Charities 2016

Household Cavalry Foundation Fund

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The Household Cavalry Foundation Fund

The Household Cavalry Foundation has been set up to care for the men, families, horses and heritage of Britain’s Senior Regiment.

Whether caring for soldiers injured on operations or providing relief to retired veterans and their dependants, the Household Cavalry Foundation aims to provide an umbrella of support to its Regimental family.

The Foundation is in place to provide succour to five charitable aims;

• Soldier Welfare: To provide support to, and promote the efficiency of, serving members of the Household Cavalry. Whether to relieve distress or hardship, assist those injured on training or in peacetime, or encourage sport, adventure training, team building or charitable endeavour, the Household Cavalry Foundation is there to care for all men serving both home and abroad.

• Casualty Welfare: To provide financial support to injured soldiers and their families, including those who have lost their lives on active service, through the Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund.

• Veterans Welfare: Relieve past members of the Household Cavalry and their dependents who are in need, hardship or distress, or those who have become seriously ill, or have broader welfare needs.

• Horse Welfare: To provide and support, financial or otherwise, to organisations and individuals involved in the welfare of our horses such as the Horse Trust.

• Maintain the Fabric of the Household Cavalry: To ensure the maintenance of our operational and ceremonial heritage and ethos, museums and archives, regimental property, and recruiting.

Monies raised for The Household Cavalry Foundation is to help the wounded soldiers, their families and also the horses – their care not only while they are actively serving in The Cavalry but also their care once they retire from their “duties”. No soldier or horse is ever forgotten by The Household Cavalry.

The Lullaby Trust

About The Lullaby Trust
The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families and promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep raising awareness on sudden infant death.

Working with the NHS we run a national health-visitor led service for bereaved parents, Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which supports families before and after the birth of their new baby. We are committed to supporting research to understand why babies die suddenly and unexpectedly in the UK and to find out more about how to prevent these tragic deaths. The UK has the highest number of sudden infant deaths in Western Europe. The Lullaby Trust operates nationwide across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We run an information line for parents and professionals (0808 802 6869) and a dedicated line for bereaved families (0808 802 6868). Both are free to call from landlines and mobiles.

We campaign tirelessly, lobbying government to keep sudden infant death on the public health agenda. Since we formed as The Foundation for the Study of Sudden Infant Deaths in 1971 we have been pivotal in reducing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by 70%.

Our work
Every year, here in the UK, babies – the majority of whom appear to be perfectly healthy – will die suddenly and unexpectedly. Although some of these can be explained after investigation, many cannot. All are individual tragedies. The Lullaby Trust is working hard on four critical fronts to tackle this issue:

1. We aim to ensure that all parents, healthcare professionals, and others in close contact with families are aware of the most up-to-date, evidence-based advice on safer sleep for babies, and how to reduce the risk factors that can lead to an unexpected death.

2. The Lullaby Trust helps families who experience the sudden and shocking loss of a baby, providing immediate, practical support in the form of advice and guidance. We connect them with others who have experienced a similar bereavement. In these ways we work to ensure that families are fully supported during what is a devastating and isolating experience.

3. Working with the NHS we run a national health-visitor led service for bereaved parents, Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which supports families before and after the birth of their new baby. We also fund the specialist monitoring equipment for CONI babies which provides much-needed reassurance for their anxious parents.

4. The Lullaby Trust has funded cutting-edge research for over 40 years, making a major contribution to reducing sudden infant death by 70% and continues to support new research.

We also campaign tirelessly, lobbying government to keep sudden infant death on the public health agenda and working in a coordinated way to build public awareness and knowledge.

Join us in our fight to do what it takes to stop babies dying suddenly and unexpectedly.