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The Gisela Graham Foundation

THE GISELA GRAHAM FOUNDATION :
DEDICATED TO MAKING LIVES BETTER SINCE 2014

With her decorative products, Gisela Graham has been contributing since the 1980’s to the gaiety of nations, and her company has become internationally famous. Her success enabled her in 2014 to set up a Foundation, supported by the profits from her Company. Its aims: to bring hope and help to those in need, and to contribute to the arts for the benefit of all.

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HOW WE WORK

We aim to help charities to help others. Instead of undertaking charity work ourselves we offer grants , bursaries and other types of contribution to charities, volunteer groups and organisations concerned with causes we care about.

What We Care About

Our foundation has a clear set of goals and a list of the causes that we care about:

  • Further advancement of public health and safety through the research and treatment of chronic illnesses and conditions.
  • Alleviate poverty and deprivation amongst children in less developed countries through care, education, and family support.
  • Assist the aims of enterprising young and unemployed requiring start-up funds.
  • Promote causes supporting young homeless people seeking to achieve self sufficiency.
  • To promote and support the benefit of adults with learning disabilities, and contribute towards the provision of property for the accommodation of such adults.
  • To support charities and other organisations concerned with safety at sea, including those actively involved with youth training.
  • Assist organisations concerned with the propagation of the plastic and performing arts, and in particular concerned with training and equipping young performers and artists.

If you think that the Gisela Graham foundation could help you, please get in touch. You can email us, or write to us at:

Jinni Featherstone-Witty
The Gisela Graham Foundation.
2 Paxton Road,
London,
W4 2QX

OUR PREVIOUS WORK

Since we began we’ve worked with many inspiring and organisations. Here are some examples of how our contributions have been helping to improve lives.

The Child Brain Injury Trust

 

When a child suffers a brain injury, the air ambulance is there within minutes. The hospital is there to provide clinical support immediately after. Then, perhaps a local charity provides physical rehabilitation. But, who is there for these families when they are discharged from hospital and beyond? The Child Brain Injury Trust. They pride themselves on being the ‘unsung heroes’ and are there when nobody else can help.

The Child Brain Injury Trust supports children/young people aged 0-24 with an acquired brain injury (an injury occurring after birth) through a range of services from their head office and in communities all over the UK. They work within hospitals, schools and families’ homes, provide publications, family events, a helpline and online training for family members.

They are the only UK charity to provide long-term support to any child with an acquired brain injury no matter how mild their injury or how it was caused from the moment of injury in hospital, throughout their rehabilitation, education, and until they turn 24.

The Shannon Trust – Unlocking the Power of Reading

Shannon Trust supports and inspires prisoners who can read to teach prisoners who can’t. With a vision of every prisoner a reader, we want people to leave prison equipped to thrive in the community. Learning to read unlocks crucial life skills and opens up a world of opportunities to connect, engage and take part in everyday life. Each year, thousands of prisoners start learning to read with the Shannon Trust Reading Plan using Turning Pages, a reading programme developed for adults learning to read.

“For  49 years I couldn’t read. Now I’m reading letters from my children.”

Local volunteers train prisoners to be mentors to their peers and provide ongoing guidance and advice alongside staff in each prison. By unlocking the power of reading, we enable prisoners to develop vital life skills that support them to reach their full potential. Learners grow in confidence, improve their communication skill and are more likely to go on to further education and training. Being able to read increases the chances of gaining employment when someone leaves prison. It also helps them stay in touch with family and friends, a key factor in stopping people reoffending.

“If you can’t read, you can’t get nowhere in life…I don’t want to be like that, I want to do something with my life now… I want to change for the better…This is a step in the door.”

For more information about Shannon Trust visit our website: www.shannontrust.org.uk

You will also find us on

Twitter @shannon_trust

Facebook ShannonTrustCharity

#unlockingthepowerofreading

More About The Foundation

Trustees:

  • Mr Richard Graham (Chairman)
  • Mr Paul Boys
  • Mr Piers Croke
  • Mr Richard Bailey
  • Mr Andreas Graham
  • Sir David Chapman

The Gisela Graham Foundation is a charity registered in the UK. Our Charity number is: 1153514

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