Every year we collect money to provide presents and extra food so that the children and staff at the children’s home in Uganda can feast and enjoy this special time of year. Christmas in Uganda is a time to come together as family and friends to celebrate with dancing, singing and most important of all, feasting!
This year however #WithYourHelp we are going to do something a little different, and we are delighted to announce that we have partnered with BIS (www.bis-group.co.uk) in South Wales to enable us to meet more needs. Every donation that you give towards the Christmas appeal will be matched by BIS up to a total of £1,000. That means that if we raise £1,000, BIS will match that with a further £1,000 and we will have an amazing £2,000 to make a real difference this Christmas!
As well as supporting the children in the home, this year we have started to support families within the local community of Namugongo, Uganda. We are now supporting 23 children by paying their education fees, and are currently looking at more ways that we can help those who need it in 2017 and beyond. These projects will include feeding programmes, further educational support and income generating projects to name but a few. The matched funding will be used to purchase food hampers for the families of the children that we already support in the community, and for the families of the children who have been resettled from the children’s home.
Mike Harris of BIS commented “It has been a pleasure to be able to support Tŷ Cariad Africa over the years, and now with this new initiative and with the public’s help, we have a real opportunity to make a difference to the lives of so many people this Christmas.”
BIS are a cost reduction company who have been saving their clients costs since 1973. They provide supplies and services to make businesses more efficient. They offer cost reductions on all their products and services and a saving of at least a 70% saving on LED lighting and heating with a free survey and low cost installation.
They also supply:-
- Office supplies
- Desks, chairs and tables
- All building and property maintenance
- Janitorial supplies
BIS Single Source Supplied, Saving money every time www.bis-group.co.uk
Here are some photos from last Christmas…