It's only Easter and the ALMT have so much to share with you already for 2013! Use the buttons above or scroll down to learn about new parnterships, Burns Night antics and challenge events.

The Nathan Timothy Foundation - the songwriting charity - learn more

The work of the Nathan Timothy Foundation ‘The Songwriting Charity’ addresses the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people from the age of 5 – 25 years, using songwriting. Bully Beat has been designed to enthuse primary aged children about the process of lyric writing, singing, music arranging and contemporary production whilst promoting a serious anti-bullying message. This partnership will deliver Bully Beat workshops to a minimum of 1800 children face-to-face across 30 primary schools in the Swale district of Kent. Watch the video

One to One Children's Fund - multi sensory rooms - learn more

One to One Children’s Fund and the ALMT have partnered to remedy and prevent the adverse impact of disability and trauma on children in Kosovo. Approximately 20,000 children with special needs in Kosovo suffer from social exclusion in their daily life. This partnership aims to improve the quality of care provided to circa 200 children with disabilities, through the establishment of one multi-sensory room per day care centre in two municipalities in Kosovo. These innovative facilities are vital to provide stimulation and improve the quality of life for some of the most severely disabled children in the country.


Burns Night 2013 raises over £50,000! - view the photos

Café de Paris rocked the ALMT’s world at this year’s Burns Night putting on an impressive three course feast and providing the decadent surroundings for our guests to revel in. Hire the Barman provided mystical, bubbling cocktails on arrival while Rachel Riley got the guests to their feet for a hilarious game of heads or tails. Celebrity comedian Patrick Monahan made a dramatic entrance and continued to have the room doubling over with laughter. The night was a huge success and has raised over £50,000 for the ALMT and AfriKids.

House of Commons book celebration - learn more

The ALMT hosted a private event on Thursday 6th February with close friends, supporters and families helped by the Trust's bereavement work delivered by Jenni Thomas OBE. Hosted and supported by Keith Vaz MP the ALMT turned the Jubilee Room in the House of Commons into a celebration of the ALMT's collaboration with Jenni and all those it has touched over the past 6 years. Keith Vaz sponsored an Early Day Motion calling on the Government to recognise the achievements of the ALMT. View the Early Day Motion.


Nightrider, 8-9 June 2013 - watch the video - more info

Nightrider is an exciting 100km moonlit cycle ride past London’s iconic landmarks. While the capital sleeps, over £2 million will be raised in 1 night for hundreds of good causes including the ALMT. You can set off from either Crystal Palace or Alexandra Palace and follow a 100km circular route past over fifty of London’s most famous landmarks.
The ALMT have 10 places available on a first come first served basis and the only cost to you is the registration price of £39!


Co-funding, bringing donor and organisation together - get in touch

The ALMT is getting closer: closer to its partners, closer to its donors and closer towards sustainability. We actively encourage responsible giving and would like to invite our supporters, donors and friends to get involved. We have already embarked on three co-funded partnerships this year, the Mac Bevan Smile Fund, St Anns and Sneinton FC and Whitehawk After Schools Project (WASP). Co-funding is a great way for you to directly support a project while ALMT do the leg work. We’ll source, research and liaise with a partner, and better still, we’ll go halves with you on making the grant!

Recommend a partner - get in touch

The ALMT like to keep it in the family and that includes you. We accept solicited requests for funding which means if we have impacted your life, whether it be through work, friends, family or an event, we invite you to recommend a partner. The ALMT cannot guarantee funding but endeavour to offer a level playing field for all applicants.


Committee members needed - get in touch

Here at the ALMT, we’re only small and we couldn’t do half of what we do without the support of volunteers and supporters. We are forming a committee and are looking for active, enthusiastic individuals who can offer a couple of hours a month in the following areas: event hosting ideas and deliverance, fundraising initiatives and ideas, opening new networks and contacts for the ALMT and generally being an ambassador for the work for the Trust. Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Volunteer fundraising - get in touch

Last year, with the help and support of volunteers, the ALMT hosted a fashion show in Claridges, raised over £30,000 in challenge fundraising and even took part in a Harry Potter ball at Christies College Oxford…this was all down to volunteers taking on the tall task of organising, running and delivering an event or a challenge for the ALMT. If you have an event in mind, regularly host events or fancy taking on a challenge, why not make it a fundraising opportunity. The ALMT will be there every step of the way to provide advice and assistance.


Our amazing London Marathon runners, 21 April 2013

Brother and sister, Logie and Tor Fitzwilliams, are training hard and fundraising hard and have pledged to support the work of Jenni Thomas’ grief support services for the ALMT with sponsorship raised from the Marathon. Sponsor Logie and Tor

Rich Herman and Nick Lawson will be running the Virgin London Marathon on 21st April 2013. Despite crazy work and family lives, these two 'athletes' are currently training hard and preparing to don the lycra. Sponsor Rich and Nick

At the age of 43, Jonathan Barnett (JB) has decided to run the London Marathon in honour of his eldest brother Tim, who died from liver cancer at the same age. Tim was a gifted teacher and trained in helping special needs children. 20% of the donations will go towards the care of Jonathan's niece Annie.  She has a rare genetic disorder and was born with her chromosome 10 re-ordered. 80% will go to the ALMT. Sponsor JB

New ALMT Trustee

The ALMT are delighted to welcome Katie Stringer back to the Board of Trustees. Katie has spent the past two years offering her extensive third sector knowledge and expertise to the ALMT as Partnerships Manager and has made a sizable impact to the ALMT’s fundraising. Katie will remain ‘hands on’ with the Trust and is looking forward to sitting amongst such a diverse and talented Board once again.

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.

Corney and Barrow: thank you for all the fabulous events, promotions and fundraising you have done for the ALMT raising over £15,000 and counting!
Astley Clarke: thank you for hosting the most beautiful evenings we've ever seen and for your continued support and fundraising.
AfriKids: thank you for working so tirelessly to make Burns night the huge success that it was!
Hire the Barman and Amathus Drinks: thank you for offering your services and time to the ALMT free of charge, our events wouldn't be half as fun without you!
Keith Vaz: thank you for being so compassionate and for taking it upon yourself to be such a valuable ambassador for the ALMT's work.

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


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