Many of Wales and the UK's leading charities are present on the high street, providing goods for sale and volunteering opportunites. But what do some of these offer the people they are trying to help? More details here about some of the familiar names, and what you can do to volunteer.
One of the leading charities trying to make a difference to global poverty, Oxfam can be found in over 70 countries worldwide. They are involved in a range of issues, from debt relief and aid to helping during natural disasters. They also assist in the health, education and economic development of these countries. They have a strong presence through shops on the high street and several opportunities for volunteers. More about their history and range of activities, plus what they can offer volunteers, on the website.
Macmillan Cancer Support is dedicated to improving the quality of life of those who live with cancer. An up to date website, recently incorporating Cancer BACKUP information, and support also through the helpline, in addition to their 2000 specialist cancer nurses.
Mind Cymru has 20 local groups across Wales, and can give you high standard information about your local services and any help available connected to mental health in your area. Go to their website for good, up-to-date information about any aspect of mental health or phone the MindInfoLine.
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