Charity Support Debt Advisory Line make a difference to thousands of lives every day of the year, helping people with debt problems. As an organisation, our management and staff come together at various times to help those most in need in our society and we have chosen two particular beneficiaries for our fundraising activities: Sue Ryder Care support Sue Ryder Care supports people with specialist palliative, end of life and long-term neurological care needs. Each year they provide 4 million hours of care to people living with cancer, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, stroke and brain injury. They make over 1.4 million home visits every year, offer over 100,000 days of long-term residential care and have some 6,000+ volunteers. At Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice we believe passionately that every person deserves the best quality of life possible – to live with dignity, independence and freedom from pain. Our services consist of a 16 bed inpatient unit where patients receive care from our expert team. A day therapy unit where people can visit for therapies and assistance with pain relief, and also a community team who visit people in their own homes when they may prefer to receive care in their own surroundings. The support shown to us by Debt Advisory Line allows us to assist patients to uphold their independence for as long as possible; whether that is through a physiotherapy session to enable them to maintain their mobility, or getting their symptoms under control with medication or complimentary therapy sessions. This care can make all the difference to a patient and their family, supporting them so they can get the best from life. Through its work Manorlands helps to put back what conditions such as cancer can take away from people: reassurance, self-esteem, freedom and comfort. We are incredibly grateful to the team at Debt Advisory Line for the vital ongoing support they give to us." Harley Slack Appeal An appeal was launched in June 2009 to help a Stockport infant who has lost all four limbs to meningitis. Harley Slack was left fighting for life and doctors thought he had died three times after contracting the killer disease. He now needs hundreds of thousands of pounds to pay for new limbs as he grows and for specialist care.Samantha and Adam, Harley's parents, launched the appeal for £100,000 to buy Harley from Stockport the best prosthetic legs and arms. They also want to adapt their home and to take some time off work to be with him. Samantha said: "We have been amazed by the public response, it is incredible. We are so touched by the people who have donated hundreds of pounds and those who have sent a few pounds, we are so grateful." Nicola Barton Charity Committee I have been an employee at Debt Advisory Line for 5 years now and have enjoyed every minute of my time here. Everyone is very friendly and we are like a big family. I have had the opportunity to represent the company in the role of Charity Coordinator and help (along with our dedicated Charity Committee) organise fun events to raise money for local and national charities."