Ways to help ADUMASA

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This section gives details of ways you can help the charity and make a real difference to children's lives. You can either make a one-off donation or decide to give regularly to the charity. Or you can donate items or time... the choice is yours!

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  1. One-off donations
  2. Donating items
  3. Regular donations or Sponsoring A Child
  4. Fundraising in the UK
  5. Supporting the Three Schools
  6. Visiting Ghana
  7. Contacting us if you would like to make a difference

One-off donations

The people and children of Adumasa, Bedaase and Chiransa face a daily struggle against poverty. Every penny of your gift can make a huge difference to their lives, no matter how small it is. - even a few pounds is enough to clothe or feed a child for a day, or even to save a child's life.

Man giving new book to children in a school library

Thank you for your support, it is truly appreciated and may God bless you. If you would like to donate to the charity please download the form at the bottom of this page.

Donating Items

The children of the three villages are not just lacking in basic food and water, but also in educational supplies. We take out, books, sports equipment, etc as well as toys which will allow them to be what children should be, even for a few hours. The children are always delighted to recieve even the simplest of gifts, as you can see if you access the photos page of this site.

You would be helping the children enormously by donating books, sturdy plastic toys, educational materials, sports kits, etc. --- these items will go some way to making a ghanaian childhood that much more fun and educational too!

Adumasa school football team in their new strip

If you would like to donate items, please use the Contact Us page of this site.

Regular donations or Sponsoring A Child

We are always seeking regular donations or sponsors for the children, though due to higher administration costs we would request a minimum �10 per month donation if you would like a named sponsor child. If you have questions about this please refer to our Contact Us page of this site.

If you are interested in giving a regular donation to the charity for a few pounds a month, you can provide education, food and well-being to a child and its community.

If you sponsor a named child, We will provide you with his or her details, as well as keep you updated on their progress. You would get the opportunity to be able to send gifts and as the child grows you can write them cards and letters. We will definately make sure it gets to them ---- All our Gifts are hand delivered by the Charity.

A child recieving a gift from a sponsor

All you have to do, whether for a regular donation, or sponsorship, is fill in a form with your contact details and to set up a standing order for a few pounds each month, and we will take care of the rest.

If you would like to make a regular donation, or sponsor a child, please download the form at the bottom of this page.

Helping in the UK

If you have time available during the day, or at evening or weekends... we can use your help to fundraise for ADUMASA. We are always grateful to receive offers to help man our craft stall, to deliver crafts about the place by car, help set up talks in schools, etc. We also need help with preparing newsletters and keeping the website up-to-date. If you have some hours to spare, even as a one off, please use the Contact Us page of this site.

Supporting the Three Schools

If you are involved with a school in England, you could help a Ghanaian community immensely by supporting one of the three schools. At the moment, Adumasa Primary is supported by Thurlestone Primary School, Devon and the Junior Secondary School at Adumasa is supported by Kingsbridge Community College South Devon. West Alvington Primary School, Devon is twinned with Bedaase Primary School in Ghana. The Exwick Ark Preschool, Exeter supports the Kindergarten at Adumasa, by sending out toys and books and by a regular donations. Or your school might want to support one-off projects such as building a playground or football pitch?

Visiting Ghana

If you are looking to travel in your gap year between school and university, or before you start work, why not come and experience life in Adumasa, Bedaase and Chiransa first hand? You could get involved in many activities such as helping out in the school either by teaching (if you have the qualifications), or carrying out simple administration, by undertaking other activities including after school clubs and sporting activities, or painting a classroom and music activities. If you only have a couple of spare weeks to why not join us on one of our annual trips (normally departing around easter). If you want more information about visiting the ADUMASA projects please use the Contact Us page of this site.

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Contacting us if you would like to make a difference

If you have been inspired by what you have read above and would like to support the charity, please feel free to download the form below. (right click on your desired format and "Save target as") then either print it out, fill it in then send it back to us (Adobe Reader format), or fill it in on the computer and then post it back to us (MS. Word format).

Download the form in MS. Word (.doc) format (34 kb)
Download the form in Adobe Reader (.pdf) format (39 kb).

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If you have decided to download the donation form from one of the sections above and do wish to make a donation of any kind to ADUMASA, please read this important paragraph about gift aid, which enables us to reclaim more money from the tax man which will also go a long way to help us

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Gift Aid is a scheme by which you can give a sum of money to ADUMASA and we can reclaim from the Inland Revenue the basic rate of tax on that gift. You can make the gift either by cash, cheque or standing order. You can give any amount this way, large or small, regular or one-off, and as a registered charity we can reclaim the tax. For example if you give £10 in the current year, under Gift Aid, the Inland Revenue will add a further £2.82 increasing the value of your gift to £12.82.

Requirements of Gift Aid

download the gift aid form in MS. Word (.doc) format (23 kb).
download the gift aid form in Adobe Reader (.pdf) format (19 kb).

Download the Gift Aid Declaration form in either of the two formats above. Right-click and "Save target as" to your desktop, and then open file and print. If your computer does not have either of the two types of software installed, you can get the free Adobe Reader by going to www.Adobe.com and looking for "Adobe Reader"

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