Untold Stories 2013

In May 2013, Untold Stories - a partnership between Media Trust, Sainsbury's and Google - makes its return for a fourth series to profile and celebrate the amazing work of smaller charities in the UK. BBC London presenter and reporter Alice Bhandhukravi is your host as we explore the positive impact of more than 20 fantastic organisations in what promises to be an inspiring series of short films shown across five episodes from Monday 20 May.

You can watch the full episodes on demand, or view individual films by clicking on the charity's name.

For previous series of Untold Stories, see: Series 2 -- Series 3

Episode Guide:

EPISODE 1 | EPISODE 2 | EPISODE 3 | EPISODE 4 | EPISODE 5


EPISODE 1
Monday 20 May at 07:30 and 20:00 - Watch On Demand

Physical Activity To Transform Lives:

Sea SanctuarySEA SANCTUARY
Location: South West - Penryn, Cornwall
Sea Sanctuary is a charitable organisation that offers health education aboard a large classic yacht, which provides users with the chance to experience life afloat while also supporting the needs of individuals spanning a variety of ages, abilities and levels of wellness.
Filmmaker: Michael Todd -- Producer: Lorraine Molloy
More Details: www.seasanctuary.org.uk

Cricket For ChangeCRICKET FOR CHANGE
Location: Greater London - Wallington
Cricket For Change was set up after the 1981 Brixton Riots to develop pioneering projects aimed at getting unemployed young people to train as cricket coaches and to make young people think about their future using a journey of self development through the power of sport.
Filmmaker: Kwame Lestrade
More Details: www.cricketforchange.org.uk

When Illness Strikes:

Specialist Stroke ServicesSPECIALIST STROKE SERVICES
Location: Midlands - Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Specialist Stroke Services works with GPs, clinical psychologists, community rehab teams, speech and language therapists in order to provide the best possible level of support service integrated within the local community for families and carers of stroke survivors.
Filmmaker: Peter Taylor
More Details: www.strokesupport.org.uk

HDANIHUNTINGDON'S DISEASE ASSOCIATION NORTHERN IRELAND
Location: Northern Ireland - Belfast
Huntington’s Disease Association Northern Ireland’s primary objective is for the sufferers of Huntington’s Disease - together with their families - to remain active, involved, connected, valued and supported, while leading as independent and normal a life as possible.
Filmmaker: Marty Stalker
More Details: www.hdani.org.uk

LatchLATCH
Location: Wales - Barry
LATCH is a voluntary organisation that supports the children and their families who are receiving treatment at the Oncology Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Wales; the catchment area for which stretches from Chepstow in the south and east to Aberwystwyth in the north and west.
Filmmaker: Toral Dixit
More Details: www.latchwales.org

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EPISODE 2
Wednesday 22 May at 07:30 and 20:00 - Watch On Demand

The Local Environment:

Creation TrustCREATION TRUST
Location: Greater London
Creation Trust is a community development trust that promotes a better working and living environment for everyone based on the Aylesbury Estate by developing dynamic partnerships between communities, local and central government and businesses during the regeneration.
Filmmaker: Nick Street
More Details: www.creationtrust.org

Northumberland Wildlife TrustNORTHUMBERLAND WILDLIFE TRUST
Location: North East - Newcastle upon Tyne
Northumberland Wildlife Trust has worked for more than 40 years to protect wildlife and wild places in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland. Their work helps to secure the future of many important habitats and species, which might otherwise be lost.
Filmmaker: Alan Fentiman
More Details: www.nwt.org.uk

One-to-One Support:

Survivors UKSURVIVORS UK
Location: Greater London
Survivors UK is an organisation that helps men who have been sexually violated and raises awareness of their needs. The charity aims to challenge the perceptions of the survivors, members of the public and policy makers, as well as supporting victims' families.
Filmmaker: Brian Hill
More Details: www.survivorsuk.org

The Befriending SchemeTHE BEFRIENDING SCHEME
Location: South East - Suffolk
The Befriending Scheme provides friendship and learning opportunities for vulnerable adults, including those with mental health needs and older people, as well as existing members with learning disabilities. It also offers volunteering opportunities with extra support.
Filmmaker: Anthony Holland
More Details: www.thebefriendingscheme.org.uk

WavelengthWAVELENGTH
Location: South East - Hornchurch, Essex
Wavelength gives comfort, contact and companionship to people who are vulnerable, isolated and in need of practical support, whilst challenging the root causes of loneliness and isolation, and representing their beneficiaries’ needs at a national level.
Filmmaker: Frank Madone -- Sukey Richardson
More Details: www.wavelength.org.uk

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EPISODE 3
Friday 24 May at 07:30 and 20:00 - Watch On Demand

Caring For Vulnerable Children:

DingleyDINGLEY FAMILY AND SPECIALIST EARLY YEARS CENTRE
Location: South - Reading
Dingley Family and Specialist Early Years Centres has a vision that children with additional needs and disabilities have the right to take a full and active part in everyday life from birth, allowing them to maximise their potential for inclusion when they start school.
Filmmaker: Christine Entwisle
More Details: www.dingley.org.uk

Braintree MencapBRAINTREE DISTRICT MENCAP SOCIETY
Location: South East - Braintree, Essex
Braintree District Mencap Society aims to support people with a learning disability, their families and carers in Braintree and the surrounding area. The society does this by offering activities and advice to children and adults to help them to lead a full and meaningful life.
Filmmaker: Danny Horan
More Details: www.braintreemencap.org.uk

Martha CareMARTHA CARE
Location: South West - Glastonbury, Somerset
Martha Care was set up by parents for parents and families when a very ill or injured child is admitted to hospital in an emergency or in crisis, offering advice and emotional support. The charity works to provide families with whatever help they need to help them cope.
Filmmaker: Will Halfacree
More Details: www.marthacare.co.uk

Helping People Communicate - Giving People A Voice:

Get ConnectedGET CONNECTED
Location: Greater London
Get Connected is the UK's free, confidential helpline for young people under the age of 25 years old who are in need of help, providing a valuable service that offers both emotional support and information about appropriate sources of the further specialist help available.
Filmmaker: Menhaj Huda -- Producer: Nour Wazzi
More Details: www.getconnected.org.uk

Find A VoiceFIND A VOICE
Location: South East - Ashford, Kent
Find A Voice supports children and adults of all ages who have a severe speech, language or communication difficulty, and who may require some form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) support, providing access to life enhancing advice, equipment and training.
Filmmaker: Jaha Browne -- Producer: Lucy Baxtor
More Details: www.findavoice.org.uk

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EPISODE 4
Monday 27 May at 07:30 and 20:00 - Watch On Demand

Play and Entertainment:

Live Music NowLIVE MUSIC NOW
Location: Greater London
LMN believes that involvement in high quality live music brings life-changing benefits and is dedicated to increasing access to such experiences for those who would otherwise be excluded through disability, disadvantage, ill-health, poverty, social isolation or imprisonment.
Filmmaker: Tara Jang
More Details: www.livemusicnow.org.uk

Bright HorizonsBRIGHT HORIZONS FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN
Location: Midlands - Rushden, Northamptonshire
The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children focuses on brightening the lives of children, youth, and families in crisis. The Bright Spaces programme partners early care/education initiatives with local community to create and support warm, enriching places for children and families.
Filmmaker: Daniel Kenneally
More Details: www.brighthorizonsfoundation.org

Cancer Support:

Ruddis RetreatRUDDI'S RETREAT
Location: North - Huddersfield
Ruddi’s Retreat is an organisation that aims to help families with young children who are suffering from the after effects of cancer treatment, life limiting illnesses or bereavement by providing enjoyable family holidays together with minimal financial cost and maximum fun!
Filmmaker: Peter Gordon
More Details: www.ruddisretreat.org

Clan Cancer SupportCLAN CANCER SUPPORT
Location: Scotland - Aberdeen
CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charitable organisation for anyone of any age, affected by any type of cancer at any time from diagnosis onwards. Whether affected personally, as a carer, family member or close friend, the services are available to anyone free of charge.
Filmmakers: Helen Straine -- Fiona Clark 
More Details: www.clanhouse.org

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EPISODE 5
Wednesday 29 May at 07:30 and 20:00 - Watch On Demand

Helping The Community - The Importance Of Community:

Llanishen Good NeighboursLLANISHEN GOOD NEIGHBOURS
Location: Wales - Cardiff
Llanishen Good Neighbours has one primary objective - to help people maintain their independence while still living in their own homes. In this context, the organisation provides three main types of service for its beneficiaries - 
Transport, Shopping and Companionship.
Filmmaker: James Sykes
More Details: www.llanishengoodneighbours.co.uk

The Upper RoomTHE UPPER ROOM
Location: Greater London
The Upper Room is dedicated to the relief of poverty and suffering among people who are socially disadvantaged, vulnerable, homeless and marginalised in west London. Working with all people, it encourages the fostering of healthy relationships and providing services for free.
Filmmaker: Paul Shammasian -- Producer: Tamara Kaye
More Details: www.theupperroom.org.uk

City of SanctuaryCITY OF SANCTUARY
Location: North - Leeds
City of Sanctuary is a movement to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking refuge in the UK. The goal is to create a network of towns and cities throughout the country that are proud to be places of safety, and that include people seeking sanctuary fully in their communities.
Filmmaker: Julian Hendy
More Details: www.cityofsanctuary.org

Parents Who Set Up A Charity To Help Others:

SHHiRTSHHiRT
Location: South East - Coulsdon, Surrey
The Samuel Hardgrave Harlequin Ichthyosis Research Trust (SHHIRT) is the only UK registered charity dedicated solely to researching Harlequin Ichthyosis. SHHiRT aims to raise awareness, raise funds toward researching the disease, and provide directional support to families.
Filmmaker: Ri Chakraborty
More Details: www.shhirt.org.uk

Insight For CarersINSIGHT FOR CARERS
Location: West Midlands - Dudley
INSIGHT is a charity for carers, run by carers. INSIGHT aims to meet the needs of carers, delivering services that carers want and empowering them so they can lead fulfilling lives, be effective carers for the people they love and be involved in decisions that affect their lives.

Filmmaker: Alex Swinfen
More Details: www.insightforcarers.org

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