Charity of the Month

In December 2017 our advisory committee announced that we would be launching a Charity of the Month commencing January 2018. The purpose of this campaign is to allow Terrestres Servo Coronas to provide more hands-on support to worthwhile charities within the United Kingdom.

It is hoped that this campaign will be extended to other Commonwealth countries over the coming years, starting with the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It is hoped that with the support of our committee, volunteers and corporate partners, we will be able to support more local charities to improve the lives of many more people. For the United Kingdom in 2018 we have selected the following worthwhile charities:-

January - CHICKS

CHICKS is a national children's charity providing free respite breaks to disadvantaged children from all over the UK.

The charity believes every child has the right to make positive childhood memories. A CHICKS break inspires new confidence and gives children the chance to have fun, enjoy new experiences and relax. More than anything, it gives them the chance to just be children.

February - St John Cymru

St John Cymru works tirelessly to reduce the number of people who die unnecessarily. Their vision is to have a first aider in every home in Wales.

The charity teaches people first aid, who then become their volunteers and offer their skills and their time to be the difference right in the heart of their community at public events or providing back up to local ambulance services. They also offer a vital patient transfer service working closely with local health boards and NHS trusts.

As a charity, they are committed to making sure more people can be the difference between life and death.

March - ABF The Soldiers’ Charity South West

The national charity of the British Army, ABF The Soldiers’ charity is there for soldiers, veterans, and their immediate families, for life.

They give a lifetime of support to soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need. They make grants to individuals through their Regiments and Corps and support a wide range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army ‘family’, both at home and around the world.

They have been doing this since 1944, working with veterans of every conflict, and they envisage continuing doing so for the ‘long haul’ – supporting all future generations of our soldiers and their dependants.

April – Mars Generation

The focus of The Mars Generation is building a stronger tomorrow by energizing our youth today about space and STEM and educating kids and adults about the importance of deep space exploration to humankind. The Mars Generation will serve as a catalyst to identify students with an interest in STEM and nurture their study in STEM education.

May – Tŷ Hafan

Tŷ Hafan is one of the UK's leading paediatric palliative care charities, helping children and families throughout Wales.

Over the past 18 years, over 700 children and their families have benefited from the care and support they provide at the hospice and in their homes. In the future, they expect this number to rise significantly.

Their mission is to identify and make contact with every child in Wales who is expected to die in childhood and offer them Tŷ Hafan’s unique care and support.

June – Welsh Air Ambulance

Wales Air Ambulance is an all Wales charity providing emergency air cover for those who face life-threatening life illness or injuries.

Wales Air Ambulance covers the whole of Wales every single day. Each year their helicopters attend around 2,500 missions, covering rural countryside, bustling towns and cities, along the Welsh coastline and across vast mountain ranges.

Their vision is to provide a 24-hour air ambulance operation and continuously strive for an outstanding air ambulance service to everyone in Wales.

July –St Lazarus Charitable Trust

The St Lazarus Charitable Trust supports a range of medical and social care charities globally.

In particular, it raises and distributes funds for the relief of leprosy sufferers throughout the world.

August – Tŷ Nant Cat Sanctuary

Ty Nant is a small, independent, not-for-profit organisation based in Cymmer, Port Talbot. They were established in response to the problem of unwanted, stray and abandoned cats within the area. Hundreds of cats & kittens have passed through their care. Most have been successfully re-homed but others due to their temperament or illness have stayed at Ty-Nant.

The main aim of the sanctuary is to rescue unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens, domestic and feral, and where possible find them suitable forever homes. They also encourage responsible cat ownership including spaying/neutering and vaccinating.

September – Tusk Trust

Tusk is a small, dynamic organisation with twenty-two years’ experience initiating and funding conservation, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa.

Tusk currently supports 57 field projects in 18 African countries that not only work to protect wildlife, but also help to alleviate poverty through sustainable development and education amongst rural communities who live alongside the wildlife.

October – St John Ambulance

As the UK’s leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance want to teach everyone simple, lifesaving skills.

Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through their training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people.

Their volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls.

November – The St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group

St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group is the only charitable provider of expert eye care in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, treating patients regardless of ethnicity, religion or ability to pay.

Through their hospitals, mobile outreach programme and school of nursing they reach thousands of patients every year.

December - Mars Generation

The focus of The Mars Generation is building a stronger tomorrow by energizing our youth today about space and STEM and educating kids and adults about the importance of deep space exploration to humankind. The Mars Generation will serve as a catalyst to identify students with an interest in STEM and nurture their study in STEM education.

Making a decision on which local charities to support was far from easy. So many individuals and charities are working tirelessly to improve the lives of others. Our Advisory Committee therefore selected charities which meet our overall objectives or otherwise touched our hearts.