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NOMINATED CHARITIES 2017-
Uganda Schools Trust
The trust is a small charity registered in Scotland. Set up in 2009, it supports 3 schools in the west of Uganda, with 100% of all donations going directly to its charitable aims, as no administrative expenses are claimed by the trustees.
For some years the Trust has sponsored a number of girls to continue their education, and it provides lunches daily in term time for some 120 children who would otherwise go without.
It is now committed to supporting 2 new projects being promoted by parents’ groups. One will replace temporary wooden buildings, which have bare earth floors, with a two-
Aberdeen Cyrenians began in 1968 as a soup kitchen run in the city’s Castlegate, and this led on to the opening of a night shelter. Since then it has developed a range of residential accommodation and supportive services for homeless people or those at risk of homelessness.
Today the organisation runs 2 units providing residential and respite care accommodation to 29 adults who face a range of personal difficulties. Care and support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from a dedicated team of Resettlement Workers.
It also offers support to vulnerable individuals e.g. women who have experienced violence and abuse, or people endeavouring to secure and hold down a tenancy of their own. Among these projects are a Women’s Group, a drop-