Variety, the Children's Charity helps children in the UK who are sick, disadvantaged or disabled. The charity has helped over a million individual children and over 50 hospitals across the country; 450 special schools, 700 youth clubs, placing nearly 2,500 items of special equipment, 1,988 wheelchairs and 1,470 Sunshine coaches.
Verity is a self-help group for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The group was established in 1997 to share the truth about the condition and improve the lives of women living with PCOS. The charity is run by a dedicated board of trustees and team of Volunteers and thousands of women in the UK and internationally. Verity is run by women with PCOS who are not medically qualified and so cannot offer specific advice. It is always recommended that you seek professional medical advice, by calling the Samaritans, on the above telephone number, finding a GP, or connecting with other PCOS ladies online, see our website above for further details.
Vietnamese Family Partnership (VFP), is a London-based charity that brings together the Vietnamese community from across the UK. We believe that we are stronger together and that understanding our cultural identity is key to fulfilling our life potential. We act as a pillar for the community through our support and advice services, Vietnamese language lessons and regular cultural events, such as our flagship Lunar New Year event. As the main charitable organisation representing the Vietnamese community in the UK (which is estimated at up to 100,000 people), VFP also plays a critical role in championing the voice of the Vietnamese community in British society. To that end, VFP has initiated projects such as the “Beneath the Non La” Artwork project in Deptford, London to evoke a sense of pride amongst Vietnamese people currently settled in London, by seeing themselves represented in the fabric of the city. VFP is funded through donations and grants, which presents a potential risk to VFP if donations decrease and/or if grant applications are not permitted. Despite these challenges, VFP has been resilient thanks to an effective fundraising strategy, proactive monitoring of the organisation’s management & finances and the central role that VFP plays in supporting the UK’s Vietnamese community.
Visually Impaired Bowls England is the recognised body for bowlers with a visual impairment in England. We organise national competitions and represent England in international competitions.