The two charities we chose to raise money for were Mercy Corps and Hope and Homes for Children. Our aim was to raise at least £1000 for Mercy Corps and £500 for Hopes and Homes for Children. We are very pleased to have reached these figures, having raised £1,030 for Mercy Corps and £502 for Hopes and Homes for Children, and are thankful to everyone who supported us and donated to these charities.
The funds raised for Mercy Corps will be primarily used with their projects in Mongolia.
Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.
What do Mercy Corps do?
Emergency relief services that assist people afflicted by conflict or disaster.
Sustainable economic development that integrates agriculture, health, housing and infrastructure, economic development, education and environment, and local management.
Civil society initiatives that promote citizen participation, accountability, conflict management and the rule of law.
The statements above, taken from the Mercy Corps website summarise the work carried out by Mercy Corps. To get more information about specific projects or to get involved, visit their website at https://www.mercycorps.org.uk
Hope and Homes for Children
Hope and Homes for Children is the other charity that we raised funds for. They work in 12 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Africa.
The Hope and Homes for Children Mission is to give hope to the poorest children in the world - those who are orphaned, abandoned or vulnerable - by enabling them to grow up within the love of a family and the security of a home, so that they can fulfill their potential.
To get involved or find out more about Hope and Homes for Children, visit their website at https://www.hopeandhomes.org