Here is some information about the charities we have raised money for over the last few years. In 2016 we are supporting Sarah's Rural Library Fund; for further details or to make an online donation please visit their website.
Sarah's Rural Library Fund
Sarah's Rural Library Fund supports the work of the Rural Libraries Project in Cajamarca, Northern Peru, in memory of Sarah Heery, a librarian who visited the project in 2002 and was inspired by the commitment and enthusiasm of the volunteer librarians. The organisation, known as Bilbiotecas Rurales, has been in existence for 44 years and is run entirely by volunteers. These volunteers walk through the mountains carrying books on their back and exchanging the books between the libraries that are held in people's homes.
The Libraries have been responsible for publishing more than 130 different books on a variety of practical subjects, as well as traditional tales told by the elders.
Sarah's Rural Library Fund raises money to support the travel expenses of the volunteers, the publication of new books and the running of the central office.
Hope for Children
Hope for Children is a charity dedicated to improving young lives all over the world. They run projects all round the world, including Ghana, India, the Phillipines, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Tanzania and the UK, supporting local communities to achieve long term improvements in health and education.
The Big Christmas Wind Orchestra is very proud to have raised £1301.55 for Hope for Children in 2015.
Global's Make Some Noise
Global Radio's own charity Make some Noise gives a voice to small projects supporting disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. These charities can struggle to get heard, so we give them a voice and raise money to support their vital work.
The Big Christmas Wind Orchestra in very proud to have raised £638.10 for Make Some Noise in 2014.
Clic Sargent is the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. They are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and in some cases, bereavement.
The Big Christmas Wind Orchestra is very proud to have raised over £700 for Clic Sargent in 2012 and 2013.