Determined to take something positive from the terrible personal tragedy of losing their son Oscar during his birth, Gary and Rachael founded The Oscar Foundation to do as much as they could in his memory.
In setting up GivingWorks we wanted to inspire and empower a new generation of philanthropists to give not just their money but also their entrepreneurial flair, their enthusiasm and their talents.
Since the foundation’s establishment, they have raised over £275,000. This has been through combined efforts of activities including the Bike and Hike, ABC Challenge. They’ve also developed a close relationship with England international rugby player, James Haskell, who is a huge supporter and advocate of the cause.
Jim and Sue created a Foundation to fund the education of hundreds of children in one of the poorest regions of India. It all started when they were sent to India to offer advice to a struggling Christian charity.
Ex animo” is a Latin expression that means “from the heart,” and looking back at the origins of Marlena’s Ex Animo Foundation, established back in 2003, it’s easy to see why she chose the name.
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