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Improving the health and well-being
of people living in East Yorkshire
and Northern Lincolnshire


Help for Health, formerly known as The Humberside Charitable Health Trust, was the concept of founder trustees Roger King and Keith Gorton. The charity which was established to improve the health and well-being of people and for the relief of the sick and mentally or physically disabled within the boundaries of East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire was registered in February 2002. This followed the merger of the local, not for profit, health cash plan provider The Health Scheme with the Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund.  

Roger King Keith Gorton Wendy Thomas


Wendy Thomas MBE was also a founder trustee and served on the Board of Help for Health until 2010.  Wendy provided highly valued advice, drawing on her experience as a Justice of the Peace, non-executive director of Humber NHS Foundation Trust and a Trustee of Mind. Wendy was awarded the MBE in 2007 for her services to the administration of justice in the East Riding.

Help for Health’s financial support has been wide ranging including the development of medical research and medical services within our area. The charity has had a huge impact on the Daisy Appeal project at Castle Hull Hospital in East Yorkshire being one of the first donors with an initial donation of £500,000 and has since increased the funding to just under £1m. Help for Health has also provided funding to develop the new St John Ambulance headquarters and training centre in Hull and The Mouthlock Centre: an outdoor residential centre for Archbishop Sentamu Academy and partner schools in Hull. There are many other examples, some being quite small grants but where the impact on the beneficiaries has been significant whether it be improved mobility, hearing or simply a better quality of life.   

Having become a well-established charity in the area we serve we wish to build on our success in making a difference by seeking more applications as well as encouraging donations to be made to our funds.