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.

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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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Chris McCormack

I have recently completed a small project working with Val and the trustees on the first steps of implementing the new BAP social impact strategy. As such Val has asked me to pen a few lines of introduction, so here goes.

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New Finance Manager

We would like to introduce you to Alistair Steadman who is our new Finance Manager. Continue reading

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Homes needed for 4 families

Having worked with our project partner in Nepal Krishna Pokharel now for 14 years, together we have shared the tears and joy with the people he works with on a day to day basis.  The tears were for many during 2014 when  iconic buildings, temples, homes and lives were lost due to the earthquake. Continue reading

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Christmas Artisan Fair 2018

Well for our first attempt at running a Christmas Fair, we think we “faired” well.    With 25 stalls setting up early on  Saturday morning on the first day of December at the newly renovated hall of West Wilts Vineyard Church in Trowbridge, the festivities began to take place and in no time at all, the hall had a wonderful array of beautiful arts and crafts to feast your eyes upon. Continue reading

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Its Goodbye from Me and Hello to Him and Him!

Dear Friends and Supporters,

I have had the privilege of serving the charity as Chair of Trustees for 9 years and in that time I have overseen significant growth and witnessed the impact of our work on thousands of lives. I in consultation with Valerie, (my wife and our CEO) I have determined that it is now the time for me to step aside as the Chair while continuing to serve as a trustee, contributing to our great mission as the co-founder of People against Poverty and founder of Business against Poverty.

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What happened at the James Bond Casino Royale Event?

The annual gala this year was our 8th fundraising event and it was a fun packed evening where where 120 guests were treated to lots of activities to get involved in.    Arriving on the Red Carpet to collect their Martini Cocktails (sponsored by Bailbrook House), the tables adorned with giant dice and oversized playing cards added to the ambience of the theme of James Bond Casino Royale.   Continue reading

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