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Guardian and Observer’s 2012 Christmas appeal supports eight disability charities

Guardian and Observer’s 2012 Christmas appeal supports eight disability charities
Christmas Charity Appeal

This year’s Guardian and Observer Christmas Appeal will benefit eight charities that strive for disability rights. They help people with a disability or long-term illness to participate, express themselves and fulfill their potential, in education, arts, the workplace, sport and wider society.

Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger said: “Our Christmas appeal is a chance to raise much needed funds for our charities – last year Guardian and Observer readers generously raised over £400,000 for eight charities supporting vulnerable young people – and to raise the profile of the work they do.”

For the sixth year running charity sector think-tank New Philanthropy Capital has helped the Guardian and Observer choose the charities for the appeal. It applied its experience of measuring charity impact and its research in disability areas to selecting the final eight charities, two of which operate internationally. They are:

  • Oily Cart
  • Sense International
  • Disability Law Service
  • Greenbank
  • Ambitious about Autism
  • The ACE Centre
  • QEF
  • Basic Needs


Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Research massive growth in giving.

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