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New seasons at the ALMT
Spring symbolises new life, and for the ALMT, it's the start of new projects, new partnerships and new ideas. We've also got updates to share from Burns Night 2014, project visits and loads of ways for you to join the ALMT's ever growing team!

Street Child World Cup - team Philippines

One of the main motivations for the ALMT to partner with Street Child United (SCU) for this year's Burns Night supper was that money raised would be used to sponsor team Philippines. Having sponsored the team in 2010, the ALMT are delighted to have played such a pivotal role in getting them to Rio for this year's tournament. 
"Some of the street children need to speak. So I'm here speaking as a street child to help them' - Crystal - Team Philippines
One to One Children's Fund - Kosovo
ALMT's Trust Director had the privilege of visiting a project in action this February. Last year, the ALMT funded the design and construction of the first Multi-Sensory room in Kosovo; A year on, the results are outstanding. Counsellors in Kosovo's oldest city, Prizren, underwent training in the use of the room and the equipment to develop the children's motor skills, concentration, spatial awareness among many other benefits achieved by using the multi-sensory room. On the success of year one, the ALMT didn't hesitate in committing a second year of support to fund a second multi-sensory room in another city in Kosovo, Peja.
Afghan Connection - Afghanistan

In Worsaj, Afghanistan, many young children, especially girls are denied an education because it is just too far for them to walk to the nearest formal primary school. Community Based Education provides a solution to this problem and gives these young children the chance to benefit from schooling at the primary level. Classes are run using existing buildings and the teacher is a member of the community. This will be a matched funding partnership whereby Afghan Connection will aim to equal the ALMT's contribution to meet the amount necessary to run the programme effectively.
Case study - the Mtaala Foundation

The ALMT have been working with the Mtaala Foundation in re-developing their structure, mission and online presence. In their words: "A determined ex-headmistress in Uganda set up a makeshift school out of her home to provide education for a handful of needy and vulnerable children. Five years on, the school has close to 100 children, but with this growth has come problems, principally, how to continue to ensure there is enough funding to deliver Alice's mission - to give these kids, and more, the best possible education. ALMT, with its great breadth of knowledge and experience, has this past year helped us clarify our objectives and refine our fundraising skills and tools, crucial if we're to continue to help Alice build the school she wants to and help those children so in-need."
Case Study - Footsteps, co-funding with the ALMT

In 2013, Jonathan Barnett ran the Virgin London Marathon for the ALMT and dedicated a percentage of his funds raised to Footsteps, an organisation that provides financial assistance to families in need of support, enabling children with cerebral palsy and other neuromotor disorders to access the Footsteps therapy programme and benefit from specialist equipment whilst at home. Since the introduction, the ALMT are planning to take this relationship further and introduce this amazing organisation to other friends and supporters.
Burns Night Carnival raises over £65K
Months of planning came together in a bomb of colour, dancing, cocktails and, most importantly, amazing support from our guests. 300 ALMT supporters came together and enjoyed cocktails courtesy of Hire the Barman, Carnival performers thanks to Globestar Events and an amazing three course dinner thanks to Seasoned Events. Burns Night would not be possible without support from corporate donors, individuals and our amazing partners. Huge thanks go to everyone who attended and to Street Child World Cup for working so hard, we're already looking forward to next year!
Corney and Barrow bars
Corney and Barrow (C&B) bars pulled out all the stops this Christmas to raise valuable funds for the ALMT and our partners.  Customers visiting any of the Corney and Barrow Bars were given the option to add £1 to their bill with every single pound added going to the ALMT! They raised over £8K, an amazing total!

Seven brave C&B managers will be running the Bupa 10K this May - you can sponsor them here! Find your nearest Corney and Barrow bar now

London Marathon 2014
The ALMT have two amazing runners in this year's London Marathon, Danny Carr and Shilpa Kapur. Danny and Shilpa both work at Deutsche bank and over the past six months, they have swapped long lunches for long runs and with just over three weeks to go, they'd love your support.

Sponsor Danny here

Sponsor Shilpa here

Sharing our stories
In May this year, we will be hosting the first of a series of private dinners for some of our friends and supporters. We are very proud and excited about how the Trust has grown and developed over the past three years and we thought, why not sing about it. Our strategy is to be able to open our doors to more and more people, encouraging more co-funding and one to one involvement with our partners, and the best way to understand the benefits are to meet those who are already directly involved. Watch this space to hear all about it.
We're moving!
After four fabulous years under the Kids Company roof, we will be moving offices at the start of April to begin a new chapter sharing space with Street Child United. Keep an eye on the website for our new address and contact details.
Thank you to some amazing people

The last amazing few months would not have been possible without the support of some very special individuals, corporate support and charity partners.

Camila Batmanghelidjh and Kids Company: Thank you taking the ALMT under your wing, you helped us start our wonderful journey and we're eternally grateful.
Corney and Barrow: thank you committing time, energy and dedication to the're an amazing partner!
Hire the Barman: For the third year running, Hire the Barman provided their alcoholic expertise at Burns Night
Astley Clarke: Astley Clarke remain a valued and dedicated partner and we are extremely grateful
Berry Brothers and Rudd: What a venue, what a team and what generosity - THANK YOU!

And all the many contributors to Burns Night 2014 including Essential Events Hire, Will Ayres, Ciaran Lee, Edward Waites, Seasoned Events and many many more

The list could go on forever. Until next time...

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