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Sense International

Sense International is one of the leading organisations that supports children and adults with deafblindness across a range of often resource poor countries: Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Peru and Romania.

Children who are deafblind in these countries desperately need to receive education and healthcare. Without this, many will lead short, lonely lives.

Although Sense International is a fairly small charity, we have a big impact. For over 20 years we have been working in partnership with local organisations to provide expert support and services to people who are deafblind. We demonstrate to governments that people who are deafblind are worth investing in. And we put support in place so that we can walk away and leave solid expertise behind.

With this support, children who are deafblind can finally receive the medical and educational support they need. They can learn to communicate, to develop self-care skills, receive an education and perhaps find a job. Rather than being excluded they can thrive and live as valued human beings.

Leaving a gift in your Will is simple and takes very little time. However big or small, your gift could transform the lives of children with deafblindness living in some of the poorest communities across the world.

For more information you can contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 0207 014 9304.


The Nehemiah Project

We provide a home and support for men with a history of addiction to change their lives. Our residential programme is abstinence-based and provides structure and a supportive environment in which men can address the root causes for their addiction, learning to make informed choices about their lives and breaking out of the cycle of addiction which has severely affected their lives. Our Residents invariably report multiple hardships, which often include care, homelessness and prison, becoming marginalised as the result of addiction which has severely affected them, their families and the wider community. The Nehemiah Project has been providing this support for over 20 years in South London, but is open to men from anywhere in the country - the most important thing is a man's genuine desire to change.

Our belief that Nehemiah works is borne out by our results. The national average for remaining abstinent for a year is 30%; at Nehemiah 67% of residents remain abstinent after one year. Nearly 50% of released prisoners reoffend within 12 months and for London prisons this figure increases to 60%. At Nehemiah, as far as we know, only 5% of the men we have worked with in the last five years have reoffended. An estimated 70% of rough sleepers suffer from mental ill health. Revolving door clients, who are stuck in a cycle of being housed and losing their tenancy to return to the streets, need the sort of help offered by A New Future to change their behaviour and break the cycle. Anecdotally, no-one has returned to rough sleeping after leaving Nehemiah.

At a recent graduation for men who had completed the first-stage of our programme, A New Future, Mick said: “11 months ago I had nowhere to go. The chances of me going back to prison were high, but I came to Nehemiah and I am still here now. I am going to college. I want to start my own business. It is time to start a new chapter in my life. I am so thankful. This place has given me the space to think and stay safe.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 8773 7417 or visit their website at


Charity Search

The Charity Pages Issue 3Welcome to the Your Expert Witness Charity Search facility - where solicitors can find appropriate charities when dealing with wills and legacies for their clients.

Amongst the charities within the categories are a selection of some of the perhaps lesser known charitable organisations and trusts - giving both client and solicitor alike the widest possible choice when deciding a suitable home for what can often be someone's life savings.

The regular overview of legacies in wills in Your Expert Witness magazine has now taken on an identity of its own as a supplement to the magazine. Please take a look at the latest issue (right).


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Shipwrecked Mariners' Society - Supporting the seafaring community for 180 years

Founded in 1839 the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society provides financial help to merchant seafarers, fishermen and their dependants suffering hardship and distress. We pay an immediate grant to the widow of a serving seafarer who dies, whether death occurs at sea or ashore. Regular grants are paid to former seafarers, their widows and partners, whose circumstances justify on-going support. Special grants are made to meet particular needs in crisis situations. Practical assistance is given to seafarers of any nationality shipwrecked on the coast of the British Isles. In the last year we made grant payments of £1.4 million in over 2,200 cases of need.

For further information about our grants or to support the Charity tel 01243 789329 

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Seafarers UK

Seafarers UK has been helping people in the maritime community for 100 years, by providing vital support to seafarers in need and their families, and to those in education or training who are preparing to work or serve at sea. We do this this by giving grants to organisations and projects that make a real difference to people’s lives, across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

Last year we gave grants totalling £2.5 million to over 60 maritime welfare charities. Seafarers UK receives no government funding and is heavily dependent on public donations and legacies to maintain its grant-making.

If you’d like to support the charity or wish to find out more about its work, please visit their website at or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it