Our Lifesavers are facing their own emergency.

Emergency responders. Search and Rescue. Frontline health care workers and volunteers. And those behind the scenes who help make it all possible.

When we need them, they’re there. Fast.

Now they need us. Urgently.

Imagine waking up every day knowing you’re likely to face violence, witness extreme suffering or receive death threats. Imagine expecting to be first on the scene of a fatal accident or major disaster. Now imagine putting on your uniform anyway.

Welcome to the frontline.

Thankfully, most of us won’t ever have to confront such situations. Some of us might experience them just once in our lifetime. While firefighters, police officers, paramedics, nurses, service men and women and volunteers in our Blue Light community face some of the most disturbing incidents once a day, once a week, once a month – on average, 500 times in their lives.

Shift after shift – there’s no let-up. Add long, unpredictable work patterns and limited appropriate support, and we can see why those who put their own lives on the line for ours are at higher risk of suicide than most.

Facts and stats tell a stark story of stigma, isolation and suicide. And a lack of support.

Loved ones, friends and complete strangers working in our Blue Light community put their lives at risk for us all daily. Yet they’re silently struggling, alone. They’re at risk of a mental health crisis. And we’re at risk of letting down those who are there for us in our most vulnerable moments.

But we won’t let that happen.

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Our Support

Funding Life-changing projects

Through our grants programme we fund projects local to you and UK-wide with the Blue Light community at their heart. From inside spaces that offer respite and outdoor activities that make it easier to open up, to mental health first aid training so colleagues have somewhere to go in a crisis.

From therapeutic retreats and wellbeing programmes that bolster mental health to crisis lines designed to reduce suicide and face-to-face psychological support – and projects with a difference, such as wellbeing dogs in the workplace.

We’re participating in projects that help prevent poor mental health, provide support in a crisis, and help heal, to give everyone somewhere to turn, no matter what they’re experiencing.

It’s our turn to step up. And there’s no time to lose

With people like you, we’re already helping give individuals a lifeline. But there are many more, putting on a brave face, struggling in silence and not knowing where to turn for help. Your support can help change that.

With people like you, we’re already helping give Tom a lifeline. But there are many more like Tom, putting on a brave face, struggling in silence and not knowing where to turn for help. Your support can help change that

We’d love for you to get involved! If you do decide to fundraise for us, make sure to read the Fundraising Guidelines to keep your event or activity safe and lawful!
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Together, we won’t let them down

Is your business interested in making a lasting impact on the Blue Light community?

We’d like to offer you a unique opportunity to help our projects reach more people.  

We understand that businesses like yours have a strong commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and giving back to the community. By partnering with us or donating, you’ll not only align your brand with a worthy cause, but also demonstrate your support for the Blue Light community. 

Together, we can create a stronger, more resilient support network for the Blue Light community and their families. Join us in making a lasting impact on those who put their lives on the line for us every day.  

We’d love to have a chat with you. 

Email us at fundraising@bluelightcardfoundation.org.uk