Age UK
Action for Children
Macmillan Cancer Support

The Telegraph Christmas Charity Appeal 2022

When the time came for the Telegraph to choose the charities that are the subject of this year’s Christmas appeal, it became very clear how the cost of living crisis - fresh from the pandemic fallout - is having a serious impact on their hard work.

Fears and concerns about the consequences of cancer and treatment are common, but they are now exacerbated by the growing uncertainty caused by the growing diagnosis backlog and the spiralling cost of living. The elderly were the hardest hit during the pandemic, and now they face the added burden of a winter of discontent. The most vulnerable armed forces veterans - already struggling to adapt to life out of the army -  now battle further pain and suffering as they navigate so many cutbacks. From mental health issues to families living on the poverty line, the challenges facing children and young people have never needed more urgent attention.

Every year, the Telegraph showcases the work of deserving charities, and every year our readers respond with enormous generosity. We ask the same of you in 2022 on behalf of the four charities. Your generosity this Christmas will support their good works.