The following charities can be nominated via the online event registration process (coming soon). Details will be sent direct to the nominated charity.
Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
|Today in Northern Ireland 10 people will suffer a heart attack. 11 people will have a stroke, even people as young 20. And 1 in every 8 deaths will result from respiratory failure. In addition to this almost 200,000 people are living with long term chest, heart, or stroke conditions.
Our vision for Northern Ireland is one where everyone can live life to the full, free from chest, heart and stroke illnesses. To achieve this, we run Support Groups to provide a listening ear, emotional support and practical advice or signposting to people and their families and carers affected by chest, heart and lung conditions.
We offer a comprehensive healthy schools programme that aims to influence young people's lifestyle behaviours at an early age, with the hope of a knock on effect on their family and wider community. Our health promotion services include health information, talks and nurse health assessments in the workplace and in the community which enable people to make informed choices and adopt healthier lifestyles in order to reduce their risk of developing chest, heart and stroke illnesses.
We are committed to funding research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of chest, heart and stroke illnesses in Northern Ireland's hospitals and universities which will benefit the people of Northern Ireland.
NICHS is your local charity for the care and prevention of chest, heart and stroke illnesses. Its work has an impact on the lives of thousands of local people through support groups, health promotion, research and policy work. If you would like to help us do this work, visit www.nichs.org.uk
MS Society Northern Ireland
|The MS Society Northern Ireland is the leading person centered charity providing information, advice, emotional and practical support to people affected by Multiple Sclerosis in Northern Ireland, it has over 2000 members. The Society is committed to making a real difference by providing a range of services, and a network of local support throughout Northern Ireland via its 15 Branches. Northern Ireland has the highest incidence of multiple sclerosis (per head of population) in the world.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system. It is the most common disabling neurological disease among young adults and affects over 4000 people in Northern Ireland. MS is most often diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 40, though it can be earlier or later. Women are almost twice as likely as men to develop MS, and in rare cases it affects children. Once diagnosed, MS stays with the person for life. There is no cure.
To find out more about the MS Society Northern Ireland or about Multiple Sclerosis please visit www.mssocietyni.co.uk