Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT)
With no NHS funding, EHAAT’s aim is to save lives, reduce or prevent disability or suffering from critical illness and injury by delivering a first-class pre-hospital emergency medical service to the people of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. Our crew consist of highly skilled and specially trained Pre-hospital Care Doctors and Critical Care Paramedics, using helicopters and Rapid Response Vehicles fitted with state-of-the-art life-saving equipment. The service is provided by the Charity free of charge to patients of all ages, from every background and faith in the region.
ShelterBox is an international relief charity that provides immediate help to communities affected by disasters such as hurricane, earthquakes, flooding and conflict. The recent hurricanes which have devastated so many lives illustrate the importance of such prompt and often life-saving support.
Keech Hospice Care
Keech provides free hospice care for children with life limiting and terminal illnesses from Herts, Beds and Milton Keynes and provides Palliative Care Services to the whole family throughout the child's illness and into bereavement. Their aim is to help children enjoy the highest quality of life, while providing vital support for their family and friends throughout the child's illness and in their bereavement. All the charity's services are offered free of charge, every day of the year. This is possible because of the generous support of the local community. They also offer counselling and advice for families, and have a hospice@home service and a drop in palliative care centre.
MacMillan Cancer Support
Cancer can affect everything. But Macmillan is here to help people live life, no matter what. We give the support you need to hold on to who you are but we can’t reach everyone who needs us. Almost half of us will get cancer, and we need your help to make sure that people get the support they need. Life with cancer is still life – let’s help people live it. All Macmillan nurses have at least five years' experience, including two or more years in cancer or palliative care. They have completed specialist courses in pain and symptom management, and psychological support. Most work in NHS hospitals or the community. As specialists, they do not routinely undertake nursing care but assess complex needs, give advice to other healthcare professionals and support people with cancer to understand their treatment option.