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SongBird Survival

SongBird Survival is an independent, UK-wide bird charity that funds research into the alarming decline in Britain’s much cherished songbirds.

With your support we hope to draw attention to the plight of our small birds and find solutions to restore their numbers.

Your gift is vital to fund our expanding research and education programme and to continue the fight to save our songbirds.

How your donation will help future generations

Songbirds numbers are a good reflection of the health of wildlife in the wider countryside.

Our research and education programme will help to preserve and protect small birds for the benefit of our children and grandchildren.

Without your help we may not be able to reverse the current decline of many species

For further information on donating to this charity tel 01379 641715 or visit either www.songbird-survival.org.uk.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2019 08:17

Education

 

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.

We are building a school which when completed will have 300 children aged 3 – 14 years in classes of around 25. We currently have 275 poor children in 11 classes. 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.

The ground floor of our new school is almost complete and includes the bore hole, septic tank and soak-away to feed the classrooms, toilet block, kitchen, clinic and offices. We still need a second floor if we are to house all the children here and make the project sustainable for the future. This will currently cost around £120,000.

But this is just the building. What goes on inside is what makes the difference. We provide quality education to enable all to reach their full potential. All but our special needs children are meeting or exceeding government expectations. This is partly due to our feeding programme and clinic which keep our children healthy and happy and able to take advantage of the excellent teaching they are receiving. Education does not of course just exist in the classroom. This year, 2017, a group of our children came second in a large national music competition having come first in all the regional heats for their choral speaking. The children did brilliantly of course, but we must not forget the committed, hard-working staff who helped the children to achieve this

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. We currently have a project aimed at providing skills for work for the unemployed youth in Mombasa, 80% of whom have no permanent employment! This includes local businesses, the university and colleges. The youth in the community are in addition supported through sport especially boxing and football.

A gift in your will would allow further construction to take place and ensure education for this poor community in the future. It would also ensure sustainability and would 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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 March 2019 13:40

Africa

 

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.

We are building a school which when completed will have 300 children aged 3 – 14 years in classes of around 25. We currently have 275 poor children in 11 classes. 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.

The ground floor of our new school is almost complete and includes the bore hole, septic tank and soak-away to feed the classrooms, toilet block, kitchen, clinic and offices. We still need a second floor if we are to house all the children here and make the project sustainable for the future. This will currently cost around £120,000.

But this is just the building. What goes on inside is what makes the difference. We provide quality education to enable all to reach their full potential. All but our special needs children are meeting or exceeding government expectations. This is partly due to our feeding programme and clinic which keep our children healthy and happy and able to take advantage of the excellent teaching they are receiving. Education does not of course just exist in the classroom. This year, 2017, a group of our children came second in a large national music competition having come first in all the regional heats for their choral speaking. The children did brilliantly of course, but we must not forget the committed, hard-working staff who helped the children to achieve this

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. We currently have a project aimed at providing skills for work for the unemployed youth in Mombasa, 80% of whom have no permanent employment! This includes local businesses, the university and colleges. The youth in the community are in addition supported through sport especially boxing and football.

A gift in your will would allow further construction to take place and ensure education for this poor community in the future. It would also ensure sustainability and would 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: Zimbabwe A National Emergency

ZANE provides aid and comfort to destitute people in Zimbabwe. Its main focus 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 1,800 destitute elderly people, including over 600 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 gain an 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 over 3,550 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 education projects including pop-up classrooms in high density townships.

ZANE provides aid, comfort and support to the most destitute people in Zimbabwe. More information is available at www.zane.uk.com

 

Victim Support

Victim Support

Victim Support is the leading independent victim’s charity in England and Wales for people affected by crime and traumatic incidents.

Last year we offered support to nearly a million victims of crime. Victims whose lives had in many cases been torn apart by the crime they’d experienced. This included victims of devastating crimes requiring highly specialist support, such as domestic abuse; sexual violence; child sexual exploitation; acts of terror and hate crime. We also helped 1,416 family members cope with their bereavement, following the loss of a loved one through murder or manslaughter.

Specialist Witness Service

In 2016–17 Victim Support helped over 1,200 witnesses through their court experience, but our work didn’t stop there – we continued to help victims rebuild their lives once the court process was over up until the point our support was no longer needed.

Victims and witnesses tell us that giving evidence in court is both “re-traumatising” and “terrifying”. Victim Support has supported children as young as three years old in preparing to give evidence in court and continues to work with families and other professionals. We support young witnesses in a range of ways: they include pre-court visits, offering practice on live video links, setting up meetings with judges and advocates, and using stories, games and activities to help children build up their confidence and self-esteem. This combination of practical and emotional support ensures that children are fully prepared for the court process and have the best chance of giving their very best evidence.

This year we have expanded this specialist support across not only child witnesses but also in our support of sexual violence and domestic abuse victims.

Lara* (17) said: “Vanessa from the Witness Service was brilliant, going above and beyond what I expected. She provided support throughout my court case, starting from her giving me and my family details of what would happen in court, right over to her helping me to write my statement. As well as the emotional and practical support just having a familiar face was really reassuring.”

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.

Social Welfare

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

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 www.tnp.org.uk

Victim Support

Victim Support is the leading independent victim’s charity in England and Wales for people affected by crime and traumatic incidents.

Last year we offered support to nearly a million victims of crime. Victims whose lives had in many cases been torn apart by the crime they’d experienced. This included victims of devastating crimes requiring highly specialist support, such as domestic abuse; sexual violence; child sexual exploitation; acts of terror and hate crime. We also helped 1,416 family members cope with their bereavement, following the loss of a loved one through murder or manslaughter.

Specialist Witness Service

In 2016–17 Victim Support helped over 1,200 witnesses through their court experience, but our work didn’t stop there – we continued to help victims rebuild their lives once the court process was over up until the point our support was no longer needed.

Victims and witnesses tell us that giving evidence in court is both “re-traumatising” and “terrifying”. Victim Support has supported children as young as three years old in preparing to give evidence in court and continues to work with families and other professionals. We support young witnesses in a range of ways: they include pre-court visits, offering practice on live video links, setting up meetings with judges and advocates, and using stories, games and activities to help children build up their confidence and self-esteem. This combination of practical and emotional support ensures that children are fully prepared for the court process and have the best chance of giving their very best evidence.

This year we have expanded this specialist support across not only child witnesses but also in our support of sexual violence and domestic abuse victims.

Lara* (17) said: “Vanessa from the Witness Service was brilliant, going above and beyond what I expected. She provided support throughout my court case, starting from her giving me and my family details of what would happen in court, right over to her helping me to write my statement. As well as the emotional and practical support just having a familiar face was really reassuring.”

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.

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  or visit www.turn2us.org.uk

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