Friends Reaching Out - Transforming the lives of orphaned children in Uganda
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Child sponsorship has been at the heart of our fundraising initiatives since our work began. By sponsoring a child with us you are literally able to transform their life. Our monthly sponsorship costs begin at only £15 on our shared sponsorship scheme; while we also offer the option to be a sole (Full) sponsor for a child in our care, see below for further details of the support options.

FULL SPONSORSHIP

Historically we have operated on a full sponsorship basis, with one party covering a child’s full costs. While we encourage this option we are aware it is not a possibility for everyone and therefore we also operate a shared sponsorship scheme.

SHARED SPONSORSHIP

Via our shared sponsorship scheme you are able to partner with other sponsors, be that a friend, family member or an existing sponsor assigned by the charity. This option ensures we can fully cover the costs to support a child when a full sponsor is not available.

WHAT DO I NEED TO CONSIDER?

Child sponsorship is a very worthwhile and effective means to directly change the course of a young life. Every sponsor child is very appreciative of their sponsor(s) and depend upon their support. As such the decision to sponsor a child is a significant commitment and we would ask you to give some thought to your decision. Whether you plan to join our shared or full sponsorship scheme a child will be dependent on your regular donations.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The majority of our costs are incurred monthly, while some (such as school uniform) are annual and others are tied to the school terms; for convenience sake we calculate a monthly amount for each and sponsorship funds are collected via monthly direct debit. Once you have made a decision to become a sponsor you can download our sponsorship pack via the link below and return your completed forms to us by post via the details on the form(s).

WHAT DOES SPONSORSHIP PAY FOR?

Use of charity funds is strictly monitored to ensure every penny is spent responsibly. Sponsorship enables a child to:
Attend primary or secondary school
Be issued with school uniform
Be equipped with books & stationary
Be housed under the charity’s care
Be a part of a new family
Receive regular home & school meals
Have access to healthcare

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

The table below details the shared and full sponsorship option costs for a primary school child in our care.primary

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

After you have completed and returned your sponsorship paperwork and it has been processed we will contact you with details of your sponsor child. You will receive a recent photograph and relevant up to date information. As a sponsor you will have a named sponsor child under our care and receive periodic updates. Friends Reaching out pools all sponsorship money (including Gift Aid) in order to ensure that all the children in our care are provided for and benefit from your support.

CAN I COMMUNICATE WITH MY CHILD?

We encourage those wanting to sponsor a child to write at least once a year. Communication through letters is the easiest way. These can be sent to the children via our Friends Reaching Out postal address, as can Christmas and birthday gifts. We make regular oversight visits to Uganda and are able to deliver communications personally. We will update you via email or our newsletter of any upcoming visits to enable you to get any letters and gifts to us.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

The table below details the shared and full sponsorship option costs for a primary school child in our care.secondary

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

After you have completed and returned your sponsorship paperwork and it has been processed we will contact you with details of your sponsor child. You will receive a recent photograph and relevant up to date information. As a sponsor you will have a named sponsor child under our care and receive periodic updates. Friends Reaching out pools all sponsorship money (including Gift Aid) in order to ensure that all the children in our care are provided for and benefit from your support.

CAN I COMMUNICATE WITH MY CHILD?

We encourage those wanting to sponsor a child to write at least once a year. Communication through letters is the easiest way. These can be sent to the children via our Friends Reaching Out postal address, as can Christmas and birthday gifts. We make regular oversight visits to Uganda and are able to deliver communications personally. We will update you via email or our newsletter of any upcoming visits to enable you to get any letters and gifts to us.

Our sponsor pack contains everything you need to take the next step and begin your sponsorship journey. Download your pack via the link and return your completed form(s) to our postal address.
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