Advent of Change

Advent of Change was created in 2018 and in its first year raised an incredible £100,000 for charities by selling advent calendars which feature a different charity for each day.

This year they are aiming to raise over £250,000 for the charities listed below and The EQ Foundation is delighted to be a Supporter. You'll be able to buy the calendars in most branches of John Lewis and Waitrose, or directly from them.

Summary Statement for Advent of Change

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Main Charities supported
Where are the Beneficiaries?
Who are the Beneficiaries?
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UN Sustainable Development Goals supported
Big Change Charitable Trust

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Spending: £2,769,512

Big Change is a social impact accelerator. We invest in big ideas that help young people thrive in live, not just exams.

Blue Cross

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Spending: £37,660,000

THE BLUE CROSS'S PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVE IS TO ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE KINDNESS TO, AND THE PROTECTION OF, ANIMALS AND TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC IN RESPONSIBLE ... more

Burntwood Pathway Project

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Supported by 1 major donor

Spending: £902,258

Domestic violence service provision including women's refuge accommodation, drop in centre, floating support services, children's services, ... more

Equally Ours

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Supported by 6 major donors

Spending: £354,566

EDFÔÇÖs main activities are: building voluntary sector capacity to advance equality and human rights through a website, e-newsletter and monthly ... more

Farm Africa Limited

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Supported by 2 major donors

Spending: £16,446,000

Farm Africa is an international non-governmental organisation whose vision is of a prosperous rural Africa. Our aim is to reduce poverty permanently ... more

Farms For City Children Limited

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Supported by 4 major donors

Spending: £2,214,056

Farms for City Children offers children from urban areas all over the country a unique opportunity to spend a week living and working together on a ... more

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

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Supported by 1 major donor

Spending: £68,855,000

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity undertakes fundraising activities in order to invest in development, research and innovation, welfare ... more

Groundswell Network Support Uk

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Supported by 9 major donors

Spending: £933,101

Homelessness: Client involvement in services and policy. Peer research. Peer advocacy. Peer education.

Just One Ocean

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The aim of the charity is to protect and conserve the oceans for future generations. This will be achieved through raising awareness, undertaking ... more

Keep Britain Tidy

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Supported by 1 major donor

Spending: £5,205,802

Our Intent: To inspire the people of Britain to eliminate litter and end waste for now and future generations. We will fight for people's right to ... more

Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Supported by 5 major donors

Spending: £29,056,000

The MS Society (formerly charity no.207495) funds and promotes research to develop new treatments and services for people with MS and to understand ... more

Pandas Foundation

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Spending: £68,433

PANDAS is the leading UK charity in supporting families suffering from pre (antenatal) and postnatal illnesses. PANDAS vision is to support every ... more

Road Victims Trust (ltd By Guarantee)

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Supported by 1 major donor

Spending: £275,605

THE CHARITY PROVIDES SUPPORT TO THOSE AFFECTED BY ROAD DEATH WHO LIVE IN THE COUNTIES OF BEDFORDSHIRE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE

Send A Cow

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Supported by 4 major donors

Spending: £7,255,078

Work in seven countries in Africa to provide a package of on-going support and practical training over three to five years, including training in ... more

Shivia

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Supported by 2 major donors

Spending: £285,007

The relief of need in areas of social and economic deprivation in India, by the provision of financial and technical assistance and the advancement of ... more

Team Verrico

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Spending: £150,168

Team Verrico is committed to improving the prospects of those stricken with hard to beat cancers particularly Triple Negative Breast Cancer. We aim to ... more

Tempus Novo (meaning New Time)

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Supported by 4 major donors

Spending: £229,149

The charity is involved in relieving the needs of former prisoners by working with them and employers to find suitable employment opportunities as a ... more

The Gorilla Organization

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Spending: £682,082

Preserving gorillas in their natural habitat in Africa by way of a conservation, education and development programme.

The Hunger Project Uk

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Spending: £280,921

The Hunger Project is a strategic organisation and global movement whose mission is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, ... more

The Listening Place

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Supported by 5 major donors

Spending: £159,921

Offering face-to-face support for people who feel that life is no longer worth living.

The Lord's Taverners

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Supported by 4 major donors

Spending: £7,550,033

To Give Young people, particularly those with special needs, a sporting chance. The Lords Taverners provides both direct and indirect support to young ... more

The Myton Hospices

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Spending: £12,142,749

Specialist palliative and end of life care for the people of Coventry & Warwickshire. Provision of education in palliative and end of life care to ... more

The Royal School For The Blind

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Supported by 1 major donor

Spending: £18,812,709

SeeAbility is a growing charity which enables blind and partially sighted people with additional disabilities to achieve more from life and encourages ... more

The Royal United Kingdom Beneficent Association

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Supported by 2 major donors

Spending: £16,676,000

Our mission is to enable older people to lead independent and fulfilling lives. We do this by providing high quality advice & information services, ... more