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The Charities

Raising Money & Awareness
For Three Fantastic Causes
 
Our Mission

A key motivation for all of us as we go through the inevitable highs and lows of this journey is the opportunity to raise money and awareness for some truly fantastic causes.

Each of our selected charities have close personal connections to us:

  • We have seen first hand the impact Drive Forward has on young care leavers through Jack's work for the charity and through all of us looking to support their work in training as mentors.

  • CHAT provides a vital service for those struggling with housing issues in Mid Devon, the local community in which we all grew up. They provide much needed first line support and advice to keep people at risk in their accommodation or help them back into homes. CHAT also offers debt and money advice and runs a foodbank.

  • We have all personally witnessed the incredible work that Kiwoko Hospital carries out. Kiwoko manages to stretch funds and resources to the furthest possible lengths in treating the poorest communities in the Luwero region of central Uganda.

Please donate to these amazing charities
 
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Drive Forward Foundation is a UK registered charity. We enable children and young people (13-26) with experience of foster or residential care to achieve their full potential through sustainable and fulfilled employment, education, and training. Following a relationship-based approach, we provide long-term 1-2-1 career and life guidance, personal development and skills building training, as well as bespoke counselling and mentoring.

A vast network of diverse corporate partners then allows us to offer ring-fenced learning, training, and employment opportunities tailored to individuals' needs, career goals and aspirations.

Our Early Intervention programmes further support children in care to take control of their own lives, equipping them with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to identify and achieve their goals. Be part of their journey!

Testimonials

Tanisha:

21 years old

Civil Service Employee

 

"Before I met Nicholl at Drive Forward, my life was a mess. I wanted to give up, but because of all the opportunities they offer, I didn't have a chance to feel down. Nicholl was working every day to find something to give my life meaning again, and she succeeded."

Kara

24 years old

Civil Service Employee

"One week completed at the new job. Two years ago, I didn't believe I could do it... I'm loving being part of a team tackling important issues going on in the world. It's only been a week, but I'm so proud of myself. I went from getting kicked out of school with no GCSEs to working for the Civil Service!"

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Friends of Kiwoko Hospital are a charity set up to support the work of the Kiwoko Hospital through financial support, prayer, and communication.

Kiwoko Hospital is a rural hospital located in Kiwoko Town Council in Nakaseke district, 78km from Kampala. It is a 204 bed, private Not for Profit health facility that is owned by the Church of Uganda.

 

The facility started out under a tree and has been in existence since 1988. It is dedicated to serving the poor and vulnerable people in the Greater Luwero Triangle. It has a catchment area of approximately 1,000,000 people.

 

The hospital sees nearly 70,000 patients every year through its General Out Patient Department (OPD), ten Specialist Outpatient Clinics, five Inpatient Wards, and an active Community Based Health Care Programme. Through its Health Training Institute, Kiwoko Hospital also produces human resources for health.​

Mission Statement

To be a rural Christ-centred health facility providing accessible, affordable, curative, and preventive health care for the holistic healing of the poor and vulnerable by reaching out to the community and training health workers in partnership with individuals and institutions of like minds.

Where is your donation going?

40% of the total donations received will be going towards the expansion of the hospital's main operating theatre. This is to support the exponential increase of maternity ward admissions, births, and caesarean sections done there.

Women in Uganda have a shocking 1 in 47 lifetime risk of maternal death. Access to life-saving emergency obstetric and newborn care can help save the lives of these women and their babies.

To read more about this exciting project, click below.

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Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT) aims to tackle homelessness, avoid evictions and bring hope. CHAT works across Mid Devon offering free, impartial, confidential advice and essential life changing support to vulnerable individuals across a wide range of housing problems. This involves a mixture of housing advice, longer-term tenancy support, debt and money advice, and a foodbank.

CHAT has been active in the community for over 25 years and believes everyone is entitled to decent, secure and affordable housing - somewhere to call home.

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