Next Episode of Lifeline is
Season 1 / Episode 1 and airs on 22 January 2017 16:15
Lifeline is a monthly charity appeal programme presented by a well-known personality.
Anneka Rice makes a campaign on behalf of the Riding for the Disabled Association.
Pixie Lott presents an appeal on behalf of Cardiac Risk in the Young.
Martin Clunes presents an appeal on behalf The Haven.
Kate Powell presents an appeal on behalf of the Down's Syndrome Association, a charity providing specialised support and information for people with Down's Syndrome, their families and care workers. Kate is one of around 40,000 people with Down's Syndrome in the UK. She writes her own blog and edits the DSA's magazine, which has readers across the world. The film features Roger who is nearly 60 and lives in his own flat after years in residential care, and 36 year old Lucy who lives with friends in a shared house, supported by careworkers. Her mum talks about taking Lucy as a baby in a carry cot to the DSA, and how central the charity has been in their lives, backing them up in getting Lucy a mainstream education, and helping her to live the life she wants. The DSA helps people at every stage of life, from choosing a primary school to finding work and living independently.
Julia Bradbury presents an appeal on behalf of Church Housing Trust, a charity providing support to Britain's homeless people. She finds out how the charity offers emergency help like food and clothing for rough sleepers, as well as long-term support like work placements for homeless people trying to rebuild their lives. She meets ex-soldier Dave who, after being homeless for several years, now helps to run a breakfast club and also volunteers for the Street Buddy project, funded by Church Housing Trust.
Alison Steadman presents an appeal on behalf of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, an organisation founded in response to the plight of the bumblebee. Britain's bumblebee populations have crashed as their natural habitats, like wildflower meadows and unmown verges, have been lost from the countryside. Bumblebees are important for biodiversity and are relied upon to pollinate many flowers, fruit and veg, so the charity is working to get their numbers back up. Alison finds out how the Bumblebee Conservation Trust is helping create 10,000 hectares of habitat to enable Britain's 24 species of bumblebees to thrive. From Pembrokeshire smallholder Clare, who has replaced a patch of grassland with a bumblebee-friendly wildflower meadow, to large-scale landowners creating wild bumblebee zones on their property, there's something everyone can do to help the plight of the bumblebee.
Another edition of the monthly charity appeal programme. This month's charity is the IMPACT Foundation.
An appeal on behalf of Youth at Risk.
Kate Humble presents an appeal on behalf of the charity Medical Detection Dogs, which has identified in dogs an incredible ability to sniff out human health conditions, including cancer. Archie is eight and has severe diabetes. Since he was born, his blood sugar levels have fluctuated without warning, leaving his parents exhausted from constant monitoring and terrified he might not survive the night. But thanks to Medical Detection Dogs, they now have a dog trained to alert them to changes in Archie's breath that show he needs his blood sugar levels checked. Domino has given Archie the chance to feel like a normal little boy. Kate also watches in amazement as a labrador called Kiwi correctly picks out urine samples positive for prostate cancer. If it is successful, research by Medical Detection Dogs could help experts to develop a cheap, non-invasive test for prostate cancer that could revolutionise the science of diagnosis.
Brenda Blethyn presents an appeal on behalf of the Prince's Trust, a charity that gives vulnerable young people the skills and confidence they need to find work or make progress at school or college.
Laura's life took a horrific turn when she was attacked at the age of sixteen, but rather than report the abuse, she turned in on herself and developed an eating disorder. She spent months in hospital recovering physically, but it was only thanks to the inspirational programmes run by the Prince's Trust that she managed to rebuild her confidence and sense of purpose. She has now signed up to a college course in mental health care and is about to move out of supported housing to live independently.
Julia Somerville presents an appeal on behalf of brainstrust, a charity that supports adults and children with brain tumours. To help relieve the stress of such a frightening diagnosis, brainstrust offers 24-hour support and much-needed information. For six-year-old Phoebe and her family, brainstrust has provided emotional and practical support since Phoebe was diagnosed with a malignant tumour. Julia is all too familiar with this cause, as she had a benign brain tumour removed some years ago.
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