In the four years since being established, the Foundation has raised over £78,000. An equivalent amount has been donated to 9 charities; 2 based in Africa and the remaining 7 being UK charities. Some of these UK charities in turn directly support communities in Africa and the Philippines. All the charities are involved in providing medical or educational support to the communities in which they operate. The Jane Metson Foundation looks where possible to support specific projects where we feel that our financial support can make a real difference to the lives of people needing our help.
The Jane Metson Foundation is a registered charity under the UK Charities Commission and more details of our activity are available on the Charities Commission website.
The Jane Metson Foundation aims to:
‘Support organisations, charities or individuals who work to improve medical and educational services, alleviate human suffering, poverty or addiction in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world’
Money raised by the Foundation will support the above objectives and be used in part to help fund other charities and projects that the Trustees nominate. Some charities have already been selected as potential recipients in view of previous volunteering and fund raising by Jane, the Foundation’s Trustees and other members of her family. You can find out more about their work by clicking on the links below:
28 Too Many – http://www.28toomany.org
28 Too Many is a values based charity working to end female genital mutilation (FGM). Our primary focus is on research and enabling local initiatives to end FGM in the 28 African countries where it is practised.
Mercy Ships – http://www.mercyships.org.uk
Mercy Ships uses hospital ships and land-based programmes with multi-national crew and staff to bring world-class medical assistance and long-term sustainable development to some of the world’s poorest regions.
A Tanzanian foundation set up to improve the lives of impoverished children by providing primary education, food and clothing.
Motivation – http://www.motivation.org.uk/
Motivation helps disabled people to stay healthy, get mobile and play an active part in their communities. Their work is mainly in the developing world.
A community link between Rhondda Cynon Taf in South Wales and a district in Uganda called Mbale.
Samaritans Orphanage – http://samaritanvillageorphanage.com/
Samaritan Village exists for the purpose of providing physical, mental, and spiritual care for orphaned children in Tanzania.
Sponsor a Nurse – http://www.sponsoranurse.org.uk/index.htm
A charity set up in 2000 to help Kisiizi Hospital in Uganda. They help to fund the hospital’s running costs primarily by supporting the nurses’ wage bill.
Yeldall – http://www.yeldall.org.uk/
Yeldall Manor is a residential rehabilitation centre, which aims to help men overcome serious drug or alcohol addictions and return to society to live new lives, drug, alcohol and crime free.