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It’s a well-known fact that only Christians do anything for charity. Or maybe we should say that it is a well-known fact to them.
Bedfordshire Humanists as a group support the Bedford Food Bank and St John’s Hospice (Sue Ryder) on a regular basis.
We also do other ‘good works’ from time to time; the organ donor survey was a good example. In addition to a survey on attitudes to changing the law on organ donation, we also handed out donor cards.
In addition to what we do as a group, we also do things for charity as individuals.
The charities supported by the members and supporters of
Points to note:
Most 'charity' money given by religious people goes to their church and is used to pay for the building, the clergy or for self-promotion.
Our members give very little to Humanist / Atheist organisations and these are not listed below.
Bedfordshire Humanists is run by volunteers who don't even claim expenses.
The list below ignores one off donations and consists only of regularly supported causes.
The list below ignores charities supported in the past and consists only of ones currently supported.
The list below ignores political organisations.
The list below ignores charities that were not recognised and could not be positively identified after a few minutes with Google.
This list below is based on the responses from people who self-identify as humanists.
|Action for kids||
|Age UK||Active volunteering|
|Bedford Guild House||Active volunteering|
|Bedford Guild House||Financial|
|Bedford Refugee & Asylum Seekers Support Service||Active volunteering|
|British Red Cross||Financial|
|Disasters Emergency Committee||Financial|
|Dignity in Dying||Financial|
|Door to Door Community Transport||Active volunteering|
|East Anglia Air Ambulance||Financial|
|Freedom From Torture||Active volunteering|
|Freedom From Torture||Financial|
|Institute of Cancer Research||Financial|
|International Planned Parenthood Federation||Financial|
|Keech Cottage Hospital||Financial|
|Macmillan Cancer Support||Financial|
|Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA)||Financial|
|National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)||Financial|
|Red Nose Day||Financial|
|Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)||Financial|
|Royal National Lifeboat Institution||Financial|
|Teacher Support Network||Financial|
|Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)||Active volunteering|
|Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)||Financial|
|World Development Movement||Financial|
Fighting for equality
|Bedfordshire Race & Equalities Council||Active volunteering|
Helping animals / wildlife
|Home for Unwanted and Lost Animals (HULA)||Financial|
|League Against Cruel Sports||Financial|
|Paxton Pits Nature Reserve||Financial|
|Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals||Financial|
|Royal Society for the Protection of Bird (RSPB)||Financial|
|The Woodland Trust||Financial|
|World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)||Financial|
Helping our heritage
|British Film Institite||Financial|
|Welsh Highland Railway||Active volunteering|
|Welsh Highland Railway||Financial|
Helping the planet
|Bedfordshire Climate Change Forum||Active volunteering|
|Bedfordshire Climate Change Forum||Financial|
|Friends of the Earth (FOE)||Active volunteering|
|Friends of the Earth (FOE)||Financial|
Helping amenity organisations
|Cycle Campaign for North Bedfordshire||Active volunteering|
|Cycle Campaign for North Bedfordshire||Financial|
|Cyclists Touring Club (CTC)||Active volunteering|
|Cyclists Touring Club (CTC)||Financial|
|Ramblers Association (RA)||Financial|
|South West Coast path Association||Financial|
|Wilstead Parish Paths Partnership||Active volunteering|
Noteworthy but not charities
|National Blood Donor Service||Giving blood|
|National Organ Donation and Transplantation Directorate||Signed up to donate organs|