Barts Charity

The Youth Stance project run by Barts Charity helps tackle youth violence and in particular knife crime in the east London area. Youth Stance is led by Ana Waddington, a Sister in the A&E Department at Barts NHS Health Trust who became frustrated at the number of youth victims arriving in the emergency department. Ana has been very hands on and in her spare time has set up workshops run by volunteers which involves teaching young people basic life support and how to provide first aid to reduce bleeding following stab wounds. In addition to giving talks and training in schools etc. volunteers also meet with youths on the street. In recognition of her work in reducing youth violence, Ana has been awarded Nurse of the Year by the Royal College of Nursing. Trustee, Joanna Thomas who promoted the Youth Stance as a cause the Charles S French Charitable Trust should support commented: “The Trust is delighted to support Barts Charity and their Youth Stance initiative which not only met all of our criteria for grant funding but also contributes to reducing youth violence. In addition it is pleasing to see that the work of Ana Waddington has not gone unnoticed and her award of Nurse of the Year is very much deserved and applauded.”

Ana Waddington featured in the Evening Standard

Alzheimer's Society

The support of the Charles S French Charitable Trust has made a real difference in helping people affected by dementia. Thousands have accessed reliable and relevant information and advice through our National Dementia Helpline and online forum, Talking Point. We continue to increase our investment in new research studying the cause, care, cure and prevention of dementia.

British Liver Trust

British Liver Trust is so grateful to the Trustees of the Charles S French Charitable Trust for their kind donation towards our recent Love Your Liver Health event which was held as part of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s Alcohol Awareness week. In all 42 people used the online health screener, and 36 people received a free Fibroscan (a non-invasive liver scan). 13 were found to have liver damage and were referred to their GPs for further testing. This is a higher than average referral rate and one person was taken straight to A&E, because of a very serious liver condition that needed urgent treatment. Thank you again for supporting this life-changing work.


INUF- the Independent Newham Users Forum (Mental Health) would like to thank Charles S French for a grant which will go towards supporting mental health service users and survivors in Newham with the continuation of our Drop-in service. Many thanks from all the staff, volunteers and service users at INUF

Marie Curie

Thank you once again for your on-going support of Marie Curie. Your support has been vital to ensure we can continue to provide nursing care in Essex. Thank you for helping to make this possible for the patients and families who need us most.

Maytree Respite Centre

Our core programmes of activities were funded in part by a grant from the Charles S French Charitable Trust. Maytree supports some of the most vulnerable, isolated and marginalised people experiencing suicidal crisis.

Your funding has allowed us to continue our service provision within the mental health sector, providing specialised emotional befriending support and a residential stay, through a team of volunteers. On behalf of our core staff, team of volunteers and the many vulnerable people who turn to the Maytree Respite Centre, we thank you.

Meningitis Now

The Charles S French Charitable Trust has kindly supported us over several years, most recently with a grant towards our work in Essex with people affected by meningitis. We would like to thank the Trustees once again for their generous support.

Multiple Sclerosis Trust

In 2016 the generous support of the Charles S French Charitable Trust has meant that we can continue to help the 3,000 people in Essex living with multiple sclerosis by training and providing support and information to the MS specialist nurses who play a vital role in helping them to cope with this disabling, lifelong condition and to access the treatment they need.

Muscular Dystrophy

Support from the Charles S. French Charitable Trust has been instrumental in helping us to provide information and support to people living with muscle-wasting conditions in Essex. Thank you for once again for your donation.

New Life

The Trustees of The Charles S French Charitable Trust made a generous donation towards the Newlife Equipment Grant Service in Essex. Your kind donation has been used to provide essential equipment for three-year-old Alfie who has Autism and developmental delay resulting in him displaying challenging behaviour. He was in need of a specialist bed an d will now be able to get a good night’s rest in comfort and safety – and the rest of his family will be able to sleep too with peace of mind that Alfie has the equipment he needs.