Charities we support
The Nasio Trust is a UK based charity working with orphaned children in Western Kenya.
The Nasio Trust runs two day-care centres in Western Kenya providing orphaned children with a daily meal, education, medical care and support.
In the UK their unique programme, Nasio Exit 7 offers young people the opportunity to turn their lives around through positive activities and fundraising, culminating in volunteering on Nasio Trust projects in Kenya.
This two-way relationship changes lives in both communities.
Valerie King, Chairperson of the Rooflight Company, works closely with the Nasio Trust taking part in a number of fundraising events every year. All funds raised at the events in 2013 will go towards raising £10,000 so that a vehicle can be purchaed for the Kenyan day cay care centre.
The vehicle means that the Nasio Trust will be able to help children up to ten miles away recieve hospital treatment.
It also will allow farm produce to be taken to market, improve communication between the two Nasio day care centre and allow volunteers to move around the communities providing vital support where needed.
Kester Harvey, Commercial Director, has been fundraising since 2010 after hearing a radio appeal whilst at home. Kester has combined his love of football with his charity interests to organise a football tournament each summer, for past and present staff of the Rooflight Company.
In the last three years the tournaments have raised £1590.64 – enough to purchase over 600 bed nets.
Children in Need is the BBC's UK corporate charity and the first ever BBC Broadcast appeal for children was a five-minute radio broadcast on Christmas Day 1927. The TV show was first broadcasr on the BBC in 1980, with Pudsey Bear making his first appearance in 1985.
The appeal show is an evening of entertainment on BBC One with celebrities doing a range of crazy things to help raise money and encourage the public to join in. In total £650M has been raised so far.
All the money raised is used to provide grants for projects aimed at helping disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. Children in Need use investment income and Gift Aid to cover all running costs which ensures that every penny raised goes towards supporting the small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices.
Over the past six years the Rooflight Company has raised approximately £700 for Children in Need through cake sales.
The charity was launched on Christmas Day in 1985 and since then it has raised over £800M by encouraging celebrities and the public to raise money and make people laugh. The money raised helps a wide range of poor and disadvantaged people in Africa and here in the UK.
Approximatley £700 has been raised for Comic Relief. Over the past six years Julie Haggie, Bespoke Projects Coordinator, has been baking and selling cupcakes and holding cake raffles to raise money both Comic Relief and Children in Need.
Triple Negative Breast Cancer affects around 15-20% of all Breast Cancers resulting in around 150,000 new patients every year.
Lisa Hale, Marketing Manager, has been raising money at the Rooflight Company which will be split between two charities. Breast Cancer Breakthrough raise money for trials specifically targetted for people with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. They also campaign to educate women about the signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer.
The Cancer Vaccine Institute are also raising money to help find a cure for Triple Negative Breast Cancer using cancer vaccines. Immuntherapy gives the body a drug which allows the immune system to kill off cancerous tumours. This treatment is not available on the NHS and fundraising allows more people to receive the cancer vaccines.
The Rooflight Company has also raised money for a number of other charities both in the UK and across the world.
Below is a list of charities which have all received donations from the Rooflight Company.