Barnardo's is a British charity founded by Thomas John Barnardo in 1866, to care for vulnerable children and young people.
It is the UK's oldest and largest children's charity, with HM The Queen as its Patron. Barnardos runs 996 services in local communities.
- Volunteers: 17,000
- Help: 240,000 children
- Raised: £245m
- Operational countries: 4
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
The RNLI provides a 24-hour search and rescue service from 238 lifeboat stations around the UK and Ireland
The organisation also operates a seasonal lifeguard service on more than 240 UK and Channel Island beaches and a specialist Flood Rescue Team ready to respond to severe flooding situations, both at home and around the world.
- Volunteers: 40,000
- Lifeboat stations: 238
- Beaches protected: 240
- Coast covered: 19,000 miles
Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with terminal illness, and their families
In 2017, Marie Curie supported over 50,000 people with over 2,000 nurses and nine hospices across the UK.
- Volunteers: 11,000
- Money raised: £156.2m
- Helped: 50,000 people
- Hospices: 9
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
Founded in 1824, the RSPCA is the oldest animal welfare organisation in the world.
The charity works to prevent cruelty, promote kindness to and alleviate suffering of all animals. It rescued 130,00 animals in 2017 alone.
- Rehomed: 50,000 animals
- Rescued: 130,000 animals
- Treated: 260,000 animals
- Branches: 162
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. With a worldwide community of 145,000 members, the CIPD has been setting professional standards for HR and people development for more than 100 years.
The CIPD has hubs in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Asia and is the only body in the world that can award Chartered status to individual HR and L&D professionals.
- Members: 145,000
- Volunteers: 1,200
- Students: 3,000
- Web users: 20,000
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
IMechE is one of the fastest growing professional engineering institutions in the world.
The institution is headquartered in London but operates globally and has over 120,000 members in more than 140 countries. IMechE has a 170-year heritage working at the heart of the world’s engineering industry.
- Members: 120,000
- Countries: 140
- Founded: 1847
- HQ: London