N Brown Group is proud to support the following charities in their work for a 3 year period.

The Silverline
The Silver Line – helpline for older people

Many older people living in the UK go for days, and in some cases weeks, without seeing or talking to anyone. Loneliness is intensely painful and something for which none of us plan. Figures from the Department of Health indicate that it is as dangerous as obesity or smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Socially isolated and lonely adults are more likely to undergo early admission into residential care or hospital, and twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as those who are socially active. A million older people say they are always or often lonely, and over a third of older people say television is their main form of company.

The Silver Line

Launched nationally by Dame Esther Rantzen in November 2013, The Silver Line is the UK’s only confidential, free 24 hour helpline offering information, friendship and advice to lonely and isolated older people, available at any time day and night, every day of the year. Our premise is simple; there’s no question too big, no problem too small and no need to be alone. A simple thing like a weekly call can be transformational for the lives of many older people. As one caller puts it “when I get off the phone I feel like I belong to the human race once again”.

A unique offering

The Silver Line does not duplicate existing services; it enhances their effectiveness, by providing a single point of contact, a simple place and number to turn to. As well as the helpline, callers are offered the opportunity of regular weekly contact via our friendship services. We have recruited and trained nearly 2000 volunteers, known as Silver Line Friends, who call more than 1950 older people every week for a chat. We also run Silver Circles, group facilitated conference calls, which enable several older people to socialise by phone in a group. Our latest offering Silver Letters is for those who prefer to communicate by post rather than speaking on the phone, or may be hearing-impaired.

In the 20 months since launching we have received more than 525,000 calls.

The need for The Silver Line is perhaps best described through one of the many and frequent letters from our callers. “I no longer feel like a spare part thanks to The Silver Line”.


Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK is the UK leading men’s health charity

The stats: 

  1. Prostate cancer kills one man every hour. It is the most common cancer in men.
  2. 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer – rising to 1 in 4 amongst black men.
  3. More than 10,000 men die every year from prostate cancer.
  4. Over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year.
  5. 300,000 men are already living with the disease.

Men deserve better. It’s that simple. Better answers, better services and better treatments – wherever they live in the UK.

That’s why we’ve invested millions of pounds into research, services and awareness over the last 10 years. It’s the reason we provide services to men and their families like our Specialist Nurses, one-to-one support and information leaflets. It’s why we’re leading the way in providing prostate education to medical professionals. It’s why we don’t take no for an answer when it comes to fighting our campaigns. We are Prostate Cancer UK.

How we make a difference

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. We have three priorities:

Supporting men and providing information
Our Specialist Nurses have time to talk to men and their families to answer questions about prostate cancer and prostate problems to ensure that they get the right information they need. Our award winning publications are available for anyone and cover all aspects of the disease and treatment options. Our online community and one-to-one support service connects men and their families with others who know what they're going through.

Finding answers through research
We fund research into tests, treatments and the causes of prostate cancer. Over the years, research in this area has been badly underfunded. We are changing this.

Leading change to raise awareness and improve care
With help from our volunteers, we work with the general public, the government and the NHS to raise awareness and campaign for change to get a better deal for men with prostate cancer.

Get Involved. Join Men United
Men United is our movement for everyone who believes men are worth fighting for.

By joining Men United you'll get to see your mates more, do something great together and help beat prostate cancer.

Whether it's big or small, signing a petition or running a marathon, doing it together is what really matters. We know what starts with a quick 'hello' a chat in the pub or a barbecue with mates can end with a nationwide movement of men - ready to fight for their friends, themselves and men everywhere.


Breast Cancer Now

breast cancer now

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK.

One in eight women will face it in their lifetime. Nearly 700,000 people living in the UK have experienced a diagnosis. And for every woman or man who develops breast cancer, there are families, friends and loved ones who also feel the fear and uncertainty the disease brings.

Research has made incredible progress, but despite all we’ve achieved women are still dying from breast cancer - and they’re dying on a heart-breaking scale.

Around 1000 women in the UK die from breast cancer every month. That’s one women every 45 minutes whose life is cut short by the disease.

We can’t live with that. It’s time to act.

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, created by the merger of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign. We’re determined to stop women dying from breast cancer.

Our research is focused entirely on breast cancer.

By discovering the causes of the disease, we’ll find ways to prevent it. By improving earlier detection and diagnosis, we’ll give everyone the best chance of survival. By developing effective new treatments for every type of breast cancer, we’ll make sure women are treated successfully.

And by learning to stop the disease in its tracks and control breast cancer that’s spread to other parts of the body, we’ll stop it taking lives.

We believe that by 2050 no one will die from breast cancer - but only if we act now.

Please join us and help make it happen.