The Christmas Offering
The Christmas day offering for 2017 will be divided between two charities. These charities both do excellent work enhancing the lives of children.
The choosen charities are 'The Elizabeth Foundation' and 'Kick4life'.
We raised £1430, to be shared between them. Thank you.
(taken from their website at http://www.elizabeth-foundation.org
The Elizabeth Foundation
Helping preschool deaf children learn to listen and talk
The Elizabeth Foundation is a national charity supporting infants and pre-school children with hearing loss and their families. It helps babies and children with all degrees of hearing loss learn to listen and speak. It does this by providing pre-school education services at its Family Centre, along with help, support and advice for families all over the UK.
The Elizabeth Foundation is the biggest provider of pre-school education for deaf children in the UK. We are a registered charity that receives no grant funding from the government or the NHS.
Each year we need to raise on average over £800,000 to cover our costs - this equates to around £10,000 per child per year. We heavily subsidise the nursery fees our parents pay to one-third of the amount we need to raise - leaving an annual shortfall of £470,000! Nearly half a million pounds!
Without the help of The Elizabeth Foundation these children live in silence unable to communicate and fully understand the world around them.
( taken from the 'kick4life website at https://www.kick4life.org)
Kick4Life F.C. is a unique football club based in Lesotho in southern Africa. As a charity and a social enterprise, our mission is to change the lives and long-term prospects of vulnerable young people in Lesotho, through a wide range of social development activities focused on health, education and support towards sustainable livelihoods.
We are based at the Kick4Life Centre in Maseru, Lesotho’s capital city. This is the home ground of our teams and a hub of social and economic development.
We deliver a range of social interventions around health education & life skills, with our flagship programme, the Kick4Life Academy providing vulnerable children & young people with intensive academic support, football coaching and character development, with the aim of supporting participants to genuinely life-changing opportunities at international universities. Through this long-term, holistic approach, we aim to empower young people with the skills and confidence to become change makers and leaders in the long-term sustainable development of Lesotho. We also deliver a wide range of social development initiatives for vulnerable youth including HIV testing & counselling, health education and employability initiatives.