2019 was a busy, productive and fulfilling year for One Kind
Act. We welcomed Sarah, Duchess of York as a new patron,
hosted several fundraising events and undertook to support more worthy,
noble causes around the world. In keeping with our ethos,
costs were negligible and almost 100% of money donated reached the
needy. Several new sponsors joined us, recognising the
benefits of enhanced corporate social responsibility and the marketing
they receive through our social media channels and mentions at big events.
events are characterised by their fun, pleasure and joie de vivre, in
keeping with our ethos of living your best life while giving to life.
The CHILD OF MINE BALL in December was the largest, glitziest, fun-filled event
marking a wonderful end to the year while raising much needed funds for
children around the world suffering through poverty of health, nutrition
or education. Powerful speeches from Sarah, Duchess of York, Mark
Ramprakash, Shamit Malhotra and Tyler, a young boy being lifted out of
hunger who had the audience mesmerised. Live singing from acclaimed Navin
Kundra had the dance floor filled until the early hours. Feedback
from guests was touching. There was deep appreciation for the sincerity
and integrity of One Kind Act. To quote an example "we have been to
dozens of charity events, the difference with you is it all comes
straight from the heart".
Over £130,000 was raised. Around 50% of the monies raised at the Ball
will be granted to the three Causes present on the night, The Real Junk
Food Project, Home Leone and World Child Cancer. The former two are
projects One Kind Act have supported since inception and we take great
joy to see them grow. In the long-term, thousands of children in UK and
around the world will be given health, hope and opportunity where there
The ever popular
One Kind Act GARDEN PARTY in August was another
sold-out affair. Held in the grounds of Raj and Mona Bhogal's country
mansion, guests sipped cocktails, feasted on a banquet and danced to live
music on a pleasantly warm summer’s day. Over £20.000 was raised
towards supporting disabled children in Kenya and providing water to
poverty struck schools in Tanzania.
The successful PRIDEVIEW CRICKET CUP brings out ever
increasing crowds each year to enjoy the competitive cricket tournament,
fun, games and stalls for all the family with an open bar and lots of
food all day. Over £30,000 was raised which went towards feeding
the poor in UK, providing opportunity through sport to the
underprivileged in India and to new school classrooms for the poor in
Apart from the One Kind Act hosted events, there were several hosted by
individuals who care about making the world a better place. A
Latino party, an afternoon of insights into the Kamasutra, half marathon,
spinning class, art exhibition and ethical catering evening are just some
examples of the diverse way individuals had fun while raising money to
feed, educate and help the poor around the world.
delighted to announce that in the 5-year life of One Kind Act, we have
raised £850,000 to date, signifying our success year-upon-year in
helping the needy.
Our ethos to maintain minimum costs continues. We are so proud of almost
100% of money raised reaching the most needy with no unnecessary costs.
We conduct thorough due diligence on the Causes to ensure they are with
integrity, transparent and effective in bringing real improvement to
In 2019 we granted around £230,000 to some very noble Causes:
feeding and winter packs for London's homeless, building a food storage
centre £12,510 Whisper,
medication to treat Uganda's poorest children £1000 TRJFP,
kitchen equipment, storage space, Christmas gifts for the poor £14,000
Home Leone, building proper new homes and businesses for slum dwellers
a brand new rehabilitation centre in Patna with equipment for head injury
patients £24,620 Made with Hope,
foundations for 3 classrooms and 20 water harvesting tanks in Tanzania
feeding 100 neglected elderly in South India daily, £14,320 Via Ninos,
supporting a social worker for street children in Ecuador £1,240 Compassionate Hands,
construction of a dormitory for disabled children in Kenya, £12,500 OFFL,
winter clothes and food for UK homeless £11,850 Mill End
Community Centre, Christmas hampers for poor in NW London £500
We are always open to being introduced to new Causes that may be close to
your own heart. Please talk to us about doing a fundraiser
together. We have the experience and the enthusiasm!
As you can see, we
have brought real, effective improvements in some of the most deprived
lives around the world. But
we need your help to continue. Regular monthly donations, from as
little as £5 per month (the price of a coffee or pint)
are our life blood to facilitating our work. Please consider
setting one up. You can claim the tax back on your tax return too
whilst we can use the gift aid to further aid the needy; so it’s a
win-win situation. Or if you are running a business, become a Sponsor and
enjoy exclusive invitations to our networking evenings and marketing on
our social media channels and at large events.
It is Valentine's Day soon, the perfect reason to spread a little love
around the world. Donate Here
Look out on our website for upcoming events. 2020 promises to be
another fun filled, joy giving one.
Trustees and committee of One Kind Act wish you and yours a happy,
philanthropic and peaceful new year.