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Third birthday heralds plenty to celebrate for People against Poverty!

People Against Poverty LogoLocal charity, People against Poverty (PaP), recently celebrated its third birthday on 27 June with a garden party at Rosewood Manor in Timsbury attended by business and individual supporters, with Bath Rugby legends, Matt Banahan and Leroy Houston spotted amongst the partygoers as well!

The charity works with children, young people, families and communities living in dire poverty predominantly in Haiti, Nepal and Romania, and this year will launch its first ever UK project. Delivering child sponsorship, legal aid, a canteen, an agricultural project and much more, PaP has a steadfast and growing following with both individual supporters as well as businesses through its Business against Poverty (BaP) brand, and this trend looks set to continue.

If good steady growth – especially in the economic climate of the past three years – were not enough, since its party PaP has secured two additional reasons for celebration. Firstly, it has just been nominated this year’s Charity of the Year 2014-15 by Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce, and on 1 August it will be the charity sponsor at Bath Racecourse’s infamous Cider Racenight featuring racing and a performance by West Country favourites, The Wurzels, in the evening.

Emma Roberts, Vice President and Chair of Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce stated: “We are delighted to support People against Poverty and its business brand, Business against Poverty, as our Charity of the Year 2014-15. The charity was the clear winner in a vote by our members, who take immense pleasure in seeing a local charity benefit from being the recipient of our fundraising efforts. We very much look forward to seeing PaP’s projects develop over the forthcoming year.”

Jo Hall, Executive Director of Bath Racecourse added: “Bath Racecourse is always pleased to support local charities, and we are looking forward to working with People against Poverty at our Cider Racenight. They have fully embraced the fun element as well as the fundraising and commercial aspects of the day, and will have a race named after the charity, as well as on-site bucket collections to which racegoers may well feel inclined to donate a small proportion of their winnings!”

Further information about the charity can be found at http://www.peopleagainstpoverty.com, or its business website, http://www.businessagainstpoverty.com.

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Introducing our 2014-15 Charity of the Year

People Against Poverty LogoThe Trowbridge Chamber would like to say a huge thank you to their members for their support in finding our Charity for the year for 2014 and 2015. Following a popular online vote, the Charity chosen by our members was People Against Poverty.

People Against Poverty are a global community of the like-minded, an independent charity whose shared intention is to alleviate poverty and suffering around the world.

They channel their resources into projects that directly connect communities to communities; donor to recipient, person to person. They deliver help on the ground through local partnerships, networks and individuals connecting them with international projects that inspire them, have a gift for their work and a clear vision for what they wish to achieve, they help change lives by meeting basic needs: food, housing, education, shelter, giving people legitimacy and legal status. Their projects are designed to empower greater self-sufficiency, new hope and a more sustainable future – a handshake, not a hand out.
People Against Poverty have formed communities of individuals like you who share the same passion; businesses who care about communities and social responsibility (Business against Poverty) and educational establishments wishing to engage students directly and creatively in poverty relief (UK Schools Programme) all working collectively through your chosen charity, People against Poverty. Learn about their work and see how you can get involved.
For more information on People Aganist Poverty, visit their website: www.peopleagainstpoverty.com.

We will be holding a number of events throughout the year, so you can show your support for this worthwhile cause.