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ERA Charity


ERA has chosen Hope House Ty Gobaith as its nominated charity for 2020 and 2021. Hope House Ty Gobaith care for babies, children, young people and young adults up to the age of 25 years who have life-threatening conditions and are not expected to live beyond 25 years of age. They also offer counselling and bereavement support to any family living in the local area who has suffered the death of a child in any circumstance.

The charity support more than 750 local families who are either caring for a terminally ill child, or whose child has died. It costs £6.5 million every year to run their services and 86% of this is spent on care. Approximately one month’s income comes from statutory sources and for the other 11 months of the year they are dependent on public support. Their ambition is to raise an additional £2.5 million each year to make sure we reach every child, mum, dad, brother and sister who needs our help in this area.

To find out more about Hope House Ty Gobaith work, visit their website or keep up to date with their news on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Or to read about some of the families they have help, take a look at their stories pages.

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ERA chose Alzheimer's Research UK as its nominated charity for 2019 and we were thrilled to raise over £16,500. Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure.

Dementia is now the leading cause of death in the UK. There are currently 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK; by supporting their pioneering research, we’re aiming to help make breakthroughs possible for people with dementia and their families. Alzheimer’s Research UK’s mission is to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025. For more information about the charity, please visit


Midlands Air Ambulance Charity ERA supports a charity voted for by our employees every year and in 2018 we were thrilled to raise over £11,000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Midlands Air Ambulance is responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

They work hard to deliver the very best air ambulance care to those unfortunate enough to urgently need their services. Since 1991, the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has responded to more than 49,000 missions averaging 2,000 per year, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK.For more information about the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, please visit 


ERA supports a charity voted for by our employees every year and in 2017 we were thrilled to raise over £14,000 for Birmingham Children's Hospital. Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to over 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year. Delivering some of the most advanced treatments, complex surgical procedures and cutting edge research and development, the hospital treats one in five children from Birmingham and one in eight from the wider West Midlands. 

Every patient and family at Birmingham Children’s Hospital will have been touched by the hospital’s charity in some way. As a result it continually strives to do more for the sick kids in its care, whether that’s a newly refurbished playroom or ward, a state-of-the-art piece of equipment or even a toy at Christmas. But the impact of fundraising on patient experience is much more than purely financial – it makes a real difference to the services it provides to children and their families during difficult times. For more information about Birmingham Children's Hospital, please visit 


ERA supports a charity voted for by our employees every year and in 2016 we were thrilled to raise £14,185.50 for Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK is the world's leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Their groundbreaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has seen UK survival rates double in the last 40 years. 


The Sick Childrens Trust

In 2015 ERA chose to support The Sick Children’s Trust and we again raised over £14,000 in support families with seriously ill children in hospital. The charity, set up over 30 years ago, provides free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, at leading children’s hospitals throughout the UK with the clear aim of keeping families together while children undergo lifesaving treatment. The Sick Children’s Trust has ten ‘Homes from Home’ and supports around 3,500 families every year. Its houses help relieve some of the practical and emotional strains of having a sick child in hospital, far from home.