Two Million Reasons will run for two years and has been set up to raise £2m for the support of seafarers from the Royal Navy, the Merchant Navy, the Royal Marines and fishing communities. Six major fundraising events are planned for 2008 and the charity will also run a poster campaign in popular seaside resorts around the UK. In 2007, the charity had grant requests totalling £5m but could give only £3m. The campaign intends to bridge this gap over the next two years and to raise awareness of the poverty that is faced by many seafarers and their families.
The PSP Association hopes 10,000 UK supporters will hold sponsored tea parties during its awareness campaign from 5 to 12 April. Afternoon Tea for PSP will raise funds for people who have progressive supranuclear palsy.
The Prostate Cancer Charity is to benefit from the fundraising efforts of a supporter who plans to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats. Sixty-year-old Gordon Cox, who is recovering from prostate cancer, hopes to complete the 900-mile trip in a week, beginning on 13 April. He has so far raised £1,500.
The Devon Air Ambulance Trust will hold its third annual motorcycle ride on 13 July. Tickets for the 65-mile ride cost £10.
PDSA is asking pet lovers to donate unwanted shares to help raise the £4m a month it needs to treat sick animals. Supporters can send in original share certificates and claim tax relief.