As a campaigning organisation, CNK is not a charity, but relies entirely upon our member organisations and the generosity of concerned individuals like you.
Our Track Record includes organising public events, media campaigns, letter-writing campaigns, petitions, parliamentary briefings, polls and educational symposia. Successful outcomes include
Courts: proponents' immediate response to the informed and considered rejection of the Marris Bill was to threaten new legal challenges, and they openly advertised for terminally ill individuals to 'get involved'. CNK intervened in the subsequent case of Noel Conway, at the High Court and Court of Appeal, both of which dismissed his application for a declaration of incompatibility between the Suicide Act and the ECHR before the Supreme Court declined to hear a further appeal in November 2018. In a less welcome development, the Supreme Court ruled in 'Y' that clinically assisted nutrition and hydration could be withdrawn from patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness where doctors and families agreed, without recourse to the Court of Protection; the ruling influenced new, troubling guidance from the BMA.
Holyrood bill: in 2015's debate on assisted suicide in Holyrood, a number of MSPs suggested that they would be open to the principle even though they could not support Margo MacDonald's bill. Campaigners have made clear their commitment to put a new, stronger bill before the Parliament subsequently elected.
Foreign laws: Hawaii recently followed California, Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Colorado in legalising assisted suicide, while shocking new statistics and stories continue to pour forth in the Low Countries. The reality of such places' experiences must continue to be presented.
Care Not Killing consistently achieves far more than its resources warrant: our principal costs are the salary of one full-time, paid employee; rental costs for our London office; and media support. Other costs include internet support, design work, accountancy fees, travel expenses, printing and mailing costs. These stand apart from the many services provided, on account of long-standing relationships developed in the ten years since CNK was established, without or at greatly reduced charge. These include pro bono legal services, media spokespeople, AV technical support, material costs relating to public events (rallies) and incidental administrative assistance.With the departure of our pro bono, part-time Campaign Director in December 2018, Care Not Killing has an opportunity to develop its work with the hiring of a full-time, paid replacement - but this requires substantially increased funding. We punch well above our weight, but we need your support.
You can use the form below to donate to the work of Care Not Killing; please consider giving on a regular basis, although individual donations of any size are great appreciated. Thank You.