This evening I normally look forward to sharing a wee dram with you over haggis, neeps and tatties. It feels very odd this Burns night that we are not all together.
The ALMT, however, has been going from strength to strength and I felt it would be remiss of me if I didn’t update you with what we have been up to since we were all last together, and what, with your continued support, we could achieve in 2017.
As a result of your amazing generosity at last year’s Burns night, we have supported several new projects – in the UK we are now helping Chance to Shine take cricket into the wards of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, we are working with Southwark Community Education Council to offer extra teaching and mentoring to children in some of the most resource challenged primary schools in South London and our partnership with Magic Breakfast ensures more children not only get a decent breakfast before school, but also someone to hear them read. Internationally, as a direct result of Burns 2016, we have partnered again with Afghan Connection to support a community based education programme in the Rustaq District of Afghanistan and grown our support of New Generation’s street child programme in Burundi.
Every week new applications for funding arrive in the ALMT office. There has never been a greater need for charities like ourselves to work at grassroots level.
We’ll miss celebrating our achievements with you at the Burns Night Supper this year, but there are still ways you can support us. You can make a one off donation or regular gift by using the button above or link below. We still have a London Marathon place available, or you could challenge yourself to an event of your choice! Let us know if there’s a charity close to your heart and perhaps we could work together in making a difference.
I wish you all a very successful year in 2017 and look forward to a wee dram with you again soon.
Did I really say last Burns?! ….