The Foundation has the principal object of the relief of sickness.
This area of funding tends to be the most populous in terms of awards made, with over £2.5 million of grants having been made.
This has included grants in the following areas:-
Life Cycle’s ‘Bike Minded’ project was supported by the Foundation. The project’s supported bike rides help people suffering from mental illness. The grant will help provide a years’ worth of bike rides in the Bristol area for up to 250 people.
A grant from the Foundation to Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland has helped to fund their spina bifida one stop clinic for children from across Scotland. The clinic gives patients and parents the chance to share experiences, and provides support and services for the transition between childhood and adulthood.
MS Therapy Centre Sutton and Croydon were able to provide support for one member with the help of the Foundation. The grant meant a patient was able to attend regular exercise classes at the centre, which they had not previously been able to and initial results have shown a real improvement in mood and the stabilising of her MS.
An upper limb splinting service has been funded at PACE in Buckinghamshire. This has helped to implement the service for children with Cerebral Palsy and other linked conditions offered by the charity, with several splinting clinics opening later in the year.