Summer has been a produtive one for the ALMT with many projects handing in their reports and many on the waiting list for consideration. The Trust is lucky to have some wonderful long term partners who continue carrying out amazing work with disadvantaged young people around the World.
The ALMT is ten years old this year and to those who have been on the journey with us from the beginning, those who have joined along the way, and those who we are just getting to know, we are excited for the next ten!
|MESSAGE FROM ALMT FOUNDER, NICK LAWSON|
On 19th September 2006 Ed Hutton, Peter Wyllie and myself sat down in the Covent Garden Hotel and started writing the articles of association for The Angus Lawson Memorial Trust. My eldest son Angus had drowned twelve days earlier and I was desperate in my grief to create some order from his death. If I could bombard positives at my massive negative I could make some mathematical sense of what had happened.
The overarching aim from day one of the ALMT was we would strive to mitigate the suffering of the world's most marginalised children regardless of faith, geography or colour. I also wanted there to be no cost to any donation - to create a perfect transmission mechanism for each £1 from donor to child. To this date trustees have covered every cost the ALMT incurs.
Last night we had our quarterly trustees meeting. I looked around the room at our skilled and talented trustees assessing each project put in front of us and I felt we had truly kept loyal to our mandate.
The ALMT now have over 100 projects globally all fulfilling that original aim of mitigating child suffering. As well as granting the ALMT also provide skilled due diligence, bereavement counselling, advisory and administrative services for our projects and offer a co-investment platform to donors.
On this our tenth birthday I want to say a huge thank you to all the fundraisers, donors, trustees and projects and our CEO Silvie Tonellotto for making the ALMT what it has become.
|One to One Children's Fund - Kosovo|
The One to One Children’s Fund work to relieve the suffering of vulnerable children in Africa, the Middle East and Kosovo. This partnership aims to improve the quality of care provided to children with disabilities through the establishment of multi-sensory rooms in day care centres across Kosovo. Multisensory environments offer the participant and caregiver an opportunity to improve communications, enhance their understanding of each other, and build trust in their relationship.
|Magic Book Club - UK|
|In 2013 Magic Breakfast and Give a Book started the project Magic Breakfast Book Clubs. In these clubs children are not only able to feed their bodies with a healthy Magic Breakfast, but also feed their minds by reading the brand new, popular books provided by Give a Book.The ALMT kicked off this relationship at the 10 year Burns NIght dinner where £2500 was raised to support one school for a year. The ALMT is suppporting a further two schools this year.|
|Tough Mudder 2016|
|They did it again - the amazing team from ALMT corporate partner Corney and Barrow Bars pushed themselves to the limit raising over £1300 for their chosen ALMT partner, Sibings Together. Members of the team have thrown themselves head first, literally, into this partnership by not only participating in gruelling events like Tough Mudder, but also by giving their free time to volunteer.|
|Partnerships worth sharing - Sign up|
|Our Co-funding scheme is growing and more supporters are coming on board to join our team and help us support specific projects. To keep you up to date, we're launching a Co-funding newsletter which will feature charities that are applying to the ALMT for funding and offer opportunities to view further details and join the scheme. If you're interested in receiving the newsletter, please contact email@example.com with the subject line, Co-Funding Newsletter.
|Bryony Gordon aims low on Pointless celebrities|
She may not have reached that coveted Pointless final but we're so proud of ALMT supporter Bryony Gordon for supporting us on the celebrity gameshow. Bryony, feature writer and columnist for the Telegraph, has been a valued supporter of the ALMT for ten years and we're extremely grateful for her continued support.
|The last amazing few months would not have been possible without the support of some very special individuals, corporate support and charity partners.|
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