LBC Directors and staff are pleased to have been able to support the following local charities in 2023 with generous donations made to each.


Headway Devon

Headway Devon exists to ensure that when a person’s life is turned upside down by brain injury, they get the help and support they need and deserve. Brain injury has many causes but some of the most common are head injury, stroke, brain tumour, and illnesses like meningitis. Headway Devon are the local acquired brain injury specialists who have been providing services for people with brain injuries for 20 years. They support people with brain injuries to come to terms with what has happened and overcome their disabilities, as well as providing support and advice to their families and carers and training and information for local professionals.


Hertfordshire MND Association
Provide families and the community with a broad range of support, as people live with this disease. This includes friendship, access to various resources, regular contact opportunities, fundraising activities and support for National campaigns highlighting awareness of and the impact of MND.  The Branch is run entirely by volunteers and provides a vital link between the National Association and the local Hertfordshire community.

Wood Street Mission

Wood Street Mission is a children’s charity helping families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford who provide practical support to help meet children’s day-to-day needs and improve their life chances.

Dr Kershaws

Dr Kershaw’s Hospice provides free, specialist, end-of-life and palliative care (an area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients) for adults with life-limiting illnesses in Oldham and its surrounding areas in a peaceful and homely environment. The Hospice opened in 1989 following the conversion and development of a 1930s cottage hospital originally built with a legacy from Dr John Kershaw, a local GP.

Meadow House Hospice

Meadow House Hospice provides specialist palliative and end of life care for patients with life limiting illness who are registered with a GP in Ealing or Hounslow. They provide compassionate and skilled clinical care that meets the needs of our patients and those most important to them. They care for patients at home, in nursing and care homes, and in the hospice.