thyroid disease. Each year we also support nurses who specialise in this area.

Support the BTF and help us continue to make a difference!

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Carr Gomm

Carr Gomm is a leading Scottish social care and community development charity. We currently support around 2,000 people across Scotland to live their lives safely and well according to their choices, whilst making plans to achieve their hopes and dreams for tomorrow.

Our support is person-centred and strongly reflects our values of choice, control, respect, interdependence, and openness and honesty.

Every penny we receive contributes to making our society better: reducing loneliness and isolation; improving health and wellbeing; and providing opportunities for people to flourish.

Our community development projects and activities focus on reducing loneliness and isolation in some of Scotland's most deprived communities. They are designed to bring people together to build friendships, skills and confidence.

An example of our work includes community growing projects, which uses gardening and growing opportunities as the vehicle to engage people with their community.

We support local adults, who are experiencing anxiety and depression to build skills, relationships and improve their health.

We also work with local schools to provide innovative outdoor activities for children and young people who struggle in the formal school environment.

For more information on our community development projects and the wider work we do, visit

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Castel Froma

Across two Midlands-based sites, Castel Froma and the Helen Ley Care Centre, we provide rehabilitation and nursing care for people disabled by brain injury or neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis.

Through day, respite or residential care we offer intensive physiotherapy, occupational therapy and other similar interventions to help individuals improve their quality of life. For some, this might mean learning to walk again, for others changes might be smaller - sitting more comfortably in their wheelchair, improving dexterity or learning to smile again.

We need to raise £300,000 every year from donations to cover the costs of all our therapeutic work, to purchase specialist medical equipment and to fund activities, trips and social events for our guests and residents.

Playing Unity Lottery for just £1 a week will make a valuable contribution towards our fundraising target AND gives you the chance to win £25,000 every seven days!! Sign up now for your chance to strike it lucky and help people living with disabilities after head injury.

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Colostomy UK

Colostomy UK is a national charity that offers support and advice to people with a stoma, their families, carers and friends.

Our services are free and include:

  • A 24-hour free helpline: 0800 328 4257.
  • Information literature on all aspects of living with a colostomy.
  • Tidings, a quarterly support magazine.
  • A closed Facebook Support Group
  • An informative website
  • Over 100 volunteers (all ostomates) who take helpline calls, attend open days, give talks and visit ostomates in hospital

We also run projects to empower ostomates to return to sports, hobbies and other interests and give them the confidence to take up fresh challenges. We are advocates for ostomates' rights and their voice on the bigger issues. Our campaigns raise awareness and encourage organisations to make their facilities more inclusive. Supporting and enhancing ostomates' wellbeing is at the core of everything we do.

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Crohn's and Colitis UK

Our mission is to work with all those affected by these conditions to achieve a better quality of life, improve services, and ultimately find a cure.

We want to see a world in which people’s lives are not limited by Crohn’s and Colitis. Our weekly lottery gives you the chance of winning a £25,000 jackpot, and at the same time helps improve lives today and build a world free from Crohn's and Colitis tomorrow.

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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Most people don't understand what cystic fibrosis is, or what it does, until someone close to them is affected by it. They soon discover it's a life-shortening genetic condition – only half of those living with the condition celebrate their fortieth birthday.

We are the only UK-wide charity dedicated to making a daily difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis, and those who care for them. Ultimately, we're fighting to find a way to beat it for good, so that everyone with cystic fibrosis can live a life unlimited by the condition.

We are researching and developing new treatments, working with families to ensure they get the right support, and shouting loud to ensure everyone benefits from better care.

Fighting cystic fibrosis is a battle we must win – please join us by playing the lottery today.

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DEBRA is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a genetic condition which causes the skin to blister and shear at the slightest friction, or even spontaneously. There are at least 5,000 people living with this devastating condition in the UK and 500,000 people worldwide.

EB has a number of distinct forms; in the least severe form, blistering is confined to the hands and feet. In more severe cases, the whole body is affected and wounds heal very slowly, giving rise to scarring, physical deformity and significant disability. Blistering can also affect inner body linings, such as the mouth and throat and, in its most advanced form, EB is fatal in infancy.

DEBRA focuses its work in three areas:

  • We fund pioneering research to find effective treatments and ultimately, a cure for EB.

  • We fund, in partnership with the NHS, an enhanced specialist EB Nursing Service to deliver optimal healthcare to children and adults living with EB.

  • We provide social care support to help people live with dignity. This is a service parents and people with EB can call on, to reach out for advice, advocacy in the face of red tape and emergency grants. We provide access to specially adapted holiday homes and opportunities for social interaction..

We interconnect each of these areas to ensure a holistic approach to our care, from birth, for as long as it is needed.

Without your support people with EB would not benefit from these services.

Charity Registration Number 1084958

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Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

With more and more people being diagnosed with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the UK, our challenge is greater than ever before.

At DRWF, we focus on helping people to understand the different types of diabetes, raising awareness of risk and preventative actions.

We provide accredited information and award-winning educational events to enable people to access the tools they need to manage diabetes effectively, on a daily basis, and in a supported environment.

The research we fund, in the UK and around the world, helps to improve our understanding of diabetes and its different types, provide new treatment and management strategies and ultimately, we hope, find a cure. We exist on voluntary income, so we can only achieve all of this because of the kind donations received from our committed supporters.

Please help us to be there to ensure that people are 'staying well until a cure is found...'

By joining the DRWF lottery, not only will you have the chance to win a WEEKLY PRIZE, you will be helping us to support the millions in the UK who are affected by diabetes.

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Different Strokes

25% of all strokes, which cause the traumatic loss of a fully functioning body and mind, occur in children and adults under the age of 65. Stroke is especially devastating for younger people: disabled in an instant; often with young family to support; and relying on employment for income not a pension.

Different Strokes was founded in 1996 by working age stroke survivors in response to the woefully inadequate treatment, services and information they received in a world where the statutory and charity sectors seemed prepared for stroke only in older people.

So that younger stroke survivors make the best possible recovery both physically and psychologically it provides:

  • A helpline staffed by volunteer younger stroke survivors
  • Specialised exercise classes
  • A website and presence on social networking sites
  • Information packs covering, for example, benefits, mobility, sex after stroke and dealing with emotions.
  • Guidance on Work After Stroke
  • Children's packs for parents of childhood stroke survivors
  • Newsletters reporting developments in treatment, benefits and services and containing survivors stories
  • Advice for Carers
  • Books for children whose parent has had a stroke

It is the only national user-led organisation for stroke in the UK.

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Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action is the UK's biggest epilepsy charity. Together with you and all our supporters, we're aiming for a brighter future for everyone affected by epilepsy.

Every year our free telephone helpline, website and events help over one million people understand their epilepsy and treatment options. These vital services rely on your generosity.

Together we can make sure no one has to face epilepsy alone by providing a national network of branches, volunteers and 'Coffee & chat' groups.

By playing Unity Lottery for Epilepsy Action, you're helping create a world where people with epilepsy can benefit from improved healthcare, new research and national campaigns for change. Your support means more people can realistically hope for freedom from seizures.

Thank you for considering playing Unity Lottery for Epilepsy Action - together, we really are stronger.

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Guillain-Barre & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies (GAIN)

Guillain-Barre & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies (GAIN) is helping to support patients suffering from GBS, CIDP and associated inflammatory neuropathies, and their families at a time when they are at their most vulnerable.
We can help wtih:

  • a 24 hour helpline
  • a series of information booklets
  • home and hospital visits
  • literature for health and social care professionals
  • regional branches
  • funding for research

By supporting our lottery you will be making a big difference:

£5 will cover 'helpline' costs for a day

£20 will help towards sending information packs to hospitals and surgeries

"Many thanks for your prompt return of resource material to our Critical Care Unit. It has been refreshing to acquire such colourful and relevant information for our client group and staff. I'm sure future patients will gain some reassurance from the fact that there is support outside of the CCU environment." Garrett Anderson Centre (CCU), Ispwich

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Ichthyosis Support Group

The Ichthysis Support Group (ISG) is a small user-led registered charity, currently run predominantly by volunteers from affected families. The ISG provides support to adults, children and their families throughout the UK who are affected by Ichthyosis, as well as raising awareness amongst health professionals and the wider community.

Ichthyosis is a rare and life-long skin condition of which there are many types. It can affect as few as 1:300,000 people in the UK and the impact on their quality of life can be extreme and debilitating. Failure to thrive in earlier years and recurring infection can be an on-going problem for suffers and can be life threatening. Psychologically, this condition can have a hugely negative impact on a person's quality of life. Poor self esteem, lacking in confidence and clinical depression are common amongst those affected.

The ISG provides support by holding annual events such as national educational conferences and family days. The ISG provides information to members and health professionals through extensive literature, a monthly e bulletin and a newsletter distributed 3 times a year. The ISG also has the support of a Medical Advisory Board (MAB) to assist with any medical issues and information into current research. The national telephone line is there to assist anyone needing support or information relating to Ichthyosis.

The ISG is aware of the need to create a better understanding within the medical profession and lobby for greater research into this distressing condition. The ISG is committed to giving an annual grant for research into Ichthyosis.

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Limbless Association

The Limbless Association (LA) is a registered charity that has been supporting amputees for nearly 35 years. We aim to support amputees, pre-and post-amputation, to navigate the associated complexities with advice, information and signposting to empower individuals and their families to optimise their recovery and rehabilitation.

Dealing with the practical and emotional impact of limb loss is a complex and very personal unpredictable journey. Here at the LA we support an early intervention approach with a range of services and resources that we've developed based on our experiences. As a user-led charity we know that where the right support is available, recovery outcomes are greatly improved.

Our key areas of focus are advising, supporting, informing and connecting.

The LA operates a Help Desk, a Welfare Wrights Advice Service, a peer support scheme – our Volunteer Visitors – and importantly offers amputees access to legal advice from a consortium of top law firms, where a claim for personal injury or clinical negligence may be pursued. Amputees can connect and stay informed via our quarterly magazine, newsletter, website and by becoming an LA member.

By supporting the LA you are ensuring our support continues so that #NoAmputeeNeedCopeAlone

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Metabolic Support UK

Metabolic Support UK is the leading patient organisation for all Inherited Metabolic Disorders, supporting patients and families affected by these devastating rare conditions in the UK and worldwide.

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National Kidney Federation

In the UK, there are approximately 44,000 people living with Established Renal Failure, a life threatening illness, and the patient must rely on dialysis or a transplant to keep them alive. Approximately 7000 patients are awaiting a kidney transplant. In contrast, only approximately 1900 kidney transplants are carried out each year. Many dialysis patients spend between 3 and 5 hours, 2 to 3 times a week connected to a dialysis machine in a hospital renal unity, making everyday life extremely difficult and often limited. Kidney failure also introduces additional health issues (which continue even after transplantation), such as narrowing of blood vessels which substantially increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes; bone disease; anaemia, increased risk of certain cancers, to name but a few.

Unfortunately dialysis is not a long term solution and a transplant is not a cure, throughout this journey renal patients face many problems and issues.

The National Kidney Federation, a charity which is run by kidney patients, cares for kidney patients by providing support, advice and practical help, and our patient support services and our work to improve medical treatment and provision make a real difference to thousands of lives in your community and across the UK.

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National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

RA is an autoimmune disease, not caused by wear and tear and can strike at any age, most commonly in the prime of life. It causes inflammation and stiffness of the joints and extreme pain and fatigue, often affecting the ability to carry out even the simplest day to day tasks. It is progressive and lifelong and there is currently no cure.

RA affects three times more women than men and around 31,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the UK.

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Neuro Therapy Centre

The Neuro Therapy Centre based in Saltney, near Chester provides practical support and therapies to help manage the symptoms of a wide range of neurological conditions including MS, Parkinson's, MND and ME and supports people across North Wales, Cheshire and the Wirral.

Neurological conditions are caused by damage to the brain, spinal column or nerves, either from illness or injury. They can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity, and their impact is devastating. Family, relationships, work, physical and mental health: every aspect of a person's life can be disrupted.

Although neurological conditions are incurable, a huge amount can be done to manage symptoms and maintain quality of life. Something as simple as regular physiotherapy can make a huge difference, helping people stay mobile and independent.

The healthcare professionals at the Centre tailor fitness, exercise and physiotherapy programmes to help people whether they have been recently diagnosed or living with a neurological condition for some time.

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Parkinson's UK

As the UK's Parkinson's support and research charity we're leading the work to find a cure, and we're closer than ever. We also campaign to change attitudes and demand better services.

Thank you for your support.

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PKD Charity

The PKD Charity is dedicated to the concerns of people affected by PKD -Polycystic Kidney Disease - incurable, inherited long-term chronic conditions.

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Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA UK) is the only charity in the UK especially for people with pulmonary hypertension (PH). We are committed to helping improve the lives of people with PH and supporting the PH community in the UK. We do this by funding research into PH, raising awareness of the condition and helping people in their day to day lives.

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Rett UK

Rett UK is the only UK charity which provides professional support to people living with Rett syndrome across the UK.

Rett UK was founded in 1985 round a kitchen table by Yvonne Milne MBE. Since then we have grown to be the leading provider of information to not only families but also medical professionals new to the world of Rett syndrome.

Our purpose…

Rett UK is a national charity dedicated to supporting and empowering people with Rett syndrome and their families.

Our strategic aims are to …

  • provide professional family-support services, activities and events at a local, regional and national level
  • educate health, social care and education professionals about Rett syndrome to enable quicker diagnosis and improved standards of care throughout the UK
  • advocate for people with Rett syndrome to be given the support and resources needed to be active communicators
  • promote, support and encourage research into new therapies and treatments for Rett syndrome

Our vision…

That everyone with Rett syndrome is given every possible opportunity to achieve their individual potential so that they may live their life to the full.

We are a small team working on a national level. We receive NO government funding and rely entirely on donations and grants to fund our work.

Visit us at or contact us on 01582 798 910 to learn more about our work and how you can help.

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Royal Osteoporosis Society

The Royal Osteoporosis Society is the only UK-wide charity fighting for a future without osteoporosis.

The more £1 entries you play, the more chance you'll have to win and the more you'll help to improve someone's bone health and quality of life.

Join today and help to make a difference

Your support will help will help develop greater knowledge and understanding of osteoporosis and broken bones so we can build better bone health for everybody.

Thank you and good luck!

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Scoliosis Campaign Fund

The Scoliosis Campaign Fund is a joint fundraising venture between the Scoliosis Association (UK) and the British Scoliosis Research Foundation, with the common aim of improving the lives of those with scoliosis.

Scoliosis is the abnormal curving and twisting of the spine. Although many people have not heard of the condition it is surprisingly common, with 3 - 4 children per thousand needing specialist supervision.

A development disorder, scoliosis is rarely present at birth. It can develop in infancy or early childhood and is sometimes caused by rare disorders. However, it is most common during teenage years, when - especially in adolescence - it can progress rapidly.

A child might have to endure years of hospital treatment, wear a brace for up to 20 hours a day, and have major spinal surgery in which metal rods are inserted in an attempt to straighten the spine.

The causes of scoliosis are many, and although we well understand the consequences, the origins of this condition remain complex, obscure, and uncertain. Research into the condition continues, but as yet there is no cure.

In supporting our cause you would help to ensure the two small organisations continue to fund research to find a cure, and provide the invaluable information, advice and support so desperately needed by those with the condition.

Thank you for your support.

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Speakeasy charity works across the North West providing long term help for people touched by aphasia - a complex, communication difficulty affecting speech, understanding, reading and writing. We offer purposeful, therapeutic, personally focused activities directed by speech and language therapists, for people with aphasia and their carer towards developing communication skills and confidence thus enabling people to re-engage with life.

Charity Registration Number: 516092

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The British Polio Fellowship

The British Polio Fellowship is the largest UK charity dedicated to supporting the tens of thousands of people who survived the polio epidemics of the first half of the 20th Century. There are estimated to be 120,000 people living in the UK alone who have had polio and are now suffering from the neurological condition of Post Polio Syndrome (PPS).

The British Polio Fellowship was established in 1939 and has since grown into a national membership organisation that supports approximately 10,000 members through its extensive network of Branches and Groups and a national information and support Telephone Helpline.

The needs of people living with polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) are changing and increasing continuously and The Fellowship provides information on all aspects of managing the condition. It also provides a dedicated Disability and Benefits Advice Line and supports members in need through Welfare and holiday grants. The bi-monthly member magazine, The Bulletin, is a valuable source of information and has proven to be a lifeline to many of those who live in isolation.

To make a donation telephone Freephone 0800 018 0586

We receive no government funding for our core work and therefore depend on grants, donations to survive.

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The Dystonia Society

There are over 70,000 people in the UK with dystonia - a complex, life-changing neurological movement condition. The Dystonia Society has been dedicated to helping people living with dystonia for over thirty years.

We fund research, work to improve services and offer information and support.

We work with thousands of people each year through our helpline, advocacy service, local support groups, peer support forum, self-management programme and regional events our aim to improve the quality of life of people with dystonia byreducing diagnosis delays, improving awareness, promoting best practice and supporting research into treatments.

Our website continues to be a hub for people living with dystonia and has attracted over 377,000 visitors in in the past year.

We need to raise £600,000.00 every year from donations to cover the costs of our vital services.

Playing Unity Lottery for just £1 a week will make a valuable contribution towards our fundraising target AND give you a chance to win £25,000 every seven days! Sign up now for your chance to strike it lucky and help the Dystonia Society to continue to provide help and support to people living with Dystonia.

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The Encephalitis Society

We can continue our much needed work in raising awareness of Encephalitis and supporting those who have been affected in the UK, and around the world. Your continued support is truly invaluable.

We are the only resource of our kind in the world, providing support, advice, and research and raising awareness in to Encephalitis. We receive no government funding so the support we receive from our fundraisers means a great deal to the Society.

We have a dedicated direct support service, providing information to those affected by Encephalitis and their families. Alongside this, we fund and contribute to ongoing research in the field to further understand the causes and consequences of Encephalitis.

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The Haemophilia Society

The Haemophilia Society is the only UK wide charity that supports, empowers, provides information and runs events for children, young people, new parents, families and our older community who are affected by rare genetic bleeding disorders.

Our mission is to help them live better lives and to support them during the challenges they face each day.

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The Haven

The Haven provides emotional support to families affected by a range of life limiting illnesses including cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Motor Neurone Disease and dementia. We now operate 3 drop-in centres across Lanarkshire located in Blantyre, Wishaw and Forth.

Each centre delivers programmes of support tailored to meet each person's individual needs. Every year, The Haven supports around 900 people providing vital information and emotional support to enable them to cope positively with the impact of illness and caring so that they are able to lead fulfilled lives with hope. Our children's service caters for the different emotional support needs of young people who are coming to terms with family illness or loss of a loved one.

The money raised from this lottery provides The Haven with a regular, dependable source of income which will help to ensure that we can support more people in the community affected by life limiting illness.

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The Hidradenitis Suppurativa Trust

The Hidradenitis Suppurativa Trust is a registered charity dedicated to the raising of awareness, understanding and support for the chronic, debilitating skin disorder HS.

We aim to increase public knowledge and educate the medical profession on the symptoms, treatments and severities of Hidradenitis Suppurativa, and to provide funds for the purpose of research into causes, prevention and cure.

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The Horder Centre

It's really easy to take the simplest things in life for granted, a stroll in the sunshine or even walking the dog. For people suffering with debilitating musculoskeletal conditions every step can feel like a mile.

We offer life changing treatment for patients suffering these types of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Through surgery and therapeutic care we significantly improve the quality of life of our patients.

Every penny donated to us is reinvested to enhance the facilities and services we offer our patients. We ensure that each patient's experience meets the highest standards possible in treatment and care and from this we can continue to change our patient's lives.

In taking part in our lottery you can help us to make a positive difference every day.

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The Pituitary Foundation

Pituitary conditions are rare, about 80,000 people in the UK are affected. Imagine how lonely, isolating and often frightening it is to be told you have a pituitary tumour or disorder. You have no idea what that means and no one around you knows or possibly understands either. The majority of patients wait for years to be diagnosed and then may need surgery, radiotherapy and possibly replacement hormones treatment for the rest of their lives.

Having a pituitary condition can affect you both physically and emotionally. For some patients it is a long term condition and can have a debilitating effect on their quality of life.

The Pituitary Foundation is the only charity in the UK and Republic of Ireland for pituitary patients and their families. Every year we provide support to thousands of adults and also help parents of children who are affected through services such as: Helplines, Local Support Groups, Telephone Buddies and Information Publications.

Patient Information and Support Helpline 0845 450 0375.

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The Somerville Foundation

The Somerville Foundation is the only organisation focusing on those born with a heart condition (congenital), providing practical and emotional support, enabling them to take control of their lives and manage their own heart condition.

Thanks to advancements in medical treatment today more and more people born with heart conditions are living long, full and happy lives. It can however still be very hard to manage the challenges of living with a congenital heart condition.


A world where everyone born with a heart condition receives medical care, they lead healthy, happy lives and reach their full potential.


To ensure that everyone born with a heart condition enjoys access to every opportunity, is free from discrimination and is fully support throughout their life.

Support Us

Help us to continue to support young people and adults born with a heart condition and raise funds by playing the Unity Lottery.

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The Thalidomide Society

The Thalidomide Society was formed in 1962 by the parents of children affected by the drug thalidomide. The original aim of the Society was to provide mutual support and a social network as well as to seek compensation.

Today the Society's members include those affected by thalidomide, their families and carers as well as people with similar dysmelic impairments. The Society

  • continues to provide a social network,
  • strives to provide insight and information to anyone seeking to understand the history of thalidomide,
  • contributes to ongoing research and archival material on the drug and
  • supports projects which ensure the impact of thalidomide is never forgotten.

Thank you very much for your support and may we ask you to tell your friends, neighbours and work colleagues about us and encourage them to join our lottery.

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UCARE's aim is to fund the best quality research by bringing together knowledge and opinions of researchers, clinicians, and allied health professionals to support research and education in urological cancer.

With your support we can......

  • promote thedevelopment of new technologies that will help to improve the diagnosis and treatment of urological cancers and related conditions.
  • provide equipment and facilites for research, and for the treatment of cancer patients.
  • provide information and education about urological cancers.

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Unique is the only UK charity supporting and informing families affected by life-long rare chromosome disorders (RCDs). Though individually rare, at least 1 in 200 live born babies have a RCD, often causing physical and learning disabilities along with complex health issues. We currently have almost 3,000 member families in the UK, many caring for children who are very sick and severely disabled and having no source of information and support. Membership has increased five-fold in the last nine years. Using our database we are able to focus on the health needs of our community and link families with others living with similar disorders for mutual support. This network is what makes our community so strong.

These needs were originally identified by families with children who have been diagnosed with RCDs who had nowhere to turn for help or information. Their vision and dedication mean Unique has been able to grow, developing a world-leading relational database of RCDs, updated and used constantly to inform families and professionals alike. We have forged strong links with the genetics and medical communities with many specialists refering families to Unique immediately after diagnosis.

The severity of the health-related needs of our members varies greatly by specific disorder; many of our children will be totally dependent on their carers for the duration of their lives. Most require some level of medical intervention, many having life-limiting and even life-threatening health issues.

Unique also serves the medical community by providing information on thousands of different RCDs, continuing to build a knowledge base around poorly understood conditions. We inspire the geneticists, doctors, nurses, therapists, midwives and others who come into contact with children suffering from the consequences of RCDs. This synergy between specialists, medical research and families has helped to create a wealth of information not previously available.

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Versus Arthritis

Versus Arthritis (formely Arthritis Care) is here with guidance, information and support for the millions of people across the UK who live with arthritis every day.

Our dedicated team are here to help those affected, right through from the early signs of arthritis, to diagnosis, to helping people get their lives back on track. Our free Helpline is open every weekday to help people find answers to their questions, and we have a wide range of free publications that we send out to thousands of people every month.

We also have over 130 groups and branches throughout the UK, ran by people with arthritis, giving people the opportunity to spend time with others who share and understand what it's like to live with arthritis, and our online community provides 24-hour support on the things that matter most to people living with arthritis. However, we can't reach everyone we need to, and with an ageing population, more people are going to be diagnosed in the near future. You can help us ensure that everyone with arthritis will have somewhere to turn to.

To find out more go to or call the helpline for free on 0808 800 4050.

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