Philanthropy

Philanthropy…

Thanks to John’s success in business, he counts himself lucky that he is in the unique position to support the projects and causes that he is most passionate about.

As a signatory to the ‘Giving Pledge’, John is committed to giving over half his wealth to charitable causes.  By signing up to the Pledge, John sits alongside Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and many others who are using their personal wealth to solve intractable problems.

John gives significantly to and raises the profiles of causes which struggle to receive the attention, funding and assistance they so desperately need. Caudwell Children and Caudwell LymeCo are two charities that John has founded and funded, devoting his time, money, and energy to ensure the charities improve the lives of as many people as possible.

Beyond these charities, John has also supported a wide variety of causes, from the creation of the Bomber Command Memorial, which stands as a fitting tribute to the 55,573 Bomber Command crew who lost their lives in the Second World War, to the Elton John Aids Foundation and its work in South Africa, to the amazing work of the Prince’s Trust.

Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children…

Caudwell Children transforms the lives of disabled children across the UK. The charity acts as a safety net for families who are unable to gain the help they need. It was founded in the year 2000 and it became a national charity in 2004. To date, the charity has supported over 20,000 children and families, providing £37 million worth of services.

John’s vision for a sustainable and efficient children’s charity has inspired thousands of supporters across the UK and he remains the charity’s largest single benefactor and most passionate supporter. By personally paying the charity’s annual administration and management overheads he enables the charity to offer complete transparency to its supporters, with 100% of direct donations going directly to the children and families who need it.

Caudwell Children was founded to:

  • Change the futures of all disabled children providing access to the services, equipment, therapies and treatments they need.
  • Increase awareness and understanding of the needs of disabled children across the UK.
  • Enable disabled children to lead an active and independent life reaching their full potential.

John is also a prolific fundraiser, regularly completing physical challenges and staging events to inspire and encourage the support of others.

For more information on the charity or if you wish to get involved with fundraising please click here

Caudwell LymeCo

Caudwell LymeCo…

Caudwell LymeCo Charity was founded in 2016, with the aim of improving the lives of people suffering from Lyme disease. Lyme disease is spreading at 14% a year in Europe, and it is thought up to a third of Lyme patients suffer chronic symptoms after standard antibiotic treatment, yet it remains one of the most under-researched diseases in the western world. Caudwell LymeCo Charity aims to change that.

The charity offers the public reliable information on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, raises money for scientific research and works with the NHS and government to try to help improve the care that the NHS can offer for people with Lyme disease.

Several members of John’s family, including himself, have tested positive for Lyme disease. A few months after the initial diagnosis, additional members of John’s family also tested positive for the disease after suffering from a variety of symptoms, taking the total to eleven.

As a result of the test results, John made it his mission and priority in life to support research and look for the best treatments available to cure this sometimes devastating, relatively unknown disease. To recognise that curing Lyme disease can be complicated by co-infections, which can make patients even more severely ill, John coined the term “LymeCo.”

John pays all the operating and administrative costs of Caudwell LymeCo charity which means that every penny donated to the charity, by anyone other than John, will be used to fund scientific research, and sometimes to educate the public on prevention of tick-borne diseases.

For more information on the charity or if you wish to get involved with fundraising please click here

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