2021-2022 Charity Appeal supporting

Christians Against Poverty

Our Annual Charity Appeal is a marvellous way for our members throughout the UK to focus on helping a good cause each year. We’re proud to announce that our charity for 2021-2022 is Christians Against Poverty.


Doing our bit

to change lives

Each year the Society’s President nominates a charity of their choice for the Annual Charity Appeal, and this provides a national focus for the fundraising efforts of our members and complements the many local charities that our branches support. This year we have chosen to support Christians Against Poverty (CAP). To help people gripped by the chains of poverty.

No matter what the circumstances, there is always hope

In 1996 Christians Against Poverty (CAP) was founded to be part of the answer by restoring hope for people who have been struggling with unmanageable debt. Over the last 25 years we’ve seen that financial challenges can affect anyone at any point in their lives. This may be due to loss of or reduced income, relationship breakdown, bereavement or ill health. For many people, when these challenges hit they’re unable to manage without the help we offer. CAP’s unique service means that each person who comes to us is treated as an individual, whatever their background.

Responding to the economic impact of COVID-19

The pandemic has seen more people in the UK plunged into the grip of poverty with now more than 15 million people or 23% of the UK population struggling to afford the basic necessities and manage household bills.  As many as 30% of UK children live in poverty. It’s just not right that in a just and compassionate society, so many people across the country are going to bed cold and hungry, unable to afford the most basic essentials.

In response to this crisis as well as providing debt help, CAP has been providing emergency support for those thrown into hardship through food shops, energy top ups and other vital support such as school uniforms or clothes for job interviews.

To find out more about CAP you can visit their website www.capuk.org.

Get Involved

This is when our wonderful members spring into action. From organising coffee mornings, jumble sales or just donating a few pounds online, their generosity always humbles us. This is such a worthy cause and we hope we can raise huge amounts of money to support CAP in the incredible work they do.



Over 10 years of Foresters annual appeals

The past decade has seen us raise over £830,000 for charitable causes of all kinds. Thank you so much – and long may it continue.

  • 2019-2021: Rays of Sunshine

    Rays of Sunshine brightens the lives of seriously ill young people and their families by granting wishes and providing ongoing support within hospitals. They believe that every child deserves to experience happiness and put their illness on hold- even if it is just for one day.

    Visit the Rays of Sunshine website


  • 2018/2019: RNID – Formerly Action on Hearing Loss

    RNID, formerly known as Action on Hearing Loss is the UK’s leading charity supporting people with hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus. Not only do they provide support for those living with hearing losses, but they conduct research and sell hearing products.

    Visit the Action on Hearing Loss website



  • 2017/2018: Air Ambulances UK

    This is a wonderful UK charity dedicated to Air Ambulance Services. Its work ensures the best patient care is always upheld, and that these heroes of the sky are supported by a trade body.

    Visit Air Ambulances UK Charity website



  • 2016/2017: Canine Partners

    This is a truly exceptional charity that transforms the lives of people living with physical disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs. They bring independence, security, companionship, confidence and utter joy. Is there anything our four-legged friends can’t do?

    Visit the Canine Partners website


  • 2015/2016: Alzheimer’s Research UK

    The UK’s leading research charity is dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. They fund a wide range of research projects so that, one day, people can be free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

    Visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website



  • 2014/2015: Sense UK

    Living with complex disability can be isolating, frustrating and confusing. Sense UK believes that whatever the circumstances, everyone should be able to fulfill their potential.

    Visit the Sense UK website



  • 2013/2014: Barnardo’s Children’s Charity

    Every child deserves a chance to feel safe and loved. Barnado’s Children’s Charity has over 100 years’ experience of protecting and supporting the UK’s most vulnerable children. And, where they can, placing them with loving foster carers and adoptive families.

    Visit the Bernardo’s Children’s Charity website



  • 2012/2013: Macmillan Cancer Support

    It’s likely that every family will be touched by cancer at some point. This iconic charity provides physical, financial and emotional support to help people living with cancer get the most out of life.

    Visit the Macmillan Cancer Support website



  • 2011/2012: Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

    Guide Dogs have a simple ambition. It’s for a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support to live their lives to the full. Having a guide dog helps so much.

    Visit the Guide Dogs website


  • 2010/2011: Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

    Since it began in 1824, RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,200 lives. Isn’t that amazing? For people in trouble on the seas, having the RNLI watching over us is such a blessing.

    Visit the RNLI website



  • 2009/2010: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that affects your nerves. It occurs when your immune system isn’t working properly. The Multiple Sclerosis Society offers emotional support, financial assistance and every day help for people living with the condition.

    Visit the MS Society website


  • 2008/2009: Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association

    MND affects the nerves in the brain and spinal chord that controls your muscles. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with MND, or you have a friend or loved who has, their services can really make the world of difference.

    Visit the MND Association website



  • 2007/2008: CLIC Sargent

    Is there anything more heartbreaking than cancer impacting young lives? CLIC Sargent fights to make sure lives aren’t torn apart by offering day-to-day support, financial support and nursing teams. Their work is truly inspirational.

    Visit the CLIC Sargent website