Profits from our first round of auction items in early 2015 will be shared between:
Local to me, Julia’s House is the only children’s hospice charity in Dorset dedicated to helping life-limited children and their families across the county and in South Wiltshire. They offer regular respite sessions at their hospice in Corfe Mullen, and in the family’s own home. Their respite care means so much to parents who are looking after a very sick child 24 hours a day. It gives them time out with their partners, their other children or simply a chance to catch up with some day-to-day tasks, safe in the knowledge their child is being looked after by people they know and trust.
Julia’s House nurses and carers provide life-changing support for parents and their children both in the hospice and in their own homes. They are there year-round and in a crisis, offering emergency respite and overnight care. They are also there when the worst happens, offering emotional and practical support at the end of a child’s life.
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.
At the heart of the DSWT’s conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project, which has achieved world-wide acclaim through its hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program. The Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought.
To date the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo, claiming many healthy wild-born calves from former-orphaned elephants raised in their care.
We have donated £1,173 to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Blessed Generation Children’s Centre
Blessed Generation Children’s Centers supports & aids three orphanages across Kenya, with locations in Malindi, Nyamira & Ruiru. Every child under the care of BGCC is offered the chance to build his/her future by way of an education that will, in turn, afford a child grow into a self-supporting citizen who can contribute to back to their country & society.
It is BGCC’s unending pledge to offer and encourage every child to reach or and exceed their full potential.
BGCC distributes funds to their orphanages, provide education, stock food reserves, purchase medical supplies & clothing. Each child attends primary school & can move on to secondary school, where students have the chance to continue their education by enrolling in college or attend University.
Additionally, BGCC offers an Outreach Program for children who have not lost their parents but are in need of the opportunities offered by the centres. Many of these children reside with parents who are suffering from HIV or other illnesses; leaving little income for food or medication. BGCC aims to empower the parents with training, medicine, & provide schooling to the child thus enabling them to stay in their home environment.
Blessed Generation Children’s Centers hopes for all of their children to gain a higher education, obtain a practical or technical skill and or earn a degree, empowering the individual & afford them the opportunity to enter the local job market.
Blessed Generations primary wish is for each child to grow in a loving & nourishing environment, obtain a self-sustaining profession and continue the circle after they leave, by supporting and sponsoring/mentoring a child currently residing at one of the orphanages.
BGCC fosters a sense of family, support and a loving perspective that is so much needed in a country stifled by poverty, crime and conflict.