Charity Support

At Vitabiotics we are committed to establishing long term charity partnerships.

Our support includes helping good causes and funding much needed research, and helping to support vital educational campaigns and health awareness initiatives. Listed below are some of our current and recent charity partners.

College of Medicine

College of Medicine advocates for a new attitude to healthcare, which forges partnerships across society, emphasises prevention, good food, exercise, and attention to the emotional as well as the physical. Founded in 2010, it brings together the experience of senior healthcare professionals and scientists; the lateral thinking and enthusiasm of students associated with the College and the powerful voice of those who receive healthcare, and their carers.

International Health Partners (IHP)

International Health Partners (IHP) is a charity dedicated to improving access to essential healthcare and medicines in the developing world, working in disaster relief areas to supply what is needed and to quickly respond to disasters by getting the right medical supplies to the people who need it most. Vitabiotics has been supporting IHP since 2008 as a key donor of multivitamins, with over 8 million tablets sent to 95 countries.

National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

The NCT offers information and support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood, and aims to enable every parent to make informed choices. Vitabiotics supports the NCT in many ways, including charity information on pack, and on in pack leaflets for Pregnacare.

Shine

Shine (formerly Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus – ASBAH) is the leading charity to help families and individuals affected by spina bifida, anencephaly and hydrocephalus. Today, Shine is a community of 75,000 individuals, families, friends, and professionals, sharing achievements, challenges and information on living with hydrocephalus, or spina bifida, and related issues, working throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Vitabiotics has been supporting Shine’s GoFolic campaign since 2010, funding education of women and health professionals and awareness initiatives for the vital importance of folic acid and vitamin B12 supplementation before conception and during pregnancy.

The Miscarriage Association

Provides support and information to those who have lost a baby in pregnancy, and works to raise awareness of pregnancy loss and the issues surrounding it. Vitabiotics has provided The Miscarriage Association with financial support through information leaflet sponsorship.

Wellbeing Of Women (WoW)

Wellbeing of Women is the charity dedicated to improving the health of women and babies across the UK. Every year they invest in special research projects and allocate funds towards the specialist training of doctors and midwives. The research has helped with medical developments including fetal screening, IVF, vitamin supplements in pregnancy and cervical cancer screening. Vitabiotics has been supporting WoW since 1997 by funding research and raising awareness of the charities work, by including charity information on Wellwoman packs, leaflets and advertising.

Bliss

The national charity for the newborn, BLISS supports parents and families of newborns fighting for life, provides hospital equipment for intensive care of infants, sponsors nurse training, and funds research which will impact the future care of sick babies. Vitabiotics has supported BLISS with ongoing advertising, and has sponsored a leaflet about the valuable work BLISS does.

The National Association of Premenstrual Syndrome (NAPS).

The only charity in the UK to provide help, information and support to PMS sufferers and their families, the NAPS works to promote a better understanding of PMS and its treatment by the medical profession. Vitabiotics has sponsored a leaflet for NAPS on dietary guidelines for premenstrual syndrome. The NAPS has also joined with Vitabiotics in a series of radio interviews to promote awareness of dietary measures to help with PMS.

The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS)

Vitabiotics Osteocare supports the National Osteoporosis Society. The leading charity for bone health in the UK, the NOS offers support to people with osteoporosis, their families and carers, through a range of detailed information booklets, a national telephone helpline and a network of regional support groups.

The Macular Disease Society

The Macular Disease Society is a self-help society for those diagnosed with any of the eye conditions encompassed by the overall name of Macular Disease. The Society is dedicated to providing information and practical support so that those with the condition may make the most of their remaining vision.

Vitabiotics works with the Macular Disease Society to help educate individuals about the important role that nutrition can play in the prevention of macular disease through sponsorship of its website and the provision of scientific information.

Women’s Health Concern (WHC)

Vitabiotics is proud to support the work of Women’s Health Concern (WHC), a charity that provides an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women about their health concerns, to enable them to work in partnership with their own medical practitioners and health advisers. WHC offer unbiased information on many areas of women’s health including menopause- by telephone, email, in print, online and through conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops including ‘Living and loving well beyond 40…!’ and ‘Below the Belt…!’ In 2012 WHC became the patient arm of the British Menopause Society. http://www.womens-health-concern.org

The British Menopause Society (BMS)

Provides education, information and guidance to healthcare professionals specialising in all aspects of post reproductive health, through an annual programme of lectures, conferences, meetings, exhibitions and its interactive website. Publications include the quarterly journal ‘Post Reproductive Health’ and the definitive handbook ‘Management of the Menopause.’ http://www.thebms.org.uk
Vitabiotics is proud to support BMS, in particular their Scientific Research Foundation.

European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS)

EMAS promotes the study of midlife health through its journal, congresses, schools and website, and encourages the exchange of research and professional experience between members. Vitabiotics are proud to support EMAS’ annual ‘European Congress on Menopause and Andropause’ as well funding several students’ trips to the conference to further their academic research.

Dreamflight

Dreamflight changes young lives, taking children with a serious illness or disability on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida. Dreamflight believes that fun and joy are just as important as medical research and equipment – especially for children who perhaps can’t wait long enough for the breakthrough they need or whose illnesses and treatments have brought pain, distress and disruption to their lives.

The National AIDS Trust and World AIDS Day.

The National AIDS Trust (NAT) is the UK’s leading independent policy and campaigning charity on HIV and AIDS. They develop policies and campaign to halt the spread of HIV and AIDS, and improve the quality of life of people affected by HIV, both in the UK and internationally. World AIDS Day is the international day of action on HIV and AIDS and takes place every year on 1 December. Immunace is proud to support World Aids Day. Immunace is a clinically supported formula for the immune system. For more information click here.

ZSL London Zoo (Official Corporate Partner)

Not just for humans, Vitabiotics even supports the gorillas at ZSL London Zoo. Effie is the latest resident at the zoo to benefit from a boost of additional nutrients in her diet with a daily dose of Vitabiotics Perfectil Plus Skin. London Zoo keepers are familiar with the many benefits of giving gorillas vitamin supplements. In the past, Mjukuu the gorilla was given Vitabiotics Pregnacare prenatal vitamins to help ensure she was healthy during and after her pregnancy. Gorillas, much like humans, require a nutritious and balanced diet if they are to maintain long-term health so nutritional supplements have provided a safeguard to ensure Effie and the other gorillas at London Zoo are receiving a range of vitamins and minerals daily. Vitabiotics is an official corporate partner to London Zoo.

We also support and work with a number of Health Concern Organisations, including:-

Food For The Brain

Food For The Brain (FFB) is a leading education charity promoting the link between nutrition and brain health and performance, especially in children. Vitabiotics WellKid®, Neurozan® and Pregnacare® Plus have been certified and approved by FFB.

Consumers for Health Choice (CHC)

Formed in 1996, Consumers for Health Choice (CHC) is a campaigning organisation defending the interests of consumers of food supplements, herbal remedies and other natural health products and therapies. CHC considers that a series of new regulations from the European Union are overly restrictive and will prevent UK consumers having continued access to safe and popular products which have been traditionally used in the UK to achieve and maintain optimum health.

The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee

Vitabiotics is a member of The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee. Founded in 1939, The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee is a major focus for scientific and technological issues providing a liaison between Parliamentarians and scientific bodies, science-based industry and the academic world.

http://www.scienceinparliament.org.uk

Health Food Institute

Vitabiotics are happy to lend their patronage to the Health Food Institute. The Health Food Institute was born in December 1979, and during 2010 it celebrated 30 years of promoting standards in natural products education and providing professional status to anyone working in the health food industry, especially retailers.

The Institute is a non-profit organisation devoted to providing high quality training for all health food retailers and their staff; thus raising standards of service to consumers and in turn raising awareness of the value of whole foods. natural products, herbal remedies, and vitamin and mineral supplements.

HFMA – Health Food Manufacturers’ Association

Vitabiotics is a member of the HFMA (Health Food Manufacturers’ Association) and HFMA Council member, which helps set the standards for the regulation of nutritional products in the UK and throughout Europe.

University of Westminster, School of Integrated Health

Vitabiotics, sponsors of staff and student development for the School’s Nutritional Therapy Programme.

Vitabiotics recognises the importance of the University of Westminster’s unique Nutritional Therapy course and is working with the School of Integrated Health on a five year programme to support the educational development of students and the continuing professional development of staff. Vitabiotcs sponsors a range of activities including Polyclinic staff development seminars, an annual lecture and provides student prizes across all three year groups

The Vegetarian Society

The voice of Britain’s 4 million vegetarians, The Vegetarian Society aims to increase awareness of vegetarianism and the issues surrounding it through campaigning, education, information and research. Osteocare® and Feroglobin® carry the Vegetarian Society “V” symbol, an official seal of approval to show the product is suitable for vegetarians.