There are some fantastic charities right in our neighborhood whose work we deeply admire and continue to support.
Since 2009, the Music’all charity has provided musical education to young musicians who don’t have access to music in their school or community. Every year, it runs a bursary scheme which is financed by our fundraising activities. The PYC was happy to support music in the life of others by donating a pass for the auction.
ALBARACA NURSERY CHARITY
For their Christmas fair, Prospect House School asked the PYC to participate in their fundraising and we were happy to do so by donating kids classes as raffle prizes. This year, all the Christmas fair proceeds went to the Albaraca Nursery School in Gambia who educates 160 children as well as provides for the wider community. Albaraca means “thank you” in the local language.
Prospect House School
“On behalf of the Christmas Fair Committee, all the children at Prospect House School and especially from The Albaraca Nursery School in Gambia we would like to say a very big thank you for your kind donation towards our Christmas Fair.”
– The Christmas Fair Committee, Prospect House School
WildHearts is a charity that has that resolve and is committed to launching companies that serve humanity. By combining philanthropy with entrepreneurial efficiency, we create sustainable, vigorously commercial vehicles that enable businesses to fulfil their CSR responsibilities and take a stand against economic injustice in an efficient and credible way.
Action Against Hunger in their event Too many critics
ACF is an international humanitarian organisation committed to ending child hunger. Every day we work to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with sustainable access to safe water and long-term solutions to hunger.
With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster and chronic food insecurity, we run life-saving programs in 45 countries helping over 9 million people last year.
The London Social
The London Social was established in 2014 by two young professionals – Ali Lord, an Events Manager with over seven years experience in the industry, and Louis Island, a Physiotherapist, with a desire to expand the social networks in London. The committee seeks out London most enthusiastic party goers to bring them together in aid of a good cause.
The Willow Foundation
The Albaraca Nursery School in The Gambia provides nursery education for 150 children between the ages of three and seven. The primary aims of the school are in the provision of quality nursery education, but the charity also aims to support the wider community.
International Animal Rescue
International Animal Rescue saves animals from suffering around the world. Their work includes cutting free and caring for dancing bears in India, rescuing primates from captivity in Indonesia and sterilising and vaccinating stray dogs and cats in developing countries.
The Holy Cross Charity Ball
The Holy Cross Charity Ball is held by Parson’s Green Parish Holy Cross RC Church in order to raise money for Holy Cross Primary School and the Children’s Hospital Trust Fund at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The next ball is scheduled to take place on October 11th 2014.
Room to Read
Room to Read is a global organization dedicated to promoting and enabling education through programs focused on literacy and gender equality in education. On December 7th 2013, Aram and The Power Yoga Company held a juicy power yoga class with all proceeds going to Room to Read.
The Octavia Appeal in support of the friends of Royal Brompton
The Octavia Appeal is run through The Friends of Royal Brompton, SW3, an independent charity which raises funds for projects at Royal Brompton Hospital, the UK’s largest heart and lung centre, particulalry supporting the pediatric ward and pediatric intensive care with specific equipment.
Sinclair House School in support of their library and Clic Sargent
With a raffle at their Christmas Fayre on December 1st, 2012 Sinclair House School raised funds not only for their school library, but also donated 25 per cent of the proceedings to CLIC Sargent, a charity that supports children and their families affected by cancer.
The Sisterhood in support of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
The Sisterhood is an elite group of female athletes in the UK and SA, talented in many ways, toned to perfection, with killer looks and on a mission to keep boldly going where no other girl has gone before. Their fundraising parties are as notorious as their sporting achievements. With their auction at the Sisterhood Annual Christmas Ball on 23rd November at the Tower of London in support of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity they raised approximately £32.000! Read more about The Sisterhood on their website.
Zeebeedee in support of Whizz Kidz
At their Nativity Fair on December 6th 2012, Zeebeedee Nursery School held a Christmas fundraiser to raise money for the school as well as for Whizz Kidz, a charity based in Richmond which supports the purchase of electric wheelchairs for children who would not otherwise be able to afford them.
The Stroke association believes in life after stroke. They support stroke survivors to make the best recovery they can, campaign for better stroke prevention and care, and fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. Read more about the Stroke Association’s work here.
For the “Diageo City Challenge” in June 2011, 18 teams from the world of business journalism battled it out on the football pitch in order to raise money for the Stroke Association. The BBC, Channel 4 News, Sky News, Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Guardian, Wall Street Journal and the Bank of England were just some of the teams taking part. Marie-Laure, co-founder of the Power Yoga Company, made sure teams were properly stretched before their games to prevent any injuries. Check out the photos here.
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa) is a registered charity (No. 1009143), founded in 1990 to address the needs of children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism or a similar addictive problem. This includes children of all ages, many of whose problems only become apparent in adulthood
Reality Gives is the sister organisation of ethically run tour company, Reality Tours & Travel. Reality Tours was created in 2005 by Krishna Pujari and Chris Way, with the main objective to show the positive side of slums and to break down negative stereotypes about its residents, and Dharavi in particular.