CHARITIES & OTHER GOOD WORKS



If you want to support any of our stars' favorite charities and other causes, here are all of the links:


Bryan Larkin


Bryan Larkin's Charity Information 
The Larkinator Just Giving Page 


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Bryan Larkin may play tough characters and heroes on the silver screen but when it comes right down to it, he understands where real heroes are needed. Children all over the world face life-threatening danger every day, with what may seem to them little hope of rescue . Knowing just how much a helping hand is needed, Bryan supports UNICEF UK - Children's Emergency Fund in their efforts to protect a precious resource: our most endangered and vulnerable children.

Please join Bryan, The Larkinator, raise funds in aid of UNICEF as they "protect children in danger, transform their lives, and build a safer world" .

To learn more about UNICEF UK, please go to their website: www.unicef.org.uk.

Appreciation gifts are available for all donation levels. For details please visit our website: www.larkinators.com/thelarkinatorgivingback

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity



Richard Rankin

MacMillan Cancer Support http://www.macmillan.org.uk

Richard and his fans are honoured to contribute to Macmillan Cancer Support because, "No one should face cancer alone."

The Macmillan team is with people who are diagnosed with cancer, and their families, every step of the way with practical support in the home, or at clinical centres across the UK. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen to patients and their families who just want to talk, Macmillian is there.

Macmillan's ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same. A feeling of hope during difficult times, Macmillan is about giving a helping hand right here and now via the following:
- nurses and therapists for support during treatment.
- volunteers to help with everyday tasks.
- campaigners to improve cancer care.
- support from expert advisers via telephone, and an online community.


Richard Rankin Fans The Rank and File are fundraising with the Just Giving Page, "Whats in the basket" https://www.justgiving.com/The-Rank-and-File/


Diana Gabaldon 

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos USA.  https://www.nphusa.org

NPH USA – supports Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (Spanish for “our little Brothers & sister”) raising children and transforming the lives of more than 3,400 orphaned, abandoned & disadvantaged children, in 9 countries, by providing shelter, food, clothing, healthcare, and education, in a Christian family environment, based on unconditional acceptance, love, sharing, working and responsibility. Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander book series, supports NPH USA. See https://www.nphusa.org for more information or to make a direct donation to the organization.




Caitriona Balfe
Patron of World Child Cancer: http://www.worldchildcancer.org/

Its Mission:        



To improve cancer diagnosis, treatment and care for children across the developing world.

"Poor diagnosis, along with too few specially trained doctors and nurses and the mistaken belief that childhood cancer is too difficult to cure, combine to create very low survival rates.
In fact childhood cancer is curable even in resource-poor countries. It’s possible to save the lives of 50–60% of children with easily treatable malignancies with relatively simple and inexpensive drugs and procedures that have been known to doctors for decades."






Bonnie Terbush and ThePeakPosse are fundraising for Caitriona's charity, World Child Cancer with a Just Giving Page: "Whats in the basket"
https://www.justgiving.com/BonnieLM2016/









Sam Heughan.         

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research: Now Bloodwise https://leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk/ **Note, in September 2015, this organization will be changing its name to http://bloodwise.org.uk/ when they will be launching their new name and website.

"We are Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, your UK blood cancer charity. Every year we stop more people dying of blood cancer and our researchers are even working to stop people developing blood cancer in the first place. We improve the lives of patients with blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma because we believe everyone should be able to live their life to the full.

We’ve been working to beat blood cancer for over 50 years and we won’t stop until we do. Be a part of our story and help us change the world."



Bonnie Terbush and ThePeakPosse are fundraising for Sam's charity Bloodwise for MyPeakChallenge with a just giving page, "Whats in the basket"
https://www.justgiving.com/ThePeakPosse1/







Sam is also Patron of Youth Theatre Arts Scotland: http://www.ytas.org.uk/

Its Mission:
"To transform lives through youth theatre by providing inspiring participatory opportunities for young people in Scotland and by connecting, supporting and training the professionals who work with them."

Cahonas Scotland http://www.cahonasscotland.com/about-us/
Cahonas Scotland is a Scottish charity dedicated to raising awareness about Male Cancers (Testicular, Breast and Prostate Cancer). We exist to educate men, and their partners on the importance of regular self-checks.

We are here to talk bollocks! And, to reduce stigma and embarrassment surrounding Male Cancers, provide support and vital information about men's health issues.

Early detection means a more effective treatment. Our goal is to get men to talk freely about their health, to spread the importance of checking their testicles, and to get others to do it.

We want to bring positive change in Male Cancer Awareness, and we're working closely with organizations and individuals in promoting men's health issues. Our charity campaigns Tartan Checks, Loosen Up! and We Moustache You have spread the significance of being proactive about Male Cancers.

If you want to help, volunteer or just talk, feel free to contact us. We appreciate your support!

Let's talk testicles!




Tobias Menzies

WaterAid UK: http://www.wateraid.org/uk

WaterAid America: http://www.wateraid.org/

Its Mission:
"To transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.






Graham McTavish
Week Without Words:  http://www.weekwithoutwords.org.au/

Week Without Words is an awareness and fundraising campaign to give St Lucy's students the tools they need to communicate. 95% of our children have a communication disability.  They need speech therapy, electronic devices that can 'speak' for them and training in how to use them. Because every child deserves to be heard. 


And

Action for Children:  https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/
It's Mission:
"We believe all children and young people have unique potential and that they should have the support and opportunities they need to reach it. Action for Children helps more than 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers through 650 projects across the UK. We also promote social justice by lobbying and campaigning for change.

We provide services in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland."

Our friend Bonnie Terbush and ThePeakPosse is helping to raise money for this organization on behalf of Graham.  She is raffling off a great gift basket full of Outlander goodies!  Please donate to this very worthy cause! Click on the link or visit her Twitter page  (@BonnieTerbush) for more info.  Thanks for your support!

#WhatsInTheBasket




Àdhamh Ó Broin
Save Dalriada Gaelic: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/dalriadagaelic
Adhamh is seeking to raise £10,000 by August 31st in order to fund his project to save his native Dalriada dialect. He's 73% there, but needs our help!

In his words:
"My Scottish Gaelic dialect stands on the verge of extinction. There is one native speaker left who was brought up with the language since birth and he is now in his mid 80s. No need to refer to UNESCO's levels of language endangerment to know that this is a critically endangered tongue!

Despite the fact that I've learned the dialect to fluency and taught it to my three mini-Gaels who speak it with great pride, we've got to find a way of branching out to ensure this beautiful and unique slice of Scotland's heritage survives outside of my little family unit."

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