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Lending a Helping Hand
THE FAMILY HAVEN
Kate became a patron to the Family Haven in 2006.

The Family Haven was established in 1988 to help disadvantaged and vulnerable families in Gloucestershire to a brighter future. They help parents and their pre-school children by providing a warm, caring and supportive day centre where assistance and encouragement is available to help them to improve the quality of their lives.

“I am happy to support a local charity and to see so many families benefiting from the charity’s commitment and involvement.” – Kate Winslet

To learn more go to:
http://www.thefamilyhaven.com

AFGHANISTAN RELIEF ORGANIZATION
Kate is one of the celebrities who is a supporter of the Afghanistan Relief Organization. Kate joined a group of celebrities who signed the tail of an authentic handmade Afghan kite as part of the Kite Runner Auction.

The Afghanistan Relief Organization is a non-political, non-religious, nonprofit humanitarian organization, registered in the United States and in Afghanistan. They bring people together in a common goal to aid our fellow man. They are dedicated to helping the Afghan people, by bringing them the supplies they need to survive and create a better life, the educational assistance they need to rebuild their future, and an outstretched hand to let them know they are not alone.

To learn more go to:
http://www.afghanrelief.org
http://stores.ebay.com/Kite-Runner-Charity-Auction

NORTHAMPTON WELFARE RIGHTS ADVICE SERVICE
Kate donated items to the Northampton Welfare Rights Advice Service annual Christmas raffle to help raise money and awareness about the organization and the services it provides. The Welfare Rights Advice Service is an independent voluntary organisation which was set up in 1983 by volunteers concerned about the lack of welfare benefits advice in Northampton. In 1992 the organisation became a registered charity. The Service is a member of Advice UK.

To learn more go to:
http://www.welfarerightsadvice.co.uk

BEAT
Both Kate Winslet and fellow actress Keira Knightley have both donated sums to the charity in recent highly publicised libel cases against the media. Kate donated £3,000 ($6,000) settlement that she received for a libel action against a UK magazine to beat and two other eating disorder organizations.

beat is the UK’s leading eating disorder charity. We believe that eating disorders will be beaten.

beat is the organisation that campaigns, that challenges the stigma people with eating disorders face, and that gives people the help and support they need.

Everyone needs to know that they can get help beating their eating disorder. We are the first port of call, a first step towards recovery and hope for a healthy future.

Nobody should have to hide their eating disorder because of the shame or stigma they feel. Eating disorders are not about magazine headlines, they are about real lives and real distress.

beat is the working name of the Eating Disorders Association. We want to change the way everyone thinks and talks about eating disorders.

To learn more go to:
http://www.b-eat.co.uk

HELEN & DOUGLAS HOUSE
Helen & Douglas House provides a home-from-home environment where families can receive professional care, practical support and friendship help built around their needs.

To learn more go to:
http://www.helenanddouglas.org.uk

NATIONAL LITERACY TRUST: PUSHING THE ENVELOPE
In 2006 Kate Winslet along with 40 other celebrities including Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Pryce and Phil Collins who have donated their time and artistic skills to the UK Pitney Bowes Pushing the Envelope campaign. Each celebrity have each decorated an envelope in order to raise funds for the National Literacy Trust, and the unique framed art is available on eBay until the 20th of October.

To learn more go to:
http://www.literacytrust.org.uk
http://www.pushingtheenvelope.info

THE GOLDEN HAT FOUNDATION
Co-Founders Kate Winslet and Margret D. Ericsdottir met when Kate recorded the English narration for Margret’s documentary, A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism, which captured her journey to find a way for her nonverbal autistic son, Keli, to communicate.

Deeply moved by Margret and her family, Kate remained in close contact. Together, the two decided to create a foundation with the purpose of bringing autism awareness to a new level by focusing on abilities and changing negative stigmas.

After watching A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism with my daughter, she turned to me and asked, “What if I wasn’t able to tell you I love you, mummy?”

As I thought about what that meant, for a mother not to be able to talk with her own child, I realized that I had to lend my voice to raise awareness of this rapidly increasing disorder. As a mother of two, I thought, how could I not help tell this story of another mother’s journey to discover her son; a journey of courage and determination to try to change the world for children with autism.

To learn more go to:
http://www.goldenhatfoundation.org