HOW COULD YOU GET INVOLVED?
Host a child for 3 weeks in July.
Become a Trustee for the charity.
Become a member of the charity.
Help our fundraising team collect much needed funds.
Please contact us, if you can help out in anyway. Alternatively, download the Membership Form which can be downloaded via the link at the bottom of this page and posted to our Head Office.
MEMBERSHIPS AND DONATIONS
The most direct way of supporting us is by becoming a member or making a donation. We carefully monitor all of our operations to make sure that the highest proportion possible of all donations goes straight to our projects and their beneficiaries.
There are a variety of ways of making donations:
By regular standing order- see below. Membership is just £1 per month.
One-off annual contributions
Remember us in your will
If you would like to contribute, please use the contact us using our contact form to find out more about how to make your payments or the tax benefits of giving to charity.
If you would like to look us up on the Charity Commission web site - click here Charity Commission to see our records sent annually to the Commission.
Membership/Standing Order Form
Download the form and post it to us. This enables us to keep you up to date on charity activities. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous and donate directly, please use the Bank details below.
You can donate securely to our PayPal using the button below:
Alternatively, our bank details are provided below:
Account number: 01184938
Sort Code: 40-46-06
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO HOST A CHILD?
I procrastinated for years over whether to volunteer but last year took the plunge. I
expected to be turned down because my house was too small (or too untidy!), or because
we were vegetarian, or because the charity had so many volunteers. None of it turned out
to be the case and in July we welcomed two girls – aged 10 and 11 – to Wells for a three-
The children benefit from the clean air and the fresh, uncontaminated food we can provide
here which, we are told, does a great deal to support their health. Often from poorer
families, the children also have experiences that they may never have the opportunity
again for in their lives and create lasting memories and friends.
But the rewards are two-way and we had a wonderful time with our temporarily enlarged
family – tramping up Glastonbury Tor in the rain, having a picnic in the park, sharing the
events of the day via 'Google Translate' (with often hilarious results!). It was at times
challenging and exhausting but we had great support from the fantastic and friendly people
from the charity - who dedicate their time and effort throughout the year to make this a
positive experience for both the hosts and the children.
The charity needs a few more families this year. If you have a spare room for a child, can
take them to school each day and look after them after school and at weekends, why not
look into it? It is a great life-experience for the whole family (my children still say 'good
night' to me in Russian!) and all sorts of families are welcomed – single parents, older
people all make great hosts.
Extract from Wells Journal