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Christmas charities 2016 - what you gave

Thank you for your generosity! Christmas giving raised £3,824.63 this year, with £1,241.22 going to the Children's Society and £861.13 each to McCabe and Ebony and CHS. You can see more about the work of Ebony Horse Club on the BBC website here

McCabe Educational Trust

The McCabe Educational Trust is the charitable wing of McCabe Pilgrimages, it functions independently with its own board of Directors and is a registered charity. The trust was launched in 1991 at Lambeth Palace when we were honoured by George Carey, then Archbishop of Canterbury, agreeing to become our first chairman. 

From small beginnings the Trust now distributes about £200,000 annually in grant aid.

Bethlehem Rehab Centre

Every penny of every donation to the McCabe Educational Trust is passed on to the recipient with NO deduction for administration. All of the administrative costs of the trust are fully covered by McCabe Pilgrimages. With your help we will continue to help those in need we encounter on our travels. 

Some of our giving is structured and regular:  We support three principal projects in the Holy land and four in India and Nepal with regular, sustainable, support. These projects are featured in detail on this website: http://www.mccabe-travel.co.uk/mccabe-educational-trust

Other giving is specific and often nominated by particular pilgrim parties.  A Christmas gift to needy families in Jerusalem and Bethlehem is a highlight of our year.

Ebony Horse Club

A community riding centre in Brixton, South London, improving the education and aspirations of young people through horses.

Ebony Horse Club operates in Coldharbour Ward, Brixton - one of the most disadvantaged inner city neighbourhoods in the country. There is a historic legacy of under-achievement in schools, high rates of teenage pregnancy and negative stereotypes of young people, gang violence and drug related crime.
Difficulty in entering the labour market results in high rates of unemployment and low aspirations amongst certain groups. This is all compounded by high rates of ill health amongst the population such as diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, mental and physical disabilities and other chronic conditions.
Young people living in this environment have little or no positive contact with animals, especially horses. They miss out on the opportunity to experience the enjoyment and sense of achievement that can be gained by learning to ride.

Ebony Horse Club provides the opportunity to think and gain new experiences outside the box of negative stereotypes - and to benefit from the powerful, life-changing influence that contact with horses can bring.

We offer much more than riding lessons, mentoring children who experience significant challenges at school and at home - challenges that can profoundly affect their ability to achieve later in life.

Through the support and experiences members have at Ebony, all are encouraged to exceed their own expectations, and many are inspired to go on to college, university or horse-related careers.
More information can be found on their website: http://ebonyhorseclub.org.uk/about-ebony-horse-club.

Children's Society

The collection from the Christingle Service will go to the Children’s Society.

It is a painful fact that many children and young people in Britain today are still suffering extreme hardship, abuse and neglect. Too often their problems are ignored and their voices unheard. Now it is time to listen and to act.

The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local projects, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn.

We also campaign for changes to laws affecting children and young people, to stop the mistakes of the past being repeated in the future.

Our supporters around the country fund our services and join our campaigns to show children and young people they are on their side.