PROJECTS
UK Youth
 
June 2014

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to UK Youth to support their Eco-Health project for adults with mental health issues at their countryside centre, Avon Tyrrell in the New Forest in Hampshire. 'Eco-health' is an innovative community gardening and conservation project for adults with mental health issues. It provides invaluable opportunities for local disadvantaged people to learn new skills, get back into work or training, to build confidence, relationships, fitness, well-being and self-esteem


www.ukyouth.org
 
Chelsea Physic Garden
 
June 2014

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a donation to The Chelsea Physic Garden, a walled Garden in London founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants. It became one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world.

The funds donated will go towards the Medicinal Woodland/Monocot Border/Cool Fernery Project. This is the second phase project of their "medicinal" collection following the successful landscaping of the Garden of Medicinal Plants in Spring 2014.

www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk
 
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, UK
 
June 2014

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People who partner trained 'hearing dogs' with profoundly deaf adults and children, allowing them to live independent lives by alerting them to a number of practical sounds. The charity has over 850 working hearing dogs across the UK and a further 350 people waiting for a life-changing hearing dog. The money will fund a Replacement Loop System for their Buckinghamshire Head Quarters, where over 300 people visit each week, many profoundly deaf.

www.hearingdogs.org.uk/
 
Walkabout Foundation
 
May 2014

The Bryan Adams Foundation has supported Walkabout Foundation, a charity that focuses on funding research to find a cure for paralysis and donating wheelchairs to people in need around the world.. The funds will go towards the charity's work in Kenya where they assist people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities by giving them specifically designed chairs for the rough terrain of the developing world. In January 2014, Team Walkabout made its first trip to Nanyuki in Kenya for a full five day distribution alongside the United Disabled Persons of Laikipia (UDPL) during which 200 wheelchairs were fitted. The project is backed by members of the local government, including the Governor of Laikipia and the Minister of Health for the area and they will have the opportunity to return in August 2014 to distribute and fit a further 200 hundred chairs as well as to train ten local physiotherapists on the ground in how to fit them. 



www.walkaboutfoundation.org
 
The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
 
May 2014

Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to the Royal Hospital Chelsea to sponsor one of the In-Pensioner's Berths in the newly refurbished Long Ward. For over three hundred years, the Royal Hospital Chelsea has provided a welcoming home and a way of life for thousands of soldiers in their old age. The Royal Hospital was founded by King Charles II, who was aware that the army was supporting a growing number of soldiers who were no longer fit for active service. Inspired by Les Invalides in Paris, the king committed to create a welcoming and safe home for veterans who had fought for their country and who were now “broken by age or war”. His vision for such a home was brought to life by Sir Christopher Wren, whose elegant buildings still stand majestically.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is currently undergoing a major refurbishment programme in order to offer all Chelsea Pensioners a much larger room, each with a window with a view of the grounds, an ensuite wet room and a small study. This is a huge improvement for Chelsea Pensioners who currently live in Sir Christopher Wren’s original ‘berths’, measuring just 9’ x 9’, with no natural light, little privacy and shared ablutions.
 
Ashburnham Primary School, London
 
March 2014

The BA Foundation has made a donation to Ashburnham Primary School to fund the purchase of essential books and outdoor play equipment.

Ashburnham is a state community school with a nursery offering education to children from 3.5 to 11 years. With children coming from more than 40 countries, Ashburnham is a little slice of today’s diverse world.

ashburnhamcommunityschool.org.uk/
 
Dan Snook Foundation
 
March 2014

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a donation to The Dan Snook Foundation, which operates in British Columbia, Canada reaching out to young people and their families who have been affected by abuse issues and / or addiction.

www.danslegacy.com
 
Maranatha Care Children
 
February 2014

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to Maranatha Care Children in South Africa, to support Siyakatala Youth Centre catering for 34 children and young people receiving full-time residential care for 4 to 19 year olds. The grant will cover school fees and educational costs for 2014.
 
Human Rights Watch
 
Jan 2014

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a donation to Human Rights Watch, one of the world's leading independent organisations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, they give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Their rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For more than 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

www.hrw.org
 
The Woodland Trust, UK
 
Nov 2013

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a donation to The Woodland Trust, who spend their time protecting woods, restoring woods and creating new woods. Tree planting has a positive impact on the removal of carbon from the atmosphere - and woodland provides vital new places to help people and wildlife, in the UK, deal with climate change.
The donation would equate to locking up 66.6 tonnes of carbon emissions ( generated by around 18000 miles of car travel, or 74 London-New York flights) through an area of 0.4 acres of trees.

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk
 
Future Brilliance, Afghanistan
 
October 2013

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to Future Brilliance for its digital literacy initiative in Afghanistan. The aim is to provide young Afghan female and male entrepreneurs and students with the training and hardware required to improve their connectivity to the outside world, and boost their income through enhanced digital literacy that will help them create and retain national and international market linkages through the internet.
In more remote areas of Afghanistan, connectivity through low cost tablet PCs can be supported by satellite delivered wifi connectivity provided by Inmarsat. In this way, Future Brilliance will support the broader aims of the coalition counter-insurgency campaign into the longer term, providing a valuable and meaningful extension of the US, British and ISAF coalition’s commitment to facilitate enduring stability, economic stimulation and distribution of knowledge and education to the Afghan people.
Through the provision and training in the use of low cost, solar powered tablets, Future Brilliance will help Afghans in both urban and rural Afghanistan bridge the digital divide, providing them with mobile internet tablet computers fully configured for use in Dari and Pashto, and pre-loaded with translation and relevant business applications.  Equipped with a special browser suited for low-bandwidth environments and a solar charging panel, Afghans will be to leverage access to the business enriching environment of the world-wide-web.

Tablets will be loaded with social media, education and m-commerce apps in Dari and Pashto and will be distributed initially in the South, and then throughout Afghanistan, through Universities and TVET colleges. 

By opening their digital horizons, Future Brilliance will provide them with the means to connect with the world, to generate income online, and to better understand the global social and economic environment and their place within it.  

www.futurebrilliance.ne
 
The Kaghan Memorial Trust, Pakistan
 
September 2013

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to fund a ‘Getting to school project’ being run by The Kaghan Memorial Trust in Pakistan. KMT provides quality education and essential services to disadvantaged children from the impoverished Kaghan Valley, which was severely hit by the earthquake in 2006. The funds will go towards a pick and drop service to ensure daily attendance of its students and teachers in an effort to discourage drop outs. The funds will cover the fuel and monthly maintenance for 3 jeeps, each of which has a capacity for 16 children and does 2 drop and pick up rounds per day, benefitting 96 children daily.

July 2014

The Bryan Adams Foundation has continued its support of The Kaghan Memorial Trust by pledging to support their jeep programme to transport the children to school for another year. The programme has ensured the growing number of disadvantaged children that KMS caters to can continue to benefit from the education and care that they receive. It has minimised dropout rates by ensuring class attendance.

www.kmt.org.pk/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eznvvWcUfTI
 
Harvest Project, Canada
 
June 2013

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to Harvest Project in British Columbia, Canada, to supports its Food Recovery Program by funding the purchase of a cooler merchandise, which would support provision of fresh produce to the families and children that are fed through Harvest Project.

British Columbia has the highest child poverty rate in the country which is evident in the number of children that Harvest Project sees coming through its doors. As crises occur and families must spend more than 70% of their incomes on accommodation, many are forced to go without food, medicine, dental care and other necessities just to remain housed. Harvest Project serves up to 500 individuals and families each month.

The Harvest Project Food Recovery Programme receives food from the community via donations from individuals, businesses, schools to stock their general Food Programme where Harvest Project clients visits their Grocery Depot once a month by personal appointment. There is a great deal of dignity in this process as they aim to replicate a traditional shopping experience.

www.harvestproject.org
 
The Prince's Trust
 
May 2013

The Bryan Adams Foundation has awarded a grant to The Prince's Trust, which supports disadvantaged young people to change their lives and get in to education, employment or training. The funding will support a 'Get Started with Hair and Beauty' course for young people who have dropped out of education, are unemployed or facing other barriers to success. Working in partnership with City College in Brighton, the programme is an introduction in to the Hair and Beauty Sectory. The short course helps 19-25 year olds re-engage with a learning environment and develop the confidence to move forward. It is expected that this course will be the first step towards enrolling on to longer courses at the College starting in the autumn.

www.princes-trust.org.uk
 
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSHCC), London
 
May 2013

The BA Foundation has made a donation to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital to help fund an 'angio bi-plane machine', which can help to provide a safe, non-invasive alternative to surgery. It allows doctors to perform interventional radiology to treat children with a wide range of conditions - from cancer, to childhood stroke, to juvenile arthritis, and many more besides. The angio bi-plane machine produces images on screen that enable doctors to see what they are doing inside the body, without the need to open it up. Doctors use the images to guide tiny tubes to deliver medicine, such as chemotherapy, and to fix things in otherwise hard-to-reach places, like deep inside the brain.
 
Great Ormond Street Hospital is investing in two new angio biplane machines. These will be state-of-the-art and will be located in a new Angio Suite. As a result, our doctors will be able to treat an estimated 35% more patients with this technique and increase highly complex brain cases by 25%, which will save the lives of some children who currently cannot be helped.
 
www.gosh.org
 
Borne, UK
 
March 2013

In the UK 56,000 babies are born prematurely each year. That's 12% of all babies born. Premature birth is the most significant cause of longterm disability and death in newborn babies. Borne is the first charitable initiative of its kind in the UK. In just a few years, teams from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital will change the long term health prospects of hundreds of thousands of children and their families in the UK and overseas. Borne's aim is to translate ground breaking research to make pregnancy and childbirth safer for mothers and their babies, improving lifelong health for both. Their work may be the difference between life and death for 2,000 babies in the UK every year - and will benefit up to 50,000 mothers and newborns across the world. The Bryan Adams Foundation donation will go towards the team’s progesterone research, since it is a real priority and an opportunity for a great impact. The field is poorly understood and they have some powerful, practical studies that should yield substantive insights and translate into better clinical care well.

www.borne.org.uk
 
Spinal Cord Injury, British Columbia, Canada
 
January 2013

The BA Foundation has awarded a grant to Spinal Cord Injury, BC to support the SCI-BC 11th Annual Women's Tea. This annual event provides a welcoming space to celebrate and pamper women with spinal cord injury and related disabilities. This year’s event will feature performances by comedians and actors (disabled and able-bodied), provide ‘high tea’, offer make-up and massage services, and a photobooth to capture the spirit of the day. The SCI-BC Women’s Tea offers women with disabilities the chance to have an entertaining high tea experience, while sharing stories and experiences with other women who face similar life challenges.

www.sci-bc.ca
 
The Honeypot Children's Charity
 
February 2013

Honeypot works to enhance the lives of vulnerable children and young carers aged 5-12 years by providing respite breaks and on-going outreach support at their house in the New Forest in the UK. They give young carers a break from demanding and stressful responsibilities at home and provide a safe, nurturing environment where children at risk can develop their full potential. The Bryan Adams Foundation is funding a 4 day respite holiday for 12 new children who have the chance to visit Honeypot House for the first time.

www.honeypot.org.uk
 
A Child A Promise
 
January 2013

Educational Centre of Al Aazarieh, Palestinian Territories.

In the region of Al Aazarieh, Palestinian children born into very poor families are in a desperate academic situation and often are forced to abandon their studies. Dawdling in the streets and left to themselves they live in a context of insecurity and violence. They suffer psychological disorders and are exposed to drugs as early as their childhood.

This particular village, situated on the outskirts of Jerusalem, has been isolated from the city since the construction of the Wall. This isolation dramatically increased the social and financial difficulties: with a higher rate of unemployment, lack of funds in the schools, and the teachers are short of training.

In order to help these children, IECD www.iecd.org in partnership with Apprentis d’Auteuil www.apprentis-auteuil.org and with the support of A Child, A Promise created an educational centre for Palestinian youth to offer them the means to build a better future.

Between 2012 and 2015, the Educational Centre of Al Aazarieh will welcome up to 900 children and teenagers from 6 to 18 years and will offer them courses (Arabic, English, math, sciences) and extra school activities (theatre, drawings, music, sports).

www.achildapromise.org
 
Born Free
 
January 2013

The BA Foundation has made a grant to the Born Free Foundation to support their efforts to fight the international ivory trade and the exploitation in elephant poaching that is currently underway.  Recent incidents highlight the seriousness of the situation and include:

* the killing in a single incident of 11 elephants in Tsavo National Park, Kenya;

* the seizure in December of more than 6 tonnes of ivory in Malaysia and in January of more than 1.3 tonnes in Hong Kong; and

* the recent report from the Tanzanian Parliament that up to 10,000 elephants a year are being killed in Tanzania alone to fuel demand from south-east Asia, particularly China.

Born Free is working with wildlife protection units in the field but in particular will be attending the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)  meeting in Thailand in March 2013 where the BF team will be using more than 20 years' experience in this arena to try and avert any further moves that would relax current controls on ivory trade which, in Born Free's view, would lead to even higher levels of poaching and illegal activity. Full details of what is going on and where can be found at www.bloodyivory.org


www.bornfree.org.uk
 
Shine
 
August 2012

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to Shine helping children in the UK with spin bifida. The grant is supporting a special educational event on modern bladder and bowel management, to take place in September in Southampton. The event will give parents and carers of children with spina bifida the chance to meet others with similar problems and share stories and find out what's new.

www.shinecharity.org.uk
 
Hoping Foundation
 
August 2012

The 'Back to School Bags' project provides school bags full of stationary and books to Palestinian refugee children in Balata Refugee Camp, West Bank. Hundreds of satchels are purchased through the Yafa Cultural Centre at the heart of the community who distribute them to the neediest children in elementary and secondary school in time for the start of the new school year.

www.hopingfoundation.org
 
Theodora Children's Trust, UK
 
July 2012

The Bryan Adams Foundation has awarded a grant to Theodora Children's Trust to support their Giggle Doctors project at Chelsea Children's Hospital at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.

Dr Snug and Dr Geehee bring monthly doses of music, magic and laughter to poorly young patients at Chelsea Children's Hospital on the first Tuesday of every month. The Giggle Doctors are eagerly awaited as they brighten the wards with huge smiles on their faces, magic tricks in their pockets and balloon animals in their hands.
Sometimes they may have the whole ward singing and dancing as they sing a funny song or play a tune on their ukeleles.

www.theodora.org.uk
 
Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario
 
July 2012

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to support the Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario to assist people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation.

www.cpaont.org/
 
Body & Soul, UK
 
February 2012

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to Body & Soul, the pioneering UK charity supporting children, young people and families who are living with or closely affected by HIV. Across five weekly age appropriate programmes, they support the psycho-social, health and educational well-being of over 3,500 individuals and deliver outreach in schools and hospitals. The funds will go towards the Launch Pad project for teenagers aged 13-19 to assist in their education. HIV forms barriers to young people achieving academically. Long term ill health, side effects to medication and caring for a sick parent impact on school attendance and the pressure of keeping HIV a secret for fear or stigma and discrimination forces teens in to isolation. Integrated in to weekly Teen Spirit sessions, Launch Pad will supplement teen's school day, providing mentoring, tutoring and online support.

www.bodyandsoulcharity.org
 
FXB India Suraksha
 
February 2012

In India, thousands of kids live on the streets – without supervision, schooling, or protection. Thanks to the support of the Bryan Adams Foundation, FXB India Suraksha is able to assist 600 street children and young people in the slums of Delhi through this project. The youths will receive educational support as part of a broader program designed to provide education, develop a vocation, and access improved health and sanitation services. Tutoring, health care, and community education are all core components of the broader project. Upon completion of the project, participants will have the knowledge and skills to lead better lives, serve their communities, and grow as productive citizens.

www.fxb.org and www.fxbsuraksha.in
 
NADIA, Japan
 
February 2012

The Bryan Adams Foundation has awarded a grant to NADIA, an organisation set up to bring hope to people and businesses affected by the earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan in March 2011. NADIA aims to bring direct manpower where money is not enough, assisting in disaster recovery to improve the neighbourhoods for families, children and elderly. They organise volunteer trips every weekend from Tokyo to Ishinomaki to bring relief on the ground to the disaster zone, assisting with cleaning and reconstruction activities.

team-nadia.org
 
Musicians Benevolent Fund, UK
 
February 2012

The Foundation has supported the Musicians Benevolent Fund in the UK with their 'Love Music: Help Musicians Campaign' raising funds to help musicians facing either a professional or a personal crisis.

Their crisis work supports musicians who are struggling to cope financially when they can't work because of a short term physical or psychological illness or injury, helping them get back to work wherever possible. Where that's not possible they can help with re-training costs. They also support those coming to terms with living with a degenerative illness and their families. In 2011, they gave crisis support to 170 professional musicians, an increase in demand of 80% compared to 2010.

June 2013

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a repeat grant to the 'Love Music: Help Musicians' campaign, helping musicians in crisis the immediate support they need.

www.helpmusicians.org.uk
 
Renascent, Canada
 
January 2012

The Bryan Adams Foundation has supported Renascent, a charity in Ontario Canada which provides abstinence based treatment, support, education and prevention relating to alcohol and drug addictions through a continuum of programs and services for individuals, families and organisations.

Renascent operates four treatment centres in Ontario, Canada. They offer a 21 day residential program for men and women, aftercare and an alumni program. We also provide one-to-one and group counselling along with structured programs for children and adults that have been affected by a loved one's addiction.

The grant will go towards funding renovation of the Graham Munro Centre for Women which provides a gender-specific alcoholism and drug addictions treatment in a non-institutional home-like environment. The Centre has 25 beds and operates on a continuous intake basis.

May 2012
Bryan made a visit to the Graham Munro Centre for Women whilst he was in Toronto. He met with some of the clients and counsellors and saw the building work in progress.

June 2013
Bryan was awarded the Peter Armstrong Community Award of Excellence by Renascent, recognising people and organisation who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of addiction.

July 2014

The Bryan Adams Foundation has continued its support of Renascent by supporting a project called "Transforming Women's Lives- Helping Children Grow. Now Is Your Time. " This project will be run at the Graham Munro Centre. The title of the project is taken from the message of inspiration that Bryan left for the women receiving addiction treatment when he visited the centre in 2012.

www.renascent.ca
 
Zambia Orphans of Aids
 
November 2011

The Bryan Adams Foundation has supported a project to send 14 orphaned children to upper secondary school in Zambia. The children live in a very deprived, slum area of Lusaka but despite their extremely difficult home lives they have worked really hard and gained excellent Grade 9 exam marks. However, it costs around £340 a year to put a Zambian child through upper secondary school – as fees, exams and uniforms must all be paid for - and without support, grade 9 will be the end of their school career. Attending upper secondary school will greatly enhance their chances of securing decent jobs and lifting themselves and their extended families out of poverty.

Every April the headmistress sends pupils out on to the streets to talk about Hope & Faith to encourage other children to come to the school. Five years ago Mike was one of the kids who followed these pupils back to the school gates. He was 11. The teachers decided to integrate him into the school and because he was living rough and alone on the streets they also give him board and feed him. Mike was unable to read so they put him Grade 3, with much younger, smaller kids (7/8 year olds). Mike was just so excited to be going to school with other children and within a year he was reading and writing and moved up to Grade 5. Mike is now 16 and has just sat his grade 9 exams and is one of the 14 children the Bryan Adams Foundation will be sponsoring through grade 10. Rosemary Mumbi, the headmistress, is confident he will pass with good grades (his results are due February). Mike eventually hopes to study engineering or law.

December 2013
The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a further donation to take these 10 young people through their final year of secondary school in 2014.  The sum includes money for school fees, food supplements and public transport costs. They no longer benefit from the free feeding programme, which was their main meal previously and they are losing weight which this is having a negative effect on their academic performance. They are at schools all over Lusaka, some very far from their homes, so money for bus is very important. It also covers money for text books which are very expensive in Zambia and not provided by schools. Their Grade 12 exam results will affect their ability to go on to Tertiary College, and ultimately to gain employment and so this is their most crucial year. Finally, it covers money for uniforms, shoes, exam fees and stationery.

www.zambiaorphans.org
 
New Faces, India
 
November 2011

The Bryan Adams Foundation has pledged its support to a clinic operating in Bangalore in India which deals with facial deformities including cleft lip and palate, facial burns & facial injuries. New Faces has about 60 patients in its care, who are treated by a team of plastic surgeons, orthodontists, prosthodontists and general dentists. Receiving "a new face" enables the patients to be socially rehabilitated back in to society.
 
SOS Gangs Project, London
 
October 2011

The Bryan Adams Foundation supported this award winning project which offers intensive support to young people to help them break free from gang crime. It works with young offenders both in prison and in the community who are serving sentences for gang related crimes by offering a tailored package of support for each individual to help them identify and realise alternative aspirations and goals away from gang life.

www.stgilestrust.org.uk
 
Addiction
 
July 2011

The Bryan Adams Foundation is supporting 3 charities dealing with addiction.

Action on Addiction
www.actiononaddiction.org.uk/
Action on Addiction is the only UK charity working across the addiction field in research, prevention, treatment, professional education and family support.

Addaction
www.addaction.org.uk/
Addaction aims to transform the lives of people affected by drug and alcohol problems by offering a range of services in England and Scotland. Not only do they help the individual recover from their dependency, but they also offer support to those closest to them. Working with families and loved ones forms a major part of Addaction's treatment ethos.

Drug & Alcohol Services for London
www.dasl.org.uk
DASL provides services for people with drug and alcohol problems across four London boroughs, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Redbridge and Bexley.
 
The Country Trust
 
July 2011

The Country Trust aims to bridge the gap between urban and rural communities through showing the working countryside to children, their teachers and parents from inner city areas. It aims to widen horizons, enhance appreciation of and respect for others through first hand experience of rural life. The Bryan Adams Foundation has supported their "Food Discovery" project, for 30 children at 7 different schools (210 children in total) to educate and enthuse them and their parents about locally grown wholesome food through farm visits, markets, harvest feasts.

www.countrytrust.org.uk
 
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
 
The Bryan Adams Foundation has supported an Appeal at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London to purchase a state if the art Da Vinci robotic operating system for the new children's operating theatre. It will make a real difference to the outcome of children cared for by the hospitably reducing operation times, reducing the chances of infection and speeding up recovery time.
 
Greenfields School & Sports College
 
June 2011

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a donation to Greenfields School in Northampton in the UK , which is a secondary special school for young people with severe learning difficulties and associated sensory, physical, communication and behavioural difficulties, ASD, PMLD and multi sensory impairment. GSSC is a visionary school providing specialist resources, and innovative teaching to prepare students with the skills they require for transition to adulthood. The funds will go towards accessible fitness and play equipment to include road safety surfaces and sports markings which will encourage healthy lifestyles, self awareness, staying safe and team work. They aim to provide three individual spaces for students to develop play, social interaction, physical fitness, understanding of road safety and keeping healthy and well. Staff encourage outside activities in the fresh air as learning is enhanced and students enjoy being close to nature.
 
Learning Disabilities Association Vancouver
 
April 2011

The Learning Disabilities Association Vancouver has been serving individuals with learning disabilities for the last four decades. They provide remedial reading and writing programs, remedial math, social skills development, youth skills development, as well as adult support groups, advocacy, public education and community outreach.

The Bryan Adams Foundation has given support for its 'Urban Summer Camp 2011'. This program will provide specialized social skills remediation for children who are showing signs of not being able to establish friendships with other children and/or exhibit poor social skills resulting in isolation from their peer group.  Peer rejection brings with it serious emotional difficulties. This summer camp allows the children to interact positively with their peers.

April 2012

The Bryan Adams Foundation has given a grant to support the Connect U Summer Day Camp organised by the Learning Disabilities Association Vancouver in partnership with Strathcona Community Centre and Eureka Outdoor Camp Society. It is their 3rd year providing such a unique recreational opportunity for socially isolated children. Day camps will run in July and August for a total of six weeks and children will participate in various field trips and activities to provide them with practical experience using their newly acquired social skills.


WWW.LDAV.CA
 
Boutcher Primary School, Bermondsey, London
 
March 2011
The Bryan Adams Foundation is supporting Boutcher School in Bermondsey, London with a grant to enable them to establish a choir. The Foundation will be covering the costs of a teacher and a pianist, allowing the children to reap the benefits of singing together.
 
Sun protection for albinos in Bequia
 
March 2011

There is an unusually high percentage of Albinism amongst the 5,000 inhabitants on the island of Bequia, situated in the Caribbean islands of St Vincent & the Grenadines.

Bequia Albinos receive no special support from the government and therefore have no access to health care due to their condition, and their physical appearance makes it extremely difficult for them to find proper employment.

The Bryan Adams Foundation has collaborated on a project with Riemann who have donated P20 Suncream to help alleviate the suffering from daily sunburn which leads to life-threatening skin cancers from exposure to the tropical sun and with Titanflex who have donated sunglasses to protect their eyes from the harsh sun.

The Bryan Adams Foundation are incredibly grateful to Riemann and Titanflex for their generous support.
 
Smile Train
 
January 2011

The Smile Train mission is focused on solving a single problem: cleft lip and palate.
Cleft lips are a major problem in developing countries where there are millions of children who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly, aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job, and face very difficult lives filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Every single child with a cleft can be helped with surgery that costs as little as $250 and takes as little as 45 minutes.
 
St Benedict's Home for Children, St Vincent, West Indies
 
June 2013
The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to St Benedict's, a home dedicated to providing care for underprivileged and special needs children in St Vincent in the West Indies. It provides an enhanced quality of life to St Vincent’s most vulnerable and often most neglected citizens: children with physical and/or mental disabilities.  The children of St Benedict’s are provided with a safe, nurturing environment that encourages them to thrive and develop individual interests and talents.

The grant will provide funding for fencing of the new compound.


January 2011
This is a home for children with severe disabilities—most of whom have been cast out by their families.  They are in the process of building a new home for the children with better conditions than previously. The BA Foundation has purchased a commercial high quality stainless steel fridge for this home.

www.stbenedictshome.org
 
Action For Kids, UK
 
January 2011

At Action For Kids young disabled people learn vital skills, such as life skills and computer skills.  For example, being able to prepare meals is an essential skill that can help young people with learning disabilities live more independently. (one of these photographs shows students learning to prepare healthy meals). Action For Kids helps to transform young lives by removing the barriers to independence. The grant from The Bryan Adams Foundation provided funding for training 44 young disabled people.
 
Children's Cancer Centre of Lebanon
 
December 2010
 
Bryan Adams performed a special fundraising concert in Beirut on 14th December 2010 in support of The Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL), a unique regional center for the comprehensive treatment of pediatric cancer. The concert was generously sponsored by Mr Raffy Manoukian. 


CCCL aims to provide access to free treatment and care to all children with cancer in Lebanon and the region, without any discrimination. It ensures access to the latest treatment, regardless of ability to pay and delivers psychological services to help fight the disease, as well as providing education to create better understanding and awareness.

Bryan visited the hospital the day after the concert to see at first hand its outstanding work.
 
Kids Company-Christmas Appeal
 
December 2010

Kids Company provides practical, emotional and educational support to around 14,000 vulnerable inner-city children across London.

A family struggling to cope with day to day existence is unable to provide a Christmas meal, let alone presents and party games.

This year Kids Company are catering for over 2,000 children on Christmas day, who would otherwise have gone without. They provide games, activities and every child goes home with individually wrapped gifts. The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a contribution to Kids Company's appeal for help.

Over 900 hampers were provided for the children and their families. The Christmas lunch staggeringly involved approximately 2,000 mince pies, 2,000 smoothies, 4,000 chicken portions, 20KG of carrots, 64KG of pasta and 2,000 apples, oranges and bananas!

December 2011
The Bryan Adams Foundation has supported Kids Company Christmas Day again this year. We have covered the costs of a present for 1,000 children who would not otherwise get anything.
 
Peter Pan Nursery for Children with Special Needs
 
November 2010

The Peter Pan Nursery offers valuable help and support to all parents having children with special needs from birth to 5 years of age within North Staffordshire in the UK. They look after about 50 children with a wide range of needs such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Visual and Hearing Impairments, and Speech and Language delays.

They provide one to one care ratio for children who need it, and free transport to and from the Nursery if required.

The Nursery is moving shortly to a new site offering many modern additional features, including a large playroom, a multi sensory room, a quiet room for carrying out Speech and Language targets and a secure outdoor play area. The funding from the BA Foundation is going to go towards providing a special safe spongey surface for the outdoor play area to enable it to be a safe environment for the children to play in.

peterpan-specialneeds-nursery.co.uk/
 
The Imran Khan Flood Relief Fund, Pakistan
 
August 2010

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to help the flood victims in Pakistan. The Imran Khan Flood Relief Fund organised "A Convoy of Hope' on 30th August, with volunteers coming from far off cities to help in the packing, loading and despatch of relief victims. 150 trucks carried medicine and food to different regions in the North including Nowshera, Charsada, Swabi, Mardan, Malakand and Peshawar..


www.ptiuk.org
 
Canuck Place Children's Hospice, Vancouver
 
July 2010

Canuck Place provides care for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families .

Canuck Place opened in November 1995 as the first free standing children’s hospice in North America.  Today it is recognized globally as a leader in pediatric palliative care sharing knowledge, expertise and research regionally, nationally and internationally to assist in the further development of best practices in this field.
Canuck Place offers a comprehensive continuum of care to over 370 children and teens with life-threatening illnesses and their families throughout British Columbia
The program is unique in that it offers world-class health care within a home-like environment
With comfortable surroundings, personalized programs, caring professional staff and dedicated volunteers, it is a place for children and families to come in their time of need.

Through all stages of a child’s illness, an individual program is designed to meet the needs of each family.  Services include 24/7 physician and nursing support, end-of-life care, pain and symptom management, respite care, school, music and play therapy, recreation opportunities and counseling.  The counseling services are available to parents, siblings, loved ones and the child, to assist them in finding the courage and resources to cope with their challenges both during the child’s illness and after the child dies.
Canuck Place encourages each child to ‘embrace life’ and believes in enhancing the quality of whatever time a child may have left by empowering them to live fully and joyfully


www.canuckplace.org
 
Covenant House, Vancouver
 
July 2010

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to Covenant House which supports homeless youth in Vancouver. The grant will support one young person in Covenant House's 'Continuum of Care' for a year.

Founded in 1997 Covenant House Vancouver offers a clear exit from life on the street to youth aged 13 - 24. They make this possible through a carefully designed continuum of care including Street Outreach, a Drop-in Centre, a 54 bed Crisis Shelter, transitional housing, mental health support, drug & alcohol counseling and life-skills training. They work with approximately 1,900 homeless young people a year.

May 2012
Covenant House Vancouver offers a clear exit from life on the street to youth aged 13-24.
The BA Foundation has pledged support to fully cover an entire day in their Crisis Shelter for up to 54 homeless people. The Crisis Shelter is the second step in the continuum of care, providing sanctuary from the streets and structure for young people desperately needing to make changes in their life.

While in this programme, young people meet with a youth worker twice per day and work towards an individualised plan to exit the streets. The young people face many challenges and barriers to employment and independent living. These individualised plans or 'Covenant Agreements' are made in partnership with each young person and are designed to systematically remove or manage these barriers such as substance misuse, mental health issues, little-to-no work experience and often even the lack of basic life-skills or a high school education. This agreement binds them to each young person in the spirit of unconditional love and Covenant House do everything within their power to help them reach their goals as long as they agree to help themselves.

June 2012
Bryan took time out from his Canadian tour to have a tour of Covenant House in Vancouver to see first-hand the impact his donation will make.  

January 2013
The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a further grant to Covenant House to support 24 hours in their 54-bed Crisis Shelter supporting Vancouver's homeless youth.

January 2014
The Bryan Adams Foundation continues its support of Covenant House with a grant to fund 2 days of Rights of Passage care, which is a transitional housing programme providing young people with six months to two years of support as they complete their final step before becoming truly independent. Its 25 beds provide structure, counselling and time to learn and practice new life skills and behaviour in a safe, supportive home.


www.covenanthousebc.org
 
IIMPACT- INDIA
 
March 2009
The Bryan Adams Foundation has given a grant to IIMPACT, an organisation whose aim is to educate more girls in India. Its mission is to mobilise and motivate non-school going girls between the ages of 6 and 14 from economically and socially backward rural areas of India and put them firmly on the track of literacy through primary education. IIMPACT aims to enable each girl to become an independent thinker and self-learner and to make learning joyful.

There is a distinct gap in India in literacy rates between girls and boys. For example in Bihar, the literacy rate for males is 60.32% whereas for females it is only 33.57%. And in Uttar Pradesh, 31% of all girls in the age group 6-14 are still out of school.

8872 girls are currently enrolled in IIMPACT's education programme for girls in 287 centres throughout 5 states in India. The children are taught the basics, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, English and the Local Language, and are prepared to clear the Class 5 Government Exam, so they can get a strong foundation in basic education, and are encouraged to continue education in other schools .

The BA Foundation will fund the opening of new centres in the Mewat region of Haryana, which is 1.5 hours from Delhi and borders Rajasthan. The area is very backward and has a large number of girls who are out of school. There is much local support in the area for establishing new centres.

June 2010
The Bryan Adams Foundation has decided to award a grant for a second year to IIMPACT. This year the funding will support 10 learning centres around Jaipur in Rajasthan in northern India. Most of the girls in this area have never been to school before and they are involved in carpet weaving . The local community decide the timings of the lessons to enable the girls to attend the classes as well as earn a livelihood.

February 2011, Delhi
Whilst Bryan was on tour in India, children from the IIMPACT charity travelled to Delhi to meet him and sing their version of his song 'On a day like today'.

November 2011
The BA Foundation continues its support of IIMPACT by sponsoring 10 learning centres at Jaipur for girls who would not otherwise be in education.

July 2012
The BA Foundation has continued to support IIMPACT for the next financial year with the 10 learning centres in Jaipur.

July 2013
The BA Foundation has pledged to continue its support again of IIMPACT.

June 2014
The Bryan Adams Foundation has continued its support for another year with IIMPACT.

www.iimpact.net
 
The Chelsea Academy, London
 


February 2010

The Bryan Adams Foundation has pledged its support in helping to fund the Music Centre of the Chelsea Academy, a new secondary school at Lots Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in London. The school is for students aged between 11-18 years. The Academy is planned to open in a phased way from September 2009 with 162 year seven students. Further year groups will join in subsequent years with the school accommodating in total 810 students aged 11-16, plus a sixth form of 250 students by 2016.

The Chelsea Academy is a state-funded independent school, so no fees are charged. The independent status gives flexibility to be innovative and creative in the curriculum, timetabling, staffing and governance.

Chelsea Academy is striving to become an outstanding centre of education. In order to fulfil their aspirations to create a school able to compete with the best in the country, additional funding is required to help provide the very best facilities for these children.

We would like to express our gratitude to the following manufacturers who have very kindly and generously supported The Chelsea Academy by donating instruments and equipment for the music department:

TASCAM

AKG

STAGG

KONIG & MEYER


July 2011
The Foundation is supporting a bursary scheme, so that all students, regardless of their financial circumstances, would be able to access suitable tuition in music.


www.chelsea-academy.org
 
Hoping Foundation
 
February 2010

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to the Hoping Foundation. Hoping stands for Hope and Optimism for Palestinians in the Next Generation.

Friday 20th November 2009 was the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. To mark the anniversary, Hoping, in partnership with the UN's Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) unveiled a project in which almost 50,000 Palestine refugee school leavers across the Middle East took part in the creation of the region's first ever online video yearbook. This project captures their hopes and dreams and creates an online community, previously divided and scattered by decades of statelessness and exile.

Hundreds of flip cams were distributed to tens of thousands of students in UNRWA schools in Gaza, the West BAnk, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Each student recorded 30 second message. They will form the basis of a living network for the future, to be added to each year.

To enable the students to access the Yearbook website, HOPING now needs to provide computers for 373 UNRWA secondary schools. 
The Bryan Adams Foundation has provided a grant to cover the cost of 3 computers.  

www.hopingfoundation.org.
 
Facing Africa- Noma
 
January 2010

Noma (cancrum oris) is an acute and ravaging gangrenous infection affecting the face. The victims of Noma are mainly children under the age of 6, caught in a vicious circle of extreme poverty and chronic malnutrition.

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a donation to Facing Africa - Noma, which provides funds for the visits of teams of voluntary surgeons from the UK, Germany and Holland to Nigeria and Ethiopia to perform facial reconstruction surgery on the victims of the disease noma, and the aquisition of related equipment for hospitals in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Sokoto (Nigeria)

www.facingafrica.org
 
Canadian Red Cross Appeal for Haiti Earthquake
 
January 2010

On 12th January 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the western coast of Haiti. Buildings all over the Haitian capital of Port au Prince collapsed, killing thousands and trapping thousands more. It’s estimated that three million people have been affected by the disaster, and 200,000 have been left homeless. Chaos has descended in the city, as survivors desperately search for food, water and shelter amid the rubble.

The Bryan Adams Foundation has supported the Canadian Red Cross, whose response was immediate, thanks to hundreds of local volunteers with the Haitian Red Cross. Since the earthquake struck, more than 400 International Red Cross workers have hit the ground in Haiti (including 12 trained emergency response workers), along with 70 tons of food, water and medical supplies. More aid is arriving every day.

The Canadian Red Cross is mobilizing to support relief efforts in Haiti—providing medical support, clean water, food and shelter to people who have lost everything.
They also look beyond immediate relief, to the Haitian people’s longer-term needs as they recover from this enormous tragedy and begin to rebuild their communities. Aside from the human toll—which continues to climb—this earthquake has robbed hundreds of thousands of people of their homes and livelihoods, in a country that is already the poorest in the western hemisphere.

www.redcross.ca
 
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children - Theatres Appeal
 

November 2009

Amazing things happen at Great Ormond Street Hospital every day.
 
Each year, the hospital treats over 8,000 children with neurological and craniofacial conditions, such as epilepsy, stroke and Crouzon syndrome.
 
The Theatres for Theatres appeal aims to raise £4 million to develop two new state-of-the-art operating theatres to be used to treat children with complex and often life-threatening neurological and craniofacial conditions. The Theatres will create world-class facilities which could allow them to treat up to 20% more children in the next 10 years.

The neurosciences clinical team have been closely involved in the design of the theatres. Having the anaesthetic room next to the theatres, means that parents can stay with their child while they are sedated. The new equipment is much more flexible to allow the set up in the theatre to best suit the needs of the patient and the operating team. For example, the new theatres will have additional monitors to show the patients' scans. Without this facility, the surgeons have to move away from the operating table to find the information they need. The operating theatres will also have two-way audio visual communications and telemedicine facilities so that our expert surgical teams can share their knowledge and experience with others.

To find out more, please visit:
www.gosh.org/theatres-for-theatres
 
Saturday Club for Deaf Children
 
November 2009

The Bryan Adams Foundation has awarded a grant to The Saturday Club, which provides a social club for deaf children living on the Isle of Wight. It has approximately 36 members with ages ranging from pre-school through to 18. The club provides activities, trips, experiences and outings that are focused on developing good social skills, improving communication abilities and increasing self-confidence and esteem.

saturdayclub.org.uk
 
A World of Dreams Foundation Canada
 

November 2009

William has just returned from Costa Rica, where his dream of visiting the butterfly farm came true. You can see his trip in the attached photographs.

October 2009

The Bryan Adams Foundation has decided to support A World of Dreams Foundation Canada, which makes dreams happen for terminally and critically ill, as well as chronically ill children. Over the years, the Foundation has helped children suffering from illnesses such as heart conditions, severe burns, blindness, deafness, or chronic illnesses like muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy. Whether it’s a trip to Disney or a laptop computer, dreams give children the strength to keep their spirits soaring high.

Here are the dreams that the BA Foundation's grant has enabled:

Gabriel is a 7-year old living in Laval, Quebec, coping everyday with autism spectrum disorder. Gabriel’s dream is to meet his friends from Disney World, which we were able to grant and now Gabriel will be going to Disney World, Florida, with his family on November 26 for a week.
 
Jade, 10-years old, lives in the small town of Oliver, British Colombia, was born with Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Disease. Jade’s dream is to be a mermaid and swim with the dolphins. Because of your generosity we were able to grant Jade’s dream and she will be travelling to Discovery Cove in Orlando, where she will get to put on her mermaid dress and then get into a wet suit and swim with the dolphins.
 
William (11-years old) lives in Montreal, Quebec, and suffers from a pervasive developmental disorder. He is an artist who gets much of his inspiration from the rare blue butterflies of Costa Rica. William’s dream came true when we sent him tickets to travel to Costa Rica to take a private tour of a blue butterfly farm at the end of October.
 
Timothy is a 8-year old from Victoria, British Colombia, suffering from autism and epilepsy, his favourite pastime is to watch his friend Thomas the Train on the television. We were able to grant Timothy’s dream and send him a full Thomas the Train set for his newly furnished playroom we helped supply.


www.awdreams.com
 
Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, Vancouver
 
September 2009

The BA Foundation has made a grant to the oncology department at the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, which aims to support the highest quality health care on the North Shore in Vancouver.

www.lghfoundation.com
 
Liver Good Life
 
September 2009

The BA Foundation has made a grant to Liver Good Life, a charity set up by a seventeen year old girl called Jazzy de Lisser, who was born with Hepatitis C. She has spent the last 15 months on Interferon and Rivavirin treatment to try to cure herself whilst studying for he Alevels but her treatment has so far not worked. Whilst continuing her quest for a cure, she has decided to use her illness as a platform to raise awareness and funding for research in to Hepatitis C virus and other liver associated diseases. Liver disease ranks as the 5th biggest killer in the UK but there is an alarming lack of public awareness, especially amongst young people. It is a major concern for everyone, especially as some liver diseases are affected by lifestyle and behaviour.

To see the "Liver Good Life" Campaign targeted at young people, which as been made by Jazzy and one of her best friends, Coco Sumner, please visit:
www.livergoodlife.com/movie.
 
BREAD OF LIFE HOME FOR CHILDREN, ST VINCENT
 
April 2009

With a grant to The Bread of Life Home for Children in St Vincent, in the West Indies, The Bryan Adams Foundation will help support the children who have either been affected by or infected by HIV/ AIDS. The home is part of the ministry of the Corpus Christ Carmelite Sisters in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and these children, whose own families are unable to care for them, are looked after by one nun, Sister Zita.

January 2011

The BA Foundation has purchased a commercial high quality stainless steel fridge for the Bread of Life Home for Children in St Vincent
 
Breast Cancer Haven, London
 
June 2009

The Bryan Adams Foundation has supported a counselling project at the Haven in London, enabling women and their families to talk about their worries and fears and how their cancer is affecting them.

For anyone with breast cancer life can seem bleak. No matter how excellent the medical care they receive, the emotional impact of their diagnosis and treatment can be devastating. The skilled counselling provided by Breast Cancer Haven, entirely free of charge, can make all the difference in enabling them to cope. Every year 45,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer and the Haven's aim is to help some of these women achieve the best possible quality of life.

www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk
 
Build It International
 
April 09
Following the success of the Butempa school building project, The Bryan Adams Foundation has decided to make an additional grant to Build It International to support the building of further schools in Zambia, promoting sustainable building technologies that minimize damage to the environment, and training people along the way in sustainable, environmentally friendly building skills. The approach is to work with local builders and communities to deliver essential, low-cost buildings.

The school at St Agness has got off to a flying start and it is up to window level (see attached photos).

October 2011
The Bryan Adams Foundation continues to support Build It International, by donating to its Livelihood & Community Schools programme in rural. This will provide improved access to basic education for around 3,600 children each year

www.builditinternational.org/

 
FXB South Africa: The After-School Program
 
March 2009

Through a grant to The Francois Xavier Bagnoud Foundation, The Bryan Adams Foundation is supporting the FXB after-school program operating in four townships of Johannesburg, serving 250 children and young people (aged 12-18) who have been directly affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa. Led by social workers and educators, the programs provide educational support and tutoring, training in HIV prevention and awareness, life-skills such as reproductive health and financial planning, and leadership training to young people who may otherwise have few resources or mentors in their life.

All students receive a daily meal after school and additional food to take home, as well as school supplies and uniforms. Trained social workers counsel children one-on-one and in group settings, and intervene at home when necessary. As part of the program, young people propose and carry out community development projects each year.

www.fxb.org/country/SouthAfrica.html

(Photographsby Alain Wicht, FXB International)
 
VOICE, CANADA
 
March 2009

The Bryan Adams Foundation has decided to support a Canadian charity, VOICE, which informs and educates the general public about how deaf children can learn to listen and speak, and gives parents the support and hope they need in raising their deaf child. The charity aims to give deaf children a voice for life and currently provides auditory-verbal therapy to more than 100 children. Ensuring these kids can go to school with their hearing peers has been one of VOICE's key goals. In addition to providing support to hundreds of families and hearing professionals, VOICE advocacy was instrumental in the Ontario government's introduction of newborn infant hearing screening in 2003. The organisation continues to lobby other provincial governments to introduce this important measure.

The grant will be used to fund VOICE's 2009 conference for parents and professionals who support children with hearing loss and this year's theme is 'Music to My Ears', encouraging the children to listen, talk and learn to love music.

November 2009
We have been informed by VOICE that the conference held in March at the University of Guelph in Ontario was the most successful and well-attended Conference ever for parents and professionals that support deaf children who are learning to listen, talk and love music. Over 250 participants enjoyed a day of learning and information sharing.

December 2010
The BA Foundation is awarding an additional grant to VOICE to enable them to teach a child with hearing loss to listen, understand language and speak, changing the life of a child by giving them the chance to live a fully engaged and enriched life in a hearing and speaking world.

May 2012
Bryan visited VOICE in Toronto to meet the team and one of the families who have been supported by the charity.

October 2013

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to support AVT (Auditory-Verbal Therapy) for 2 children for one year. The objective of the AVT approach is to teach children who are deaf or hard of hearing to use whatever usable hearing they have in order to acquire speech and language, enabling them to become fully integrated and independent members of the community. The therapy operates on the principal that usable hearing is common to 95% of all children with hearing loss. The child is taught to become are of sound so that listening becomes automatic and the child seeks out sounds in life. VOICE subsides between 50-100% of all children's therapy costs to ensure all children who requite it can receive AVT.

For more information visit: www.voicefordeafkids.com
 
Statement on behalf of HOPING for the people of Gaza
 
January 2009

This statement was signed by a number of prominent and distinguished British citizens, on behalf of HOPING for the people of Gaza, and they hope it will be widely publicized.

As supporters of HOPING, a charity working to strengthen the lives of Palestinian refugee children, we are horrified by the cruel and massive loss of life of the citizens of Gaza, and by the failure of our politicians to put adequate pressure in order to achieve an immediate end to the carnage. HOPING’s work with UNRWA in Gaza and elsewhere is centred upon building hope for the young generation of Palestinians that they might have a life with peace, justice, and dignity. We are shocked by the bombing of three UNRWA schools in Gaza where families have taken refuge, killing so many of them, and by the deaths of dozens of children this past week. We demand immediate action from our political leaders, and the leaders of Europe, who under the Geneva Conventions and international humanitarian law have a responsibility to stop the continuing assault, and who have not done enough to ensure a ceasefire. We call for an immediate end to the Israeli attack on the citizens and civic institutions of Gaza; for an opening to all crossings points into Gaza; and for an end to the siege and blockade of Gaza. We insist upon hope for the children of Gaza, and the children of Palestine wherever they live in refugee camps across the Middle East, so that they can live in freedom from injustice, war, and military occupation.

Bryan Adams
Laura Bailey
Russell Brand
Jake and Dinos Chapman
Caryl Churchill
Lily Cole
Sophie Dahl
Robert Del Naja (3D)
Harry Enfield
Rupert Everett
Eric Fellner
Colin Firth
Robert Fox
Stephen Frears
Bella Freud
Bobby Gillespie
Jools Holland
Bianca Jagger
Stephen Jones
Jemima Khan
Hanif Kureishi
Annie Lennox
Christian Louboutin
Shane MacGowan
Davina McCall
Samantha Morton
Karma Nabulsi
Philip Pullman
Hannah Rothschild
Will Self
Alexandra Shulman
Sharleen Spiteri
David Tang
Philip Treacy
John Galliano

www.hopingfoundation.org/
 
Gaza Emergency Appeal
 
January 2009

In response to the catastrophe currently faced by Gaza’s citizens, The Bryan Adams Foundation has contributed to the Emergency Appeal of the Welfare Association and the Palestine Red Crescent Society.

Both organizations are providing essential emergency relief to those currently suffering as a result of the terrible daily bombardment. The Palestine Red Crescent Society are responsible for most emergency medical care in Gaza: evacuating the wounded from damaged buildings, giving first aid, and transferring them to hospital where they have provided extra staff to help cope with the huge number of patients. Their emergency appeal is to raise money for medical supplies, relief items, and ambulances in addition to the core cost of their emergency operations. The Welfare Association are currently providing urgently needed fuel and medical supplies to hospitals and health centres in Gaza, as well as food packages and blankets to over 3,000 families.

For more information:

Welfare Association:
welfare-association.org/en
 
Palestine Red Crescent:
www.palestinercs.org/
 
The Tereza Maxova Foundation
 
October 2008:

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant to support the Foundation launched by the Czech model, Tereza Maxova, in 1997 to help abandoned children in Prague. Tereza is passionate about making a difference to the lives of these children who have become helpless through no fault of their own. The foundation supports the children not only in their material shortcomings, but also with therapy, education and helping the children find direction in their lives. The foundation tries to keep a child with his or her biological family where at all possible and otherwise tries to find a new home to act as a substitute family. And for those young people who have spent the majority of their lives in institutional care, the Foundation supports them as they make the transition in to outside life afterwards.

For more information please visit www.nadacetm.cz

 
FANDA- Argentina
 
April 2009
FANDA has decided to allocate the grant from the BA Foundation to a detection and sensorial treatment programme in 2 orphanages, looking after a total of 60 children between the age of 3 months and 5 years old. Many of these children have been abandoned by parents suffering from AIDS or from alcohol or drug addiction. The aim is to detect any hearing loss in the children at an early stage and fit hearing aids to those that need it.

August 2008

The Bryan Adams Foundation, in collaboration with The Hear the World Foundation, has made a grant to support FANDA, Foundation For The Assistance Of The Hearing-Impaired Children. FANDA's purpose is to assist hearing-impaired children in low income families in Argentina. The organisation works to diagnose hearing loss and helps with auditory training and the donation of hearing aids to those children in need.

www.fundacionfanda.org.ar
www.hear-the-world.com
 
New Orleans - 'Make It Right'
 
August 2008

Following his concert in New Orleans in July, Bryan decided to
support the redevelopment of the city after the destruction caused
by Hurricane Katrina, which struck in August 2005 by donating all
the profits from his show. The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a
grant to Make It Right, who are currently re-building homes in the
Lower Ninth Ward. The first houses are on schedule to be completed
by the end of the summer, around the anniversary of the storm.
Further construction will continue shortly after the initial homes
are completed.

www.makeitrightnola.org
 
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
 
July 08

A donation has been made to Nordoff-Robbins, a charity which provides over 30,000 music therapy sessions in the UK every year. Music therapy boosts confidence and well-being for both children and adults who face illness, disability or trauma.

“Music is universal in that it can encompass all heights and depths of human experience, all shades of feeling. It can lead or accompany the psyche through all conditions of inner experience, whether these be superficial and relatively commonplace or profound and deeply personal.”

In therapy, clients are invited to improvise music on simple instruments with a trained music therapist. The therapist helps them to use these improvisations to bring about positive changes in their area of need, be they physical, emotional, neurological or developmental.

www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/
 
Hogar Retono Orphanage, Montevideo, Uruguay
 
April 2008:

The Bryan Adams Foundation is funding the construction of a 'psychomotor function room' at the Hogar Retono Orphanage in Montevideo in Uruguay. The room will play a crucial role in the lives of the children, providing a safe environment for them to learn and play and allowing their sensory motor functions to develop to their maximum potential.

The frustrations that these children have suffered in their short lives and the difficulties experienced through lack of protection can impede their
social, emotional, affective, sensory motor, linguistic and cognitive development. Institutionalisation can also affect these areas, limiting the children's impulses and spontaneous behaviour. Therefore the room will be designed to stimulate the children, offering a space to paint and draw, dress-up and do roll-plays; play with musical instruments making different kinds of noises, sounds and rhythms; run, jump, balance and roll.

July 2008:
Construction has started- see attached photos.

April 2009:
The psychomotor function room has now been completed- see attached photos

January 2010
The psychomotor room has now been completed and formally opened. The Ambassador of Canada to Uruguay attended the opening along with other members of the Embassy and friends of the orphanage. You can see photographs here of the finished playroom.

www.audic-uruguay.org
 
School & Conservation Project in Haiti
 

February 2008
The Bryan Adams Foundation is collaborating with the journalism students of Plantation High School in Florida to fund an education and conservation project at a secondary school in Haiti. As well as funding building works at the school, the project will also raise awareness on the perils facing wild dolphins and manatees. The students are in the process of raising funds.
www.pier2pier.net

May 2008
The website Pier2Pier.net has been awarded the 2008 Doors to Diplomacy Award by the US Department of State. The award recognises the websites that best teach young people about the importance of international affairs and diplomacy.

www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2008/may/105096.htm

September 2008
The Bryan Adams Foundation will now be working together with a select group of students from Leesburg High School in Central Florida to fund an education and conservation project at a secondary school in Labadee Village, Haiti. In addition to funding the school, the students will be developing a marine and environmental science curriculum in English and Creole and working with architects and engineers to design one of the first solar-powered secondary schools in Haiti - www.pier2pier.net


February 2009
There have been exciting developments in this marine science project in Haiti, which as now been named ‘HOPE’- Haitian Ocean Project for the Environment. A property, owned by the American Haitian Foundation, in a fishing village located on the southwestern peninsula of Haiti has been identified to serve as the base, which will include a classroom and a marine science laboratory. A Haitian maritime expert has donated two boats and 20 students have been selected to be part of this marine science programme- all are excited to be involved.
 
The International Hospital for Children
 
February 2008

The Bryan Adams Foundation has supported The International Hospital for Children, which links worldwide paediatric surgical, diagnostic and preventative resources to heal critically ill children in developing countries. The IHC sends surgical teams to their partner countries to teach specialised procedures to the local doctors and nurses. And brings complex cases for treatment to a growing network of US and international partner hospitals. The IHC’s recent project in Kingstown, St Vincent allowed 15 children to be operated on. Local surgeons were brought in on 13 of these cases, greatly expanding the range of operations typically available at the hospital for such small children. Two of the cases seen were new born babies with a condition called gastroschisis, a birth defect in which the baby’s intestines, at birth, remain outside the baby’s body through an opening in the abdominal wall. You can see photographs of some of the children who were treated.

For more information, please visit healachild.org

 
Build It International
 
January 2008:

The Bryan Adams Foundation has made a grant has been made to Build IT International to construct a classroom block in a school in Zambia. Build IT International trains local builders in sustainable building technologies creating much needed employment and in so doing improving the schools for the children. This building project has not yet commenced, but examples of previous schools which have been renovated by Build It International can be seen here and at
www.builditinternational.org

April 2008:
The director of Build It International has just returned from Zambia where he carried out a number of community planned meetings prior to the start of the building season, which is just starting now that the rains have finished. The grant from the BA Foundation will be used to upgrade Butempa School (photographs attached). The community have identified the need for a new 2 classroom block and 2 houses to attract and retain qualified staff. A lead builder will train community members to make Interlocking Stabilised Soil Blocks and micro cement roof tiles, who will act as the labour team for the construction work.

July 2008:
The building work is in full swing. The photographs show the community planning involvement at Butempa with the micro cement roof tile machine in action and the production of the interlocking stabalised soil blocks.

April 09
The Butempa School building work is complete and it now being kitted out with equipment (see attached photos) . Equally exciting news is that one of the builders working on the building of the School, has just landed his first job. He has been hired by the buildings department of the Ministry of Education in Zambia and he is delighted. Build IT International is also celebrating Joel’s success.

 
The Frank Longford Charitable Trust
 
December 2007:
Britain’s prisons are full to bursting and the prison population continues to grow. Recent research suggests that 59% of those released after completing their prison sentence will be reconvicted within two years. The link between low educational achievement while at school and subsequent criminal behaviour is well established. Our prison system does strive to address this issue with varying degrees of success and a number of offenders emerge from jail with the basis of a good education. Some then want to carry on into higher education on enabling them to rebuild their lives. But they all face one major obstacle - it is extremely hard for them to get funding. The Frank Longford Charitable Trust offers such individuals the chance to make the most of their abilities and lives by awarding Longford Scholarships. No other organisation runs such a grant programme directed at ex-prisoners. The Trust helps scholars undertaking a range of courses from behavioural psychology at Huddersfield University to Maths at Cambridge.

Some of the short-term benefits of the scholarships are:

a) Scholars helped away from immediate re-offending;
b) The creation of positive role models for other young offenders;
c) The generation of ambition and hope amongst young offenders; and
d) The encouragement of rapid rehabilitation and re-integration into society, including through the unique boost in self-esteem that education can provide.

Some of the long-term benefits of the scholarships are:

a) Broad reduction in re-offending;
b) Demonstration of the power of education as a means of tackling the current high levels of re-offending (latest figures show it to be 74% amongst offenders under the age of 21);
c) Stimulation of creative thinking and public policy as to means of reducing re-offending;
d) Through its emphasis on courses that will allow scholars to put something back, it will help to train a new generation of people to work with offenders and ex-offenders. It is our belief that this is a crucial element in reducing offending and re-offending rates in the United Kingdom. Further, the skills acquired will be applied to the prison field, further assisting in reform process; and
e) Improved education within prisons themselves.


July 2008:

The Bryan Adams Foundation awarded a grant in December to The Frank Longford Charitable Trust to go towards a Longford Scholarship for an ex-offender.

The donation will provide a three-year scholarship for Dan, a 25-year-old
ex-offender. He served three years in prison for theft, but through his
involvement with the prison education department gained the qualifications
to win a place to study communications at the University of Greenwich. Our
funding will contribute to his living expenses as he rebuilds his life
outside prison. The Longford trustees were particularly impressed by the
dedication Dan had shown in his education work while in prison. His role,
in the prison education department, as a volunteer tutor and mentor to
others less able was to his credit. "I feel," he wrote in his personal
statement, "that I can use my own life experiences to help others and
hopefully help those I am teaching by understanding their lives from my own
experience. I believe I have a great deal to offer and have the potential to
be a role model and teacher." He plans to making teaching his career. He
will be assigned a Longford Trust mentor to support him throughout his time
at university.

For further information about the trust, please visit www.longfordtrust.org

 
Marion House, St Vincent
 
November 2007:

A grant was awarded to Marion House, a social service centre on the island of St Vincent in the West Indies. Through its Young Parents Empowerment Programme for parents aged between 15 and 25 years old, Marion House helps provide the necessary skills to the large number of teenage parents on the island to enable them to be better parents, and help them earn a living whilst being a parent at the same time. The young parents are offered help in the areas of communication, parental responsibilities, discipline, child abuse, HIV and Aids education. The aim is to help young parents increase their self-confidence, which enables them to exercise more self control, hopefully leading to an increased interest in and responsibility for the development of their children.

marionhousesvg.org/
 
Our Lady of Guadalupe Home for Girls, St Vincent
 
November 2007:

A grant was made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Home for Girls on the island of St Vincent in the West Indies, which provides a safe, supportive and caring home for abused and abandoned young women. The programme encourages the physical, emotional, academic and spiritual growth of the disadvantaged girls. The home is spearheaded by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kingstown and the accommodation caters for up to sixteen girls between the ages of 12 and 18.
 
WORLD – Welfare Organisation for Rural Land Development
 
October 2007:

The Bryan Adams Foundation supported a project to promote education in 5 remote rural villages in the State of Andhra Pradesh in India. The project focused on children between the ages of 6 and 14 who were not currently receiving an education. The fundamental problem is that many of the children in the rural villages go to work in the fields to supplement their family’s income rather than go to school. It is often particularly discouraged for the girls to go to school. The teaching methods can be far from inspirational and the parents can’t see that an education could benefit their children in later life, and so the children drop out of the system.


For more information you can visit www.worldap.org
 
The Tsunami Guitar Project- Overview
 
The inspiration behind the setting up of The Bryan Adams Foundation came from the success of the ‘Tsunami Guitar Fund’. Following the tragedy of the 2004 tsunami, Bryan Adams launched a project to benefit those who had been affected by the disaster. With the donation of a Stratocaster guitar from Fender, which was signed by 19 of the world’s greatest musicians, and a very kind donation from Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned who bought the guitar in 2005, two very important projects were financed:

- The construction of a new recreation center and swimming pool in Sri Lanka for the disadvantaged rural children and youth badly affected by the tsunami.

- The re-building of a school damaged by the tsunami in Thailand.

The names of the guitarists that signed the famous guitar are: Adams, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Ray Davies (The Kinks), Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher (Oasis), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones), Mark Knopfler (Dire Straights), Brian May (Queen), Paul McCartney (Beatles, Wings), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Sting (The Police), Pete Townshend (The Who), Ronnie Wood (Faces, The Rolling Stones), Angus Young and Malcolm Young (AC/DC).
 
The Tsunami Guitar Project- Swimming Pool in Sri Lanka
 
December 2005:

The grant was made by the BAF to the Foundation of Goodness and enabled a 25m swimming pool with 6 lanes to be constructed. Seven rural schools in the region of Seenigama, 120 KM from the capital Colombo, can benefit from this, to help the children who were badly affected by the tsunami. It was declared formally open on 1 July 2007. The grant also enabled the adjoining land to be purchased to construct an outdoor multi-sports centre.

For more information about the Foundation of Goodness, log on to www.unconditionalcompassion.com

March 2008:
With only 6 months of squad training in the BA swimming pool, a boy named Amila, who was badly affected by the tsunami, has won the Sri Lanka novices aquatic championship 50 metres free-style event at the Colombo indoor stadium. Before the swimming pool was built in Seenigama, this child swam only in the river and ocean, but having been properly trained by coaching staff including overseas volunteers, he has shown tremendous improvement and is now an inspiration to the other disadvantaged boys and girls in the villages around Seenigama.



 
The Tsunami Guitar Project- Re-building of school in Thailand
 
January 2006:

The grant was made to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Special Task Unit to finance the renovation of Ban Nai Rai School in the Tai-Muang district, Phang-na Province of Thailand.