Some of the charities Whelans proudly support

logo_backABF the soldiers’ charity

The British Army has played a major role in our history and even today they remain involved in a high tempo of operations. There is always a price to pay for such duty and service which the nation enjoys. We are The Soldiers Charity. We give lifetime support to serving and retiring soldiers and their families. They risk so much for us, but for them, it’s just ‘doing their job’. In return, we give them down to earth help and friendship, with no hassle or bureaucracy. That’s what we’ve been here to offer for 67 years.

The Donna’s Dream House DDH (1)

The Donna’s Dream House charity is a locally based charity trust providing sponsored free holidays of a lifetime in Blackpool for children with life threatening illnesses and their families.

Whilst the voluntary team of Donna’s Dream House provides the expertise, enthusiasm and administration, it is the generosity of many companies, organisations and individuals in raising and donating money that makes it possible to bring not only sunshine and fun into children’s’ lives, but a sense of wonder, adventure, laughter and much needed holidays in Blackpool for the whole family.

boatThe RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea

Our lifeguards responded to 14,523 incidents and aided 16,418 people on beaches in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We’ll never know how many more tragedies they prevented through warnings and advice.

Trinity Hospice and Brian House Children’s Hospice

Trinity Hospice and Brian House Children’s Hospice is the local hospice for adults and children with life limiting illness and provides specialist palliative care, free of charge.

With annual running costs of almost £7 million, the hospice receives very limited government funding and is not part of the NHS. Trinity and Brian House relies on the support of the local community, organisations and individuals to continue to provide free of charge care to local people when AND where they need it.

Park View in Birmingham is the first school in 2012 judged 'outstanding' by OfstedPark View 4U

Putting the heart back into Lytham

Parkview 4 U is a local charity who have created a fantastic park in the heart of Lytham for the local community for more information please visit

Sue-Ryder-1The Sue Ryder Charity

Donating to Sue Ryder is a wonderful way to help people living with long-term and end of life conditions. Your donation will touch the lives of the many seriously ill people we help through our hospices, neurological and home care services.

Thank You.

North West Air Ambulance

Making your donation to North West Air Ambulance Charity

FundRaising Standards BoardThere are 8 million reasons why we need to raise money… you are one of them!

Our pilots fly paramedics and doctors to incidents all over the region transferring patients to specialist hospitals, attending major incidents and above all saving lives.

Flying 7 days a week, 365 days a year, our vital service covers 5,500 square miles and a residential population of 8 million people.

We are very grateful for all the donations we receive as we rely entirely on the generosity of supporters like you to raise the £4.3 million a year we need to keep our helicopters in the air.

Lytham Hall

Harry, the last of the Cliftons to own the Hall died in 1975 but the estate had already passed to his chief creditors, Guardian Royal Exchange, in 1963. It was put up for sale by them in 1996.

The original Friends of Lytham Hall were a group of people in the forefront of attempts to raise money to buy it (and 78 acres of park and woodland) for the community, to save it from commercial or domestic development.
At the eleventh hour, British Aerospace stepped in with a donation to cover the near £1 million asking price and the Hall passed to Lytham Town Trust amid great jubilation.

It is now operated by the Heritage Trust for the North West (HTNW). The Friends are still the only group solely dedicated to the welfare of the Hall.
The contents of the Hall are still in the ownership of the successor insurance company, Axa, and money has yet to be raised to secure them.