This is the list of charities which Soul Symphony has been pleased to support over the years. To find out more please click on the charities Logo.
Nightwatch volunteers are out every night in the centre of Croydon giving food and other help to homeless and other vulnerable people. We can be found every night at 9.30pm in the Queen’s Gardens, by Fell Road.
Our core activity is providing direct support for homeless people and others in need. We help people at every level of homelessness, from the street homeless to those in hostels and bed and breakfast accommodation and vulnerable former homeless people who need continuing support if they are not to become homeless again.
Off the Record - Youth Counselling
Off the Record (OTR) Youth Counselling Croydon was founded in 1994 to provide free, independent and professional counselling for 14 – 25 year olds in the Croydon area. Since then the charity has expanded to include further areas of work including BME mental health work; a young carers service offering support to young people under 26 who are caring for a parent or sibling; a specialist counselling service for young refugees; online counselling and workshops; and our young people's counselling service in the boroughs of Sutton and Merton.
LIVES NOT KNIVES
Lives Not Knives was founded by Eliza Rebeiro in 2007 as a campaign to make people aware of the dangers of knife crime. It has since moved towards supporting young people into education, employment and training.
LNK works with a broad range of young people up to the age of 24, as well as a great number of local businesses – forging the connection between young people and prospective employers. The charity aims to assist young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals.
The LNK team comprises of highly motivated individuals with a passion for improving the life chances of young people and use their skills and experience with dedication and professionalism.
MacMillan Cancer Support
The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service has been developed as a joint venture between Macmillan Cancer, Croydon Health Services, Citizens Advice Centre, South East Cancer Help Centre and people with cancer.
The information centre is designed to help make sure that anyone affected by cancer has free access to good quality information and emotional and practical support.
Jigsaw4u is a charity that provides a wide variety of services across five London Boroughs. You may know of us as a result of our bereavement counselling, or maybe you have a Jigsaw4u Home School Links worker in your school. But there’s more to us than meets the eye.
Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation
The Foundation was started by Dan's parents, Tim & Fiona Spargo-Mabbs, to try and prevent other families from having to go through the pain of losing a child, and to stop the damage done by drugs to young lives. The Foundation aims to do as much as it can to make young people aware of the risks of substance misuse and experimentation.We are working with young people, their teachers and their parents and carers, and with other professionals working with young people, in schools and colleges and through Theatre in Education.
Fight Hard for Rashard
Rashard Henry, who needs treatment for his brain tumour (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). This very rare type of tumour presents in 1/600,000 people. This is an inoperable brain tumour as it is located in the cerebellum. The tumour is in the most sensitive area of the brain, the area that operates moving, breathing, blood pressure and heart beat.
AfrICAN Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT)
ACLT is a 30+ times award winning charity committed to providing hope to patients living with blood cancer and illnesses where a matched donor (stem cell, blood or organ) is required to save a life. Our work is driven by a belief that no one should die waiting for a donor to become available.
We are a group run for and by people (or carers of people) with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), in the South East London area. The group aims to ease the suffering and isolation of people with this debilitating and still poorly understood condition. Prolonged illness and disability mean that most sufferers have had to give up work and a normal social life, so a sense of isolation is common. Our aim is to provide services and opportunities to bring members together in a mutually supportive local network. Members vary widely in the severity of their illness so we try to provide a range of services to suit differing needs and preferences.
The National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society is a British charity for autistic people. The purpose of the organisation is to improve the lives of autistic people in the United Kingdom. They provide information and support and pioneering services and campaign for a better world for autistic people
Mind in Croydon
Mind in Croydon is working to promote good mental health. It seeks to empower people to lead a full life as part of their local community. To achieve these aims Mind:
- Educates and provides services
- Campaigns and raises funds
- Works in partnership with other relevant organisations
- Values diversity and focuses on quality
- Involves service users and other volunteers in its work