We raised £1,948.87 for our Missions in 2019 which were:
Admiral Nurses from Dementia UK Dementia UK →
Hope UK Hope UK →.
And our own Mission: ASCEND →
Our Missions for 2020 are:
SolarAid is an international charity that combats poverty and climate change, by providing access to solar lights in some of the most remote regions of Malawi and Zambia through their social enterprise, SunnyMoney.
598 million people in Africa have no access to electricity and without this families have no clean source of light, leaving them to rely on expensive and dangerous alternatives such as homemade kerosene lamps. However, with a solar light, everything changes. The lamps are safe, clean and affordable, and give off hours of light in the evening so families can earn, learn and feel safe after dark. Just one lamp can transform the fortunes of an entire family.
Sunnymoney Solar Aid believe that universal access to renewable energy is the best way to alleviate poverty. And the best way to ensure universal access to energy is by building local, sustainable businesses. In 2008 they set up a social enterprise who are one of the main sellers of solar lights in Africa. They travel to remote rural communities educating people about the benefits of solar lights, instilling trust and creating demand in a new and unfamiliar technology – which builds the foundations for a sustainable solar market and a lasting energy legacy.
Registered Charity No: 1115960
For more information, check out the website: https://solar-aid.org/
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance aim is to save lives, reduce or prevent disability, or suffering from critical illness and injury, by delivering a first class pre-hospital emergency medical service to the people of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.
With no access to National Lottery funding and limited support from Government, the Air Ambulance relies upon the generosity and goodwill of the people and businesses of Essex and Hertfordshire to remain operational and keep saving lives. Their actions are guided by their values – passionate in going the extra mile, professional in treating everyone as they would wish to be treated, innovative in driving forward best clinical practice, trustworthy in working openly and honestly and dedicated because they care about the cause, their patients and each other.
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1108989). Registered company in England and Wales (05397840).
For more information, check out the website https://www.ehaat.org/..
ASCEND is our very own Mission working right in the heart of our community. They’re all about moving people forward, challenging their perceived barriers to education and training; providing people with more choice and control over their lives. Thanks to ASCEND, many local people now have the confidence, self-esteem and skills to find a route to employment, some for the first time in their lives. ASCEND also works with young people aged 16 to 25 and has set up the Dig Deep Allotment Project with Farming for All CIC and Step Up with Herts Mind Network.
For more information, check out the website for ASCEND →