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Tuesday, March 10, 1998 Published at 12:41 GMT



UK

Who's getting the Diana fund grants?
image: [ Local projects will help landmine victims, a cause with which Diana was closely associated ]
Local projects will help landmine victims, a cause with which Diana was closely associated

The charities receiving the first grants from the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund all represent causes for which the princess cared deeply.

The princess was either patron or president of the first six charities, which are each being awarded £1 million, at the time of her death last August.

She had been due to launch an appeal at The Osteopathic Centre for Children, the seventh charity, in September last year.

But at the time of her death she was most closely associated with landmines. The final award is to be distributed to organisations involved with people affected by landmines.

  • Centrepoint

    Centrepoint is one of the leading charities in the UK working to help young people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. Since it was established in 1969, it has helped over 56,000 people.

    Each night the London charity provides accommodation to 450 youngsters.

  • The English National Ballet

    The English National Ballet is one of the UK's leading classical ballet companies. Founded in 1950, it holds about 200 performances a year, and is watched by around 250,000 people.

  • Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital


    [ image: Diana was deeply committed to children]
    Diana was deeply committed to children
    The Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital is the UK's leading specialist in paediatric services, research, evaluation and education in the field of child health.

    It was founded by Dr Charles West in 1852 and has more than 80,000 patients a year.

  • The Leprosy Mission

    The Leprosy Mission is an an international Christian medical charity, caring for people affected by leprosy.

    It looks after about 200,000 people affected by leprosy through its own hospitals and programmes, and those it assists.

    It was founded in 1874 by Wellesley Bailey, an Irishman who was teaching in India.

  • The National Aids Trust

    The National Aids Trust works across the UK to promote greater awareness on the HIV virus in all sectors of society and to maintain Aids issues on the national policy agenda.

    Established in 1987, it publishes Aids Matters Briefing, a regular synopsis of key policy issues related to Aids. It also co-ordinates the annual World Aids Day public awareness campaign, in partnership with the Health Education Authority.

  • The Royal Marsden NHS Trust

    The Royal Marsden NHS Trust, with its associated Institute of Cancer Research, forms the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe and the second largest in the world.

    It is internationally renowned as a centre of excellence for research and development, education, treatment and care of cancer.

  • The Osteopathic Centre for Children

    Established in 1991 with only 14 patients, The Osteopathic Centre for Children treats 25,000 patients a year. It is the only centre for paediatric osteopathy in Europe.

  • Landmine organisations

    Small grants are going to be made to local projects dedicated to rehabilitating landmine victims.

    More than 1,000 non-government organisations are working locally, nationally and internationally to help landmine victims. They have been brought together by the umbrella group, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, and also by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Greenpeace.








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