We believe passionately that Global Lingo should play an active role in society and give something back to local communities. To bring this to life, our offices have each nominated local charities which they will be supporting throughout 2014.
We’ll keep you abreast of our fundraising efforts as they happen.
Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 in the UK. Quite often the signs and symptoms of brain tumours mimic other more common illnesses, like meningitis, and more often than not they are overlooked until it’s too late.
Research offers the only real hope of improvements in the diagnosis, treatment and management of brain tumours. Sadly, figures show that it is seriously underfunded: brain tumour research receives less than 1% (0.7%) of national cancer research spending in the UK.The Brain Tumour Charity funds scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offers support and information to those affected, all while raising awareness and influencing policy.
To kick off their fundraising efforts the London Team are participating in the Wear a Hat Day on 27th March and aim to raise £500. To help them reach their target, please visit their Just Giving page.
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, lives are turned upside down in an instant; not just the child’s but those of their parents, siblings, family and friends. Priorities change and everyday concerns suddenly seem trivial. Getting well again can be a long and challenging journey, physically, emotionally and financially.
Helping and supporting those children and their families is why Candlelighters was formed more than 40 years ago, and it is why they are still here today.
From 2012 onwards, Singapore will experience an unprecedented age shift. Over 900,000 baby boomers – more than a quarter of the current citizen population – will retire from the workforce and enter their silver years.
At current birth rates, and without immigration, the median age of Singapore’s citizens will rise to 47 in 2030, from 39 in 2011. And, for society as a whole, a declining old-age support ratio points towards an increasing tax and economic burden on the working-age population.
FRCCF looks after children from Transylvania living in difficult conditions that need financial or emotional support. They believe that children should be looked after by society since they cannot take care of themselves.