significant proportion of funds that we raise is given to charitable causes.
On behalf of the organisations listed, and the others that we have contributed
to indirectly, we would like to thank our society members for their support.
No number of words here can do any of these causes full justice. If you
would like to lend a helping hand, they can be contacted at the addresses
The Baa Lamb Fund
Run by Dr. J. Bridson (retired). Formerly from Department of Paediatrics.
Barnsley District General Hospital. Gawber Road, Barnsley S75 2EP.
Reg. Charity No.: 107 1486
The Baa Lamb Fund is the Barnsley based
arm of Child Advocacy International (Reg. Charity No.: 1071486), dedicated
to assisting children in the most disadvantaged countries in the world.
In this case, support goes to improving conditions for sick children
and babies in Albania. This is a long term project; the aim is not to
just send money there, but to use it to provide better education and
training for medical, nursing and managerial staff at the Mother Teresa
Hospital in Tirana.
The Children’s Appeal
Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TH.
Tel: 0114 271 7203. Fax: 0114 275 9947. Reg. Charity No.: 505 002.
The Children’s Hospital in Sheffield is
one of the best of its kind in the country. It cares for the young,
and conducts research into the causes of, and cures for, childhood diseases.
Through the appeal, people have made, and are continuing to make a difference
in securing the lives of future generations.
Red Nose Appeal
For those not in the know, the Red Nose
Appeal runs nationwide in the United Kingdom and culminates in an annual
television show hosted by, and featuring numerous celebrities. This
year, all of the lesson fees that we charged on the Saturday before
the programme were donated, a practice that we hope to continue every
Ringinglow Road Children’s Home
336 Ringinglow Road, Sheffield.
Tel: 0114 235 1102.
This is a local home for children who are
mentally disabled. Most of the resident children are orphans, and the
home also provides care for the disabled who do not live there. It shamed
us to hear that some people withdraw their offer of financial assistance,
once they learn that it is a home for disabled children. We’re glad
to be able to raise the profile of the home, for the benefit of the
Sheffield Esteli Society
Sheffield is twinned with the Nicaraguan
town of Esteli. The Sheffield Esteli Society helps fund many long-term
projects designed to improve the quality of life there. It has also
been instrumental in providing immediate disaster relief in the aftermath
of Hurricane Mitch. The process of recovery and repair from the hurricane
will be a long and difficult one. Continued assistance, especially now
after the events have left the public eye, would be greatly appreciated.