We are a small charity, founded in the late 1940s, when it operated out of Miriam Dean’s home. We reach out to some of the world’s poorest and most marginalised people in close partnership with established local groups, providing resources to turn their ideas into a positive reality. Whilst young people are a major focus, we aim to help as best we can where we identify a need, so raising the aspirations of all with whom we reach.
We fund activities abroad working only through trusted and regularly visited partners. At home, we aim to maintain personal contact with our supporters, hoping to make it feel like an extended family.
We do all this voluntarily. We have no staff or premises and minimal expenses (covered by income from funds awaiting allocation), so that we can send overseas every penny given to us by individuals. At the moment, we are sending around £140,000 each year.
We believe that the poor, of whatever race or creed, are the special concern of “the great love at the heart of all that is”. Consequently, they are our special concern too – and that is our motivation.