Contact
Streaming
Map
 
Enriching lives

Karibuni Appeal

Home » News » Karibuni Appeal

Education lies at the heart of what Karibuni do. The great news is that our sponsored children are doing even better in their exams. With the benefit of regular attendance at school, good nourishment and support from the project staff, more of them are qualifying for Secondary school. What's more, many are scoring marks which earn them places at better, but more expensive, secondary schools. Further, more of them are likely to qualify for College and University courses. The upshot is that we face the prospect of rapidly increasing costs, up by at least £40,000 per annum on our previous forecasts.
For Karibuni this is a challenging sum; our current project spend is about £220,000 a year. We could economise by cutting back on our intake of sponsored children, presently just over 50 a year. But, of course, we don't want to do that; instead the Trustees have agreed that we should go all out to increase our income — and that's where you come in!
Regular donations are the life blood of any charity, particularly one like Karibuni which takes on a commitment of up to 18/19 years when a child is sponsored into a nursery baby class. We currently receive over £50,000 a year from regular donations. With your help we aim to push that up to at least £70,000. So, if you are already on board, please review the sum you give. If you are not, then please give serious thought to regular giving. You can set one up by completing a Banker's order form ( or via our website (www.karibuni.org.uk/donate).
You may like to help through our new Student Sponsorship Scheme which offers the opportunity to take on the education of a young person at college, university or polytechnic. If so please get in touch by phone or email office@karibuni.org.uk
Karibuni is in this for the long term and you can make a lasting impact by remembering us in your will. Surprisingly while 58% of the UK population give to charity in their lifetime, only 7% remember a charity in their will. Let's buck that trend for Karibuni! By leaving us a bequest you can help to ensure that our work not only continues, but grows. Do contact us for more details.
We are blessed with supporters who work tirelessly to raise money for us. Please keep it up! We have an expanding menu of events, from places in the North London Half Marathon and the British 10K London race to a Family Fun Day — this year we took over the 'village square' at Fairford Leys, Aylesbury.
You may well have other ideas for how we can increase our income. If so, do tell us.
Together we can continue to transform young lives.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

DAF26E55-CBE1-4B72-A054-DA3B8A38D101
John Miskin: Fri 20 Sep 5:00am

Yes, Christmas is coming and the Charity Christmas Card Shop is due to open on Saturday 26th October. I rely entirely on volunteers to man the till, and this year I have been asked to open a few days earlier and stay open a week longer. This means I have 192 volunteer spaces to fill. A request was sent out a week and a half ago to those volunteers who helped last year, and as I write...

AMC Link to Hope 2019
Margaret Miskin: Thu 19 Sep 5:00am

Oh sorry, it's only September, but it's time to start thinking about the Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal as the leaflets have just arrived. There are some changes to the normal format. Every box must contain the 6 items which are printed at the top of the leaflet and then another 5 or more items from the Family or Elderly list. For the first time in 9 years the cost of sending a shoebox has...

AMC Peter Mortlock 0612
Posted: Wed 18 Sep 5:00am

This Sunday, 22nd September is our Church Anniversary and the 10.30am morning worship will be led by Rev. Peter Mortlock. Peter was part of a team ministry here back in the 1970s. He is now retired and lives with his wife Margaret in Bristol. Some 10 years ago, a report to The Methodist Conference expressed its thanks to the Revd Peter Mortlock for his distinguished service to MHA. The report...