Roger Atkinson, Responsible for our supporting Charity “Service of Hope” writes:
I have lived in Lincoln since 1965. Ian Meldrum comes from a Lincoln family, and I knew him and his family before he went out to Brazil. He and I worked together doing youth work at St. George’s Church Lincoln for several years.
Before retirement I was a solicitor, and Ian asked me to set up a charity in the UK to support the work in Brazil, which I did. We have called the charity “Service of Hope”. I now administer the charity, and make no deductions for the cost of administration, and am grateful to the accountants and others who help free of charge. This means that all the money given to the charity goes to support the work in Brazil without deduction, apart from the Bank charges incurred in remitting the money.
Some 30 individuals give regularly by standing order, and we are keen to find more people willing and able to give this regular support. Others of course give as and when they are able to, which is great. We also have churches who support us regularly, and other churches and organisations who give money from time to time.
Over the last 4 or 5 years the income of the charity has been in excess of £50,000 per annum , but it costs a good deal more than that to run their Boys’ Home, “the Farm” in the country, and the children’s work connected with their church in the favela.
We are always looking for more support.
For more details please use the contact link on the website.