Surfrider is a community of everyday people who passionately protect our playground - the ocean, waves, and beaches that provide us so much enjoyment. We ensure clean water, healthy ocean and coastlines and accessible beaches for all to enjoy by finding lasting solutions to the threats our ocean faces. Surfrider Foundation is a registered not for profit sea-roots organisation dedicated to the protection of our waves and beaches through Conservation, Activism, Research and Education or C.A.R.E.
Our Purpose is to protect oceans, waves and beaches through C.A.R.E.
Our Mission & Vision is to inspire an engaged surfing and coastal community who are passionate about protecting oceans, waves and beaches.
Our seas are under threat - from pollution, overfishing and a lack of protection. We are taking too much out, for example fish and oil - often using intensive or destructive techniques. We are putting too much in - waste, pollution and damaging development. The Marine Conservation Society is the UK’s leading marine charity. We work to ensure our seas are healthy, pollution free and protected.
Stop taking too much out of our seas: MCS will work to ensure sustainable use of the seas by minimising harm when we harvest resources, for example through fishing and oil extraction.
Stop putting too much into our seas: MCS will work to prevent and clean up marine litter and pollution, and to minimise damage from development and climate change.
In addition to our two amazing lead charities, we are also raising money for three fantastic humanitarian causes close to the team's hearts
Dementia describes different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These conditions are all usually progressive and eventually severe. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting 62 per cent of those diagnosed.
Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, with nearly 60% living in low- and middle-income countries. Every year, there are nearly 10 million new cases.
Although there is no cure for dementia, scientists and researchers are working hard to find one. Until that day comes, support and treatments are available that can help with symptoms and managing daily life. These can allow people with dementia to lead active, purposeful lives and carry on doing the things that matter to them most.
Alzheimer's Society is committed to spending at least £150 million over the next decade on dementia research to improve care for people today and find a cure for tomorrow. This includes £50 million to develop the UK’s first dedicated Dementia Research Institute.
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.
Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) is an umbrella term used for the many different causes of cardiac arrest in young people. Sudden Death Syndrome events are defined as non-traumatic, non-violent, unexpected occurrences resulting from cardiac arrest within as little as six hours of previously witnessed normal health.
CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by Young Sudden Cardiac Death. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds specialist referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.
MS - UK
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects your brain and spinal cord. In MS, the coating that protects your nerves is damaged, and this causes a range of symptoms.
Once diagnosed, MS stays with you for life, but treatments and specialists can help you to manage the condition and its symptoms.
We don't know the cause and we haven't yet found a cure, but research is progressing fast
MS-UK was established in 1993, and is a small national charity dedicated to empowering people affected by multiple sclerosis to make the most of today, and live life to the full. Approximately 100,000 people in the UK live with multiple sclerosis, and MS-UK’s mission is to provide high quality, accessible and relevant information and support to anyone affected by multiple sclerosis.