Why support ARC?
ARC is the UK’s only charity to provide impartial information and advice for expectant parents and healthcare professionals throughout the complex antenatal screening process. Our core mission is to ensure that all parents and parents can access information and support, and we support all parents’ decision-making, whether it be to continue with or, sadly, terminate a much-wanted pregnancy.
Our work is not publicly funded, and so we are almost entirely dependant on the kindness of our parents, professional members and compassionate funders and corporate partners.
How recent grants and partnerships have made all the difference:
- With the National Lottery Community Fund, ARC’s ‘Making Connections’ programme is focussed on increase our parenting and professional reach UK-wide, and improving the services we offer to those facing, or bereaved after ending, a pregnancy following a diagnosis of foetal anomaly.
- With the Mary Homfray Trust, ARC is enhancing its parent and professional services in Wales .
- With clinical partners like Diagnostic Ultrasound Services and the Beard Mill Trust, ARC is ensuring that patients have access to the support and information services that we provide, should a patient receive a worrying result or diagnosis during a consultation.
See our full current supporter list. We are so grateful for this ongoing support.
Did you know?
£500 provides one hospital unit with 250 ARC handbooks: for parents and professionals coping with the implications of a prenatal diagnosis. These highly-valued booklets include information on ‘Ending a pregnancy after prenatal diagnosis’, ‘Supporting you throughout your pregnancy’ and ‘Help for Fathers’, amongst others.
£1,500 provides three bespoke online training sessions:entitled Supporting Parents through Antenatal Screening and Diagnosis, these workshops are designed to help healthcare professionals provide the highest quality care in challenging circumstances.
£5,500 is the monthly cost to run our parent helpline: our expert staff answer calls and emails, providing a tailored advice and support service to over 6,000 people every year.
If you are interested in becoming a funding partner, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Fundraising Development Officer, Katy at Katy@arc-uk.org.