Inspired are incredibly proud to support Norwood, a leading Jewish charity that supports vulnerable children, families and people with learning disabilities. Founded over 200 years ago, Norwood has a workforce of over 2000, made up of 1,250 staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. It costs £35 million each year for Norwood to provide their vital services, and therefore we are very happy that we can play a part in supporting this wonderful charity.
Entering its third year, Inspired co-founded the LandAid MIPIM Tennis Classic, which raised £20,217 in 2017 for the property industry's charity LandAid. The round robin doubles tennis tournament, in association with headline sponsor, BNP Paribas Real Estate, and media partner Property Week, took place at the prestigious Cannes Tennis Club during MIPIM week. Over 80,000 young people in the UK are now homeless and LandAid, with the support of the property industry, are working hard to support them.
CHILD'S I FOUNDATION
There are over 800 orphanages and 50,000 children living in orphanages in Uganda. Set up by Lucy Buck in 2009, Child's i Foundation believe children should grow up in families, not orphanages. They are currently recruiting and training 85 foster families to provide family based-care for 300 children who would otherwise be placed in orphanages. Since inception, they have worked hard to change perceptions and last May the Children's Act in Uganda was amended to prioritise families over orphanages. Inspired proudly supports Child's i Foundation and their extraordinary work in Africa.
AFFCAD UK was set up to help the people of Bwaise - the largest and poorest slum in Kampala, Uganda. Their latest project involved driving a mini bus, donated by JAGS (James Allen's Girls' School), from London to Uganda, building new partnerships on the way. Once it has reached the destination of Bwaise/Uganda, the mini bus will serve as a means of transportation for the AFFCAD Ugandan team and the children of Excel Primary School. Inspired are happy to help sponsor the transport of this bus to Uganda and to be supporting such a worthy cause.
Our chief executive Martin Skinner drove across Europe in a McLaren 675 LT Spider for the 2017 Morris Cannonball Run, which raised over £160,000 for BuildAid. Started in 2005 by a team of built environment professionals in response to the South East Asian Tsunami, BuildAid has evolved to provide long-term community projects including new schools, orphanages and medical centres for over 400,000 people throughout the developing world.
ONSIDE YOUTH ZONE
OnSide Youth Zones is a national youth charity, which creates state-of-the-art, 21st century Youth Zones across the UK and supports them as part of the OnSide network of Youth Zones. OnSide has overseen the building and opening of eight facilities to date with many more in the pipeline. OnSide works with local authorities to create these new facilities, recruits a local team of staff and volunteers and sets the new facility off on its journey to help young people in the area reach their full potential. Youth Zones provide young people with somewhere safe and inspiring to spend their leisure time, raising their aspiration and helping them develop into happier, healthier and more productive young adults.
VARIETY, THE CHILDREN'S CHARITY
Variety was started in the UK in 1949 with a dinner at The Savoy attended by film moguls, agents and celebrities, all eager to freely donate their time and talent to help raise funds for children. Since then, more than £270 million has been raised by Variety in the UK; funding 5,000+ Sunshine Coaches, almost the same number of wheelchairs, thousands of grants to individual children and life-saving support for childrenís hospitals, hospices and youth clubs. Each year tens of thousands of children are taken on great days out by our wonderful Variety Great Days Out team.
THE BOB CHAMPION CANCER TRUST
The Bob Champion Cancer Trust was established in 1983 by the 1981 Grand National winning jockey. They support and raise funds for the Bob Champion Cancer Research Laboratory, which forms part of the largest male dedicated research facility in Europe, situated at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, Surrey. The charity recently agreed to support a new project being carried out by Professor Eeles looking at tailored care in young onset prostate cancer using genetic medicine.