The Monarch Foundation has announced three new charity partners: Blind Veterans UK, Just a Drop and Level Trust join to create 10 charities close to our heart.
Blind Veterans UK is the national charity for blind ex Service men and women that provides emotional and practical support to blind veterans, regardless of when or where they served or how they lost their sight. Founded in 1915 and known formerly as St Dunstan’s, the charity believes that no one who has served our country should have to battle blindness alone. You can find out more about the fantastic support work they provide by clicking here www.blindveterans.org.uk
Just a Drop is an international water aid charity working with a mission to reduce child mortality by delivering accessible, clean, safe water where it is needed most. Its projects support communities through the construction of wells, boreholes, pipelines, hand pumps and latrines and establish health and sanitation programmes for some of the poorest and most remote regions in the world. It is committed to making a real difference to people’s lives through one focus – delivering safe water and sanitation to communities in need. www.justadrop.org
Level Trust exists to help children living in poverty in Luton, where The Monarch Group is based, to get the most out of their education. Its aim is to ‘level the playing field’ for children and young people so that, regardless of background, every child can have access to the same resources and opportunities as their peers. Level Trust believes that if children can get the most out of their education, then they will have the best chance of lifting themselves and their families out of poverty in the future. It wants to ensure that poverty no longer acts as a barrier to education for the children and young people it helps and that they have all that they need to do the very best they can. www.leveltrust.org
The Monarch Foundation was established in May 2013 as a force for doing good in the communities in which it operates and more widely. It brings together the generosity of The Monarch Group’s millions of customers and thousands of employees to make a strong and positive commitment to its chosen charity partners. It focuses its efforts on five main areas of charitable engagement – disadvantaged families; children and young people; education; environment and sustainability and injured military personnel and their families.
In addition to its partnership with Pennies, the electronic charity box, to which customers have generously donated over the last year, The Monarch Foundation will also continue to support the charity partners which were selected a year ago – Macmillan Cancer Support, When You Wish Upon A Star, Children in Need, Home-Start UK, Toe in the Water, Dick Camplin Education Trust and The Homeless World Cup.
I hope you’ll join us in supporting the excellent work these charities do and look forward to exciting fundraising events to come from Monarch in the following months.