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High street charities

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.

Useful contacts

  • Oxfam

    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

    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.

  • Tenovus

    Tenovus offers a bilingual helpline service and counselling for those living with cancer, their families and carers. Information provided about how to avoid cancer, tests, treatment, care and other support services.

  • Sue Ryder Care

    A charity which specialises in supporting people with specialist palliative, end-of-life and neurological care needs.

  • British Heart Foundation Cymru

    BHF Cymru are trying to fight heart disease in Wales through health campaigns, lobbying for better services and developing research.

  • Barnados

    An agency with over a 100 years experience of finding new homes for children.

  • Mind Cymru

    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.

    • Address: MIND Aberystwyth The Mill Riverside Terrace Mill Street Aberystwyth Ceredigion SY23 1JB SY23 1JB
    • Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9.15am-5.15pm, Monday to Friday)
    • Visit website