The Respite Association is delighted to have worked with

  • Crossroads
  • Age Concern
  • The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (Manchester Carers Centre)
  • Bikur Cholim D’Satmar
  • HomestartUK
  • The Alzheimer’s Disease Association
  • Derbyshire Federation of Mental Health Support Groups
  • Motor Neurone Disease Association
  • Islington Carers Centre
  • Families InFocus (Essex)
  • Scope
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability
  • Stockport Disability
  • KIDS (Birmingham)
  • MIND
  • Derbyshire Carers
  • Suffolk Family Carers
  • North Tyneside carers’ Centre
  • Social Services Departments across the Country
Create a fundraising page using Virgin Money Giving    The Respite Association is a registered charity number 1086598

A message from our Patron Miss Joanna Lumley OBE, FRGS

" Of all the unsung heroes in the world, carers come top of my list. It is humbling to read of the love, time and dedication they give so constantly to others: their voices are seldom heard, as they so seldom complain. When they DO call for help we must react at once, with support and understanding and gratitude. And lovely money: what seems like peanuts to larger organisations would be a godsend to the Respite Association, as it means that we can help ease the burden (which would be intolerable in our own lives) and bring some comfort, escape and freedom to those who give their all to others every day and night, week after month after year. These are my heroes: these are the stars I admire and applaud. Knowing that every gift to Respite will bring happiness touches me hugely.  I am so proud to be Patron of this fine charity. "