Important Updates to Gift Aid

HMRC now require us to use full donor names in Gift Aid claims.

HMRC recently changed their practice in relation to how we should complete our Gift Aid claims. For some charities that use software to generate the claims, this means updating the information in our database to ensure we comply. Continue reading

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New Home for abandoned children

Working with over 3,500 gypsy families, Project leader Atilla Toth and his wife Adele work tirelessly.   It becomes a heartache for them when there are children who have been deserted for whatever reason by their families and who have no-where to live. Continue reading

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Give us Five!

Give us Five and we can achieve 5 outcomes.   When we can be certain of an income stream that just flows in, we can ensure that our projects are fully funded and we can maximise our effectiveness.

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Smile for the Camera!

Sponsoring a family through our Family partnership project is life changing. This is a story of hope and transormation; the family in this story is just one of the many poor families we have met and worked with over the years, this family really engaged with the family partnership programme and have been able to reintegrate into the community and seek a normal life. Continue reading

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Political Climate in Haiti

Since the reports of embezzlement, low economic growth, a halt in tourism, dropping currency, and most currently the inflation of goods and gas prices Haiti’s largest opposition groups have come to the streets to protest and ask current president, Jovenel Moise, to step down. The protests started in July, continued in October, November, and February, and then again, this morning. Continue reading

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Our very own team abseil for poverty!

 

 

The sun shone as a team of 10 and their supporters drove in the beautiful countryside of Wells towards Wookey Hole – There to greet the team was the man that was going to teach them all to abseil down Split Rock! Continue reading

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UK Ultimate Iron Distance Event -Kara Maylor

Kara Maylor is the wife of our co-chair Harvey Maylor and who set herself many years ago the challenge that when she reached 50 she would do an Ironman.  She wanted to raise money for our charity and set herself the target of £3,000.  Her fundraising went beyond and we know why.

Here is Kara’s account of her Iron Distance Event. Continue reading

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HAITI CHILDREN EXCEL IN EXAMS

At the end of each school year, all students in regular classes must take a National Exam in order to pass onto the next grade; these exams are quite rigorous. For the first time in a long time, all of the kids in the traditional classrooms passed their exam and were able to move onto the next grade this past fall. The students are doing very well in their new grade and are enjoying their new experiences, new friends, fresh new uniforms, and of course their new homework.

 

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CHRISTMAS ACROSS OUR PROJECTS 2018

What a privileged it has been to receive all of the wonderful photos and news from our projects Christmas celebrations. The children have all had such a lot fun and have celebrated so many different ways. Each project gave the children fantastic parties and gifts but all had their own way of doing this.

 

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VOLUNTEER STUDENT GOING FOR SILVER

“As part of my Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award I had to choose something to do for my volunteering, so I chose to approach People Against Poverty to help with things like admin for 6 months. Continue reading

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