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Mustard Seed Project

A small UK registered charity working in Africa in Mgongeni an urban slum area of Mombasa, Kenya. We help people out of poverty by giving them the confidence, education and skills to solve their own problems. In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals we provide quality education, a feeding programme and healthcare for poor children, adolescents and their parents.

We are building a school which when completed will have 300 children aged 3 – 14 years in classes of around 25. We currently have 225 children. Half the school are in a rented building and the other half are in the school which is under construction. Without our support those who grew to healthy adulthood would end up with the hand to mouth existence of their parents.

For the project to be sustainable in the future we need to complete the school building which will cost another £95,000. This includes solar panels for electricity, a bore hole for water and a septic tank and soak-away.

Our second project involves support of adults and youth. We offer basic literacy and numeracy for those who missed out when they were young and provide business training for women to help them set up their own small businesses including providing them with loans. The unemployed youth in the community are motivated and supported through sport especially boxing and football.

A legacy would allow further construction to take place and ensure education for this poor community in the future. It would also contribute towards secondary education and higher education for those who are successful in their primary school exams.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01778 341855 or visit our website at www.mustardseedproject.co.uk

Build Africa

Build Africa is an award-winning charity fighting poverty in rural communities.

We work with vulnerable people across Africa to create positive change – helping children get a better education, and parents earn a secure living – so that together we can find long-term solutions to inequality.

Our education programmes focus not just on access, but on attainment – ensuring often vulnerable children have the right infrastructure, resources, teaching and parental support to experience a quality education, and go on to lead productive, happy lives.

This is complemented by our livelihoods programmes that work to create secure incomes. We help improve agricultural practices and market awareness for farming communities, and help families access vital basic financial services through savings and loans groups that allow them to prepare for environmental and economic stresses, and invest in their future.

Watch our film about how we help disadvantaged girls in Kenya.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01892 519619 or visit their website at www.build-africa.org.uk

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2016 12:30

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Build Africa

Build Africa is an award-winning development charity. We believe in the power of education to help end poverty, and work to ensure that children in rural Africa have the best opportunity to learn.

We focus on giving often vulnerable children the right infrastructure, resources, quality teaching and parental support to help them get the most from their time at school and go on to lead productive, healthy and happy lives.

We currently work in remote, rural areas of Africa. These are areas that suffer from especially high levels of poverty and low levels of educational achievement. Isolated from mainstream services, they can often be overlooked by governments and NGOs.

Build Africa knows that each community we support is different. We take time to understand their unique needs, and pride ourselves on the relationships we maintain. We employ local staff, not just with expertise in our programmes, but in the social and cultural environments in which they work.

Leaving a gift in your will to Build Africa will help us to continue our work with these communities now and in the future.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01892 519619 or visit their website at www.build-africa.org.uk

 

Mustard Seed Project

A small UK registered charity working in Africa in Mgongeni an urban slum area of Mombasa, Kenya. We help people out of poverty by giving them the confidence, education and skills to solve their own problems. In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals we provide quality education, a feeding programme and healthcare for poor children, adolescents and their parents.

We are building a school which when completed will have 300 children aged 3 – 14 years in classes of around 25. We currently have 225 children. Half the school are in a rented building and the other half are in the school which is under construction. Without our support those who grew to healthy adulthood would end up with the hand to mouth existence of their parents.

For the project to be sustainable in the future we need to complete the school building which will cost another £95,000. This includes solar panels for electricity, a bore hole for water and a septic tank and soak-away.

Our second project involves support of adults and youth. We offer basic literacy and numeracy for those who missed out when they were young and provide business training for women to help them set up their own small businesses including providing them with loans. The unemployed youth in the community are motivated and supported through sport especially boxing and football.

A legacy would allow further construction to take place and ensure education for this poor community in the future. It would also contribute towards secondary education and higher education for those who are successful in their primary school exams.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01778 341855 or visit our website at www.mustardseedproject.co.uk

ZANE

ZANE – Zimbabwe A National Emergency provides aid and comfort to destitute people in Zimbabwe. The main core of its work is supporting elderly people; those who lost their pensions and savings when the Zimbabwean economy collapsed and are now entirely dependent on charity to survive. ZANE provides aid to around 2,600 destitute elderly people, including over 620 war veterans and their widows. It assists with rent, medical bills and food. However, there is also a desperate need to support children and young people, particularly in helping them secure a good education so one day when the situation in Zimbabwe improves, they will be able to work and help re-build the country.

ZANE funds a clubfoot correction programme and to date has treated 2,110 children – enabling them to walk and live a life free from disability. ZANE also runs creative therapy projects to help women and their families who have been victims of political violence, abuse, and extreme poverty. ZANE also funds a number of education projects including paying for school fees, providing food for malnourished school children and supporting a number of community schools.

Some key facts about Zimbabwe today:

  • Zimbabwe is now the second poorest country in the world.
  • Over five million people require urgent food aid.
  • Zimbabwe has no welfare state. Children can only attend school if their parents can pay the school fees. People can only receive medical treatment if they can afford to pay for it.
  • Over 90% of people are unemployed.

ZANE provides aid and relief to the most destitute people in Zimbabwe. It receives no statutory funding and relies entirely on voluntary donations. More information is available at www.zane.uk.com

Victim Support

Victim Support

Victim Support is the charity that contacts more than a million victims and witnesses each year. We support people both emotionally and practically, helping them cope and recover after crime.

Last year we helped more than 204,000 witnesses through the process of going to court, made 67,789 visits to victims of crime and supported 2,893 people through our Homicide service. Whilst we collate these statistics on an annual basis, we never forget that behind each one is an individual, their family and friends who have been affected by crime and are being given specialist support by our dedicated staff and volunteers.

For example, the family of Catherine Wells-Burr who were given invaluable support by Victim Support’s homicide service. They were assigned a case worker, Audrey Carson, who stepped in and took over many distressing tasks that had to be dealt with immediately such as closing Catherine’s student loans, liaising with the coroner and helping to arrange her funeral.

Audrey helped throughout the nine week trial helping the family cope with distressing evidence and media attention. As Catherine’s mother Jayne Wells-Burr said: “Our world fell apart and changed from how we knew it, to knowing it would never be the same again…our caseworker, came into our lives right from the early days and gave us invaluable support.”

A gift to Victim Support in your Will is a very special way to help victims and witnesses in the future.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 7268 0228, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or visit www.victimsupport.org.uk.

Social Welfare

Kidney Care UK

We are the UK’s leading kidney patient support charity, providing support for kidney patients and their families and campaigning to improve care services across the UK.

We provide support for more than 100 patients every week and invest over £3 million each year in patient grants. We provide practical and emotional support, funding patient research projects and improving care services. We’re here to give our total support to help improve the quality of life for everyone affected by kidney disease.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01420 541424 or visit their website at www.kidneycareuk.org

Turn2us

There are so many reasons people experience poverty in the UK. Bereavement, job loss, family breakdown, ill health and needing to care for a loved one are just some examples.

Turn2us was founded in 1897 as The Distressed Gentlefolk’s Aid Association and we’ve supported people living in poverty in the UK and Ireland for over a century by awarding grants so they can afford basics they need such as household items, home repairs and disability equipment, or that help them return to education, training or employment. Thanks to our generous supporters, over 4,600 people benefitted from our direct grants last year.

Today we also help many more people in need through our helpline and Turn2us.org.uk website and our free services are a vital lifeline for many living in financial hardship. Last year nearly 4 million people visited our website and our helpline received 90,000 calls.

Supporting Turn2us will mean we can be there for those who need us in the future. You could be helping a mother caring for a disabled child, a family whose life has been turned upside down by redundancy or an elderly widow with a chronic illness struggling to make ends met.

Our name has changed over the years but we’ve never wavered from our original mission – fighting poverty in the UK and Ireland.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 8834 9268, e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or visit www.turn2us.org.uk

Victim Support

Victim Support is the charity that contacts more than a million victims and witnesses each year. We support people both emotionally and practically, helping them cope and recover after crime.

Last year we helped more than 204,000 witnesses through the process of going to court, made 67,789 visits to victims of crime and supported 2,893 people through our Homicide service. Whilst we collate these statistics on an annual basis, we never forget that behind each one is an individual, their family and friends who have been affected by crime and are being given specialist support by our dedicated staff and volunteers.

For example, the family of Catherine Wells-Burr who were given invaluable support by Victim Support’s homicide service. They were assigned a case worker, Audrey Carson, who stepped in and took over many distressing tasks that had to be dealt with immediately such as closing Catherine’s student loans, liaising with the coroner and helping to arrange her funeral.

Audrey helped throughout the nine week trial helping the family cope with distressing evidence and media attention. As Catherine’s mother Jayne Wells-Burr said: “Our world fell apart and changed from how we knew it, to knowing it would never be the same again…our caseworker, came into our lives right from the early days and gave us invaluable support.”

A gift to Victim Support in your Will is a very special way to help victims and witnesses in the future.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 7268 0228, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or visit www.victimsupport.org.uk.

Camphill Foundation UK

Camphill Foundation provides much-needed financial support to projects which greatly enhance the quality of life of adults, children and young people with learning disabilities. Camphill communities throughout the UK and Ireland offer safe and supportive environments in a variety of semi-rural and urban settings where individuals can feel at home and develop their personal abilities and interests. There is also a strong sense of belonging to a diverse but cohesive intentional community and supported living network. Work opportunities abound, giving a real sense of meaning, purpose and achievement, which is essential for a person’s well-being.

Camphill Foundation supports development projects such as the building of new accommodation, establishing new workshops and facilities, developing agricultural and horticultural activities, providing new equipment, and various educational, training, cultural and social initiatives. Support is often in the form of grants to help projects get started and loans at a low rate of interest, usually over several years.

Supporting Camphill Foundation means also fostering a new understanding and recognition of people with disabilities and enabling them to develop and make use of their astonishing talents and skills as fully engaged, talented and co-responsible members of the community carrying out important and meaningful work which is both fulfilling for them and of great value to others.

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For further information on donating to this charity tel 01454 601995 or visit their website at www.camphillfoundation.net

Sensory Disability

Sense

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs, including deafblindness, to be understood, connected and valued.

Our expertise in supporting individuals with communication needs benefits people of all ages, as well as their families and carers. We provide information and advice, offer a wide range of flexible services and campaign passionately for the rights of people we serve.

Founded in 1955 by a group of families affected by rubella, Sense developed specialist skills and knowledge in supporting people to communicate, express themselves and grow in independence. This experience now enables Sense to help people with a much wider range of disabilities.

Our specialist services are built around the wishes and needs of the individual, supporting people to be as independent as possible. Our services include a range of housing options, resource centres, educational support, short breaks and arts, sport and wellbeing programmes.

Gifts in Wills are vital to Sense. Currently they account for around a quarter of our fundraised income and help us to secure the future of our work.

However big or small, a gift in your Will can leave a lasting legacy of helping children and adults who are deafblind or who have complex communication needs to be all that they can be.

For further information about leaving a gift in your Will to Sense please call 0300 330 9257 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

dDeaflinks Staffordshire

dDeaflinks is a non-statutory Registered Charity (charity number 1063573) offering services to dDeaf people throughout Staffordshire.

dDeaflinks offers a range of services, information and advice on a variety of issues. We also provide training courses including British Sign Language ranging from taster, Introduction, Level 1, Level 2 to Introduction to Level 3 (some are free), social groups including a church group.

The charity is committed to actively supporting the equal opportunities of all dDeaf people in health, employment, training, services, information and education.

We have been in existence as a charity since 1868 and at the centre in Wellesley Street, Shelton,ST1 4NF since 1937 when it was purpose built. We work exclusively to support local hearing impaired people. It costs over £25,000 per year to keep the centre open and maintained.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01782 219161 or visit their website at www.deaflinksstaffordshire.com

The Seeing Dogs Alliance

Charity Number 1156790

Seeing Dogs has made steady progress since it started operations in 2001. It was launched, and is supported, mainly by guide dog owners who want a competitor charity, as is available to blind and partially sighted people in most developed countries. Our successful rearing/training programme continually includes several dogs either being puppy reared or receiving their Seeing Dog (our term for guide dog) training. Except for the highly skilled final training, we depend on volunteers, so that, with careful monetary control, it costs us about £15,000 to train each dog and owner, about a third of what would otherwise be expected.


Our clients are currently usually trained in their home environment, although our target is to have a dedicated training centre. When residential training has been required, we have used hotels. Puppies remain with the puppy rearers till they are 12-14 months old, during which time they are familiarised with all the circumstances they are likely to encounter as Seeing Dogs - crowded streets, heavy traffic, buses, trains, cars, cafés, restaurants, stairs (although not escalators), lifts, swing doors, etc. An allowance is available to cover the expenses of this very important pre-training work. We like our puppy rearers to take their charges to puppy training classes, however, which help with obedience training and socialisation with other dogs. We provide them with a reference manual, and visit them from time to time to check on the puppies’ progress. We are also always at the other end of a phone to give advice or to obtain it for them.

Currently, waiting lists for trained dogs are such that some clients wait months or longer to be trained with a dog. This is particularly serious for elderly people waiting for replacements. If they are without a dog for a period, they can lose the mobility needed to complete training when a dog becomes available. We urgently need funds to change this situation. With twenty owner and dog partnerships qualified, we have proved we produce trained dogs to the very high standard required, at a price well below the norm. Please help us.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01483 765556, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or visit their website at www.seeingdogs.org.uk

Camphill Foundation UK

Camphill Foundation provides much-needed financial support to projects which greatly enhance the quality of life of adults, children and young people with learning disabilities. Camphill communities throughout the UK and Ireland offer safe and supportive environments in a variety of semi-rural and urban settings where individuals can feel at home and develop their personal abilities and interests. There is also a strong sense of belonging to a diverse but cohesive intentional community and supported living network. Work opportunities abound, giving a real sense of meaning, purpose and achievement, which is essential for a person’s well-being.

Camphill Foundation supports development projects such as the building of new accommodation, establishing new workshops and facilities, developing agricultural and horticultural activities, providing new equipment, and various educational, training, cultural and social initiatives. Support is often in the form of grants to help projects get started and loans at a low rate of interest, usually over several years.

Supporting Camphill Foundation means also fostering a new understanding and recognition of people with disabilities and enabling them to develop and make use of their astonishing talents and skills as fully engaged, talented and co-responsible members of the community carrying out important and meaningful work which is both fulfilling for them and of great value to others.

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Click here to view our advert.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01454 601995 or visit their website at www.camphillfoundation.net