Our Chosen Charities
The ACLT is a leading Cancer charity dedicated to raising the awareness of the shortage lifesaving Bone Marrow, Blood and Organ donors on the UK registers, especially people of Black and Ethnic Minority descent. The ACLT was established in 1996 by Beverley De-Gale and Orin Lewis, parents of former Leukaemia sufferer Daniel De-Gale, and recruits potential donors at ACLT registration via (saliva or blood) to be involved in the process of offering hope and a healthy future to someone whose disorder may otherwise prove fatal. Finding a Bone Marrow match is greater if the donor is from the same racial background.
The charity has raised the number of Black and Mixed Race people on the bone marrow register from 550 to approx. 53,000, helped save 53 lives by finding matching bone marrow donors and promoted the need for regular Blood donation and the carrying of Organ donor cards.
Beverley De-Gale and Orin Lewis, were separately awarded with an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) on June 11th 2011 in the Queen’s Birthday 2011 Honours List and January 1st in the Queen’s 2012 New Year’s Honours List by the Prime Minister and Cabinet Secretary in recognition For services to Healthcare.
Telephone: 020 3757 7700
LEYTON ORIENT COMMUNITY SPORTS PROGRAMME (LOCSP) exists to help young people develop the skills and confidence to succeed in their lives, with our core work taking place in the six London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Newham, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Hackney – a total combined population of over 1.3 million people.
Established in May 1989 by Leyton Orient Football Club, Sport England and the London Borough of Waltham Forest, LOCSP started working with 150 young people a week and now provides over 2,500 sporting and educational participation and engagement opportunities every week for young people across London – equating to 125,000 a year.
LOCSP has invested over £16 million in the east London community since 1998 and work with some of the most challenging young people, jointly confronting difficult issues including racism, sexism, lack of cultural awareness, crime, unemployment, lack of education and training and ageism.
Telephone: 020 8556 5973