The BMF's charity partners


2020

The BMF’s charity partners for 2020 are Mental Health UK and Samaritans. Fundraising initiatives will be held at the BMF’s main industry events in 2020– its Burns’ Night Supper in January, Members’ Annual Conferencein September and our other events throughout the year.


Mental Health UKMental Health UK

Mental Health UK supports people affected by mental health problems including friends, family and carers.

Working across the UK, we bring together over 40 years of expertise from our four national founding charity partners to improve understanding and provide vital care.

Visit the Mental Health UK website at mentalhealth-uk.org  for examples of how they provide advice, information and support.




Samaritans

Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelinSamaritansgs of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide.

Every six seconds we respond to a call for help.

Every year, we answer more than 5 million calls for help by phone, email, SMS, letter, face to face at one of our local branches and through our Welsh language service.

We're here 24/7, before, during and after a crisis.

Whether it’s an ‘are you ok?’ at just the right moment, or the midnight support of a trained volunteer; whether it's better training in the workplace or campaigning for more investment in national and local suicide prevention – we're here.

Our charity works to make sure there’s always someone there, for anyone who needs someone.

Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide.

Read vision, mission and values.

During 2017, more than 20,000 people volunteered their time for Samaritans:

  • almost 17,000 trained listening volunteers responded to calls for help
  • 2,000 volunteers supported the running of our 201 branches
  • more than 1,700 people in prisons volunteered as trained Listeners providing peer support.

2018-19


The BMF’s charity partners for 2018 and 2019 are Variety UK and the Rainy Day Trust. Fundraising initiatives have been held at the BMF’s main industry events in 2019 – its Burns’ Night Supper in January, Members’ Annual Conference in September and our other events throughout the year.

BMF also supported the Pavestone Rally in June.

Rainy Day Trust

 

The Rainy Day Trust is the only charity which exists solely to help people who have worked in the UK’s home improvement and enhancement industry.  

Working alone and in partnership with other organisations, the Rainy Day Trust provides financial and other assistance to those who have fallen on hard times.
  

For more information visit www.rainydaytrust.org.uk

Variety UKVariety UK


We improve the lives of children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged. 

Variety provides coaches and bespoke wheelchairs, specialist, sensory and recreational equipment for use in the home, school, children’s hospitals and youth centres and creates memorable experiences through “Variety Great Days Out”.

For more information please visit www.variety.org.uk

Variety appeal video

2017

The BMf's Charity partners in 2017 were the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Rainy Day Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust make sure young people don't face cancer alone. They do it by helping young people and their families deal with the many ways that cancer can affect a young person’s body, mind and life.

Teenage Cancer Trust work in partnership with the NHS to bring young people together so they can support each other, doing it from the moment cancer is diagnosed until long after treatment is over.

For more information visit www.teenagecancertrust.org    hello@teenagecancertrust.org      @TeenageCancer