Variety, the Children's Charity

Variety, the Children's Charity

Charity information

Variety, the Children's Charity

Variety, the Children's Charity, is an international children's charity with the aims to support sick, disabled or disadvantaged children and young people, improving young lives every day.

Founded 1949

  • Mission statement

    All over the UK there are children who have to cope with sickness, disability or disadvantage. It’s tough. Really tough.

    Variety provides practical, tangible help that makes an immediate difference to those children and their families.

    A wheelchair doesn’t just provide mobility. It lets the child ‘join in’ with the other kids.

    Providing a special-needs school with a Sunshine Coach gives its pupils access to a much wider range of activities and experiences.

    Last year we provided 89 wheelchairs, 68 Sunshine coaches and and 168 grants for specialist equipment.

    For a disadvantaged child, a day at the seaside becomes a cherished childhood memory.

    Each year, Variety take tens of thousands of children on great days out through our Variety at Work Programme.

    We help fund children’s hospitals and hospices, creating environments that are more welcoming and reassuring. Children cared for at home are given specialist equipment to alleviate the symptoms of chronic conditions, improve their everyday care and help reduce stress for both children and parents.

    Youth clubs receive funding for equipment, enabling them to offer more facilities, attracting vulnerable young people and keeping them off the street.

    That’s what we mean by making a difference.

    Support us and help increase positive experiences for sick, disabled or disadvantaged children across the UK now!

  • Aims

    Variety, the Children's Charity aims to:

    • Improving the lives of sick, disabled or disadvantaged children across the UK, every day.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1949

    Registered Charity Number: 209259

    Phone number: 020 7428 8149

    Address: Variety, the Children's Charity, 93 Bayham Street, London NW1 0AG

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  • Life Enhancing Equipment Programme

    There are over 770,000 children and young people who are disabled in the UK, the majority ... More