Proceeds from the Barnes Charity Ball are donated to support local, international and church charities for the improvement of society. Barnes Charity Ball 2019 will support 5+ charities, including the following.FF
If you would like to make a donation towards one of our five preferred charities, please fill in the charity donation form and return it to :
Barnes Charity Ball, St Mary’s Barnes, Church Road Barnes SW13 9HL
Castelnau Community Centre aims to promote a vibrant, self-sustaining community in the Castelnau area of North Barnes. The Project manages a large programme of community development projects designed to meet the needs of its local residents of all ages, from a play-group through after school clubs and substantial provision for teenagers, to training for adults; and including social activities for all ages. 300-400 people a week use the Centre. The Project aims to move increasingly towards the community helping itself, rather than the Project being a provider of services, although the core programme would continue.
ASSOCIATION FOR POST NATAL ILLNESS is the leading organisation in its field, providing support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness, increasing public awareness and encouraging research into its causes and nature. Get in touch for friendly advice or just to talk.
Glass Door Homeless Charity relieves poverty among homeless people by providing accommodation, advice and support. It provides London’s largest winter night shelter, with 35 to 70 bed spaces every night between November and April, provided by churches of different denominations, some of which are in Barnes and staffed by local volun-teers. All year round it offers daytime services including laundry, clothing and washing facilities from its base in Chelsea, as well as advice, advocacy and practical support.
Under Tree Schools has built, and runs, a school for 350 girls in the new country of South Sudan. Work began shortly after the end of a long civil war, with the purpose of bringing opportunities to girls who would otherwise be married with families at the age of 15. Children aged 6-15 are given primary education and it also provides a nursery for over 100 younger siblings. A cooked lunch is provided daily for all the children. The school has this year added to its academic teaching instruction in computers and vocational training in sewing, and is setting up a farm. St Mary’s has been a key donor to this project from its earliest days, and has helped to fund the building of classrooms and a kitchen/dining hall, installation of solar electricity and the farm.