2021 might be tougher than 2020 on the money front, says the majority of charitable support organisations for those with chronic illness. How do they fund their frontline services when fundraising days are cancelled and charity shops are closed due to recurring lockdowns? Many, as you’ll see, receive no State support – or very little – so are dependent on contributions from the public.

Because of the pandemic, most charities have gone online to try to keep income flowing, so here we give some of those who are in touch with the health page regularly the opportunity to explain what they do and highlight their virtual fundraising efforts.